Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance


A photograph showing Philippine Airlines’ baggage allowance 

According to Philippine Airlines baggage policy, all passengers (except those travelling on Economic Basic fares) are allowed a free baggage allowance, depending on route and fare type. 

  • The carry-on baggage allowance on Philippine Airlines is as follows:
    • Carry-on Bag (1) 15lb/7kg 

Carry-on Baggage Size Limit 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in)

  • Personal Items (any 2) Small handbag/purse/laptop bag/infant food/camera or binoculars/crutches or prosthetic devices/overcoat/ wrap/ blanket/duty-free bag/pocket book/reading material.
  • The checked baggage allowance on Philippine Airlines is as follows:
    • Domestic flights
      The fares below apply to domestic bookings made through international purchases:
      • Economy Class
        • Economy Basic —
        • Economy Supersaver, Saver, Value, Classic 44lb/20kg*
          *22lb/10kg on Bombardier Q300/400
        • Economy Flex 55lb/25kg*
          *22lb/10kg on Bombardier Q300/400
        • Economy Plus 55lb/25kg
      • Business Class
        • Business Promo 66lb/30kg
        • Business Classic 77lb/35kg
        • Business Flex 88lb/40kg
    • International flights (From the Philippines)
      Philippine Airlines free baggage allowance on international flights
      • Economy Class
        • Economy (Korea, all fares) 44lb/20kg
        • Economy (Asia Pacific, all fares) 66lb/30kg
        • Economy 2 x 50lb/23kg each
          (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)
        • Premium Economy (Korea, all fares) 55lb/25kg
        • Premium Economy 2 x 55lb/25kg each
          (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)
      • Business Class
        • Business Promo/Classic (Korea) 66lb/30kg
        • Business Promo/Classic (Asia Pacific) 88lb/40kg
        • Business Promo/Classic 2 x 70lb/32kg each
          (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)
        • Business Flex (Korea) 77lb/35kg
        • Business Flex (Asia Pacific) 88lb/40kg
        • Business Flex 2 x 70lb/32kg each
          (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)
  • The baggage size limit, i.e., the maximum combined dimensions of a single checked bag (L + W + H), must not exceed 158cm (62in) and the maximum weight per bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg.
  • Lap Infant Baggage Allowance. Lap infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare are entitled to the following baggage allowance:
RouteChecked BaggageCarry-on Baggage
Domestic
(within the Philippines)
International
(Asia, Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and Japan)
1 x 22lb/10kg 1 x 15lb/7kg
North America
(USA, Canada)
1 x 15lb/7kg—either checked or carry-on 
Guam1 x 15lb/7kg1 x 15lb/7kg
Between Japan and Areas 1, 2, and 3*
*Area 1: North/Central/South America, Caribbean Area Sub-Area *Area 2: Europe, Middle East, Africa*Area 3- Asia, Pacific, Korea/Japan
1 x 50lb/23kg Max. dimensions (L + W + H) 158cm/62in
NoteThe baggage size limit (L +W +H) is 115cm/45in (except for Japan, as shown above).Each infant is allowed 1 fully collapsible stroller/basket/infant car seat subject to space availability.For non-US, Canada, and Guam flights from the Philippines, infants paying at least 10% of the adult are entitled to 22lb/10kg of checked baggage plus 1 fully collapsible pushchair or stroller.For US, Canada, and Guam flights from the Philippines, infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare are entitled to 15lb/7kg of checked baggage not exceeding 45in (L + W + H) plus 1 fully collapsible pushchair or stroller.The baggage allowance of a seat-occupying infant is the same as that of an adult passenger traveling on the same fare. 
  • Additional carry-on baggage. In addition to your carry-on/cabin baggage, you can bring the following assistive devices free of charge (if using): 
    • A fully-collapsible wheelchair
    • Crutches or braces
    • A cane or a walker
  • You should be at the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least:
    • 45 minutes before departure if you’re travelling with checked baggage on a domestic flight and at least 15 minutes before departure if you’re travelling without checked baggage. 
    • 60 minutes before departure if you’re travelling on an international flight, and at least 45 minutes before departure if you’re departing from Quanzhou (Jinjiang). 

Excess Baggage Charges on Philippine Airlines


What are the excess baggage fees charged by Philippine Airlines?

If you’re carrying anything beyond your free baggage allowance, you will be charged an excess baggage fee per the rates given below. 

Excess Baggage Charges on Domestic Flights (within the Philippines)
What is the cost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines for domestic flights?

The excess baggage charge on domestic flights within the Philippines is PHP 224 per kilo, incl. VAT. This applies to both flights to and from Manila, as shown in the table below. 

Excess Baggage Fees—Domestic Flights
(within the Philippines)
RoutePer Kilo Excess Baggage Charges to Manila Per Kilo Excess Baggage Charges from Manila
All PHP 224 (incl. VAT)

Excess Baggage Charges on International Flights 

What is the cost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines for international flights?

The excess baggage charges (over baggage charges) on international flights will depend on your route, as shown in the tables below. 

Excess Baggage Charges—Asia
Cost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines—Asia 
Route Per Kilo Excess Baggage Charges
from Manila
Per Kilo Excess Baggage Charges 
to Manila 
BaliUSD 10IDR 140000
BangkokTHB 331
BeijingCNY 70
BusanUSD 12KRW 13200
GuangzhouUSD 8CNY 60
HanoiUSD 10USD 10
Ho Chi Minh
Hong KongHKD 80
JakartaIDR 140000
Kota Kinabalu USD 8CNY 60
JinjiangMYR 42
Kuala LumpurUSD 10MYR 40
MacauUSD 10MOP 90
Manado USD 8IDR 112600
Phnom PenhUSD 10USD 10
SeoulUSD 12KRW 13200
ShanghaiUSD 10CNY 70
SingaporeSGD 14
TaipeiTWD 302
XiamenUSD 8CNY 60
Cebu / Kalibo – ChengduUSD 10CNY 70
Excess Baggage Charges—Pacific RegionCost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines—Pacific Region
Route Per Kilo Excess Baggage Charges from ManilaPer Kilo Excess Baggage Charges 
to Manila
AucklandUSD 24NZD 33
Melbourne AUD 31
Brisbane
Perth
Port MoresbyUSD 16PGK 53
SydneyUSD 24AUD 31
Excess Baggage Charges—Europe
Route Per Kilo Excess Baggage Charges from ManilaPer Kilo Excess Baggage Charges 
to Manila
LondonUSD 50GBP 50
Excess Baggage Charges—The Middle EastCost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines—The Middle East
RoutesPer Piece Excess Baggage Charges from ManilaPer Piece Excess Baggage Charges 
to Manila
Doha USD 100SAR 480
Dammam
Riyadh 
Dubai
Excess Baggage Charges—Japan to South East AsiaCost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines—Japan to South East
RoutePer Piece Excess Baggage Charges from ManilaPer Piece Excess Baggage Charges to Manila
AllUSD 120JPY 12000
Excess Baggage Charges—US, Canada, and GuamCost of excess baggage on Philippine Airlines—USA, Canada, Guam
RouteExceeding no. of allowed pieces Oversized but within the weight limitOverweight but within the size limitOversized and Overweight
 The Philippines to/from 63–80in81in or more24–32kg24–32kg
 San Francisco / Los Angeles / Honolulu USD 175 USD 175USD 450
 
