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PAL forbids bringing Li-Ion batteries on cargo carriage

Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL) has put a halt on passengers bringing lithium-ion batteries inside cargo carriage for check-in as a way of preventing a possible source of fire while airborne.

The popular Li-Ion type of batteries are usually seen on smartphones and laptops. While bringing these kinds of batteries are no longer allowed for checking-in on their own, they will be accommodated only if they are inside their respective devices and as long as they comply with the regulatory requirements on packaging and labeling. Otherwise, spare batteries should be hand-carried and only in a limited number.


The move was in response to other international airlines implementing the same procedure to assure its passengers of the added safety onboard the aircraft.

“Safety is the cornerstone of our operations. We mitigate risks as we assure our passengers of our commitment to safety,” PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime Bautista said.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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11 Responses

  1. Abuzalzal says:

    paktay na eh halos lahat naman ng gadgets naka li-ion tsk tsk

    • ako ito says:

      Oo nga…ano nalang ang maging power sa mga gadgets natin kong ganon, while on board the plane?

    • Mon says:

      Pwede naman daw kapag hand carry or kung nakakabit sa device

      Basta ilagay na lang sa hand carry luggage yung mga electronic device, extra batteries, powerbanks, walang problema hehe

      Anyway, may ganitong policy dahil may atleast 2 cargo planes na nagcrash dahil nasunog mga dala nilang lithium batteries sa cargo nila

    • Kamote says:

      Halatang di binasa yung article ah.

    • pekto says:

      title lng binasa

    • tanga police says:

      Tanga. basa din bago mag comment

  2. Pranka_Lang says:

    Wasn’t that always the case? Or ngayon lang yan inenforce ng PAL?

    Kasi 2 years ago sa flight ko galing US, I had to hand-carry the spare laptop batteries that I bought since pinagsabihan na ako beforehand ng mga kasama ko na nahohold at nakuquestion yung mga check-in luggage na may lamang spare batteries.

  3. ok says:

    Ngek. Pano yung mga brand new in a box? Di naman nakakabit ang battery sa device. So goodbye air cargo?

  4. Redball says:

    Kailangan i-hand carry mo yung mga gadgets mo not check-in. With lots of issues about lost items sa check-in baggage, isusugal mo?

  5. toink says:

    lighter nga nakakalusot sa xray ng terminal 3 eh (palibhasa chismisan yung 2 bantay sa xray) baterya p kaya? lol

  6. Jennylyn Yao says:

    Laking eksena kapag vibrator mo naka Li-on battery.

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