Baggage

Allowances

 

Knowing your baggage allowance can make a difference to your journey and ensure safety and comfort. As you will not have access to your checked baggage during flight, we advise that you carry your medication, travel documents and valuables in your carry-on baggage. For easy identification, do also label your checked baggage with full contact information.

 

At a glance

  • Checked baggage allowances
  • Cabin baggage allowance
 

Checked baggage allowances

 
Singapore Airlines baggage allowances

Allowances are based on the weight or piece concept.

For journeys involving multiple airlines, the baggage policy is guided by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 302. If your itinerary contains flights on other airlines, the baggage allowance shown on your ticket may differ from the baggage allowance accorded by Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines will apply the baggage allowance that is shown on the ticket.

As a Singapore Airlines' PPS Club or KrisFlyer Elite Gold member, you can enjoy additional baggage allowance when you travel on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. Star Alliance Gold members also enjoy extra baggage allowance when travelling on Singapore Airlines.

Please expand the tabs below for more information on your baggage allowance.

 
 
 
 

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  • Weight concept - applicable for flights to/from all destinations except the United States / Brazil
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    40kg

    Cabin class

    Allowance

    PPS Club

    KrisFlyer Elite Gold / Star Alliance Gold

    Suites

    50kg

    100% extra

    70kg

    First 

    50kg

    100% extra

    70kg

    Business 

    40kg

    100% extra

    60kg

    Economy 

    30kg

    100% extra

    50kg

    Infants are allowed 10kg of baggage. Additionally, a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair and carry-cot or car seat may be checked in without charge.
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  • Piece concept - applicable for flights to/from the United States / Brazil
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    Cabin class To / From United States To/From Brazil PPS Club

    KrisFlyer Elite Gold /

    Star Alliance Gold

    Suites

    2 pieces, up to 32kg each 2 pieces, up to 32kg each 100% extra 1 extra piece
    First  2 pieces, up to 32kg each 2 pieces, up to 32kg each 100% extra 1 extra piece
    Business  2 pieces, up to 32kg each 2 pieces, up to 32kg each 100% extra 1 extra piece
    Economy  2 pieces, up to 23kg each 2 pieces, up to 32kg each 100% extra 1 extra piece

    Infants are entitled to one piece of baggage. In addition, a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair and carry-cot or car seat may be checked in without charge.
    The sum of the length, width and height of each piece of baggage for all classes should not exceed 158cm (62in).

    • Note: In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation's regulations, for travel originating or travel ending in the United States, if the first carrier on your booking is not Singapore Airlines, that carrier's baggage policy may apply for the whole itinerary.
    • Depending on where your travel begins or ends in the United States, different baggage rules may apply:

      - If your first flight originates on Singapore Airlines from LAX, SFO, IAH, JFK or on a US Airways flight with an SQ flight number, then Singapore Airlines' baggage policy will apply to your entire itinerary.

      - If your first flight originates from any other U.S. city or the first flight does not have an SQ flight number, the baggage policy of the first carrier may apply to the whole itinerary (per US Department of Transportation rules).

      - If your destination is a US city and first flight does not have an SQ flight number, the baggage policy of the first carrier may apply to the whole itinerary (per US Department of Transportation rules).

      - If another airline's baggage policy applies to your booking, an additional baggage allowance can only be purchased from that airline. Please refer to the relevant websites of our partner airlines to review their specific rules.
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  • Baggage allowance for journeys involving multiple airlines
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    Journeys to and from the United States

    ‘Marketing Carrier’ refers to the airline that sells the ticket for a flight. It may or may not be the one to operate that flight.  The 'Most Significant Marketing Carrier' is generally defined as the airline whose airline code is represented in the ticket for the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey.

     


    For journeys to and from the US, the first marketing carrier will determine the baggage policies for the entire journey.  The first marketing carrier may choose to apply the baggage policies of the Most Significant Marketing Carrier or apply its own baggage policies for the journey.

     

    Example: 
    Washington –[XX] – San Francisco – [SQ] – Hong Kong – [YY] – Singapore

     

    In this example, Airline XX is the first marketing carrier whereas Singapore Airlines is the Most Significant Marketing Carrier.  Being the first marketing carrier, Airline XX can choose to apply its own baggage policy or to apply the policy of the Most Significant Marketing Carrier. The policy that is chosen will apply to the entire journey.


    Journeys where the origin or destination is not in the United States

    ‘Operating Carrier’ refers to the airline that operates the flight. It may or may not be the airline that sells the ticket for that flight. The ‘Most Significant Operating Carrier’ is generally defined as the airline which operates the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the sectors.

     

    For journeys where the origin or destination is not in the US, the baggage allowance policies of the Most Significant Operating Carrier will apply for sector(s) between stopovers. If there is no stopover, the policy of the Most Significant Operating Carrier applies for the entire journey.

