Dangerous Goods Reminders

Restricted Items Reminders

If you are travelling on a flight operated by Philippine Airlines/ PAL Express, please note that the following items have restrictions when carried as carry-on, checked baggage, or both, by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Philippine Airlines prohibits the carriage of Dangerous goods items or substances that may endanger the aircraft or guests onboard. Please ensure that the requirements of items specified in the list are followed. Depending on the laws and regulations of the relevant country, violation may be subject to legal penalties or fines.

The following are the restrictions/prohibitions for items to be carried in your checked baggage/carry on:  

Dangerous Goods Reminders
Dangerous Goods 


Alcoholic Beverage

In retail packaging, containing more than 24% up to 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5L, total quantity per person is 5L




Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles

Such as aerosols, hairsprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol. The total net quantity of these articles must not exceed 2L or 2kg and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5kg or 0.5 L





All types of flammable liquids including lighter refills.




Flammable paints and thinners

Such as oxidizing materials, paint strippers, thinners, etc...




Work tools or small gas-powered engine 
Such as chainsaw, portable generator, etc... 



Camping stove and fuel container




Chemical and toxic substances 
Such as acids, corrosive batteries, bleaching substances, radioactive material, organic peroxide, infectious or biological hazardous material, etc... 




Such as flares, fireworks, blasting cap, detonator, fuse grenade, dynamite, plastic explosives torch, lighter, matches, etc.

Note: Only dangerous goods under Class 1—Explosives, Division 1.4S (I.e., ammunition) are acceptable for air carriage




Ammunition, securely packaged (in Div. 1.4S, UN0012 or UN0014 only) 

In quantities not exceeding 5 kg gross weight per person. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one or more packages. 




Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) 
In quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg net weight per person when used to pack as perishables provided the baggage (package) permits the release of CO2 gas. 

Note: Must be marked "DRY ICE” or “Carbon Dioxide solid” and indicate net weight. 





Small non-flammable gas cartridges
Containing CO2 or other suitable gases, up to two (2) small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating personal safety device such as life jacket or vest, not more than 4 cartridges up to 50ml water capacity for other devices. 





Oxygen or air, gaseous cylinders  
Required for medical use. The cylinder must not exceed 5kg gross weight. Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for air transport. 
Note: For US, Medically Necessary Personal Oxygen is not allowed in the checked baggage see TSA List  



Portable medical electronic devices 
Such as AED, nebulizer, Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) US FAA approved containing lithium metal or lithium-ion cell batteries (Subject to maximum power limits). Philippine Airlines’ Approval is required. 

Watthour rating must not exceed 160 Wh (lithium ion) or 8g (lithium metal)




Portable consumer electronic devices 
Such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, with or without batteries. 

Watthour rating must not exceed 160 Wh (lithium ion) or 2g (lithium metal)





Cigarettes and E-cigarettes 
Such as tobacco sticks, vape, e-cigar, e-pipe, vape pen, box or vape mods, etc. 

Note: Use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes and recharging them on board the aircraft is NOT permitted. 




Battery powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices (w/batteries, non-spillable wet, spillable, or lithium) 




Wheelchairs/Mobility aids with Lithium Batteries: 

a. Ensure that batteries are adequately protected against damage by the design of the mobility aid and securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid. The electrical circuits must be isolated following the manufacturer’s instructions; or 

b. Removed from the mobility aid following the manufacturer’s instructions. Each battery removed from the mobility aid must not exceed 300 Wh. 

c. A passenger may carry a maximum of one spare lithium ion battery not exceeding 300 Wh or two spare batteries each not exceeding 160 Wh. 



Battery powered non-mobility devices 
Such as air wheel (unicycle), solo wheel, hoverboard, mini segway, balance wheel, electric scooter, e-bikes or similar vehicles, with or without batteries 




Magnetized material 
Cover materials with relatively high magnetic field strength such as magnetrons and non-shielded permanent magnets without keeper bars installed 




*Subject to local airport security restrictions on carriage of liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) in cabin baggage. 

**Subject to airline requirements and documentation for handling and packaging. 


Dangerous Goods - Lithium Reminders


Dangerous Goods - Lithium 

Lithium Ion battery - Less than 100 Wh

For use of laptops, ipads, mobile phones, cameras, laptops, tablets, etc... (limited to 20 spare batteries only). 


Lithium Ion battery - Between 101-160Wh

Such as commercial cameras and video equipment (limited to 2 only).


Lithium Ion battery - Greater than 160Wh



Lithium metal batteries

Less than 2 grams of lithium metal (limited to 20 spare batteries only).  




Lithium metal batteries

More than 2 grams of Lithium metal



Baggage w/installed lithium batteries

Removable batteries -

Note: Batteries must be removed if baggage is to be checked in. Removed batteries must be carried in the cabin.





Non-removable batteries

Note: Batteries NOT exceeding 0.3g lithium metal or 2.7Wh lithium ion 





Batteries exceeding 0.3 g lithium metal or 2.7 Wh lithium-ion



Note: To convert milliampere hour (mAh) to Wh, multiply mAh by volts and then divide by 1000 (Wh = (mAh × V) ÷ 1000)mAh and volts specifications can be found on your battery or devices.





  • Charging of devices should be made with precautions to avoid overloading and power surge in high thunder areas.  
  • AIl battery-powered wheelchairs or other mobility devices required the approval of Philippine Airlines. 


Liquids, Aerosols and Gels [LAG]



  • All LAGs carried must be in containers with a capacity of no more than one hundred milliliters (100ml) each, or its equivalent in other volumetric measurements. LAGs in a container larger than 100ml are unacceptable even if the container is only partially filled. Empty containers with a capacity greater than 100ml are permitted.



  • Containers holding LAGs are placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding one (1) liter. The indicative size of 1L bag is: 20.5cm x 20.5cm or 25cm x15cm or equivalent. The containers must fit comfortably within the bag and shall be fully closed.




  • Each passenger is permitted to carry ONLY one (1) transparent re-sealable plastic bag of LAGs, which shall be presented separately for screening.

Baggage check safety questions

As part of Philippine Airlines screening process, our check-in agent shall require all passengers to answer the following questions:


TO OUR VALUED PASSENGERS, If you answer YES to the following questions, kindly inform the check-in agent

1. Are you carrying electronic cigarettes or prohibited items

2. Do you have any electronic device and spare lithium battery in your check-in baggage?