Prepaid Baggage



What is Prepaid Baggage?

  • Prepaid Baggage is a special service offered by Philippine Airlines (PAL) allowing passengers to carry more than the free baggage allowance by paying extra.


How do I avail of this service and what are the rates?

  • Prepaid baggage can be sold to passenger between the time of booking up to four (4) hours prior to the published Estimated Time of Departure through PAL Ticket Offices, Call Center, Travel Agents and Online Booking (applicable for Domestic only).
  • If a passenger has checked-in prior to the four (4) hours cut-off time, he/she shall no longer avail of the prepaid baggage.


Rates for Domestic:


Additional Kilogram

PHP Rate

(Inclusive of VAT)

USD Rate



(Except Batanes, Busuanga, Caticlan, Masbate and Surigao)


PHP 250.00

USD 6.00


PHP 500.00

USD 12.00


PHP 750.00

USD 18.00


PHP 1,000.00

USD 24.00


PHP 1,250.00

USD 30.00


PHP 1,500.00

USD 36.00


PHP 1,750.00

USD 42.00


PHP 2,000.00

USD 48.00

Note: Dumaguete and Tuguegarao flights are allowed up to 10kgs prepaid baggage only.


Rates for select Regional / International Flights in 5kgs:


Rate per Sector

Manila – Bangkok

USD 40

Bangkok – Manila

THB 1,320

Manila – Saigon

USD 40

Saigon – Manila

Manila – Sydney

USD 115

Sydney – Manila

AUD 145

Manila – Melbourne

USD 115

Melbourne – Manila

AUD 145

Manila – Brisbane

USD 90

Brisbane – Manila

AUD 140

Manila – Darwin

USD 90

Darwin - Manila

AUD 140

Note: Maximum of 40kgs can be availed per passenger per sector.


Is prepaid baggage refundable?

  • If a passenger voluntarily cancels his/her flight, prepaid baggage fee will not be refunded.
  • If flight was cancelled by the airline and passenger decides to take the alternate flight offered by the airline, his/her prepaid baggage allowance will be accommodated to his/her alternate flight. Should a passenger decide not to take the alternate flight, payment for the prepaid baggage will be refunded in full. 

Is prepaid baggage rebookable?

  • If a passenger wish to rebook the date of his/her flight on the same sector, previously issued prepaid baggage may be carried over to the new flight. Changes must be done at least four (4) hours prior the scheduled Estimated Time of Departure at any PAL Ticket Office.


Is prepaid baggage reroutable?

  • If a passenger voluntarily reroute his flight booking, prepaid baggage will be forfeited.
  • If flight was rerouted by the airline, the prepaid baggage of the passenger will be transferred to the new flight. 

What if the actual weight of the baggage I checked-in exceeds/lesser than the prepaid baggage I purchased?

  • If the actual weight of the baggage upon check-in is lesser than the prepaid baggage paid, refund on the unused portion is not permitted. If the actual weight of the baggage exceeds the prepaid baggage paid, standard excess baggage rate shall apply on the weight difference.


What if I purchased 45kgs of prepaid baggage, can I pack it in one bag?

  • For health and safety reasons, PAL does not accept any individual item for check-in exceeding 32kgs and with combined dimensions of more than 81cm height, 119cm wide and 119cm depth. This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment. Should you have 45kgs or more than check-in baggage, we recommend that you pack it to at least 2 separate, bags each bag not exceeding 32kgs. 
  • Operational restrictions may limit the baggage allowance a passenger can purchase for safety reasons. If the prepaid baggage cannot be accepted because of space limitation, it will be loaded to the next available flight with the same origin and destination in accordance with the airline's policies and procedures. 


Can I purchase multiple prepaid baggage in one sector?

  • Passenger may purchase more than one prepaid baggage per sector provided the weight is within the maximum required limit of 40kgs.


NOTE: Prepaid Baggage is subject to Airline’s Terms and Conditions of Checked Baggage