There is an updated airline regulation with respect to allowed and banned items in hand-carry and check-in bags as of 2019. This new directive on baggage rules is issued by the DOTr or the Department of Transportation to make it more relevant to existing threats to civil aviation, and to settle the concerns of departing passengers.
Take note that some items are okay for check-in but not allowed for hand carry. Some items are allowed for both cabin bag and check-in bag. Some items are allowed for check-in only. Some items are totally banned. Make sure you will pack your own bag so you know exactly all the things inside it.
Most passengers, especially tourists and visitors, are concern about tripod and monopod – good news these two items are allowed for hand carry and check-in bags. When it comes to umbrella, this is for check-in only. *Based on personal experience, a folding umbrella is allowed in hand-carry, but the airlines may become stricter starting August 2019. To be 100% sure we recommend that you call the airline first about umbrella handling.
Gels and liquids including perfumes, shampoo, lotions, etc are allowed in hand-carry as long as the container is 100ml or below, maximum of 10 containers per passenger. Even if the actual content is below 100ml but the bottle itself is above 100ml, the item will be confiscated at the final xray machine area.
The items are updated as of July 26, 2019.
ITEMS ALLOWED FOR BOTH Hand Carry and Check-in Bag
These are items you can conveniently put in your carry-on bag or cabin bag, as well as be part of your checked-in baggage.
Toy Gun – Unless prohibited in the country of destination / transit points.
Crutches/Walking sticks or aids – Allowed into the cabin of an aircraft if carried/ used by an elderly, or a person with reduced mobility, or a person with a visible need of such mobility aid. Such items shall be electronically screened and/or physically inspected for anomalies.
ITEMS ALLOWED FOR HAND-CARRY ONLY
These are items not allowed for check-in.
Batteries/Power Banks (e.g. lithium battery) – With special instruction from airlines
ITEMS ALLOWED FOR CHECK-IN ONLY
These are items which arenot allowed for hand-carry.
Air Tank (as diving equipment)
All metal chains
Ammunition Shells/Bullets and other component
Arrow and Dart
Ax / Hatchet
Baton sticks / Billy Clubs / Black Jacks / Kubatons
Butterfly knife (Balisong)
Canned Product (with easy open lids)
Cock Fighting Blade (Tare)
Component of Guns and Firearm
Compressed Air Gun
Crew Served Weapons
Disguised / Improvised Firearms
Disguised object with sharp edge – Examples are cane / umbrella sword, comb knife, belt knife, card knife (with concealed sharp points or edges)
Drills/drill bits (including portable
Dumbbells / Hand weight
Firearm (any caliber)
G.l. wires (alambre)
Hand cuffs / thumb cuffs
Ice skates / Skateboards
Knife – Unless prohibited in the country of destination / transit points.
Letter / Bottle Opener
Martial Arts Weapons (e.g. Nunchakus, brass / metal knuckles) – with special instructions from airlines
Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods (e.g. dry ice, lithium battery) – Subject to airline requirements and documentation for handling and packaging.
Nipper / Pusher / Nail file / Nail cutter with knife
Open razor/razor blade
Paddles (e.g. Boat, Cricket, Kayak/Canoe)
Projectile-capable devices (Slingshot, Bow and Arrow, Crossbows, Spear Gun)
Realistic Replicas and imitation firearms
Retractable tape measure (metal) – Provided that power actuating device / cylinder is removed / detached (refer to airline).
Saber / Sword
Saws (including cordless portable
Ski Poles/Hiking poles
Stun Gun (all kinds) – Unless prohibited in the country of destination / transit points.
Tennis / Badminton / Squash rackets
Throwing / Ninja Star
Tripod / Monopod
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED FOR HAND-CARRY AND CHECK-IN BAG
These are the items totally banned from the airlines. Do not bring these stuff!
Corrosive Substances (e.g. acid, battery acid, sulfuric acid, vinegar, muriatic acid)
Detonator and Fuse
Flammable Materials (e.g. paint, thinner, lighter refill, butane)
Flares (in any form)
Fuels (including cooking fuel and any flammable liquid fuel)
Gasoline / kerosene / petrol
Hoverboards and similar items (e.g. balance, wheel, air wheel, solo wheel, mini segway)
Lighter Fluids refills
Lighters (Disposable & Non-Disposable)
Mace / Pepper Spray / Tear Gas
Mines and other explosive military store
Oxidizing Substance and Organic Peroxide (e.g. fertilizer, bleach, sulfur)
Pyrotechnics including fireworks
Radioactive Materials (medical or commercial use)
Replica or imitation explosive devices
Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges
Toxic and Infectious Materials (e.g. insect / animal repellant spray)
Laptop with its charger is allowed in hand-carry only. Laptops should not be put in the checked-in bag.
Please be guided with the baggage rules and make sure to adhere to avoid hassle when taking an airplane to your destination.
BUY PREPAID BAGGAGE TO SAVE!
Buy prepaid check-in bag allowance as necessary. The baggage rates are cheapest if you will secure your baggage allowance at the same time you are booking your ticket. Baggage fee will increase if you will add baggage via Manage Booking tab or after your ticket has been confirmed.
The Airport Baggage fee is the most expensive at P300 per kilo. “Airport Baggage Fee” is the term given if you arrive in the airport, check-in for your flight, and only to be told your bag(s) must be checked-in and you have to pay-up.
Avoid excessive fees at the airport, book prepaid baggage.
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