I always trust PAL pilots. During takeoff there was turbulence because of the cloudy weather and the pilot tried his best to manoeuvre away from the clouds.
Didn’t enjoy anything. Manila airport needs to be improved, take a little pride, it’s an International transit terminal. being stuck in a boarding gate for 6hrs and no options made me hate the country of the Philippines and never want to go there even for transit every again. Good luck to the next sucker that gets trapped there in transit
Easy and straightforward.
It was a short flight. But it went very well. Staff was nice and friendly.
This trip was canceled by the airline and we have never been repaid or rescheduled despite many inquiries.
Cons: "Adding cookies and drinks to relieve hunger or low blood sugar of passengers."
Pros: "The flight was on time and the staff was friendly"
Cons: "Since I booked the flight last minute and I needed a special meal, there was no option to book one. It helps if there are such meals reserved for last minute bookings"
Pros: "Everything is superb!"
Pros: "Was very much on time, quick flight and boarding."
Cons: "Older plane, no entertainment but did have free wifi"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Crew must smile and speak to passengers...poor body language. Waiting for our luggage in the conveyor and give to the guys for them to put a tag for transfer flight to London. If it is connecting flight, passenger should get their luggage in their final airport of destination. Causing delay, because we still have to queve in the immigration. Don't see the point in that."
Pros: "It was fast."
Cons: "The crew was not at all friendly... In fact they were rude"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and attentive, movie and tv options were great."
Cons: "I appreciated that I was given a gluten free meal but one side was hot and the other side was slightly cold still. I am not sure how that could be possible, but it was my experience on that flight."
Pros: "Amazing crew!"
Cons: "Boarding, crowded, mob science no room and unorganized"
Pros: "Nice seats in business, good food, nice crew."
Cons: "Door closed ten minutes ahead of schedule yet had to wait on stand nearly half an hour to push back due to airport congestion. Arrived in HKG late at a remote stand and had to use stairs and be bussed to the terminal. I missed the last HKIA Express train to HK"
Pros: "comfort is alright"
Cons: "no entertainment not even music"
Cons: "The lounge is awful."
Pros: "First let me say I am a big fan of Philippine airlines. The customer service is outstanding, I am always made to feel very comfortable and the movie selection is great. I would give them a 10/10...if it weren’t for the surprisingly below-average special meal selection....read on..."
Cons: "I have been a gluten-sensitive foodie for 7 years. I am not vegetarian. I still eat sugar, salt, spices, dairy, and fat. I have order a GF special meal for the past 3 or 4 trips I’ve flown but I always end up asking for one of the regular meals instead because the GF meals are SO awful. They are completely devoid of all salt, sauces, spices or any flavor, and are so bland that it’s like eating astronaut cardboard food. For example...the last flight I took (Manila-San Francisco), the regular meal options were a chicken sausage dish with some mashed potatoes and veggies, a wonderful colorful julienne vegetable salad, a flan pudding (GF by nature) and some bread with butter. The other option was a delicious smelling pork belly over rice (seriously some of the best pork belly I’ve ever had) and some veggies with the same sides. Everything was gluten-free except for the bread roll and looked much more colorful and fresher overall. By contrast, the GF “special” meal that I received was a plain chicken breast with no salt, steamed veggies that were overcooked and mushy to the point of colorless baby food, with no spices or sauces, a watered-down fruit salad, a rice cake with no butter and a banana instead of dessert. I was amazed at how bland and flavorless it was. Gluten-free does not mean sugar-free, low-fat, or dairy free. It simply means the absence of wheat flour. I still like sauces and spices. And I still like butter. A non-fruit dessert would have been nice. And since when does gluten-free mean flavor-free? I would have MUCH rather preferred the regular meal option with just a gluten-free rice cake substitute. Thank god they had extra regular meals for me to eat instead. Point being…if you’re not extreme celiac and just gluten-sensitive, I recommend ordering off the regular menu and just omitting the bread roll. The flavorless meal isn’t worth it!"
Pros: "Flight was on time, and was not overcrowded. Flight crew was polite."
Pros: "They gave us a meal on a 2 and a half hour flight! Amazing service."
