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BAGGAGE INFORMATION

Knowing the weight limits and baggage guidelines will ensure proper packing to ensure a smooth check-in.

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Checked Baggage

Malaysia Airlines will be introducing the new baggage allowance policy below from 1 May 2017, which will see our guests benefitting from unlimited pieces of check-in baggage on all cabin class. Our generous free baggage allowance remains unchanged.

The revised policy applies to all tickets regardless of date of issuance.

Free baggage allowance and allowed baggage dimension

 Cabin

 Total Combined Weight / Maximum Dimension (length+width+height)

 First Class

 50 kg (110 lbs) / 158 cm (62 inches)

 Business Class

 40 kg (88 lbs) / 158 cm (62 inches) 

 Economy Class

 30 kg (66 lbs) / 158 cm (62 inches)

 Passenger travelling with infants
 (on any class of travel)
  • One bag with maximum dimension of 115 cm (45 inches), which may be
    carried as cabin baggage.
  • One fully collapsible baby pushchair or stroller or carrying basket.

 The weight of the allowed items may not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs) in total.

 

Note:  You can check in as many pieces of baggage as you need, as long as the total weight is less than the maximum baggage allowance of
your cabin class.

 

Enrich members 

  • Enrich Platinum - allowed 100% additional extra checked baggage allowance for respective class of travel. Golfing equipment allowance of 15kg
    is in addition to this. No limitations on number of baggage pieces.
  • Enrich Gold - allowed 50% additional extra checked baggage allowance for respective class of travel. No limitations on number of baggage pieces.
  • Enrich Silver - allowed 5kg additional checked baggage allowance for respective class of travel. No limitations on number of baggage pieces.
 

oneworld members

  • oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby members: 2 piece baggage limitation applies.
  • oneworld Sapphire only: One-piece additional baggage (piece concept) or 15kg (weight concept) for checked baggage allowance travelling on any oneworld partners applies
  • oneworld Emerald : One-piece additional baggage (piece concept) or 20kg (weight concept) for checked baggage allowance travelling on any oneworld partners applies .

 

From 1 May 2017, the following excess baggage charges policy will apply for all flights on Malaysia Airlines.

List of countries in each zone and applicable rates

Zone

  Country/ Destination

Rate/kg
(USD)

1

  Malaysia (Peninsular, Sabah & Sarawak), Indonesia (Medan), Singapore

8

2

  Malaysia (Crossing Peninsular - Sabah & Sarawak), Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia (Jakarta), Myanmar,
  Thailand, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)

16

3

  Bangladesh, China (Kota Kinabalu - Shanghai, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Xiamen), Hong Kong, India
  (Bengaluru, Madras, Hyderabad), Indonesia (Bali), Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (Kota Kinabalu -Taipei),
  Vietnam (Hanoi)

24

4

  Australia (Darwin, Perth), China (Kuala Lumpur - Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan), India (Delhi, Mumbai), 
  Japan (Kota Kinabalu - Tokyo), Nepal, Taiwan (Kuala Lumpur -Taipei) 

32

5

  Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney), China (Beijing), Japan (Osaka, Kuala Lumpur -Tokyo),
  Korea

40

6

  New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom

64

 

 

How are the zonal excess baggage charges calculated?

  • Charges will be calculated based on distance flown from point of departure to the final destination in one single itinerary.
  • Rates will be charged on per kg basis (over and above the permitted free baggage allowance of the cabin class). 

From/To

  Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 1

8

16

24

32

40

64

Zone 2

16

32

40

48

56

80

Zone 3

24

40

48

56

64

88

Zone 4

32

48

56

64

72

96

Zone 5

40

56

64

72

80

104

Zone 6

64

80

88

96

104

128

 

Example:

  • Penang (Zone 1) to Seoul (Zone 5) is USD40/kg. The same charge applies for flights vice versa (Seoul to Penang). 
  • London (Zone 6) to Sydney (Zone 5) is USD104/kg. The same charge applies for flights vice versa (Sydney to London). 
 
 

Excess baggage charges for live animal or domestic pet

Please be advised that live animal or domestic pet shall not be included in the free baggage allowance but shall constitute excess baggage for
which the passenger must pay the applicable charges.

  • If flight sector apply weight system, the charge is based on 1.5% of the highest normal direct adult one-way Economy Class fare (in local
    currency) for each kilogram.
  • Animal weight plus the cage.
  • In case the weight of live animal and its cage is less than 5 kg, a minimum of 5 kg will be charged.

