According to the AirAsia baggage policy for India and other countries, the cabin baggage allowance is the same for all passengers, comprising 1 carry-on bag and 1 small bag such as a small briefcase or a purse. The checked baggage allowance will depend on your fare type and route.
AirAsia Baggage Policy Overview
Below is an overview of the AirAsia baggage policy:
- Carry-on Baggage Allowance
AirAsia’s carry-on baggage allowance is 1 carry-on bag plus 1 small bag, with a combined weight of up to 15lb/7kg.
- The carry-on bag must not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm in size and must fit in the overhead bin.
- The small bag must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 10cm in size and must fit under your front seat.
Note. If you’re travelling on an AirAsia India (I5) flight, no cabin baggage will be accepted on flights departing from Srinagar or Jammu airports.
- Checked Baggage Allowance
The checked baggage allowance on AirAsia will depend on your travel class and is subject to the following limits:
- Max. dimensions 119cm (H) x 119cm (L) x 81cm (D)
(or 319cm/126in in combined linear dimensions)
- Max. weight
- Economy Class/Low Fare No free baggage allowance
- Value Pack Max. weight: 44lb/20kg
- Premium Flex Max. weight: 44lb/20kg
- Premium Flatbed Max. weight: 88lb/40kg
- Max. dimensions 119cm (H) x 119cm (L) x 81cm (D)
AirAsia Carry-on Baggage Policy
According to the updated AirAsia carry-on baggage policy, all passengers (except infants) are allowed to carry 2 pieces of cabin baggage—subject to the following limitations:
- The combined weight of both pieces must not exceed 15lb/7kg, but you can purchase an Xtra Carry On allowance of the same weight on select flights.
- The size of the first bag must not exceed 56 cm (H) x 36 cm (W) x 23 cm (L)—and it must fit in the overhead bin.
- The size of the second bag (laptop bag, handbag or small bag) must not exceed 40 cm (H) x 30 cm (W) x 10 cm (L)—and it must fit under the seat in front of you.
- If your carry-on baggage is overweight, i.e., it exceeds 15lb/7kg, oversized, or exceeds the maximum permissible size limit on your flight, you’ll have to check it in at the airport counter and pay the applicable checked baggage fee.
- You’re allowed to pool your carry-on baggage allowance with another passenger if you’re travelling and checking in together on the same booking number.
- Lap infants below 2 years of age don’t qualify for any carry-on baggage allowance—except on AirAsia India (I5) flights where they’re also allowed 15lb/7kg. Children aged 2 years or more have the same carry-on baggage allowance as above. You can check your infant’s or child’s pram, stroller, or buggy for free, but you’re not allowed to bring it onboard unless it’s small enough to fit within the size limits of your carry-on baggage. Car seats for children will also have to be checked in, but as part of your free or purchased checked baggage allowance.
- Xtra Carry On baggage of 15lb/7kg per passenger (amounting to a total carry-on baggage allowance of 30lb/14kg per passenger) can be purchased for outbound flights from:
- Hong Kong
You can purchase Xtra Carry On online via AirAsia.com from My Bookings (Manage Bookings/Manage in some countries) under Add-ons up to 6 hours before departure.
- You’re allowed to carry infant/formula food in your carry-on baggage as long as it’s enough for the journey. This includes breast milk, but you should check with the airport before travelling.
- Cremated human remains (ashes) are allowed both in cabin and checked baggage. However, they must be packed in an urn and kept out of sight from other passengers. Plus, you must carry a copy of the death and cremation certificates.
- AirAsia allows wedding dresses in the aircraft cabin, but may not have adequate storage facilities to store or hang them.
- Fresh produce and frozen seafood may be accepted as carry-on baggage, subject to the destination country’s quarantine regulations. However, it must be properly packed and must be within your weight and size limits. If you’re using dry ice to preserve the items in your cabin baggage, the maximum amount of dry ice permitted per passenger is 5.5lb/2.5kg.
- AirAsia does not allow food and beverages from outside. Self-heating meals/MREs, and FRH (Flameless Ration Heater) are prohibited on the aircraft.
