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Philippine Airlines has been the largest airline in the Philippines since its inception in 1941. The country’s first airline dates back to 1930 and was called PATCO (Philippines Aerial Taxi Company). At that time the Philippines was under American rule. In 1941, PATCO became Philippines Airlines, and was then in charge of preparing for the possible Japanese invasion. Aided considerably by the American state, the company developed very quickly, bought out its main competitors such as Commercial Air Lines, which allowed it to become the main airline in the country. It thus doubled the number of its passengers between 1946 and 1950, with a total acquisition of 35 aircraft.

Since the 1970s the company officially belongs to the government. Privatized in 1992, it received its first Boeing 747-400 a year later. In 1999, it provided international flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco. It continued to expand its air network in the 2000s and began to serve cities such as Las Vegas or Nagoya. In 2008 the subsidiary PAL Express started operations. Here the customer has the option of booking cheap flights for regional offers. The airline offers both scheduled and charter flights. In 2013, it began serving nearly 6 new destinations. The company has also increased its fleet with the arrival of ten planes since 2016. Today, Philippine Airlines with its subsidiaries serves 98 destinations in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and North America and has a fleet of 97 aircraft.

The airline’s frequent flyer program is called Mabuhay Miles. Here you collect airline miles in order to use them later for new cheap flights or upgrades. Within the program there are different member classes that entitle you to use ascending services. Philippine Airlines maintains several airport lounges within four airports in the Philippines.

Philippine Airlines Hub Airports

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL / RPLL)

Philippine Airlines Classes of Service

Philippine Airlines offers 2 flight classes, namely business class (Mabuhay Class) and economy class (Fiesta Class). Economy class passengers will enjoy a cabin with comfortable seats equipped with a 9 inch backrest, which is equipped with a personal touch screen television. Meanwhile, business class passengers will enjoy a cabin with seats that can be adjusted to various positions according to the passenger’s choice, including those for a reclining position.


From Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport numerous destinations in the Philippines such as Davao, Cebu and Tacloban are served, but also destinations in Asia, including Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok and Delhi. Both national and international destinations are served. Flights to Australia are also possible, although you can land in Melbourne or Sydney. On the American continent, Philippine Airlines has connections with Vancouver, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Middle East can also be reached, for example via Bahrain or Dubai.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Macau Garuda Indonesia Turkish Airlines 
All Nippon Airways Hawaiian Airlines Vietnam Airlines
Bangkok Airways Malaysia Airlines WestJet
Cathay Pacific PAL Express XiamenAir
China Airlines Royal Brunei Airlines

Philippine Airlines Check-in

Online Check-in

The airline enables online check-in 24 hours up to one hour before the planned start of the journey. This excludes so-called express domestic flights and international connections from the Chinese cities of Xiamen and Jinjiang. Information about the surname, the departure airport and the e-ticket or booking number are required. Then the seat can be selected.

Click the button below to check in online.

ONLINE CHECK-IN

Airport Check-in

Philippine Airlines recommends that its passengers check in two hours before departure for domestic flights and three hours for international flights. At the airports in Dubai, Canton, London and New York the counters close at least one hour, at all other airports 45 minutes before take-off.

Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Each passenger is allowed to take one piece of hand luggage on board with a total size of 115 cm (L x W x H) and a maximum weight of 7 kg.

Checked baggage

Philippine Airlines has different programs for baggage take-off. For example, if you fly within the Philippines, you can carry a maximum of ten kilograms of baggage allowance in the cheapest budget economy class. On the other hand, those who fly from the Philippines to Bali in the same class benefit from a baggage allowance of 20 kilograms, while on connections to Bangkok even 30 kilograms are allowed. On flights to China, in turn, only 20 kilograms of baggage allowance are standardized – at least in economy class, with the airline differentiating between three economy models. Those who travel in business class, on the other hand, can check in up to 30 or even 35 kilograms. Before packing or choosing an airline, travelers should therefore check how much baggage can be carried, depending on the destination. Even travelers in the cheapest economy class can check in for connections to or from Australia, London or Abu Dhabi weighing up to 30 kilograms free of charge. Two pieces of luggage weighing 23 kilograms are allowed on connections to Japan.

