Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges

Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges

Ticketing Service Charge (TSC)

 The service charge for tickets purchased through Philippine Airlines ticketing offices, contact center and website excluding mobile site or mobile app.


CHANNEL

INTERNATIONAL

DOMESTIC

Ticket Office

USD 12 or PHP 504

PHP 250

Contact Center

Online Booking – Book and Hold

Online Booking – Book and Buy

No fee

* All rates are inclusive of VAT.


  • Fee is per passenger per ticket.
  • Fee is non-refundable.


Philippine Travel Tax

1. What is Travel Tax?

The Travel Tax is a levy imposed by Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the Philippines irrespective of the place where the air ticket is issued and form or place of payment, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183.
 

2. How much is the Travel Tax?

Business Class /Economy Class: PHP1,620.00 Full Travel Tax, PHP810.00 Standard Reduced Travel Tax, PHP300.00 Privileged Reduced Travel Tax for dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Visit www.tieza.gov.ph for more details.
 

3. Who are exempted and how can I avail the tax exemption?

You may visit www.tieza.gov.ph for the complete list of qualified passengers for exemption in paying the Philippine Travel Tax and how to apply the exemption.
 

4. How can I pay the Travel Tax?

a. Tickets issued/purchased outside of the Philippines, pay directly to the TIEZA Travel Tax counter at the airport.

b. Tickets issued/purchased in the Philippines, payment is through the airline ticket offices and travel agencies.

c. Tickets purchased thru PAL website (www.philippineairlines.com), passenger has the option to pay for the Travel Tax either:

      c.1. during the online booking provided passengers are all adult   

      c.2. directly to the TIEZA Travel Tax counter at the airport before check in.
 

5. Can I pay online if I am traveling with a child and/or infant who are entitled for a Reduced Travel Tax Rate?

Philippine Travel Tax will not be offered online if the transaction is a child or with a child/infant.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Present passport upon purchase of ticket through airline ticket office/travel agency and upon check in at the airport.
  • Tickets which will be issued in the Philippines will only be released upon payment of the Travel Tax or submission of the Travel Tax Exemption/Reduced Travel Tax Certificate to the airline/travel agency.
  • Travel Tax Exemption/Reduced Travel Tax Certificate can only be issued by the TIEZA Travel Tax Office.
  • Certificate must be valid and original copy.
  • Tickets which will be issued outside Philippines, submit the Travel Tax Exemption/Reduced Travel Tax Certificate/Official Receipt of Travel Tax payment to the airline check in counter personnel at the airport.


Schedule of Fees* (Optional Services)

Philippine Airlines offers optional services. Know more about the schedule of fees for the Choice Seats, Excess Baggage Rates and other related fees collected/charged by the carrier.

The schedule of fees as shown here are only applicable for flights operated by PAL and shall be updated from time to time without prior notice.

*Fees and rates may be amended from time to time without prior notice

 

Choice Economy Seats

For your comfort and satisfaction, you can get choice economy seats located at the exit rows or bulk head seats area.  These preferred seating may be reserved subject to applicable Choice Economy Seat Surcharge (CESS). This service is offered on the following flights, subject to availability and the following rates:



Routes

Fee*

USA / Canada / London

USD 80

Australia / New Zealand / Port Moresby / Middle East

USD 50

Regional including Guam / Between Cairns and Auckland / Between Vancouver and New York / Between Taipei and Osaka                

USD 30

Philippine Domestic

 PHP 250**


* Rates are subject to local currency conversion for purchase outside the Philippines
** Inclusive of VAT


For more information, click CESS


Forward Economy Seats

For your easy and priority disembarkation, you can get Forward seats located in the front rows economy zone except exit rows or bulk head seats area which shall remain Choice Economy Seat.This service is offered on the following flights, subject to availability and the following rates:


Routes

Fee*

USA / Canada / London

USD 30

Australia / New Zealand / Port Moresby / Middle East

USD 20

Regional including Guam / Between Cairns and Auckland / Between Taipei and Osaka                

USD 15

Philippine Domestic

 PHP 250**



* Rates are subject to local currency conversion for purchase outside the Philippines
** Inclusive of VAT

