AirAsia Baggage Information

For Cabin Baggage onboard AirAsia’s flights, you’re only allowed one piece of cabin bag on board that must not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm including handles, wheels and side pockets. This bag must be able to fit in the overhead compartment. In addition to that, you may carry one piece of laptop bag, handbag, backpack or any other small bag that must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 10cm. This item must be able to fit under the seat in front of you.

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For Your Information: The baggage measurement gauges at the airport can be used to determine if your cabin baggage fits AirAsia’s cabin baggage policy.

For Cabin Bag, only one cabin bag

One cabin bag on board that must not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm

…and one small bag

One small bag that must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 10cm

The total permitted weight for two (2) pieces must not exceed 7kg. Important notice: Multiple items that are strapped, wrapped or tied together will not be counted as one piece of cabin baggage.


Checked baggage can be pre-booked at a discounted rate online or standard rate at the airport check-in counters.

AirAsia baggage allowance
Each checked baggage must not exceed
81cm (H) x 119cm (W) x 119 cm (D) and
32kg in weight.

Each checked baggage must not exceed 81cm (H) x 119cm (W) x 119 cm (D) and 32kg in weight.

Checked baggage weight available online:

15kg / 20kg / 25kg / 30kg / 35kg / 40kg

Note: Checked baggage weight can only be shared with passengers in the same booking number. Each single item has to weigh less than 32kg and is subject to occupational health and safety requirements. Baby buggies/prams/strollers and other mobility devices can be checked in for free!

Checking in bags

All baggage must be checked-in at the airport:

  • At least 45 min prior to departure time for all AirAsia flights (AK/FD/QZ/PQ/JW flights)
  • At least 1 hour prior to departure time for AirAsia X flights (D7 flights)

Baggage check thru

Your bags are automatically tagged to your final destination with AirAsia FLY-THRU (connecting flights) service.

Excess baggage

Guests checking in baggage which exceeds the pre-booked allowance will be charged on a per kg basis based on AirAsia fee schedule.

Alternatively, guests may also purchase 15kg baggage at the check-in counters.

Musical items

Smaller musical items such as a guitar, cello, violin or viola which exceed AirAsia cabin baggage dimensions provided it is within 7kg may be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid. There is no baggage allowance associated with the purchase of an extra seat.


Each guest is allowed one piece of cabin baggage AND 1 laptop bag OR 1 handbag on-board.

The main cabin baggage shall not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and does not weigh more than 7kg. This baggage should also be able to fit under the seat in front of you or the overhead compartment.

1 cabin baggage
1 x cabin baggage
AND 1 laptop bag
1 x laptop in its carrier
with its accessories
OR 1 hand bag
1 x handbag
(male / female)

Carriage of liquid, aerosols and gels on International flights

For security reasons, certain restrictions have been introduced to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG) that guests may include in their cabin baggage on international flights.

Carriage of liquid, aerosols and gels
  • LAG items such as drinks, creams, perfumes, sprays, gels and toothpaste must be in containers that have a maximum capacity of 100 ml/mg.
  • All LAG containers should fit comfortably in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag.
  • Each passenger is limited to only one transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a volume no greater than one litre and dimension no larger than 20 cm x 20 cm.

The following items are allowed to be included in cabin baggage

Medicines, Baby food, Not liquid cosmetics
  • Medicines – Quantities that are essential for your trip. Eg. Diabetic kit.
  • Baby food – Pastes and liquids that are required for your trip
  • Non liquid cosmetics – Solid deodorants, lipstick, powder foundation.
  • Fresh/Frozen seafood or meat – Must be packed properly.


Sports Equipment

Each checked baggage must not exceed 32kg

Sports equipment weight available online

15kg / 20kg / 25kg / 30kg / 35kg / 40kg

Note: Excess baggage fee applies to every extra kg.

(A) Sports equipment accepted by AirAsia

The following items will be charged with a sports equipment fee. All other sports equipment will be under the checked baggage allowance.

The sporting equipment fee can be either pre-booked at a discounted rate online or at a standard rate at the airport check-in counters.

  • One bag (maximum 14 clubs)
  • A dozen balls
  • An umbrella
  • One pair of golf shoes

Your surfboard must not exceed 277 cm / 109 inches in length.

