Baggage Allowance for Philippine Airlines

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About Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the flag carrier of the Philippines, and the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name, which was founded in 1941.

The headquarters of this airline is at the PNB Financial Center in Pasay City.

Philippine Airlines serves 31 destinations in the Philippines and 54 overseas destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe.

The airline hubs are at Ninoy Aquino International Airport of Manila, Clark International Airport of Angeles, Mactan-Cebu International Airport of Cebu, and Francisco Bangoy International Airport of Davao.

Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance

Almosafer knows very well how complicated it is to repack your baggage for more than once in order to adjust the appropriate weight in accordance with Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance. Now, you can chill out as we will guide you through your booking, simply go and read our guide to Philippine Airlines 2019/2020 Baggage Policy.


Baggage Allowance Definition

Free Baggage Allowance refers to the size, number of baggage and weight requirements you can check-in and hand carried baggage you can bring into the cabin free of charge.


Check-in Baggage

  • A single piece of checked baggage should weigh no more than 32kgs.


Domestic Routes allowances

Economy Class has several fares:

  • Passengers travelling on Economy Supersaver are not allowed to carry checked baggage

  • Passengers travelling on Economy Saver are permitted to carry 1 checked baggage of 10kgs max in weight.

  • Passengers travelling on Economy Value/Economy Flex are allowed to carry 1 piece of hold luggage of 20kgs max in weight.

  • Passengers travelling on Premium Economy are entitled to carry a 25kgs checked-in luggage.


Business Class has two fares:

  • Business Value passengers are permitted to hold 1 checked-in luggage of 30kgs in weight.

  • Business Flex travellers are allowed to travel with only 1 check-in baggage of 35kgs in weight.


International Routes allowances

For Asia

  • Economy Class passengers are allowed to hold 1 piece of checked-in luggage of 25kgs max in weight, while passengers travelling on Premium Economy are allowed to carry a 30kgs baggage.

  • Business Class passengers are entitled to hold a 35kgs luggage.


For Middle East 

  • Passengers travelling on Economy Class have the right to carry 2 pieces of luggage of 23kgs per bag, while Premium Economy passengers are allowed to have 2 pieces of baggage of 25kgs in weight per piece.


*For more information on international routes baggage allowance, please refer back to Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance guide. 


Cabin Baggage

  • It is the type of valuable luggage for which the passenger book a special seat, such as sports equipment, musical instruments, etc.

- The items must meet the following criteria:

  • Its weight should not exceed 75kgs.

  • Each seat must carry one item.

  • The item must be packed in a proper way.


Carry-on Baggage

  • Passengers are allowed to hold only one small carry-on bag of 7kgs in weight that can be fitted in the overhead bin or under the plane seat with a maximum dimension of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.

- They are also permitted to carry on-board two any of the next items:

  • A small handbag

  • A pocketbook or purse

  • A small camera 

  • A laptop with case


Extra Baggage

Domestic flights charges


Fees from MNL per kilo

Fees to MNL per kilo




International flights charges

Middle East


Extra bag charges 

from MNL per piece

Extra bag charges 

to MNL per piece




















*For more information about excess luggage charges for other international routes, you can go back to Philippine Airlines Excess Baggage Allowance guide. 


Special Luggage 

  • There is an applicable charge on oversized baggage.

- Special items can be represented in the following:

  • Batteries and flammable Liquids.

  • Bulky / Fragile Baggage, for example, bicycles, strollers, sleeping bags and musical instruments.

  • Medications and medical oxygen.

  • Sports Equipment.

  • Guns and ammunition.


*For details, refer back to Philippines Airlines Special Baggage guide. 


Infant’s Baggage

  • An infant without seat paying at least 10% or more of applicable adult fare has the following free baggage allowance:



Checked-in luggage

Carry-on luggage


Not permitted

Not permitted


(Asia, Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Japan)

1 bag of 10kgs max.

1 bag of 7kgs max.

North America

(USA, Canada)

1 bag of 7kgs max.


1 bag of 7kgs max.


*For more information on routes' charges, you can refer back to Philippine Airlines Infant baggage allowance guide.


Prohibited Items

The following dangerous goods are not allowed to be carried in checked or carry-on baggage: 

  • Corrosive batteries.

  • Flammable liquids.

  • Radioactive materials.

  • Lighters and matches.

  • Magnetized materials.

  • Toxic Substances.


*To avoid any incidents before flying, read more details on the restricted items to carry through the airline restricted items guide.


Baggage Assistance and Tracking service

  • You should report to the baggage assistance counter at any arrival area, if you encountered any baggage incident, whether a delay, damage or lost luggage.


Baggage Tracing contact:


Mobile: 09175079624




For International flights:

TeL: (+632) 8851-3011 / (+632) 8401-7697






All fares are subject to availability at the time of booking.

FAQs for Philippine Airlines

  • Does Philippine Airlines allow web check-in?

    Yes, Philippine Airlines allows web check-in.

  • Does Philippine Airlines provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Philippine Airlines offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Philippine Airlines service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Philippine Airlines is 77.

  • What is the airline code for Philippine Airlines?

    The airline code for Philippine Airlines is PR.

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