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Singapore Airlines boosts baggage allowance

By David Flynn     Filed under: singapore airlines

Singapore Airlines is boosting its checked luggage allowance on all flights and across all classes, from the cheapest economy seats to the high-end luxury suites.

The changes, which come into effect from 15 November travellers, also apply to SQ's regional offshoot SilkAir.

Checked baggage allowances will increase by 10kg across the board, which will undoubtedly come in handy for travellers returning from Singapore with all that shopping in tow. 

The new limits are 30kg for economy class, 40kg in business class and 50kg in first class and suites.

For Singapore Airlines flights to and from the United States, where luggage is judged on a per-piece system rather than weight, passengers booked in suites, first class and business class will be able to check in two pieces of luggage of up to 32kg each, compared to a previous 23kg.

On top of that, KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members will continue to enjoy an additional 20kg of baggage allowance across all travel classes (or one extra piece of checked-in baggage when travelling to or from the United States).

Likewise, PPS Club members will continue to be entitled to double the checked-in baggage allowance in their respective class of travel.

Here's a full table of the new checked luggage allowances.

All flights, except to/from US

Class of Travel

Free Baggage Allowance

KrisFlyer Elite Gold/Star Alliance Gold

PPS Club

Suites/First Class

50kg

70kg

100kg

Business Class

40kg

60kg

80kg

Economy Class

30kg

50kg

60kg


Flights to/from US

Class of Travel

Free Baggage Allowance

KrisFlyer Elite Gold/Star Alliance Gold

PPS Club

Suites/First Class

2 pcs x 32kg

3 pcs x 32kg

4 pcs x 32kg

Business Class

2 pcs x 32kg

3 pcs x 32kg

4 pcs x 32kg

Economy Class

2 pcs x 23kg

3 pcs x 23kg

4 pcs x 23kg 


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1 on 13/11/13 by sagidec

About time ... took their time in this...

2 on 13/11/13 by eminere

Finally!

3 on 13/11/13 by spacecadet

Is anyone able to clarify whether these changes affect Velocity Gold/Platinum flying on a VA codeshare? Cheers

1 on 14/11/13 by chrisjrn

You'll still get the bonus luggage allowance.

4 on 15/11/13 by cbourl

What about MSC )(Most Significan Carrier) rules? I have A UA redemption in C ADL-SIN C SIN-DEL C (both SQ) then C on LX for DEL-ZRH,ZRH-TLV, TLV-ZRH-MXP, MXRP-ZRK-SIN , then SQ C SIN-ADL  UA tell me my baggage allowance is 2 @32KG as per LX C as LX is my MSC - SQ cant speak english or dont understand MSC and Im told 1@32 KG  - and I can actually have 3@ 32 KG as Star Gold  (with LH,TK and UA) So what does this hold for me???

5 on 15/11/13 by Matthew

Wonderful news from SQ. Now waiting for CX...

 

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