USD 175
 
 USD 450
 JFKUSD 200 USD 200
 
USD 600
 
USD 200
 
 USD 600
 GuamUSD 150
 
USD 150
 
USD 300
 
 USD 150 USD 300
Philippines / Area 2* / Area 3* to / From     
VancouverUSD 175 / CAD175USD 175 / CAD175USD 450 / CAD450USD 175 / CAD175USD 450 / CAD450
TorontoUSD 200 / CAD200USD 200 / CAD200USD 525 / CAD525USD 200 / CAD200USD 525 / CAD525
Canada (Except Vancouver / Toronto) to / from Philippines / Area 3* (except from Guam) / Area 2*USD 225 / CAD225USD 225 / CAD225USD 675 / CAD675USD 225 / CAD225USD 675 / CAD675
Philippines / Asia / Europe / Middle East to / from the USA 
USD 175 
 
 
USD 175
 
USD 450

USD 175
 

USD 450
 
Philippines / Australia / Japan / Korea / Abu Dhabi / (codeshare flights) / Saudi Arabia to USA excluding Honolulu / San Francisco / Los Angeles   


USD 200 / CAD200
 


USD 200 / CAD200



USD 600 / CAD600
 



USD 200 / CAD200
 



USD 600 / CAD600
 
From Narita, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo to Area 1* 
JPY15,000 / USD 150
 

JPY15,000 / USD 150
 

 JPY45,000 / USD 450
24–32kg24–32kg
USD 120 / JPY12,000
 JPY21,000 / USD 210
PhilippinesUSD 120 / JPY12,000USD 120 / JPY12,000USD 300USD 120 / JPY12,000USD 300
Hong Kong / TaiwanUSD 45USD 45USD 135USD 45USD 135
Area 3 excluding Southwest Pacific, Guam, India USD 75USD 75USD 225USD 75USD 225
Australia / New Zealand / Port MoresbyUSD 75USD 75USD 225USD 75USD 225
VancouverUSD 175 / CAD175USD 175 / CAD175USD 450/ CAD450USD 150 / CAD150
USD 450/ CAD450
Toronto  USD 200 / CAD200USD 200 / CAD200
 
USD 525 / CAD525
 
 USD 200 / CAD200USD 525 / CAD525 
Rest of CanadaUSD 175/ CAD225USD 175/ CAD225USD 480/ CAD675USD 175/ CAD225USD 480/ CAD675
*Area 1: North/Central/South America, Caribbean Area Sub-Area *Area 2: Europe, Middle East, Africa*Area 3- Asia, Pacific, Korea/Japan
Note. The baggage size limit of a single checked bag (L + W + H) is 158cm (62in) and the maximum weight per bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg. 

Philippine Airlines Prepaid Baggage Charges


What are Philippine Airlines additional baggage charges like?

Additional baggage on Philippine Airlines is cheaper when purchased in advance. The additional baggage charges will vary by sector and destination, as shown in the tables below.

Prepaid Baggage Charges—Domestic Flights
(within the Philippines)
Baggage AllowanceInitial Booking Rate Manage Booking Rate
At least 15 days from departure date14 days or less from departure date
22lb/10kgPHP 250PHP 300PHP 400
44lb/20kgPHP 400PHP 550PHP 650
66lb/30kgPHP 750PHP 1000PHP 1200
88lb/40kgPHP 1250PHP 1600PHP 1850
The baggage charges are inclusive of VAT.If purchasing baggage from outside the Philippines, the equivalent of the local currency will be charged.Initial Booking Rate refers to booking the ticket and the prepaid baggage at the same time. If traveling to/from Basco and Busuanga, you can book only up to 22lb/10kg of Prepaid Baggage.Only 1 piece of Prepaid Baggage is permitted subject to a maximum of 88lb/40kg per passenger per sector, except on routes where other restrictions may apply.If you’ve already purchased Prepaid Baggage, you can upgrade up to 88lb/40kg per passenger per sector (except on routes like Busuanga and Basco) via a PAL Ticket Office or the Reservations Hotline.
Prepaid Excess Baggage Charges on International Flights
If you’re flying on a piece-concept flight, you can purchase up to 2 pieces of additional baggage per sector, subject to a maximum of 50lb/23kg per piece. The prepaid excess baggage charges for the United States, Canada, Japan, and the Middle East are as follows:

Philippine Airlines Excess Baggage Charges—USA, Canada, Japan, Middle East
Country and SectorPer Piece Rate 
United States 
GuamUSD 100
Honolulu/New York/San Francisco/Los Angeles USD 150
Canada
Toronto USD 150 / CAD 150
VancouverUSD  175 / CAD 175
Japan
Sapporo/Fukuoka/Osaka/Tokyo (Haneda)/Tokyo (Narita)/Nagoya US 100 / JPY 10000
The Middle East 
DubaiUSD 100 / AED 375
DohaUSD 100 / QAR 375
Dammam / RiyadhUSD 100 / SAR 375

Prepaid Excess Baggage Charges—United Kingdom, Oceania, Asia


If you’re flying on a weight-concept flight, you must pre-purchase your baggage in blocks of 11lb/5kg, subject to a maximum of 44lb/20kg per passenger per sector. The prepaid excess baggage charges for Asia, Oceania, and the United Kingdom are as follows:

Philippine Airlines Excess Baggage Charges—United Kingdom, Oceania, Asia
Country and SectorRate Per 11lb/5kg Block 
UK LondonUSD 200 / GBP150
Oceania
Port MoresbyUSD 60 / PGK 200
Brisbane / Melbourne / Sydney / PerthUSD 90 / AUD 117
AucklandUSD 90 / NZD 125
Asia 
Guangzhou / Jinjiang / XiamenUSD 25 / CNY 200
Beijing / ShanghaiUSD 40 / CNY 300
Bali (Denpasar) / JakartaUSD 40 / IDR 560000
BangkokUSD 40 / THB 1325
Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh/Phnom PenhUSD 40
Hong KongUSD 40 / HKD 350
Kuala LumpurUSD 40 / MYR 170
MacauUSD 40 / MOP 350
SingaporeUSD 40 / SGD 55
TaipeiUSD 40 / TWD 1208
Busan/Seoul (Incheon)USD 50 / KRW 55000
Other Sectors 
Cebu/Kalibo – Chengdu or vv.USD 40 / CNY 300
Taipei – Osaka or vv.TWD 1310 / JPY 4400
 

How to Purchase Prepaid Baggage on Philippine Airlines
How to add extra baggage on Philippine Airlines

You can purchase excess baggage up to 4 hours before departure and save on the airport rates. 

