Different airlines have different policies when it comes to carry-on bag and check-in baggage. Baggage rate per kilogram also differs per company, and the timing of your actual baggage allowance payment.
Anong ibig sabihin neto? Pag kayo bumili ng baggage allowance at the time you book your tickets, or after as long as it’s 4 hours before your flight, ang babayaran nyo per kilo is mas mababa. Bakit? This is because Cebu Pacific, Air Asia Zest as well as Pal gives as much as 50% discuss if you buy and pay PREPAID baggage.
Ngayon, pag di ka bumili ng prepaid baggage at dumating ka sa check-in counter sa airport na nag excess baggage, you will be paying the regular baggage fee per kilo. Wala ka ng discount na makukuha.
Example: You are flying with a Cebu Pacific ticket which you bought during a piso fare sale. You did not avail of a check-in baggage allowance so you are only allowed to have a 7kg of handcarry bag or backpack, but you showed up at the check-in counter with 2 huge bags! The staff will then require you to check-in your extra baggage, at dahil wala kang prepaid check-in baggage allowance, on the spot ka ngayon magbabayad. You would have paid P201.60 for 15 kilos if bumili ka ng mas maaga, but now sa check-in counter sa airport ka magbabayad, you will be paying around P100+ per kilo of excess baggage! Laking savings sana if you availed of prepaid baggage.
Our All in Fare Team’s advice is that if you know for sure that you will be carrying more than 1 luggage, buy prepaid baggage allowance para makatipid. Hope this helps you!
Passenger Queries on Baggage
These questions are pretty common among airline passengers; you may even be contemplating the same Qs. In this sharing, we hope we can answer some of your concerns and queries.
How many baggage is free of charge?
I have a laptop, does it count towards my 1 free hand-carry bag?
Is a handbag and backpack okay?
How much is the baggage fee for 15 kilos?
I want to add baggage allowance, what should I do?
What are the items not allowed on the handcarry bag?
Cebu Pacific Baggage Policy
You are allowed to carry 1 cabin bag for free.
This 1 cabin bag or hand-carry must not exceed dimension of 56 x 36 x 23 cm for Airbus flights, while for ATR flights maximum bag dimension allowed is 56 x 35 x 20 cm.
The cabin bag must not exceed 7 kg for all flights except for Caticlan, Caticlan’s max bag weight is 5 kg.
Additional items allowed aside from your Free 1 carry-on bag:
A checked-in bag cannot exceed 30kg per piece. This is to avoid injury to Cebu Pacific porters.
For those who will need to check-in luggage, these are the latest Cebu Pacific prepaid baggage handling fee:
Small 15 kg – PHP 201.60
Standard 20 kg – PHP 336
Large 30 kg – PHP 672
Extra Large 40 kg – PHP 1,008
Air Asia Zest Baggage Policy
You can have one hand-carry bag at no charge.
Dimension of your handcarry bag should not exceed 56 x 36 x 23 cm and must not weight more than 7kg.
Additional items that you can bring for free:
1 Laptop in its carrier with its accessories or Handbag
Air Asia Zest Prepaid Baggage Rate
15 kg – Php 170
20 kg – Php 280
25 kg – Php 580
30 kg – Php 900
40 kg – Php 1,700
Philippine Airlines ( PAL )Baggage Policies
Passengers can have one carry-on bag, free of charge
Maximum dimension for the carry-on bag is 115 cm or 45 inches (total L+W+H )
Maximum bag weight of 7 kg.
In addition, you can bring any 2 of the following on top of your 1 free carry-on bag:
Overcoat or wrap or blanket
Pocket book or purse
Small camera or binoculars
Laptop in its case,
A reasonable amount of reading material
PAL Domestic Flights: All domestic PAL flights have a FREE check-in baggage allowance of 10kg for Budget Economy tickets, 20kg for Regular Economy tickets, and 25 kg for Premium Economy tickets.
To answer the queries:
“How to book additional baggage after I paid for my ticket?”
You can buy prepaid or additional baggage by simply logging into the airline’s website, access the “Manage Booking” tab for Cebu Pacific or “Manage My Booking” tab for AirAsia Zest.
Buy and pay for your prepaid baggage at least 4 hours before your flight departure time.
What items are not allowed in your hand-carry bag? These items are restricted and will be confiscated at the X-ray station before you enter the final departure area.
*Sports equipments like surf board, bicycle, golf bag, diving gear etc – these items must be checked-in.
*Long and big umbrellas – small foldable umbrellas are okay
*Sharp or bladed items – your balisong pasalubong from Batangas is not allowed on the carry-on bag.
*Liquids and gels in containers exceeding 100 ml – put your shampoos, lotions, cologne, perfume in 100 ml containers or smaller to be allowed on your carry-on bag.
*Canned goods, raw meat and fish, cooked food with sauces – these items are for checked-in
*Cables and wires
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