Pros: "The entire experience went perfectly. Everything was prompt, smooth, and on time."
Cons: "Nothing. A prepared traveler, is a good traveler. These are different times. Understand there are limitations for everyone. Focus on the basics. Do your homework. Read the airlines’ travel updates. Bring minimal gear. Be EARLY. And lastly, be grateful for getting a flight at a great price. If the flight went smoothly, don’t complain and moan about the little stuff that has nothing to do with getting from point A to point B. It’s a struggle for all of us. Please understand that."
Pros: "The crew, the meals, the on time departure and arrival . Philippine Airlines got my attention . I was in BC, and their lounge was awesome and so was the service on board. And the flight attendants as well! A five star airline, thank you !!!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Great crew. Old plane. Late arrival. Great food."
Cons: "Business class seats are old."
Pros: "New plane and non stop from Manila"
Cons: "It was great."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Not much except the air con which was so freezing ( pls raise the thermostat a little bit"
Pros: "you ripped me off"
Cons: "you ripped me off"
Pros: "Entertainment options were excellent. Lots of choice. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "Flight attendants need to come around more often to offer water or other beverages because dehydration is such an issue on a 16+ hour flight. In addition, we boarded on time at 1:00 for a 1:45am flight but did not leave the gate until 4:00am. This jeopardized my connection in Manila."
Cons: "seat not comfortable, tray table hard to pull out, flight delayed 2 hours, flight crew didnt have immigration card (therefore had to wait in immigration line additional 25 min)"
Pros: "Crew was cold but quite busy."
Cons: "Checking in was very slow and boarding process was very poor!"
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: "Helpful staffs"
Cons: "Flight delayed."
Pros: "Short leg room"
Cons: "Better snack and more leg room"
Cons: "Ventilation/in flight air conditioning, checkin lanes and waiting time"
Pros: "Yes, my first time Philippines Airlines experience was impressive"
Cons: "Food, be ontime, inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Yes PAL FA are always excellent and the Pilot Captain n Co Pilot really made us all safe."
Pros: "The check-in crew was very efficient and helpfull"
Cons: "Boarding was very delayed (1215am became 745am) with no announcement as to why until hours after flight should have departed. Food/refreshments was distributed but not allocated evenly. My elderly mother (the passenger) who was travelling on her own was only able to get a beverage"
Pros: "The crew was fabulous!"
Cons: "My bag is lost- still lost - third day in Bangkok!"
Pros: "Well organize & very courteous.."
Cons: "So far no complaint"
Pros: "Crew were polite and helpful Aircraft ? Great Bad. Awesome awful. All of those. I really was to say nice things as it’s just basics that were bad"
Cons: "Business lounge ? Ummm totally unacceptable. It’s a PAYG uncomfortable Un stocked unstaffed waste. Food Was extremely basic. If economy fine but business!!! Very poor"
Pros: "Flights to Manila and Denpasar were fine."
Cons: "During the long 15hour layover to Bali, lunch and dinner vouchers were provided as long as you stay in the terminal. However, if you decide to leave the terminal, you had to relinquish the vouchers. No access was given to use the Mabuhay lounge and there’s not much options for rest or entertainment at Terminal 2."
Pros: "Great service and so much leg room"
Pros: "Flight took off early landed early"
Cons: "The seats obviously and the nead trolley dolly was quite rude she spoke about me to another passenger like i wasnt tgere"
Pros: "Add veggie food as an option for vegetarians people"
Cons: "To cold and no veggie food"
Pros: "Boarding was nice and easy. Each seat has an air blower you can face right at you"
Cons: "There are no monitors for entertainment. If you have a device you can use that. I wish I had known that ahead of time. I am not a petite person and economy class seating isn't the roomiest"
Pros: "Well I found out they are not accommodating or flexible and denied my request to upgrade to business class at additional charge"
Cons: "Not much to like there"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful, and patient are the words that come to mind. And very pretty, if that doesn't sound too sexist."
Pros: "Arrival to first flight was clean and comfortable"
Cons: "During flight- attendant would put her hands all over the cups when filling up water etc. I could not even get water after watching how she handled things that guests would be drinking out of. The flight was - freezing. I turned my light on, no one came to me. I then went and found an attendent (2 different times) and discussed that it was very very cold. I asked to see if they had another blanket, they said no. They didn't do much to change the temperature. I watched for 15 minutes, and no one went to change it. Once they did, it didn't help the situation. Later I requested again, and similarly nothing happened. The food- terrible. Dried up hashbrowns, that were overcooked. Meat, I couldn't even eat."
Pros: "This time the seats were more comfortable"
Pros: "Attendance was excellent"
Cons: "None to complain to"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Very rude employees"
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: "On time! Good for Manila"
Cons: "PAL app didn't work. Put in screens!!"
Cons: "The menu mainly. I have to understand that passengers are Filipino. Everything is so with sugar! It is not a complain. just I will have to get organized next time to buy some fruit or something more in accordance with diabetes and high blood pressure. overall great trip!"
