Cons: ". I was shocked to see social distancing was not implemented with no seats apart and I was in the middle of four seats. If the journey is as important as the destination, then it already failed the minute I was seated in a very intimate setting alongside strangers and seeing the economy class fully booked. The airline defended this by saying they have special economy seats but I complained that this is not equitable since the seats are limited and not everyone could afford an upgrade. Even if they could, the passengers would still be seated side by side and the total number of passengers aboard a tight and enclosed space or load factor is still very high. The airline’s policy was so inconsistent with the very rigid rules of the different government agencies upon disembarkation."
Pros: "The type of plane 330"
Cons: "Its not cold inside."
Pros: "having the access to a direct flight to the Philippines."
Cons: "enforcing rules and regulations too passengers. as a person of purchasing additional leg room, this should be enforced to pay for additional leg room vs just giving that additional space for free. This is the second time I experienced and this has not changed since last year."
Pros: "Efficient boarding, friendly crew throughout flight, good plane configuration, even economy comfortable. Really impressed!"
Cons: "Maybe more veg selections on main menu and more/better beer."
Pros: "They did not crash the airplane."
Cons: "Treat their customers with respect. Filipinos are soooo stupid, the words customer service do nit exist in the Philippines"
Cons: "Baggage delayed for days"
Pros: "Boarding was very quick and organized. Crew was very helpful."
Cons: "787 would be nice...."
Pros: "Since it was over booked, my seat was upgraded to business class."
Pros: "The flight was excellent except for the food. They could have fone better."
Cons: "The security check points in NAIA"
Cons: "Airport is not very well organized. Airline is ok but crew did not show the importance of addressing customer service. We paid for choice seats but others got the same without paying. We should have been allowed to move to wider leg room seats since we paid."
Pros: "Crew was great and so was entertainment"
Cons: "Communication on flight delays/ cancellations. Left our hotel room early to go to sleep in the airport for 8 hours because there was no information emailed out to inform us of a 6.5 hour delay"
Pros: "Not much. Both flights to and from Manila were delayed. The flight out was delayed pre-boarding by about 15-min and then about 30-min in the plane on the tarmac. Leaving Manila was delayed boarding by about 1-hr and we landed about 30-min late. Philippine Airlines operation has gotten so much worse."
Cons: "Everything. From the chaos at Check-in on the Manila side from the understaffed and overwhelmed employees, to the gate control and communication with passengers at a reasonable time for the delays. Staff at MNL Terminal 2 for PA seem not to care and there seems to be no management that exists."
Pros: "Crew was fine, FOOD HORRIBLE, NO BLANKETS NO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, AND WE WERE 70 MIN LATE AGAIN"
Cons: "They are never ontime, over 100 flights in 2 yrs with them and 85 % of time they are delayed and very late, usually 45 min up to 90 min i've flown 245 flights in 3 yrs, the 2nd worst airline I have to deal with,"
Pros: "Fantastic onboard product in Business Class. Superb seating with all direct aisle access, excellent meals and friendly F/A's."
Cons: "I was a little concerned at the lax approach to securing the cabin for take off and landing the F/A's had. The Philippine Airlines lounge is an embarrassment for an airlines hub airport."
Cons: "Slow checking and too much time to wait"
Pros: "The flight was underbooked so I had a row to myself. That always makes a happy flight."
Pros: "One of the smoothest landings I’ve ever extin my life! The food was excellent- all our children ate from 17 down to 2. We were provided blankets and pillows (which you sometimes can’t get on other airlines). Would fly with them again for sure - great budget airline"
Cons: "We had about a 35 minute wait once on the plane before we could take off. Not sure why it took so long (other than they said we were number 7 for takeoff). Also once we went through airport security and sat around we had to go through security again before getting to our waiting area (or hold area) but we had to throw out our water. Not sure why seeing as we purchased the water in the airport."
Pros: "Im comfortable"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Stewards service."
Pros: "Most everything was very good expierence. Entertainment selection is excellent. Crew was friendly and full of energy. Plane was pristinely clean."
