Sunday, February 24, 2008

:: Check-in luggage on MAS

Nation Sunday February 24, 2008

32kg limit for each check-in luggage on MAS

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines will limit the weight of each check-in luggage to 32kg for all classes of travel beginning next month.

Customers whose check-in luggage exceeds the stipulated weight limit will be required to repack their luggage into smaller units before they can check in, the airline said in a statement yesterday.

The new rule is being introduced to reduce manual handling risks to employees and raise occupational health levels, the national carrier said.
“This new safety measure will reduce the exposure of our teams to manual handling injuries as a result of lifting extremely heavy luggage during check-in and at the baggage-handling area,” said the airline’s senior general manager of airport operations Yusop Jaridi.

The weight limit relates only to single items of luggage and does not affect passengers’ overall baggage allowance.Bernama