AirAsia implements new baggage policy
Passengers can now choose from three tiers of sizes
Dubbed Supersize, AirAsia passengers can now choose from three tiers of baggage sizes when purchasing tickets online.
For domestic flights, customers can choose from Supersize Regular for up to 15kg of baggage and pay a nominal sum of RM5, Supersize Medium for up to 20kg at RM43 or Supersize Large for up to 25kg at RM80.
For international sectors, the charges are RM5, RM55 and RM105 for Supersize Regular, Supersize Medium and Supersize Large respectively, it said in a statement yesterday.
“With the implementation of Supersize, customers no longer have to pay the checked-in baggage handling fee of RM5 per piece of luggage.
“This means passengers who opt for Supersize Regular can check-in more than one piece of luggage but only pay RM5 as long as the total weight does not exceed 15kg,” its regional head of commercial, Kathleen Tan said.
She said a similar baggage policy had previously been implemented for AirAsia X flights with rate revisions for its Supersize implementation.
Tan also said Supersize Regular for AirAsia X remained at the previous rate of RM20, while Supersize Medium and Supersize Large now cost RM55 and RM105 respectively.
Meanwhile, the over-the-counter excess baggage fees remained at RM15 per kg for domestic flights and RM20 per kg for international sectors, she said.
“There is also no change to AirAsia X excess baggage charge of RM20 per kg on all its international sectors, except for London Stansted, where the charge is RM50 per kg,” Tan added.
I read this news with interest because I use AirAsia most of the time. And plus, I always seem to have issues with Air Asia regarding luggage matters. But can't deny that this is still very expensive though more convenient.