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:
- 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.
Concerned about your baggage?
You may consider purchasing travel insurance that covers delayed or damaged baggage prior to your trip. We would also recommend the following tips for your checked baggage:
- take pictures of your baggage prior to checking in; and
- consider using a tracking device with your baggage
The SingaporeAir mobile app, under MyTrips, also provides the baggage status tracking. The tracking service shows the check-in, and where available, the loaded and arrived status of your baggage. This service is only available for selected countries.
For assistance on delayed or damaged bags, click here.
For flights to and from all destinations, except Canada and the USA.
Please note that additional baggage allowance for PPS Club members, KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold member only applies to flight operated by Singapore Airlines. For codeshare flights, the operating airline baggage policy will apply.
For passengers travelling on mixed-cabin itineraries (example First Class combining with Business Class, or Premium Economy Class combining with Economy Class), your checked baggage allowance may differ from the amounts listed above. If you are travelling on such itineraries, please refer to your e-tickets for the accurate checked baggage allowance applicable to your flights.
An infant is entitled to up to 10kg of checked baggage allowance. If you are travelling with an infant, you are also allowed to check in one item from each of the category below
Category 1: Fully collapsible stroller or pushchair
Category 2: Carry-cot or car seat
For flights to and from Canada and the USA only.
|Class of travel||To/From Canada or the USA||PPS Club members||KrisFlyer Elite Gold / Star Alliance Gold members|
|Suites and First Class||2 pieces, up to 32 kg each||2 Additional pieces, up to 32 kg each||1 Additional piece, up to 32 kg each|
|Business Class||2 pieces, up to 32 kg each||2 Additional pieces, up to 32 kg each||1 Additional piece, up to 32 kg each|
|Premium Economy Class||2 pieces, up to 23 kg each||2 Additional pieces, up to 23 kg each||1 Additional piece, up to 23 kg each|
|Economy Class||2 pieces, up to 23 kg each||2 Additional pieces, up to 23 kg each||1 Additional piece, up to 23 kg each|
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 checked baggage that is up to 23kg or 32kg, depending on your class of travel. If you are travelling with an infant, you are also allowed to check in one item from each of the category below
Category 1: Fully collapsible stroller or pushchair
Category 2: Carry-cot or car seat
For travel originating or travel ending in Canada or 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 Canada or 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.
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 Singapore Airlines.
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 Canada or 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.
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.
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 tipsHere are some useful tips to ensure that your checked baggage arrives safely at your destination:
- Pack within your baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges will be levied beyond the free baggage allowance.
- Ensure your bags are in good condition, to ensure that the handling is smooth and your belongings remain safe.
- Attach a distinctive feature (for examples, using ribbons or stickers) to allow you to identify your baggage easily.
- Do not include any medication, valuable items or important documents, such as laptops, jewellery, cash, visas, certificates, etc., in your checked baggage.
- Do not carry fragile and perishable items in your checked baggage.
- Attach your contact information inside and outside your checked baggage with your full name, permanent residential address, email and contact number.
- Remove all baggage tags and labels from previous flights from your checked baggage.
- Ensure that all battery-operated devices in the checked baggage are completely switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode), protected from damage, and prevented from unintentional activation. For more information on general restrictions in your cabin and checked baggage, click here.
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.
- 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.
- In the unlikely event that your baggage is delayed or arrives damaged, approach the Lost & Found Office assistance, or lodge a report here.
Carriage of ALcohol-based Disinfectant or Hand Sanitisers in Checked Baggage
If you are carrying alcohol-based disinfectants or hand sanitisers in your checked baggage, you are advised that the weight should not exceed 0.5 KG or 0.5 L per article and 2.0 KG or 2.0 L in total to comply with the Dangerous Goods Regulations.