Pros: "flight, service --great"
Cons: "check in --vry problematic."
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: "flight update via email"
Cons: "late boarding ground crew not announcing chnages in the schedule no inflight entertainment PAL app does not work propoerly"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment and no blanket. No information re delayed flight or planning to make connecting flight to LAX, such as seating near front of plane, etc. Poor service, unprofessional."
Pros: "The crews are nice."
Cons: "The plane was shaking and gave me nauseas"
Pros: "The lemon butter fish was one of the better airplane meals I've ever had. Boarding was quick and smooth. Taiwanese people take the longest of any nationality to board a plane (they have a series of "pre-seating" maneuvers which cause huge backups). Despite this, the flight attendants politely humored them and were not pushy. Had this happened in the US, the flight attendants would have told them to sit down, get out of the way, and do their aisle stretching exercises and random meanders around the plane AFTER all passengers had been seated!"
Cons: "The plane was old and dirty. The flight attendants seemed more interested in gossiping with each other than greeting passengers (though one or two were very good and professional). Only one flight attendant could speak Chinese. This was not a problem for me, though it was for some of the Taiwanese tourists."
Pros: "Vegetarian meal - way better than delta"
Pros: "Flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Not used to Red-eye flights"
Pros: "Seats were quite good"
Cons: "Appalling service, not once did they attend to requests. No entertainment"
Pros: "The crew are always so friendly and accomodating."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for hours."
Cons: "flight cancelled. had to go to airport to correct. had no phone number or email to get hold of airline"
Cons: "My partner and I took two flights on Philippine Airlines, one International and one within regions and both were delayed on the tarmac and both times the flights were delayed due to a back-up of other flights leaving. Our International flight spent two entire hours sitting on the tarmac before take-off and we waited over a half hour on the inter-regional flight which made us almost miss our land transfer. I realize the Manila airport is busy, but in speaking with many others, it seems as though this is a fairly common occurrence. I don't understand why you are not able to know ahead of time how many planes are scheduled for take-off at any given time."
Pros: "Leg room is ok, and on schedule, and it is Taiwan company, good. Next time I will fly it again"
Cons: "flight arrival is late by few minutes"
Pros: "Only food for purchase on board."
Cons: "China Air was handling Tigerair boarding. I told them I tried to add checked in luggage 4 hours prior boarding as website indicates, but I could not. It is much cheaper to buy online than at the counter, but they said there is nothing the can do, and I paid full price. I understand Tigerair is budget airline, but they should obey my minimum rules, if their website was not working, I should not pay for it. Anyway that is the last was the first and would be the last time I am flying with them. I make sure my friends who fly frequently know about that too."
Pros: "It's so cheap that you can even book a ticket 1 week ago."
Cons: "It delays a lot. Make your schedule flexible. It doesn't provide free water on the plane so prepare a bottle water before boarding."
Pros: "On time flight, quick boarding process."
Cons: "More than double charge for purchasing checked bag at the airport. Very little legroom. No online check-in and must pay for seat selection. No mobile boarding pass. Very outdated airline."
The leg room was not made for corn fed Americans.
Cons: "No staff available to print out boarding passes at the check-in counter or the gate until right before boarding. Flight was delayed without any good reason."
Cons: "No indication that the flight would be delayed was given until way late in the game. We could have taken our time getting from one terminal to another and saved on an expensive taxi ride had we known. The crew were being unreasonable to a couple of passengers for moving to an empty row. Seems like that would do the plane a favor by evening out the weight distribution."
Cons: "More orderly boarding process by zone, on-time departure and arrival"
Pros: "On time and efficient"
Pros: "The comfort of the seat, its wider... Since I am broad shouldered I need a comfy seat."
Cons: "We just landed and the two cabin crews were chatting. One passenger stood up since she couldn't hold it and that she really needs to vomit one cabin crew laughed loud when the guest went inside the restroom. Maybe the cabin crew was surprised, but it wasn't a good to see."
Pros: "Crew at the front desk helped"
Cons: "Maybe more flights"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed for 2 hours, and those people who are in charged for opening the gates for boarding was clueless to what row or zone are they welcoming first or what not. The lines were long and people were disappointed and unruly."
Cons: "Trained your staff!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for over an hour."
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."
Pros: "Price was OK, perfect timing, kind staff."
Cons: "Flight was delayed (as most of Air Asia flights)"
Pros: "It was only a 50 minutes flight and the cabin crew were very nice , the seats were leather and all in all very comfortable"
Cons: "Once on board all was fine , the flight was delayed by 27 minutes"
Cons: "Because of a delayed flight, I missed the check-in by minutes. There was no one there to help me even though YOUR flight was delayed in taking off as well. It seems increasingly the case that flights are delayed and the reservations we pay for are merely suggestions rather than a commitment by the airline. Further, when these things happen there is no compensation. The airline just keeps the money for services not rendered. The Air Asia website doesn't work. The online chat doesn't work. Nothing works from Air Asia. Of the three airlines servicing the Philippines, Cebu Pacific is the worst, followed by Air Asia, and Philippine Airlines being the best."
