Frequently Asked Questions
- Changing flight details, flight re-time or delay
- Wheelchair assistance service
- Helping you manage sports equipment
- Checked-baggage allowance
- Buying Firefly flights through Malaysia Airlines
- Web Check-in
- Taxi Booking Service
- Prepaid Change Fee
- Firefly Self-Service Recovery System
- Is it free seating on the flights?
- Firefly will assign a seat to a passenger upon check-in. This is no guarantee that you will get the seat you want or that you’ll end up sitting with your entire party. To ensure you get the seat you want, make your selection for a fee when you purchase your ticket. Please refer to our fee schedule for the price of selecting a seat.
- How early do I need to check in for my flight?
- Generally, the check-in counters open one and a half hours before scheduled time of departure and close 30 minutes before scheduled time of departure. We advise passengers to arrive at the airport with sufficient time to check in.
- What if I need to travel today? Where can I get tickets?
- You can purchase a seat at www.fireflyz.com.my up to two (2) hours to scheduled time of departure. To make a purchase up to two (2) hours before scheduled time of departure, please contact the call centre at +603-7845 4543, or visit an airport or city ticketing office near you.
- For travel that is less than two (2) hours before scheduled time of departure, please visit an airport ticketing office - and allow sufficient time for check-in after making said purchase. Check-in counters close 30 minutes before scheduled time of departure.
- We’re travelling as a group, how do I book?
- You can make use of our Group Bookings service if your group has more than 9 passengers. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your itinerary details, number of passengers and telephone number and we will send you a quotation.
Changing flight details, flight re-time or delay
- How do I change my flight details?
- Name and date changes may be allowed, depending on the fare rules of the purchased ticket. Unfortunately, no changes to the routes will be allowed. You can contact our call centre at +603-7845 4543, or visit a city ticketing office for enquiries. Such changes will incur a fee as well as differences in fare, if any.
- What if my flight is delayed/ retimed/ rescheduled?
- We may change, cancel, reschedule or delay any flight that we reasonably consider to be justified because of circumstances beyond our control, or for safety or commercial reasons. Firefly shall endeavour to contact you in advance to inform you of the change in flight schedule, so it is very important that you give us accurate contact details to ensure that you receive our notification.
Wheelchair assistance service
- How do I inform Firefly that I require wheelchair assistance?
- We advise passengers who require wheelchair assistance to contact our call centre at +603-7845 4543 when you purchase your ticket to make the arrangements; acceptance of carriage is subject to our General Conditions of Carriage. This service is extended to all Firefly passengers free of charge.
- What if I forget to notify Firefly that I need wheelchair assistance before my flight?
- Firefly will do its best to meet the ad-hoc request for special or wheelchair assistance at the airport but this may take longer than usual or not be available due to constraints on resources. Additionally, the ad-hoc request for special or wheelchair assistance can only be granted if the passenger has, at point of purchasing ticket, declared that he or she has a medical or physical condition that needs special assistance. The ad-hoc request for special or wheelchair assistance can also be considered if at check-in, the passenger has a condition that requires it and there are available wheelchairs at that point in time.
Helping you manage sports equipment
- What is sports equipment handling fee?
- This refers to a nominal fee that Firefly charges for the carriage of water skiing equipment, scuba diving gear, and golf sets that weigh up to 20kg. These types of equipment are not considered part of a passenger’s checked-baggage allowance.
- What if my golf set weighs more than 20kg?
- Our usual excess-baggage fees will apply, as laid out in our fee schedule if it exceeds the baggage allowance purchased or offered.
- Will other sports equipment incur charges?
- Sports equipment other than scuba diving gear and golf sets are subject to excess-baggage fees, as laid out in our fee schedule.
- Is there a limit on the carriage of sports equipment?
- Sports equipment must not weigh more than 32kg – if a set of equipment weighs more than 32kg, it must be re-packed into two or more sets.
- Can I get a refund on sports equipment handling fee if I don’t use it?