You can add extra baggage on Philippine Airlines in any of the following ways:

  • Online via PhilippineAirlines.com 
  • With the mobile app
  • Through a PAL ticket office
  • By phone through the Reservations Hotline
    (call +1-844-902-2949 or the Reservations Hotline in your country)
  • Through your travel agent 

Tip. If you’re travelling on a domestic flight and have already purchased Prepaid Baggage, you can upgrade to a higher baggage allowance up to 4 hours before your flight’s departure as indicated above.  

How to Purchase Prepaid Baggage Online 

Use the Manage Booking feature to pre-purchase excess baggage at a discount

To pre-purchase baggage online:


A screenshot of Philippine Airlines’ Manage Booking functionality used for purchasing baggage online 

  1. Go to PhilippineAirlines.com
  2. Select Manage Booking 
  3. Enter your booking reference and last name 
  4. Hit the Proceed button 
  5. Select your flight 
  6. Follow the prompts to purchase Prepaid Baggage

Important

  • You can also pre-purchase excess baggage using Philippine Airlines’ mobile app.
  • It is cheaper to purchase Prepaid Baggage in advance than at the airport.
  • You cannot purchase baggage allowance for special baggage items online—such as sports equipment, oversized baggage, pets, etc.—as they need to be physically assessed at the airport.

Philippine Airlines Sporting Equipment Policy

Per Philippine Airlines’ sports baggage policy, you can bring your sports equipment as part of your normal baggage allowance. If the sporting equipment exceeds your baggage allowance, standard Excess Baggage Charges (EBC) will apply.

Sporting EquipmentIncluded in Free Baggage AllowanceOver the Free Baggage Allowance 
Weight Concept Piece Concept
Snow Skis*Includes 1 pair of: skis, poles, ski boots.First SetFirst Set—33% EBCAdditional Sets—100% EBCFirst Set—25% of EBC
Golf*Includes 1golf bag, golf clubs, 1 pair of golf shoes.First SetFirst Set—EBC for 6kgAdditional Sets—100% of EBCFirst Set—50% of EBCAdditional Sets—100% of EBC
Surfboards/Wakeboards*
(not for windsurfing)
NoRegular EBC< 277cm (109in)—100% EBC> 277cm (109in)—200% EBC
Bicycle*
(single-seat, non-motorized)Fishing Equipment*Sleeping Bag/Bedroll*
YesRegular EBCRegular EBC
Other Sporting EquipmentYesRegular EBCRegular EBC
* Will be considered as a standard baggage item measuring 158cm/62in, regardless of size.Packing requirementsGolf. The outer container of the clubs must be sturdily designed to prevent damage.Surfboards/wakeboards. The outer container must be sturdily designed to prevent scratches and dents. Bicycles must be packed securely—handlebars fixed sideways; tires deflated; pedals, mirrors, and lamps removed; and the remaining parts packaged in the main frame’s direction. Fishing Equipment. The main part must be retractable and the equipment must be packed in a sturdy container to prevent damage. 

Note

  • Sporting equipment that exceeds your baggage allowance will incur the standard Excess Baggage Charges (EBC) for the items mentioned above.
  • High-value sporting equipment should be insured before travel.

Special Baggage Items


A view of the special baggage items you can carry on your Philippine Airlines booking

The following special baggage items must be transported per rules that apply specifically to them:

  1. Batteries and flammable liquids
  2. Bulky, fragile, and limited release baggage
  3. Cabin baggage
  4. Guns and ammunition
  5. Human remains
  6. Musical instruments
  7. Pets
  8. Plants
  9. Seafood, meat, and other perishable items
  10. Sports equipment
  11. Medications and medical oxygen

