Singapore Airlines Baggage Policy and Charges

Are you planning to fly out of Singapore Changi Airport soon? If so, you might be flying with Singapore Airlines, which is the country’s main airline. This airline is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world because of its low prices and wide range of routes, which is good news for you.

Before you fly with Singapore Airlines, it’s a good idea to learn about their rules, especially when it comes to fees and the amount of luggage you can bring. You can compare yourself to another big airline in the same area. Check out the fees for baggage on Thai Airways to see what might work best for you. So, you’ll know everything you need to know to plan for your trip and pack for it. And if you plan ahead, you might even be able to avoid paying extra fees for your bags at the airport that you didn’t expect.

Singapore Airlines Carry-on Allowances

All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you and meet the following requirements:

    • Economy Class passengers are allowed 1 bag.

    • First- and business-class travelers are allowed two bags.

    • All classes have a maximum weight limit of 7kg.

    • For all classes, the total length, width, and height of each piece shouldn’t be more than 115cm.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Passengers going to or from Brazil and the United States:

    • Baggage Allowance: 2 pieces

    • Maximum length, width, and height: 62 linear inches (157 cm).

    • Maximum Weight (Brazil): 70 lb/32 kg

    • Maximum Weight (US): 51 lbs/23 kg for Economy and 70 lbs/32 kg for First Class/Suites

    • Members of KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold can bring one extra bag, no matter which cabin they are in. Members of the PPS Club can bring 100% more free luggage in any class of travel. In other words, the piece concept says that they can check in four bags.

Passengers headed to all other places:

    • Economy class passengers can weigh up to a total of 66 lb/30 kg.

    • Business Class passengers can weigh up to a total of 88 lb/40 kg.

    • Suite and First Class passengers can weigh up to a total of 110 lb/50 kg.

    • Krisflyer Elite Gold members can bring an extra 44 lb/20 kg of luggage everywhere except the USA and Canada. Members of the PPS Club get a 100% free allowance.

Singapore Airlines Excess, Overweight, Oversize Baggage Charges

Every time you check in, you will be charged for extra bags.
If your trip takes you from Jakarta to Singapore to Tokyo to Los Angeles, for example, you will be charged for:

    • Three flight segments if you check in separately in Jakarta, Singapore, and Tokyo. • Two flight segments if you check in separately in Jakarta and Singapore, or Jakarta and Tokyo.

    • The same limits on weight and size apply to additional baggage as to free checked baggage.

If you have more than the allowed number of bags, or if your bags are too heavy or long, you will have to pay extra fees.

From / To Singapore Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4
Singapore   USD4/kg USD8/kg USD20/kg USD28/kg
Band 1 USD4/kg USD8/kg USD12/kg USD24/kg USD32/kg
Band 2 USD8/kg USD12/kg USD16/kg USD28/kg USD36/kg
Band 3 USD20/kg USD24/kg USD28/kg USD40/kg USD48/kg
Band 4 USD28/kg USD32/kg USD36/kg USD48/kg USD56/kg

Sector Specific  
Band 5 USD12/kg
Band 6 USD4/kg

    • According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 302, the above system applies to all travel plans (except flights to or from the United States) and interline travel. Singapore Airlines is considered the Most Significant Marketing Carrier (except when Singapore Airlines says it will be the Operating Carrier).

    • Based on the number of pieces, extra baggage fees are added to trips that include the United States.

Band Countries/Sectors
1 Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
2 China, Hong Kong SAR- China, Macau – China, Taiwan – China, Mongolia, South Asia Subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia (in Asia)
3 Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Timor Leste, Middle East
4 Africa, Europe, Russia (in Europe)
5 Melbourne – Wellington, Moscow – Stockholm
6 Cebu – Davao, Sydney – Canberra, Yangon-Mandalay

How Many Bags Are Allowed in Singapore Airlines?

Class Baggage Allowance
Economy 2 bags (50 pounds/23 kg)
Premium Economy 2 bags (50 pounds/23 kg)
Business 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg)
Suites 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg)
First Class 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg)

Other routes utilize a weight-based system, so there is no bag limit.

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Class Baggage Allowance (Weight)
Economy 70 pounds/30 kg
  (Flexi: 77 pounds/35 kg)
Premium Economy 77 pounds/35 kg
Business 88 pounds/40 kg
Suites 110 pounds/50 kg
First Class 110 pounds/50 kg

What Size is Carry-on Luggage for Singapore Airlines?

Singapore Airlines permits passengers to bring a personal item measuring 15.7 x 11.8 x 3.9 inches (40 x 30 x 10 cm) and a standard carry-on bag with maximum linear dimensions of 45.3 inches (115 cm).

Make sure to read Singapore Airlines’ pet policy guidelines to understand how to carry your pet in baggage and the permitted weight limits while traveling. It’s essential to be well-informed about these regulations to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for your furry companion.

Can I Pay for My Baggage in Advance?

Up to 48 hours before a flight’s departure, Singapore Airlines allows passengers to pre-pay for checked baggage online or via mobile app.

Here are the prepayment options:

    • Log in to your reservation in the ‘Manage Booking’ section of the Singapore Airlines website.

    • Download and log in to the Singapore Airlines mobile application.


1. What is the Baggage Allowance for Suites and First Class Passengers on Singapore Airlines?

Suites and First Class passengers traveling to or from the United States are permitted two bags weighing up to 70 pounds/32 kilograms each.

2. Are There Any Excess Baggage Charges on Singapore Airlines?

Yes, passengers will incur additional fees for extra bags, excess weight, and oversized luggage.

3. Do Members of Krisflyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold Have Any Additional Baggage Allowance?

Yes, members of KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold may bring one additional bag regardless of cabin.

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