- Firefly is unable to refund the sports equipment handling fee if it’s not utilised. Each passenger is entitled to one piece of sports equipment and passengers cannot pool their sports equipment allowance. Additionally, the fee cannot be transferred to another passenger.
- What is my checked-baggage allowance?
- Passengers are offered complimentary 20kg checked-baggage, which is subject to conditions and limitations; baggage that weighs more than 20kg will be charged excess baggage fees. To avoid this, purchase a heavier checked-baggage allowance when you buy your ticket.
- Checked-baggage that weighs more than the purchased weight allowance will incur excess-baggage fees. Learn more about our excess-baggage fees.
- My baggage is too small to be checked in. Can I carry it with me onboard?
- Only one piece of baggage may be hand-carried onboard provided that it does not exceed the dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and does not weigh more than 7kg. The piece of hand-carry baggage must fit under the seat in front of you or in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin or it will be checked-in as checked baggage. If overweight, over-sized and extra hand baggage is found at the boarding gate, it will be checked in and a fee imposed.
- Items determined by us to be of excessive weight or size or of an offensive nature will not be permitted onboard. Firefly reserves the right to remove said item of excessive weight and size, and check into the baggage compartment.
- Can I buy online checked-baggage allowance rates at the counter?
- No, standard excess-baggage rates will apply at the airport. Checked-baggage allowance rates must be booked and paid upon booking of flight online or through Group Bookings desk at least 24 hours prior to departure, or through the call centre and airport ticketing offices six hours before scheduled flight departure. If you purchase your flight from a city ticketing office, you can purchase your checked-baggage allowance up to three hours before scheduled departure.
- Is there a limit to the weight of each piece of baggage?
- Regardless of which checked-baggage allowance category you purchase, each piece of checked baggage cannot exceed 32kg in weight. For example, if you buy a checked-baggage allowance of 35kg, you may have two pieces of checked baggage that add up to 35kg or even exceed 35kg, in which case excess-baggage fees will apply, but you may not check in one piece of checked baggage that is heavier than 32kg.
- If I don’t use the entire checked-baggage allowance, can I get a refund?
- No, we’re unable to offer a refund in this instance.
- What if the actual baggage weight exceeds the weight category bought?
- If actual weight exceeds the weight category bought, standard excess-baggage fees will be charged to the difference.
- Can the checked-baggage allowance be transferred to another passenger?
- No, checked-baggage allowance is not transferable.
- Can I take perishable food or frozen seafood and meat on board the aircraft?
- No, we do not accept perishable food or frozen seafood and meat as checked baggage. You may, however, carry them onboard as hand-carry baggage provided these conditions are met:
- The perishable food or frozen seafood and meat are securely-packed (air- and water-tight) at the source.
- The container is within the hand-baggage weight and size limitations: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and does not weigh more than 7kg.
- No more than 2.5kg of dry ice is used to pack the frozen food.
- Can I take plants or flowers on board the plane?
- No, we’re unable to accept any plant or plant product on international flights as checked-baggage or hand-carry baggage. This rule applies regardless of whether the plant is potted in soil, or has roots or seeds. For more information, please contact our call centre at +603-7845 4543 or a ticketing office
- Who can use web check-in?
- Any passenger travelling within Malaysia or between Malaysia and Singapore can enjoy web check-in except those travelling with infants or require special assistance. Pregnant women can also enjoy web check-in; she would need to sign a Limited Liability Statement as provided under our General Conditions of Carriage and this should be done at point of document check.
- Passengers with reduced mobility and require special assistance, or are travelling with infants need to check in at the check-in counters.
- Where can I use web check-in?
- Currently, for all Firefly flights within Malaysia, and to and from Singapore only.
- What do I require to perform web check-in?
- To check in online, you’ll need access to a computer, stable internet connection, a printer and A4 paper. Please have your Confirmation Number (you can obtain this from your Firefly Flight Itinerary), departure and arrival destinations at hand to retrieve your reservation to perform check-in. Boarding passes must be printed on A4 paper, a soft copy is not valid.
