Senior Citizen

Senior Citizen

Definition:

Resident Filipino Citizen of the Philippines at least 60 years old as of the date of advanced booking.


Guidelines:

Senior Citizens’ Privileges in Domestic Air Transport and Other Services of Philippine Airlines.

1. The 20% discount is applicable to Regular Domestic 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:


a. 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.

b. 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:


a. Excess baggage
b. Cargo and cargo related fees/penalties

c. 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)

d. Tickets claimed as prize or reward
e. Other non-fare related transactions


Requirements for Availment of Senior Citizen Privileges

Online/Telesales Ticket Purchase


Airport Check-In Requirements:


CAB Resolution No. 41 mandates Senior Citizens availing the 20% discount and VAT exemption online or via telesales to present at the Airport Check-in counter the following:


  1. Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) ID  in combination with any of the following:

                     a. Philippine passport; OR
                     b. Any government-issued ID indicating Date of Birth  (E.g. Driver’s License, voters ID, SSS/GSIS ID, PRC card, postal ID)
                     

Per CAB Resolution 41 failure to present at check-in the required IDs will result, subject to the terms and conditions of the ticket, in either the:


  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.


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; or
  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:


a. Digitized Social Security System ID

b. Government Service Insurance System ID
c. Professional Regulation Commission ID
d. Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
e. Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)

f. Driver’s Licence



Note:

Currently, discount is available for sales/ticketing in the Philippines thru PAL ticket offices and accredited travel agents due to system limitation. Subject to fare rules and restrictions.