PAL, PALex ready for influx of passengers
MANILA, Philippines - Airlines are getting ready for a heavy influx of passengers ahead of the long holiday break.
Philippine Airlines and PALex said they have coordinated with airport authorities and the Philippine National Police ---Aviation Security Group (PNP-ASG) to put in place measures to ensure the safety and security of domestic and international passengers.
Many Filipinos are expected to go back to their hometowns or head to tourist spots from November 1 to 3.
PAL and PALex have increased the number of its flights to Kalibo, Busuanga, Catarman and Legaspi, and deployed additional staff at terminals.
To ensure orderliness and to help make the expected the long queues and longer waiting times at the terminals more manageable for passengers, the carrier issued the following reminders:
Passengers are advised to yield immediately to security checks to be conducted by airport security, as these will help ensure their own safety.
Passengers are advised to arrive earlier than usual for their flights. For those with domestic flights, it is best to be at the airport two to three hours before their scheduled flights.
For passengers on international flights, it is ideal to arrive a minimum of three hours before their flights.
For hassle-free entry at the airports, it is important to bring proper identification and a copy of one's ticket.
Those who purchased their tickets online are advised to bring the credit card used to purchase the tickets, or a photocopy of the same, if the credit cardholder is not the one traveling.
Passengers who have yet to book a flight are advised to make reservations immediately and not wait for the last minute.
As there will be more people at the airports, everyone is advised to be mindful of their children and personal belongings.