- Can I select my seat while checking in online?
- No, please select your seat via Manage My Booking before you check in online.
- Must I check in all passengers in one reservation at the same time?
- No, if the reservation has more than one passenger, a list of names will be displayed. Passenger can check in whomever they wish at the time. The other passengers can check in at a later time, up to 1 (ONE) hour before scheduled time of departure.
- What is the maximum number of passengers I can check in each time?
- The maximum number of passengers you can check in each time is 9 (nine).
- What happens if the computer hangs or internet connection is lost during online check in?
- If your web check-in is successful, you’ll be able to print your boarding pass; once your internet connection or computer is restored, attempt to RE-PRINT your boarding pass. If you’re unable to print it, perform the online check-in process again.
- How early can I web check-in?
- Passengers can check in online at the earliest 14 days and at the latest 1 (ONE) hour before scheduled time of departure.
- After checking in online, when do I need to be at the airport?
- All passengers with or without checked baggage:
Proceed to Flight Information Display System (FIDS) to check / verify your boarding gate number.
- Passengers on domestic flights without checked baggage:
Proceed to the boarding gate with boarding pass and positive identification such as passport and MyKad at least 10 minutes before scheduled time of departure for document check. The boarding gate will close 10 minutes before scheduled time of departure, after which we would not accept passengers for boarding.
- Passengers on domestic flights with checked baggage:
Proceed to check-in counters with boarding pass and positive identification such as passport and MyKad at least 30 minutes before scheduled time of departure to drop off baggage and document check.
- Passengers on flights into Singapore:
Proceed to check-in counters with boarding pass and passport at least 30 minutes before scheduled time of departure to drop off baggage and perform document check.
- Passengers on flights out of Singapore
- Proceed to web check-in counter at Terminal 2 for document verification with passport at least 45 minutes before scheduled time of departure and drop of baggage (if any). The counter will close 45 minutes before scheduled time of departure, after which we would not be able to perform document checks or accept checked baggage.
- What if I’ve lost my boarding pass after I printed it?
- Go to the Online Web Check-in link at www.fireflyz.com.my to RE-PRINT your boarding pass or proceed to check-in counter for assistance at least 30 minutes before scheduled time of departure.
- What happens if there is a flight change after I’ve checked in?
- All passengers are advised to check the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) as soon as they arrive at their departing terminal for the latest info on their flights such as boarding gate number and scheduled time of departure.
- If there is a flight time change:
Retain your boarding pass, you don’t need to check in again. Proceed to document check or baggage drop off (if applicable)
- If there is a flight cancellation:
A Firefly staff will notify you via text message, email or telephone with new travel details, please proceed to check in again with your new travel details. If you could not be contacted with new travel details prior to your arrival at the airport, you can seek assistance at the check-in counter on day of departure.
Taxi Booking Service
- What is a Taxi Booking Service and is there a fee?
- The Taxi Booking Service is provided by Firefly to help you book a taxi to the airport in advance, thus avoiding the hassle of:
- Not being able to get a taxi to the airport at the last minute
- Not being able to contact the taxi company when you need to due to surplus calls
- Unscrupulous taxi drivers that might not use the meter. Your booking will be managed by Sunlight Radio Taxi Service’s more experienced English-speaking drivers who have a record for being reliable and for offering good service.
- There is a fee of RM6 per booking per taxi. Additionally, passengers who use the Taxi Booking Service are also subject to a meter charge plus a fixed and regulated surcharge from the passenger’s point of origin to their destination such as Skypark Terminal in Subang. For details on the surcharges, visit: www.sunlighttaxi.com
- Would I be able to book a taxi for my return flight to pick me up at the airport?
- Not at the moment as Firefly’s Taxi Booking Service is only available for one-way travel, from the passenger’s point of origin within Klang Valley to Skypark Terminal in Subang
- Where is Firefly’s taxi booking service available?
- At the moment, Firefly’s Taxi Service is only available within Klang Valley. Efforts are being made to extend this to all of our hubs in the near future.
