Hand Baggage

Hand Baggage
Last update: 22 Nov 2016
Hand Baggage

Baggage type: Hand Baggage

Travel class: Economy Class

Max allowed size (Height x Length x Width):
55 x 40 x 20cm / 21,5 x 16 x 7,8in

Height: 55cm / 21,5 in

Length: 40cm / 16in

Width: 20cm / 7,8in

Max allowed weight: 10kg / 22lbs

Number of baggages: 1

Allowance

Club Malta travelers may have one bag up to 15kg / 33lb. Dimensions are the same as Economy Class.

As long as your hand baggage complies with the above, it can be in any form, whether it is a backpack, shoulder bag, or a small rolling suitcase. Please note that you must be able to place and retrieve the item of baggage safely in the overhead lockers without assistance.

Prohibited

Due to international regulations, there are some restrictions on what you can pack in your hand baggage. For instance, carrying ammunition and firearms in hand baggage is strictly not permitted. 

Full baggage policy on the official Air Malta site »

Checked baggage (Simply Fly, Best Value Classes)

Checked baggage, limits, allowance, flights
Last update: 02 Dec 2016
Checked baggage (Simply Fly, Best Value Classes)

Baggage type: Checked Baggage

Travel class: Simply Fly, Best Value Classes

Max allowed weight: 20kg / 44lbs

Number of baggages: 1

Allowance
Children and Infants allowances:
  • Infants (0-2 years old) 10kg per person;
  • Children and Minors (3- 16 years) - Same as adult baggage allowances.
Notes

If you need to check in extra baggage over and above your free allowance, you can conveniently arrange this online. View the fees and buy excess baggage

Remember, a single piece of checked-in baggage should never weigh more than 32 kg, whether or not the allowed excess baggage limit has been exceeded. All pieces of baggage in excess of 32 kg must be repacked in separate bags.

If you try and check in baggage that exceeds the permitted weight, this is considered excess baggage and you will have the option to pay for the extra weight at the service desk.  

Prohibited

Due to international regulations, there are some restrictions on what you can pack in your checked-in baggage. A list of dangerous items is kept updated and can be viewed here.

Full baggage policy on the official Air Malta site »

Checked baggage (Spoil Yourself, Business Classes)

checked baggage, allowance, bag weight, restricted items
Last update: 02 Dec 2016
Checked baggage (Spoil Yourself, Business Classes)

Baggage type: Checked Baggage

Travel class: Spoil Yourself, Business Classes

Max allowed weight: 20kg / 44lbs

Number of baggages: 2

Allowance

Business Anytime Class passengers may have 2 bags per person, each weight 32kg / 70lb.

Children and Infants allowances:
  • Infants (0-2 years old) 10kg per person;
  • Children and Minors (3- 16 years) - Same as adult baggage allowances.
Notes

Your checked-in baggage is counted by pieces rather than by weight alone.  This means you can carry a maximum amount of weight in the number of pieces that your ticket is entitled to. Baggage-pooling is not permitted between passengers traveling on the same routing to the same final destination.

If you’re in doubt, ask our airport staff who can advise you on the checked-in baggage regulations for a trip involving another airline.

Be aware that some airlines have different checked-in baggage rules. You should contact your travel agency or speak directly with the airline in question if part of your travel itinerary involves another airline. 

 

Prohibited

Due to international regulations, there are some restrictions on what you can pack in your checked-in baggage. A list of dangerous items is kept updated and can be viewed here.

Full baggage policy on the official Air Malta site »

Claim Information

Claim Information
Last update: 02 Dec 2016

Claim information on official Air Malta site »

Summary

Summary
Last update: 08 Dec 2016

Air Malta is Malta’s leading airline which has a baggage policy that is designed with the intention of catering to the needs of its passengers as per their preferred air ticket. 

Checked Baggage 

Firstly, the passengers in this airline who are flying the Simply Fly and Best Value classes are given an allowance of one piece of checked baggage that weighs only 20 Kg. On the other hand, the passengers on the Spoil Yourself, Business Basic, and Business Value classes will be allowed to bring two pieces of checked baggage of 20kg each while the passengers on the Business Anytime class will be allowed to carry two pieces of checked baggage of 32kg each. 

Infants who fall below the age of 2 years are allowed checked baggage of 10kg while their counterparts who are over two years old but younger than 16 years will be allowed checked baggage similar to the one extended to adults in the different classes.

Excess Baggage

Any baggage that is larger than 32kg is classified as excess baggage and should be repackaged, or it will incur excess baggage fees. Passengers who wish to carry more luggage will be required to visit the Airline's website and register their travel details at which point they will be presented with An Excess baggage voucher that they should submit during check-in. 

Cabin Baggage

As with the checked baggage, the Cabin baggage also varies according to the class of the ticket that one is booked on. Each passenger on the Club Malta Class is allowed to bring with them 15kg of hand luggage, while those in the Economy Class are allowed to bring with them 10kg of hand luggage. The dimensions of the hand luggage should be limited to 20cm x 40 cm x 55cm and the hand luggage one can bring on board can be either a back pack, shoulder bag or a small rolling suit.

In addition to this, the passenger will be allowed to bring with them other items on board like a camera, umbrella, notebook, Netbook/tablets or a purse.

Passengers are highly advised to check in their hand luggage online to avoid the queue at the airports. It is also possible to travel with your sports equipment at a fee of 30 Euros for a maximum weight of 32kg. However, some sports equipment like the ones used for fencing and archery are strictly required to be packed in checked baggage. 

Baggage Claims

Air Malta has set up a dedicated support staff for the purpose of handling any unpleasant incidents that affect the passenger's luggage. The passengers are requested to report to them immediately when they are affected.

For any lost baggage the passengers are required to report the matter promptly from where the airline will conduct a thorough baggage tracing process. If the baggage cannot be traced, the carrier is expected to refund the lost baggage together with its contents.

In the case of damaged baggage, the passenger will be required to file a complaint immediately or within seven days of the occurrence of the incident. Delayed baggage must also be reported immediately to the airline staff. In this case, a presentation of their flight ticket, baggage receipts, and a Property Irregularity Report will be expected to enable tracing of the baggage.

The airline recommends that passengers obtain travel insurance for their baggage as its liability is limited. 

Restricted and Prohibited Items

As an observance, of the global safety standards, the airline does not allow the passengers to carry some category of items in any of the luggage. Some of these items include; Sharp objects that can be used as weapons, pepper sprays, substances that are explosive in nature, weapons that are designed to electrocute, blunt heavy objects, oxidizing materials, poisonous substances and hover boards.

The items the airline restricts for carriage are; Aerosols meant for home use, non-flammable materials, elements that are not radioactive but are medicinal, alcohol, non-toxic gas cylinders, spare batteries that should be strictly packed in the hand luggage, devices that have lithium batteries, cigarette lighters, hydrogen gas hair curlers and safety matches.

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