Cons: "I see a comment about letting people board when it wasn't their turn. This did happen a little and it is shameful more of the people that think they can get away with it. Eventually, the ground crew did start yelling and organizing people, which helped correct the situation. I do think that all people should be kicked back to the end of the line for not following the procedure. Food was only okay (Fish in shrimp sauce)."
Pros: "Comfortable seats , clean modern aircraft ."
Cons: "The entertainment was poor. No relatively new films . All TV programs were American. The Wi-Fi was slow at best . The crew tried hard but the attention to detail was lacking"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable and small. My knees were in the seat in front of me the entire thing. I was in a middle seat and was elbowed by the guests on either side of me. Luckily, they were nice. The flight attendants were really unorganized during meal service. Some people had no drink until after their meal. The food was average. They played Infinity Wars, which was cool, but you had to watch as people get in get up and move around."
Cons: "I booked the more expensive route through manila to Bangkok to maximize my time there but due to the delay I spent more money and got less time for the 1 day I had in Bangkok before connecting the next day. The airline offered me nothing, not even a meal to compensate for the inconvenience. The problem was mechanical, not weather. MNL is also an uncomfortable airport for layovers. Never agai. Sign Philippine Airlines!"
Cons: "My checkin luggage with my powerbank and my nintendo switch left controller was confiscated. I only find out when I arrived home and I was very disappointed."
Pros: "Great on-board service. Also, the food was very good for such a short flight."
Cons: "Inexplicable why the counter staff in Taipei would not begin issuing boarding passes until 4:05PM for a flight that LEAVES at 6:35PM! I was very concerned that the huge line would prevent me from processing through security and make the flight."
Pros: "The food was brilliant, the flight attendants were friendly and helpful and the films were updated. It was a lovely touch providing the toiletry bag for all passengers."
Cons: "Limited access to water facilities."
Pros: "the crew was awesome."
Cons: "the boeing 777 plane business class seats should reconfigure to the new version"
Pros: "The flight attendants were so tidy. They tied their hair neatly. Their smiles are warm."
Cons: "Slight delay in the flight."
Pros: "take off and landing was smooth.I am particularly nervous about take-off and landing.Its my second time to fly with PAL.So I was surprised it was smooth.But after maybe 2 hours in the air,flying became shaky.I got worried.I got headache bcoz of nervousness."
Pros: "On time Departure, quick flight. comfortable seat"
Cons: "No wifi. No entertainment"
Pros: "On time departure Short wait for checked luggage"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. No inflight wifi Sparce terminal, very few food options"
Cons: "Seats are too close together in economy for anyone over 5 foot ten inches."
Cons: "They should raise the baggage allowance to 20K. People travel to Palawan from all over the world and probably would bring home more souvenirs if they had a higher baggage allowance. Otherwise flight was great."
Pros: "Boarding delay in MNL but still arrived in LAX on-time."
Cons: "Problems with the inflight myPal system; No sound. Informed the flight attendants and they tried to reboot the system/ provide new headphones... still no sound. My wife and daughter had same issue with their unit."
Cons: "Screen too far from seat in business class."
Pros: "Nothing..... I guess once the plane arrived, things worked normally"
Cons: "8 hour delay"
Pros: "It's an old aircraft so we were given a personal ipad each passenger which is so good! We were emailed for flight time changed but didn't know our aircraft was changed too so our reserve seats were gone too."
Cons: "Food is very dull. Our flight coming in and out were both delayed."
Pros: "It landed safely."
Cons: "It was an hour late leaving Hawaii THAT'S NOT GOOD! And they refused to let me use a 'foot locker' piece of luggage that has been accepted by MANY different airlines and has flown all over the world many times except on this flight and this company. They made me buy a $10 box and transfer everything into it. Then I tossed my foot locker piece of luggage in the trash bin. They were very uncooperative and petty."
