Hi 1 Piso Fare Friends! We are providing a guide on how you can add baggage allowance to a confirmed booking in Cebu Pacific Air. If you miss adding prepaid baggage during booking, worry not because you can still add via Manage Booking.
Whether or not, you bought a Cebu Pacific promo ticket for flying this 2019 or it’s a regular ticket (non-promo), you can ADD PREPAID BAGGAGE to your booking.
- You booked without any prepaid baggage and you want to add check-in bag allowance now.
- You booked a prepaid baggage but it’s kulang so you want to upgrade it to the next package. Example: from STANDARD 20 kgs to LARGE 32 kgs.
MORE ABOUT PREPAID BAGGAGE
Before our 1Pisofare.com Team shows you how to add baggage allowance to an existing booking, you must be aware of these factors first:
- Cebu Pacific prepaid baggage is cheaper if you will buy it DURING booking of tickets. The rate of prepaid baggage is higher if you will buy it AFTER you get flight confirmation, i.e. you will add baggage via “Manage Booking” tab.
- If you will buy baggage AT THE AIRPORT, you will pay the regular rate.
Prepaid baggage fee bought during booking process is around 50% LESSER than the price that you will pay if you will be forced to buy baggage at the airport.
3. Excess baggage fee will only be charged if you already have a prepaid baggage for your flight.
Demo 1: You bought prepaid baggage 20 kilos at the current 2019 rate of P380.80. Upon check-in, you found out that your bag weighs 22 kilos. Therefore, you have excess baggage of 2 kilos.
At the airport check-in counter, you will now make additional payment for the excess 2 kilos x P250 per kilo = P500.
Total amount paid for baggage (20 kgs prepaid P380.80 + 2 kgs excess P500) is P880.80.
Demo 2 : You did not buy any prepaid baggage. Upon checking in for your Cebu Pacific flight, you found out that your bag weighs 13 kilos and you must check this in. How much will you pay in this scenario?
The minimum bag allowance that can be bought at the airport check-in counter is 20 kilos and the rate is P1,000 for short-haul flights and domestic flights.
Therefore, the total amount paid for baggage will be P1,000 even if your bag only weighs 13 kgs.
If you bought PREPAID BAGGAGE during booking or via Manage Booking, ang mababayaran mo lang sana is P380.80 at hindi P1,000. Mahal talaga ang baggage pag dating sa airport check-in counter.
*This is also the method of Air Asia – if you don’t have any prepaid baggage when you get to the check-in counter, even if your bag only weighs say 9 kilos, you are required to pay the minimum 20 kilos at the check-in counter.
Cebu Pacific Excess Baggage Price 2019
As of 2019, Cebu pacific excess baggage price for domestic is P250 per kilo, it’s also P250 rate for international short-haul flights.
Ang mahal! So we strongly advise that you buy prepaid baggage during booking process or via Manage Booking if you feel that you will exceed the 7 kilos of free hand carry baggage allowance.
A passenger is allowed to add prepaid baggage to a confirmed booking at most 4 HOURS before the flight schedule.
Example: Flight is at 7 PM, you can still add baggage up to 3 PM. After 3:01 PM you can no longer buy baggage allowance.
GUIDE on BUYING Baggage Allowance via Manage Booking of Cebu Pacific
The Cebu Pacific Air baggage price is cheapest if one buy the prepaid baggage during ticket booking.
Prepaid baggage price increases if bought via Manage Booking tab with the flight more than 15 days away.
Prepaid baggage price increases more if baggage is bought via Manage Booking tab with the flight less than 14 days away.
Please be guided.
For our example, we have this situation: The booking is for 2 persons traveling from Manila to Cebu via Cebu Pacific Air with flight schedule end of April 2019.
Person A already bought 20 kilos baggage during the booking process, the fee was only P380.80.
Effective rate per kilo for Person A is P380.80 / 20 kilos = P19.04 per kilo of prepaid baggage (STANDARD).
Now, Person B wants to buy 20 kilos too, let’s assume the flight is 10 days away. Since Person B did not buy baggage during booking, he will now add baggage via Manage Booking. Remember that the prepaid baggage rate is HIGHER if bought AFTER original booking date, then it becomes even higher if the flight is 14 days away. The price of the 20 kilos prepaid baggage is now P529.00 for person B.
Effective rate per kilo for Person B is P529.00 / 20 kilos = P26.45 per kilo of prepaid baggage (SMALL).
Can the two baggage be combined when these 2 passengers checks-in for their flight?
YES. Cebu Pacific can combine baggage allowance of all passengers in a SINGLE ITINERARY or one record locator. Since Passenger A and Passenger B are booked in one itinerary, they can pool their baggage allowance. Their total check-in bag allowance now is 40 kilos BUT the maximum number of bags that can be checked-in is 4 bags!