- Electronic items must not be used during takeoff and landing due to safety reasons. These items include (but are not limited to) mobile phones, tablets, laptops, CD players, electronic games, CD players, radio-controlled toys, walkie-talkies, etc. Pacemakers and hearing aids are permitted, however.
- You can carry e-cigarettes only as part of your cabin baggage, but aren’t allowed to use them onboard.
AirAsia Smart Baggage Requirements
Images of smart bags on AirAsia
Your smart (battery-powered) baggage must meet the following requirements:
- Batteries cannot be more than 0.3g if lithium metal and 2.7Wh if lithium-ion.
- Removable batteries must be carried separately.
- Bluetooth / Wi-Fi / GPS must be turned off.
- 2 spare batteries are allowed at the most.
AirAsia Checked Baggage Policy
What is AirAsia’s check-in baggage policy?
An illustration of the AirAsia checked baggage allowance for flights to/from USA
- If your flight is to/from the U.S., you can carry up to 88lb/40kg as checked baggage. You can purchase your baggage allowance on a per-piece concept within the following weight range:
- The maximum baggage allowance you can purchase on a flight is 2 pieces—subject to a maximum of 88lb/40kg. However, the maximum weight of a checked bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg per bag.
- The checked baggage fee is lowest at the time of booking. You can pre-book after purchasing your ticket booking through your BIG Member account (at a discount), or later at the time of web check-in (at normal rates). The baggage fees are highest when paid at the airport.
Important to Know
- You can upgrade your checked baggage from 44lb/20kg to 55lb/25kg online via Manage Bookings/My Bookings or the AVA chatbot up to 4 hours before departure—or at a higher rate at the airport.
- AirAsia allows you to pool or share your checked baggage allowance if you’re travelling with another passenger on the same booking number and checking in together.
- 2 bags weighing 22lb/10kg each will be treated as 2 pieces.
- If one bag weighs 50.6lb/23kg and the other bag weighs 37.4lb/17kg, you will have to remove the extra 6.6lb/3kg from the first bag and add it to the second bag that weighs 37.4lb/17kg.
- If your baggage exceeds the maximum limit, an extra baggage fee will apply on a per kilo basis.
- If you’re traveling from Dhaka (or within Indonesia), you will be entitled to a complimentary checked baggage allowance.
- You must check in your baggage at least 45 minutes departure for AirAsia flights with the carrier code AK, JW, PQ, QZ, and FD; and at least 1 hour before departure for AirAsia X flights with the carrier code D7.
- If you’re taking a connecting flight with AirAsia FLY-THRU, your bags will be automatically tagged to your final destination city.
- If you purchase any duty-free items at the airport, they will not be included in your carry-on baggage allowance as long as:
- The duty-free items are within your destination country’s duty-free allowance.
- They’re packed in STEBs (Security Tamper-Evident Bags), and sealed.
- You’re carrying an original invoice/invoices.
Complimentary Checked Baggage Allowance
What is the free checked baggage allowance on AirAsia?
If your AirAsia seat booking is for Value Pack, Premium Flex or Premium Flatbed, your baggage allowance is complimentary, i.e., it is already included in your fare. The baggage allowance details for different fare classes are provided in the table below.
|Low Fare||Value Pack||Premium Flex||Premium Flatbed|
|Checked baggage||Must purchase||44lb/20kg||44lb/20kg||88lb/40kg|
|Notes Value Pack fares are not offered on Fly-Thru routes from/to/through India, Thailand, or Japan. The checked baggage allowance is complimentary for: Passengers travelling domestically within India on a flight with an I5 carrier code|
(up to 33lb/15kg per passenger).Passengers travelling between Dhaka (DAC) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
(up to 66lb/30kg per passenger).You can book additional baggage up to 4 hours before your flight’s departure, as long as you pay the excess baggage fee.
