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Cabin Baggage


Cabin baggage is baggage that is carried and stowed in the cabin under the passengers control and custody. It is commonly referred to as hand baggage, carry-on baggage or unchecked baggage.

Customers with a seat are entitled to: 


Class of Travel

No. of Pieces Allowed

Max. Weight

Economy Class

One piece

7 kg (15 lbs.)

Business Class

Two pieces

14 kg (31 lbs.) (in total)

Business Suite

Two pieces

14 kg (31 lbs.) (in total)


Note: The cabin baggage allowance for Enrich Platinum and Gold/oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members remain as per their ticketed class of travel. The additional free baggage allowance applies to checked baggage only.


Controlled and Banned Items


Bringing liquids, aerosols and gels in Cabin Baggage

All forms of liquid should be carried in containers with a capacity not greater than 100ml, or the equivalent in other volumetric measurements. See below for details.

Containers should be placed in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity of one litre. See samples below:


Figure LAG Plastic Bag


The plastic bag should be presented for x-ray screening separately from other cabin baggage to facilitate screening process and avoid cluttered x-ray image. Each passenger is allowed to carry one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag.


Exempted Items

Exemptions are only for medications/medicines, baby milk/foods, and special dietary requirements needed during the flight. Airport security will ask passengers carrying medicines or special dietary requirements for letters from doctors, clinics, hospitals or prescription for verification purposes. Baby milk/foods carried by passengers with a child below the age of seven will also be exempted.


LAG purchased by passengers on the day of journey at Airport Duty Free Shops or on-board aircraft is also exempted but the items must be packed in a sealed plastic bag that is both tamper-evident and displays satisfactory proof of purchase.


Insulated Packages Containing Refrigerated Liquid Nitrogen 

Liquid nitrogen dry shipper carrying human embryo samples is permitted as checked or carry-on baggage with the approval of AVMED.


Perishables Packages Containing Carbon Dioxide, Solid (Dry Ice)  

Per passenger, and in carry-on baggage only, solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) shall not exceed 2.5 kg (5 Ib) when used to pack perishables that are not subject to DGR in their carry-on baggage.

Passenger is required to declare when carrying solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) as hand-carry/cabin baggage/carry-on baggage upon booking/check-in.

MH does not permit seafood to be checked-in.  Fresh and/or frozen seafood may be accepted as cabin baggage only, subject to the destination’s quarantine regulations and provided that such items are properly packed (usage of crush ice is not permitted) and meets the cabin baggage weight and size requirements.




Please note that bassinet seats are not available in Business Suite cabin. In case you want to proceed with your booking, please click "Continue"