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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees

When traveling with Malaysia Airlines, it is important to be aware of the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth journey. These regulations may vary depending on whether you are a member of a frequent flier program, traveling domestically or internationally, and the type of baggage you are carrying.

Carry-On Bags

For carry-on bags, Malaysia Airlines allows passengers to bring one piece of hand luggage and one personal item onboard. The maximum weight for the carry-on bag is 7kg (15lbs), and the dimensions should not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in). The personal item, such as a laptop bag or a small handbag, should fit under the seat in front of you.

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Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance for Malaysia Airlines varies depending on the class of travel and the destination. For domestic flights within Malaysia, Economy Class passengers are allowed to check-in up to 20kg (44lbs) of baggage, while Business Class passengers have a limit of 30kg (66lbs). On international flights, Economy Class passengers are allowed to check-in up to 30kg (66lbs), while Business Class passengers have a limit of 40kg (88lbs).

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

If you are planning to bring extra, oversized, or special items, such as sporting equipment or musical instruments, Malaysia Airlines has specific rules and regulations. Oversized items that exceed the standard baggage dimensions will be subject to additional fees. It is recommended to contact the airline in advance to inquire about the specific requirements and fees for these items.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with Malaysia Airlines on the day you are flying for the most accurate information.

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