boarding was 1 hour late, crowded, disorganized and no communication!!! understaffed for 20+ wheelchairs the only black eye on an otherwise great flight
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.
Pros: "Crew was nice, and we landed in JFK an hour earlier"
Pros: "you ripped me off"
Cons: "you ripped me off"
Cons: "Seat configuration in economy is exactly like a budget airline cebu pacific a330 both at 3-3-3..meal was just peanuts. It would actually be cheaper to use Cebu pacific and buy a proper meal"
Cons: "Flight attendants skipped/didnt serve our row any drinks."
Pros: "Ahead of schedule departure and arrival"
Cons: "Poor/No IFE system, no wifi onboard and poor snack quality"
Pros: "Good crew service"
Cons: "Delayed flight. No onboard wifi and seatbiack/streaming IFE. Poor snack quality."
Cons: "It’s a complete torture to be in transit at Manila airport.a large number of Passengers are kept hostage in a small room with a capacity of about 40 persons. Passport and boarding passes are taken away by the airline ground staff. Good airline but worst staff at airport. A lot to be said. TORTURE"
Pros: "Early departure and arrival by over 45mins ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Food and lack of IFE and WiFi"
Pros: "Ground staff and flight attendants service"
Cons: "Install seatback IFE or at least provide WiFi to access streaming content/movies/music/e-zines"
Pros: "Flight attendants were helpful in assisting older women and men going to/from the toilet back to their seats."
Pros: "Good staff and inflight crew service/attitude."
Cons: "Poor IFE and snacks"
Cons: "My first flight was delayed by 2 hours, so I didn’t make it to my connecting flight. The airline put me on the next available flight, but that one got delayed too. As a matter of fact, I’m still sitting on my connecting flight waiting to take off and I boarded an hour ago."
Cons: "Food quality needs lot of improvement"
Pros: "The plane itself was very clean and well maintained"
Cons: "Staff was rude to customers, with poor responses and a lack of customer service skills. After a long delay of over two hours, you would have thought they would've have been more understanding and accomadating. They also displayed poor communication through all stages of the flight."
Pros: "Leg room was small."
Pros: "Everything but the inflight entertainment. Nothing impressive."
Pros: "Crew male"
Cons: "Should be ontime"
Pros: "Entertainment was good... boarding was good."
Cons: "Totally uncomfortable.... big guy had his legs almost on top of mine under the seat in front of me. He was so wide, his shoulders and arms were on top of my chest at some points of the journey. Bigger people should not be able to buy coach seats. They should have size and weight restrictions."
Pros: "Almost 4 hours. Reason 'traffic." Lame"
Pros: "The safety belt works"
Cons: "3hours late for a one hour flight. Hour and half boarding then after sitting on the plane foe a hour they announced the plane w Needs repair and were waiting on a mechanic to finish the repairs. Why would they put us on a broken plane? I guess our flight was a test for the repairs. We could of sat in the terminal for the time instead of the plane."
Pros: "Std 14ish hr flight. Watched movies and slept."
Cons: "Flight's too long, can they fly faster?...HA!"
Cons: "delayed take-off and took 20 extra minutes before disembarking"
Pros: "Access to myPAL Player"
Pros: "We were led to board the aircraft early but ended up sitting inside the plane for half an hour past our scheduled departure time to await boarding of other passengers connecting from other flights."
Cons: "Long wait time inside the aircraft past the scheduled departure time to await other passengers connecting from other flights."
Pros: "Great crew, smooth flight, good selection of movies (economy)"
Pros: "The service given from the flight attendants. They are very nice and make you feel comfortable. The flight was fast and we arrived 22mins ahead of our schedule time which was good."
Pros: "It was relatively on time (although eventually delayed in the tarmac) and the boarding was orderly. PAL usually has courteous and polite staff."
Cons: "Seats are cramped- you cannot put out a laptop and expect to be able to type normally. Your elbow will hit the passenger next to you."
Cons: "I was expecting that they will compensate for the time loss but unfortunately they did not. I asked for an earlier flight and a good seat, but they just kept me waiting."
Cons: "I had to pay again for the ticket even when I did my confirmation with time."
Pros: "The flight attendants were so tidy. They tied their hair neatly. Their smiles are warm."
