PAL outlines protocol when flights resume
MANILA, Philippines — Although Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) international and domestic flights are canceled until May 15, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna on Tuesday outlined the airline’s protocol to ensure passengers’ health and safety once normal operations resume.
Social distancing will be observed in cabin seating options, she said, without elaborating. Aside from “rigorous cabin cleaning and disinfection” by crew in full personal protective equipment, high-efficiency particulate air filters have been installed on planes to purify cabin air.
Villaluna said passengers could carry only up to two kilos of carry-on luggage, but will get a five-kilo free checked baggage allowance.
They may also carry onboard up to 10 100-milliliter bottles of sanitizers with up to 70-percent alcohol content.
The usual thermal scan, hand sanitizers, gloves, face masks, social distancing, sanitizing floor mats and health forms can also be expected.
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