Cebu Pacific shares peak travel reminders for the Lenten break

(Press Release)

The Holy Week is a time for reflection and reunion with families, with many Filipinos taking the opportunity to be with their loved ones, either to participate in religious activities or go on a much-deserved vacation.

While airports are expected to get busy at this time of the year, air travel should not be a chaotic experience for everyJuan. Here are a few reminders from Cebu Pacific:

1. Be on time at the airport and beat traffic.

Cebu Pacific and Cebgo passengers must allot time for traffic going to the airport. Passengers must be at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and 4 at least three (3) hours before departure for domestic flights, and four (4) hours for international flights. Passengers traveling to Dubai are allowed to check in as early as seven (7) hours before departure.

2. Check in online.

Long lines may be avoided at the airport by checking in via the official Cebu Pacific mobile app or via the Manage Booking section of the Cebu Pacific website. Both options are available from seven (7) days up to one (1) hour before the scheduled time of departure for domestic flights, and up to four (4) hours before scheduled departure for international fliers.

3. Check flight information, closing times.

All check-in counters close one (1) hour before the scheduled time of departure to ensure there is ample time for all necessary pre-flight procedures. After checking in, we encourage passengers to immediately go through immigration and final security to avoid delays. Boarding commences 45 minutes before the scheduled departure.

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4. Self-tag luggage for select domestic destinations

Guests flying out of select domestic destinations (Manila, Davao, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Bohol, Iloilo, and Zamboanga) are reminded to self-tag their check-in luggage at the designated kiosks at the airport, before proceeding to counters for bag drops.

5. Pack your bags accordingly

Passengers must bring only one carry-on bag for a more convenient flight experience. The carry-on bag must not exceed 7kg in weight and can fit in the overhead bins or under the seat.

The airline has exempted items that are allowed to be carried aside from the single hand-carried bag:

  • Gadgets or food items that cannot be checked in;
  • Items purchased inside the airport (requires proof of receipt);
  • Assistive or medical items such as walking canes, and foldable walkers;
  • Baby food and necessities for passengers traveling with infants;
  • Or a small bag that can fit under the seat.

6. Checked baggage policy.

Passengers are encouraged to purchase prepaid baggage online via the Cebu Pacific website or mobile app to save on fees. The airline has implemented a per-piece baggage policy that applies to all passengers with checked baggage. A passenger can bring one (1) piece for each purchase of 20kg or 32kg, and may get up to any two (2) of these weight options, for a maximum of two (2) pieces of baggage and a combined weight of 64kg.

Any excess in size, weight, and pieces are subject to oversized baggage fee, excess baggage fee, and/or extra Bag Fee.

7. Check the airport terminal assignment of your flight.

Passengers must check their itineraries and boarding passes before proceeding to their designated airport terminal. Cebu Pacific’s 5J flights arrive at and depart from the NAIA Terminal 3, while Cebgo (DG) flights to and from Manila operate from the NAIA Terminal 4 at Domestic Road, Pasay City. There will not be any terminal change for Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights from NAIA.

We are grateful to everyJuan for choosing to fly with us. We look forward to more travels with you, and your families and friends in 2023. Cebu Pacific now flies to a total of 34 domestic and 25 international destinations. Visit for more information.