Philippine Airlines Cancellation Policy

The Philippine Airlines booking cancellation policy has been made more flexible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation fee has been waived. The sections below describe the different options available to you and explain how to make use of each. 

If your flight was cancelled or affected by a travel ban between February 2, 2020, and October 31, 2021, you’re allowed to cancel your flight and apply for a refund without being charged a cancellation fee. You also have the option to convert your flight ticket into a travel voucher or rebook your flight ticket and travel later (refer to the page titled Philippine Airlines Flight Change Policy). The revised cancellation policy allows you to avail of travel waivers up to December 31, 2021, even for flights not affected by the travel ban. 

  1. For flights cancelled or affected by a travel ban between February 2, 2020, and October 31, 2021, you have the option to cancel your ticket and apply for a refund without penalty (except Ticket Service Charge, TSC). 
    • If you’re holding a domestic ticket issued on/after March 1, 2021, the TSC will be refundable for unused tickets but non-refundable for partially or fully used tickets. 
    • If your flight to/from Manila and London Heathrow was cancelled, you can ask for a penalty-free refund, with waived TSC charges.
  2. For flights not affected by a travel ban, you can cancel any fight ticket issued up to December 31, 2021, and get a penalty-free refund as long as you follow the fare rules of your ticket and cancel it at least 24 hours before your flight’s departure (otherwise or you will be charged a no-show fee). 

Philippine Airlines Cancellation Policy and Cancellation Fee till Dec. 31, 2021


If you’re holding a flight ticket on an international route and your ticket was issued on/before December 31, 2021, you’re allowed to cancel it and apply for a refund, as long as you do it at least 24 hours before departure. 

The details of Philippine Airlines’ cancellation policy and flight cancellation fee for international and domestic flights (till December 31, 2021) are explained in the tables below. 

Philippine Airlines Cancellation Policy and Cancellation Fee—International TicketsIssued till Dec. 31, 2021 
Fare BrandEconomy SupersaverEconomy SaverEconomy ValueEconomy FlexPremium EconomyBusiness ValueBusiness Flex
RefundAt least 24 hours before departureNon-refundableTotally unused—refundable with a fee.

Partly used—non- refundable
Refundable without any feeRefundable with feeTotally unused—refundable with a fee

Partially used: Non-refundable
Refundable without fee
Philippine Airlines Cancellation Policy and Cancellation Fee—Domestic TicketsIssued till Dec. 31, 2021
Fare BrandEconomy SupersaverEconomy SaverEconomy ValueEconomy FlexPremium EconomyBusiness ValueBusiness Flex
Refund per SectorAt least 24 hours before departure Non-refundableCancellation fee—PHP 2,300Cancellation fee—PHP 2,000Refundable without any feeCancellation fee—PHP 1,100Cancellation fee—PHP 1,200Refundable without fee

Philippine Airlines Cancellation and Refund Policy Under Normal Conditions 

Refundable, Partially-Refundable, and Non-Refundable Fares

Philippine Airlines’ cancellation and refund policy under normal (non-COVID) conditions will depend on what type of ticket you’ve purchased, as shown in the table below.

  • Flex fares (Economy Flex and Business Flex) are fully refundable.
  • Fully unused fares are partially refundable depending on the route—they include Economy Saver, Premium Economy, and Business Value fares.
  • Partially used fares are non-refundable—they include Economy Supersaver, Economy Saver, Premium Economy, and Business Value fares. 
Philippine Airlines Cancellation and Refund Policy by Fare Type
Fully-Refundable FaresPartially-Refundable Fares Non-Refundable Fares
The following fares can be cancelled and fully refunded:Economy FlexBusiness FlexThe following fares are subject to a cancellation fee if totally unused:Economy Saver Premium EconomyBusiness Value The following fares are non-refundable:Economy Supersaver Economy Saver—if partially usedPremium Economy—if partially usedBusiness Value—if partially used 

Philippine Airlines 24-Hour Cancellation Policy


Can I cancel my Philippine Airlines flight within 24 hours?

You can cancel your Philippine Airlines flight booking from/to the U.S. without penalty if you book your flight ticket 7 or more days before departure and cancel it within 24 hours. If such a scenario, you will receive a 100% no-questions-asked refund on your booking.

Philippine Airlines’ 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all types of flight tickets to or from the United States. 

For details on how to cancel your flight and apply for refund, refer to the section below titled How to Cancel My Booking on Philippine Airlines? 

Philippine Airlines Cancelled Flights Policy


What to do if my flight is cancelled by Philippine Airlines?