How to Carry Special Baggage Items on Philippine Airlines

  1. Batteries and Flammable Liquids
    1. Battery-operated wheelchairs and similar mobility devices powered by spillable/non-spillable batteries can be checked in, subject to the following conditions:
      1. Must notify in advance and receive approval before traveling. 
      2. Insulate the battery terminals to prevent short-circuiting.
      3. Secure the battery properly to the wheelchair.
      4. Always load, stow, secure, and unload the wheelchair or mobility device in an upright position. 
      5. Carry the battery in strong and rigid packaging material. 
      6. Leaky, damaged, and improperly packaged batteries will not be accepted. 
      7. Spare lithium batteries cannot be carried as checked baggage—they must be carried as cabin/carry-on items only. 
    2. The watt-hour rating must not exceed: 
      1. 100Wh per rechargeable lithium-ion battery. 
      2. 2 grams per non-rechargeable lithium metal battery.
    3. Up to 2 spare lithium-ion batteries of 100-160Wh are allowed as carry-on baggage items. 
    4. If carrying spare batteries, protect them from damage and short-circuit by carrying the batteries in their original packaging, taping the terminals, and placing them in individual plastic bags. 
    5. Banned items. The following cannot be carried with or without batteries as checked, carry-on, or cargo baggage:
      1. Solo-wheels
      2. Mini-Segways
      3. Hoverboards
      4. Air Wheels
      5. ​Balance Wheels
    6.  Flammable Liquids. Flammable liquids of any type, incl. paints, thinners, and lighter refills will not be accepted as carry-on or checked baggage items.
  2. Bulky, Fragile, and Limited Release Baggage
    1. The following items can be carried after submitting a Limited Release Baggage tag, releasing the airline from any liability during transport: 
      1. Bulky items exceeding standard dimensions, such as: 
  • Vases
  • Trophies
  • Tents
  • Strollers 
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Musical instruments
  • Media bags
  • Bicycles
  1. Fragile items
  2. Perishable items
  3. Inadequately packed items 
  4. Damaged items  
  5. For more information about the permitted dimensions, refer to the section titled Philippine Airlines Baggage Policy.
  1. Cabin Baggage
    1. Cabin Baggage items include valuable items such as musical instruments, religious items, etc., that occupy a paid seat. 
    2. Cabin Baggage items must meet the following criteria:
      1. Only one item is allowed per seat. 
      2. Must be properly packed to avoid injury to others.
      3. The maximum weight must not exceed 165lb/75kg. 
      4. The maximum height must not exceed the height of the seat’s backrest.
      5. Must be booked in advance via a PAL Ticket Office.
  2. Guns and Ammunition
    1. Authorized and qualified passengers are allowed to carry firearms as checked baggage items, subject to the following conditions:  
      1. They must be inaccessible to unauthorized people during the flight. 
      2. Must be unloaded and/or disabled. 
      3. Must be packed in a suitable container and checked-in as cargo or hold baggage. 
      4. The passenger must carry a special authorization per U.S. laws involved. 
      5. The documentation for destination and transit countries must be arranged in advance by the passenger. 
    2. Ammunition such as cartridges: 
      1. Must be packed securely. 
      2. Must not exceed 11lb/5kg (incl. packaging) per passenger. 
      3. Must be carried as a checked baggage item.
    3. Any projectile-discharging type of weapon (such as spearguns, harpoon guns, etc.) must be unloaded and carried as a checked baggage item.
  3. Human Remains
    1. Human ashes can be transported in urns as hand baggage items if accompanied by the following documentation: 
      1. A valid Death Certificate
      2. A valid Cremation Certificate
    2. If traveling to/from the United States, the ashes must be placed in a clear plastic bag before being placed in an urn to enable physical and x-ray screening.
    3. If traveling out of the Philippines, you will require a permit from the Bureau of Quarantine, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila (Tel. Number: 301-9104).
    4. If transporting human remains by cargo, arrange the following documents in advance:
      1. Quarantine Permit/Certificate
      2. Death Certificate
      3. Embalming Certificate (if required) 
      4. Cremation Certificate
      5. Mortuary Certificate stating that the remains have been placed in the prescribed urn, casket, or container
      6. Transit Permit (if required)
      7. Consular Certificate
    5. Non-cremated remains must be placed in a hermetically-sealed casket made of metal or wood, and then packed in a coffin. The crate or outer packaging must: 
      1. Protect the coffin 
      2. Prevent the nature of its content from being made apparent
      3. Include handles for lifting
    6. Funeral urns containing cremated remains must be adequately cushioned and protected against breakage inside the packaging.
  4. Musical Instruments
    1. Musical instruments can be carried as part of the passenger’s free baggage allowance (carry-on or checked baggage). Musical instruments (such as guitars) that don’t fit under the passenger seat or overhead bin must be checked in, preferably in a hard case. 
    2. Musical instruments must be properly packed to prevent damage. PAL will not take any responsibility for inadequately packed instruments that are damaged during transit. 
    3. Passengers are allowed to carry their musical instruments on a paid seat as a Cabin Baggage product.
  5. Pets
    1. Pets like cats, dogs, and birds are allowed to travel as checked baggage on most flights. 
    2. Pets are not allowed to travel in the cabin with their owners (except trained service dogs). They are subject to excess baggage charges—and not included in a passenger’s free baggage allowance.
    3. Call the Reservations Office at least 48 hours before departure to find out if the pet will be accepted as baggage at the airport of origin. 
    4. Brachycephalic (snub-nosed) dog breeds will not be accepted on any flight.
    5. For more information such as names of dog breeds not allowed, pet charges, etc., refer to the section titled Philippine Airlines Pet Policy. 
  6. Plants
    1. Since plant import restrictions vary by country, you will need to contact the local agriculture or plant authority office of the destination country to learn about their specific import requirements and restrictions. 
    2. To learn about the plant import requirements in the Philippines, contact the Bureau of Plant Industry in Manila.
  7. Seafood, Meat, and Other Perishable Items
    1. Most countries have placed a ban on bringing meat and poultry products, incl. perishable items. You will need to contact the appropriate authorities in the destination country, such as Customs or their Bureau of Plant and Quarantine, to learn about their specific regulations. 
    2. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not allow cooked or uncooked meat and poultry products, from areas that have been affected by certain animal diseases. You will need to contact the authorities for more information.
    3. If traveling within the Philippines, passengers are allowed to check-in seafood, meat, and perishable items if they are properly packed in leakproof containers. 
  8. Sports Equipment
    1. Most sports equipment can be carried as part of the normal baggage allowance. They include snow skis, golf gear, non-motorized bicycles, fishing equipment, sleeping bags, bedrolls, and other sporting equipment. 
    2. Excess baggage charges (EBC) will apply for surfboards and wakeboards
    3. Sporting equipment that exceeds the weight and/or size limits of your baggage allowance will be subject to standard Excess Baggage Charges (EBC).
    4. For more information, refer to the section titled Philippine Airlines Sporting Equipment Policy. 
  9. Medications and Medical Oxygen
    1. Medications. Non-radioactive medications can be carried per the following conditions: 
      1. Must not exceed 4.4lb/2kg or 2 liters. 
      2. The net quantity per item must not exceed 1lb/0.5kg or 0.5 liter (1 pint).
      3. Can be checked in or carried on.
    2. Medical oxygen. Passengers requiring medical oxygen during their flight: 
      1. Must use only carrier-supplied medical oxygen.
      2. Can carry their own oxygen cylinder/bottle provided: 
        1. It does not exceed 11lb/5kg. 
        2. It is packed properly. 
        3. It is not used onboard.
          However, passengers are allowed to use their own oxygen bottles before embarking and after disembarking. 

Requirements 

  1. Must request at least 72 hours before departure for international flights. 
  2. Must request at least 48 hours before departure for domestic flights. 
  3. Must check in 1 hour before the standard check-in time to receive the supplies.

How to Pay Your Baggage Fee on Philippine Airlines  

You can pay your baggage fee in the following ways:

  • When you book your flight 
    • Online 
    • With the mobile app
    • Through a PAL ticket office
    • By phone through the Reservations Hotline
      (call +1-844-902-2949 or the Reservations Hotline in your country)
    • Through your travel agent 
  • After you book your flight—up to 4 hours before departure
    • Online through Manage Booking
    • With the mobile app
    • Through a PAL ticket office
    • By phone through the Reservations Hotline
      (call +1-844-902-2949 or the Reservations Hotline in your country)
    • Through your travel agent 
  • At the airport (costlier)

Philippine Airlines Musical Instruments Policy

Per Philippine Airlines’ musical instruments policy, musical instruments/equipment can be carried as part of your carry-on or checked baggage allowance. Alternatively, you can purchase an extra seat to accommodate it as a Cabin Baggage product. 

Tips 

  • You must pack your musical instrument securely to prevent damage to it as well as cause injury to others. 
  • Consider checking in large musical instruments.
  • Insure costly musical instruments before travelling. 
  1. Musical Instrument as Carry-on Baggage 

You can bring a small musical instrument as part of your carry-on baggage. Do make sure to pack it securely in a case, that it is small enough to fit in the space allotted to you, and it falls within your baggage allowance limit: 

  • Max. Weight 15lb/7kg 
  • Max. Dimensions 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in)

If your musical instrument cannot be stored in the cabin due to space limitations, you will need to carry it as checked baggage or purchase an additional seat for it.

