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Air Asia excess bagage

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Air Asia excess bagage

Hi guys,

We are flying colombo to KL soon and are traveling with 2 big backpacks and 2 small ones. We are not sure what allowance to buy.

One of the big backpacks should be carry-on, but what if its not accepted (since its over 7kg). Do you know how much the extra cost are at the airport?

We just wanna know if its waaaay more expensive as prebooking! Thanks!

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1. Re: Air Asia excess bagage

It tells you on their website about fees. Why are you thinking about taking it as carry on when you know it exceeds their allowed limits? The total of your 2 backpacks cannot exceed 7kg, let alone just one of them. Just add a checked bag to your booking.

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2. Re: Air Asia excess bagage

sometimes i wonder why the airlines put the allowances (size and weight) on their websites. nobody seems to read them.

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3. Re: Air Asia excess bagage

You can take up to 7 kgs cabin baggage each , if you are over the weight / size limit they can charge you

It is easy you probably have bathroom weight scales

Air Asia baggage allowances:


You can purchase value pack which includes 20 kg hold baggage allowance , in flight hot meal ( you can choose meals from the selection for your flights ) also includes Free standard seat selection , plus insurance with 1 Hour On Time Guarantee and Baggage Delay


The prices are in my opinion 'very reasonable' indeed and being able to get a hot meal ( from the menu choice in advance ) plus being able to book seat numbers , all good !

If you have over the cabin limit and have to pay for hold baggage at the airport , not sure , try this , if you pre book shows USD 21 or if after initial booking is USD 24 , so you do not have to buy the value pack if you just want to pick and choose what you want such as baggage, seat booking from LKR 250 ( approx USD 1.60 - cheap )


But for sure if you are over the limit and they check weight / size then you can't complain when you get charged at the airport.

Edited: 22 November 2017, 21:29
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4. Re: Air Asia excess bagage

But do check their website details yourself to be sure of details , I am just looking at what they say , you need to look it up yourself but it is all there quite clear

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5. Re: Air Asia excess bagage

If your bag is over the maximum weight, then obviously you can't take it on board. You need to calculate how heavy your baggage will be & then pay the that amount, preferably when you book

Paying for excess baggage is much more expensive at the airport

The Air Asia website gives details of baggage weight limits and charges, probably best to have a look at it

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6. Re: Air Asia excess bagage

So you know that you will have 2 bags each. Therefore you know you will need to pay for checked baggage.

You can only take on a 7kg maximum total cabin allowance, which includes any computer and hand bags as explained on the AirAsia website. There are SIZE limits as well, so make sure that the bags you intend using are within those as well, or they may not be allowed on, even if they are under the weight limit, and you will have to pay to have them checked in.

They WILL weigh your bags on check-in ,and also at the gate on boarding.

The boarding gate check has been introduced due to the number of people trying to cheat the system by not taking their carry on bags with them to the check-in counter, and then trying to take their overweight bags onto the flights.

If you are overweight the fees are very expensive so be prepared to pay around 50USD per kilo at the airport if your bags are over weight.

You should pack your carry on and keep it to the 7 kg limit. Then pack everything else into your other bag and weigh it. Simple.

You can purchase checked baggage at any time up until you do your web check-in, so you can buy the amount of checked baggage for the weight that you have.

Not hard to work out really.

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