Pros: "Direct flight to Los Angeles is convenient. Overall the flight crew was hospitable. The food was enjoyable and they keep restrooms clean"
Cons: "Terminal 2 at the Manila International Airport is aweful. The redundancy of screening at the gate is laughable. The terminal is too warm and there are not nearly enough seating for everyone at every gate I viewed. This experience alone may influence future use of Philippine Airlines. The flight attendant who served my section never smiled. I was suprised she is entrusted with serving passengers."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "They only allow 7 kilos of carry ons. My bag is a carry on with every other airline in the world except Philippine Airlines. 7 kilos is crazy."
Pros: "Personnel were kind"
Cons: "the space of the seat is too narrow. the announcers can barely be heard. White bread at meals should be eliminated and whole wheat or more nutritious grains should be used."
Pros: "We got 2 food vouchers one at night, the other early in the morning. However the food establishment was so pricy a chocolate bar was $7 USD."
Cons: "13 hour delay, would not let us go home, would not cancel the flight, instead pushed the boarding time back one hour every hour starting at 4am. Flight was supposed to leave JFK by 11:55pm, we left at 1pm the following day. It wasn't solely due to the weather (we expected a slight delay), but in the morning, plenty of other flights were running regularly, while there were no updates. No one that cared, all the staff just told us it wasn't their fault. (Which is true to an extent), but all so mentioned that they were tired too, and they're exhausted too, which made many people angrier. They deflected a lot of statements."
Pros: "The movie selection was good which made the 14 hour flight bearable. The flight crew was very polite and helpful."
Pros: "The movie selection was good which made the 14 hour flight bearable. The flight crew was very polite and helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed until the following morning which reduced our trip by a day so we lost money on our hotel for a night. The airline didn't automatically adjust our connecting flight so had to call and make the adjustments. Also, it was really hard to check our flight information online since we went through a third party to book the flights. It's like they don't communicate with each other so neither seemed to be able to release the information to us."
Pros: "Fun crew, smooth flight."
Pros: "The boarding and landing was okay."
Cons: "Crew don’t engage well. Plane smells like poop the whole time."
Pros: "Serge and the cabin crew were grey. The pilot made up 20 minutes on a 1 hour flight, came in late from previous flight."
Cons: "Scheduling. CP is ALWAYS late, and messes up connections. Hard to coordinate remedies with my phone turned off. It hadn't been once, 10, or 20 times, but EVERY time."
Pros: "On time and relatively hassle free"
Cons: "The bus transfer to the terminal was a bit chaotic"
Cons: "Boarding is a fiasco with cebu pacific they should try zones and separate lines like japan!"
Pros: "I missed the trip. Can you help me with the refund or part of it?"
Cons: "I missed the trip. Can you help me with the refund or part of it?"
Pros: "Price and convenient"
Cons: "Service and flight comfort"
Pros: "check in went smoothly and boarding was orderly. The flight departed on time and arrived in Singapore on schedule.The flight deck kept us well informed and the cabin crew were very helpful, willing and able to keep the passengers happy."
Pros: "Host clearly and ver friendly helped me."
Cons: "Im sorry but seat was terrible. I was not comfortable even for a min. Thanks."
Pros: "Clean and new plane"
Cons: "Delay of one hour after biarding due to congestion at manila...this has to be the worlds worst for delays"
Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "The plain was delayed 2 hrs .Problem with information"
Cons: "Its a cheap airline.what do u expect?"
Pros: "Smooth flight, friendly service."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac as take-off was delayed by 45 minutes."
Cons: "So late, I missed a 3 hour connection."
Pros: "Nothing much. The flight crew were ok."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 90 minutes. Boarding and departure lounge area was utter chaos because the Cebu Pacific staff were not clear about which flight waa boarding. The plane was horribly cramped. Extra seat rows had been installed to get more seating on the plane. That might be ok for the average 5'4" Filipino, but at 6'1", I literally could not fit my knees behind the seat in front of me. As a result I had to twist my legs into an uncomfortable position for 2 hours. Not fun."
