Malaysia Airlines adds extra no-bag fare code

by on April 11, 2019

Malaysia Airlines has expanded their fare groupings to include a new no-bag fare code, applicable for bookings made from 8th April 2019. Bookings made before this date will continue to follow the allowance on the booked itinerary.

The new no-bag fare code is only applicable to a single class of Domestic fare, branded as “Economy Lite”. This will appeal to to those making short trips with no need for checked luggage. The changes do not affect either Business Suite or Business Class bookings, whether International or Domestic.

New baggage allowance structure

The new Fare brands and their baggage weight allowance give a wider choice to travellers. The letter codes are applied when the bookings are made and can be seen on the booking screen.

If you are a Malaysia Airlines Enrich member on a higher tier – Silver, Gold or Platinum, you will receive an additional allowance. For Enrich Silver members this is 5kg, Gold members get an extra 10kg and Platinum members double their allowance.


Cabin/Fare Brand Total Combined Weight
Business Suite 50kg (110 lbs)
Business Class 40 kg (88 lbs)
Economy Flex* 35 kg (77 lbs)
Economy Smart* 30 kg (66 lbs)
Economy Basic* 25 kg (55 lbs)
Economy Promo* 20 kg (44 lbs)

Domestic (Within Malaysia)

Cabin/Fare Brand Total Combined Weight
Business Class 40 kg (88 lbs)
Economy Flexi* 25 kg (55 lbs)
Economy Basic* 20 kg (44 lbs)
Economy Lite* No checked baggage

*For bookings made prior to 8th April 2019, the free baggage allowance as per ticket booking will be honoured.

**For Medina & Jeddah, Economy Class Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) is 30kgs across all Economy Fare families/brands.

What can I carry?

You can check-in any pieces of baggage, total weight must not exceed the maximum baggage allowed for your cabin class.

Apart from the FBA, passengers are also entitled to a Cabin Baggage Allowance.  Please note that you are responsible for this baggage at all times throughout the flight. A number of additional items may also be carried for free as per the link on the Cabin Baggage Allowance page. These include a handbag, laptop in bag etc.

Malaysia Airlines provides more information on Baggage, including extra baggage purchase and other useful things to know on their website.

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