If you’re flying in premium economy or business class these days, thanks to greater competition among airlines there’s plenty of perks to choose from. But it’s not all about what happens in the air; a deal breaker for some travellers can be luggage allowances which are less than generous. So what’s on offer from six of the world’s major premium airlines? Close to home, Qantas allows checked baggage up to 40kg for both premium economy and business class, while OneWorld partner, British Airways, allows two checked bags up to 23kg each for premium economy, and three checked bags up to 32kg each for business class passengers. In the battle of the Asian carriers, Cathay Pacific is a bit less generous, only allowing checked baggage up to 25kg for its premium economy passengers, and up to 30kg for business, while Singapore Airlines allows checked baggage up to 40kg for business class (it doesn’t offer premium economy). If you’re flying with Etihad you can check baggage in up to 40kg, but there isn’t a premium economy offering, while Emirates is the same. If you need to travel less than light, checking the baggage allowance before you book is a good suggestion; if you slip into excess baggage territory, the fees may end up canceling out a cheaper premium economy or business class ticket.