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    Seair Flights, Excess Baggage Charges, Hotline, Accident Record et al

    Tutubi only flew with Seair twice on a round-trip ticket to Busuanga, the gateway to Coron, Northern Palawan and has these observations about the pros and cons of Seair:

    Seair flights are not for the faint-of-heart for you can feel the small plane's banking in your stomach.
    With the use of small aircraft, they're the only ones flying direct to Caticlan and Batanes airports but also the first ones to cancel flights during strong winds and typhoons
    Seair's free baggage allowance is limited and sometimes too much excess baggage charges and baggage allowance limitations
    At a flight altitude of about 10,000 feet, you can see much more magnificent views below than in a jumbo jet cruising at 33000 feet or higher.

    Negative comments and feedback on Seair Flights:
    Owen Ferrer
    Seair accident reported here

    Seair's aricraft fleet includes Dornier 328 from Germany turbo-prop 32 seater, LET 410, 19-seater and LET410 UVP-E by LET A.S.

    Destinations and routes served by Sea Air

    Manila to Baler, Aurora
    Manila to Batanes:
    Manila to Boracay:
    Manila to Busuanga:
    Manila to Cuyo, Palawan
    Manila to Daet, Camarines Norte
    Manila to El Nido, Palawan
    Manila to Tablas, Romblon
    Manila to Taytay
    Boracay to Cuyo
    Clark to Boracay
    Boracay to Busuanga:
    Clark to Cebu
    Busuanga to El Nido, Palawan
    Busuanga to Puerto Princesa
    El Nido to Puerto Princesa
    Puerto Princesa to Cuyo
    Puerto Princesa to Boracay
    Cebu to Boracay
    Cebu to Camiguin
    Cebu to Cotabato
    Cebu to Siargao
    Zamboanga to Cotabato
    Zamboanga to Jolo
    Zamboanga to Tawi-tawi

    Seaair Hotline Number (Customer Service/Call Center): +632.849.0100
    Manila: +63.2.849.0100
    Angeles City: +63.45.323.6713
    Boracay: +
    Cebu: +

    Official Website:

    Seaair Flight Schedules available here

    Other Seair Flight Information particularly Seair Excess Baggage Charges taken from Seair's official website

    Section 4 - Free Baggage Allowance

    1. Customers traveling on SEAIR are allowed one (1) piece of checked baggage plus one (1) carry-on bag free of charge provided they meet size and weight limitations. The maximum weight per checked bag is 10 kilos and the maximum size is 59 inches (length + width + height). Certain items, such as skis and golf bag, will be accepted as one item under the free baggage allowance.
    2. Military Personnel may check one (1) Duffle Bag or Sea Bag in place of a 59 inch bag.

    Seair Excess Baggage Charges and Limitations (Source: Seair Official Website)

    Section 5 - Excess Baggage
    Checked baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance will be charged at the rate of $50 per bag.

    Section 6 - Overweight Baggage
    Checked baggage weighing from 21 to 40 pounds will accepted as checked baggage subject to an excess weight charge of Php 500.00 per piece and baggage that weighs 41 to 50 kilos will be accepted subject to an excess weight charge of $1,000.00 per piece. Baggage in excess of 50 kilos will not be accepted.

    Section 7 - Oversize Baggage
    Checked baggage with overall dimensions from 60 inches to 80 inches will be assessed a per piece charge of Php 500.00. Baggage in excess of 80 inches will not be accepted.
    Section 8 - Special items such as bicycles, surfboards, and scuba equipment are not included in a passenger's free checked baggage allowance and are subject to a Php500.00 charge.

    Section 9 - Wheelchairs and assistive devices will be carried free of charge for qualified disabled passengers, and are not included in the free checked baggage allowance described above.

    Section 10 - Carry-On Baggage

    1. The suitability of carry-on baggage will be determined by SEAIR. Each passenger may carry on, without charge, one (1) bag totaling no more than 30 inches in overall dimensions. The bag must be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger or in an approved overhead bin. Garment bags are considered one of the allotted pieces.

    If you have positive or negative reviews of Sea air, please leave a comment/feedback.

    UPDATED: August 28, 2009

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