In line with the regulatory requirements of the
United States Department of Homeland Security (US DHS), Philippine
Airlines is set to further expand security measures for its US-bound
flights: Manila-Los Angeles/ Manila-San
Francisco/Manila-Honolulu/Manila-Guam and Vancouver-New York (JFK).
Effective 30 June 2018, The airline will
commence screening powder-like substances on a random
continuous basis aside from screening all electronic devices
larger than a cellphone or smartphone.
PAL will carry out inspections for powder-like
substances 12 ounces (approximately 350 milliliters) or larger
(for example, individual containers the size of larger than a
powder-like substances (baby formula or human remains 12oz (350ml)
or larger) may be transported after security inspection.
Duty-free powder containers inside a properly sealed Secure Tamper
Evident Bag (STEB) are allowed.
Philippine Airlines is advising passengers of
US-bound flights to expect a slightly different check-in counter
and gate screening set-up and to arrive at the airport at least 3
hours before flight departure.
Philippine Airlines has also increased security measures for UK-bound flights,
Manila-London Heathrow, by way of additional random screening of
check-in baggage and gate screening procedures of passengers and
hand carry baggage.
This move is in line with the regulatory
requirements of the UK Department for Transport (UK DfT) for all
flights operating directly from Manila to the United Kingdom.
As with the US-bound flights, PAL is advising passengers on UK-bound flights to expect a
slightly different check-in counter and gate screening-set up and
to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before flight departure.