Cons: "It was a bit tight. Not much legroom."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Literally every time I fly PAL there is some issue with delay. After boarding we stat on the plan for over an hour before we took off waiting for some other passengers. Also I was at the airport early and wanted to get on earlier flight they wanted to charge me $300 to get on a flight with many extra empty seats."
Pros: "Friendly filipino airport staff and PAL stewardess are friendly and accomodating"
Cons: "Very long que at HK immigration"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Nice plane. They fed us even though it was less than 2 hour flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight, late take off. Chicken nuggets I had we're bland."
Pros: "It's a Philippine Flag carrier. It's a privilege to patronize our own carrier."
Cons: "No hassles at all. Generally a smooth flight to HongKong."
Pros: "It was like most other flights ie it was fine. Above average overall."
Cons: "A big negative was the transit lounge in Manila. Between 2 Philippine Airline flights we had an 8 hour layover in the Manila transit lounge. Not impressed at all. There were about 4/5 staff but they sat outside the lounge & did nothing to control the passengers & keep them quiet /organised. The lounge was very crowded, very noisy & there was only water to drink & nothing to eat. For 8 hours! The very least should be to supply more seating & a facility where passengers can order coffee/tea & snacks. Also there was only 1 ladies toilet, so always occupied. The lounge Definately needs an urgent upgrade in facilities then I would consider flying Phillipine Aiines again."
Pros: "Crew was fine food mediocre"
Cons: "Leg room is real tight. Hardly any space to move. Compared to other airlines the A320-200 Philippine Airlines aircraft has been packed with way too many seats. Will not fly them again."
Pros: "Great staff very nice and enterianment system at each seat was very good."
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: "The crew was really nice."
Cons: "It's a 6.5 hour international flight so I was expecting a meal to be served, not those underwelming snack box/wrap options to be available for purchase. Also, no blanquet and pillow."
Pros: "Crew, food n legroom"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Little Delayed"
Cons: "Overall we had a good experience however we were not informed about change of departure time....so double check a day prior to your flight...."
Pros: "The crews are nice."
Cons: "The plane was shaking and gave me nauseas"
Pros: "got lucky and no one sat next to me. Boarding was fast"
Cons: "No Entertainment module, have to pay for Wifi"
Cons: "Movie selection was marginal."
Pros: "The crews (all crews)"
Cons: "Can't watch the tv cause no earphone"
Pros: "The in flight meal was very. The cabin crew was friendly and gave good service."
Cons: "Legroom could have been better."
Pros: "Crew was courteous, attentive, and friendly Inflight entertainment was up to date with recent movies, tv shows, Food could be better"
Pros: "Boarding formalities were smooth and flight departed in schedule. Crew were attentive and friendly. All in all, a pleasant flight."
Pros: "Quiet, food was good Good seating organization for separating family with babies and single person. I enjoyed my flight very much."
Cons: "Very bad, delay 90 minutes"
Pros: "Good service, but the food was HORABLE. !!"
Pros: "Large, new plane, modern. Wonderful crew."
Cons: "Air traffic into and out of Manila is heavy and causes delays. We waited 19 minutes to land coming into Manila and my Hong Kong flight waited 15 minutes on the tarmac waiting to take off."
Cons: "No entertainment...like tv or movies"
Pros: "the service was great"
Pros: "More than 3 h delay"
Cons: "Deleting flight"
Poor service in Bangkok. Flight attendant is not friendly. You have to buy everything like water and coffee. Expecting for International should have free food or free snacks.
I am 74 hrs old and I appreciate walking on the ramp instead of using the stairs. Too bad they didn’t have that on the return.
Pros: "The boarding and landing was okay."
Cons: "Crew don’t engage well. Plane smells like poop the whole time."
Cons: "Seats that recline and quieter announcements especially the game"
Cons: "Check the general volume off their audio system (recorded voice messages/info/guideline) for the passengers on the plane. It was too loud."
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!"
Cons: "No food. Major delay without announcement"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "Super delayed flight they dont offer even water and to think we are travelling with children."