Other luggage

If it does not exceed 15 kilograms, you can carry your diving equipment, golf clubs, fishing equipment and similar items at no additional charge. If you exceed this limit, you have to pay a fee.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Philippine Airlines Seat Selection

Passengers can reserve a seat during online check-in. Click on “Select / Change Seat” and, depending on availability, you have the option of choosing a new seat or changing it. Do not forget to print out the new boarding pass afterwards. If you need a seat with more legroom, you can reserve one for an additional charge.

Philippine Airlines Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Mabuhay Miles Frequent Flyer Program

The Philippine airline Philippine Airlines offers interesting benefits for passengers with its frequent flyer program Mabuhay Miles . With the registration, which is possible directly online, you become a Classic Member and can start collecting miles. The higher the number of miles accumulated, the higher the membership level. With 25,000 air miles per year, frequent flyers receive the elite level, with 45,000 miles the premier elite level is achieved, and with 1,000,000 miles the million miler status.

Benefits of the bonus program

The bonuses of the frequent flyer program Mabuhay Miles can be seen, for example, in award flights and upgrades. Family members and friends can also benefit from the miles earned. An online calculator, which can be found on the Mabuhay homepage, can be used to determine how many miles are required for special awards and are available on the mileage account. Hotel chains such as Shangri-La, Marco Polo Hotels and many more are partners in the bonus program as well as banks and credit card providers who work with Mabuhay Miles. The service team is happy to help with questions about the frequent flyer program, travel organization and travel insurance.

Philippine Airlines Food & Beverage

In Economy, as in all Philippine Airlines booking classes, on-board catering is part of the service, which is already included in the ticket price. The airline does not provide much detail on its website. Accordingly, economy passengers should be pampered with a mixture of traditional and modern dishes at meals. However, sample photos on the internet platform show classics such as sliced ​​meat with rice and vegetables rather than a fruit salad as dessert. It should be possible to pre-order special meals by telephone up to 48 hours before departure, Philippine Airlines does not provide any further information about this service.

In the business world, Philippine Airlines advertises a generous selection between Western, Filipino and Japanese cuisine, but dispenses with sample menus and further information. Porcelain dishes can be seen in traveler photos. Travelers report on starters such as couscous, main courses with fish or chicken and branded chocolate or ice cream for dessert. So there is also champagne as a welcome.

Philippine Airlines guarantees the standards of a classic airline for on-board catering, but gives almost no details online. If in doubt, it is therefore advisable to contact Philippine Airlines before booking.

Philippine Airlines Inflight Entertainment

On board, Philippine Airlines has two classes. Economy class provides passengers with comfortable seats, equipped with a personal TV screen, but also a wide selection of audio and video programs, including films, television programs, as well as a dozen radio channels. Business class has spacious seats that can be adjusted in several positions. It also offers comfort kits, as well as a selection of Western, Filipino and Japanese dishes.

Wi-Fi

Internet / WiFi Travelers with Philippine Airlines can use WiFi on board. Access is similar to that of any public WLAN hotspot with Internet-enabled devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. The airline is currently not giving any information about possible costs. Visit the airline’s website for more information.

Philippine Airlines Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Philippine Airlines.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Philippine Airlines Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Philippine Airlines lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Philippine Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
PR PAL PHILIPPINE

Founded:1935
Country:Philippines
Hubs:MNL
Owner: PAL Holdings, Inc.
Alliance:None
Frequent Flyer Program: Mabuhay Miles
Company slogan: The Heart of the Filipino

Number of Aircraft: 71
Destinations:  66
Average Age of Aircraft: 5.8
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A350-900, Boeing 777-300

Head Office: PNB Financial Center, CCP Complex, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City, Philippines
Phone Number: +632 777 59 32 , +632 8855 8888
Fax Number: +632 777 59 28
E-mail: onlinebooking_refunds@philippineairlines.com

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