Unfortunately when I went to check-in they couldn't find me in the system and I wasn't showing a reservation. The Airline crew was great and allowed me to board but I had to wait 30 minutes for them to get approval even though I had my electronic ticket and I had paid for the flight
Atleast i got into my connecting flight for such a short period of time.
Ưu: "Leaving the gate early, and take off right on time, landing early and at the gate right on time: amazing!"
Khuyết điểm: "The crew is enforcing strictly the rule that the "forward seats" need to pay extra, even though entire rows are empty... No exception for any reason."
Khuyết điểm: "food was so bad. bread/roll was served long after the food is served, due to zoning assignments. NO FREAKING INFLIGHT ENtERtainment the whole FReaking 14hrs of flight time. very poor, very bad for expensive airfare tickets"
Ưu: "The flights were fine. Airplanes clean. Food and service good"
Khuyết điểm: "Manila airport is chaos. Transferring planes on international flights is horrible. 2 additional security checks and disorganized chaos"
Khuyết điểm: "On time gate opening when landing"
Khuyết điểm: "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"
Khuyết điểm: "The new boarding gate could have been made clearer. But it was a great flight. Great entertainment. 144 movies to choose from. Great."
Ưu: "Crew was nice and helpful. Seats were decent for economy."
Khuyết điểm: "Charging outlets for non phone devices."
Khuyết điểm: "Delayed for 2.5 hours."
Ưu: "Everything but the inflight entertainment. Nothing impressive."
Khuyết điểm: "To check out baggage it was very long try to make it short"
Ưu: "nothing good about this airlines they sell cheap fares and overcrowded planes"
Khuyết điểm: "they do not offer any veg food"
Ưu: "The crew"
Khuyết điểm: "Stop trying to be cute with boarding procedures. It adds more frustration as it is."
Ưu: "Yes crew and plane were ok."
Ưu: "Attentive, polite,, cheerful attendants, very service oriented. Very nice airplane and nice business class at very good price."
Ưu: "Crew and check in were very accommodating to our family with two small children."
Khuyết điểm: "Food served did not have any vegetarian choices."
Ưu: "Most everything was very good expierence. Entertainment selection is excellent. Crew was friendly and full of energy. Plane was pristinely clean."
Khuyết điểm: "I see a comment about letting people board when it wasn't their turn. This did happen a little and it is shameful more of the people that think they can get away with it. Eventually, the ground crew did start yelling and organizing people, which helped correct the situation. I do think that all people should be kicked back to the end of the line for not following the procedure. Food was only okay (Fish in shrimp sauce)."
Ưu: "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..."
Khuyết điểm: "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!"
Khuyết điểm: "Seemed very crammed seat-wise. There was was no entertainment system system so one star is stretching it."
Ưu: "Friendly crew. Smooth flight."
Khuyết điểm: "Veeery narrow cheap lined seats."
Ưu: "The food, the flying attendants very nice and profesional."
Khuyết điểm: "There was a little delay in the time that we were suposed to take off , but other than that every thing was great."
Ưu: "American carriers should take note and work to improve passenger comfort and experience."
Khuyết điểm: "A better entertainment system would be nice."
Ưu: "The offer of assistance before I even asked for it; genuine concern"
Khuyết điểm: "Nothing"
Ưu: "Serice and selection of in flight entertainment"
Khuyết điểm: "Delayed no announcement made no compensation I am on an official schedule this is very unfortunate"
Khuyết điểm: "The Manila airport is a mess! Everyone tells you something different. No one seems to know where to send you. I've never in my life had to exit an airport on a layover to re-enter again and go through the entire check-in process from scratch. There are no signs anywhere that tell you you will have to go through security a SECOND time once you're at the gate. I'm diabetic and need to have water on me at all times. I can't get dehydrated. I had no clue I woudn't be able to take the bottles of water I PURCHASED AT THE AIRPORT!!! with me on the plane. I've never experienced that in all my years of flying. No other airline or airport has ever made you throw out the water that you purchased at the airport. So I wasted my money there. PLUS, the only vendor that had any sort of appetizing food that I could eat as a diabetic was a cash only vendor. They took USD, great, but they were using a conversion chart from May 2017 (I was flying in March 2018) so the exchange rate was in THEIR favor. And they won't give you USD in change. They give you Philippine money in change. So I get screwed on the exchange rate on BOTH sides of the transaction. Plus, what am I going to do with Philippine money when I'm only in the airport for a layover??? So I'm going to lose money again to change it back to USD once I get home. Archaic. We are living in the 21st century. This shouldn't happen. The plane was sooooo uncomfortable for a 13 hour flight. The entertainment system at my seat wasn't working so I had to be moved once we were in the air. The new seat was so worn in, there was virtually no padding underneath my saecrum (butt bone) for the 13 hours. No foot rest, either. And the temperature in the plane fluxuated the whole time between hot and cold (although mostly hot). You should take some lessons from Singapore Airlines.....so much more comfortable in ALL aspects."