     

    For the avoidance of doubt, please refer to your ticket to check the applicable free baggage allowance of each sector.

    Example 1: 
    Singapore – [SQ] – Bangkok (stopover) – [AA] – Copenhagen (non-stopover) – [BB] – Stockholm

     

    In this example, the journey is broken up by a stopover in Bangkok. Therefore, there are two sectors and each sector has a Most Significant Operating Carrier.

     

    From Singapore to Bangkok, Singapore Airlines is the Most Significant Operating Carrier and the baggage policies of Singapore Airlines will apply to this sector.

     

    From Bangkok to Stockholm, Airline AA is the Most Significant Operating Carrier as it operates the geographically-longer stretch from Bangkok to Copenhagen. The baggage policy of Airline AA will apply to the entire sector from Bangkok to Stockholm.


    Example 2: 
    Canberra – [PP] – Brisbane (non-stopover) – [QQ] - Singapore (non-stopover) – [SQ] -  London

     

    In this example, there is one Most Significant Operating Carrier because there are no stopovers in the journey. Singapore Airlines is the Most Significant Operating Carrier as it is operating the geographically longer stretch from Singapore to London. Therefore, the baggage policies of Singapore Airlines will apply from Canberra to London.

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  • Baggage weight limitations
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    If you are travelling to and from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, New York, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, please note that, in accordance with local Occupational Health Safety rules, each of your checked bags cannot exceed 32kg.

    You will be required to re-pack your baggage if the baggage weight exceeds 32kg. Please contact your local SIA office prior to your travel if you wish to transport any bag that is above 32kg. .

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  • Baggage size limitation at Singapore Changi Airport
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    If you are checking in bulky items at Singapore Changi Airport, each item should not exceed 200cm x 75cm x 80cm in dimension.  Excess baggage charges apply if the dimensions of your baggage exceed the dimensions of your baggage allowance for itineraries involving US/Brazil. 

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  • Valuable and fragile items
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    You are strongly advised against packing the following items into your checked baggage:

    • Laptop

    • Medicine

    • Securities / Negotiable papers

    • Silverware / Precious metals

    • Money / Jewellery / Other valuable items

    • Business / Travel / Identification documents

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Cabin baggage

 

Under the Singapore Airlines' cabin baggage policy, each passenger will be allowed the following cabin baggage allowance.

 Cabin class Allowance Dimensions 

Suites
First Class
Business Class

Two pieces

7kg per piece

Sum of length, width and height of each piece not to exceed 115cm*
Economy Class

One piece

7kg per piece

Sum of length, width and height of each piece not to exceed 115cm*

* subject to baggage being able to be stowed securely

 
 
 
 

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  • Articles Allowed Onboard
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    You may carry onboard the articles listed below free of charge, over and above your free baggage allowance (subject to local country specific restrictions, if any):

    • Ladies' handbag

    • Overcoat

    • Umbrella

    • Walking stick

    • Laptop / Notebook 

    • Small camera

    • Infant’s food for consumption in flight / infant’s carrying basket

    • A pair of crutches and/or other prosthetic devices for the passenger’s use provided the passenger is dependent upon them

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  • Cabin Baggage Checks
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    Checks will be carried out on our flights at check-in and prior to boarding. At check-in, cabin baggage that exceeds the allowed limits must be checked in. Prior to boarding, cabin baggage that exceed the allowed limits will be collected and stored in the aircraft cargo compartment and excess baggage charge may become necessary if the combined weight or pieces with the bags already checked in exceeds your checked baggage allowance.

    To facilitate security checks at the airport, as well as for the safety of our customers and cabin crew, please observe the guidelines on the weight and size of carry-on luggage. This will minimise the likelihood of injuries which could be caused by luggage falling from the overhead compartments due to excess stowage. Cabin baggage that exceeds the stipulated allowances will have to be checked in.  It will also help ensure the aircraft cabin remains clutter-free, for easier movement by fellow passengers and the crew.

    Singapore Airlines retain the sole discretion to determine, for purposes of your safety or the safety and comfort of other passengers, whether any item of your baggage will be permitted in the cabin or must be carried as checked baggage.

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  • Food Items in Cabin / Checked Baggage
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    You are advised to check with the relevant authorities of the country that you are travelling to if you wish to carry food items in your cabin and/or checked baggage.

    If you are travelling to Singapore, please refer to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) website for information on the type of food and quantity that is allowed into Singapore.

    In addition to AVA’s guidelines, Singapore Airlines may restrict the carriage of items in the cabin and/or checked baggage if these items are deemed offensive to other passengers. Examples of items prohibited in the cabin and/or checked baggage are items that give a strong smell that may be offensive to other passengers. Please check with our staff if you are bringing such items on board. 

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