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Baggage Rules For Multi-City Travel

If you are travelling: 


Your Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) and other baggage charges will generally be determined by your Most Significant Carrier (MSC).

Under International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 302, the Marketing Carrier is generally your MSC.

PAL adopts the general principles of the MSC to purely PAL connecting flights, unless otherwise specified.


How to know your Most Significant Carrier (MSC) 

First, determine the IATA areas and sub-areas involved in your journey:


IATA AREAS and SUB-AREAS


AREA 1: North America, Central and South America, Hawaii



AREA 2: Europe, Middle East



AREA 3: Asia, Guam, Southwest Pacific




STEP 1:


The first carrier that crosses one IATA area to another is your MSC.

If all sectors are via PAL, the first PAL flight crossing one IATA area to another is your “MSC” and will dictate your FBA and excess baggage rules.

Unless otherwise stated, assume that the sectors shown in the ticket are connecting and considered a single checked baggage journey.


Sample 1:


All sectors via PAL


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

SYDNEY - MANILA *

IATA Area 3 to IATA Area 3

 
PAL

 MANILA - LONDON ** IATA Area 3 to IATA Area 2   
First time PAL crosses between IATA Areas
This flight is your “MSC” 
Baggage for Manila - London applies

* FBA for Sydney 25 kgs

** FBA for London is 30kgs


Sample 2:


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

DUBAI - MANILA

IATA Area 2 to IATA Area 3

 
First time PAL crosses between IATA Areas
This flight is your “MSC” 
Baggage for Dubai - Manila applies

 MANILA - JAKARTA IATA Area 3 to IATA Area 3   
PAL



Exception to step 1:


When travel crosses areas 1, 2, 3 in this particular order only, your MSC shall be the carrier crossing between Area 1 and Area 2.


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

LOS ANGELES - LONDON

IATA Area 1 to IATA Area 2

 
PARTNER AIRLINE
is the carrier crossing between
IATA Areas 1 & 2 and is your “MSC”
Baggage for Los Angeles-London applies

 LONDON - MANILA
IATA Area 2 to IATA Area 3   
PAL



STEP 2:


For travel within an IATA area, the first carrier that crosses one IATA sub-area to another is your MSC.

If all sectors are via PAL, the first PAL flight crossing one IATA sub-area to another is your “MSC”.



All sectors via PAL


Sample 1


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

AUCKLAND - MANILA

Southwest Pacific to Southeast Asia

 
First time PAL crosses
between IATA Sub-Areas
This flight is your “MSC” 
Baggage for Auckland - Manila applies

 MANILA - SINGAPORE Southeast Asia to Southeast Asia   
PAL


Sample 2:


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

HANEDA - MANILA

Japan, Korea to Southeast Asia

 
First time PAL crosses 
between IATA Sub-Areas
This flight is your “MSC” 
Baggage for Haneda - Manila applies

 MANILA - BANGKOK Southeast Asia to Southeast Asia
 
PAL



Exception to step 2 when all sectors are via PAL:


When travel is from sub-area Southeast Asia to Japan or Korea, in this particular order only, your MSC shall be the first carrier crossing the international sector.


Sample 1


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

BANGKOK - MANILA

Southeast Asia to Southeast Asia

 
PAL’s first leg crossing
an International sector is your “MSC” 
Baggage for Bangkok - Manila applies

 MANILA - NAGOYA

Southeast Asia to Japan, Korea
 
 
PAL


Sample 2


SECTOR

IATA AREA

MARKETING CARRIER

SAIGON - MANILA

Southeast Asia to Southeast Asia

 
PAL’s first leg crossing
an International sector is your “MSC” 
Baggage for Saigon - Manila applies

 MANILA - SEOUL

Southeast Asia to Japan, Korea
 
 
PAL



STEP 3:


For travel within an IATA Sub-Area, the first carrier crossing an international sector is your MSC.


All sectors via PAL


Sample 1


SECTOR WITHIN A SUB-AREA

(all within Southeast Asia)

MARKETING CARRIER

CEBU - MANILA

 
PAL

 MANILA - BEIJING  
PAL’s first leg crossing
an International Sector within a sub-area is your “MSC”
Baggage for Manila-Beijing FBA applies


Exception to MSC:


Travel originating and ending in the USA or Canada:


If your itinerary is in one ticket and originates or ends in the USA or Canada, the first Marketing Carrier determines the baggage allowance and excess baggage charges that will apply for the entire journey. First marketing carriers can apply their own airline rule or those of the MSC.


If PAL is the “first marketing carrier”, PAL always applies the most significant carrier's rules, which may differ from PAL’s baggage rules. For return trips, if you travel in a different class or have different fare products in each direction (such as Business Class one way and Economy Class the other), the same carrier's rules apply but the allowances may differ as they will be based on the applicable fare types and classes of travel purchased in each direction.

Samples:


Sectors via PAL and Partner Airline  


SECTOR

MARKETING CARRIER

MIAMI - LOS ANGELES

 
PARTNER AIRLINE As First Marketing Carrier 
determines your FBA and excess baggage charges

 LOS ANGELES - MANILA 

PAL


SECTOR

MARKETING CARRIER

MANILA - LOS ANGELES

 
PAL As First Marketing Carrier 
determines your FBA and excess baggage charges

 LOS ANGELES - MIAMI

PARTNER AIRLINE


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