Business Class Upgrade Fee

 

A. BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE FEE AND APPLICATION

 

What is a Business Class Upgrade Fee?

 

  • The Business Class Upgrade Fee gives passengers the option to upgrade to the business class cabin at the airport with a fixed fee.

 

Where (routes)will the Business Class Upgrade Fee available and how much is the fee?

 

To/From MNL:

One way Upgrade fee

TPE

USD 150.00*

BKK/DPS/SIN/JKT/SGN/GUM/HKG/MFM

USD 150.00*

BJS/SHA/XMN/CAN

USD 150.00
CNY 945.00

DRW/SEL/PUS

USD 200*

JAPAN/CEB-TYO (Direct)

USD 200.00
JPY 20,000.00

LAX/SFO/HNL

USD 800.00

LHR/SYD/MEL/BNE

USD 500.00

YVR/YYZ

USD 800.00
CAD 800.00

AUH**

USD 175.00*

 *Subject to local currency conversion at the time of transaction

**On flights utilizing A343



Where can I purchase the Business Class Upgrade Fee?

 

  • Business Class Upgrade Fee can be purchased at the airport at the time of your check-in.

 

Who will be allowed to purchase this fee?

 

  • The Business Class Upgrade Fee is open for purchase to all revenue passengers. Non-revenue passengers will not be allowed to purchase this service. Likewise, Employee and Industry Discount (ID50 and AD50) passengers will also not be allowed to purchase the Business Class Upgrade Fee.

 

Can this be applied to domestic tickets?

 

  • This can only be applied to Regional and International flights of Philippine Airlines.

 

 

I am holding a Hong Kong-Manila-Los Angeles ticket. Can I upgrade my whole itinerary to business class?

 

  • The Business Class Upgrade Fee can be applied only per sector, as this is subject to availability upon check-in

 

Can I avail of the Business Class upgrade if my ticket is a Fiesta Saver fare?

 

  • Yes, the business class upgrade fee can be applied to all regular fares prior to the Simplified Fares except tickets with booking class codes O.

 

Can I purchase the Business Class Upgrade Fee if I am holding a Budget Economy ticket?

 

  • No, this can only be purchased by Regular Economy and Premium economy passengers.

 

What will be my added benefits if I purchase this?

 

  • Passengers will be able to enjoy the luxury of the business class cabin, with access to the Mabuhay Lounge at the airport, and will be given the Free Baggage Allowance of a business class ticket on the segment on which the Business Class Upgrade fee was purchased.

 

 

B. DISCOUNTS

 

Is there a Senior Citizen discount for this Fee?

 

  • No, Senior Citizen discount does not apply for International travel.

 

Is there a discount for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)?

 

  • No, there will be no discount for PWD.

 

Will there be a discount for a child passenger?

 

  • No discount will be given to a child passenger.

 

I am travelling with infant, will infant pay the full fee of Business Class Upgrade Fee?

  • If infant is without seat, Business Class Upgrade Fee will be free of charge.
  • If infant is with seat, same Business Class Upgrade fee will apply.

 

 

 

C. FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

 

I am holding a Regular Economy ticket with a Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) of 20kg, and I availed of the Business Class Upgrade Fee. What will be my Free Baggage Allowance (FBA)?

 

  • You will be given the Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) of a business class ticket on the route on which the Business Class Upgrade Fee was purchased.

 

 

 

D. HANDLING OF PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ANCILLARIES

 

What will happen to my purchased Prepaid Baggage of 15kg?

 

  • You may still use your prepaid baggage on top of your free baggage allowance, however this will not be refundable.

 

 

I previously purchased a Choice Economy Seat (CESS) when I originally bought my ticket. Will I still be able to refund or rebook it?

 

  • No, you will no longer be able to refund or rebook your CESS payment. It will be forfeited since this will be considered as a voluntary upgrade.

 

 

 

E. MABUHAY MILES

 

If I am holding a Regular Economy ticket and I purchased a Business Class Upgrade Fee, will I be earning miles based on a business class ticket?

 

  • No. The mileage accrual rule of your original ticket will be retained.

 

I redeemed my mileage for a MNL-HKG-MNL ticket on economy class. Will I be able to purchase the Business Class Fare Upgrade Fee for my MNL-HKG flight at the airport?

 

  • No. Mabuhay Miles Award tickets on economy class will not be able to purchase this service.