Hi - I know there are many frequent fliers among the forum-ites, so can someone tell me how I can get a definitive answer to how much cabin baggage I can take?
I'm going to Auckland via Kuala Lumpur tomorrow and according to their website, I can take one cabin bag of no more than 5 kg plus a laptop, briefcase or purse. Elsewhere it says I can take a handbag, overcoat, and several other things. I rang Malaysia Airlines this afternoon and they say the cabin bag can be up to 7 kg. It's the right dimensions, luckily. Needless to say, I'm going economy!
A look at their site say's, for economy class, 1 piece of luggage weighing no more than 5Kg approx 10.4 lbs.
In addition to your carry-on baggage, the following articles can be carried in the cabin: • a handbag, pocket book or purse; • an overcoat, wrap or blanket; • a small camera or a pair of binoculars; • a reasonable amount of reading material for the flight; • an infant carry cot; • walking stick/canes or crutches and/or braces/prosthetic devices, which the passenger is dependent on; • electronic equipment such as cell phones, portable music players, laptops; • Syringes or needles for personal medical use with needle guard in place. These have to be accompanied by the medication in its original labelled container.
Kevscar - I've got 2 diferent answers, one by phone and one from the website - up to 7 kg from the phone enquire and no more than 5 kg on the website.
Jak_1 - if you look on page 4 of their pdf, your list above has been reduced to a laptop, briefcase, purse etc.
Not a huge problem in the scheme of things, but I don't want to turn up tomorrow and have to make the contents of my handbag vanish. On the other hand, perhaps I can persuade my other half to wear a coat with big pockets!
I would say that person on the phone is more likely to be mistaken than their website.
If there is anything on the list that Jak_1 quotes that isn't on their pdf that you wish to bring then I suggest printing out a copy of that webpage. That way if they do stop you, you can argue that you have been misinformed by their own company.
In my own personal experience of flying, I find that hand luggage is rarely weighed anyway - it would be quite easy for someone to leave it with someone else while checking in and then taking it to the departure lounge with them.