Philippine Airlines Baggage and Carry-on

What is Philippine Airlines’ policy with regard to carry-on baggage?

Each passenger traveling on a Philippine Airlines flight is allowed one piece of carry-on baggage. In order to fit in the overhead bin or under the passenger seat in front, it must comply with the following restrictions:

  • Maximum size (length+width+height) of 45 in (115 cm).
  • Maximum weight of 7 kg (15 lbs).

In addition to the one piece of carry-on baggage and to assistive devices that are carried free of charge for persons with disabilities, each passenger is allowed to carry on board a maximum of 2 of any the following items:

♦ Small handbag♦ Laptop♦ Overcoat, wrap or blanket♦ Reading material
♦ Purse♦ Pocket book♦ Small camera or binoculars

What is Philippine Airlines’ policy with regard to checked baggage?

Philippine Airlines introduced a new range of Branded Fares, where each fare brand is associated with a distinct free baggage allowance (FBA) based on either the Weight or Piece Concept, depending on specific routes. The FBA is valid only for the entire journey indicated on the ticket and may not necessarily apply to connecting flights. Philippine Airlines or other carriers may collect excess baggage fees if the free baggage allowance is lower on the connecting flights.

Free Baggage Allowance

The following domestic FBAs, based on the fare purchased, apply only on domestic tickets purchased separately from an international ticket:

Domestic Flights – Free Baggage Allowance


To/from Manila

Other domestic flights


Does not apply

No free baggage allowance

Supersaver, Saver, Value, Classic

20 kg

20 kg*


25 kg

25 kg*

Plus25 kg

30 kg


35 kg


40 kg

*10 kg – Bombardier Q300 and Q400 flights.

A maximum of 2 pieces up to 32 kg each is allowed per passenger. Baggage that exceeds the allowed weight and quantity will be treated as overweight, and excess baggage fees will apply.

On regional and international flights, FBAs are based on the Weight Concept or the Piece Concept, depending on the route, and fare purchased:

International Flights – Free Baggage Allowance




Weight Concept

Piece Concept


Asia, Pacific

Japan, Middle East, Guam, the US, Canada, Europe

EconomyAll fares

20 kg

30 kg

2 pieces up to 23 kg (50 lbs) each

Premium EconomyAll fares25 kg35 kg2 pieces up to 25 kg (55 lbs) each
BusinessPromo, Classic

30 kg

40 kg

2 pieces up to 32 kg (70 lbs) each


35 kg

Asia – Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macau, Shanghai, Xiamen, Jinjiang, Taipei-Osaka, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu/Kalibo-Chengdu.

Pacific – Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Port Moresby, Sydney.

Japan – Fukuoka, Haneda, Osaka, Narita, Nagoya.

Middle East – Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Riyadh.

Europe – London.

The US and Canada – Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver.

The maximum size for one piece of the free baggage allowance 62 linear inches (158 cm).

Excess Baggage Charges (EBCs)

For the carriage of baggage in excess of the FBA, passengers will pay a charge at the rate set by Philippine Airlines:

Excess Baggage Fees – Weight Concept


Excess Baggage Rate per Kg/Piece

Within Philippine (all domestic flights)

PHP 200 (VAT inclusive)

Between Philippine andKorea, Asia

From USD 8 up to USD 12


From USD 16 up to USD 24


Excess Baggage Fees – Piece Concept

Philippines to/from

Excess Baggage Rate
(EBR) per Piece

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage Charge
(EBC) per Piece

Japan, Middle East

USD 100

Extra Piece

1 x EBR


USD 150 / GBP 105



63-80 in

1 x EBR

The US

USD 150 / CAD 150

Over 81 in

3 x EBR


USD 150 / CAD 150



24-45 kg

1 x EBR


USD 175 / CAD 175

46-55 kg

2 x EBR

Rest of Canada

USD 225 / CAD 225

Overweight and

Oversized Piece

24-45 kg

3 x EBR


USD 100

46-55 kg

4 x EBR

Prepaid Baggage Service

Philippine Airlines offers this special services allowing passengers to pre-pay their excess baggage. The service is available through online booking, Call Center and Ticket Offices between the time of booking up to 4 hours prior to departure or until check-in, if completed prior to the 4 hours cut-off time. Prepaid baggage is subject to the following rules:

  • Weight Concept:
    • Not available on flights to/from Basco, Busuanga, and Surigao.
    • Available in blocks of 5 kg.
    • Maximum 10 kg – to/from Calbayog, Catarman, and Naga.
    • Maximum 20 kg per passenger per sector – the rest of domestic routes.
    • Maximum 40 kg per passenger per sector – international routes.
    • Discounts apply (60-70% – domestic, 20% – Asia, 40-45% – Pacific).
  • Piece Concept:
    • Maximum 23 kg per piece.
    • Maximum 2 pieces per passenger per sector.

Sports Equipment

Philippine Airlines apply the following rules to the carriage of sports equipment:

Sports EquipmentIncluded in the FBA

Over the FBA

Weight Concept

Piece Concept


1st set

1st set – 33% EBC

Subsequent sets – 100% EBC

1st set – 25% EBC

Subsequent sets – 100% EBC

Golf*1st set

1st set – EBC for 6 kg

Subsequent sets – 100% EBC

1st set – 50% EBC

Subsequent sets – 100% EBC

Surfboard, wakeboard*NoRegular EBC

< 277 cm (109 in) – 100% EBC

> 277 cm (109 in) – 200% EBC

Bicycle, sleeping bag, fishing equipment*


Regular EBC

Regular EBC

Other sports equipment


Regular EBC

Regular EBC

*Regardless of the actual size, it will be considered as a piece of baggage of 158 cm (62 inches).

Baggage Services

You must report immediately any baggage incident. The Baggage Assistance Counter, located at the Arrival Area, is available for any inquiries regarding your baggage. If lost baggage is not found by the 5th day after the baggage was reported missing, then the baggage will be considered lost, and you must fill the necessary.

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