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. 

Please refer to rates and full guidelines below for more information.


Domestic Rates:


Rate in PHP (with VAT)


PHP 400


PHP 900


PHP 1,500


PHP 3,000

1.  Maximum of 10kg can be availed by passengers travelling on PR routes utilizing Q400 aircraft. 
2. Local currency equivalent is available for purchase outside Philippines.

International Prepaid Baggage (Weight System) in blocks of 5kgs:


Rate per Sector

Rate per Sector


(Local Currency)

Manila – Xiamen or v.v.

USD 25

CNY 200

Manila – Jinjiang or v.v.

Manila – Canton or v.v.

Manila – Singapore or v.v.

USD 40

SGD 55

Manila – Taipei or v.v.

TWD 1208

Manila – Bangkok or v.v.

THB 1325

Manila – Saigon or v.v.

USD 40

Manila – Hanoi or v.v.

Manila – Phnom Penh or v.v. 

Manila – Hong Kong or v.v.

 HKD 350

Manila – Macau or v.v.

 MOP 350

Manila – Beijing or v.v.

CNY 300

Manila – Shanghai or v.v.

Manila – Denpasar or v.v.

IDR 560000

Manila – Jakarta or v.v.

Manila – Kuala Lumpur

MYR 170

Cebu/Kalibo – Chengdu or v.v.


Manila – Busan or v.v.

USD 50

KRW 55000

Manila – Seoul or v.v.

Manila – Port Moresby or v.v.

USD 60

PGK 200

Manila – Auckland or v.v.

USD 90


Manila – Brisbane or v.v.

AUD 117

Manila – Sydney/Melbourne or v.v.

Manila - London or v.v

USD 200

 GBP 150

Taipei - Osaka or v.v.


TWD 1310 / JPY 4400

International Prepaid Baggage (Piece System):


1st pc (USD)

1st pc
(Local Currency)

2nd pc (USD)

2nd pc
(Local Currency)

Manila – Dubai or v.v.

USD 100

AED 375

USD 100

AED 375

Manila – Doha or v.v.

QAR 375

QAR 375

Manila – Dammam or v.v.

SAR 375

SAR 375

Manila – Riyadh or v.v.

SAR 375

SAR 375

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

USD 100

JPY 10,000

USD 100

JPY 10,000

Guam or v.v.

USD 100

USD 100

USD 100

USD 100

Manila – New York / Los Angeles / San Francisco / Honolulu vv

USD 150

USD 150

USD 150

USD 150

Manila – Vancouver or v.v.

USD 150

CAD 150

USD 150

CAD 150

Manila – Toronto or v.v.

USD 175

CAD 175

USD 175

CAD 175

Note: Total of 23kgs per piece. 


  1. Rates are valid for point-to-point travel.
  2. Maximum of 10kgs prepaid baggage can be availed by passengers travelling to/from Basco and Busuanga.
  3. Prepaid baggage is available for purchase at the time of booking up to four (4) hours prior the scheduled Estimated Time of Departure at any PAL Ticket Offices, Contact Center, Travel Agents, PAL Website and Mobile App.
  4. For flights using the weight system, only one prepaid baggage purchase is allowed per person, per flight sector. Domestic routes are allowed up to 40KG, except on routes with restrictions, and International routes are allowed up to 20KG. Standard excess baggage rate (EBC) shall apply in excess of the aforementioned maximum weights. Each baggage shall not weigh more than 32kgs. Passengers will be requested to repack as necessary in compliance with some countries’ health laws.
  5. For international routes using the piece system, total of 23kgs is allowed per piece. Passenger may avail up to a maximum of 2 pieces prepaid baggage per sector.
  6. If the actual weight of the baggage upon check-in is less 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.
  7. Prepaid baggage fee is non-reroutable and non-transferable.
  8. Prepaid baggage fee is non-refundable.  However, in cases of flight disruption/cancellation or irregular operation and the passenger decides not to push through with his/her flight, prepaid baggage fee will be refunded in full.  Normal refund procedure shall apply.
  9. For passengers who wish to take an earlier flight on the same day of his/her original booking, prepaid baggage may be accepted on the new flight.
  10. For passengers who wish to rebook his/her flight provided no changes on the route, previously issued prepaid baggage may be carried over to the new flight.   Changes must be done at least four (4) hours prior to scheduled Estimated Time of Departure at any PAL Ticket Office and Contact Center.
  11. Prepaid baggage shall be forfeited for No-show.
  12. Passengers holding ID/AD tickets are qualified to purchase prepaid baggage. Standard Terms and Conditions shall apply.
  13. Operational restriction may limit the baggage allowance a passenger can purchase for safety reasons.  If the prepaid baggage cannot be accepted because of space/weight limitation, it will be loaded to the next available flight with the same origin and destination in accordance with the Airline’s policy and procedures.
  14. Pooling of baggage is allowed provided that passengers are traveling together, checking-in at the same time, and on the same flight number and date.
  15. Other types of special baggage with specific charge i.e sports equipment, pets, cabin baggage, are not qualified for prepaid baggage allowance and will be assessed the standard excess baggage rate.
  16. In cases of voluntary upgrade to Business Class, previously purchased prepaid baggage shall be carried over to the higher cabin class.  Refund is not permitted.
  17. Prepaid Baggage is subject to the Airline’s Terms and Conditions of checked baggage.