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Items Prohibited in Checked and Cabin Baggage
Compressed gasses, corrosives, poisons, flammable liquids, mercury, deadly weapons, acids, oxidizing, materials of explosives, radioactive materials, magnet materials and undeclared ammunition must not be carried on board and aircraft as checked or carry-on baggage.
Firearms and ammunition must be accepted under security handling in accordance with the airport authority regulations.
Perishables will be accepted subject to the execution of release. For the purpose of this rule, examples of perishables are as follows:
- Fresh or frozen foodstuffs such as fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, bakery products and dairy products.
- Floral and nursery stock such as flowers, fruits and vegetable plants.
- Cut flowers and foliage such as floral displays.
- Seafood, however, although falls under the perishables category is not permitted to be checked-in as the spillage or leakage of the seafood can cause corrosion damage to the structure of the aircraft which can result in additional maintenance work and cost to Malaysia Airlines. Seafood can only be accepted as cabin baggage.
Weapons such as antique firearms. Swords, knives and similar items may be accepted as checked baggage in accordance with Malaysia Airline regulations but will not be permitted in the cabin.
Carriage of Self Heating Meals or Ready to Eat Meals on Board Malaysia Airlines’ Flights
With immediate effect, any form of Self Heating Meals or Ready to Eat Meals are prohibited on all Malaysia Airlines’ flights and are not allowed in either checked or cabin baggage by passengers or crew due to safety concerns.
Self Heating Meals or Ready to Eat Meals include heat packs or self-heating packs such as quick and easy hot pot, rice and drinks. These packs contain dangerous substances such as magnesium powder, iron powder, self-burning solid carbon or corrosive calcium oxide that release flammable gas on contact with water.
The safety and comfort of passengers and crew remain of utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines.