No Check In Luggage for Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur – Europe Sector
*Updated 8.34pm : Normal baggage allowance on Malaysia Airlines’ flights to London, operated by the A380 aircraft, has been restored with immediate effect.
Baggage limitations however, still apply for flights to Amsterdam and Paris on 5-6 January 2016.
Please refer to our travel advisory section for further updates. Next update expected at 0100GMT/0900 Malaysian local time.*
There is a quick announcement by Malaysia Airlines a few hours ago on the Temporary Limitation on Checked In Baggage Allowance for Kuala Lumpur-Europe Sector. It is posted on their Malaysia Airlines website and on Facebook Page also.
“In the interest of safety, Malaysia Airlines currently operates a long route to Europe, which combined with temporary unseasonably strong head winds, is limiting the airlines’ ability to carry baggage in cargo.
This longer flight path consumes more jet fuel and for safety reasons, Malaysia Airlines has had to impose temporary limitation on checked in baggage allowance. From tonight, 5 January 2016 (until further notice), the airline will only be able to accommodate cabin baggage of up to 7kg – one piece totalling 7kg per Economy Class passengers and two pieces totalling 14kg (up to 7kg per piece) for Business/First Class passengers. Passengers who wish to check in their luggage will be able to do so, however their baggage will only arrive later.
Malaysia Airlines regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers and will deliver stranded baggage as soon as the situation permits. Guests are welcome to contact 1300-88-3000 for enquiries on the status of their checked in baggage.
Connecting passengers travelling on One World Member carriers with through check in may also have their baggage offloaded due to this operational constraints.
Malaysia Airlines will continue to assess the changing situation over the region and will update passengers when operations are back to normal. Safety remains the centre of the airline’s operations.”
Please take note that you can check in any luggage at all and you can only take your hand carry of 7kg for Economy Class and 14kg (2 pieces) for Business and First Class passenger. Please share this news among your friends who are or will be traveling with Malaysia Airlines. This is just temporary limitation until further notice. For more info, visit MalaysiaAirlines.com