  • One scuba regulator
  • Tank harness
  • Tank pressure gauge
  • Face mask
  • One pair of fins
  • Dive suit/vest
  • Bottle
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD)
  • Snorkel
  • Weight belt
  • One empty cylinder tank

Note: High intensity diving lamps and normal portable diving lamps i.e. torch lights , which contains rechargeable lead acid batteries, spillable or non-spillable will not be accepted on board AirAsia aircraft as check-in nor as hand baggage as it falls under Dangerous Goods Regulation.


Must be properly packed in a recognised bicycle bag or in a protective box/bag or in a plastic wrap. Whilst most bicycle bags comply with the standard dimensions, AirAsia will accept all single bicycle bags. Bicycles that are not packed in a bicycle bag or in a protective box/bag or in a plastic wrap will be refused. Only one (1) bicycle can be checked in per guest.

Preparing bicycles for travel
Handle Bars The handle bars must be turned in so that they are in alignment with the frame
Pedals The pedal should either be removed or checked-in this to prevent them causing damage to other bicycles or checked baggage
Gears The gears should be wrapped to protect them from damage
Tyres Must be deflated
Mudguards These can either be removed or again should be protected from damage
Loose items Any loose items e.g. pump, lights, water bottle etc.., must be securely fastened to the bicycle or removed and checked-in.
Ski and Snowboard
Snow Skiing Snowboarding
One pair of skis One snowboard
Ski boots Boots and bindings
Poles One helmet
A mask or helmet  

(B) Sports equipment accepted as checked baggage

The following equipment are accepted as part of your check-in baggage.


Fishing equipment can comprise of rods and reels contained in a case and one bag with fishing tackle, landing net and fishing boots.


You can bring one bag containing one bow, one quiver and your arrows.


You can bring one coffin/bag containing bats, wickets, pads and balls.


You can bring your hockey equipment in a standard team kit bag not exceeding maximum baggage dimensions. Your bag can contain sticks, balls and pads.


You can bring one equipment bag containing lacrosse sticks.

Ten pin bowling

You can bring one non-rolling carry case containing bowling balls and shoes.


You can bring single or multiple racket kit bag containing your rackets and balls/shuttle.

Water skiing equipment

You can bring one water skiing bag containing one pair of standard water skis or one slalom water ski.

Windsurfing equipment

You can bring one windsurfing bag and the surfboard must not exceed 277cm/109inches in length.

All other sporting items

The following items should not be packed in sporting travel cases:

  1. Sport clothes
  2. Sports hold-alls and bags
  3. Smaller items or accessories such as football shin-pads

Sports equipment not accepted

Due to large sizes and handling complexities, certain sporting equipment may not be able to go through airport baggage systems or fit in the aircraft hold and thus the following equipment will not be accepted for carriage:

  • Hang gliders
  • Sails
  • Kayaks, canoes and oars
  • Pole vaults
  • Javelins


Dangerous goods are items or substances that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or guests onboard.

Please ensure that you do not pack items specified in this list in your cabin baggage or checked baggage.

Prohibited items

Oxidising Material
Organic Peroxides
Toxic Substances
Infectious Substances
Misc. (including Dry Ice and Petrol)
Misc. (Dry
Ice & Petrol)
Flammable Solids
Magnetic Material

The following items are prohibited in your baggage whether it is checked in or not:

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Explosives, flammable or non-inflammable gas (such as aerosol paints, butane gas, lighter refills)
  • Refrigerated gas (such as filled aqualung cylinders, liquid nitrogen)
  • Flammable liquids (such as paints, thinners, solvents)
  • Flammable solids (such as matches, fire lighters)
  • Organic peroxides (such as resins)
  • Poisons
  • Infective substances (such as viruses, bacteria)
  • Radioactive material (such as radium)
  • Corrosive materials (such as acid, alkali, mercury, thermometers)
  • Magnetic substances, oxidizing materials (such as bleaches)
  • Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items provided that such items may be allowed as checked baggage at AirAsia absolute discretion for very special reasons

Restricted items

You may not carry the following items into the security restricted area and in your hand luggage:

  • Any Firearms & Weapons
  • Pointed/edged Sharp Objects
  • Blunt Instruments
  • Explosives and flammable substances
  • Chemical and toxic substances
  • Knives (including hunting knives, swords, and pocket knives)
  • Scissors and any other sharp/bladed objects (e.g. ice-pick, nail clippers) considered illegal by local law
  • Weapons such as whips, nan-chakus, baton, or stun gun
  • Toys guns/gun shaped items or look-alikes, hand-cuffs
  • Sporting equipment such as baseball/cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, billiard cues
  • Devices with spillable batteries
  • Aerosols (hair sprays, perfumes, medicines containing alcohol) not exceeding 0.5KG/L per article and 2.0KG/L in total weight
  • Baby strollers
  • Any other items which are deemed security hazards by local law
  • Any other items that resemble or have similar functions to the above items

This list is not exhaustive and other items may be included. AirAsia reserves the right to confiscate any item deemed as a threat to the safety of AirAsia guests.