If Philippine Airlines cancels your flight, you have the option to decline the new flight offered to you and claim a refund. You also have the option to take the alternative flight offered to you.

Cancellation Fee on Philippine Airlines


How much does Philippine Airlines charge to cancel a ticket?

After the travel waivers are withdrawn on December 31, 2021, the cancellation fee charged by Philippine Airlines on unused and partially used tickets will depend on your route and fare type, as shown in the table below. 

Cancellation Fee at Philippine Airlines (After Dec. 31, 2021) 
RouteEconomy SupersaverEconomy SaverEconomy ValueEconomy FlexPremium EconomyBusiness ValueBusiness Flex
USA – Philippines UnusedPartially Used
xx

USD 250x

USD 250x

FreeUSD 100

USD 250USD 100

USD 250x

FreeUSD 150
Canada – Philippines UnusedPartially Used
xx

CAD 250x

CAD 250x

FreeCAD 100

CAD 250CAD 100

CAD 250x

FreeCAD 150
London – PhilippinesUnusedPartially Used
xx

GBP 200x

GBP 200x

GBP 100GBP 100

GBP 100GBP 100

GBP 150x

FreeGBP 150
Australia – Philippines UnusedPartially Used
xx

AUD 190x

AUD 190x

AUD 35AUD 95

AUD 35AUD 95

AUD 125x

AUD 65AUD 100
Auckland – Philippines UnusedPartially Used
xx

NZD 210x

NZD 210x

NZD 70NZD 105

NZD 35NZD 105

NZD 100x

NZD 70NZD 100
For routes not mentioned above, refer to this page.

How to Cancel My Booking on Philippine Airlines? 

You can cancel your booking on Philippine Airlines and get a refund on your ticket depending on how you paid for it—by cash or through your debit /credit card, or other means (such as PayPal, GCash, WeChat, Alipay, etc.). 

You can cancel your flight and request a refund in the following ways:

  1. If you paid by cash and want a refund 
  1. If you paid cash to a PAL Ticket Office, you can cancel your ticket and get your refund processed by calling +1-844-902-2949 (open 24/7) or a PAL Ticket Office in your area. 
  2. If you paid cash to a Payment Center, you can cancel your ticket and get a refund by calling +1-844-902-2949, a PAL Ticket Office, or a Reservations Hotline number.

Note. Cash refunds (like other refunds) take a fair bit of time due to heavy backlogs.

  1. If you paid by debit or credit card and want a refund 

If you paid through a Visa, American Express, JCB, or Mastercard debit or credit card, you can cancel your ticket and get your refund processed in any of the following ways: 

  1. Online through the myPAL Request Hub form.
  2. By calling +1-844-902-2949 or a Reservations Hotline number.

The refund will be credited back to the card you used to make the payment after deducting the applicable cancellation fee.

  1. If you paid by some other means and want a refund 

If you paid through PayPal, Alipay, WeChat, or GCash, you can cancel your ticket and get your refund processed in any of these ways: 

  1. Online by filling out the myPAL Request Hub form.
  2. By calling +1-844-902-2949 or a Reservations Hotline number.

If you used other payment options such as 2C2P for Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, or Singapore, you can cancel your ticket and get your refund processed as indicated above, i.e., online through myPAL Request Hub or by calling +1-844-902-2949 or a Reservations Hotline number. However, you may be contacted by a PAL representative for additional information, such as your bank account number, etc.

Note. The refund will be credited back to the account you used to make the payment. It can take up to 5 billing cycles for the refund to get credited to your account, depending on the bank’s response time.

Voluntary Cancellations on Philippine Airlines


How can I make a voluntary ticket cancellation on Philippine Airlines

If you voluntarily cancel a flight that has not been affected by a travel ban, it is known as a voluntary cancellation. Philippine Airlines allows you to make voluntary flight cancellations as explained below.

  • Voluntary Cancellation of Fully Refundable Fares

If your flight has not been cancelled or affected by a travel ban, you can cancel and receive a full refund only on the following fares Economy Flex and Business Flex fares. 

  • Voluntary Cancellation of Partially Refundable Fares 
  • You will be charged a cancellation fee for the following fares and the balance amount will be refunded to you—but only if your ticket is fully unused: Economy Saver, Premium Economy, and Business Value
  • If you’ve utilized any part of the above-mentioned tickets, you will not be eligible to receive any refund—not even a partial refund. 
  • Voluntary Cancellation of Non-refundable Fares 

Supersaver fares cannot be cancelled or refunded voluntarily.