AirAsia India Baggage Policy
According to the AirAsia India baggage policy:
- You’re allowed a carry-on baggage allowance (complimentary) of 2 bags with a combined weight of 15lb/7kg. The size of the first bag can be up to 56 cm (H) x 36 cm (W) x 23 cm (L)—and the bag must fit in your overhead bin. The size of the second bag (laptop bag, handbag or small bag) must not exceed 40 cm (H) x 30 cm (W) x 10 cm (L) and it must fit under your front seat.
- You’re allowed a checked baggage allowance (complimentary) of 1 checked bag of up to 33lb/15kg (reduced from 44lb/20kg till September 30, 2020) and a maximum size of 119cm (Height) x 119cm (Length) x 81cm (Depth).
- Baggage allowance charges (India, I5). If you’re carrying more than your checked baggage allowance, you will be charged a handling fee of INR 750 for every additional piece you book in advance, and INR 1,000 per piece if you pay at the airport.
- You can pre-book your checked baggage in slots of 3kg, 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, and 25kg (6.6lb, 11lb, 22lb, 33lb, and 55lb).
- Lap infants below the age of 2 years and children above 2 years of age are allowed a carry-on baggage allowance (complimentary) of 15lb/7kg plus a baby stroller/buggy/pram as free checked baggage (if used). Small/foldable baby strollers Pock are allowed as cabin baggage if they are within a passenger’s cabin baggage allowance.
According to the AirAsia India baggage policy, the checked baggage fees are as follows:
|AirAsia Baggage Fees for India (I5)|
|During Booking||Free||INR 1,200||INR 2,000||INR 4,000||INR 6,000||INR 10,000|
|After Booking||Excess Baggage Fee INR 500 per kiloHandling Charge per Piece (Pre-book) INR 750 Handling Charge per Piece (Airport) INR 1,000|
|Note. Baggage exceeding 70lb/32kg in weight and 119cm in height), 119cm in length, and 81cm in depth will not be accepted for safety reasons.|
Excess Baggage Fees
AirAsia baggage allowance charges/baggage fees for other countries
You will be charged an excess baggage fee (in addition to what you paid) if you carry more luggage than what you pre-book online. The excess baggage fee:
- Will be charged on a per kilo basis, depending on your departure airport.
- Must be paid at the check-in counter on the day of travel.
If you’re taking a connecting flight, you will be charged an excess baggage fee on a per kilo basis. When travelling with excess baggage, you must reach the airport at least 2 hours before departure.
Liquids, Aerosols & Gels (LAGs)
You are allowed to carry liquids, aerosols, and gels on board (in your carry-on baggage), subject to the following conditions:
- The content must not exceed 100ml/3.4oz (volume) or 100 grams (weight).
- Anything carried in 100ml or larger containers is not permitted.
- The containers must be carried in a transparent plastic bag with a maximum 1-liter volume.
Note. These restrictions apply only to carry-on baggage items—not to checked baggage.
- Medication and special dietary requirement foods such as baby food are permitted within a reasonable quantity.
- Duty-free items purchased from the airport on the day of travel will not be considered a part of your cabin baggage allowance if they are within the duty-free allowance of your destination country. However, such items should be packed in Security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBs), and must be sealed and accompanied with valid proof of purchase.
How to Pay Your Baggage Fees on AirAsia
You can upgrade or purchase your baggage allowance in several ways
You can purchase or upgrade your AirAsia checked baggage allowance in 2 ways.
- Pre-book Online (cheapest). You can pre-book your checked baggage allowance while booking (cheapest), or after you’ve booked. If you’re buying or upgrading after you’ve made the booking, you can pre-book up to 4 hours before your flight’s departure. The cheapest way to pre-book is online at the time of booking, via AVA, or AirAsia’s mobile app—and later through My Bookings (Manage Bookings/Manage in some countries).
- At the Airport (costliest). You can also purchase your checked baggage allowance before departure—but subject to 33lb/15kg per guest per way (44lb/20kg on AirAsia India) and the prevailing baggage fee. If you’re carrying excess baggage in addition to what you pre-booked, you will have to pay an additional fee.
- Your checked baggage allowance is included in your ticket fare if you’re holding a Value Pack ticket, or flying on a Premium Flex or Premium Flatbed ticket.