For more information, click FESS


Free Baggage Allowance

Click here for details about Free Baggage Allowance


Prepaid Baggage

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

 

Rates for Domestic:


Aircraft / Destination

With weight limitation

Additional 

Kilogram

PHP Rate

(Inclusive of VAT)

USD Rate


Airbus A320 operating Tuguegarao flights and

           Q flights (DH3/DH4) 

(Except for flights to Basco, Masbate, Busuanga, Surigao)

5kg

PHP 250

USD 6

10kg

PHP 500

USD 12


Aircraft

Additional 

Kilogram

PHP Rate

(Inclusive of VAT)

USD Rate

Airbus A320 / 

Wide-bodied aircraft

(Except for flights 

to

Tuguegarao)

5kg

PHP 250

USD 6

10kg

PHP 500

USD 12

15kg

PHP 750

USD 18

20kg

PHP 999

USD 24

25kg

PHP 1,250

USD 30

30kg

PHP 1,500

USD 36

35kg

PHP 1,750

USD 42

40kg

PHP 2,000

USD 48



Rates for Regional / International Flights in blocks of 5kgs:

Sector

Rate per Sector

(USD)

Rate per Sector

(Local Currency)

Manila – Xiamen or v.v.

USD 16

CNY 110

Manila – Jinjiang or v.v.

Manila – Canton or v.v.

Manila – Singapore or v.v.

USD 24

SGD 34

Manila – Taipei or v.v.

TWD 800

Manila – Bangkok or v.v.

USD 28

THB 1,000

Manila – Saigon or v.v.

USD 28

Manila – Hong Kong or v.v.

 HKD 220

Manila – Macau or v.v.

 MOP 220

Manila – Beijing or v.v.

USD 32

CNY 210

Manila – Shanghai or v.v.

Cebu / Kalibo – Chengdu or v.v.

Manila – Denpasar or v.v.

IDR 428,000

Manila – Jakarta or v.v.

Manila – Kuala Lumpur

MYR 142

Manila – Port Moresby or v.v.

USD 44

PGK 132

Manila – Darwin or v.v.

AUD 62

Manila – Melbourne or v.v.

USD 72

AUD 88

Manila – Sydney or v.v.

Manila – Brisbane or v.v.

Manila – Cairns or v.v.

Manila – Auckland or v.v.

NZD 110




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




Rates for International Flights per piece:

Sector

 1ST Prepaid Bag

(USD)

 

1ST  Prepaid Bag

(Local Currency)


2nd Prepaid Bag

(USD)

2ND Prepaid Bag

(Local Currency)

Manila – Abu Dhabi or v.v.

 USD 50  AED 190

USD 80

AED 300

Manila – Dubai or v.v.

 AED 190

AED 300

Manila – Dammam or v.v.

 SAR 190

SAR 300

Manila – Riyadh or v.v.

 SAR 190

SAR 300

Manila – Jeddah or v.v.
 SAR 190  SAR 300

Manila – Doha or v.v.

 QAR 190

QAR 300

Manila – Kuwait or v.v.

 KWD 15

KWD 24

Manila – Osaka / Narita / Nagoya / Fukuoka / Haneda or v.v.

 USD 100
 JPY 10,000

USD 100

JPY 10,000

Manila – New York / Los Angeles / San Francisco / Honolulu / Guam or v.v.

 USD 150
 USD 150

USD 150

USD 150

Manila – Toronto / Vancouver or v.v.

 USD 150
 CAD 175

USD 150

CAD 175

Manila – London or v.v.
 USD 150
 GBP 105
 USD 150 GBP 105

 Note: Total of 23kgs per piece


For more information, click Prepaid Baggage


Travel Insurance

Our rates are simply based on how long you’re flying and where you’re flying to.


Duration


Domestic 

(PHP)


Asia 

(USD)


Rest of the World 

(USD)

One-Way

PHP 398

USD 13

USD 17

Round-trip

 

 

 

1-5 days

PHP 476

USD 16

USD 20

6-10 days

PHP 557

USD 22

USD 32

11-15 days

PHP 635

USD 30

USD 46

16-20 days

PHP 953

USD 42

USD 61

21-30 days

PHP 1192

USD 49

USD 80

31-45 days

PHP 1588

USD 64

USD 104

 

 

Domestic refers to travel within the Philippines. Asia refers to travel from the Philippines to China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Rest of the World refers to travel from the Philippines to other international countries including Japan, Korea and the Middle East.  


