Pets

Pets


Varied rules and regulations on carriage of animals as baggage may apply for specific countries depending on restrictions imposed by local Government Authorities.

 

Pets such as dogs, cats and birds, if and when they are acceptable for carriage as baggage should:

 

  • Be placed in a secure and leak-proof container
  • Have valid vaccination certificates and exit and/or entry permits from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry, Animal Health Division (AHD), Diliman, Quezon City. Visit their website at http://www.bai.da.gov.ph/ for more information.
  • Be accompanied by passengers at least 12 years old.

For Service and emotional support dogs, click here.


Note: Please call our Reservations office at least 48 hours before your scheduled flight to inquire about acceptance of pets as baggage on your specific airport of origin.


Embargo of Brachycephalic dog breed as Cargo on all PAL Flights

Brachycephalic describes any animal with flat snout and whose lower jaw sticks out disproportionately longer than its upper jaw. Because of these features, brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs tend to suffer from certain health problems. Breathing normally is commonly a struggle for these dogs. Their shortened and narrow airways result in labored breathing as they continually struggle to cope with lack of oxygen in their bloodstream making them susceptible to secondary heart problems. Because of their inability to regulate their body temperature through panting (as most dogs do), they are more likely to suffer body overheat.


List of brachycephalic dog breeds (but not limited to):


• Affenpinscher

• Cavalier King Charles spaniel

• King Charles Spaniel

• Boston Terrier

• Chihuahua (apple-headed)

• Neapolitan Mastiff

• Boxer

• Dogue de Bordeaux

• Pekingese

• Brussels Griffon

• English Mastiff

• Pug

• Bulldog

• French Bulldog

• Rottweiler

• Bullmastiff

• Griffon Bruxellois

• Shih Tzu

• Cane Corso

• Japanese Chin

• Valley Bulldog


Since these animals are susceptible to increased risk of heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or heat, all brachycephalic or mixed-breeds of snub-nosed dogs will not be accepted for transport as cargo on ALL PAL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS EFFECTIVE 23 MARCH 2018.

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Guam/Honolulu/Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Francisco/Vancouver/Japan flights (Piece system)

Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance, and thus shall be considered as automatic excess baggage even if the passenger does not have any other baggage.

 

Charges for the carriage of pets for piece system shall be as follows:

 

  • Pet and container measuring 203cms (80in) or less and weighing not more than 23kgs (50lbs) shall be charged 200% of the applicable excess baggage rate.
  • Pet and container measuring over 203cms (80in) and weighing more than 23kgs (50lbs) shall be charged 300% of the applicable excess baggage rate.

  - For each additional 10kgs (20lbs), 100% of the applicable excess baggage charge shall apply.

- The total result shall be charged twice to come up with the total excess baggage charge.

 

Note: For pets traveling to Japan as check in or cargo, Animal Bureau Quarantine of Japan must be notified at least forty (40) days prior to the arrival of the pet. 

 

For Regional  (Weight system)

Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance, and thus shall be considered as automatic excess baggage even if the total baggage weight of passenger is still within the Free Baggage Allowance.

 

  • Pet and container weighing 1-4 kgs will be charged with 5 kgs at 100% of the applicable excess baggage rate.
  • Pet and container weighing 5 kgs and above will be charged with actual weight at 100% of the applicable excess baggage charge.

For Domestic

Pets together with its container and food carried, shall not be considered as free baggage allowance of the passenger.  The passenger should be assessed at a fixed rate as follows:


Up to 5.0 kgs

PHP1,000

5.1 kgs up to 10.0 kgs

PHP2,000

10.1 kgs up to 15.0 kgs

PHP3,000

15.1 kgs up to 20.0 kgs

PHP4,000

20.1 kgs up to 30.0 kgs

PHP6,000

30.1 kgs up to 40.0 kgs

PHP8,000

40.1 kgs up to 50.0 kgs

PHP10,000