Pros: "Boarding was organized if there is such a thing in the philippines, but at least they tried. Iloilo airport is very nice and allows more room than manila fiasco. The flight for once left early and arrived early and low and behold we had a jetway and no bus!! Luggage was off in record time"
Cons: "No recline on seats and cramming too many in to such narrow rows..its worse than a new york city bus in the 70s."
Pros: "At least no gate change or delay..shock shock"
Cons: "Checkin as usual was understaff and slow....agent refused to enter our getgo numbers or change our seat assgnment as had been done in the past. Refused to orint boarding pass because i had on my phone....i dislike this and want paper backup! Speaker system for gate announcements at term 3 is the worst! Boarding is always bad but now a new system to read tickets is worse than ever! My knees touch the seat in front it is so crammed...at least short one hour of discomfort."
Pros: "Great customer service! Checking in was very fast!"
Cons: "customer service"
Cons: "Why do we have to pay for the smallest snacks? On a 4 hour flight??"
Pros: "Everything also wants money, very expensive."
Cons: "Everything is also no good."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Lavatory was spacious. Airplane was clean."
Cons: "I know that the ground crew can’t control passengers from lining up even if it’s not their turn yet but there should be enough space for families with small kids and senior citizens to go up to the front to board ahead."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. I got an upgraded seat by the exits doors for extra legroom. Flight Crew was polite."
Cons: "If I had to be picking it must be exiting the plane according to the rows for back and front exiting the plane. Almost half of the back rows was still trying to exit in the front and not at the back exit. Overall great!"
Pros: "The flight was faster than the arrival time"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Ofcourse"
Pros: "The timing of the Cebu Pacific flight from Bali to Manila was fantastic. Short immigrations lines in Bali and upon arrival in Manila. Seats were better than expected, although we paid extra for the 2nd row. Crew was professional."
Cons: "We pre-ordered food and it was soggy and over cooked. Not worth it. Flight left late. Flight attendants were not helpful,"
Cons: "I was placed in a middle seat between a family, even though there was was 5 empty rows of seats. Thought that was annoying, but I moved to my own row and was happy."
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "Worst seats I have ever sat in, took a red eye out of Dubai and the cabin lights were on for over half the flights."
Cons: "No food, no check in luggage but extra fee, no movies, no , no blanket."
Cons: "Flight time was changed from Sunday 6pm to Monday 4am! No space between rows on the flight to Singapore, EXTREMELY incomfortable!"
Pros: "Thank you for the great services."
Cons: "Its a shame—Singapore is a first-class city and its people are beautiful; except for one zealous person who made it her goal to ruin Singapore. Cebu Pacific (MNL) required our umbrella to be checked-in without incurring additional expense since it does not make sense to charge us because the umbrella price is way less than the shipping cost. However, Cebu Pacific (SGN) Counter Supervisor was rigid and unprofessional; she wouldn’t listen to reasons and logic. She said that this is SGN and not MNL and therefore, its totally different. She was correct because we were able to go home and security did not say anything about our umbrella. Basically, we do not have to check-in our umbrella in the first place. But the Supervisor was adamant and combative regarding our umbrella. We told her we’ll just throw it in the trash can instead of shipping it."
Cons: "Check-in, baggage allowance - virtually none, snacks drinks none, will never use again"
Cons: "The flight was 45 minutes late"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Disorganised handling of passengers"
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "It's a budget airline so don't expect complimentary food or drinks. You get what you pay for."
Pros: "Nice modern plane, great crew."
Cons: "Modern compact seats not very comfortable, and very little kneeroom. But fair prices, so overall a good value."
Pros: "Very good check-in"
Cons: "Flight was delayed a bit. I didn’t buy anything to eat so can’t comment on that also there’s not really entertainment on board"
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "a bit of a delay"
Cons: "In addition to lack of communication of any updates from the staff"
Cons: "Airline has very strict overweight policy and will charge you even if you are a few grams above 7 kg... not nice, not friendly and left a bad taste in my mouth. I will surly try to avoid venus Pacific in the future of possible."
Pros: "very cheap fare"
Cons: "noisy co-passengers, the crew should ask them to stay quiet but they didn't do anything"
Pros: "The staff tried to board the flight efficiently."
