Why wait for months if you can bring your balikbayan box when you fly?
Until November 30, 2017, Cebu Pacific passengers flying from Dubai to Manila and pre-purchase baggage allowance of 40 kilograms will get an additional 25 kilograms free — giving them that’s a total of 65 kilograms of check-in baggage — equivalent to the weight of a typical ‘balikbayan box.’
The 65-kilogram baggage allowance will also be carried-over for guests with connecting flights to other Cebu Pacific destinations, as long as their flight itinerary was booked as a through sector.
“It’s once again the most wonderful time of the year and as we commemorate the holidays, we are encouraging our kababayans travelling from Dubai to take advantage of the free additional 25 kilograms. This special promo is perfect for Filipinos given that gift-giving has been a long-practiced tradition, especially during this season. Now, everyone can buy as many items as they want, and actually travel home with them, saving everyone the waiting time and the hassle of contacting another service provider,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Corporate Affairs.
In the UAE, the cost of shipping a ‘balikbayan box’ ranges from AED210 to AED370, while a 40-kg baggage allowance on Cebu Pacific only costs between AED320 to AED350.
“CEB always sees to it that we provide the lowest fares and ancillary prices possible, and we believe that our competitive pricing for this product is definitely the more practical option as it allows the items to arrive together with the passenger, giving them the option to personally give their gifts immediately,” added Mantaring.