Air Asia Granted up to 40kg Free Baggage Allowance to Soldiers

Air Asia granted up to 40kg free baggage allowance to soldiers because of the post from a a concerned citizen on Facebook. I catches sympathy from different citizens. Everyone seems to agree with Inday Rakel’s concern.

So glad to know that immediately Air Asia responded well and show compassion to our beloved soldiers who fought to defend and offer their own life for our safety.

Air Asia
Air Asia Philippines Facebook Page

“We recognize the incredible sacrifices of our military heroes and the Bayanihan spirit among Filipinos.” – Dexter Comendador, Air Asia Philippines CEO Capt.

Below were the actual post of Inday Rakel on facebook.

Soldiers bound to Marawi
Inday Raker fb post

Hi Air Asia,

I’ve been flying with you for quite sometime now and I am truly honoured to be your passenger. All your employees are indeed professional.

I, somehow have some thoughts… I am on queue for my flight bound to Davao tonight (18-7-17) with flight no. Z2615. Ahead of me were 3 humble soldiers. When their turn came to check their luggage in, the lads got an excess with their luggage weight. Your staff somehow, did her job efficiently and followed the airline’s protocol. So our 3 men without any complaints, stepped back and went to the side and sort their stuff out. But even if how hardly they tried, still there was a 7 kgs. excess in one of the soldiers’. Upon looking at their things, all we can see were their combat uniforms, which got me sooo curious and started to chat with them. 1 passenger suggested to have it cargoed but they cant do it as they have to travel straight to Cotabato and 2 of them are to head to Marawi. After learning where they are bound to, I felt like the need to talk to the Supervisor. I mean, these men are risking their lives for our security, our peace, our freedom… cant they be granted with lil bit of privilege? at least a free 7kgs luggage?

Before I went around to try to look for the Supervisor, kind hearted passengers started to offer their extra weight for our soldiers. With that, my heart melted. I was really captivated by the generosity and kindness these passengers shown. It was literally like Filipinos in Bayanihan. And when it was my turn, luckily enough with an extra 2kgs free, the soldier’s shoes filled my rucksack in.

I am blessed to somehow help them with their luggage, and that was a little thank you for the bigger job they are doing. But, we are even blessed to have these men who are ready to die for our freedom, for our land. Even if they were so called “men in uniform”, they remained humble and followed simple airline rules. True heroes not just in war, but as an abiding citizens. Filipino citizens who deserve better at least for an extra few luggage weight.

Cheers to our heroes! Our soldiers!
May all our airlines give somehow a lil bit consideration esp. to them who sacrifice for our country.

God bless the Philippines!


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