Seniors, PWDs to get 20% off on online booking of domestic flight


Philippine Daily Inquirer

Good news for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs).

Soon they can enjoy a 20-percent discount when they purchase domestic flight tickets online.

This was after the Department of Transportation (DOTr)-Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved a resolution on Thursday requiring local airlines to give senior citizens and PWDs the same discount on tickets bought through their website or mobile app.

“The discount, however, shall not cover lawful taxes and other fees and charges imposed in relation to domestic air travel,” the DOTr-CAB said in a statement.

Upon availing online, senior citizens and PWDs – or their guardians – must input their details like the date of birth and identification number indicated in the senior citizen and PWD card.

“A breakdown and summary of the amount to be paid must be known to the senior citizen or PWD before the completion of the transaction,” said the DOTr-CAB.

The resolution will be effective on July 29. Local airlines will then be given two months after the said date to make and fully run an online system for the discount application.

The DOTr-CAB, however, made it clear that the 20-percent discount “shall not be applicable to tickets sold by virtue of indirect or external sales promotions which contain promises of gain, such as through winning in a contest, game, and other similar competitions which involve determination of winner/s.” -Renz Paolo B. Regis, trainee