Cons: "Why do Cebu Pacific flights always have to be late? Always always always."
Pros: "This is budget no frills airline and it handles the flight pretty well. Seats are small, no entertainment or free food, but staff are very helpful."
Cons: "Check in was appalling! Queue for almost 2 hours with no control of passenger flow so one queue has 5 check in desks the other has just 2. When asked to try and arrange it more fairly the Cebu Pacific staff shrugged their shoulders didn't even smile and said "there is nothing we can do". All they had to do was direct passengers to a check in desk. It was awful service"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 1:45 hours, then was late again taking off. This is business as usual for Cebu Pacific so let the buyer beware."
Pros: "Not a lot, crew were pleasant as always though"
Cons: "The aircraft arrived late - departure was scheduled 15:15 and the inbound flight didn't arrive until 15:05. Full flight so took an age to board. Cramped as usual but not really an issue for an hour flight, but obviously the departure slot had been missed resulting in a 30 minute wait on the tarmac. At least the flight wasn't cancelled as happened to me last time!"
Pros: "Friendly staff Great price"
Cons: "Couldn't really sleep too well Not enough leg room for a 6 footer Still, worth it!"
Cons: "Never ontime and rude staff"
Clark security personnel are absolutely the worst. I was threatened by their chief of security for asking a question about what is allowed as a carry on.
Cons: "Ramp instead of stairs. Offer free drinks"
Cons: "More orderly boarding process by zone, on-time departure and arrival"
Cons: "CUSTOMER SERVICE"
Pros: "Value for money"
Cons: "Seats could be better"
Pros: "Early boarding and arrival!"
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough."
Cons: "Some flights attendent need to be more friendly and smile a little more"
Pros: "I have seen some bad reviews abt airaisa and for sure i was afraid when i booked with them but i think each experience is different. I use airaisa to go to 2 city and 3 country and i have zero negatie comment . It was a nice experience with them . Always on time . Clean plane ."
Pros: "It was only an hour flight"
Cons: "Flight was late, and if you're over 6 feet, prepare to be cramped. No food or drinks."
Pros: "We arrived ahead of time"
Cons: "No entertaimenf of any kind. Uncomfotable seats"
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible"
Pros: "Accommodating staff. Arrived safely."
Cons: "Delayed over a delayed flight. Overcharged price, they charged you for processing fee which is not necessary I think for the card."
Cons: "Seats space small"
Cons: "2 hours delay, changed gate twice"
Pros: "Nothing. There’s nothing to like on air Asia. I don’t understand how they won best low cost airline. But lol, it can’t even properly fit a 175cm/62kg man."
Cons: "The flight was on time. The food was disgusting. Ordered chicken adobo and it came in a form that I guess even a dog won’t eat it! Even my cat food looks much better, and it has the sauce. Their adobo missed the... adobo sauce. Flew twice with them but nah. Not gonna do it again. And I’ve got more than 10 low cost companies. Cebu too. And all European low costs. Cebu, is much much better than airasia. At least their food is delicious and you have enough space."
Cons: "The crew hate their jobs."
Pros: "the crew was friendly"
Cons: "the flight was delayed"
Pros: "Charge for drink as well as food. One drink should be free. My overweight fee was more than a second passenger ticket would have been"
Cons: "Overweight baggagefee EXCESSIVE."
Pros: "Plane was on time.."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Charge on check in 1600 ph. This is 20usd per person. We dont like payment surprice at check in time The flight delay 20 min"
Cons: "Plane is always late."
Pros: "The air conditioning was great"
Cons: "It was postponed for 2 hours, the plane was full and apparently the check in employee thought it would be funny to give separate seats to a newly wed couple...Not Funny At All!!"
Cons: "Seating leg room service delays customer service"
Pros: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Landed safely"
Cons: "No customer service. very hard to contact. Airline will nickel and dime you on everything. Very difficult to make changes. Once checked in, you can't make changes unless you call, but hard to get through. Always a delay."