Cons: "They should improve tge delayed flight"
Cons: "3 hr delay plus I got bumped off my return flight"
Pros: "Did not like the flight at all."
Cons: "5 1/2 hour flight- not even water was offered. Better explanation of baggage allowances. I got a shock of paying an extra $962 U SD . We were coming from international flight and did not have to pay for baggage’s . Had I been informed of baggage cost I would have selected a different carrier."
Pros: "I enjoyed the captains announcements"
Cons: "Typical one hour delay due to manila traffic...does this airline every depart or arrive on time?? Nooooo! Boarding was a cattle call as usual its a stampeed. The new 321 aircraft is crammed like cattle car, no legroom and a backpack can barely go under the seat....no recline so very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Crew were very friendly"
Pros: "I liked that everything was fast and easy with no issues"
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: "cheap flight"
Cons: "delayed flight by almost 1 hour. no discipline officer to impose noisy and disturbing co-passengers"
Pros: "Great customer service! Checking in was very fast!"
Cons: "customer service"
Cons: "The delay of my flight was not acceptable."
Pros: "Nice new equipment A321 and FA always nice"
Cons: "Baording is always a cattle call, they attempt to go by rows this time but still a mess of crowding and shoving. The gate announced boarding and everyone jumped, then they tried to refuse those in line making it even worse. Poor gate agents!!! Then as always they blame manila teaffic for delays....so irritating. Almost an hour late...no reason it was sunny at both airports and this schedule is set weeks ahead and they still claim heavy traffic..ridiculous"
Pros: "Friendly crew, quick boarding, landed ahead of schedule!"
Cons: "The cabin temperature was too cold!!"
Pros: "Staff's communication and it was on time"
Cons: "Too cold in the aircrat"
Cons: "It was almost 3 hours delayed."
Pros: "Was kindly moved to exit row after inquiring at checkin..very nice agent. Very comfortable and great legroom...unlike the hideous crammed in rows behind. Boarded early wjich is unusual for this airline to ever be on time...then sure enough 30 min delay due t9 manila traffic?? This country needs a new major airport or updated traffic control and another runway! This pilot had the smoothest landing...the last few flights have been awful landings, hard and scary"
Cons: "Unsmiling flight attendants...what has happened? The ladt two flights ver sober looks, never smile?"
Pros: "The flight was faster than the arrival time"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Ofcourse"
Pros: "Everyone is profession and the food is great. The value is spot on!"
Pros: "Flgiht staff always nice"
Cons: "The cebu gate staff were awful, uninterested, never made announcemnts and as usual it was a cattle call to board. Rows were not followed. The sandwich i had paid for was all dry bread..it was awful."
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."
Cons: "More than 1 hr. delayed flyt"
Pros: "cabin crew was excellent, very friendly!"
Cons: "Boarding of passengers and loading of cargo delayed departure by 1h, no communication from pilot; seats on A330 were worn out, metal bar in seat cushion could be felt, making the flight very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Line for check-in was terrible. Wait was more than 45 minutes just to check in."
Cons: "Crew seemed unfriendly, many small delays . There, passengers were no allowed in galley area to use toilet, had to walk through aisle #1"
Pros: "Very efficient!i was very happy with whole flight!"
Pros: "Thank you for the great services."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "3 out of 4 flights were delayed by 2+ hours"
Pros: "Crew is great"
Cons: "Ticket agents are awful. Very horrible on baggage"
Pros: "Late arrival of plane meant knock on problems with air traffic in manila... over an hour late ... cebu airlines ok but system poor"
Cons: "Unfortunately delays caused by late arrival of plane - 1 hr late"
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "It's a budget airline so don't expect complimentary food or drinks. You get what you pay for."
Cons: "It’s 4hrs flight and they didn’t even offer not a free water you have to pay for food ? This is international flight for crying out loud. It’s not worth for what you pay for worst airline ever."
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: "I like it because I arrived in Hong Kong earlier than the time we expect. So well done!"
Pros: "Didnt like anything"
Cons: "Changed the time of my flight twice. But still late."
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 - Competitive price and service"
Cons: "Nothing - No negative experience with CP"