Hi! I'm going on a round trip to Japan from the USA using the airports LAX->Narita Airport flying on Singapore airlines.
I was really confused about Singapore Airlines because they said they allowed up to 7Kg~15.6 lbs and bags dimension must add up to 115cm~45in. My carry on bag fits under those dimensions but the thing thats killing me is the weight.. My bag alone is 12.6 lb~5.71 kg. That already eats up the majority of the weight limit. Would singapore be lenient with these restrictions from the lax or narita airport side or would it be a better option to check them in (obviously checked bags would be less hassle but I'm more of a travel quick type of person.)? I'm worried that the checked bags would be expensive.. Ironic for spending so much on tickets but I'm a starving student :)
I was planning on taking a backpack along with my carry on but is that allowed? My backpack fits under their additional items dimensions but would that be weighed in also? There isn't a limit on that.
If possible, would my plan to take one backpack and one carry on suitcase work out? What would you reccomend?
Honestly, this whole situation is really hard for me to wrap my mind around. I don't know if it's the current condition but I need help understand the policies and what i can bring and what i cant.
It's my first time traveling international and I'm concerned I might not be prepared enough. Thank you