Special baggage


Here you can find out more on non-standard size baggage types as well as the different rates you will be charged.


At a glance

  • Sporting equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Singapore Airlines Cargo

Sporting equipment


Sporting equipment will be counted towards your baggage allowance.  Some examples of sporting equipment are:

  • Golfing equipment
  • Surfboards
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Canoes
  • Ski equipment
  • Bicycles 

Excess baggage charges will apply if your sporting equipment and your other check-in baggage exceed the free baggage allowance. 

For travel to/from US/Brazil, most sporting equipment is treated as one piece of baggage. Canoes (per unit) are treated as two pieces of baggage.




 Pets (cats and certain breeds of dogs) can be accepted as checked baggage at selected airports. 

The pet (together with the container) will be counted towards your baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges will apply if the pet (together with the container) and your other check-in baggage exceed the free baggage allowance.

For carriage of pet for travel to/from Brazil, each pet (together with the container) is counted as two pieces of baggage.



Oversized Musical Instruments

oversize instruments

An oversized musical instrument (eg. cello, guitars, etc) can only be carried onboard if you are travelling in Economy Class and if you purchase an extra seat to accommodate it. The musical instrument will be placed on the floor and properly secured by seat belts to the seat frame. Suites, First and Business Class seats do not have accessible seat frames to secure musical instruments on.

The maximum weight and dimension allowable is:

  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Height: 61"
  • Width: 19" (based on armrest to armrest seat width)

A Double Bass is not allowed onboard as it exceeds the height limit set above.
Although guitars are normally less than 7 kg (that is within the cabin weight allowance), it may be considered as oversized due to its (dimensions) ; and may not be allowed in the cabin if no extra seat(s)have been purchased for it.  If you do not plan to purchase an extra seat, your guitar should be packed in a suitable hard case and checked in to avoid damage.


Singapore Airlines Cargo


Should you need to transport a very large item or a large quantity of items you can learn more about the services provided by Singapore Airlines Cargo through their website. To learn more, please click here.