Cons: "Slight delay in the flight."
Pros: "The staff was friendly."
Cons: "The airplane was over booked, there was not enough food for everyone, the food was stale and expired, the bathrooms exuded a stench to which you had to endure throughout the entore flight, there was not enough crew so requesting things took very long and we had turbulence for 90% of the flight, on a flight that was 11 hours long."
Cons: "It was horrible. A Delayed flight and then it took forever to get off the plane when we got to cebu"
Cons: "They didn’t have snacks for Muslims which I had requested"
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"
Pros: "We booked this flight months ago and made plans to meet people. We wanted to arrive early to avoid traffic but since the flight as 3 hours delayed we arrived at 5 and did not get to the hotel that was 20 miles away in 2 hours. When I am late for my flight you cancel my ticket and make me purchase a more expensive one. More than the round trip I purchased so why don't you compensate me when your delayed"
Cons: "Your tardiness and inconsiderate way of doing business. Your irresponsible attitude towards your paying customers."
Cons: "The stewardess as usual they are not friendly as they should be with the passenger, I have been flying with philippines airlines often time hoping the crew will be super smily and friendly, they are cold as ice !"
Cons: "I need more legroom."
Cons: "My son didn't receive any goodies at all on our way to Cebu but coming back to LA, he received Madagascar coloring book with crayons, headset, and a stuff toy. Over all it was excellent."
Pros: "It was very organized and on time"
Pros: "Getting off the flight."
Cons: "More often than not, Philippine Airlines has been our airline of choice because we found their rates to be fair and flights direct and easy. Despite the fact that the PAL terminal was pretty poor, and the food on board was never really decent, we remained loyal to PAL for quite a few years. On our way back to Melbourne from Manila on June 17, Saturday, Colin, Hendrix and I were awaiting boarding at gate 10 for flight PR 209. Having flown with PAL from Melbourne to Manila (as well as with another airline from Manila to Manchester and back), we understood that the usual procedure was to allow passengers with infants to board first. Due to the lack of order (there were no clear queues in sight), Colin decided to ask 3 different PAL personnel if there was, indeed, a priority queue for people travelling with infants. ALL THREE PERSONNEL ASSURED US THAT THEY WERE NOT YET BOARDING AND THAT WE WOULD BE CALLED UPON PRIOR TO THEM LETTING ANYONE ELSE ON THE PLANE. 2 minutes later, a PAL personnel appears with signage that reads certain row numbers and begins to call out to ALL PASSENGERS FOR BOARDING. Colin swiftly rushes to the front (me and baby in tow) and demands an explanation as to why we were told one thing but are watching them act upon something completely different. I wish I was joking when I tell you that the personnel just stared blankly at us and then carried on checking boarding passes. No apologies, no explanation offered. As soon as we boarded, Colin turned to the first flight steward he saw and asked for a complaint form and told this could ONLY be done online, to which Colin requested we be given the email/web address upon take off. The seats assigned to us were on the right most side of the aircraft, a window and a middle seat. As Colin was placing our bags in the overhead compartment, the steward called to Colin from across the aisle (past the 3 seats in the middle of the plane) to introduce the purser, Jolly Bello. Please note this was happening while people were also trying to get past and get to their seats -and Mr. bello called out across the aisle, "I heard you have a complaint??" to which Colin, baffled, replied "yes do you want to come over here so we aren’t shouting over these people?". Colin yet again told this purser what the complaint was about and was asked (verbatim) "so would you like to make a complaint against THEM?" Would the correct protocol not be to 1. Apologise for any confusion, miscommunication or poor service, 2. Take some responsibility and acknowledge the complaint and 3. Maybe come approach us AFTER TAKE OFF and not while everyone is trying to board the plane? We are no longer choosing Philippine Airlines."
Pros: "Very nice and friendly"
Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "There was only entertainment on your phone or iPad"
Pros: "Good service on the flight. Flights were on time."
Cons: "Manila airport is not well maintained - poor bathroom condition in the international terminal."
Pros: "Very friendly, professional staff. Far superior service to US-based airlines."