- What time should I ask the taxi to come pick me up?
- When booking a taxi, please specify a time to ensure you arrive with sufficient time to check in for your flight. You will have three choices to select from:
- Taxi to pick you up 3 hours before flight departure time
- Taxi to pick you up 2 hours before flight departure time
- Taxi to pick you up 1.5 hours before flight departure time
- Note: Check-in counters at Subang Airport open one and a half (1.5) hours and close thirty (30) minutes before the estimated time of departure.
- How do I tell the taxi where to pick me up?
- Your pick-up point will be the address you specified in your “Contact Address & Phone” fields during your flight booking, so please be careful when you key in your Contact Address and ensure there is sufficient detail for the taxi driver to locate the pick-up point.
- Would I be able to book a taxi online without a corresponding flight?
- No, passengers can only book a taxi as part of the process to book a seat on their flight at www.fireflyz.com.my
- Would I be able to book more than one taxi per flight booking?
- Yes, there would be an option for passengers to book more than one taxi at a time. However, passenger pick-up, at this time, can only be from the ONE given address during the flight booking process; it cannot be from multiple pick-up points. Please make sure that the pick-up address given during booking process is accurate.
- Please note the pick-up address is the same address you specified in the “Contact Address & Phone” fields.
- What would be the maximum number of passengers per taxi?
- The current standard is to have two (2) passengers to a taxi. It is highly advisable for passengers to consider the number of luggage pieces they are carrying during the booking of their taxi(s). If passengers were to have two (2) or three (3) big pieces of luggage, it would be highly advisable to only have two (2) passengers in a taxi. Sunlight has the right to decline the number of passengers in a taxi if it the driver finds the number of passengers to be in violation of the conditions of carriage of Sunlight Radio Taxi.
- Would I be charged RM6 for each booking or each taxi?
- The Taxi Booking Service is charged per taxi; therefore, if a passenger were to book two taxis during the booking process, they would be charged a total of RM12.
- How do I know if my Taxi Booking Service is confirmed?
- Once payment has been made through www.fireflyz.com.my together with your flight bookings, your Firefly flight itinerary will contain a confirmation of the taxi service booking.
- Also, 12 to 16 hours before your estimated flight departure time, you will receive an SMS (text message) confirmation sent by Sunlight Taxi Sdn Bhd Service with driver’s contact detail, car registration number and pick-up time.
- If there is no confirmation text sent during this time or if the details such as pick-up time is incorrect, call 1-300-800-222 to enquire about your booking using your Flight Reservation Number (PNR) as a reference.
- If I have questions about my Taxi Booking Service, who do I call?
- Sunlight Taxi Radio Service at 1-300-800-222 for all queries on Taxi Bookings made on www.fireflyz.com.my. Please provide them with the taxi booking confirmation number (provided by Sunlight Taxi Sdn Bhd via email and sms) or your Flight Reservation Number (PNR) to help Sunlight retrieve your booking.
- What happens if my flight is cancelled or re-timed?
- In the unlikely event that you receive a notification that your flight has been re-timed or cancelled, please call Sunlight Taxi Sdn Bhd at 1-300-800-222 to re-schedule the booking or cancel the taxi booking if you no longer require it.
- If you do not re-schedule your taxi service – there is a risk that the taxi will not arrive at the right time and this could delay your journey to the airport. There is no additional charge for the re-scheduling.
- If you do not cancel your taxi when you no longer require the service, the taxi will show up at the previously appointed time. There is no additional charge for the cancellation.
- Do I get a refund of the RM6 Taxi Booking Fee if my flight is cancelled?
- Yes, ONLY if Firefly cancels the flight and offers you a full refund of the fare paid. This is not applicable if Firefly re-times a flight and you choose not to accept the new flight time. Should you decide to cancel a taxi booking because you don’t wish to accept the new flight time, the RM6 Taxi Booking Fee will not be refunded.
- Can I cancel the taxi booking if I no longer require the service?
