CEB issues travel, relief cargo advisory

Published December 23, 2021, 1:30 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla


Cebu Pacific (CEB) will not carry generator sets (gen sets), UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), power banks, live animals, seafood, fruits and vegetables as relief goods due to safety and logistical concerns.

In an advisory Thursday, Dec. 23, CEB said that gensets are classified as Dangerous Goods and CEB will not allow them onboard even if they are empty due to safety provisions and concerns on possible traces of oil and gas.

However, if the gensets show no traces of fumes, they can be accepted as general cargo. Power banks are not allowed in both check-in and cargo

On the other hand, the airline allows the transport of flammable liquids, such as Rubbing Alcohol (isopropyl or ethyl) and Solar Panels, which may contain hidden dangerous goods (radionucleotides or chemicals) for as long as they are from CEB-certified shippers and forwarders.

CEB also allows the transport of drinking water in jugs of 6 liters or 1 and 5 gallons, provided they are boxed in a way that the staff can stack them properly and safely in the cargo space.

Bottled water should be packed in boxes as well.

Rice should be in boxes or jack- wrapped prior to delivery at the cargo warehouse

Clothing and General Grocery Items should be packed in boxes.

The province of Cebu prohibits the transport of frozen pork and pork products but allows frozen beef, chicken and beef products, subject to Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) requirements.

Furthermore, CEB allows passengers to carry over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines and vitamins.

But if they are intended for cargo, the shipper must coordinate with Cargo Sales for documentation requirements.

As air travel continues to pick-up this week, CEB and subsidiary Cebgo advised passengers to proceed to the airport only if they have a confirmed booking.

They should likewise allot ample time for security inspection, check-in, bag drop and other pre-departure requirements.

Passengers with flights during this peak travel period shouls be at the airport at least three hours before departure for domestic flights, and four hours for international flights.

They should ensure their travel requirements are complete before proceeding to the airport and check-in online – whether on the CEB mobile app or website.

Online check-in is available from seven days up to one hour before scheduled time of departure for domestic flights, while international fliers may check-in up to four hours before their scheduled departure.

Guests flying out of select domestic destinations (Manila, Davao, General Santos, Bohol, Iloilo, and Zamboanga) should self-tag their check-in luggage prior to proceeding to counters for bag drop.

They should bring just one hand- carry item on board

Hand carry must not exceed 7 kilograms (kg) in weight and with dimension of up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.

This dimension includes most wheeled cabin bags and backpacks which fit in the overhead bins.

Adult passengers traveling with infants may carry-on one additional bag containing baby food and necessities, aside from their allowed hand-carry baggage.

Assistive or medical items such as walking canes, foldable walkers; as well as items purchased inside the airport (airside) are on top the hand-carry baggage allowance for each passenger.

They should wear face masks at all times. Guests without masks may be denied entry. Face shields are optional.

Guests should update contact details on their bookings to ensure pre-flight reminders, flight changes, and the like are received on time.

All check-in counters close one hour before the scheduled time of flights to ensure there is ample time for all necessary pre-flight procedures.

Boarding commences 45 minutes before the scheduled departure.