20 September, 2010, Singapore –and passengers can now check it and drop off their baggage at least 3 hours before their flight at Singapore’s first City Check-in counter called Baggage Express Service. They can receive their boarding passes and baggage claim tags at Marina Bay Sands. Checked-in guests can also proceed directly to clear immigration at Singapore Changi Airport and be at the boarding gate before it closes.
Located at Marina Bay Sands’ Coach Terminal, the check-in counters will initially operate from Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 6 pm.
The Baggage Express service is free for guests without any check-in luggage. A handling charge of S$25 for every two bags applies. The check-in service is also open to hotel guests staying in other parts of Singapore. The accepted baggage will be transported to Changi Airport with regular transport runs and will undergo security screening at the airport. The counters at Marina Bay Sands are manned primarily by SATS’ personnel.
This service will be extended to other airlines in the coming months.