Cebu Pacific is a low-cost airline from the Philippines, based at Manila International Airport. Originally founded as Cebu Air, Cebu Pacific has been running since 1988. It offers a range of domestic and international flights to destinations in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. As well as its base at Manila International Airport, Cebu Pacific also has hubs at Clark International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport, and Iloilo International Airport.
Popular destinations include Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, and Doha. As of 2016, Cebu Pacific also flies to one destination in the United States: Guam. Cebu Pacific does not currently offer flights to and from the United Kingdom, but it is in the process of offering flights to and from European destinations.
With Cebu Pacific’s loyalty program, GetGo, passengers can earn points when booking Cebu Pacific flights or by shopping with Cebu Pacific’s partner companies.
Information correct as of March 2017
How to check in
You can check in to your Cebu Pacific flight at the airline’s desk at the airport, using web check-in, or using mobile check-in with Cebu Pacific’s app. For international flights, web and mobile check-in are both available from 7 days before and up until 4 hours before your flight’s departure time. For domestic flights, web and mobile check-in is available from 7 days before and up until 1 hour before your flight’s departure time.
Cebu Pacific flights typically have three seating options: Standard, Standard Plus, and Premium. Most international Cebu Pacific flights will be aboard A330 planes. Here, standard seats have a seat pitch (the distance between your seat and the seat in front) of 30 inches. The seat width is 16.5 inches. For comparison Ryanair’s standard seats have a seat pitch of 30 inches, and the width is 17 inches. Standard Plus seats are slightly roomier and have a slightly larger seat pitch of 32 inches. Premium seats typically have enough legroom to allow most people to stretch out their legs in front of them.
Cebu Pacific accepts credit or debit cards, PayPal, and Alipay and does not charge a booking fee for using any of these payment methods. However, Cebu Pacific does charge a ‘web admin fee’ for flights booked online.
Service on board
As a low-cost airline, Cebu Pacific offers a number of different ticket types beginning with an option that doesn’t include meals (or luggage). It is possible to upgrade to a ticket that includes a pre-reserved meal and a luggage allowance. Alternatively, you can purchase meals onboard. Typical meals served onboard Cebu Pacific flights include bangus bacalao, chicken tanglad, a tandoori chicken wrap, and penne pasta.
Cebu Pacific flights fly on time most of the time, according to Cebu Pacific’s corporate website. It’s worth bearing in mind that Manila International Airport, the airline’s main base, is often prone to delays and that the weather in the Philippines can often cause flights leaving or arriving into Manila to be delayed.
Baggage allowances and fees
Cebu Pacific hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees
Cabin bag size: 36cm X 23cm X 56cm.
Hand luggage weight allowance:7kg per piece.
Number of hand luggage pieces allowed: One piece and a laptop bag/ handbag.
Cost to check in oversized luggage: Costs vary based on route.
Cebu Pacific hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees
Hold baggage size: -
Hold luggage weight allowance:Cheapest tickets do not include hold baggage allowance. Tickets with hold luggage allow 20kg as standard.
Number of hold bags allowed: None (for cheapest tickets). One (for tickets with hold alowance).
Cost of Cebu Pacific hold luggage: Costs vary depending on route. Typically cheaper if booked in advance using 'manage booking' section.
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