  1. Musical Instrument as a Cabin Baggage Product

You can carry a larger musical instrument by purchasing an additional seat for it. Carrying a musical instrument as a Cabin Baggage product is subject to the following conditions:

  • Only one musical instrument is allowed per seat. 
  • The total weight of the musical instrument (incl. case) must not exceed 165lb (75kg).
  • The maximum height must not exceed the height of the seat’s backrest.
  • The musical instrument must be securely packed to prevent injury or damage.
  • The musical instrument must be fastened to the seat with a seatbelt.
  • The musical instrument must be booked in advance by calling +1-844-902-2949 or your local PAL Ticket Office.
  • PAL will not take any responsibility for inadequately packed instruments that are damaged during transit.
  1. Musical Instrument as Checked Baggage 

Musical instruments unsuited for carriage in the cabin due to their weight and/or size—such as drums, harps, double basses—must be checked in. However, you must pack the instrument securely to prevent damage. 

Philippine Airlines Baggage Services—Delayed, Lost, or Damaged Baggage Issues

Philippine Airlines Baggage Services for Missing Baggage 

If your checked baggage does not arrive, you should report it immediately at the Baggage Assistance Counter in the arrival area and file a report. After you file a report, a file reference number will be issued to you which you can use to trace your bag(s) or file a claim if required. 

If your baggage on an international flight has not been found by the seventh day of being reported missing, you must: 

  1. Fill out PAL’s Baggage Claim form.
  2. Email it to baggage_tracing@pal.com.ph for further action. 

Note

  1. You must file a written complaint within 21 days of receiving your delayed baggage. 
  2. If you wish to claim any damages in court, you must file for damages within 2 years of the aircraft’s actual or scheduled arrival. Failure to act within these timelines will disqualify you from making any claim.
  3. When filling out the form, be sure to describe in detail the contents of your missing baggage, such as clothing items, gadgets, accessories, etc. 

Philippine Airlines Baggage Services for Damaged Baggage 

If you notice any damage to your bag upon arrival, report it immediately at the Baggage Assistance Counter in the arrival area and file a report. After you file a report, you will be informed of the next steps. 

Note.  You must file a written complaint within 7 days of receiving the damaged bag. If you wish to claim any damages in court, you must file for damages within 2 years of the aircraft’s actual or scheduled arrival. Failure to act within these timelines will disqualify you from making any claim.

Philippine Airlines Liability for Lost and Damaged Bags

Damaged, delayed, and lost baggage compensation 

Philippine Airlines’ liability for lost, damaged, or delayed bags (including contents) is limited to the amounts mentioned below unless you declare a higher value and pay the additional charges in advance. 

  • Liability for trips governed by the Warsaw Convention. If your journey is covered by the Warsaw Convention, Philippines Airlines’ liability will be limited to: 
    • For checked baggageSDR 17/kg/per passenger (EUR 20). 
    • For unchecked baggage—SDR 332 (approx. EUR 400). 

The carrier may also be liable for damage due to delay. 

  • Liability for trips governed by the Montreal Convention. If your journey is governed by the Montreal Convention, Philippines Airlines’ liability will be limited to: 
    • For checked baggage—SDR 1,288 (approx. EUR 1,602) per passenger.
    • For cargo baggage—SDR 22 per kilo (approx. EUR 27 per kilo)

You will only be paid a higher compensation if you make a special declaration, state a higher value for your bag’s contents, and pay an additional fee before travelling.  

Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) Restrictions

Liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs), as well as pastes, and creams, are allowed in the cabin in 100ml containers only. The 100ml containers must be packed in a clear plastic bag with a maximum volume of 33.8oz (1L) per passenger, measuring approx. 20cm x 20cm. LAGs must be completely sealed, and you should be able to present them for visual inspection at security.

Exemptions 

Items like baby foods for consumption during the flight, prescribed medications, and liquid retail items you buy at the airport or on the aircraft are excepted from the above-mentioned restrictions. 

Prohibited Items


Prohibited items in checked baggage and carry-on baggage 

The items listed below are prohibited on Philippine Airlines—both as checked and carry-on baggage:

A view of some of the prohibited items on Philippine Airlines 

  • Corrosive batteries and substances.
  • Gases, LPG, camp stoves, etc. 
  • Recalled or damaged batteries. 
  • Flammable liquids, paints, thinners, etc. 
  • Radioactive material.
  • Infectious substances, blood, viruses, etc.
  • Lighters and matches. 
  • More than 2 grams of Lithium C size or larger non-rechargeable batteries.
  • Airwheels, solowheel, mini Segways, hoverboards, balance wheel, etc.—with or without batteries. 
  • Small vehicles powered by greater than 160Wh rechargeable Lithium batteries.
  • Oxidizing materials, paint strippers, etc. 
  • Toxic substances. 
  • Organic peroxides, bleach, etc.
  • Explosives, flares, fireworks, detonators, grenades, dynamite, plastic explosives, torch, etc.
  • Other dangerous items, including offensive or irritating materials, magnetized materials, etc.

Prohibited Cabin Baggage Items 

Philippine Airlines does not allow passengers to use travel accessories and devices that can be attached to or inserted between the seats, such as knee defenders, bed boxes, etc., as they may damage the seats/fixtures, block access to the emergency equipment, or stall evacuation in case of an emergency. 

The following items are prohibited in the cabin and must be packed in checked bags: 

  • Swiss knives, sharp objects, blades, scissors, and nail cutters.
  • All types of umbrellas.
  • Bicycle jacks or chains and similar items.
  • Lighters containing butane and matches are prohibited on the aircraft—both as carry-on and checked baggage items. However, Zippo lighters are allowed as carry-on and checked baggage items if completely drained of their contents.
  • Liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) are allowed if carried in quantities up to 100ml per container, provided they are placed in airtight plastic bags (to prevent leakage).
  • All types of adhesive tapes—rubber, electrical, duct, scotch, packing, masking, etc.
  • All other articles and substances that might pose a risk to the safety, health, environment, or property are prohibited as carry-on and checked baggage items. 

Note. Medications, fragile or perishable items, and valuable items such as jewelry, cameras, money, etc. should not be checked in but carried as carry-on baggage in the cabin. 

Prohibited Items per the US Transport Security and Administration (TSA)

The US Transportation Security Administration prohibits passengers from carrying certain articles in carry-on and checked bags for safety reasons. Click here for more information as the list gets updated from time to time.


Frequently Asked Questions on Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance

You must immediately notify the Baggage Assistance Counter in the arrival area of the airport if your checked baggage does not arrive. The staff will prepare a report and issue a file reference number which you will need later to trace your bag and/or file a clam if required. 

If your baggage on an international flight is still missing on day #7, you must fill out the Baggage Claim form and email it to baggage_tracing@pal.com.ph for further action. When filling out the form, be sure to describe in detail the contents of your missing baggage, such as clothing items, gadgets, accessories, etc. 

