Travelling on Peak Season? Here are some Travel Tips!
Are you traveling soon? And since it’s already the hot-dry season [aka ‘summer‘] in the Philippines, it’s peak travel season!
Moreso, it’s the Holy Week this weekend. It’s is a time for reflection and reunion with families, with many Filipinos taking the opportunity to be with their loved ones, either to participate in religious activities, or go on a much-deserved vacation.
While airports are expected to get busy at this time of the year, air travel should not be a chaotic experience for every Juan. Here are a few reminders from Cebu Pacific:
1. Be on time at the airport and beat traffic
Allot time for traffic going to the airport. Passengers must be at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals at least three (3) hours before departure for domestic flights, and four (4) hours for international flights. Cebu Pacific passengers traveling to Dubai are allowed to check in as early as seven (7) hours before departure.
2. Check in online
Long lines may be avoided at the airport by checking in via the airline mobile app [if available, like the CEB Mobile App or via the Manage Booking section of the CEB website]. Both options are available from seven (7) days up to one (1) hour before scheduled time of departure for domestic flights, and up to four (4) hours before scheduled departure for international fliers.
3. Check flight information, closing times
All check-in counters close one (1) hour before the scheduled time of departure to ensure there is ample time for all necessary pre-flight procedures. After checking in, passengers are encouraged to immediately go through immigration and final security to avoid delays. Boarding commences 45 minutes before the scheduled departure.
Updated CEB flight information may be viewed at https://www.cebupacificair.com/flight-status
4. Self-tag luggage for select domestic destinations
Guests flying out of select domestic destinations (Manila, Davao, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Bohol, Iloilo, and Zamboanga) are reminded to self-tag their check-in luggage at the designated kiosks at the airport, prior to proceeding to counters for bag drops.
5. Pack your bags accordingly
For Cebu Pacific flights, passengers must bring only one carry-on bag for a more convenient flight experience. The carry-on bag must not exceed 7kg in weight and can fit in the overhead bins or under the seat.
CEB has exempted items that are allowed to be carried aside from the single hand carried bag:
- Gadgets or food items that cannot be checked-in;
- Items purchased inside the airport (requires proof of receipt);
- Assistive or medical items such as walking canes, foldable walkers;
- Baby food and necessities for passengers traveling with infants;
- Or a small bag that can fit under the seat.
6. Checked baggage policy
Passengers are encouraged to purchase prepaid baggage online via the CEB website or mobile app to save on fees. CEB has implemented a per piece baggage policy which applies to all passengers with checked baggage. A passenger can bring one (1) piece for each purchase of 20kg or 32kg, and may get up to any two (2) of these weight options, for a maximum of two (2) pieces of baggage and a combined weight of 64kg.
Any excess in size, weight and pieces are subject to oversized baggage fee, excess baggage fee and/or extra Bag Fee.
7. Check the airport terminal assignment of your flight
Passengers must check their itineraries and boarding passes before proceeding to their designated airport terminal. Cebu Pacific 5J flights arrive at and depart from the NAIA Terminal 3, while Cebgo (DG) flights to and from Manila operate from the NAIA Terminal 4 at Domestic Road, Pasay City. There will not be any terminal change for Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights from NAIA.
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Now you can look forward to more travels with ease, together with your families and friends in 2023. CEB now flies to a total of 34 domestic and 25 international destinations. Check out their website to know more.
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