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Malaysia Airlines

About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is owned by the Malaysian government via its sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional, although it has been publicly traded in the past. The Malaysian national flag carrier's home is in Kuala Lumpur, where it has a hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In addition to that main hub, the company has smaller operating bases at Kuching International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. There are over 70 aircraft in the carrier's fleet, made up of Boeing 737s along with other models of Boeing and Airbus planes.

Malaysia Airlines flights land at more than 50 different airports around the world, although it has a particular focus on Southeast Asian locations. Some of its most popular destinations include London Heathrow, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Jakarta and Delhi. The airline also operates codeshare flights with many other carriers, including Jet Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Brunei Airways, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Online check-in

Malaysia Airlines check-in is available online for passengers, and opens 48 hours prior to a flight's departure then closes 1 hour and a half prior to takeoff. Passengers can check in with their reference and flight number. During this process, they can also choose or change their seat on the flight. Malaysia Airlines check-in cannot be performed online for flights departing Xiamen or Brunei. Passengers can also check in at the airport. For international flights, the airline's check-in desks open 2 hours prior to takeoff, while for domestic flights they're open 1 hour before takeoff.

Hand luggage allowance

Items of hand luggage on the airline's flights are subject to a weight limit of 7 kg. Passengers booking Malaysia Airlines Economy tickets may carry 1 item of hand luggage on board their flight, while passengers with a Business class ticket may carry 2. Infants are allowed to carry a stroller in addition to 1 item of hand luggage on board a flight. The airline also allows passengers to bring certain personal items onto their flight on top of the hand luggage allowance. Acceptable personal items include laptops, reading material, walking sticks and handbags, however only 1 of these personal items will be accepted onto the flight per passenger. Hand luggage must fit either in the storage lockers or under the plane's seats.

Checked baggage allowance

All passengers in Malaysia Airlines flights are entitled to bring 2 items of checked luggage on their flight, although weight allowances differ depending on the ticket type. For their 2 items combined, Economy passengers have a total weight limit of 30 kg, while for Business class passengers that weight limit is 40 kg. First class passengers are permitted to bring up to 50 kg in weight on board the flight. The maximum size for checked baggage is a combined length, width and height of 158 cm. Passengers' free luggage will also cover sporting goods, as long as they are within the prescribed weight limits. If passengers have luggage that is greater than their allowance in any way (dimensions, weight, number of pieces) they will have to pay excess baggage fees.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Malaysia Airlines
  • IATA code: MH
  • Year Founded: 1937
  • Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Latest customer reviews on Malaysia Airlines flights

3.4 /5
Total reviews based on: 10
Kuala Lumpur
Heathrow - Kuala Lumpur INTL ( LHR - KUL )
2.0 /5
Date 2019-07-21 Location Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

Did 9 flights with Malaysia Airlines across my full trip... Was a very good experience until this last flight where my meal option seemed to cause confusion. Was served what i was told wasmy vegan meal (have an epipen for egg and dairy allergy) which on checking contained egg noodles and milk.. They'd accidentally swopped mine with a vegetarian one.... Was asked if obe with chesse in was ok!??? Eventually get another which had a milk pudding.... Alot of people are now vegan yet seemed staff didnt know what this was. If i hadnt checked id have had an anaphylaxis reaction.

3.6 /5
5 reviews
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur INTL - Heathrow ( KUL - LHR )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-07-16 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

I used Qantas from Singapore to LHR

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Kuala Lumpur
Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali International Airport) - Kuala Lumpur INTL ( DPS - KUL )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-05-26 Location originally zimbabwe but now Australia Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight on time both on departure and arrival.good flight and very friendly cabin staff.Food offering not great ,very bland --no salt or pepper in the packet containing the plastic utensils

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali International Airport) ( LHR - DPS )
1.0 /5
Date 2019-04-20 Location London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Malaysia Airlines failed to check my in resulting in me missing the flight. So far they have failed to refund the flight cost. Legal action currently in process against them.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Ninoy Aquino (Manila) International Airport - Heathrow ( MNL - LHR )
4.0 /5
Jon & Romer
Date 2019-03-10 Location London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Last minute booking due to husbands visa being granted unexpectedly early. Good value vs other airlines (ie cheaper). Unlike other low cost airlines (looking at you Chinese carriers), the flight with Malaysia was fairly comfy. Stewards were friendly and welcoming, and aircraft seemed very new and modern. The route itself was not exactly ideal with a long 14 hour flight - but it was a means to an end and the staff made it as pain free as possible.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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