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Transportation of Musical Instruments

PAL Airlines will allow musical instruments to be carried onboard providing they meet the carry-on size and weight requirements to fit in an overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. During the flight, your instrument must remain stowed in the overhead bin or under the seat. Seats cannot be purchased for instruments.

Carry-on Baggage or Sky Check Baggage requirements:

1 item free of charge, maximum weight of 13lbs, maximum size of 12x16x10 inches.

Instruments may also be sky checked and/or accepted as checked baggage as long as they are properly packed in a hard sided case and meet the size requirements. PAL will accept instruments as sky check and/or checked baggage if they are not packaged properly (i.e. a soft sided case) provided the passenger agrees to sign an Limited Release Tag that releases PAL for any liabilities. The instrument must meet the size requirements

Checked Baggage requirements:

Maximum outside linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm). Two pieces of checked baggage are permitted up to a maximum of 50 lbs.

Fees are as follows:

Class First Bag Second Bag
Alpha $15 $25
Bravo $15 $25
Charlie Free $25


Should musical instruments be damaged or lost during travel, where the damage or loss is the result of mishandling by PAL Airlines, the maximum liability is $2,300.00. In such instances the passenger must provide PAL with proof of original receipt or a professional appraisal. If the passenger declares the monetary value is greater than PAL’s maximum liability, the instrument is required to be shipped through PAL Cargo whereas a declared value can be established.

Guitars may be sky checked. It is suggested that string instruments have their strings loosened to prevent damage caused by changes in temperature and/or pressure. Applicable baggage fees will apply for instruments accepted as checked baggage.

For more information on transportation of musical instruments, please visit:

General Conditions and Tariffs