My flight got canceled and I nearly missed my connecting flight to el nido because of this . So I had to get up at 4am to catch a ferry to cebu and travel 7 hours to the airport I am not happy at all
Cons: "The staff was great"
Pros: "I cancel my ticket and they refused to refund me still"
Cons: "You can help me get my money back"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "Alcohol selection very limited"
Cons: "The connecting flight was cancelled and the ground staff in Seoul airport had no clue how to help all the stranded passengers. We were sent back and fort to transfer desk and immigration then at the booking counter at the departure level. The cancellation was not handled properly and Asiana staff had no clue what to do. For a big airline company like Asiana, we expected more. In the end, we were left to tend to ourselves and staff at the transfer desk were useless. Never experience this with any other airline."
Pros: "The crew, boarding was easy and the flight arrived early. Even the snacks were good and inexpensive"
Cons: "This flight was perfect"
Cons: "Because they over booked our flight and had weight restrictions due to winds, they off boarded everyone’s checked in luggage. They say they would have it delivered to our hotel or our final destination depending on if we were staying in Manila or traveling on a connection. No one answers at any of their numbers. Hours later and still no word on my luggage where abouts."
Pros: "Seat could not recline"
Cons: "Free drinks"
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "Cleanliness of plane. Remote control of entertainment screen not working. Food need improvement."
Pros: "Never had the chance. Becoz I miscalculated the date. I needed a June 2nd Depart MLA to LGP. I tried to get @ least half the price and so I can rebooked my flight but the CEBGO Airline says the ticket."
Cons: "since I miscalculated the date of the trip, my bad, CEBGO could have been @ least given me half the price and so I can pay to rebook another ticket. I am sure even I missed the fhat flight, they able to SELL that opening seat and EARN something. The CEBGO gate agents didn't do anything about it."
Cons: "The cebu pacific airline was not organized. Flight delayed and missed connecting flight because of it."
Cons: "My flight was over three hours delayed,then they gave us a 2 hour late flight and I missed my joining flight to Boracay.Had to get a hotel miss a night in Boracay and buy another ticket and Cebu wouldn’t compensate anything!"
Pros: "The Crew was very friendly and helpfull"
Cons: "I was disappointed when I was told I must check my carryon bag because it was 2 kilos too heavy and must pay 1000 pesos to check it then watch as other passengers carrying bags much larger and heavier than mine walk on to my flight unmolested. I thought this unfair since the bag in question had travelled with me since Dallas on 3 different planes"
Pros: "The pilot's take off and landing. Smooth!"
Pros: "It was fast and easy"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and no one told us why."
Pros: "The flight pushed through despite the weather."
Cons: "The flight was delayed because of rain and some fog. Honestly if the runway was longer, this won’t be an issue."
Cons: "Inconvenience to everything and everyone that involved me and my plans"
Pros: "Crew with bright yellow and jeans. Few looked happy and crisp. We had no food so that rating should be NA."
Cons: "3 delays. Long time in bus waiting to finally Board."
Pros: "We were given cup noodles and bottled water as a compensation."
Cons: "It was delayed for 2 hours."
They didn’t let me in, because even though I showed them that I have paid for my flight. They closed the door then they found my ticket. So I bought another ticket and they won’t refund me from my first ticket.
Cons: "Ramp instead of stairs. Offer free drinks"
Pros: "I bought seat had row"
Cons: "No free water coffee snacks, leg room is for children"
Pros: "it was on time crew are very nice."
Cons: "there no entertainment system, everything is charged even water bottle. some airlines give small water bottle."
Cons: "CUSTOMER SERVICE"
Cons: "not taking off hours late"
Pros: "Very good, I like Air Asia"
Cons: "Delayed 30min The Manila Domestic terminal is really bas"
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."
Cons: "Even i asked for 3 times i still could not get a pen from blonde haired host to fill the visa application. i filled in the airport and took a long time to find a pen. Just wasted time, thanks."
Cons: "The connecting flight in between was not very clear during search. It was only Manila to Cebu but there was a connecting flight to Taiwan. I would have forfeited my flight if I had not brought my passport along. So the route was MANILA to TAIWAN to Cebu WHY DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE SUCH A STUPID ROUTE??? AND UNLIKE OTHER TRAVEL SITES, YOURS DO NOT EMPHASIZE CONNECTING FLIGHTS VERY CLEARLY!!! Also, there was no way to cancel it. I was really disappointed in your site!"
