Category Archives: Flight Review

Singapore weekend with Cathay Pacific’s A350

Last weekend, I embarked on a 43-hour visit in the city-state of Singapore. My love for Asia Miles lured me to Cathay Pacific’s triple miles promo for Southeast Asia destinations lure me to book a random trip to the Lion City. I chose Singapore over Manila since Singapore is twice as far as Manila from Hong Kong, and the tickets aren’t twice as expensive. Not only did I enjoy the trip, but I earned 9,552 miles from it in addition to the miles I’ll be getting from my credit card. Continue reading Singapore weekend with Cathay Pacific’s A350

Flying between Manila and Hong Kong : Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific

I consider myself a commuter of the Hong Kong-Manila-Hong Kong route. I fly it at least once a month, up to weekly in some months. Flying these flights gave me a chance to compare the airlines flying those routes.

Comparing these options solely on the service is unfair, as Cathay Pacific is a 5-star airline, while both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are 3-star airlines. But don’t worry; this comparison will dig deeper than that. Keep in mind though that this review is focused on their Hong Kong-Manila and Manila-Hong Kong flights.

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PR104 MNL to SFO Flight Review (Philippine Airlines)

Since Philippine Airlines is now retiring their Boeing 747s after the Philippines got upgraded back to Category 1 (FAA), I’m doing a flight review with my first and maybe only flight with their 747.

My super awesome bosses at my previous job flew me to our office in  San Francisco last February. The US Visa I had was the first thing that devirginized my passport, then the next one was the departure stamp at NAIA.

As usual, PAL’s San Francisco to Manila flight  was a night flight. I arrived at the airport a little bit earlier than usual since I didn’t want to run into any trouble since it was my first time to fly outside the country.

When I arrived at the airport, I immediately went to the direction of Mabuhay Class check-in counters. One of their friendly staff extended a hand and asked where I’m flying to and I told her San Francisco. She guided me to the check-in counter but I told her I’ll be checking in in the business counter. Continue reading PR104 MNL to SFO Flight Review (Philippine Airlines)