No more free baggage allowance from Cebu Pacific

Travelers take note. Cebu Pacific is now removing their free 15 kilos worth of check-in baggage on all of their flights. Yep! When you try to book a fare on their website, “Standard” fare is now replaced by “LITE” fare so all you’ll get for free is your carry-on baggage.

If you really need to check in a baggage, you’ll have to pay the corresponding fees… on both to and from trips. Here are the check-in baggage rates for Cebu Pacific:

  • up to 15 kg – Php150
  • up to 20 kg – Php250
  • up to 25 kg – Php400
  • up to 30kg – Php700

Here’s the funny thing. When you book your flight, you need to select the size of your check-in baggage. Uhh… my flight is still in 8 months and you want me to do a trial pack just to see how many kilos it would weigh before I can book online? Now try estimating that baggage weight for the whole family.

I think if you are planning to check-in a baggage, you can just select the smallest size when you book online and then pay the balance if it exceeds the weight once you actually check-in at the counter.  What I’m afraid here is that they would charge you PER kilo that you exceeded when you’re already at the counter. Can anybody confirm.

Is Cebu Pacific losing money that they need to resort to charging for check-in baggages? If 15 kilos is too much why not just trim it down to 10 kilos? Arrghhh, what have you done Cebu Pacific? Are you alienating yourself from business travelers or from those who take long trips?

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20 Responses

  1. Kat Viacrusis says:

    Salamat po sa reply! Called cebupac sabi nung agent, allowed pa daw po ako since I made the reservation earlier ng april 1. I do hope they stick to that until makapag check-in na ko and all. Salamat po ulit!

  2. Jill Buena says:

    Personally, I think its better now that you can actually choose the size of your baggage when you book your flight.

    The so called “free” 15kg check-in luggage back then was not actually free considering that the total fare was reasonably higher compared to their basic fare nowadays that comes with a 7kg carry-on baggage (which for me is good for about 3-5days worth of clothing)… Well, in business, nothing is ever free. We simply get what we pay for.

    I remember, I used to pay over 5k for a back and forth flight 2 years ago, now its just about the same, sometimes even lesser (pag may promo, haha). To think, the fuel prices have been continuously increasing for the past couple of years. Most likely, this is because they cut back those so called “free” services.

    Anyways, my point is… for me its better that we no longer have to pay for unnecessary luggage fees when you don’t need them. You just have to be more mindful of your luggage and plan your trip carefully, since its way cheaper to buy a prepaid luggage compared to paying for the excess at the airport check-in counter.

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