PAL offers higher free baggage allowance for turboprop flights


Effective from June 15, Bacolod passengers utilizing Philippine Aircraft turboprop aircraft will enjoy up to 20 kilos of free baggage allowance.

In a statement, the flag carrier said: “PAL domestic flights utilizing the De Havilland Dash-8 turboprop aircraft (except flights to and from Basco, Batanes) will offer up to 20kg Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) – a 100% increase from the previous maximum FBA of 10kg that has been in effect for several years.”

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

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

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

But the current maximum FBA of 10kg for flights to and from Basco (BSO) will be retained according to PAL because of unique route operational conditions that limit the baggage capacity on these flights.