Philippine Flight Cancellation Rules 

  • You must cancel your flight booking and apply for a refund within the specified deadlines, failing which it will be treated as a No Show (i.e., you will be charged for it).
  • If you cannot (or don’t want to) cancel your booking online, you must do it: 
    • By phone+1-844-902-2949 or a local PAL office in your area.
    • Through a PAL Ticket Office.
    • By email to onlinebooking_refunds@philippineairlines.com. 
  • If you purchased your ticket from a travel agency, you will need to contact them directly to change or cancel it. 
  • Refunds on tickets purchased by credit card are made within 7 business days, and within 20 business days for tickets purchased by cash or check. 

How to Cancel My Booking on Philippine Airlines? 

If you purchased your ticket online from the PAL website, mobile app, Reservations Hotline, or a Ticket Office, you can cancel your ticket ask for a refund in 3 ways:

  1. Online through myPAL Request Hub 
  2. By calling +1-844-902-2949 or a PAL Reservations Hotline 
  3. Through a PAL Ticket Office 

However, if you booked your ticket through a third party (online agent, travel agent, or an airline) and want to change or cancel it, contact them directly.

How to Cancel Your Booking on Philippine Airlines and Ask for a Refund Online 

You can cancel your Philippine Airlines flight ticket and ask for a refund online if you purchased your ticket directly from the airline. To do so, follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to myPAL Request Hub
  2. Enter the required information, such as:
    1. Passenger name
      (last, first, and middle name, as it appears on the booking)
    2. Your ticket number
    3. Your email address
    4. Your contact number 
    5. Your citizenship (from the dropdown menu)
    6. Your departure airport 
    7. Your date of birth 
    8. Whether you’re an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Rebook to rebook your flight
    2. Travel Voucher to convert the value of your ticket to a travel voucher 
    3. Refund to apply for a refund 
  4. Follow the onscreen prompts to:
    1. Rebook your flight
    2. Get your travel voucher
    3. Get a refund  
  5. Enter your: 
    1. Address at Residence
    2. Address at Destination 
  6. Fill out the remaining pages (it’s an 18-page form)
  7. Submit 

After completing the online process, you will receive a confirmation mail within 5-7 business days (or earlier). If additional payments are required, you will receive payment instructions as well. 

Philippine Airlines Cancelled Flight Compensation

If your Philippine Airlines flight departing from an airport in the European Union is cancelled, you have the right to: 

  1. Seek reimbursement of your ticket, plus a return flight to your departure airport if you have a connecting flight. The reimbursement can be in the form of cash or a travel voucher, depending on how you want it. 
  2. Ask for a re-routing option to your destination city at no additional cost—either at the earliest available opportunity or later at your convenience, depending on how you want it. 
  3. Return to your point of origin at no additional cost. 

You are also entitled to receive assistance at the airport, such as refreshments, food, accommodation (if your new flight departs the next day), to-and-fro transport between the airport and the hotel, and 2 phone calls/emails/fax messages

Cancelled Flight Compensation. You also have a right to compensation if PAL informed you of the cancellation less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date. However, you will not be entitled to any compensation if the cancellation was due to unavoidable extraordinary circumstances, such as bad weather, security risks, political decisions, or air traffic management decisions. 

Amount of Compensation. The amount of compensation will be as follows:

  • EUR 250 if the flight distance is up to 1,500 km 
  • EUR 400 if the flight distance is more than 1,500 km within the EU
  • EUR 400 if the flight distance is 1,500 – 3,500 km for all other flights
  • EUR 600 if the flight distance is more than 3,500 km

Exceptions. No compensation will be due to you if:

  • You were notified of the cancellation at least 14 days in advance.
  • You were informed of your flight’s cancellation 7 – 14 days before departure and you are offered an alternative flight that: 
    • Departs not more than 2 hours before your original flight’s scheduled departure time, and
    • Lands at the final destination within 4 hours after your original flight’s scheduled arrival time 
  • You are informed of the cancellation less than 1 week (7 days) before your original flight’s scheduled departure time and are offered an alternative flight that:
    • Departs within 1 hour before your original flight’s scheduled departure time, and
    • Arrives at your final destination within 2 hours after your original flight’s scheduled arrival time.

Reduction in Compensation

Your compensation will be reduced by 50% if Philippine Airlines offers you an alternative flight that arrives at your final destination 2 – 4 hours later. 

Philippine Airlines Delayed Flight Compensation 

If your Philippine Airlines flight departing from an airport in the European Union flight is delayed by 3 hours or more and the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances*, you are entitled to compensation ranging from EUR 250 – 600, depending on the distance. 

