Philippine Airlines Check-in

You can check in for your Philippine Airlines flight: 

  1. Online via PhilippineAirlines.com 
  2. With the mobile app (Android or iOS)
  3. At the airport counter 

Philippine Airlines Check-in Times

You should reach the airport at least 2 hours before departure for domestic flights and 3 hours before departure for international flights. 

  1. Online Check-in Time

You can web check-in online for your Philippine Airlines flight: 

  • 24 hours to 60 minutes before departure for domestic flights within the Philippines.
  • 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure for international flights. 

After you check in online: 

  • On domestic flights
    • If traveling with check-in baggage, you must reach the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least 45 minutes before departure for document verification and check-in baggage acceptance.
    • If traveling without check-in baggage, you must reach the boarding gate at least 15 minutes before departure. Your documents will be verified before boarding. 
  •  On international flights
    • Regardless of whether you’re traveling with or without check-in baggage, you must reach the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least 60 minutes before departure for document verification and check-in baggage acceptance (and at least 45 minutes before departure for flights from Quanzhou (Jinjiang). 
  1. Mobile App Check-in Time

You can check in with the mobile app: 

  • 24 hours to 60 minutes before departure for domestic flights within the Philippines.
  • 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure for international flights. 

After you check in with the mobile app: 

  • On domestic flights
    • If traveling with check-in baggage, you must reach the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least 45 minutes before departure for document verification and check-in baggage acceptance.
    • If traveling without check-in baggage, you must reach the boarding gate at least 15 minutes before departure. Your documents will be verified before boarding. 
  •  On international flights
    • Regardless of whether you’re traveling with or without check-in baggage, you must reach the online check-in Bag Drop counter at least 60 minutes before departure for document verification and check-in baggage acceptance (and at least 45 minutes before departure for flights from Quanzhou (Jinjiang). 
  1. Airport Counter Check-in Time

You can check in physically at an airport counter: 

  • At least 2 hours before departure for domestic flights.
  • At least 3 hours before departure for international flights.

Remember, even after checking in online or with the mobile app: 

  • On domestic flights
    • If you’re traveling with check-in baggage, you must reach the check-in Bag Drop counter at least 45 minutes before departure for document verification and check-in baggage acceptance.
    • If you’re traveling without check-in baggage, you must reach the boarding gate at least 15 minutes before departure. Your documents will be verified before boarding. 
  •  On international flights
    • Regardless of whether you’re traveling with or without check-in baggage, you must reach the check-in Bag Drop counter at least 60 minutes before departure for document verification and check-in baggage acceptance (and at least 45 minutes before departure for flights from Quanzhou (Jinjiang). 

Philippine Airlines Online Check-in


Philippine Airlines website check


A screenshot of the Philippine Airlines website check-in functionality 

You can check in online from 24 hours to 60 minutes before departure for a domestic flight within the Philippines, and from 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure for an international flight.

To check in online from Philippine Airlines’ website:

  1. Go to PhilippineAirlines.com 
  2. Click on the Check-in tab as shown above
To check in with your Booking Reference(opens by default)To check in with your Frequent Flyer #To check in with your Eticket #
Enter your: Booking Reference numberLast Name Check the Terms and Conditions boxClick on the Check-in button Select the Frequent Flyer # optionSelect Frequent Flyer Airline from the dropdown Enter your: Frequent Flyer NumberLast Name Check the Terms and Conditions boxClick on the Check-in buttonSelect the Eticket # optionEnter your: Eticket NumberLast Name Check the Terms and Conditions boxClick on the Check-in button
  1. Select your flight 
  2. Confirm your check-in 

You will receive your electronic boarding pass by email. 

On the day of travel (if you’ve already checked in online), you can proceed directly to the online Bag Drop counter to drop off your luggage and receive further assistance. If you’re traveling without checked luggage, proceed to the boarding gate directly.

Passengers Not Eligible for Online Check-in


In what cases will I be unable to check in online at Philippine Airlines? 

You will not be able to check in online if:

  • Your booking is not confirmed 
  • You require medical/special assistance
  • You’re an unaccompanied minor 
  • You have an outstanding payment or refund to settle
  • You’re holding a group booking of more than 15 passengers
  • You’re traveling from the following cities: 
    • Jinjiang, Xiamen, and Chengdu (China),
    • Tagbilaran to Incheon 

In all of the above-mentioned cases, you will have to check in physically at the airport counter.

Note. You can check in online for a return or connecting flight if it is within 24 hours. 

Philippine Airlines Mobile Check-in


How do I check in with the mobile app for my Philippine Airlines flight? 

You can check with the mobile app from 24 hours to 60 minutes before departure for domestic flights, and from 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure for international flights.

How to check-in
To check in with the Philippine Airlines mobile app, tap on the check-in button, enter your booking reference and last name, and click on the Check-in button. After your check-in is confirmed, your mobile boarding pass will appear on your screen. You can save it to your device and show it at the airport without having to print it. 

