Singapore Airlines Excess Baggage
Singapore Airlines is the national airline of Singapore. Born with the incorporation of Malaysian Airways in 1947, it is now one of the largest airlines in Asia. It has three subsidiaries: SilkAir, Scoot and Tigerair. Singapore Airlines prides itself on its comfortable aircraft and its customer service. You may recognise its central advertising figure, the Singapore Girl stewardess, in her iconic blue ‘sarong kebaya’.
With a fleet of 108 wide-body aircraft, Singapore Airlines offers Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class travel options, as well as entire suites on its Airbus A380–800 aircraft. The airline operates domestic flights as well as international flights to more than 30 countries. Singapore Airlines’ in-flight services include KrisWorld, its entertainment system, and dining options developed by an international culinary panel. The airline also has its own frequent flyer programs, PPS Club and KrisFlyer, both of which reward customer loyalty with ‘miles’ that can be redeemed for flights and upgrades.
Singapore Airlines’ checked baggage allowance varies depending on your travel class, destination and type of flight. However, the general baggage allowance for flights to and from all destinations except the USA ranges between 30 and 50kg. Baggage on flights to and from the USA is measured by piece rather than weight, and ranges between two pieces up to 23kg each in Economy Class to two pieces up to 32kg each in Suites and First Class. PPS Club and KrisFlyer members are entitled to extra baggage on all flights.
If your baggage exceeds your specified weight limit, or if you have more than the specified amount of luggage items when flying to and from the USA, extra baggage charges will apply. These charges are calculated at specified rates depending on your destination. They range from $8USD to $110USD per additional kilogram, and from $50USD to $225USD per additional piece of luggage on US flights.
Singapore Airlines offers the option of purchasing an Additional Baggage Allowance prior to your flight, either online (slightly cheaper) or at the airport. Excess baggage can be purchased in blocks of 5kg (up to a maximum 100kg) for all flights apart from those to and from the USA. For USA flights, you are offered a choice between extra pieces, extra weight and a combination of both. Prices for extra baggage range from $7USD to $88USD per extra kilogram, and fall between $40USD and $280USD per individual piece of baggage for USA flights.
As you can see, all these additional costs can add up when it comes to excess baggage with Singapore Airlines. But as well as pre-purchasing additional baggage and forking out excess charges at the airport, there is another option for transporting excess baggage: an air cargo service, such as the one offered by Pack & Send.
The air cargo option is perfect for people who have picked up one too many additional items on their international travels, and want to ensure they’re able to get them home safely. Pack & Send offers a fixed price for sending excess baggage via air cargo, making this one of the more economically viable options – no surprise ancillary charges.