AirAsia Revises Its Cabin Baggage Policy Again

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Because two is better than one.

Low-cost carrier AirAsia has again updated its policy regarding carry-on bags, reverting to the more common practice of allowing a piece of cabin luggage along with a small personal item, such as a bag or laptop case.

However, the previous not-very-generous allowance of 7kg remains, and that’s for both pieces of cabin baggage combined. Moreover, size limits apply to each bag, as well.

On its website, AirAsia says, “Guests will be able to carry one cabin bag not exceeding the dimensions of 56cm (H) x 36cm (W) x 23cm (D) or maximum linear of 115cm and must fit in the overhead storage compartment in the aircraft cabin.

The other piece of cabin baggage can be a laptop bag or a small bag that does not exceed the following measurements: 40cm x 30cm x 10cm. This item must be able to fit under the front seat.”

AirAsia advised that those who wish to travel with more than the permitted cabin baggage limits allow should pre-book their checked baggage allowance prior to the flight. Baggage purchase or upgrade can be done on or the AirAsia mobile app up to four hours to departure time.

The airline is also advising passengers to arrive early at the airport – preferably three hours before their departure time to allow for “enough time for all the necessary processes to take place.”

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