When you buy a plane ticket, be sure to examine the details. Some airlines include the baggage allowance and seat preference. For those with no free food, the meal is also included which bloats the cost of the ticket. We usually travel with no baggage check in for the departure although we normally have baggages in coming back. For the food, we don’t buy food on the plane if the trip is just 2 hours (Manila to Hongkong is only 1 hour 45 minutes). But I prefer to buy choice seats particularly the first row which has a huge legroom that gives me comfort and convenience. At least we have saved on the baggage allowance and the food so it’s okay to buy a good seat for me.