7 KG PLUS: The carry-on baggage policies of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, and Air Asia in one easy-to-bookmark page
Whenever I fly, I’m always having to recheck the airline’s website for its carry-on baggage policy because I keep forgetting the bag’s allowable weight and dimensions and the extra items I’m allowed to take along. This time I thought I might as well make a post out of it so that the info will be somewhere I can find it fast.
(Although I have to say — no baggage policy has ever stopped people from loading piles of boxes of Krispy Kreme and J.Co donuts in the overhead compartments!)
- 1 carry-on bag
- Maximum dimension (L+W+H) of 45 in / 115 cm
- Maximum weight of 7 kg (15 lb)
- Any 2 of the following:
- Small handbag
- Pocket book or purse
- Overcoat, wrap or blanket
- Small camera or binoculars
- Laptop with case
- Reasonable amount of reading material
See PAL’s Baggage Conditions (accessed February 2018).
- 1 carry-on bag
- Must not exceed 56 x 36 x 23 cm for Airbus flights, 56 x 35 x 20 cm for ATR flights
- Must not weigh more than 7 kg (5 kg on Caticlan flights)
- Additional item allowed: EITHER
- A laptop and accessories in its own carrier, OR
- A handbag
For check-in baggage, the rates would depend on the weight of your bag and your origin/destination. To check the prepaid baggage prices for your flight, click HERE.
- 1 cabin bag
- Should not exceed 56 x 36 x 23 cm, including handles, wheels, and side pockets
- 1 small bag
- Laptop bag, handbag, backpack or any other small bag
- Should not exceed 40 x 30 x 10 cm
- The total permitted weight for two (2) pieces must not exceed 7 kg — NEW! As of 3/8/2017 (source)
- “Multiple items that are strapped, wrapped or tied together will not be counted as one piece of cabin baggage.”
- Regarding this statement: “Boxes and hiking backpacks are not considered as cabin baggage and must be checked in” — I haven’t been able to verify this yet. Actually, if you Google “Air Asia hiking backpacks” this statement can be seen in the search results (see my screenshot here) but when I click on the link itself, I couldn’t find any reference to hiking backpacks (which means the statement has probably been removed fairly recently, or at any rate after the page was crawled by Google). Will update if I hear more about it.
- Update 12 March 2017: See details HERE.