The amount of compensation will be:

Compensation Flight Distance 
EUR 250Less than 1,500 km
EUR 400More than 1,500 km in the EU1,500 – 3,500 km for other flights 
EUR 600More than 3,500 km
* No compensation will be due if the delay is due to extraordinary circumstances such as bad weather, security risks, political decisions, or air traffic management decisions.

When do I qualify for delayed flight compensation? 

You are entitled to delayed flight compensation in the following conditions:

  • Your flight departing from an airport in the EU reaches your final destination 3 hours or later and the reason for your flight’s delay is not due to extraordinary circumstances. 
  • You miss a connecting flight while travelling within the EU or outside of the EU on a flight that originates from an airport in the EU, and arrive at your final destination with a delay or 3 hours or more. You will not be eligible to claim compensation if your miss your flight due to your own fault. 
  • You accept an alternative flight to a different airport and it arrives late. You are also entitled transportation costs between the alternative airport and original airport mentioned in your original flight ticket. 

Frequently Asked Questions on Philippine Airlines

If your flight was cancelled or affected by a travel ban (Feb 2, 2020 to October 31, 2021), you can cancel without penalty and receive a full refund—regardless of what type of ticket you’re holding. However, you must apply for the refund at least 24 hours before your flight’s departure. 

You can also get a full refund (without penalty) if you purchase a ticket to or from the United States and cancel it within 24 hours of booking—and your travel date is at least 7 days away. 

If your flight doesn’t fall in any of the above-mentioned categories, you can still cancel an Economy Flex or Business Flex ticket and get a full refund, provided you cancel at least 24 hours before your flight’s departure. 

The following tickets can be cancelled for a partial refund if totally unused, i.e., they are subject to a cancellation fee:

  • Economy Saver 
  • Premium Economy
  • Business Value

Supersaver tickets (cancelled outside of the travel waiver period) are non-refundable, as also the following tickets which have been partially used:

  • Economy Saver (even if partially used)
  • Premium Economy (even if partially used)
  • Business Value (even if partially used)

If you paid by cash and want a refund, you will need to contact a PAL Ticket Office or the Reservations Hotline and ask them for a refund.  

If you booked your ticket online through PAL’s website, mobile app, Ticket Office, or Reservations Hotline and paid by debit or credit card, you can cancel your ticket and get a refund (minus a penalty, if it applies): 

The refund will be credited back to the card (or account) you used to make the payment. 

If you made your reservation through a third party (website or travel agency), you will need to contact them directly.

You can cancel a flight booked directly through Philippine Airlines’ website, mobile app, Ticket Office, or Reservations Hotline by calling +1-844-902-2949, the Reservations Hotline in your area, or online by filling out the myPAL Request Hub form. 

However, if you booked your flight from a third party, you must contact them directly to cancel your flight. 

If you purchased your ticket directly from Philippine Airlines and qualify for a refund, you can apply for a refund online via myPAL Request Hub by entering your personal and travel information. You can also call +1-844-902-2949 or the Reservations Hotline in your area to cancel your ticket and ask for a refund. However, if you booked your ticket from a third party, you will need to contact them directly and ask them to cancel and refund your ticket.

If your flight was cancelled or affected by a travel ban between Feb 2, 2020 and October 31, 2021, you can cancel any type of ticket without penalty and receive a full refund. The only condition is that you must cancel at least 24 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. 

If your flight has not been affected by a travel ban, you can cancel an Economy Flex and Business Flex ticket without any cancellation fee, provided you cancel at least 24 hours before departure. 

You can also cancel a flight booking to/from the United States without any cancellation fee if you cancel your ticket within 24 hours of purchase and your flight’s departure is at least 7 days later. 

In all other cases, a cancellation fee will apply (except Supersaver tickets which cannot be cancelled). 

You can cancel your Philippine Airlines flight ticket and get a full refund in the following scenarios:

  1. Your flight has been cancelled or affected by a travel ban between Feb 2, 2020 to October 31, 2021, in which case you can cancel your ticket without penalty—regardless of fare type—provided you cancel at least 24 hours before your flight’s departure.
  2. You’re holding an Economy Flex or Business Flex ticket— both of which are refundable up to 24 hours before departure. 
  3. You cancel a flight to/from the United States within 24 hours of purchasing it and your flight is at least 7 days later. 

In all other cases, you will be charged a penalty (except Supersaver tickets which cannot be cancelled). 

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