All Cebu Pacific flights to Guam will implement additional security measures, specifically preventing the carrying of powder-like substances weighing 12 ounces (350 milliliters) or more inside hand-carried cabin baggage.
This will result in additional screening and security check. Security personnel will impose strict measures and may confiscate or dispose of powder-like substances in excess of the permitted quantity found inside cabin baggage, according to a company statement.
“Powder-like substances” may include flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, powdered milk (including infant formula), cosmetics and human remains (ashes).
Exemptions to this rule may include: baby formula, medically-prescribed substances, human remains (ashes) and duty-free purchases of powder-like substances (in Security Tamper Evident Bags), provided that the containers for these are sealed and are cleared by security screening, the airline said.
When possible, Cebu Pacific strongly advises passengers to place any powder-like substances in their check-in baggage to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. For flights to Guam, the United States Transportation Security Administration recommends arriving at the airport at least three hours before the scheduled time of departure.