Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MAS rolls out more generous checked baggage policy

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will allow passengers to check in a maximum of two pieces of baggage within the 30-, 40- and 50kg free baggage allowance for travel on economy, business and first class respectively, effective May 28.

Guests travelling economy class are limited to one piece of cabin baggage up to a maximum of 7kg, while first and business class passengers are allowed two pieces of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg each.

As of tomorrow too, new rates will apply for excess baggage charges: RM45 (US$14) per 5kg block of excess weight for flights within Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, and RM55 for flights crossing between the peninsula and Sabah or Sarawak.

For international flights, fees for excess baggage vary from RM70 within ASEAN; RM100 for South Asia and Greater China; RM115 for North Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East; and RM170 for Europe.

These revisions will apply to all tickets on both domestic and international MAS flights, including MASwings, irrespective of issuance dates for travel from May 28 onwards, according to the national carrier in its media release yesterday. It, however, does not cover codeshare flights operated by other airlines. Meanwhile, infant baggage allowance of one piece at 10kg remains unchanged across all cabin classes.

Passengers performing the Umrah and Hajj will have a special allowance of 10kg for bottles of Zam-Zam water on flights from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur and onward connecting destinations.

Enrich and Oneworld members are entitled to the additional baggage allowance according to their membership status.
-TTG Asia.

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