AirAsia gives free baggage allowance, meals to soldiers


Posted at Jul 19 2017 10:23 PM


MANILA - AirAsia announced on Wednesday that it is giving soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, who are on a peace-keeping mission, extra baggage allowance and free inflight meals. 

"We recognize the incredible sacrifices of our military heroes and Bayanihan spirit among Filipinos," AirAsia CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador said in a photo posted on the airline's Facebook page. 

The budget airline said AFP military personnel can avail of free baggage allowance of up to 40 kgs after presenting their ID and mission order. 

Facebook user Inday Rakel earlier narrated how passengers of an AirAsia flight helped three Mindanao-bound soldiers -- two of whom were headed for strife-torn Marawi City and another for Cotabato -- with their excess baggage.