Cebu Pacific (CEB) today (August 24) announced it is strictly implementing its one carry-on baggage per passenger rule starting Wednesday next week September 01, 2021.

The airline will charge a gate baggage fee of P1,000 per person for domestic flights for guests who do not comply with the rule.

In the coming months, CEB will also begin charging baggage fees for its international flights – P1,500 for short haul and P3,000 for long haul.

The single allowed carry-on bag per passenger must not exceed 7 kilograms in weight and must fit in the overhead bin or under the aircraft seat.

The hand carry baggage policy is “in line with the airline’s goal to improve its processes for a more efficient and seamless customer experience”, according to CEB’s statement.

“This is being done to make sure CEB avoids any unnecessary flight delays as much as possible,” explained Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.

Passengers who purchased additional items at the airport are exempted and will not be charged with this fee, if they can show the official receipt from the store where they shopped at the airport.

Other items that will be accepted as extra free hand carry are equipment for medical needs or for infants.

“We also hope this will convince our passengers to become more mindful as we do not want them to shell out additional, avoidable fees,” she added.

Passengers should pack their bags properly and avail of additional prepaid baggage allowance to avoid any other additional fees at the airport.

Source: Manila Bulletin (