Pros: "I guess sometimes it's cheaper than other airlines"
Cons: "There are always delays"
Cons: "2 hours delay, changed gate twice"
Pros: "Plane departed and arrived early"
Cons: "They let everyone board via the Zone 1 lane, so my wife and I, carrying a 14kg cranky 2 year old, had to line up behind a long queue of others who didn't have to pay the most expensive premium you can pay on an AirAsia flight. Nonsense."
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."
Pros: "Just Point to Point, Nothing Else."
Cons: "Ground Staff and Cabin Crew needs training on Proper handling of guests. Just saying.. Theres a better way of herding cattle at check-in"
Cons: "The crew hate their jobs."
Pros: "Pontualidade, atendimento e funcionalidade em uma empresa Low cost"
Cons: "Espaco entre poltronas pequeno e avião parecia velho"
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: "Flight attendant service"
Cons: "Flight cancelled the previous night. Forced majeur. Whatever. No explanation given. Had to book a hotel overnight."
Cons: "I WAS NOT INFORMED THAT I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY CHECK-IN LUGGAGE LIKE MOST DOMESTIC AIRLINES BUT WITH A LIMIT OF 15 KGS, I THOUGHT IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE FARE,"
Pros: "Flight delayed."
Cons: "Some food that we bought taste good"
Cons: "The boarding was always late"
Cons: "Plane is always late."
Pros: "The ladies at the counter were helpful and got me on earlier flight because mine was delayed for 3rd time."
Cons: "Always delay. Worst airline ever! I will not book Airasia again."
Pros: "Staff on the plane were nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Boarding took a while and they only had one exit door open upon arrival."
Cons: "poorly trained staff late could not hear announcements no one in departure lounge to assist travellers will never choose them again - consistently poor"
Pros: "The people are so nice!"
Cons: "The flights were often hours late."
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!"
Cons: "This airline is a complete joke They have NO IDEA what customer service is Three of us had to rebook an earlier flight, same day as original ticket... NO REIMBURSEMENT, had to pay for three more tickets They broke a fragile purchase and said, too bad. Again, zero compensation. Fly with CEBU AIR!!!!!"
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."
Pros: "Check in was fast, crew was helpful, provided meal in airport for long flight delay"
Cons: "The airlines was great overall. Friendly staff, clean planes. My complaint, albeit a minor one, was that they didn't offer any type of free snack or drink. Most American airlines offer this and it's expected from most foreign passengers. Secondly, our plane was delayed about 5 hours for "traffic congestion" at Manila Airport. It looks like they only have one plane that travels the Puerto Princessa to Manila route so keep that in mind if you need to be somewhere on time. Philippines Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air had multiple planes coming and going durongbthis delay. I saw not a single AirAsia plane durong this delay. They sent an update email about a week or so that the flight was being moved up 2 hours, but no text saying that the flight was delayed. We could've spent an extra half day in El Nido if we had known. But still, I would probably fly with then again."
Pros: "everything was ok"
Pros: "Not really anything good to say"
Cons: "Terminal 4 is old and hard to get to if you are transferring from an international flight"
Cons: "flight schedule was a disaster. from 230pm-545pm-730pm and finally departs 10pm. due to cancelled flights and delays, there's only one boat travelling from caticlan to boracay. we reach the hotel around 5am. same thing when we fly back 430 hours delay. I'm not going to book airasia anymore and tell my friends not to book airasia."
Pros: "LOW fares"
Cons: "Hey I know its the Philippines, I've been here many times, but ALL of the Air Asia flights were delayed, ours 2 hours...we flew Air Asia to Kalibo last week, delayed 4 hours. But Cebu Pacific flights were all delayed too. Just prepare for long waits at waiting area. Ferry boats are often cancelled or delayed too, its just the way it is here in the PI."
Cons: "The plane was late for 1.5 hours!! We almost missed our next flight from the same company ant the staff didn't want to help us at all to get to the next flight no matter how much we asked them. Unbelievable!!!"
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours without any informations ..."
Cons: "Late but that's expected"
Pros: "Nice, efficient crew, comfortable seat"
Cons: "The flight was delayed about 5 hours from the original time, a lot of confusion in the boarding room, and only gave out a box of fried chicken for the meal, and I m a vegetarian. would have even eaten a bag of peanuts...."
Cons: "THERE IS NO FREE CHECK BAGS, I HAD TO PAY FOR 2 CHECKED BAGS BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY ARE TOO BIG TO BE CARRY ON. NO FREE BEVERAGE OR SNACKS FOR THE FLIGHT AND EVEN WHEN I ASKED FOR HOT WATER FOR MY BABIES MILK, THEY SAID I WOULD HAVE TO PURCHASE SOMETHING FIRST BEFORE GIVING ME HOT WATER! WHEN I ASKED TO BORROW A PEN THEY ALSO WANTED ME TO PAY FOR THE PEN! MOST RIDICULOUS AIRLINE I HAVE EVER RODE IN. NEVER AGAIN."
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."