Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, has begun offering 25kg of additional free baggage allowance to UAE residents travelling from Dubai to Manila. The promo offer is only for passengers travelling from Dubai to other Cebu Pacific destinations, whether direct or connecting flights, and is not valid on return flights from other destinations back to the Middle East.
Starting from March 1 until November 30, 2018, all passengers originating from Dubai and travelling to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40kg are entitled to additional 25kg baggage allowance, free-of-charge.
It has been a tradition for Overseas Filipinos to bring food or gifts, known as ‘pasalubongs’, from their foreign destinations to their families and friends back home. Many Filipinos ship a ‘balikabayan’ box filled with gifts several days ahead of special occasions or ahead of their travel to the Philippines and wait for 30 to 60 days for the box to arrive. Sending such boxes costs Dh115 to Dh379 for shipping alone. With CEB’s promo, boxes can now be loaded on the same flight and arrive in the Philippines at the same time.
A 40kg baggage allowance on Cebu Pacific costs between Dh320 and Dh340. Passengers, even those with connecting flights to other Philippine domestic destinations operated by Cebu Pacific, now have the advantage of the additional 25kg being carried over up to their next flight, as long as their flight itinerary is booked under one reference number only.