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Question Do linear dimensions matter for checked luggage when flying to Europe in business?


Junior Member
Oct 22, 2011
I have a large suitcase just over 82cm and I know in terms of linear dimensions, it’s approx 170cm. I’ve booked a Singapore Air flight between Syd and Europe in business class and there are some linear restrictions mentioned as a footnote on my ticket but that only seems to apply to flights to/from the US. As long as I’ll be under the weight limit, am I correct that Singapore Air doesn’t police the dimensions of checked baggage between Aus and Europe?


AFF Supporter
Aug 21, 2011
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As long as your bag is not obviously oversized or a strange shape, I don't see you having any issues.
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Junior Member
Oct 22, 2011
My question is around checked baggage, not cabin baggage. This is where the policy is explained: Checked Baggage | Singapore Airlines

I believe the below only applies to the US (piece concept) but it’s not 100% clear:

“The sum of length, width and height of each checked baggage must not exceed 158cm (62 inches).”

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