For more information, click Travel Insurance


Oxygen or Stretcher (Medical Equipment)

A passenger with medical requirement/s (inflight oxygen, onboard stretcher) must first secure clearance from PAL Medical Manila before he/she is given a confirmed booking/issued a ticket on a flight.

 

Onboard Stretcher

For Domestic Flights
  • The fare is 900% of the full normal one-way adult Fiesta (economy) class fare.
  • The escort shall pay the applicable fare.
  • If the passenger requires an oxygen tank, an additional USD250 will be charged for the tank.

 

For travel between Philippines and Australia
  • The fare is 500% of the full normal one-way adult Fiesta (economy) class fare (regardless of whether the patient is an adult/child or infant). This shall include the patient's fare, his/her attendant plus 2 free oxygen tanks if required.
  • If the passenger requires an oxygen tank, USD250 shall be charged for each additional oxygen service that provides an equivalent of 1 additional tank plus 100% of the full normal one way fare if additional seat is required to accommodate the tank.

 

For all International sectors (except for travel between Philippines and Australia)
  • Fare shall be six hundred percent (600%) of the full normal economy one way fare (regardless of whether the patient is an adult/child or infant). This shall include the patient's fare, his/her attendant, plus 2 free oxygen tanks if required.
  • If the passenger requires an oxygen tank, USD250 shall be charged for each additional oxygen service that provides an equivalent of 1 additional tank plus 100% of the full normal one way fare if additional seat is required to accommodate the tank.


For more information, click Onboard Stretcher


Inflight Oxygen

The following are the fare conditions for inflight oxygen service:

For International flights
  • The Oxygen fare shall be one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the full normal one way fare. This includes passenger's seat in addition to the seat beside him/her where the two oxygen tanks will be installed.
  • The Oxygen Tank Charge shall be USD250.
  • The passenger then requiring oxygen will pay Oxygen fareand Oxygen tank charge.


For Domestic flights
  • The Oxygen fare shall be one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the full normal one way fare.
  • This includes passenger's seat in addition to the seat beside him/her where one oxygen tank will be installed.
  • The Oxygen Tank Charge shall be USD250.
  • The passenger then requiring oxygen will pay the Oxygen fare and Oxygen tank charge.


For more information, click Inflight Oxygen

 

Unaccompanied Minors

A service fee shall be assessed on each unaccompanied minor 8-11 years of age for travel on PAL international and domestic routes.

The Unaccompanied Minor Service fee is refundable.

Refund will only be allowed for the following cases:

  • Passenger does not want to push through with his/her fligh
  • An accompanying adult is available
  • Passenger rebooks flight and turns 12 on new flight date
  • Flight disruptions/cancellations


Refund Policy

  • Outright refund for cash payments
  • For credit card payments, must submit to refund section (full refund), for credit adjustment only

Details about the minor's meeting party at destination and other pertinent information must be arranged by the parent or guardian with PAL Reservations office or ticket office at the time of booking.

The unaccompanied minor service fee shall be as follows:

Country

Service Fee per sector

Between Manila and USA/Canada

USD 75

Between Manila and Regionals
including Guam, Middle East and London

USD 50

Wholly Domestic Philippines

PHP 500 (VAT Inclusive)


Local Currency Equivalent

Country

Service Fee per sector

AUSTRALIA

AUD 80

CANADA

CAD 90

CHINA

CNY 350

HONG KONG

HKD 390

INDIA

INR 2,250

INDONESIA

USD 50

JAPAN

JPY 6,000

KOREA

KRW 65,000

MACAU

MOP 400

SINGAPORE

SGD 75

TAIWAN

TWD 1,700

THAILAND

THB 1,900

USA

USD 75

VIETNAM

USD 50

SAUDI ARABIA

SAR 188

UNITED ARAB OF EMIRATES

AED 188

LONDON

GBP 33

 

For more information, click Unaccompanied Minors