AirAsia Banned Wheeled Luggage In Cabin To Facilitate Social Distancing

The policy will only allow passengers (except infants) to carry-on ONE bag which can be either a laptop bag, handbag, or a small bag.

Note before you travel on an AirAsia flight:- AirAsia has a new cabin baggage policy to faciliate social distancing norms. The policy will only allow passengers (except infants) to carry-on ONE bag which can be either a laptop baghandbag, or a small bag.

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, AirAsia is temporarily revising our baggage policy to ensure social distancing during embarkation and disembarkation.

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Wheeled luggage is no longer allowed in the cabin, to help maintain social distancing during embarkation and disembarkation.

AirAsia Cabin Baggage Requirements

All guests (except infants) are allowed to carry on board ONLY 1 piece of cabin baggage which can be either:


One (1) Laptop bag or one (1) handbag or one (1) small bag:

  • MUST NOT exceed the dimensions of 40cm (H) X 30cm (W) X 10cm (L).
  • MUST FIT under the seat in front of you.
  • MUST NOT weigh more than 7kg.

If the bag:

  • Cannot fit under the seat and weighs less than 7kg, you will be given a FREE baggage check in.
  • Weighs more than 7kg, extra charges apply.
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Checked Baggage

If you need to carry more, the airline has a range of checked baggage allowances for passengers to pre-book. Checked baggage fees are also applicable which you can see on the website of the airline.

  • 15kg (Available on domestic flights only)
  • 20kg
  • 25kg
  • 30kg
  • 40kg

If you are flying to or from the United States, checked baggage is available to pre-book by pieces:

  • 1 piece, maximum weight of 20kg
  • 2 pieces, maximum weight of 20kg each

If you have purchased Value Pack or are flying on Premium Flex or Premium Flatbed, a checked baggage allowance will be included in your fare.

Checked baggage fees are lowest during initial flight booking. You can pre-book later via your BIG Member account or during web check-in at the normal rate. The fees at the airport are highest, so pre-book your checked baggage allowance in advance.

If you are flying with AirAsia India (i5), a checked baggage allowance of less than 20kg is included (until 31st March 2021).

If you’re flying with Thai AirAsia (FD) or Thai AirAsia X (XJ), do take note of the prohibited items that you can or cannot bring in your checked and cabin bags.


Infants Below 2 Years Are Not Allocated Cabin Baggage Allowance

Infants below the age of 2 years are not allocated any cabin baggage allowance (except for AirAsia India flights where you can carry 7 kgs of hand baggage for an infant booking effective from 10 July 2020).

Children age 2 years and above will be given the same allocation of cabin baggage allowance as mentioned above.

Baby strollers/buggies/prams can be carried free of charge as checked baggage provided they are being used by a child or an infant. Otherwise, a checked baggage allowance must be purchased.

Pock it baby strollers or foldable baby strollers are allowed as cabin baggage as long as it is within our cabin baggage allowance.

For more information for children and infants, click here.

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Manish Khandelwal
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