Malaysia Airlines offers a free baggage allowance, which varies depending on the class of travel and the type of ticket you book. Additional suitcases can be taken for a fee.

– Hand Baggage: Handbag carry rules

The free cabin baggage allowance is reflected in the conditions of the ticket issued by the airline of Malaysia, where the maximum allowable limit per piece is 158 cm and the maximum weight per piece is:

  • 1 x 7kg in Economy Class
  • 2 x 14kg in Business Class
  • 2 x 14kg in Business Suite

If you are traveling on a connecting or codeshare basis with another airline, you should check the permitted excess limit, as it may be different in each airline. According to the agreements between the companies, in some cases it will not be possible to check the baggage to the final destination.

Checked Baggage: Dimensions and weight not to be exceeded

On all flights served by Malaysia Airlines, you can carry a 23 kg suitcase in Economy class, and a 32 kg piece in Business class or Business Suite.

Excess baggage: Add extra to your allowance

To check in more baggage with Malaysia Airlines, it can be done online; in Manage Booking; where you can save up to 20% of the surcharge price.

At the boarding gate, hand luggage that does not comply with airline regulations, i.e. exceeding the stipulated quantity, weight or measurements, is transferred to the hold.

Save space in your suitcase

– Roll your clothes instead of folding them

Duplication is quick and very easy, but it is not always effective. Sometimes this way you waste space. The clothes are usually not the same size, so you end up putting the clothes in different squares and rectangles, becoming a complicated puzzle to put together.

By rolling the clothes you maximize the space since the clothes will be more compact. The only problem is that, depending on the clothes, creases may appear. So what’s better, rolling or folding? It depends on the type of clothing: roll soft clothes such as underwear, cotton shirts, pants and sweaters. On the other hand, shirts or jackets, being stiffer, are better than doubles if you don’t want them to end up creased like an accordion.

It is better not to carry a lot of rigid clothes and that these go on top if you do not want your suitcase to become chaotic from the first minute when you try to take out any clothes.

One of the most comfortable ways to always organize your suitcase is to divide your clothes into organizers. This way you can break everything down into categories and you won’t have to move the other items around when you’re looking for something specific. If you don’t want to buy organizers, you can use fabric bags as a compartment.

Also, whenever you travel, take bags with you. You never know when you’ll need it. Keep in mind that at the end of the trip you will have dirty clothes that you could not wash. Use a bag so it doesn’t get mixed up with clean clothes. You will also find shoes that have gotten dirty and you want to insulate.

When it comes to packing, there’s an unwritten rule that says you can’t pack more than three pairs of shoes: comfortable, dressy, and practical. Separate them so that each shoe is in an individual bag, in order to make better use of the holes. Also remember to fill them with socks and accessories that will allow you to take advantage of the space inside.

– Consult the rules for transporting liquids

If you are going to fly, you must take into account the liquid restrictions of the airport security check. Normally you can only take containers of up to 100ml each. In hand luggage you have a limit, in checked bag no. However, you should ask yourself if you really need to carry the whole bottles because in the end they end up being a wide variety of products between shampoo, gel, creams, deodorant, if you use any type of mask and perfume. Surely if you put all this in smaller bottles you will save a lot of space.

– Do you plan to transport valuables? Put them in your hand baggage

Protect all electronic objects. It is best to carry them in a separate handbag, but if you have no choice but to put them in the suitcase, try to put them in the center of the luggage, surrounded by clothes so that they do not suffer no damage in case of a hit. The same goes for any other fragile object. Also, to feel more secure, use a padlock, if possible a number combination, so you won’t have to worry about losing the key. This way your stuff will be safer.

One Reply to “Baggage Policy: Do you know the rules of Malaysia Airlines?”

  1. Gabrielle cross

    Booked a flight with Malaysia Airlines 7th June flight 5R75FJ Travelling from phuket to Perth. Paid for excess baggage on line 163.00 dollars . Got to the check in was told only purchased 5kg extra. So played by credit card the extra allowance. But not told it would be in American. Dollars . Costing an extra 700.00 dollars . Can u help me please .

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