You can add baggage on Philippine Airlines by phone, online, with the mobile app, at a PAL ticket office, or through your travel agent. Paying your baggage fee up to 4 hours before departure is cheaper than paying at the airport. 

To pay your baggage fee online:

  1. Go to PhilippineAirlines.com 
  2. Click on Manage Booking
  3. Enter your booking reference and last name 
  4. Click on the Proceed button 
  5. Follow the prompts to purchase Prepaid Baggage

You can also purchase baggage using Philippine Airlines’ mobile app.

You are allowed to carry 1 carry-on bag and any 2 personal items.
Your carry-on bag must not exceed: 

  • 15lb (7kg) in weight 
  • 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in) in size

The personal items can include any 2 articles from the list below: 

  • Small handbag or purse
  • Laptop bag
  • Infant food
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars
  • Crutches 
  • Prosthetic devices
  • An overcoat or a wrap
  • A blanket
  • A duty-free bag
  • A pocketbook or reading material

Your free checked baggage allowance on domestic and international flights is as follows:

Domestic flights (Within the Philippines)
(booked through international purchases)
International flights (From the Philippines)
Economy ClassBasic NilSupersaver, Saver Value, Classic 44lb/20kg*
Economy Flex 55lb/25kg*Economy Plus 55lb/25kg Business ClassBusiness Promo 66lb/30kgBusiness Classic 77lb/35kgBusiness Flex 88lb/40kg





*22lb/10kg on Bombardier Q300/400
Economy ClassEconomy (Korea, all fares) 44lb/20kgEconomy (Asia Pacific, all fares) 66lb/30kgEconomy 2 x 50lb/23kg each
(Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)Premium Economy (Korea, all fares) 55lb/25kgPremium Economy 2 x 55lb/25kg each
(Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)
Business ClassBusiness Promo/Classic (Korea) 66lb/30kgBusiness Promo/Classic (Asia Pacific) 88lb/40kgBusiness Promo/Classic 2 x 70lb/32kg each
(Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)Business Flex (Korea) 77lb/35kgBusiness Flex (Asia Pacific) 88lb/40kgBusiness Flex 2 x 70lb/32kg each
(Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)

The maximum combined dimensions of a single checked bag (L + W + H) must not exceed 158cm (62in) and the maximum weight per bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg.

Lap infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare are entitled to the following baggage allowance:

  • On domestic flights (within the Philippines)
    • Carry-on Baggage Nil 
    • Checked Baggage Nil
  • International flights—Asia, Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and Japan
    • Carry-on Baggage 1 x 15lb/7kg
    • Checked Baggage 1 x 22lb/10kg
  • International flights (the USA and Canada)
    • Carry-on Baggage or Checked Baggage 1 x 15lb/7kg
  • International flights (Guam)
    • Carry-on Baggage 1 x 15lb/7kg
    • Checked Baggage 1 x 15lb/7kg
  • International flights (Japan to Areas 1*, 2*, and 3*)
    • Checked Baggage 1 x 50lb/23kg 
    • Max. dimensions (L + W + H) 158cm/62in

*Area 1: North/Central/South America, Caribbean Area Sub-Area 

*Area 2: Europe, Middle East, Africa

*Area 3- Asia, Pacific, Korea/Japan

Note

  • The max. dimensions (L +W +H) of an infant’s bag must not exceed 115cm/45in (except in the case of Japan, as shown above).
  • For non-US, Canada, and Guam flights from the Philippines, infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare are entitled to 22lb/10kg of checked baggage plus 1 fully collapsible pushchair or stroller.
  • For US, Canada, and Guam flights from the Philippines, infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare are entitled to 15lb/7kg of checked baggage not exceeding 45in (L + W + H) plus 1 fully collapsible pushchair or stroller.
  • The baggage allowance of a seat-occupying infant is the same as that of an adult passenger traveling on the same fare.

The excess baggage fees vary by route and destination, as shown below:

  • On domestic flights to/from Manila, it is PHP 224 per kilo. 
  • On flights to/from Manila within Asia, the excess baggage fee ranges from USD 8 – 12 per kilo.
  • On flights to/from Manila within the Pacific Region, the excess baggage fee ranges from USD 16 – 24 per kilo.
  • On flights to/from Manila to London, the excess baggage fee ranges from USD 50/GBP 50 per kilo. 
  • On flights to/from Manila to the Middle East, the excess baggage fee ranges from USD 100/SAR 480 per 50lb/23kg bag. 
  • On flights to/from the Philippines to USA, Canada, and Guam, Japan, the excess baggage fee ranges from USD 150 – 225 per 50lb/23kg bag. 

Philippine Airlines’ weight limit for a single piece of checked baggage is 70lb/32kg. 

On international flights, passengers travelling on Economy Class fares are allowed a baggage allowance of 44lb/20kg (Korea), 66lb/30kg (Asia Pacific), and 2 bags x 50lb/23kg per bag (Japan/US/Canada/Europe). Passengers travelling on Business Flex fares are allowed up to 2 bags x 70lb/32kg per bag per passenger on international flights. 

The check-in baggage limit is per bag is 70lb/32kg by weight and 158cm/62in by size (L + W + H). If you’re flying on a piece concept flight (USA, Canada, Japan, Middle East, Guam), you can purchase up to 2 pieces of additional bags per sector (in addition to your normal baggage allowance of 2 bags of 70lb/32kg each), subject to a maximum weight of 50lb/23kg per bag.

If you’re travelling on domestic flight within the Philippines with checked baggage, you must reach the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least 45 minutes before departure, and at least 15 minutes before departure if you’re travelling without checked baggage. 

If you’re travelling on an international flight, you must reach the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least 60 minutes before departure, and at least 45 minutes before departure if your flight is from Quanzhou (Jinjiang). 

Philippine Airlines baggage weight limit for international flights is 70lb/32kg per checked bag. Passengers travelling on a Business Flex (USA, Canada, Japan, Middle East, Guam) fare are allowed up to 2 bags weighing up to 70lb/32kg each per passenger. They can purchase up to 2 additional bags weighing up to 50lb/23kg each, if they wish. 

Philippine Airlines international (and domestic) carry-on baggage allowance is the same for all passengers on all routes. It is 1 carry-on bag plus 2 personal carry-on items (such as a small handbag, duty-free bag, laptop bag, prosthetic devices, reading material, etc.)

The weight of the carry-on bag must not exceed 15lb/7kg and its size must not be more than 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in). 

The carry-on baggage weight limit on Philippine Airlines is 15lb/7kg per passenger.

If you’re travelling on an Economy Class fare on a piece concept flight (USA, Japan, Canada, Middle East, Guam, Europe), you’re allowed to bring 2 bags weighing up to 50lb/23kg per bag. If you’re travelling on a Premium Economy fare on the same route, you’re allowed to bring 2 bags weighing up to 55lb/25kg each. If you’re travelling on a Business Promo/Classic/Flex fare on the same route, you can bring up to 2 bags weighing up to 70lb/32kg each. 

