Tuesday 20 March 2018

Cebu Pacific offers UAE travellers extra baggage allowance

DUBAI, 15 days ago

Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), is once again offering 25kg of additional free baggage allowance to UAE residents travelling from Dubai to Manila.
From March 1 until November 30, all passengers travelling from Dubai to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40kg will be receiving an additional 25kg baggage allowance, free-of-charge. The extra baggage allowance will be given upon check-in of the guest at the airport.
It is a tradition for overseas Filipinos to bring food or gifts, known as ‘pasalubongs’, from their 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 ($31.3) to Dh379 ($103.1) 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. 
Candice Iyog, vice president of Marketing and Distribution of Cebu Pacific, said: “CEB has always been committed to offering the best innovations for its valued passengers. We believe that this special promotion will enable all our UAE passengers travelling from Dubai to maximize their trip to the Philippines. This is also an added benefit for our UAE-based ’kababayans’ who work hard for their families, giving them the opportunity to bring more gifts and 'pasalubongs' for their loved ones, at no additional cost."
A 40kg baggage allowance on Cebu Pacific costs between Dh320 ($87) and Dh340 ($92.5). Passengers, even those with connecting flights to other Philippine domestic destinations operated by Cebu Pacific, will get 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. This promotion is not valid on return flights from the Philippines to the Middle East, and on bookings with Cebgo connecting flights.
With the special offer from Cebu Pacific, passengers who travel from the UAE can take their 'balikabayan' boxes with them on the same flight, given that such boxes pass the regulations set by the Dubai Airport, without having to wait and while saving on the costs of shipment.

Last year, many UAE-based Filipinos travelling from Dubai enjoyed the same promotion as Cebu Pacific ran the special treat in time for the Philippine Independence Day.
CEB currently offers flights to a total of 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, operating an extensive network across Asia, Australia, USA, and the Middle East. - TradeArabia News Service

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