PAL offers free 20kg baggage allowance

June 18, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 1273 views

STARTING June 15, 2022, all Philippine Airline (PAL) domestic flights utilizing the De Havilland Dash-8 turboprop aircraft (except flights to and from Basco, Batanes) will offer up to 20kg Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) for Economy Value and Economy Flex passengers – a 100% increase from the previous maximum FBA of 10kg that has been in effect for several years, said PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna.

The increased baggage allowance will allow more flexibility and convenience for domestic travelers, resulting in a uniform standard for PAL domestic flights, whether operated with jet or turboprop aircraft, said Villaluna.

Passengers holding old and new tickets issued for travel on or after June 15 will be allowed to check in up to 20kg on the applicable booking classes (Economy Value and Economy Flex).

The new FBA will apply to PAL’s turboprop flights from Manila, Cebu, Davao and General Santos hubs, including flights to Butuan, Cotabato, Catarman, Calbayog, Dumaguete, Antique, Siargao, Legazpi, Caticlan (Boracay), Busuanga (Coron), Iloilo, Tagbilaran (Panglao), Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Davao, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, and Zamboanga.

However, the nation’s flag carrier will retain the current maximum FBA of 10kg for flights to and from Basco (BSO) because of unique route operational conditions that limit the baggage capacity on these flights, Villaluna said.

The baggage rules for other fare types will remain unchanged: FBA of 30kg for Business Value; 35kg for Business Flex; 10kg for Economy Saver (flying on either jet or turboprop aircraft); and no FBA for Economy Supersaver.

To book and fly, check out or contact the PAL hotline at (02) 8855 8888 or travel agents.