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04 September, 2013

AirAsia Baggage Pricing Increased

AirAsia Baggage Pricing has been increased as of 31st August 2013. For those who have been frequently using the budget airline service, you should take note of the new AirAsia baggage prices. All International AirAsia (AK, FD, QZ, PQ, Z2) and AirAsia X (D7) Flights will no longer be offering the 15kg and 35kg checked baggage and sports equipment fee tier effective 0.01 GMT +8 on 31st August 2013. All AirAsia Domestic Flights will maintain the 15kg checked baggage tier, however the 35kg checked baggage and sports equipment fee will be removed.
AirAsia Domestic Flights include flights within Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan (Until 31st October 2013 for Japan). This means that the available checked baggage and sports equipment fee tiers are;
  • International Flights – 20, 25, 30 and 40kg
  • Domestic Flights – 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40kg
AirAsia Baggage Notice
For Airasia guests who have booked their checked baggage and sports equipment fee for 15kg or 35kg before the 31st August 2013 will have their baggage upgraded to 20kg and 40kg respectively for free. AirAsia has increased the price of checked baggage and the new price is as follow:
AirAsia International New Pre-Booked Baggage Fee
  • PBAB (20 kg) – RM44
  • PBAC (25 kg) – RM50
  • PBAE (35 kg) – RM120
  • PBAF (40 kg) – RM180
(*or equivalents in foreign currency if departure is outside Malaysia)
There is no more 15kg/35kg checked baggage allowance effective 31 August 2013 as confirmed by AirAsia Sdn. Bhd as stated in a press release which was not fully announced.
Previously, AirAsia also introduced the one hand carry bag where it states;
  • You are allowed One piece of baggage on board.
  • Size dimensions: Cabin baggage should not exceed 56cm X 36cm X 23cm
  • Weight restriction:  not more than 7kg
  • Said baggage should also fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartment in the cabin. 
  • The approved cabin baggage must be tagged with a cabin bag tag.
AirAsia One Bag Policy
Meanwhile, for full service airline, Malaysia Airlines has increased carry-on baggage allowance from 5kg to 7kg, free of charge and checked baggage for Economy Class remains at 30kg and for Business Class 40kg. You could call this a tactical move from the full serviced airlines but the other budget airlines competitors like Malindo Air and Firefly have yet to make any announcements about their baggage pricing since AirAsia increased the baggage price.
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