Philippine Airlines - Cheap Flights, Flight Deals and Airline Tickets

With its headquarters in Pasay City, and its main hub in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines Airlines (also known as PAL) is the national carrier of the Philippines, and has been in business since 1935 (originally operating under the name Philippine Air Lines). With secondary hubs in both Clark International Airport (Philippines) and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Philippines), PAL strives to be the Philippines’ gateway to the world. PAL has domestic services to 31 locations in the Philippines and 41 destinations overseas, including stops in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and North America.

PAL is rated as a 3-Star Airline with Skytrax and has an excellent staff service record as well (as voted by passengers). PAL is also committed to helping those in need with their Philippine Airlines Foundation (founded in 1992) by utilizing their airline to aid to those in need both domestically and around the world. Make sure that you get the best Philippine Airlines ticket prices and cheap international flights on your next booking by subscribing to Skyscanner’s Price Alert for your next travel destination. PAL has flight services all over the world from their main hub at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, here are some popular domestic and international flights that PAL flies:

Philippine Airlines Domestic:

  • Manila to Davao, Philippines—1h 55mins, from $160 USD.
  • Manila to General Santos, Philippines—2h, from $227 USD.
  • Manila to Puerto Princesa, Philippines—1h 20mins, from $133 USD.
  • Manila to Cebu, Philippines—1h 25mins, from $126 USD.
  • Manila to Caticlan, Philippines—1h 5mins, from $311 USD.

PAL International:

  • Manila to London, England—14h 25mins, from $2078 USD.
  • Manila to Toronto, Canada—14h 40mins, from $2738 USD.
  • Manila to Vancouver, Canada—11h 55mins, from $1823 USD.
  • Manila to Singapore—3h 45mins, from $616 USD.
  • Manila to Hong Kong, China—2h 25mins, from $467 USD.
  • Manila to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea—5h 40mins, from $423 USD.
  • Manila to Taipei, Taiwan—2h 10mins, from $266 USD.
  • Manila to Sydney, Australia—8h 20mins, from $1006 USD.
  • Manila to Dubai, UAE—9h 40mins, from $898 USD.
  • Manila to Beijing, China—4h 45mins, from $364 USD.

10 Major Airports/Hubs serviced by PAL

PAL has airline services all over the world, with services in many major airports. Here are ten major airports that PAL services internationally and the corresponding terminal that you will find PAL in.

  • Toronto, Canada; Toronto Pearson International Airport: PAL is located in Terminal 3.
  • New York City, USA; John F. Kennedy International Airport: PAL is located in Terminal 1.
  • Vancouver, Canada; Vancouver International Airport: PAL is located in the International Terminal.
  • Hong Kong, China; Hong Kong International Airport: PAL is located in Terminal 2.
  • Honolulu, USA; Daniel K. Inouye International Airport: PAL is located in the Overseas Terminal.
  • Beijing, China; Beijing Capital International Airport: PAL is located in Terminal 3.
  • Macau; Macau International Airport: PAL is located in the Main Terminal.
  • Tokyo, Japan; Narita International Airport: PAL is located in Terminal 2.
  • London, England; London Heathrow International Airport: PAL is located in Terminal 3.
  • Auckland Airport, New Zealand; Auckland Airport: PAL is located in the Main Terminal.

Types of Planes In Service for PAL

PAL’s airline fleet consists of two main brands of aircraft with Airbus models (A320, A330, A340) and Boeing (777). There are a total of 55 aircraft registered for PAL’s fleet.

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Why Fly With Philippine Airlines

Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles Promotions

PAL’s frequent flier program, Mabuhay Miles, is open to all passengers who are 2 years of age and older. Passengers are able to collect points during their flights on PAL and redeem those points later for free flights, upgrades, discounts on resort stays and more. Mabuhay Miles is a tiered program with membership starting at Classic and, after enough points are collected, membership works its way through Elite, Premier Elite, and Million Miler. With tier bonuses ranging from exclusive lounges to dedicated check-in services, free luggage allowances, in addition to the points redemptions for free flights and exclusives. With PAL, it pays to be a part of their Mabuhay Miles program.

Passengers are also able to shop with PAL’s exclusive partners and gain points with specific retailers and businesses, including car rental services, cell phone services, resorts, and casinos in Manila, travel luggage and even more. Make sure you check to see whether you're taking advantage of all the shopping options Mabuhay Miles has to offer.

PAL also offers its exclusive, co-branded PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles MasterCard. Together with the Philippine National Bank, PAL is able to offer you a credit card that allows you to gain points on everyday purchases—in addition to exclusive enrolment bonuses, priority check-in at the PAL Business Counters, free purchase protection insurance, and more. But the bonuses don’t stop there, with PAL, there are many other bankcard options to choose from, so make sure you check today and see if you are able to start collecting Mabuhay Miles with your financial institution!

How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room, and Other Fees

When flying with PAL, passengers are able to check-in at the airport with PAL’s smartphone application, and online through PAL’s online check-in system. Passengers who need extra assistance (unaccompanied minors or those needing special or medical assistance) need to check-in at the airport with an agent and cannot use the online check-in system or the PAL app.