Ưu: "The service was excellent - warm, friendly and helpful"
Khuyết điểm: "Not enough leg room on the small airbus we had on the Vietnam - Manila leg for someone my height ( 1.83 m )"
Ưu: "Honestly one of the best flights I had compared to my previous flight over from Hong Kong with same airline. Plane was newer with entertainment module with a huge list of movies and shows to choose from. food was the best airplane meal I had ever had. Had no issues during baggage or boarding,"
Khuyết điểm: "Only thing I didn't like was that checking in online was impossible because I was booked from another airline (air Canada). I wish they could co-ordinate to make online booking available even though we were booked through another airline just so we had a better choice for our seats."
Ưu: "Densapar was a very easy airport to move around in and the boarding seating area was very comfortable. The stewardesses and loading crew were very nice and professional."
Khuyết điểm: "I’m not sure what is going on with airline seats. I feel like I have to slouch to be comfortable."
Ưu: "food when it finally arrived"
Khuyết điểm: "waiting in plane 4 hours with no updates on status"
Ưu: "On time Departure, quick flight. comfortable seat"
Khuyết điểm: "No wifi. No entertainment"
Ưu: "Toilets were kept clean through out the flight. New and clean airplane. Good space between the seats."
Khuyết điểm: "Flight attendant was rude in general (serving food, drinks, answering questions), he skipped rows when giving hot towels (I wasn't served a hot towel). In-flight entertainment: limited movie selection, even more limited tv shows selection. Music section was very poor, it needs more selection with variaty, known artists, more radio channels. And music tracks should be in a tracklist form with song information, not only 1 hour-long tracks of back to back music (with no info). Meals - Mains were ok, deserts were terrible in both of my flights. Snacks were also bad, a scone and beef and cheese sandwich. Very blend, white bread only and oily. We weren't served enough bevarages, so oily and high-carb foods made me very thursty. No water fountains, it'd be great to have some around since staff does not give enough beverage and I was forced to chuck my water before boarding the airplane (the water I bought in the airport after passport check!!!!!!!) It was extremely cold."
Ưu: "Excellent customer service from the crew and airport staff. Very nice people."
Khuyết điểm: "This flight we took was an older plane, no USB ports or entertainment was available. They do offer an app to watch free movies but you have to download it where your phone has good service. They also offer free in flight wifi, but that didn't really work too well for us. Not sure if that has to do with our carrier."
Ưu: "philippines air is great! very easy and accomodating"
Ưu: "Comfortable seat."
Khuyết điểm: "Dessert"
Ưu: "Good service on the flight. Flights were on time."
Khuyết điểm: "Manila airport is not well maintained - poor bathroom condition in the international terminal."
Khuyết điểm: "It was the shortest flight time I've ever had from cebu going back to LA"
Khuyết điểm: "Flight is always late Seats are very small no screen at your seat meals are so-so"
Ưu: "Flight was in time and service was good as expected"
Khuyết điểm: "Flight was a little bumpy but still on time"
Khuyết điểm: "Connecting flight was delayed 1.5 hours which became 2.5 hours without notice. Had to run through airport to catch flight back to LAX which almost did not happen. Luggage did not make it despite prior assurances. Luggage was finally delivered more than 24 hours later. Employees were without information and only apologetic after much protest. No compensation offered. Writing formal complaint."
Khuyết điểm: "Boeing flight was changed to Airbus without notification"
Ưu: "HNL to MNL - cost me 10hrs of my precious time as the plane was diverted to Clatk International Airport. MNL to SING - flight was delayed for an hour. SING to MNL - status update from PAL indicated our flight was changed from 10:30 to 11:30 therefore my connecting flight to HNL as well as arrival time has also changed. VERY POOR PAL AIRPORT FACILITY FOR HAVJNG ONLY ONE WORKING RESTROOM FOR THE WHOLE TERMINAL! With flights getting delayed people are anxious and frustrated. There are no place to relaxed and calm down. Staff are everywhere standing and glaring so as the other passenger. Worst airport ever!"
Khuyết điểm: "See above!"
Khuyết điểm: "Flight attendant pay more attention and nicer to foreigners than filipino passengers."
Khuyết điểm: "The vegetarian meal."