Cons: "Flight was very late... in the airplane it was way too cold, like we entered in a freezer.. and they didnt even offered blanket so we didnt qppreciate that part at all"
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible"
Pros: "Price was OK, perfect timing, kind staff."
Cons: "Flight was delayed (as most of Air Asia flights)"
Cons: "No space for luggage due to lack of enforcement of one carry on policy. Seats are way too close and they lean back, knee was in the seat in front the whole flight. Plane is old and landing was hard."
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"
Pros: "Cabin is well air conditioned."
Cons: "No notice of slight flight delayed. Comfort rooms are not clean and some have no running water."
Pros: "Crew went out of the way to assist us after a terrible checkin experiance"
Cons: "Received a notification that flight was delayed and given an option to reschedule after we checked in only. Checkin countervseperated my family and I even though we checked in early. Sent to Lounge and forced to pay even though directed by them."
Pros: "I always like the flight attendants. The staff at Air Asia was great in helping me book an alternative flight because of flight delays from China."
Cons: "The flights are always delayed."
Pros: "Plane was on time.."
Cons: "Act to us like we are stupid and inssit the weight each bag. The check in crew gave us bad vibe. Like they got somtging with us."
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: "The baggage fee was extreme and after I paid it my name was called out in the airports intercom system just to have me come back to the counter and pay more. Very embarrassing. The flight was delayed by 3 hours. A company worried about their reputation might consider reimbursing some portion of the baggage fee when the flight is delayed by 3 hours."
Cons: "Plane was clean and comfortable,"
Pros: "It was just a one hour flight but no complimentary dribks seved."
Cons: "Delays, seats are poor, unclean. Leg room is too little.very bad customer service"
Pros: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "I appreciated the boarding speed in the heat on both ends of the trip."
Cons: "Had no idea that the maximum for a checked bag was 10kgs (which is nothing if your bag is large enough to check). Having already paid to check a bag I had to fork out another $100 to check my bag (a mid-sized duffle) what a total rip-off and bummer. Then there was the drama about whether I could take my scuba regulator through security or not and then there was the drama about a tripod and then there was the flight! No food (unless you had pre-booked it) and then you had to pay for water.....a new level of low class in low class airlines."
Cons: "4 delays. Total of 9 hours stuck in the airport waiting. Seats were old/dirty looking."
Cons: "The flight was delayed twice adding up to a five hour delay. The crew gave no reason , no apology, complete lack of communication was astounding. When i mentioned it to other travel agents they all said the same thing, Air Asia is always delayed, i was told to use other airlines. Indeed, while awaiting my flight to Manilla I saw 2 Philippines Air flights depart on time. One of my fellow travellers had given themselves7 hours between flights and missed their flight to Dubai because of the delay."
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"
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: "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: "Deleted flight"
Cons: "Seats are too cramped and close together."
Pros: "Nothing good!"
Cons: "Every flight I took through them was delayed several hours, very rude flight atttendants. I wish I could get my money back. The plane was super dirty, and in disrepair, I feared for my life the whole flight."
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...."
Pros: "Air Asia said, my ticket was refunded back to my account, I called my card company and talked to the air Asia crew teller at the airport's counter at the same time. My card said, my purchased went through successfully but air Asia at Manila airport didn't understand that! My parents went home straight front the airport frustrated!! So I had to purchased another plane tickets with anothe airline, and now they're enjoying Macau and Hong Kong!! I will not give you my business ever again and my whole family. :( P.s I even got a flight reminder email on 1/22/16 and their flight with you was supposedly yesterday 1/28/16. -not a happy customer-"
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: "Attentive and approachable"
Cons: "Just the departure too delayed"
Cons: "Rescheduling flights, then rescheduled flight is late departing. Poor staff. Very poor web design."
Pros: "That we actually made it to Manila on the right day... Just It's was over 6hours in the airport with little to no information about further delays"
Pros: "Flight attendants were helpful and the pilot gave good updates. Leather seats."
Cons: "Seats were way to compressed, much like every other short-haul plane. A lot of items were unavailable; we flew around lunchtime."
Pros: "On line check in was awesome. Was able to avoid long queues. Smooth flight. We arrived earlier than scheduled. Friendly staff."