For passengers making use of the PAL application options, you get to skip the line and check-in with ease. You can also manage your booking by upgrading your seat, checking-in, check your flight status, pay for extra luggage and more. Check-in is available for both online and the application from 24 hours before your scheduled departure to 1 hour prior.

Those passengers traveling on PAL are able to make advance seat selections for a fee at either the time of booking or with an agent (up until 1 hour before their flight). Passengers are able to upgrade their seat options to seats with extra legroom, or preferred seating (choice seats that make it easier for passengers to disembark from the plane). Seats with extra legroom range in price from $30 USD to $80 USD for international and $5 USD for domestic flights within the Philippines. Choice seats also range in price, with international upgrades ranging from $15 USD to $30 USD. The cost for domestic flights within the Philippines is $5 USD.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

Baggage allowance on PAL depends on the region you are flying within and your ticket class, but each passenger is allotted one piece of carry-on baggage as long as it’s small enough to place in the storage bin above your seat, or below the seat in front of you. The maximum dimensions for carry-on baggage (L + W + H) are 115cm total and a maximum weight of 7kg. Any carry-on bags that are heavier than this will be subject to the excess baggage fee, which is dependent on the weight of your bag and the region you are traveling within. In conjunction with your free carry-on allotment, passengers are also allowed two of the following items:

  • Small Handbag.
  • Purse or pocketbook.
  • A blanket or overcoat.
  • Camera or binoculars.
  • Books or reading material (not an excessive amount).
  • A laptop with its case.

Because there are so many ticketing options, the allotment of baggage varies greatly from both ticket to ticket, and from region to region. For flights to Canada and the USA, all Economy class tickets except for Premium Economy is allotted 2 pieces of luggage per ticketed customer for a maximum weight of 23kg per piece. Premium Economy is allotted 2 pieces of luggage per ticketed customer for a maximum weight of 25kg per piece. Business class is allotted 2 pieces of luggage per ticketed customer for a maximum weight of 32kg per piece. For customers wishing to fly with more than their baggage allowance, excess baggage is an option on most flights for an extra fee (which depend on the region you are flying within and the weight of your baggage).

Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals

There’s never a dull moment when flying with PAL as their in-flight entertainment system is designed to keep you happy while PAL gets you where you need to be. The type of in-flight entertainment system that is onboard your plane with vary depending on the model of your plane, but on the new Boeing B777-300ERs, expect the best with the Panasonic eX2 Inflight Entertainment System. This digital, seatback entertainment system is equipped with the latest technology to keep you entertained, from hit movies to TV shows, music, games, music and more. Most of the rest of PAL’s fleet are equipped with Audio Video on Demand, which means you get to choose from movies, music, and television shows to keep you entertained during your flight.

On PAL, meals are included in the price of your ticket, which means you get to enjoy delicious meals without having to worry about paying for extra. Your meal options will depend on flight length and region, but PAL flights are equipped for full-service meals for passengers to enjoy, even on domestic flights where passengers often have access to free unlimited snacks and beverages.

Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service Guidelines

When flying with young children on PAL, passengers have options to choose from. For children who have not yet reached the age of two, instead of purchasing a seat, these children are able to sit on the lap of a guardian who is at least 15 years of age or older. The fee for a child traveling on the lap of a guardian is 10% of the accompanying adult’s fare. Only one infant per lap is allowed per passenger, so a parent traveling with more than one child will have to purchase a seat for the second child. If the second child cannot yet sit up independently, then the parent will have to apply an approved safety seat for the child. On some select flights, PAL has bassinettes available for infant use. Contact PAL prior to your flight to inquire about using a bassinette before your flight. Any child that is over the age of two must have their own seat, purchased at the full adult fare. If you are planning on traveling with a child on your lap, or with young children, contact PAL during the booking process so they can help to make proper arrangements for you and your child.

PAL does accept Unaccompanied Minors on its flights for a fee. Children between the ages of 8 to 11 are able to travel as unaccompanied minors, provided their parents or guardian submit the necessary paperwork and information at the reservation office with PAL. The fee for unaccompanied minors ranges from $10 USD to $75 USD depending on the region the child is flying between.

Pet Policy

Pets are able to fly on PAL flights as long as passengers abide by the guidelines that PAL has established. Pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, are able to travel as checked baggage only. Only service animals are permitted in the cabin of the aircraft. Pets must be in a leak-proof and escape-proof pet container. Pets are not a part of the passenger’s free baggage allowance and there are specific fees depending on the size and weight of your pet, and the region you are flying to, but pets are always subject to the excess baggage fee for the region you are traveling within. Please be sure to notify PAL at least 48 hours before your departure in order to make arrangements for your pet to travel as cargo.

The passenger is responsible for having all necessary documentation for their pet (vaccination records, health certificates, and entry or exit permits from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry). PAL is not responsible for any damage to your pet that may occur during transit. Only passengers who are 12 years of age and older are able to travel with pets as checked baggage.

As a general travel notice, all passengers traveling out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are required to pay the airport terminal fee ($17 USD) as well as the Philippine Travel Tax ($35 USD).

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