I guess to some this is not a big deal…
But it’s been 10 years since I last flew with PAL!
I don’t even remember how NAIA Terminal 2 (aka Centennial Terminal) looks like…
Philippine Airlines to Manila…
Plane was an Airbus A320…
Business class section means everyone in economy will have to use the 2 toilets at the back of the plane.
You won’t find the usual inflight entertainment from SQ…
myPAL WiFi was available which means you get your usual movies, but you’ll need to watch them using your own device.
I’m not sure if you can access myPAL WiFi on you laptop. But for iOS and Android, you will need to download the myPAL App.
App is pretty straight forward… I find it annoying that your movie will stop everytime the pilot has an announcement.
I also suggest that you also find a way to hang your device on the seat in front of you as I found it impossible to continue watching my movie while eating.
Onboard meals were ok. Big plus that they have local beer available (Colt-45)
NAIA Terminal 2 also know as Centennial Terminal
Tip: On arrival, airport taxi is crazy expensive, I wouldn’t recommend normal taxi. If your destination is within Metro Manila, use Grab or Uber.
Centennial Terminal only caters to Philippine Airlines, both domestic and international flights.
Once check-in is complete, you proceed to immigration then security checks on your way to the boarding gates.
Inside the departure area, there’s a few food stalls, 1 coffee shop, 1 water dispenser and 1 toilet!
You’ll also find the usual duty free shops.
Free WiFi is available from Globe and Smart.
I would recommend that you take a light snack while waiting for your flight… PAL has a reputation to depart late.
I have to say that Terminal 3 is still Manila’s best airport, followed by Terminal 1 (yes it can be crowded, but at least they have Starbucks!) then Terminal 2.
Best way I can describe my experience with PAL… If Singapore Airlines and Cebu Pacific had a child, it should be Philippine Airlines… Not as basic as Cebu Pacific, but not as fancy as Singapore Air…
So in choosing your flight to Manila… Singapore Airlines will always be more expensive, but like Cebu Pacific, they use Manila’s Terminal 3.
The only reasons I’m choosing Philippine Airlines again are timing and since it’s cheaper than Singapore Airlines.