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Be at the airport early for international, domestic flights, CEB tells travelers

Be at the airport at least two hours before departure for domestic flights, and three hours for international flights.

The Cebu Pacific Air management made the reminders to air travelers in anticipation of the increase in a number of passengers this coming Holy Week break.

CEB and its sister airline CebGo urged all passengers to allot ample time for security inspection, immigration screening, check-in, bag drop, and other pre-departure requirements.

To speed up the check-in process at the airport, the airline urged passengers to: visit the Manage Booking section of the Cebu Pacific website (http://www.cebupacificair.com). For international flights, web check-in is available from seven days up to four hours before scheduled flight departure.  Domestic flights passengers, meanwhile,  can do web check-in up to one hour before their scheduled departure;  and/or download the official Cebu Pacific Mobile App on the App Store or Google Play and tap on the Check-In option. CEB Mobile Check-in is available from seven days to four hours before an international flight, and up to one hour before a domestic flight.

CEB officials said guests on domestic flights who have checked-in via the Cebu Pacific website or mobile app can get their boarding passes through their devices. Those with no check-in baggage can go straight to their boarding gate. Guests with check-in baggage, on the other hand, can drop these off at the bag drop counter at least 45 minutes before the flight.

The airline also said that guests on international flights may also check in via the website or mobile app, but will still need to show up at the check-in counters to present valid travel documents and drop their baggage at least one hour before their flight. Passengers on international flights are strongly advised to immediately proceed to the immigration counters after completing check-in requirements.

“We advise all guests to monitor flight information and if possible, immediately proceed to their respective boarding gates. Guests should be at the gate at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure, except for flights departing Dubai (45 minutes),” it stated.

“All check-in counters close 45 minutes before the scheduled time of flights, except those exiting Dubai (one hour) and Shanghai (50 minutes) to finalize flight manifest and pre-departure requirements of the authorities. All boarding gates close 15 minutes before the scheduled time of flights, except flights exiting Dubai (20 minutes).”

Passengers were also reminded to pack their luggage properly and ensure that checked-in baggage have proper identification labels with name, address and contact details. While weighing scales at the check-in counters are calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy, check the weight prior to heading for the airport to avoid the hassle of repacking upon check-in.

Cebu Pacific and Cebgo allow only one (1) hand-carry bag with maximum weight of seven (7) kilos, with dimension of up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. This dimension includes most wheeled cabin bags and backpacks.

In addition to one hand-carry baggage, each passenger may also bring one small bag not exceeding 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. This includes handbags, purses and laptop bags that can fit under the seat.

Adult passengers traveling with infants may carry-on one small bag containing baby food and necessities, aside from their allowed hand-carry baggage.

Assistive or medical items such as walking canes, foldable walkers; as well as items purchased inside the airport (airside) are one top of the hand-carry baggage allowance for each passenger.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will deploy anew its motorist assistance teams next week in anticipation of the influx of travelers for the Lenten break.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the public assistance program, dubbed Lakbay Alalay, will be placed along strategic locations nationwide starting noon on Holy Wednesday until noon on April 22.

The teams will assist motorists that will be visiting churches, pilgrimages and taking advantage of the long weekend to spend time with families and loved ones.

Villar added that uniformed Motorist Assistance Teams with maintenance equipment on standby and navy blue-colored Lakbay Alalay tents will be deployed on a round-the-clock shift to provide emergency assistance and ensure major thoroughfares are well-maintained and free from obstructions and potholes.

Also, teams shall make sure that appropriate warning, directional, and information signages are legibly and visibly installed especially along critical sections.

For more information about the program and latest travel advisories along national roads, the public may visit the DPWH website at www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwhor follow the DPWH social media pages in Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dpwhphand Twitter at https://twitter.com/dpwhph.

In a related development, the DPWH will be conducting concrete reblocking on three road sections of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and one road section of Circumferential Road 5 (C-5 Road) covering the cities of Quezon and Makati.

In a statement, DPWH-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Ador Canlas said the road works will start at 11 p.m. Friday in the following areas, EDSA, southbound direction from New York Street to before Monte de Piedad in Quezon City, 1st lane from the sidewalk; and at the northbound direction between White Plains Subdivision Gate 4, in Quezon City.

In Makati City, road rehabilitation will be conducted along the 2nd lane and from 50 meters after Magallanes MRT Station to KM 29 in Makati City, outer lane and the northbound direction of C-5 Road fronting SM Aura in Makati City.

The repair works will be completed at 5 a.m. Monday.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid traffic build-up at these construction areas. With PNA

Topics: Cebu Pacific Air , CebGo , Ador Canlas , Department of Public Works and Highways , Mark Villar
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