Cons: "flight from puerto princesa to manila was delayed by four hours and we missed connection to Europe. We had to stay other terrible day in Manila and had to buy a new expensive ticket :-("
Pros: "The people are so nice!"
Cons: "The flights were often hours late."
Pros: "I appreciated the boarding speed in the heat on both ends of the trip."
Cons: "A new low in tight packing. Tray was too close to go down"
Pros: "I don't like anything about this airlines, they charge us for our luggage. They were late, you couldn't confirm flight online. I WILL NEVER TAKE THIS AIRLINES AGAIN!"
Cons: "It was delayed twice on our trip to and from. They give box lunch of meal to compensate the 2 hrs delay. Very poor in information. Wish it could have been better because our stay in the province was great except the flight!"
Pros: "Made a reservation at a time because we were flying in from elsewhere. They moved our flight time up 2 hours, canceled all the later ones,and they were 30 minutes away from where we landed 1 1/2 hours before. We called and got no help. Had to pay $25 for a ripoff taxi to get us there on time. Then they were 40 minutes late anyway. No complimentary anything, no water nothing just buy buy buy."
Cons: "There was horrible warm cabin air during pre-flight takeoff. We felt nauseous because of it. On our flight back AirAsia was late for 2 hours. Horrible airline."
Pros: "Not Much"
Cons: "Old plane that was delayed at every possible point in the process."
Pros: "Staff at the checkin counter were very polite and very reassuring - although as I checked in they didn't mention that the flight would be delayed"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour with no explanation."
Cons: "our flight is 2x delayed."
Pros: "I'd like my money I spent on a hotel back"
Cons: "Multiple delays of my flight cost me a full day at Boracay (not just on paradise island, but also the money spent on hotel for that day). Flight was pushed back 8 hours, so didn't end up getting to Boracay til 1AM. THANKS AIR ASIA"
Pros: "everything was ok"
Pros: "Check-in online process was easy. Price was good. Staff was very helpful at the counter. Aircraft was very clean."
Cons: "The terminal bathrooms were awful in Aquino airport, not the airline's fault. Was so hard to board with 2 small kids amongst all the people rushing onto the plane. Would be better to have us board first or last. No free peanuts or water, I guess something only American companies do. No entertainment."
Pros: "Old plane and seats in Row 14 were broken and angled down so you practically slid off the seat! Flight crew all knew about it and said nobody has fixed it yet for a while!"
Pros: "Emergency row"
Cons: "More than 3 hours late."
Pros: "Tube boarding and deplaning"
Cons: "Walking ; not even a bus?"
Pros: "The price was low, but I believe there were other airlines in the same price range."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed for over an hour. They did not report all the delays to the flight status sites. I think it was in an effort to keep their on time percentages higher. Choose a different airline if you prefer to be on time."
Pros: "everything was good"
Pros: "Not much but the flight crew was alright."
Cons: "I've taken AirAsia twice on my travels in the Philippines, one of the times, the flight was very very delayed.The other, they changed the flight time 2 hours AHEAD of schedule and made that flight the last flight out for a day. Called the customer service hotline and they have terrible customer service, did not really come up with any solutions and I was placed on hold numerous times for a very long time. I ended up having to wait until the next day to get on a flight, which made me lose a day at my other destination."
Pros: "Friendly staff and plane was comfortable and clean"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 3 hours returning from Palawan"
Cons: "Rescheduling flights, then rescheduled flight is late departing. Poor staff. Very poor web design."
Cons: "4 hr flight delay and 1 1/2 hour on the Tarmac before takeoff! On a 1 hour flight what's there to like."
Pros: "Staff at the Manila Airport were extremely friendly and helpful."
Cons: "My flight departed 3 hours late from Manila. There was only a couple centimetres to spare between my knees and the seat in front of me. I am glad the flight was only 1 1/2 hours."
Cons: "Air Asia doesn't provide water, which is fine if they air a "budget" airline, but they don't take credit card which is a huge hassle when trying to purchase things in flight."