Philippine Airlines (PAL) offers Canadian travelers the chance to fly on cheap flights to Manila, the nation's capital city.
Founded in 1941, Philippine Airlines is one of Asia's oldest and most respected consumer aviation companies.
Their frequent flyer program, Mabuhay Miles, allows passengers to redeem points for discount flights round the world and class upgrades. There are three tiers of membership beginning with Base then Elite and Premier Elite.
In Elite, Philippine Airline customers have access to Mabuhay Lounges, priority wait lists and check-in, as well as additional luggage allowances. In the Premier Elite tier, passengers receive all benefits from the Elite program plus two free class upgrades and a 75 percent bonus on miles flown on Philippine Airlines from Canada and the United States to Asia.
When fliers reach one million accumulated miles, Philippines Airlines designates that passenger a Million Miler, earning a life-long Premier Elite status.
On overnight flights to Manila, passengers in Fiesta (Economy) class, receive a kit which includes a toothbrush and toothpaste, an eye mask and a pair of socks. In addition, blankets and pillows can be found on seats on in the overhead bins.
Meals are served on long-haul flights, sometimes prepared by special guest chefs participating in the Food Festivals in the Sky program. A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
In business class flights to Manila, more commonly known as the Mabuhay cabin, overnight kits with L'Occitane products include a hairbrush, lip moisturizer, body lotion and knitted socks in addition to the products offered in economy. Basic sleeping needs such as blankets and pillows are provided.
Western, Filipino and Japanese dishes delight passengers in Mabuhay class cabins. In addition to the regular choice of beverages available in economy, customers can sip on champagne and order cocktails.
When flying to Manila, Philippine Airlines passengers will fly on Boeing A340-300 planes, which offer 33 inches of space between rows in Fiesta class and 54 inches of space in Mabuhay. In addition, passengers in Mabuhay have an extra four inches of seat width.
For entertainment, business class passengers have individual TV-screens to watch movies or television programs. In economy, overhead TVs offer customers with a limited choice of entertainment, but showcase premium content with newly released films.
Philippine Airlines offers cheap flights to Manila for Canadian travelers