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malaysian airlines excess baggageMalaysia Airlines Excess Baggage

Malaysia Airlines is the national airline of Malaysia. Founded in 1947 (as Malayan Airways), the airline operates from its key airports in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. Malaysia Airlines provides domestic flights to destinations throughout Malaysia, as well as almost 90 international destinations across Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East. It is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance.

With over 70 active aircraft in its fleet, Malaysia Airlines offers Economy, Business and First Class cabin travel. It has won the Skytrax ‘World’s Best Cabin Crew’ award numerous times and offers a comprehensive in-flight entertainment system called ‘Select’. The airline’s frequent flyer program is called Enrich by Malaysia Airlines and offers members the chance to accrue miles on Malaysian Airlines flights, flights with partner airlines, and non-airline partners such as hotels and car rental companies.

Malaysia Airlines’ checked baggage allowance varies depending on your travel class, destination and type of flight. However, the general baggage allowance encompasses two pieces with a combined weight of 30kg in Economy Class; two pieces with a combined weight of 40kg in Business Class; and two pieces with a combined weight of 50kg in First Class. Enrich and Oneworld members are entitled to additional checked baggage allowance; for example, Enrich Silver members are allowed 5kg additional checked baggage for their class of travel. However, for all passengers, no single piece of luggage may weigh more than 32kg.

If your baggage exceeds the specified weight or item limit, excess baggage charges will apply. Excess charges are calculated based on specific zones and are dependent on the distance being travelled by the passenger. These charges range from 36MYR (around $10 Australian dollars) to 502MYR (around $150 Australian dollars). For any journeys that include a stopover longer than 24 hours, these excess baggage fees will be charged separately based on each separate leg of the total flight.

Unlike many other airlines, Malaysia Airlines does not offer the option of purchasing an additional baggage allowance prior to your flight. For this reason, any excess baggage you may have when flying with Malaysia Airlines can end up costing you quite a bit in extra fees.

However, alternative options such as Pack & Send’s air cargo service are available, and allow passengers to avoid the hefty costs involved in airline excess baggage charges. An air cargo service is perfect for passengers who have picked up excess goods throughout their international travels and want to send these goods home safely and securely – wherever in the world ‘home’ may be.

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Pack & Send’s air cargo option is reliable, providing high-quality service and much-needed peace of mind when it comes to the safe passage of your excess goods. It’s also a sensible and economical option, as Pack & Send charges a fixed price for transporting excess baggage – that means no surprise ancillary fees or charges when your additional goods arrive at their destination airport.


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