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Philippine Airlines launches Phnom Penh, Hanoi and New Delhi flights – Will it hit?

Philippine Airlines might have trouble connecting North American travelers to Cambodia and Vietnam. This is mostly due to the timetable of their North American flights. # more

Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country’s only 4-star airline, will be launching flights to Phnom Penh and Hanoi in time for the summer season. They are also making a comeback to India’s capital New Delhi six years after cancelling their services.

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UPDATE: How to redeem Cebu Pacific travel voucher (FREE FLIGHT)

There are many reasons to be entitled for a Cebu Pacific travel voucher. One could be you’re flight is overbooked and despite being on the airport on-time you’ve been offloaded. It could also be simply as a gesture of goodwill for a delay. Worse comes to worse, your flight is cancelled and you’ve been re-accommodated to another flight. The travel voucher comes with a hotel stay and meals in some instances – especially when you’re already at the airport when the unexpected happened! A full summary of your rights as a passenger are listed in Gov.PH.

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Flying another airline: problems redeeming Cathay Pacific lounge access

Last August 28, I was on my way back to Hong Kong after a weekend trip in the Philippines. Unfortunately, there were flight disruptions the previous day due to Typhoon Mawar. Due to the surge of passengers from the cancelled and delayed flights, I was offloaded. I ended up with a free hotel stay, meals and a roundtrip voucher to any Cebu Pacific international destination. Kudos to Cebu Pacific for handling the situation well. The only hiccup was they sent me back to the airport too early for my flight!

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How to get a free upgrade on flights

When flying, nothing is more delightful than a free upgrade. As they say, sometimes, the best things in life are free. Airlines occasionally bump up passengers to a higher service class because they have to. Sometimes, they just want to reward you or make someone feel special. In this post, I’ll focus more on Cathay Pacific as I’ve experienced most of my upgrades with them.

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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

Philippine credit cards with free lounge access and other benefits

Air travel is stressful, especially in the Philippines. On your trip to the airport, you have to factor in traffic. If you try to leave just in time, there’s always the risk of not making it to your flight. Leaving early is safer, but if you arrive too early you’ll end up spending a lot of time at the airport – and airports are boring.

Fortunately, there are credit cards that give you free lounge access . Yes, free lounge access – even if you fly economy on a low-cost carrier. I’ve flown at least 27 times last 2016, and in most of them I’ve waited in an airport lounge. Take note though that no Philippine credit card offers lounge access for domestic flights.

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