My very first airplane ride was with Philippine Airline when I went to Cebu and Bohol in 2011 – yeah that was five years ago and I was not writing my travels yet back then. I only started writing in 2012. Although now I am not a frequent passenger of the Asia’s first airline – Philippine Airline – and I admit that, I always wanted to travel with PAL. My limited budget would always lead me to budget airlines. Whenever I book for a ticket during promo season or not, I would always have another tab on my screen to compare the price of PAL and the budget airlines. There might be a PAL promo 😉
It’s always a proud moment whenever you are riding the Philippines’ flag carrier within or outside of the country. Isn’t nice to wear the flag? If only PAL could compete the prices of the low cost carrier, I would always book for PAL. But I guess it will not because PAL is not a budget carrier. And that is okay because it’s the Philippines Airline, yes without ‘s’. You would not want your flag to be cheap 😉 It’s better that way.
I like what PAL Chairman Dr. Lucio Tan shared that “As the national carrier flying the flag of the Republic, PAL occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of Filipinos around the world. But beyond its iconic status, PAL is one of the true pillars of the Philippine economy,”
Just last year I went to Capiz for a familiarization tour. Gladly they booked me on PAL for my return to Manila. You would always see the difference of riding the flag carrier and the budget carrier.
Last month Philippine Airlinescelebrated its 75th Anniversary with a bang! Philippine Airlines is making a bold statement in this year and beyond. The 3 world-class couches of the TV reality show The Voice of the
Philippines vouched for the world class Airline. Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and Lea Salonga sang the theme song of PAL’s 75th Anniversary entitled The Heart of the Filipino. Let us listen to the Heart of the Filipinos as Coach Sarah, Coach Bamboo and Coach Lea brings us to our favorite destination here in
the Philippines and abroad.