Singapore Airlines

Non-standard baggage

Non-standard baggage

Sometimes, you may have to carry large or heavy items with you when you fly. While most sporting equipment and musical instruments can be checked in or carried on board, some restrictions apply to extremely large items or a large number of items.


If you need to transport these types of items on our flights, please get in touch with our subsidiary, Singapore Airlines Cargo, who will be more than happy to assist you.


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Sporting equipment

Your sporting equipment – such as golf clubs, surfboards, canoes, scuba diving apparel, skis and bicycles – counts towards your free baggage allowance. If you exceed this allowance, the usual additional baggage charges will apply.


If you’re travelling to or from the USA or Brazil, most sporting equipment is treated as one piece of baggage. A canoe is treated as two pieces of baggage. If you’re travelling to or from Canada, your sporting equipment will be charged according to the baggage allowance that applies to your journey.


We are unable to accept any item above 32kg as checked baggage, and these items may have to be re-packed or sent as cargo. Get in touch with your local SIA Cargo office prior to your travel if you wish to transport any item above 32kg as cargo.


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Oversized musical instruments

You can carry an oversized musical instrument on board – such as a cello or guitar – if you purchase an extra seat to accommodate it. Your musical instrument will be placed on the floor and properly secured to the seat frame using seat belts.


After proper packing, your musical instrument should be no larger than 127cm (height) x 45.72cm (width) and no heavier than 40kg.


We cannot allow a double bass on board our flights, as it exceeds the height limit. Although guitars usually weigh less than 7kg, which is within the cabin baggage limitation, it’s considered an oversized musical instrument due to its dimensions. If you do not plan on purchasing an extra seat, we advise you to pack your guitar in a hard case to avoid damage when it’s checked in.