Passengers Not Eligible for Online Check-in

You will need to check in physically at the airport if:

  • Your booking is not confirmed
  • You require medical/special assistance
  • You’re an unaccompanied minor 
  • You have an outstanding payment or refund to settle
  • You’re holding a group booking of more than 15 passengers
  • You’re traveling from the following cities: 
    • Jinjiang, Xiamen, and Chengdu (China),
    • Tagbilaran to Incheon 

You can use the mobile app to: 

  • View and access your flight bookings
    (purchased via the website, mobile app, or payment center)
  • Search and book flights 
  • Buy additional insurance 
  • Check your flight status 
  • Save your boarding pass 
  • Check-in online
  • Select or modify regular seats
  • View and purchase Travel Extras such as:
    • Choice Seats
      (at least 2 hours before departure)
    • Prepaid Baggage
      (at least 4 hours before departure)
    • Meal Upgrade
      (at least 48 hours before departure)
    • Pay Lounge
      (at least 48 hours before departure)
    • Boutique
      (at least 48 hours before departure)
  • Update your contact information up to 4 hours before departure
    (such as name, email, contact number, and frequent flyer number)

Airport Counter Check-in 

Philippine Airlines recommends that you check in physically at the airport no later than 2 hours prior to departure for a domestic flight (within the Philippines), and no later than 3 hours prior to departure for an international flight.

Early Check-in

Philippine Airlines’ check-in counters at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Centennial Terminal 2 open at 1.30 am for domestic flights and at 4.00 am for international flights, so you can check in well ahead of your departure time if you wish.

Express Counter

If you’re a senior citizen travelling with up to 2 companions, or a normal passenger travelling without checked baggage, you can use the Express Check-in Counters at Manila NAIA Terminal 2 and Mactan airports. The counters are located nearest to the entrance of the airport terminal building, to check-in for their international or domestic flight.

Remember

If you’ve already checked in online or with the mobile app: 

  • If traveling domestically with checked baggage, you must be at the check-in Bag Drop counter at least 45 minutes before departure to check in your baggage and get your documents verified. 
  • If traveling domestically without checked baggage, you must reach the boarding gate at least 15 minutes before departure. 
  • If traveling internationally (outside of the Philippines), you must reach the check-in Bag Drop counter at least 60 minutes before departure to check in your baggage and get your documents verified. However, on flights from Quanzhou (Jinjiang), you must reach the Bag Drop counter at least 45 minutes before your flight’s departure. 

After you check in at the airport counter, make sure that: 

  1. Your boarding pass shows the correct name, flight, and destination.
  2. Your checked bags are correctly tagged and you have collected your receipts. 
  3. You have collected your travel documents and ticket from the counter.
  4. You complete all the formalities by going through your security checks, paying your airport tax, etc., and reach the boarding gates before they close (Reach the boarding gate before it closes (15 minutes before departure for most flights, and 30 minutes before departure for flights departing from Caticlan Airport).

Frequently Asked Questions on Philippine Airlines Check-in

You can check in online 24 hours before departure. Online check-in closes 60 minutes before departure for domestic flights and 75 minutes before departure for international flights. 

You should reach the airport at least 3 hours before departure for an international flight and at least 2 hours before departure for a domestic flight within the Philippines.

To print your electronic boarding pass, first download a soft copy after checking in online. Then print it at home and bring it with you to the airport on the day of your travel. 

Yes, you can make a seat selection when you check in online for your Philippine Airlines flight. You can also change your seat selection if you’ve already chosen a seat. 

You can check in online for international flights on Philippine Airlines from 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure.

You can web check-in for international flights from 24 hours to 75 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

You can check in for international flights on Philippine Airlines from 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure. 

That will depend on which airport you’re departing from. Philippine Airlines check-in counters open at least 3 hours before departure for international flights and at least 2 hours before departure for domestic flights, but you will have to check the exact time by calling the airport your flight is departing from.

You can mobile check-in for your Philippine Airlines flight from 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure for international flights, and from 24 hours to 1 hour before departure for domestic flights.

You can online check-in now (i.e., at the current moment) for your Philippine Airlines flight from PhilippineAirlines.com via the Check-in tab only if your international flight is departing 24 hours to 75 minutes later or your domestic flight is departing from 24 hours to 1 hour later. You cannot check in online outside of the time window mentioned above.

Remember, you’ll have to be at the airport’s Bag Drop counter at least 1 hour before departure for most international flights and at least 45 minutes before departure for most domestic flights, or you may be denied boarding.

To web check-in via www.PhilippineAirlines.com, go the homepage (www.PhilippineAirlines.com), click on the Check-in tab, enter your booking reference and last name, agree to the terms and conditions, click on the Check-in button, and confirm your check-in. 

You can access Philippine Airlines check-in homepage via this link: PhilippineAirlines.com

You can check in online for an international flight on Philippine Airlines as early as 24 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. 

To mobile check-in for a Philippine Airlines flight, open your app, tap on the Check-in option, enter your booking reference and last name, click on the Check-in button, and confirm your check-in. 

Philippine Airlines check-in counters are located in Terminal IN – International at SFO (San Francisco Airport). At times, the counters can change, so do check your departing flight’s details before travelling. 

Philippine Airlines internet check-in can be done via the Check-in tab on the airline’s homepage, PhilippineAirlines.com. After clicking on the Check-in tab, enter your booking reference and last name in the boxes, agree to the terms and conditions, click on the Check-in button, and confirm your check-in. 

To access Philippine Airlines’ online check-in link, go to the homepage, PhilippineAirlines.com, and click on the Check-in tab. 


A screenshot of the Check-in tab on PhilippineAirlines.com 

Philippine Airlines web check-in for international flights starts 24 hours before departure and closes 75 minutes before departure.

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