What is Singapore Airlines’ cabin baggage policy?
Singapore Airlines’ cabin baggage policy entitles each passenger to a cabin baggage allowance restricted by the number, weight, and size of the items carried on board. In addition, some items may be permitted on board free of charge.
What is Singapore Airlines’ policy on checked baggage allowance?
You will get your baggage allowance printed on your ticket. If you are traveling to/from the United States and Canada, the Piece Concept applies. To/from any other destination, the Weight Concept applies. Allowances depend on your travel class.
Carry-on (Cabin Baggage)
Cabin baggage allowances according to the travel class are:
- Suites, First and Business: 2 pieces with a maximum weight of 7 kg per piece and each piece not exceeding 115 cm, calculated as the sum of its width, length, and height. The number of pieces allowed is also subject to local country-specific requirements and aircraft cabin space.
- Premium Economy and Economy: 1 piece not exceeding 7 kg and 115 cm (sum of its width, length, and height).
Some articles are allowed on board free of charge (in addition to your cabin baggage allowance): handbag, camera bag, briefcase, laptop/notebook bag, overcoat, umbrella, walking sticks, small camera, reading material, infant food and care items (up to 6 kg), a small amount of duty-free goods (where permitted). You may carry only one of these items with you in the cabin, free of charge. A handbag, camera bag, briefcase, laptop/notebook bag should not exceed the total dimension of 80 cm ( 40 x 30 x 10 cm), otherwise, it will count as part of the standard cabin baggage allowance, and you will be required to check in either the additional item or your cabin bag.
For all Singapore Airlines flights, except to/from the United States and Canada, limits are established by weight as follows:
- Suites and First Class: 50 kg.
- Business Class: 40 kg.
- Premium Economy Class: 35 kg.
- Economy Class:
- Flexi & Standard fares – 30 kg.
- Value & Lite fares – 25 kg.
- Members of the PPS Club have a 100% extra allowance in all classes.
- Members of the KrisFlyer Elite Gold Club and the Star Alliance Gold Club get a 20 kg extra allowance in all classes.
For flights to/from the United States and Canada, allowances are defined by piece, according to this scheme:
- Suites, First & Business Class: 2 pieces up to 32 kg each.
- Premium Economy & Economy Class: 2 pieces up to 23 kg each.
- Members of the PPS Club have a 100% extra allowance in all classes.
- Members of the KrisFlyer Elite Gold Club and the Star Alliance Gold Club get one extra piece in all classes.
Pieces must not exceed 158 cm (62 in) calculated as the sum of their width, length and height
Checked Baggage Weight and Size Limits
Due to local occupational rules, there is a weight limit of 32 kg per piece that cannot be exceeded, so heavy items should be repacked to be allowed for transportation. If you’re checking in a bulky item at Singapore Changi Airport, it should not exceed 200 cm in length, 80 cm in height, and 75 cm in width.
Excess Baggage Fees
If you are holding a ticket issued by Singapore Airlines, you can pre-purchase excess baggage online at up to 25% discounted rates, on all flights operated by Singapore Airlines or Scoot no less than 6 hours before flight departure. Only one online purchase of additional baggage allowance is permitted in either of the two options:
- Pre-Purchased – purchased more than 48 hours before departure with up to 25% discount.
- Last-Minute – purchased from 48 hours to 6 hours before departure with up to 10% discount.
If your itinerary doesn’t include the US or Canada, you can pre-purchase excess baggage in blocks of 5 kg up to a maximum of 100 kg per flight. For itineraries to/from the US and Canada, you can pre-purchase any combination of the following: up to two additional baggage pieces in excess of the free baggage allowance, or additional weight for each overweight piece of baggage within the free baggage allowance, or oversize baggage for each oversized piece of baggage within the free baggage allowance.
For all itineraries, except the United States and Canada, excess baggage charges are levied based on zonal pricing. The table applies to all travel itineraries with Singapore Airlines as the Most Significant Marketing Carrier, including interline travel, except in cases where Singapore Airlines stipulates that it will be the Operating Carrier.
|Excess Baggage Fees – Weight Concept (per kg – Pre-Purchased/Last-Minute/Airport)|
|From/to||Singapore||Band 1||Band 2||Band 3||Band 4|
|Singapore||–||USD 6/7.2/8||USD 12/13.5/15||USD 17/19.8/22||USD 21/25.2/28|
|Band 1||USD 6/7.2/8||USD 12/14.4/16||USD 18/20.7/23||USD 23/27/30||USD 27/32.4/36|
|Band 2||USD 12/13.5/15||USD 18/20.7/23||USD 23/27/30||USD 28/33.3/37||USD 33/38.7/43|
|Band 3||USD 17/19.8/22||USD 23/27/30||USD 28/33.3/37||USD 33/39.6/44||USD 38/45/50|
|Band 4||USD 21/25.2/28||USD 27/32.4/36||USD 33/38.7/43||USD 38/45/50||USD 42/50.4/56|
|Copenhagen – Rome, Barcelona– Milan||USD 5/5.4/6|
|Band 1: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.|
|Band 2: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Asia Subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka)), Japan, Korea, Middle East.|
|Band 3: Australia, New Zealand.|
|Band 4: Africa, Europe, Russia (in Europe).|
For all itineraries to/from the United States and Canada, excess baggage charges are levied based on piece pricing. The final excess baggage fee per piece is calculated by adding up all the individual charges that apply.
|Excess Baggage Fees to/from the US – Piece Concept (per piece – Pre-Purchased/Last-Minute/Airport)|
|Between the US and||Additional Piece||Overweight Piece||Oversized Piece|
|Band 1||USD 120/135/150||USD 80/90/100||USD 80/90/100|
|Band 2||USD 160/180/200||USD 100/113/125||USD 100/113/125|
|Band 3||USD 200/225/250||USD 140/158/175||USD 140/158/175|
|Band 4||USD 280/315/350||USD 180/203/225||USD 180/203/225|
|Singapore – Band 3||USD 40/45/50|
|Band 5 sectors|
|Others||USD 120/135/150||USD 80/90/100||USD 80/90/100|
|Band 1: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and points in North America (direct flights).|
|Band 2: Singapore.|
|Band 3: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South Asia Subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), Australia, New Zealand.|
|Band 4: Countries outside Band 1, 2, and 3.|
|Band 5 sectors: Copenhagen – Rome, Barcelona– Milan.|
Sporting equipment (golfing equipment, surfboards, scuba diving equipment, canoes, ski equipment, bicycles, etc.) is subject to standard baggage policy: it counts as part of the free baggage allowance and, if this allowance is exceeded, the usual additional baggage fees apply. When traveling to/from the US and Canada, most sporting equipment is considered as one piece of baggage, but a canoe is treated as two pieces of baggage.
Singapore Airlines offers its Baggage Tracer System to check your baggage status. Once you notice that your baggage is missing, you must contact the airline’s local airport office or lodge a delayed baggage report online, which will also initiate the tracing of your baggage. Once your baggage is found, the airline will deliver it to your specified address, or in case of a previously required customs procedure, the baggage should be collected at the airport.
In case of damaged baggage, you should write the airline within 7 days or your baggage receipt. Singapore Airlines’ liability is limited according to international conventions related to air travel.