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Malaysia Airlines baggage allowance 2012. A short summary

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Are you about to fly to Kuala Lumpur and wonder about the baggage allowance on Malaysia Airlines?

Read on and find up-to-date information on the baggage policy of this renowned Asian carrier.

Malaysia Airlines hand baggage

Passengers travelling with Malaysia Airlines in economy class can carry on board one item of hand baggage weighing up to 5 kg whereas those who travel with infants are permitted to carry 5 kg of cabin baggage in addition to the allowance.

Moreover, the carrier allows you to take on board such personal items as: some reading stuff, an overcoat, an iPad/laptop or a similar piece of electronic equipment, a collapsible baby stroller, a briefcase etc.

Malaysia Airlines baggage allowance

Your destination determines whether it's the weight or piece system that applies to you and consequently what your allowance is.

system route restrictions
weight system all routes apart from routes from/to the Americas 20 kg/44 lb
piece system from/to the Americas 2 pieces, 107 in/269 cm totally 23 kg each

In any case, infants travelling on a 10% ticket are entitled to 10 kg and 1 item (a stroller, car seat etc.)

Malaysia Airlines excess baggage

If this generous allowance is not sufficient after all, you'll need to pay a bit more:

region fee per kg fee
West Malaysia MYR 10  
East Malaysia MYR 10  
between East- and West Malaysia MYR 15  
international routes (weigh system) varies, often 1.5% of a one-way fare per kg  
international routes (piece system) $25/CAD 25 if the 1. piece exceeds 23 kg  

Why not read Malaysia Airlines: check-in


  • Sandra

    about 2 years ago

    Pls advice how much extra baggage for 3 pcs maximum @ 23kg / pcs . Total 96 kg. Rute Jakarta to Shanghai . Economy class.pls response immediately. Tx

  • bj

    about 7 years ago

    Malaysian airlines have changed their cabin baggage limit to 7Kg in prep for their entry into one world alliance

  • S.B.

    about 7 years ago

    Hi Rashmi,

    If you take a look at the article above, you'll immediately find out that the hand baggage allowance for economy is one item of hand baggage weighing up to 5 kg whereas the checked baggage allowance for all routes apart from routes from/to the Americas is 20 kg/44 lb. If you want to be entirely sure that no exception applies to the route you're about to fly, you'd better send an e-mail to the customer service.
    Good luck!

  • Rashmi

    about 7 years ago

    Whts the baggage we can carry for Kuala Lumpur of both cabin and hand bag please tel me the max weight which i can care for air Malaysia

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