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Malaysia Airlines baggage policy and allowance

Malaysia Airlines

3rd Floor, Admin Building 1, MAS Complex A, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 47200 Subang Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia, 50250

+60 3 7843 3000


Founded - 1947

Key people - Izham Ismail


Malaysia Airlines

Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Malaysia Airlines? Find solution's you need to know about Malaysia Airlines baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Malaysia Airlines passengers are permitted to bring on-board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Malaysia Airlines overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Malaysia Airlines overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry on size limits of Malaysia Airlines.

Due to limited overhead space, Malaysia Airlines passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on-board the Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Limits apply on certain routes. Visit the Malaysia Airlines website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Malaysia Airlines website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Malaysia Airlines, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Malaysia Airlines may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Malaysia Airlines official site

This may wary between routes. Visit the Malaysia Airlines website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Malaysia Airlines, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Malaysia Airlines website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Malaysia Airlines permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Malaysia Airlines flights. Due to the size of baggage, some of the items may be counted as a standard checked bags. However, Malaysia Airlines will be considered as overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Malaysia Airlines. Please visit the Malaysia Airlines website directly.

Malaysia Airlines on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Malaysia flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Malaysia.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Malaysia Airlines carry-on luggage.

Malaysia Airlines carry on and Malaysia Airlines prohibited items.

Items that are not permitted in your Malaysia Airlines flights cabin baggage include:

  • Hoverboards,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7,
  • Fireworks,
  • Bleach,
  • Firearms.

Malaysia Airlines baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Malaysia Airlines' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Malaysia Airlines' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Malaysia Airlines Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Malaysia Airlines flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Malaysia Airlines are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Malaysia Airlines.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Malaysia Airlines oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Malaysia Airlines?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Malaysia military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Malaysia Airlines' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Malaysia Airlines sponsored credit/charge card.

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