Apart from items on above list, some airports may have added restrictions. To ensure you comply by the rules always check with the airport before you fly.


Can I combine my checked baggage with my travelling companion?

Yes, you can combine the baggage if you are travelling with the same PNR booking number and present yourselves together at the check-in counter. Source:

What items will be carried free of charge as checked baggage?

Baby buggies/pram, manual wheelchairs, mobility devices and walking frames can be carried free of charge. Source:

Do you provide free check in baggage allowance?

No. If you travel with check in baggage you will be charged a fee at different rates depending on the weight and the airport from which you fly. You may access AirAsia’s fee schedule. Do be aware that you will be charged a flat rate for the first 15kg and a different rate for each additional kg at the airport.

You can save on baggage charges by pre-booking baggage online at during the booking process or via Manage My Booking after you have booked your tickets. A minimum of 15kg of checked baggage may be purchased at first instance and you can UPSIZE at the incremental weight of 5kg or SUPERSIZE it to 40kg. If you UPSIZE or SUPERSIZE your baggage online four hours or more before scheduled departure, you can save at least 50% on charges.

If your actual baggage weight is less than the pre-booked weight, fees paid are non-refundable. However, baggage weight is transferable from one guest to another if they are travelling on the same itinerary and check-in together. Source:

Can I increase my baggage weight?

You may Supersize your baggage up to 40kg, for a fee. You can do this:

a) By going to Manage My Booking up to 4 hours prior to scheduled departure time.

b) By using AirAsia Mobile App (for smartphone users) or going to, and select My Bookings up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure

c) Through AirAsia Call Centre up to 4 hours prior to scheduled departure time.

You can save at least 50% by purchasing baggage weight online before departing for the airport. The Baggage Supersize Fee is non-refundable if you decide to decrease your checked baggage weight. To view the Fee Schedule please click this fees and charges page. Source:

What happens to my baggage if I have an onward flight with AirAsia?

AirAsia operates on a point-to-point basis, or a per sector basis.

This means onward flights are considered as separate journeys, or separate sectors. Therefore, you need to claim your baggage from your first sector flight and re-check them in for the subsequent flight. You will have to go through immigration check (if arriving from an international sector) and must check in again at the check-in counter to obtain your boarding pass. In this context, AirAsia will not be held responsible for the consequence of any delays experienced while flying AirAsia.

If you have purchased a “Fly-thru” flight then kindly ensure that your baggage is checked in all the way through to the final destination during checkin for the 1st leg of your flight and you should proceed to the transfer counter upon arrival at the transit station. Example Bali-Kuala Lumpur-Gatwick, Bali will be the 1st leg, Kuala Lumpur will be the transitting station and Gatwick will be the final destination. This only applies if you have purchased a “Fly-thru” otherwise what was stated in paragraph above applies. Source:

I carry controlled drugs and / or medical items for my medication. Can I carry this onboard?

For the carriage of medication in your hand luggage, please bring along with you the prescription to allow security clearance.

Guests who need to carry / use medical items should contact AirAsia Call Centre to seek clearance.

Portable Dialysis Machine (PDM) and its ancillary equipment can be carried onboard subject to the following conditions:

  1. PDM contains not more than 8 grams of Lithium.
  2. Operated by dry battery that is marked “NON-SPILLABLE” or “NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY”. Battery must be disconnected from an insulated terminal.
  3. PDM and ancillary equipment fit AirAsia cabin baggage dimensions and forms part of the cabin baggage allowance. In the event PDM is larger than AirAsia cabin baggage dimensions, it must be suitably packed and to be checked in as part of your baggage allowance.

Please take note that while AirAsia allows carriage of PDM, under no circumstances it is to be used onboard. Source:

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