Yes, Philippine Airlines is generally strict with carry-on baggage. If you exceed your allowance, you will either have to check in your luggage and/or pay excess baggage charges. 

Philippine Airlines baggage allowance on domestic flights is:

  • Nil for Economy Basic fares
  • 44lb/20kg for Economy Supersaver, Saver, Value, and Classic fares
    (22lb/10kg on Bombardier Q300/400)
  • 55lb/25kg on Economy Flex fares
    (22lb/10 kg on Bombardier Q300/400)
  • 55lb/25kg on Economy Plus fares
  • 66lb/30kg on Business Promo fares
  • 77lb/35kg on Business Classic fares
  • 88lb/40kg on Business Flex fares 

Your check-in baggage must not measure more than 158cm/62in in combined dimensions (length + width + height) and it should not weigh more than 70lb/32kg. Bags weighing more than 70lb must be repacked or they will not be accepted. Check-in bags that exceed these dimensions will be treated as oversized baggage and will incur an Excess Baggage Charge (EBC).

Philippine Airlines hand carry baggage size should not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in).

The oversized baggage limit on Philippine Airlines is 203cm/80in in combined dimensions (L + W + H). If your bag exceeds 203cm/80in in combined dimensions, you must make advance arrangements with Philippine Airlines and be prepared to pay the Excess Baggage Charge (EBC) per applicable rates. 

The extra baggage cost on Philippine Airlines ranges from USD 100 – 175 per bag on piece route flights such as the United States, Canada, Japan, and the Middle East (depending on your route), subject to a maximum of 50lb/23kg per bag. 

The hand carry baggage weight limit on Philippine Airlines is 15lb/7kg.

The number of kilos of baggage allowed on Philippine Airlines will depend on your route and travel class. 

On international flights, passengers travelling on Economy Class fares are allowed a free baggage allowance of: 

  • 44lb/20kg per passenger (Korea)
  • 66lb/30kg (Asia Pacific)
  • 2 x 50lb/23kg (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam)

On international flights, passengers travelling on Premium Economy fares area allowed free baggage allowance of:

  • 55lb/25kg per passenger (Korea)
  • 2 x 55lb/25kg per passenger (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam)

On international flights, passengers travelling on Business Class fares are allowed free baggage allowance of:

  • 66lb/30kg per passenger on Business Promo/Classic fares (Korea)
  • 88lb/40kg per passenger on Business Promo/Classic fares (Asia Pacific)
  • 2 x 70lb/32kg per passenger on Business Promo/Classic/Flex fares (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam)
  • 77lb/35kg per passenger on Business Flex fares (Korea)
  • 88lb/40kg per passenger on Business Flex fares (Asia Pacific)

If you’re flying on a piece concept flight (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam), you can purchase up to 2 pieces of additional baggage, subject to a maximum of 50lb/23kg per bag, thus making for a total weight of 240lb per passenger (incl. excess baggage).

Anything beyond your free baggage allowance is treated as excess baggage. This means if you’re travelling on an international flight, anything beyond the following baggage allowance will be considered as excess baggage:

  • On Economy Class fares: 
  • Baggage exceeding 44lb/20kg per passenger (Korea) is considered as excess baggage.
  • Baggage exceeding 66lb/30kg (Asia Pacific) is considered as excess baggage. 
  • Baggage exceeding 2 x 50lb/23kg (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam) is considered as excess baggage.
  • On Premium Economy fares:
  • Baggage exceeding 55lb/25kg per passenger (Korea) is considered as excess baggage. 
  • Baggage exceeding 2 x 55lb/25kg per passenger (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam) is considered as excess baggage. 
  • On Business Class fares:
  • Baggage exceeding 66lb/30kg per passenger on Business Promo/Classic fares (Korea) is considered as excess baggage.
  • Baggage exceeding 88lb/40kg per passenger on Business Promo/Classic fares (Asia Pacific) is considered as excess baggage.
  • Baggage exceeding 2 x 70lb/32kg per passenger on Business Promo/Classic/Flex fares (USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Guam) is considered as excess baggage.
  • Baggage exceeding 77lb/35kg per passenger on Business Flex fares (Korea) is considered as excess baggage.
  • Baggage exceeding 88lb/40kg per passenger on Business Flex fares (Asia Pacific) is considered as excess baggage.

The baggage allowance price on Philippine Airlines, or the excess baggage charges, on flights to/from the United States/Dubai/Doha/Dammam/Riyadh is USD 100 per a 50lb/23kg bag, subject to a maximum of 2 bags. The baggage allowance price on flights to/from Canada ranges from CAD 150 (Toronto) to USD 175 (Vancouver) per bag of up to 50lb/23kg, subject to a maximum of 2 bags. 

For Philippine Airlines baggage information, refer to this website, especially the information under the question How much baggage is allowed on Philippine Airlines? at the beginning of this page. If you need more information or would like to speak with someone, call +1-844-902-2949 or a PAL office in your country. 

Call +1-844-902-2949 or a PAL office in your country.

The check-in baggage size on Philippine Airlines is 158cm/62in on total combined dimensions, i.e., length + width + height.

Philippine Airlines check-in baggage weight limit on international flights to/from the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and Guam is: 

  • 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each on an Economy Class fare.
  • 2 bags of up to 55lb/25kg each on a Premium Economy Class fare. 
  • 2 bags of up to 77lb/35kg each on a Business Class fare. 

The check-in baggage weight limit on international flights to/from the Asia Pacific is: 

  • 66lb/30kg on an Economy Class fare.
  • 88lb/40kg on a Business Class fare. 

The check-in baggage weight limit on international flights to/from Korea is: 

  • 44lb/20kg on an Economy Class fare.
  • 55lb/25kg on a Premium Economy Class fare. 
  • 66lb/30kg on a Business Promo/Classic fare. 
  • 77lb/35kg on a Business Flex fare. 

Philippine Airlines Economy Class baggage allowance on international flights is:

  • 44lb/20kg (Korea).
  • 66lb/30kg (Asia Pacific).
  • 2 bags x 50lb/23kg per bag (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe)

Philippine Airlines Premium Economy Class baggage allowance on international flights is:

  • 55lb/25kg (Korea).
  • 2 bags x 55lb/25kg per bag (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe, all fares)

The excess baggage fee on Philippine Airlines is:

  • PHP 224 per kilo (incl. VAT) on domestic flights to/from Manila.
  • USD 8 – 12 per kilo on flights to/from Manila within Asia.
  • USD 16 – 24 per kilo on flights to/from Manila within the Pacific Region.
  • USD 50/GBP 50 per kilo on flights to/from Manila to London.
  • USD 100/SAR 480 per 50lb bag on flights to/from Manila to the Middle East.
  • USD 150 – 225 per 50lb bag on flights to/from the Philippines to USA, Canada, and Guam, Japan.

