Singapore Airlines

Checked baggage

Checked baggage

Your checked baggage allowance is based on the weight or piece concept, depending on your final destination. When you book a flight with us, your free baggage allowance will be indicated on your ticket.


You are strongly advised against packing valuable and fragile items in your checked baggage, such as:

    • laptops
    • medication
    • securities / negotiable papers
    • silverware / precious metals
    • money / jewelry / other valuable items
    • business / travel / identification documents
    • perishable items

If you’re carrying food items in your checked baggage, the same considerations apply as that for your cabin baggage.


Weight concept

For flights to and from all destinations, except the USA.


Class of travelAllowancePPS Club membersKrisFlyer Elite Gold / Star Alliance Gold members
Suites and First Class 50kg Extra 100%
Total: 100kg
Extra 20kg
Total: 70kg
Business Class 40kg Extra 100%
Total: 80kg
Extra 20kg
Total: 60kg
Premium Economy Class 35kg Extra 100%
Total: 70kg
Extra 20kg
Total: 55kg
Economy Class 30kg Extra 100%
Total: 60kg
Extra 20kg
Total: 50 kg

 

The sum of length, width and height of each checked baggage must not exceed 158cm (62 inches).

 

An infant is entitled to one piece of baggage. If you are travelling with an infant, you can check in an item each from the following two categories:

 

1. A fully collapsible stroller or pushchair

2. Carry-cot or car seat


If you’re a PPS Club or KrisFlyer Elite Gold member, you’ll also enjoy additional checked baggage allowances on SilkAir.


Piece concept

For flights to and from the USA only.


Class of travelTo/From  USAPPS Club membersKrisFlyer Elite Gold / Star Alliance Gold members
Suites and First Class 2 pieces, up to 32kg each Extra 100% 1 extra piece
Business Class 2 pieces, up to 32kg each Extra 100% 1 extra piece
Premium Economy Class 2 pieces, up to 23kg each Extra 100% 1 extra piece
Economy Class 2 pieces, up to 23kg each Extra 100% 1 extra piece

The sum of length, width and height of each checked baggage must not exceed 158cm (62 inches).


An infant is entitled to one piece of baggage. If you are travelling with an infant, you can check in an item each from the following two categories:

 

1. A fully collapsible stroller or pushchair

2. Carry-cot or car seat

 

If you are a PPS Club or KrisFlyer Elite Gold member, you will also enjoy additional checked baggage allowances on SilkAir.


In accordance with the US 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 on a single ticket or conjunction tickets.


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 US 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 and if the itinerary is on a single ticket or conjunction tickets).
  • 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 and if the itinerary is on a single ticket or conjunction tickets).
  • If another airline’s baggage policy applies to your booking (applicable to itineraries on a single ticket or on conjunction tickets), 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.
 

Weight limitation

In line with local Occupational Health and Safety rules, each of your checked bags cannot exceed 32kg.


You’ll be required to repack your baggage if it exceeds 32kg. If you wish to transport a bag that is more than 32kg in weight, please contact your local Singapore Airlines office.


Baggage size limitation

If you’re checking in a bulky item at Singapore Changi Airport, it should not exceed 200cm (length) x 75cm (width) x 80cm (height).

Learn more about non-standard baggage

Flying on multiple airlines

If you’re flying on multiple airlines, your baggage allowances for your itinerary on single tickets, conjunction tickets and separate tickets will be different.

 

If your itinerary is booked on separate tickets, the baggage allowance printed on each ticket will apply.

 

For itineraries booked on a single ticket, refer to the information below.

 

There are two terms to you need to know when flying multiple airlines:

 

‘Marketing Carrier’ refers to the airline that sells the ticket for a flight.

 

‘Most Significant Marketing Carrier’ is the airline whose code can be found on the ticket for the longest geographical or most significant stretch of the journey.



When flying to and from USA

 

The first marketing carrier will decide 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.

 

For instance, Airline X is the first marketing carrier on this journey:

 

Washington (Airline X) -> San Francisco (SQ) -> Hong Kong

 

Singapore Airlines (SQ), on the other hand, is the most significant marketing carrier on this journey.

 

As the first marketing carrier, Airline X gets to decide whether their or Singapore Airlines’ baggage allowance applies to the whole journey.


If you have any doubts, please refer to the applicable free baggage allowance indicated on your ticket for each sector of your flight.



When flying to and from any other part of the world

 

In this case, the baggage allowance of the most significant marketing carrier applies. On journeys that include a stopover, the most significant marketing carrier may change after the stopover point.

 

Example 1

There are two most significant marketing carriers on this journey:

 

Singapore (SG) -> Bangkok (stopover; Airline A) -> Copenhagen (no stopover; Airline B) -> Stockholm

 

From Singapore to Bangkok, Singapore Airlines is the most significant marketing carrier. However, from Bangkok to Stockholm, Airline A travels the greatest geographical distance and is the most significant marketing carrier.

 

The baggage allowance for Singapore Airlines applies on the flight from Singapore to Bangkok, while the baggage allowance for Airline A applies on the flights from Bangkok to Stockholm.

 

Example 2

Singapore Airlines is the most significant marketing carrier on this journey, as it doesn’t include a stopover:

 

Canberra (Airline P) -> Brisbane (no stopover; Airline Q) -> Singapore (no stopover; SQ) -> London

 

The baggage allowance for Singapore Airlines applies throughout the journey from Canberra to London.


Baggage tips

Here are some useful tips to ensure that your checked baggage arrives safely at your destination:

 

While Packing

  • Pack within your baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges will be levied beyond the free baggage allowance.
  • Do not include any medication, valuable items or important documents, such as laptops, jewellery, cash, visas, certificates, etc., in your checked baggage.
  • Fragile and perishable items should not be carried in your checked baggage.
  • Attach your contact information inside and outside your checked baggage with your full name, permanent address, email and contact number.
  • Remove all baggage tags and labels from previous flights from your checked baggage.

 

At the Airport

  • Check in your baggage before the check-in counter is closed. Please click here for the check-in counter closure timings.
  • Do not check in any baggage whose contents you are not fully aware of.
  • Inform our check-in staff if there are any restricted items or dangerous goods in your checked baggage, such as lithium ion batteries and power banks. Please click here for a list of restricted items and dangerous goods. Do clarify with check-in staff if you are unsure whether an item in your checked baggage is a restricted item.
  • Inform the check-in staff of any protruding parts or exisiting damage to your checked baggage during check-in.
  • Inform the check-in staff of any fragile items in your checked baggage during check-in.
  • Retain the checked baggage receipt given to you by the check-in agent even after arriving at your destination.
  • Check that the passenger name, number of baggage checked in and the destination shown on the checked baggage receipt is correct.
  • Lock your checked baggage. For checked baggage for flights departing to/from the USA, please use only TSA approved locks as non-TSA approved locks will be pried open should your checked baggage be subject to inspection by TSA.
  • Ensure all loose and protruding parts, such as straps and handles, are securely fastened to your checked baggage.

 

Upon Arrival

  • Collect all checked baggage before leaving the arrival hall.
  • Check the baggage tag upon collecting your baggage to confirm ownership before leaving the arrival hall.