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Question Philippine Airlines - safe?

Discussion in 'Flights' started by Tanuki, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi, has anyone flown Philippine Airlines recently?
    About a decade ago they were banned from entering Europe, since then they've purchased new planes etc and have permission to fly to Europe.

    Any thoughts?

    T.I.A,

    Tanuki
     
  2. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hope so, I have booked with them to fly to Europe early in 2019
     
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  3. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flying blind
     
  4. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cool, have received a four star safety review from Startrax, for what it's worth.
     
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  5. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    4 of us flying return from 31/12 and returning 24/1 to lhr for under 5k with good timing makes it very good $ wise.
     
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  6. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im an odds kind of guy and figure, what are the odds.
     
  7. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    What, relatively? LOL
     
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  8. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m banking on the fact that at least 50% of pilots know to press the right buttons and that with 2 of them in the cockpit, between them they should get me there.

    :D
     
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  9. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's only 75% effective!
     
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  10. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s enough
     
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  11. 'H' Jones

    'H' Jones One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, have flown them many times. Also, u can offer money for an upgrade at the check-in. I usually pay $150 from Singapore to Manila or Hong Kong to go from Economy to Business. A good deal.
     
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  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given how many planes you get on you don't want to start doing the "odds" game.
    I am just doing the stick my fingers in my ears and sing lalalalalala thing whenever I start feeling anxious on a plane.
     
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  13. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I trust that when the time is right, gravity will look after me.
     
  14. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  15. di6loc

    di6loc One of Us

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    The boss is doing a secondment in Manila later this year and I think her work has a cheapest fare policy - i.e. probably flying Phillipines.

    Whether she gets there or not ... well either way - winning.

    :out:
     
  16. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL

    Cheapest is probably Cebu with even more safety issues than philla

    Let me know if you head up
     
  17. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't leave the airport, kidnapping entire families is not unusual in the Philippines.

    If kidnapped, negotiate a good deal with Netflix.
     
  18. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    875 return Narita ex Sydney with 3 hour Manila stopover

    Wdyt? Air death?
     
  19. me tun

    me tun Part of the Furniture

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    The first time I went to Manila, the hotel I was staying at wouldn't let the "taxi" I was in enter the drive way. I had to get out and walk, then they told me off. I didn't realise it was that dangerous.
     
  20. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you have to get off the plane?

    Only time I’ve landed in Manila we stayed on the plane - it was a detour to drop of a medical emergency - on the ground for long enough to find the passengers bags and get a take off slot.

    That’s as close as I’m interested in going at this stage. Felt sorry for the person offloaded to hospital.
     
  21. elSpike

    elSpike I am a Meat Popsicle Ski Pass: Gold

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    I fly PAL nearly every month. It’s Jetstar level service and comfort.

    I hate them with a passion.
     
  22. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah the hotels are really big on security as they're pretty much the target up there. Overall I don't think it's that bad although a buddy has had a knife pulled on him around the corner of the hotel in daylight.
     
  23. cornice11

    cornice11 One of Us

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    ive just booked with them, was hard to go past ~$600 return, relatively short notice, pretty reasonable total flight times. should i expect something similar to the mainland chinese airlines?
    will report back.
     
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  24. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    They were great on out Mel to London via Manila 2 weeks back.
    New plane, good service and a great price.

    With the exception of taking off over an hour late (had taxi out to take off then lady 2 rows in front had a heart attack) but only 15 mins behind schedule at lhr, I was a big fan
     
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