Unless you’ve insured your baggage for a higher amount, the lost baggage compensation on Philippine Airlines is:

  • For trips covered under the Warsaw Convention: 
    • Up to SDR 17 (EUR 20) per kilo for checked baggage.
    • Up to SDR 332 (EUR 400) for unchecked baggage. 
  • For trips covered under the Montreal Convention:
    • Up to SDR 1,288 (EUR 1,602) per passenger for checked baggage. 
    • Up to SDR 22 (EUR 27) per kilo for cargo baggage. 

The Economy Class baggage allowance on Philippine Airlines from Riyadh to Manila is: 

  • Checked baggage 2 bags of up to 50lb/23kg each
  • Carry-on baggage
    • Carry-on bag 1 bag of up to 15lb/7kg (56cm x 36cm x 23cm)
    • Any 2 personal items A small handbag/purse/laptop bag/prosthetic devices/overcoat/duty-free bag/reading material/camera or binoculars

You add baggage allowance on Philippine Airlines online, with the mobile app, through a PAL ticket office, through your travel agent, or by phone (call +1-844-902-2949 or the Reservations Hotline in your country). 

The Business Class baggage allowance on Philippine Airlines (international routes) is:

  • 66lb/30kg (Business Promo/Classic fares—Korea)
  • 77lb/35kg (Business Flex fares—Korea)
  • 88lb/40kg (Business Promo/Classic/Flex—Asia Pacific)
  • 2 bags x 70lb/32kg each (Business Promo/Classic/Flex—Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe) 

Your baggage allowance on Philippine Airlines will depend on your route and travel class. The baggage allowance on international routes (by travel class) is as follows:

  • Economy Class 
    • 44lb/20kg (Korea).
    • 66lb/30kg (Asia Pacific).
    • 2 bags x 50lb/23kg per bag (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe)
  • Premium Economy Class
    • 55lb/25kg (Korea).
    • 2 bags x 55lb/25kg per bag (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe)
  • Business Class 
    • 66lb/30kg (Business Promo/Classic—Korea)
    • 77lb/35kg (Business Flex—Korea)
    • 88lb/40kg (Business Promo/Classic/Flex—Asia Pacific)
    • 2 bags x 70lb/32kg each (Business Promo/Classic/Flex—Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe)

Premium Economy fares (Korea) have a baggage allowance of 55lb/25kg per passenger. However, if you’re travelling on a Premium Economy fare on a piece concept flight (Japan, Guam, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe), your baggage allowance is 2 bags of up to 55lb/25kg per bag per passenger.

Philippine Airlines baggage allowance rate will depend on your route, and is:

  • PHP 224 per kilo (incl. VAT) on domestic flights to/from Manila.
  • USD 8 – 12 per kilo on flights to/from Manila within Asia.
  • USD 16 – 24 per kilo on flights to/from Manila within the Pacific Region.
  • USD 50/GBP 50 per kilo on flights to/from Manila to London.
  • USD 100/SAR 480 per 50lb bag on flights to/from Manila to the Middle East.
  • USD 150 – 225 per 50lb bag on flights to/from the Philippines to USA, Canada, and Guam, Japan.

Philippine Airlines baggage allowance size is as follows:

  • Your checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in per bag in combined dimensions. 
  • Your carry-on bag must not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in) in size. 

The baggage allowance size for lap infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare is 115cm/45in (except for Japan, where the checked baggage size is 158cm/62in.

Philippine Airlines baggage measurements are as follows:

  • A checked bag can measure up to 158cm/62in (L + W + H). 
  • A carry-on bag can measure up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22in x 14in x 9in). 

The baggage size for lap infants paying at least 10% of the adult fare is 115cm/45in (except Japan, where the checked baggage size for lap infants is 158cm/62in).

Bags exceeding these measurements will be treated as oversized bags and will be subject to an Excess Baggage Charge (EBC) per the rates that apply to your flight sector/route.

The excess baggage rate for domestic flights to/from Manila is PHP 224 per kilo, including VAT. 

Briefly stated, Philippine Airlines’ international baggage rules are as follows:

  • Carry-on baggage. All passengers are allowed a carry-on baggage allowance of 1 carry-on bag and 2 small personal items. The weight and size of the carry-on bag must not exceed 15lb/7kg and 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. The personal items can include any 2 of these items: a small handbag, purse, laptop bag, infant food, camera or binoculars, prosthetic devices or crutches, overcoat or wrap, duty-free bag, reading material, etc. 
  • Checked baggage. The checked baggage allowance is as follows:
    • Economy Class 
      • Korea
        • 44lb/20kg
      • Asia Pacific
        • 66lb/30kg (Asia Pacific).
      • USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Guam, Middle East
        • 2 bags x 50lb/23kg per bag
    • Premium Economy Class
      • Korea
        • 55lb/25kg
      • USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Guam, Middle East
        • 2 bags x 55lb/25kg per bag
    • Business Class 
      • Korea
        • 66lb/30kg (Business Promo/Classic)
        • 77lb/35kg (Business Flex)
      • Asia Pacific 
        • 88lb/40kg (Business Promo/Classic/Flex)
      • USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Guam, Middle East 
        • 2 bags x 70lb/32kg each 
  • Checked bags exceeding 158cm/62in will incur oversized baggage charges, and those exceeding 203cm/80in require advance approval or they will not be accepted. 
  • Assistive devices such collapsible wheelchairs, crutches, braces, canes, and walkers can be carried free of charge on all flights (if using). 
  • Purchasing excess baggage in advance (up to 4 hours before departure) is cheaper than paying at the airport. On piece concept flights (USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Guam), you can purchase up to 2 pieces of additional baggage not exceeding 50lb/23kg per bag. On weight concept flights (all others), you must purchase excess baggage on a per kilo basis or in blocks of 11lb/5kg, depending on your route. 
  • Special baggage items must be transported per the specific rules that apply to them. They include: batteries and flammable liquids, bulky, fragile, and limited release baggage, special items transported on a paid seat, guns and ammunition, human remains, musical instruments, pets, plants, seafood, meat, and other perishable items, sports equipment, medications and medical oxygen.
  • Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) are allowed in carry-on bags in containers not exceeding 100ml each. All LAGs must be packed in a clear 20 cm x 20cm plastic bag with a maximum volume of 1 liter, and must be presented for visual inspection at security. Baby foods, prescription medications, and duty-free liquids purchased at the airport are excluded from this. LAGs in higher quantities are allowed but as checked baggage items.
  • Prohibited items which can pose a danger on the flight are not allowed, such as explosives, fireworks, toxic substances, infectious substances, flammable liquids, paints, thinners, corrosive batteries, etc. 

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