Senior Citizens
Enjoy a special discount on your next domestic trip

Senior Citizen

A resident Filipino Citizen of the Philippines at least 60 years old upon booking may avail of discounts on domestic flights and other PAL services.

Fare Application:


  1. The 20% discount is applicable to Economy Value, Economy Flex, Premium Economy, Business Value and Business Flex Fares only, and NOT applicable to International and Promotional fares.
  2. The VAT exemption is applicable to Domestic Fares only.
  3. Re-issuance of Ticket
    For re-issuance of ticket with normal fare to a higher booking class or re-issuance of ticket with promotional fare to a normal fare, the senior citizen is entitled to the following, as applicable:
    1. For totally unused ticket, the senior citizen is entitled to the 20% discount and exemption from VAT on the fare of the re-issued ticket.
    2. For partially used ticket, the senior citizen is entitled to the 20% discount  and exemption from VAT on the fare of the  new unused route of the re-issued ticket.
  4. For special medical supplies and equipment such as oxygen tank including oxygen fare and stretcher fare provided on board the aircraft, the senior citizen is entitled to 20% discount  and exemption from VAT.
  5. Other Passenger and Cargo Sales Related Activities

The senior citizen is NOT entitled to 20% discount and exemption from VAT on the following Philippine Airlines’ services:

  1. Excess baggage
  2. Cargo and cargo related fees/penalties
  3. Taxes, penalties and fees (e.g. aviation security fee, terminal fee, ticket extension fee, rebooking fee, rush processing fee, non-user’s fee, buy miles, transfer miles, reinstatement of expired miles, sports plus subscription)
  4. Tickets claimed as prize or reward
  5. Other non-fare related transactions 

Requirements for Availment of Senior Citizen Privileges

Online/Telesales Ticket Purchase
During airport check-in, passenger must present his or her Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) ID together with any of the following:
  • Philippine passport
  • Any government-issued ID indicating Date of Birth  (E.g. Driver’s License, voters ID, SSS/GSIS ID, PRC card, postal ID)

Failure to present the required IDs at check-in will result in either of the following, subject to the terms and conditions of the ticket:

  1. Collection at the airport of the amount of 20% discount and 12% VAT based on the current applicable fare at the time of check-in in accordance with the fare restrictions applicable to the ticket, PLUS a fine of Php1,500.00; OR
  2. Forfeiture of the ticket.

The above requirement follows CAB Resolution No. 41 mandate on Senior Citizens availing the 20% discount and VAT exemption online or via telesales

Over the Counter Ticket Purchases
In the availment of the  20% discount and exemption from VAT, if applicable, the senior citizen, or his duly authorized representative, must present a copy of any of the following:


  1. OSCA ID provided that the identification card issued by the particular OSCA where the senior citizen resides shall be honoured nationwide as proof of entitlement
  2. Philippine passport of the senior citizen concerned
  3. Government-issued identification card (ID) which reflects on its face the name, picture, date of birth and nationality of the senior citizen which includes any of the following:
  • Digitized Social Security System ID
  • Government Service Insurance System ID
  • Professional Regulation Commission ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)
  • Driver’s Licence