*If Passenger A book his own ticket and Passenger B book his own ticket, their prepaid baggage cannot be combined because they have separate flight itineraries or different record locators. They will also check-in individually, not as a group.
NEW BAGGAGE POLICY OF CEBU PACIFIC effective January 15, 2019.
GUIDE ON HOW TO ADD BAGGAGE
We are now at the ADDING BAGGAGE Guide proper. To enlarge a screenshot, please click the image.
First, sign in to your Cebu Pacific account at www.cebupacificair.com. Click Manage Booking.
Second, Then the login page will show up. Enter your email and password and then click “Log In”
Third, once you are inside, find the booking you want to add prepaid baggage to. Then click MANAGE.
Fourth, you can now adjust your booking. Click “Purchase Add-ons, Change Flight, or Cancel Flight”.
Fifth, the Manage Add-ons option shows up. Select Prepaid Baggage and then click Continue.
Sixth, this page will show up. For more control do not click Continue right away. Click “Change” first and then “Continue”.
Seventh, you can now choose to add prepaid baggage which can either be 20 kgs (Standard), 32 kgs (Large), 40 kgs (Extra Large).
The next screenshot was from 2018, so you can still see the 15 kgs option, which was removed by Cebu Pacific.
If you look at the dashboard now in 2019, the 15 kgs is missing. The available baggage options are now only 20, 32, and 40.
Eight, After selecting the baggage you want to add to the booking, you may now scroll down until you get to the section below. Then click “I have reviewed….” And then click Continue.
Ninth, the Cebu Pacific add-ons Payment Page will display. You can choose 1 of the following: Pay for the add-ons using Credit Card or Debit Card, Paypal, Payment Centers, or Alipay.
In our sample, we choose to pay for the prepaid baggage add-ons via Credit Card. Accepted credit cards are VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and UATP.
When the CC payment form displays, fill in all the needed info and then click on Submit Now.
Since the credit card use is BDO Mastercard, there is this extra security that ask the card holder to enter the One Time Pin or OTP for the online transaction. BDO sends a OTP via sms to the registered sim with BDO.
Other credit card company may not require this extra security layer.
The notice ‘Payment is being processed will show”
Tenth, Once payment is successfully process, your NEW itinerary with the paid add-ons will display.
Click View Itinerary to see that you now have prepaid baggage allowance for your confirmed booking with Cebu Pacific.
You are now ready for your flight!
WHAT IF YOU WANT TO PAY THE BAGGAGE via PAYMENT CENTERS?
For those without credit cards or debit cards, you can choose to pay for any add-ons via Payment Centers of Cebu Pacific. These are the payment centers available for this airline:
- Select LBC branches
- 7 Eleven branches
- BDO banks
- BPI banks
- Metrobank banks
- Robinsons banks
- SM Business Centers
- Robinson Department Stores
- Cebuana Lhuillier branches
- Select Bayad Center branches
- EC Pay
- Bancnet ATMs
- Megalink ATMs
If you are in UAE, pay via Abu Dhabi Travel Bureau or UAE Exchange.
If you are in Dubai, pay via Caesars Travel Co.
If you are elsewhere in the world, you can pay any amount due to Cebu Pacific via PayRemit.
Make sure to pay the amount due before deadline.
Check again if the payment center you’ve chosen requires you to pay Before 12 Midnight of the same day you made the booking or made an add-ons, or if you have chosen payment centers which allows you to pay within 24 hours of the transaction.
If you failed to pay on time, your add-ons / reservations will be forfeited and you have to do the process all over again.
CEBU PACIFIC PREPAID BAGGAGE FEES 2019
This is now the info with regards to the rates of Cebu Pacific on prepaid baggage as of 2018.
For prepaid baggage bought during booking, these are the domestic rates:
SMALL Baggage 15 kilos the fee is P257.60.
MEDIUM Baggage 20 kilos rate is P380.80.
LARGE Baggage 32 kilos rate is P784.
EXTRA LARGE Baggage 40 kilos is P1,232.
For prepaid baggage allowance bought via Manage Booking, these are the domestic bag rates:
SMALL 15 kilos rate is P313.60. This is P56 higher than the rate of prepaid baggage bought during the booking.
MEDIUM, 20 kilos rate is P459.20.
LARGE, 32 kilos rate of baggage is P952.
EXTRA LARGE, 40 kilos rate is P1,456. This is 224 pesos higher than what the 40 kgs prepaid baggage would have cost if you bought it during the booking process.
Again, reminder that baggage fee at the airport is more expensive! Team 1 Piso Fare strongly suggest that you buy prepaid baggage in advance.
Here are the newest and latest Cebu Pacific promo fares for 2019
Note: Promos are quoted for one-way, single-trip journeys but passengers may book round-trip, just look for the Cebu Pacific low fares.
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