Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia, operating from its main hub, Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It was known as Malayan Airways, more than 65 years ago. The airline flies to destinations throughout Asia, as well as several places in Europe and Oceania. At present, the carrier operates routes to 60 destinations across the globe.
How to Check in?
Travelling with Malaysia Airlines is convenient, starting from the numerous check-in options available. There are a total of five check-in methods: over the counter, over the phone, web check-in, mobile check-in, and using the self-service kiosk. As for the first option, passengers are expected to check in at the airport counters at least 2 hours before departure for international flights, and 1 hour for domestic flights. Otherwise, dial the contact number of the 24-hour call centre to check in. Check-ins can also be done online, through the airline web portal, or on the Malaysia Airlines mobile application. Lastly, self-service kiosks are also stationed at the airport. Passengers are free to check in between 48 hours to 40 minutes before departure for domestic flights, and between 48 hours to 60 minutes before departure for international flights. Note that some of these services are not applicable for certain flights, depending on destination; it is best to check in early to prevent unnecessary delays.
For checked baggage, passengers are allowed a maximum of two pieces on any flight. Baggage allowance weight limits vary according to class of travel: passengers on First Class are allowed 50 kilograms, those on Business Class are permitted 40 kilograms, and passengers on Economy Class are allowed 30 kilograms. Travellers flying with their infants are permitted to check-in one piece of baggage that does not exceed 10 kilograms. Regarding cabin baggage, passengers can carry on a maximum of 7 kilograms of handcarry luggage. First Class and Business Class passengers are allowed two, while Economy Class passengers are allowed one piece each. Baggage that exceeds the weight limit, size restrictions, or quantity of pieces permitted will be charged accordingly.
Seating on the aircraft is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers who are particular about window, middle, or aisle seats may choose their preferred seats during reservation. Standard seats are 17” wide and the seat pitch is about 32” to 34” in length. Business Class travellers get to enjoy different seat types like the Angle Lie Flat, Flat Bed, and Recliner seats. In First Class, seats are of the Open Suite type, the largest seats available in the entire aircraft. Seat pitch and width are 89” and 26.1” respectively, boasting maximum comfort for its passengers.
Passengers can enjoy inflight meals; meals are prepared halal, in strict compliance with halal requirements. Those with health, medical and religious dietary needs can request for Special Meals. Malaysia Airlines offers up to 20 different Special Meals to cater to these dietary preferences. First Class and Business Class passengers can enjoy an exclusive Chef-on-Call service, which allows travellers to choose from 25 meal options comprising Malaysian favourites, Chef’s Recommendations, Light Choice and Healthy Choice. Requests are to be made at least 24 hours prior to departure, or during reservation.
There are many entertainment options on board Malaysia Airlines. Be spoilt for choice with the wide selection of movies, television shows, multi-player games and music available.
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