Malaysia Airlines implements revised seating policy

Jun 19, 2017 No Comments by

Malaysia Airlines has now implemented a revised seating policy. Passengers travelling on Malaysia Airlines will now be charged to selected their preferred seats. This move brings the Malaysian carrier in line with its oneworld Alliance partner airlines such as QANTAS and British Airways.  The charge applies to passengers travelling in Economy Class. First and Business Class, as well as Enrich Platinum status passengers are exempt from the charge. There is no charge for selecting seats during the online check-in process (except for exit row).

All flights operated by Malaysia Airlines are subject to the charge. Charges for domestic/ASEAN services will be begin at MYR 12(approx USD 3.00) per person with a maximum charge of MYR 50 (approx USD 12.00) per person for long haul flights to China, UK and South West Pacific. Exit row seating charges on long haul flights will be MYR 150 (approx USD 35.00).

It is not clear at this time whether oneworld Emerald members (equivalent to Enrich Platinum) belonging to another oneworld airline’s frequent flyer scheme will be subject to these seating charge. As an example, an Enrich Platinum, Gold or Silver member travelling in QANTAS Economy Class selecting a standard Economy seat would not be subject to the prevailing charges.

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