- Yes you may, but the RM6 Taxi Booking Fee will not be refunded to you. To cancel the Taxi Booking service, please call 1-300-800-222 and quote your taxi booking confirmation number (sent by Sunlight Taxi Sdn Bhd) or Flight Reservation Number (PNR) listed on the Firefly Flight Itinerary.
Prepaid Change Fee
- What is a Prepaid Change Fee?
- A Prepaid Change Fee is a fee imposed on passengers who wish to change his/her flight date or flight time.
- What does a Prepaid Change Fee cover?
- A Prepaid Change Fee allows a passenger to change his/her flight date or flight time; a passenger would still need to pay the fare difference (if any) on their changes for their respective flight(s).
- What is the difference between Prepaid Change Fee and Flight Change Fee?
- If a passenger were to buy the Prepaid Change Fee, he/she would pay far less than the Flight Change Fee. To see the difference between the Prepaid Change Fee and Flight Change Fees, visit our Fee Schedule
- If I buy a return ticket, can I change my flight date or time for both my outbound and inbound flight?
- No. The Prepaid Change Fee is only applicable for a one-time change only, i.e. either inbound or outbound, and either flight date change or flight time change.
- When can I purchase the Prepaid Change Fee?
- The Prepaid Change Fee can be purchased outside of seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time.
- How many times would I be able to change my flight or time?
- With the Prepaid Change Fee, a passenger would be allowed to change his/her flight date or flight time for one (1) time only, i.e. one flight date or one flight time change only.
- Where would I be able to change my flight date or time?
- If a passenger purchases the Prepaid Change Fee online via www.fireflyz.com.my during their flight booking process, they can make the appropriate changes by calling Firefly’s call centre at:
- Phone number: +60 (3) 7845 4543
(Operating Hours: Daily 8:00am – 9:00pm)
- Please present your Flight Reservation Number (PNR) listed on the Firefly Flight Itinerary. The passenger can also call this number if he/she has any other questions concerning the Prepaid Change Fee.
- If I purchase a Prepaid Change Fee online and don’t use it, will I be able to get a refund?
- No. Once your Prepaid Change Fee is confirmed, it cannot be cancelled and is not refundable.
- What happens if my flight is cancelled or re-timed after I have made the change?
- The Prepaid Change Fee will not be refunded. Firefly will, however, carry the passenger at the earliest opportunity on another scheduled service or if the passenger elects to travel at another time, he/she may retain the value of his/her fare (not including the Prepaid Change Fee) in a credit account and re-book within three (3) months.
- How do I know if my Prepaid Change Fee is confirmed?
- Once payment has been made through www.fireflyz.com.my together with your flight bookings, your Firefly Flight Itinerary, which will be sent to you via email will contain a confirmation of the Prepaid Change Fee.
- Can I do my changes anytime?
- No, a passenger is only allowed to make the changes outside of forty-eight (48) hours prior to their scheduled flight departure time.
You can now self-service your flight re-accommodation with Firefly Self-Service Recovery System for flight cancellation. If your flights have been cancelled, you will receive an SMS from our team to advise how you can re-accommodate your flight to another date or time.
- What is Firefly Self-Service Recovery System about?
We are pleased to launch an application that will allow you to process your flight cancellation and re-accommodation with no penalty imposed as a result of changes to schedule by Firefly. You can manage your bookings via https://booking.fireflyz.com.my/RetrieveBooking.aspx?culture=en-US
- When will I know about interruptions to my flight?
An SMS will be sent to your registered phone number with instructions on how you can re-accommodate your flight. So it is important that you keep your contact details up to date in your Firefly member profile and your booking profile.
- When can I proceed to make changes to the booking?
As soon as you receive an SMS from Firefly, you may proceed to make your changes.
- I haven't received an SMS even though I know my flight is being moved or cancelled. What should I do?
Please contact our call centre at +603 7845 4543 from 8am – 9pm daily (GMT +8). You will need to provide your booking reference number and contact details.
