MAS: Checked-in baggage limit only effective for two days

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 Jan 2016

A file pic of MAS planes at the KL International Airport.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has clarified that the checked-in baggage limitation, which was earlier said to be in place until further notice, is only effective for two days – Jan 5 and 6 – for passengers flying to Amsterdam and Paris.

Passengers travelling to the two destinations from Jan 5 to 7 will be able to get their tickets reissued before Jan 14.

In a follow up statement on to an earlier post, MAS said Europe bound passengers booked to travel between Jan 5 and 7 and wish to reschedule their travel could do so.

“The following voluntary change policies apply, where tickets will need to be reissued by Jan 14, and travel must begin before Feb 1.

“When rescheduled travel occurs beyond Feb 1 2016 the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply.

“If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket towards the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance,” said the statement.

It added that applicable change fee and fare difference would apply for new travel dates and that final travel must be completed by the end of the ticket’s validity.

This only applies to passengers flying to Amsterdam and Paris and not those flying to London as normal baggage allowance on Malaysia Airlines’ flights to London, operated by the A380 aircraft, has been restored with immediate effect, the airline said.

Earlier, MAS issued a statement stating that it had imposed a temporary limitation on checked-in baggage for all flights to Europe effective Jan 5

The airline cited the longer route, over Egypt airspace, and unseasonably strong head winds as limiting the airlines’ ability to carry baggage in cargo.

Related story:

MAS imposes temporary check-in baggage restriction on Europe flights

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

MAS , Malaysia Airlines , statement , baggage ,


Next In Nation

Unemployed man pleads not guilty to charge of bribing cop RM120,000
Ismail Sabri: Several localities in Johor, Sabah and Sarawak under EMCO from June 16-29
Tight border controls contributed to drop in imported Covid-19 cases, says Ismail Sabri
Pairin wants Among's lawyer to be hauled up to Native Court
Joyriding teenager and pals busted after high-speed pursuit
Melaka CM orders probe on claims that errant stall owner is source of wet market Covid-19 infections
Double tracking project: Dhaya Maju LTAT withdraws suit against govt, Wee Ka Siong
Malaysia's reef sharks stricken with mystery skin disease
Covid-19: Sarawak records 744 new cases, five deaths
With case numbers climbing, Negri govt appeals for more Covid-19 vaccine supply

Stories You'll Enjoy