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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: +63.36.288.7272 Cebu: +63.32.255.0801
Official Website: www.flyseair.com email: email@example.com
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.
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