Travel with Malaysia Airlines? 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).
The amount of checked baggage that you can take with you free of charge is determined according to either the number of pieces or the weight.
The ‘allow’ box on your paper ticket indicates which of these concepts apply to your baggage allowance. On your e-ticket, this is indicated in the ‘baggage’ box.
Overview of Malaysia Airlines Checked Baggage
- Checked Baggage
- Weight System
- Piece System
- Restrictions to weight
- Excess value declarations
- Charges for excess value declarations
If you have any questions or if you need any assistance, please approach the customer service counter located at KLIA’s Departure Hall.
The charges for checked baggage is determined by either the weight system or piece system:
Weight system (All destinations except to and from Americas)
The table below states the maximum weight of the checked baggage that you can take with you free of charge.
|First Class||40 kg (88 lbs)|
|Golden Club / Business Class||30 kg (66 lbs)|
|Economy Class||20 kg (44 lbs)|
|Infants (on 10% tickets)||10 kg (22 lbs) as check baggage plus either one of the following items:
A charge at the appropriate journey rate per kilogram will apply for any baggage carried in excess of the free baggage allowance as above.
Piece system (To and from North and South Americas)
For passengers travelling to and from North Americas and South Americas, baggage allowance will be based on the piece system. Each passenger is allowed to check in two pieces of baggage regardless of class of travel.
|Class||No of Pieces||Maximum Dimensions||Maximum Weight|
|First and Business Class||2||62 inch (158 cm) each||32 kg (70 lbs) each|
|Economy and Tourist Discounted Class||2||107 inch (269 cm) total||23 kg (50 lbs) each|
|Infants (on 10% tickets)||1||45 inch (115 cm) total||10 kg (22 lbs) as check baggage plus either one of the following items:
Baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance is charged per piece. Contact your local Malaysia Airlines Office for details on charges.
Restrictions to weight of single piece of checked baggage
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.
We recommend that items exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs) such as bulky musical instruments, sports equipment, as well as photo and film camera equipment should be sent through MASkargo, our cargo service.
Customers can still check-in their bulky musical instruments, sports equipment, photo and film camera equipment as checked baggage but the items must be properly packaged in protective bags or wrap and subject to applicable overweight and oversize baggage charge. Acceptance depends on the capacity of the (various) aircraft operating on the passenger’s routing.
If the baggage cannot be accommodated on one of the aircraft, it cannot be accepted for the whole route.
- For some types of special baggage advance reservations should be made. Malaysia Airlines may refuse acceptance if deemed necessary.
- If accepted, the passenger must pack the baggage in such a way that the item and/or its contents are sufficiently protected to endure ordinary handling.
- Limited liability may apply for checked-in special baggage.
Excess 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.
|Region||Fee per kg|
|Travel within West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia)||MYR 10/kg|
|Travel within East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak)||MYR 10/kg|
|Travel between West Malaysia and East Malaysia||MYR 15/kg|
For passengers with excess baggage, please review the excess baggage rates.