AirAsia Carryons

here are many ways to reduce weight in your carry-on if they weigh it at the counter. For example:

- Load heavier items like iPod, phone, camera into all your pockets
- Wear any clothing that you have in your carry-on
- If travelling with someone else, check in separately and have them look after a few of your heavy items eg. laptop and then swap when they check in
- In smaller airports I have even taken my laptop out of the bag, put it under a seat by the check-in desk and then checked in without it in my bag
- At a rural airport I also left some items hidden in the bushes outside!
- If you drive a car to the airport, leave your laptop/heavy items in the car and then go back to collect them afterwards
- If you have lounge access (for AirAsia this would be the small landside lounge at KUL LCCT) you can check into the lounge and leave your bag with the attendant for a few moments while checking in
- Charm the check-in person. If you know there's no other way to remove the weight you can admit you think it's too heavy before they weigh it and usually they'll be nicer about it

A short time ago we have presented new serial about low cost airlines‘ policy. The very first was the baggage policy of Ryanair. Lets continue and find out more about baggage policies. But remember that the baggage fees change quite often and that it is necessary to follow the airlines’ websites to find the latest updates. Today we will present you one of the Asia most favourite low cost airline – AirAsia.
Low cost airline AirAsia belongs to the most favourite low cost airlines in Asia. The airline flies to various cities in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia as well as to other destinations worldwide. What should you know before buying an airline ticket with them? How to pack your suitcase?

Cabin Baggage

One of the things that low cost airlines offer for free is cabin baggage. Free cabin baggage allowance is 1 piece of cabin baggage. It should weigh no more than 7 kg and not exceed the maximum dimensions of 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm .

Checked Baggage

Each passenger is permitted to check in bags with a maximum weight of 15 kg. A baggage fee is charged for the carriage of checked baggage, which will be charged at a discounted rate if purchased at time of booking or up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure or at a full rate at the airport check-in counters. Passengers have to pay RM 20 when checked online and RM 30 when checked at the airport.

Excess Baggage

AirAsia’s passengers can also carry more than checked baggage weighing 15 kg. Excess baggage fee differs according to the destinations – domestic routes are charged RM 15 per kilo and international routes are charged RM 20 per each kilo.