Cebu Pacific to clamp down on excessive carry-on baggage

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Excess baggage? Be prepared for Cebu Pacific’s strict new policy on carry-on luggage.

Cebu Pacific airlines has announced that it is ready to “strictly enforce” its one hand-carry luggage policy.

In an updated travel advisory issued today (Saturday, July 14), the management of the airline said its staff would start to clamp down on passengers carrying excessive amounts of luggage from next week.

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“Beginning July 19, 2018, Cebu Pacific will strictly enforce our policy on hand-carry baggage acceptance,” the airline said.

“Passengers are allowed one carry-on or hand-carry baggage inside the cabin, with a maximum weight of seven kilograms and dimension of up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.”

Passenger are also allowed to bring handbags, purses and laptop bags — but they must be able to fit under the seat.

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Passengers travelling with infants may also carry one bag for baby necessities alongside their usual hand-carry.

“This is in line with our continued efforts to streamline operations and provide a more efficient check-in experience at the airport,” the airline said.

The airline’s baggage statement in full:

Beginning July 19, 2018, Cebu Pacific will strictly enforce our policy on hand-carry baggage acceptance.

This is in line with our continued efforts to streamline operations and provide a more efficient check-in experience at the airport. 

Passengers are allowed ONE carry-on or hand-carry baggage inside the cabin, with a MAXIMUM weight of seven (7) kilograms and dimension of up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. This dimension includes most wheeled cabin bags and backpacks. The hand-carry baggage must fit inside the overhead bin.

In addition to one carry-on or hand-carry baggage, each passenger may also bring ONE small bag not exceeding 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. This includes handbags, purses and laptop bags that can fit under the seat. 

Adult passengers traveling with infants may carry-on ONE small bag containing baby food and necessities, aside from their allowed hand-carry. 

Assistive or medical items such as walking canes, foldable walkers; as well as items purchased inside the airport (airside) are ON TOP OF the hand-carry baggage allowance for each passenger.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

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