- I'm unable to change my flight online, what do I do?
Please contact our call centre +603 7845 4543 from 8am – 9pm daily (GMT +8). You will need to provide your booking reference number and contact details.
- Can I process changes for my group booking in one go?
No – if you are travelling in a group of 10 and above.
- If we made a group booking under one PNR, can we split and then change our flights separately?
No – any changes you make will apply to all travelers in the group. If you need to split the booking and process changes separately, you will need to contact our Call Centre to process these options for you.
- Will my pre-booked seats, baggage and insurance be retained?
Yes – your baggage and insurance options will remain as per usual. You may need to reselect your seat. The system will prompt you to do this. Even if your insurance coverage period has changed, we will still cover you for the revised period based on your new booking, at no extra cost.
- What happens if there are no more preferred or desired seats left?
As per our Terms & Conditions, if flight has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control or in cases of aircraft change for operational reasons, the airline will make its best efforts to place the traveler in the same or similar seat on the alternate flight. Fees are non-refundable.
- When I am moving my flight, why can't I get the flight I want?
If you are moving your flight to an earlier or later date, it may need to meet certain time frames, depending on what you have been advised. E.g. it may need to fall within 3 days before or after your original booking date. Alternatively, it means that our other flights are full. Do try other combination of dates.
- Can I change to completely different departure & arrival destinations?
This is not part of our standard service recovery option.
- What if I want to change my options again?
Once change is finalised, you will not be able to change your flight free of charge.
- If I haven't finished and my session times out, can I go back into Firefly Self-Service Recovery System?
Yes you can.
- Can I pay with Visa, MasterCard or Amex for all currencies?
Yes, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for all currencies available on www.fireflyz.com.my. Amex, Maybank 2U, CIMB clicks can be accepted for MYR transaction only.
- What are the available currencies?
Currencies available are MYR, USD, AUD, EUR, GBP, IDR, JPY and SGD. Fares and charges are payable in the currency prescribed with our published fares unless otherwise specifically stated by us.
- How to get the latest conversion rate?
Please be advised that the amount quoted may be an estimated amount. The amount charged to your credit card may differ due to the currency CROSS-BORDER transaction. Please refer to currency converter websites for the current currency conversion.
- What currency will I be charged when making an online purchase?
You will be charged for the currency that you have selected during the time of booking.
- Are there any additional charges for using an international credit card?
Some issuing bank may impose additional charges on all CROSS-BORDER transactions performed on Firefly’s website. CROSS-BORDER transactions are defined as transactions in which the counter of the cardholder bank differs from the country of the merchant. As per Visa and MasterCard rules and regulations, all issuing banks have to inform their cardholders if there are any such CROSS-BORDER charges. Kindly liaise with your respective issuing banks if you wish to seek more clarification.
- I see local currency MYR in my itinerary. Why it is not being charged according to the currency that I have paid via Firefly's website?
All the transactions will be billed / charged according to our local currency in Malaysia. However, you will able to find the total amount in the currency that you paid during online purchase.
- We may reschedule and/or cancel, divert, postponed or delay any flight where we reasonably consider to be justified by circumstances beyond our control or for reasons of safety or commercial reasons. In such an event, guest can either:
a. Catch the new available flight without additional charges; or
b. Retain the value of the fare in MYR for your future travel provided that you must re-book within the next 3 months through our Call Centre at +603 7845 4543 (8am to 9pm daily).
- What are my refund options if I do not wish to fly after purchasing a flight or if I could not show up for flight?
Booking cannot be cancelled and the payment you made is not refundable once your booking is confirmed. However, you can get a refund on airport taxes. The airport tax refund may only be processed after the date of departure.
- I made a booking and received the itinerary but the status says “Pending”. What should I do?
Please log in to “Manage My Booking” and check the status of your booking. If the status has changed to “Pending”, please contact your bank to check if any transaction has occurred. Please contact our Call Centre at +603 7845 4543 (8am to 9pm daily) if there is no payment transaction after checking with your bank.