PAL offers privileges to soldiers, police officers


Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has joined other air carriers in giving baggage discounts and other special privileges to men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in recognition of their sacrifices for the country.

In a statement, PAL said its chair Lucio Tan authorized the granting of 40 kilograms of free baggage allowance to AFP and PNP personnel in active service traveling on all PAL domestic routes on official or personal capacity.

Military personnel are required to present their IDs upon check-in at the airport. Baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance of 40 kg shall be assessed applicable excess baggage rates.

The grant, which is applicable across all fare types, shall be valid only for travel until Dec. 31, 2017.

“My heart goes out to our country’s heroes and heroines who have sacrificed their lives in the battlefield and to all those who continue fighting to save Marawi and other critical areas. You deserve the country’s highest honor,” Tan said in the statement. —Jerone Aning