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Is Cebu Pacific Strict About a Carry-on Baggage Weight and Size?

Every passenger is allowed one carry-on or cabin baggage, with a maximum weight of 7kg. Maximum allowed dimensions are 56cm x 36cm x 23cm for Airbus flights and 56cm x 35cm x 20cm for ATR flights.

The guidelines from Cebu Pacific are clear. However, do passengers follow it? If you are flying for the first time, either to a local place or to a foreign country, you might wonder about the carry-on baggage restrictions and two of them are the weight and size. I also thought of the same before until I realized what to bring on my following flights.


Is Cebu Pacific Lenient?

As what I have observed and to answer the title of this post, Cebu Pacific is not that strict with carry-on baggage. During my first-ever trip, I checked in my bag instead of bringing it on board because I'm afraid Cebu Pacific will notice how big it is only to see other co-passengers holding large baggage in the plane and those seem heavy [beyond maximum weight] too than mine. That is the time I realized that Cebu Pacific isn't that strict that they will make sure that the size and weight of a carry-on baggage complies to their policy.

If my memory serves me right, the maximum weight for a carry-on baggage for flights bound to Boracay is 5 kg, but per my observation [since I always go there for a vacation], most of my friends or colleagues' baggage weight is beyond the limit. Cebu Pacific weighs a passenger's baggage during check-in for balancing purposes but they don't really mind the weight.

I created this post to share my own observation and for the benefit of those who will fly for the first time. I'm not giving an impression that anyone is free to bring a baggage of their preferred size and weight. Just make sure to bring an acceptable one and use your best judgment. Following the Cebu Pacific's carry-on baggage policy is a good thing too. After all, it's more convenient to bring a light baggage during a travel. Just make sure not to bring any prohibited item such as a liquid in a container beyond the 100mL limit, flammable things, et cetera.


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