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?