Guide dogs accompanying sight or hearing impaired passengers, together with containers and food, will be carried free of charge in addition to
the free baggage allowance.

 

To comply with Global Health and Safety regulations for baggage handlers, Malaysia Airlines has imposed a strict ruling to ensure that each
single piece of item or baggage that is checked in DOES NOT exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).

Irrespective of class of travel, any single piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg (70 lbs) will not be accepted at check-in counters at any station. Customers will be required to reduce the weight by repacking the baggage into smaller units before they are allowed to check in. This regulation equally applies to transit baggage.

 

Value declarations

You may declare a value for your checked baggage in excess of the applicable liability limit. If you make such a declaration, you must pay additional charges in accordance with our regulations. You must not pack in your baggage valuables, fragile or perishable articles including money, jewellery, cameras, video and electronics equipment, silverware, negotiable instruments, business documents, samples, antiques, paintings, furs, manuscripts
or similar items, computers and medication.

For more information on our Baggage Policy, click here

 

Malaysia Airlines prohibits the carriage of small vehicles that are powered by lithium ion batteries in passenger checked and/or carry-on baggage
for air travel, as they have been classified as “Dangerous Goods”. This restriction has been recommended to all operators by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure the safety of air travelers.

These small vehicles, or Personal Movement Devices (PMD) which include airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel and other
self-balancing vehicles are considered fire hazards.

Therefore, Malaysia Airlines would like to remind passengers that it prohibits the carriage of all such devices (with or without batteries) as checked–in
or carry–on baggage.

  • The above measures apply for Malaysia Airlines flights out of all airports including charter operations and connecting passengers from other
    airlines.
  • The PMD restrictions apply at all Malaysia Airlines check-in points throughout the world.
 

Effective 1 July 2016, Malaysia Airlines will not accept all fresh and/or frozen seafood as checked baggage. However, such items may be accepted as cabin baggage subject to the destination’s quarantine regulations, provided that they are properly packed (waterproofed) in order to prevent any possible leakages and meet the cabin baggage weight and size requirements.

If dry ice is used to carry these items in cabin baggage, a maximum of 2.5kg of dry ice per passenger is permissible. Malaysia Airlines reserves the
right to refuse carriage at its sole and absolute discretion if the items are not properly packed.

 

Effective 13th July 2016, passengers departing from KL International Airport (KLIA) can avoid long queues during the holiday season by using the
Bag Drop facilities from up to 24 hours prior to departure.

During regular hours, our Bag Drop facilities are located at:

  • Row B and C (Economy Class)
  • Row D (First and Business Class)

Between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 5:00 a.m., the Bag Drop facilities will be opened at Row B only.

This service enhancement is available exclusively at KLIA.

 

Special allowance for passengers performing ‘Umrah’ and ‘Hajj’

A special allowance of 10kg/10 litres bottle of ‘Zam Zam’ water is allowed to passengers performing ‘Umrah’ and ‘Hajj’ travelling from Jeddah to
Kuala Lumpur with onward connecting flights.

 

Following a security directive by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, passengers flying to the United States from certain last point of
departure airports are required to place all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in their checked baggage.

Example of prohibited devices quoted include, but are not limited to: laptops, tablets, e-Readers, cameras, portable DVD players, electronic game
units larger than a smartphone, and travel printers/scanners. The prohibition does not apply to spare batteries, medical devices, and power banks.

The security directive is applicable to United States-bound passengers originating from or transiting through the following airports:

  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST)
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED)
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN)
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH)
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

 

Following a security directive by the U.K. Department of Transport, announced new aviation security measures on all inbound direct flights to the
United Kingdom from the following countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are required to place all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in their checked baggage.

All passengers passengers boarding flights from the above countries to the UK are not allowed to carry: phones, laptops and tablets that are larger
than 16.0cm (L) x 9.3cm (W) x 1.5cm (D) (6.3in x 3.7in x 0.6in) into the cabin of the aircraft and these items must be checked-in.

‘Normal sized’ phones, laptops and tablets that are smaller than the said dimension, for example, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G3 or Sony Xperia Z2, will be allowed in the cabin.

Passengers who are travelling on MH002 and MH004 to London are not affected by these restrictions. Passengers who are travelling to the UK via
the above countries however will be subjected to the restrictions.