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Air Asia New Update Regarding Cabin Luggage Policy

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Recently, a video of a passenger, complaining about Air Asia’s new policy has gone viral. The female passenger was told by the staff that she could not board the plane with a wheeled carrier. Only hand luggage was allowed. This caused a stir amongst the netizens. If you want to read more about what happened, you can read it more here!【Click Here

Today, we have a great news for you! Yesterday (6 July 2020), Air Asia updated on its website about the cabin luggage policy that will be effective starting from 7 July 2020.

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Not only that, but they also added some information for people with smart baggage or smart luggage.

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Smart baggage is allowed as cabin baggage provided it meets the following requirements:

  • If the batteries are non-removable, they must not exceed 0.3g for lithium metal and 2.7Wh (Watt-hour) for lithium-ion.
  • If smart baggage with lithium battery exceeds the above limit and its battery cannot be removed, then it is forbidden as/in a cabin and check-in baggage.
  • If its batteries are removable, they must be removed and carried as or in the cabin baggage.
  • WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS must be switched off.
  • A maximum of 2 spare batteries in the cabin baggage is allowed

For those who are traveling back, rest assured! Now, you can bring your wheeled carrier into the aircraft as long as it follows the policy. Don’t forget to check other information about prohibited carry-on baggage items, and the limitations on liquids, aerosols, and gels!

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Please check and prepare according to the policy before traveling, alright? Safety first! May all of you have a safe flight~

Info via Air Asia