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Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges

Ticketing Service Charge (TSC)
The service charge for tickets purchased through Philippine Airlines ticketing offices, contact center, website, mobile site and mobile app.


CHANNEL

INTERNATIONAL

DOMESTIC

Ticket Office and Contact Center
(purchased in the Philippines)

USD 12

PHP 250

Online Booking
(originating Philippines)

 Airport Ticket Office in London  GBP 15


*All rates are inclusive of VAT.

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


Communications Fee (YR)
Communications fee (YR) shall be collected from each passenger travelling on Philippine Airlines (PR) International points

POINT OF SALE

FEE (YR)

Canada

CAD1.00

Others

 USD1.00


  • This shall be charged on a per ticket basis
  • This fee shall be assessed for PR-operated flights
  • Infants shall be exempted from this fee


Fuel Surcharge for Travel Within/From Philippines

Imposition and Collection:
  • The fuel surcharge in effect on the day of ticketing shall be applied, and shall be the same for all passengers – adults, children and infants occupying seats.  Infants without seats are exempt from the fuel surcharge.
  • The applicable fuel surcharge shall be collected per passenger, and per segment.
  • For international flights originating in the Philippines, fuel surcharge in accordance with the approved CAB matrix may be imposed in any equivalent foreign currency.
  • When an unused portion of the ticket is refunded, the fuel surcharge collected for such sector/s will be refunded in full.
  • When a ticket is rebooked and fuel surcharge was previously collected, the fuel surcharge will be adjusted to the prevailing rate at the time when it was rebooked.
  • When a ticket is rebooked and fuel surcharge was not previously collected, the fuel surcharge will be collected at the prevailing rate at the time when it was rebooked.

Click here for Domestic flight fuel surcharge
Click here for International flight fuel surcharge
Click here for Travel originating HONG KONG fuel surcharge
Click here for Travel originating MACAU fuel surcharge 
Click here for Travel originating JAPAN fuel surcharge


Philippine Travel Tax

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.

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.

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.

How can I pay the Travel Tax?
Tickets issued/purchased outside of the Philippines, pay directly to the TIEZA Travel Tax counter at the airport.
Tickets issued/purchased in the Philippines, payment is through the airline ticket offices and travel agencies.
Tickets purchased thru PAL website (www.philippineairlines.com), passenger has the option to pay for the Travel Tax either: 
  • during the online booking provided passengers are all adult   
  • directly to the TIEZA Travel Tax counter at the airport before check in.

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


Prepaid Baggage
Prepaid Baggage is a special service offered by Philippine Airlines (PAL) allowing passengers to carry more than the free baggage allowance at least 4 hours before departure at a more affordable price.

How do I avail of this service? 
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, PAL website and Mobile App.

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.
Previously issued prepaid baggage will be forfeited for no-show and cannot be carried over the new  flight.

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.

Can I purchase multiple prepaid baggage in one sector?
For domestic routes, only one prepaid baggage purchase is allowed with a total maximum limitation of 40kgs per person per sector except on routes with restrictions. For international routes using weight system, only one prepaid baggage purchase is allowed with a total maximum limitation of 20kgs per person per sector. For international routes using piece system, passenger may avail up to a maximum of 2 pieces prepaid baggage per sector. Total of 23kgs is allowed per piece.

Can I purchase prepaid baggage to carry my special baggage?
Sports equipment, pets, cabin baggage, oversized baggage and all other special baggage are not qualified for the prepaid baggage. Such baggage will be assessed the standard excess the baggage charge. For more information, please visit Special Baggage 


For Sports Equipment service information,  please visit Sports Equipment Ancillary
For rates, terms and conditions, click Prepaid Baggage


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 fare and 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 (UM)
Children 8-11 years of age who are travelling alone.

Condition for Acceptance
1. Applicable to Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) Domestic and (PAL) International flights and PAL Express’ (PALex) Domestic flights.
2. For International travel, Philippine Passport holders must secure an “authority to travel” clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
    Note: Foreign/Non-Philippine passport holders must check with their respective embassies for any applicable “exit clearance” requirement.
3. For Domestic travel where children/minors are travelling to and from Davao, pursuant to City Ordinance No. 2491, otherwise known as the Davao City Children’s Welfare Code, it provides that the minors are not allowed to travel alone to and from Davao City without valid reason or without clearance issued by the Punong Barangay or permit to travel certification coming from the City Social Services and Development Office, City of Davao.
4. The parent or guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor (UM) shall be required to accomplish the Unaccompanied Minor handling advice form. Click here to download the UM Form
5. The Unaccompanied Minors must be accompanied to the airport of departure and to be met at stopover point and on arrival by the persons indicated in the Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Form.
6. An Unaccompanied Minor badge shall be provided in the airport of departure for proper identification together with a special Unaccompanied Minor envelope containing all related travel documents.
7. Passenger shall be charged 100% of the fare.
8. Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF) shall be assessed on a per sector basis and shall be paid upon issuance of the ticket.
9. For partially used tickets where child’s fare was originally assessed, tickets will be reissued to reflect the full fare of the remaining coupons.  Additional fare/taxes will be collected on top of the Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF).
10. Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF) is refundable for the following cases:

  • Passenger does not want to push thru with the flight
  • An accompanying adult is available
  • Passenger rebooks flight and turns 12 years of age on the new flight date
  • Flight disruptions/cancellations

Note: Standard Refund policy applies

For conditions of acceptance and fees, click Unaccompanied Minors (UM)