PAL offers business class special from San Francisco and LA to 14 Asian cities

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SAN FRANCISCO—Business class travel for two from San Francisco and Los Angeles to 14 Asian destinations is now available from Philippine Airlines for as low as US$5,388 for a limited period.

Included destinations are Manila, Cebu, Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Denpasar (Bali) and Kuala Lumpur.

Roundtrip airfare for two must be purchased between June 24 and July 15, 2013. The special offer requires a minimum stay of three days and a maximum stay of one month.

Outbound US travel period is July 16 to Nov. 30, 2013, and travel must be completed by Dec. 14, 2013.

Not included in the fare price are fuel surcharge, US government taxes and fees, airport fees and charges, which may all vary according to destination. Fare rules strictly apply. Tickets are valid for sale at PAL ticket offices and travel agents.

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  • kanoy

    HUH? P235,000 RT WITH ALL THOSE RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PAL ”BARGAIN” WHEN YOU CAN FLY NWA WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS STANDARD FOR P104,000? KEEP YOUR ”SPECIAL AT MORE THAN DOUBLE NWA COST

    • wafu

      for ‘two’

      • kanoy

        EASY ENOUGH TO DO SIMPLE MATH P104,000 X 2= P208,000 ALL INCLUDED VS P235,000 NOTHING INCLUDED

  • Hey_Dudes

    This is one dude who will never take to the skies aboard PAL ever again even if they give me free ticket. I remain a Singapore Girl Airline customer.

  • dukling

    In NOv of 2011, a PAL flight got engine trouble and got stranded in Guam for 4 days and they didnt even bother to consider that many of their passengers would be in Phil for 7 days. PAL should’ve made an effort to send a “relief” flight to bring passengers to Manila with least amount of time delay. I’ll never ever ride PAL again. rumors had it that their “new” airplanes are actually used airplanes discarded by europeans and middle eastern airline. No wonder, their planes fly like a flying coffin…

    • wafu

      Do your homework and be skeptic about rumors

  • erica

    Anotooo???? free ad ng PAL na news kuno???? At sino lolokohin nyo sa promo nyo na puro restrictions pa? Kaya nalulugi ang PAL grabe mag presyo. Kung magkaron na rin sana ng direct flt from West Coast to Manila para may competition yang PAL na yan. Masyado sila.

  • tyurl

    “Not included in the fare price are fuel surcharge, US government taxes and fees, airport fees and charges”

    Good to put this at the end of the article. LoL. Expect the total charge to increase by at least 50% if all the items above are included. That would bring the total tab to 340,000 (or 170,000 each).

    Not bad for business class tickets I think… Although travelling business class from one Asian city to another (based on the list mentioned above) is not worth it.

    • wafu

      50% is exaggerated

      • tyurl

        I disagree. Overseas travel surcharges right now are a business in themselves. 50% is modest. At times, fuel charges+travel taxes+baggage allowance charges+terminal fee+other service charges even equal (if not exceed) the base ticket price.

      • wafu

        1620php travel tax for overseas fixed, 550php for terminal fee for int’l flights fixed

        NOTE: you do NOT pay this amounts to PAL

        baggage allowance around 8,000php for 30kgs for US

        NOTE: you do not reach 30kgs unless you are staying for around a month overseas

        so the rest is made up of fuel charges and ‘other service charges’ which is usually optional like food and specific seat requests?

        NOTE: I am a frequent traveler, i have an idea on these things

      • tyurl

        The last SFO flight i had with PAL in 2012

        Total ticket price: Approx $1.1K (RT) promo rate
        Breakdown:
        Base Price: Approx $500
        US&RP Tax (lumped): Approx $60
        Fuel surcharge: Approx $450
        Other mandatory charges (Customs fee, APHIS User Fee, Passenger Civil Aviation, SFO Passenger Facility charge, etc): Approx $20
        ** Excludes all other “on-the-sides”

        You do the math!

        “1620php travel tax for overseas fixed, 550php for terminal fee for int’l flights fixed… NOTE: you do NOT pay this amounts to PAL”

        What? Since when? Of course you do! No one is exempted. Sometimes, these are just embedded in the total sale price.

        US baggage allowance by PAL is 23-32kg for 2 pieces of luggage; allowable weight depends on your ticket class

      • wafu

        dude, read my post again, did i say exempted? i said you do not pay them to PAL, i repeat, not to PAL. Are you even travelling? your post doesn’t make sense. all i want for you is to validate your claim that other charges exceed ticket price stated in the article.

      • tyurl

        See your post above. You said that “other charges” amounting to 50% of the base ticket price is exag. By “other charges” I qualified it as the list of items excluded in the quoted amount of article regardless whether its paid to PAL or not – so long as they are mandatory. That’s the reason why the writer made sure to include it in the article – even just in the last para… That’s why I also quoted that para as reference to my comment. I said no. 50% – referring to the ratio of other charges to the base ticket price is in fact a modest estimate. I gave you an example wherein it even exceeded the base price.

        So what’s your point again?

      • wafu

        50% is modest? way too exaggerated. that’s my point. prove the numbers you claim

    • kanoy

      WHOA BRO YOU WENT DOWN RATHER THAN UP THE PRICE THEY LIST US$5,388= P235,000 EA but you are right–up that by 50%- US$8,000= P347,000 LOL my better half just said maybe they go to all 14 destinations for that price LOL

      • tyurl

        huh? It’s said that US$5,388 is good for two heads.

        “Business class travel for two from San Francisco and Los Angeles to 14 Asian destinations is now available from Philippine Airlines for as low as US$5,388 for a limited period.”

        So that makes the base price about $2,700 ea. At 42 a dollar (although right now the ex rate is already over 43 a dollar) and 50% surcharges, that totals to about P170,000 ea.

  • beardedone

    And for a moment I thought the article was an advertisement.

  • mangtom

    Kanoy: wala ng NWA. Linamon ng Delta.

  • foreignerph

    Unethical: blunt advertisement presented as an editorial issue.
    “For as low as US$5,388″ is even obscene in a country where an important part of the population has to live on 2$/day.

    • ReneV

      this is just an airline advertisement. a very important part of my life is returning to the Philippines every year to renew old ties… i fly PAL and i fly economy. it’s not that i am poor, it’s just that i am practical.

  • blue_lights

    Well that’s $1,500 less than I would have paid otherwise; but I will still stay away from PAL.

    The service of their staff is atrocious, and the last time I traveled with them, some idiot had a balikbayan box full of patis bottles which broke in transit, spilling everywhere and soaking other people’s baggage.

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