- The checked baggage fee is lowest at the time of booking. However, you can pre-book later at the normal rate through your BIG Member account or at the time of checking in online. The checked baggage fees are the highest at the airport, so book in advance.
- All pre-booked baggage fees are non-refundable.
Combining Checked Baggage Allowance on AirAsia
You can pool or share your checked baggage allowance on the following conditions:
- You’re traveling on the same itinerary, i.e., booking number.
- You check-in/drop off your baggage together.
Additional Items You Can Check in for Free at AirAsia
You can carry the following items free of charge—but only if you’re using them:
- Mobility device or wheelchair
- Prams, baby strollers or buggies
- Walking frame or crutch
What to Do If Your AirAsia Baggage is Delayed, Damaged, or Lost
If your bag is delayed or missing on AirAsia:
- Contact AirAsia’s guest service officers immediately.
- Provide your baggage token number to help track your baggage.
- You will be provided a Property Irregularity Report (PIR) number which will be used to send your baggage back to your local address once it is found.
- AirAsia will also assist you if your baggage arrives damaged.
If you find that your bag has arrived damaged:
- Contact an AirAsia guest service officer immediately before leaving the airport.
- A guest service officer will examine and record the damage to your bag.
- You will receive immediate assistance, if required.
AirAsia will declare your baggage missing:
- For domestic flights—within 7 days of lodging your Property Irregularity Report (PIR).
- For international flights—within 14 days of lodging your Property Irregularity Report (PIR).
If your baggage is missing, you will need to prepare the following documents:
- Passport/ID copy
- Passenger’s bank statement copy
- IBN/BCB/SWIFT code (international transactions)
- Third-party account authorization letter (if required)
- Third-part passport copy/ID (if required)
The Central Baggage Tracing Office will contact you and let you know the next steps.
For missing baggage inquiries, contact:
- Kuala Lumpur Baggage Tracing Office +603-8778-5495 / +603-8778-5494
- Philippines Baggage Tracing Office +639-9859-02029
- Indonesia Baggage Tracing Office +622-1559-16126
AirAsia Sports Equipment Policy
You can travel with sports equipment as part of your baggage allowance—subject to any associated fees and weight and size restrictions.
- Sports Equipment Allowance
You must purchase a sports equipment allowance if you’re traveling with the following sports equipment:
- Golf sets
- Diving equipment
- Ski / snowboard equipment
- Cricket gear
The fees and charges are typically higher than the normal baggage fee, and can be purchased in the same range as regular checked baggage—20kg, 25kg, 30kg, and 40kg (max.) per way.
- Other Sports Equipment
Below is a partial list of sports equipment that can be carried as regular checked baggage—subject to the standard weight, size, and fee applicable to checked baggage.
- Tennis gear
- Squash gear
- Badminton gear
- Ten pin bowling equipment
- Ice hockey equipment
- Field hockey equipment
- Archery equipment
- Angling/fishing equipment
- Inflatable sports equipment such as rugby balls, football, etc. (fully deflated)
The following oversized sports equipment will not be accepted—even as cargo baggage:
- Pole vaults
- Hang gliders
- Kayaks, canoes, and oars
How to Pre-Pay Sports Equipment Allowance
You can purchase your sports equipment allowance in 2 ways:
- Online (the cheapest way)—up to 4 hours before your flight:
- My Bookings
- Mobile app
- At the airport counter
(costlier, and limited to 33lb/15kg)
AirAsia Musical Instruments Policy
Per AirAsia’s musical instruments policy, you can carry a musical instrument in any of the following ways:
- As standard cabin baggage at no additional cost if it fits within your cabin baggage allowance.
- Max. weight 15lb/7kg
- Max. Dimensions 56cm x 36cm x 23cm
- Purchase an extra seat for your musical instrument if it exceeds the cabin baggage limits and falls within the following weight and size limits:
- Max. weight 75kg
- Max. Dimensions 103cm (H) x 41cm (L) x 41cm (W)
- As checked baggage subject to checked baggage fees as well as size and weight restrictions.