Knowing the weight limits and baggage guidelines will ensure proper packing to ensure a smooth check-in.
Free baggage allowance and allowed dimension
Weight in Total/ Dimension (length+width+height)
2 pieces with a total combined weight of 50 kg (110 lbs) / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch)
2 pieces with a total combined weight of 40 kg (88 lbs) / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch)
2 pieces with a total combined weight of 30 kg (66 lbs) / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch)
Passenger travelling with infants
(on any class of travel)
One bag with maximum dimensions of 115 cm (45 inch), which may be carried as cabin baggage and; 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.
Charges will be calculated based on zones, depending on the distance flown in one single itinerary.
List of countries in each zone:
Malaysia (Pen. Msia, Sabah & Sarawak), Singapore, Indonesia (KNO)
Malaysia (Crossing), Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam (SGN), Brunei, Myanmar, Indonesia (CGK)
Indonesia (DPS), Vietnam (HAN), China (BKI-PVG,BKI-TPE, KMG, CAN, XMN), Hong Kong, India (MAA, BLR, HYD, COK), Sri Lanka, Taiwan (BKI-TPE), Bangladesh, Philippines
India (DEL, BOM), Maldives, Taiwan (KUL-TPE), Nepal, Australia (DRW, PER), China (KUL-PVG), Japan (BKI-NRT)
China (PEK), Republic of Korea, Japan (KIX, KUL-NRT), United Arab Emirates, Australia (ADL, MEL, BNE, SYD)
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom
Rates with zonal fee structure per 3kg blocks in MYR: varies based on exchange rate
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.
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.
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Wish to bring more than the standard checked baggage allowance? Use the calculator above to easily estimate the total excess baggage charges applicable.
To determine the total weight, please include the standard free baggage allowance of your cabin class together with the total excess baggage weight. For example, if you are flying Economy Class (which provides 30 kg free baggage allowance) and have 5 kg excess baggage, please enter 35 kg as total weight in the calculator.
For any journey with stopover of more than 24 hours, the excess baggage fee will be changed separately based on each flown sector. For example, if you are flying to Sydney from London with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, you should enter in the Calculator as:
London – Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur – Sydney
If you are not making any stopover en-route, enter in the Calculator London – Sydney to obtain the excess baggage charge for the journey.
The excess baggage rates are calculated based on MYR and USD matrices, are not indicative of current exchange rate values and intended for use as a guide only.
The 6% Goods and Service Tax (GST) will be calculated for combination of Malaysia domestic and International travel if the transit time is within 24 hours. The GST value shall be excluded in the total value as GST is not applicable for this travel type with transit time within 24 hours. For transit time more than 24 hours, GST is applicable.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
Since safety is of utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines, we recommend that you adhere to the following storage requirements for your Personal Electronic Devices (PED) placed in checked baggage.
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:
1. Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
2. Cairo International Airport (CAI)
3. Ataturk International Airport (IST)
4. King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED)
5. King Khalid International Airport (RUH)
6. Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
7. Mohammed V Airport (CMN)
8. Hamad International Airport (DOH)
9. Dubai International Airport (DXB)
10. 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.