Connecting flights
PAL offers a check-through amenity, a one-stop check-in for passengers originating from any PAL station with connecting flight to any PAL destination.
Domestic to international, domestic to domestic, international to international*, and international to domestic** routes are currently allowed. 

*Conditions apply to international to international transfer: 
  • Issued ticket for PAL flights with international to international connections should be single ticket (one ticket). Split tickets are not allowed.
    • PR Operated flights to PR Operated flights
    • Codeshare flights:
      • PR Operated flights to OAL Coded Flights (PR as the Operating Carrier), v.v.
      • PR Operated flights to PR Coded Flights (PR as the Marketing Carrier), v.v.
  • Connection shall be within same day or extending within 24 hours the next day from arrival time.
  • International transit passengers may be allowed to go out of the terminal and enter the Philippines, provided that all applicable requirements, safety protocols, and minimum public health standards are complied with. Learn more about arrival protocols in the Philippines.

**Conditions apply to international to domestic transfer: 

  • Only passengers who are not required to undergo the required facility-based quarantine are allowed to connect to their domestic onward destination.
  • Connection shall be within 24 hours (extending the next day) upon arrival.
  • Baggage shall be tagged-through all the way to final destination. However, passengers must claim their baggage from the carousel for Customs clearance, then return to our baggage attendants for loading.

 

Passengers must ensure to have complete health & documentary requirements for their onward domestic and international destinations.  

International transit passengers shall undergo health and requirements check conducted by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) upon disembarkation.  

Passengers are reminded to accomplish the following online forms prior to departure: 

 

Arriving in the Philippines: Register to One Health Pass (OHP) prior to arrival in the Philippines:  

  • Passengers with international to domestic connections are required to register to One Health Pass (OHP) as required by the Bureau of Quarantine.
  • Passengers with international to international connections who are allowed to go out of the terminal and enter the Philippines are required to register to One Health Pass (OHP) and comply with arrival protocols in the Philippines. Those who will remain inside the terminal are not required to register to One Health Pass (OHP).
  • Upon arrival, all transfer passengers must approach the Transfer Desk for documentary check.
 

Traveling within the Philippines:

Departing from the Philippines: 

Passengers who are required to undergo facility-based quarantine with existing bookings on international to domestic connecting flights may rebook their onward domestic flight according to their vaccination status, pre-departure RT-PCR test compliance, and quarantine requirements. This is to ensure that the scheduled swab test and release of test results, if required, are accommodated. Rebooking terms and conditions apply.  

For passengers who are required to undergo facility-based quarantine making future bookings, they may book their onward Domestic flight according to their vaccination status, pre-departure RT-PCR test compliance, and quarantine requirements. 

For the complete details of Arrival Protocols in the Philippines, go to our Arriving In the Philippines Guide .

If your travel plans have changed, whether it is affected by travel rules or you will not take the flight voluntarily, please ensure to cancel your booking 24 hours before departure to avoid unnecessary fees.  

Visit the No-show Downline Cancellation page, to know more about. 

To make changes to your booking, 

  • Please call our Toll-Free Hotline Number at 1-800-435-9725 or our Manila Reservations Hotline at +632 8855-8888 or view our directory for other areas. Please note that our hotline is open to serve you daily (5:00AM to 10:00PM Pacific Time, 08:00AM to 01:00AM Eastern Time, or 7:00AM to 9:00PM Philippine Time).
  • Please contact your travel agents directly if your booking was issued through them.

 

If you have a connecting flight with another airline, please ensure to contact or check their website for any requirements before you continue with your trip.  

Each flight ticket has its own Free Baggage Allowance policy. This FBA entitlement is valid only on that specific flight and may not necessarily apply to your connecting flights. PAL or other carriers may require you to pay excess baggage fees if your FBA entitlement is lower on your connecting flights.  

Important: Minimum Connecting Time depends on what carrier/terminal the passenger is arriving and the carrier/terminal where the passenger is connecting or departing.

Baggage Clearance: For connecting flight involving different terminals (in Manila), due to facility limitation and CIQ requirements, tagging the baggage all the way to final destination may not be allowed. Passengers may need to claim their baggage and clear with Customs upon arrival.

Passengers with connecting flights to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand are required to claim their baggage and undergo additional security checks upon arrival in Manila. Passengers must proceed to the Baggage Screening Area for additional security check.

Read the Transit Baggage Guide for more information on the transit baggage procedure for your connecting flight.

 

Please check Minimum Connecting Timetable below for more information.

For international to international, and international to domestic, connection shall be within 24 hours (extending the next day) upon arrival.

 

Minimum connecting time shall be followed.

  

Flight Connection

NAIA Terminal

Minimum

Connecting Time

From INTERNATIONAL to INTERNATIONAL

PR – PR

T1 - T1

1 hour

PR – PR

T1 - T2

2 hours

PR – PR (US)

T1 - T2

2 hours and 30 mins

OAL – PR

T1 - T2

2 hours

PR – PR

T2 - T2

55 mins

PR – PR (US) T2 - T2 1 hour and 30 mins
PR – PR
T2 - T1

2 hours

PR – OAL

T2 - T1

2 hours

*International to international connections and transfer from a PAL flight to and from an OAL flight operating at NAIA Terminal 3 is currently not allowed
From INTERNATIONAL to DOMESTIC

PR – PR

T1 - T2

2 hours

PR – PR

T2 - T2

2 hours

From DOMESTIC to INTERNATIONAL

PR – PR

T2 - T2

1 hour and 30 mins

PR – PR

T2 - T1

2 hours

From DOMESTIC to DOMESTIC

PR – PR

T2 - T2

45 mins

 

Note: The transfer between terminals may take some time due to additional safety and security measures. This is in compliance with border control laws for all departing, connecting, and arriving passengers. 

*see legend below: 

T1 = NAIA Terminal 1 
T2 = NAIA Terminal 2 
PR = Philippine Airlines 
OAL = Other Airlines 

Philippine Airlines provides FREE shuttle services to and from NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 for passengers with confirmed connecting flights operated by Philippine Airlines or PAL Express. To avail this service, passengers may approach the ground staff upon arrival in Manila. Please note that transfers to NAIA Terminal 3 is not allowed.

The MIAA free airport shuttle service is also available at the Arrival Curbside for passengers connecting to non-Philippine Airlines flights.

For assistance, passengers should approach the Transfer Desk upon arrival.