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 and Brazil.


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

An infant is entitled to 10kg of baggage, as well as a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair and 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 and/or Brazil only.


Class of travelTo/From Brazil and/or USA PPS 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 To and from the USA and/or Canada:
2 pieces, up to 23kg each

To and from Brazil:
2 pieces, up to 32kg each
Extra 100% 1 extra piece
Economy Class To and from the USA and/or Canada:
2 pieces, up to 23kg each

To and from Brazil:
2 pieces, up to 32kg each
Extra 100% 1 extra piece

An infant is entitled to one piece of baggage, where the sum of the length, width and height does not exceed 158cm (62 inches). You can also check in a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair and carry-cot or car seat for free.


If you’re a PPS Club or KrisFlyer Elite Gold member, you’ll 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 the 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.