Want to save money on your next flight to/from or in the Philippines?

This guide is going to show you know how to find cheap flights & promos on Philippine Airlines.

Including essential things to know, step-by-step guides on how to book, and helpful tips about flying with the airline.

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Philippine Airlines, also known as PAL, is the Philippines’ leading full-service airline.

Although not a budget airline, PAL should still be on your list of places to check for cheap flights.

Affordable fares are often easy to book. Sometimes, prices are even cheaper than budget airlines like Cebu Pacific & AirAsia.

Book cheap PAL flights during promo periods

The cheapest Philippine Airlines flights are sold during promo periods and seat sales.

Popular promos include their “PALmazing weekend sale,” “50% off” and “75% off” promo. The best ones are usually announced during a major holiday like Philippine Independence Day, PAL Anniversary Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, etc.

This airline does not announce promos as frequently as budget airlines. When they do, however, these discounts are worth considering because of the airline’s full-service quality.

They are also the best choice for routes not flown by other airlines. For example, international flights to destinations in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand & London.

Where to find the latest promo fares?

1. Philippine Airlines social media accounts — The best place to find promo updates is the airlines’ Facebook account.

2. Travel expo & events — Philippine Airlines is big on offering exclusive discount ticket during major travel expo & conventions. Make sure to check travel expo schedules if you are in Metro Manila.

3. Philippine Airlines newsletter — Sign-up to the airline newsletter if you want to get updated with the latest announcements by email. You can find the subscription form on philippineairlines.com.

4. Philippine Airlines website — Nearly all promo fares are posted on philippineairlines.com. You can find the latest announcement on the “Promos” page.

5. Detourista promo alerts — Save time by checking Philippine Airlines promo fares posted here on the blog. Promo alerts are shared here to provide one easy place to get updates from Philippine Airlines as well as other major airlines and travel sites.

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How to view the latest promos on the airline website

Step 1 — Go to philippineairlines.com. Almost all sale alerts & announcements are posted on Philippine Airlines’ official website and social media accounts.

Step 2 — Visit the “Promos” or “Deals” page (link). Here, you will find a list of recent promotions with details on discounted prices, fare conditions, where to book, and other important information.

That’s it! Simply use the flight search box and enter your travel details if you find a low fare that you want to book.

There is no promo available today. What to do next?

While waiting for the next seat sale, here are tips you can follow right now.

1. Subscribe to promo alerts — Sign-up to Philippine Airlines’s newsletter & follow the airlines’ social media accounts (see the list above for the links).

Save time by checking promo alerts on Detourista. Make sure to subscribe to the email alerts to get notified of future promotions from Cebu Pacific and other major airlines in the Philippines.

2. Search airfare comparison sites — These sites offer an easy way to check & compare fares from multiple airlines in one search. Click below to start:

3. Check cheap flights on similar airlines — Don’t forget to check cheap flights & seat sales offered by other airlines including Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, Scoot, & Jetstar.

Depending on where you’re flying, also check fares on Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Saudia, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, Etihad, Emirates & Qatar Airways.

Before you book

Read promo details & conditions carefully — Promo fares are only available under conditions posted on the announcement. Be mindful of these important details:

Selling period — You should book your flights before the end of the selling period.

Travel period — Promo fares are only available for dates on or within the travel period.

Seat Class

Is the fare for a one-way or roundtrip (return) ticket?

Is the fare for economy class or business class?

Booking channel where the promo can be availed.

Promo code, if available.

Check availability and book online — If a promo may be booked online, the best way to check if they are available is to do a flight search directly on Philippine Airlines’ official website or mobile app. The process of booking promo flights should be the same as booking regular flights. Make sure to read special conditions on the announcement to confirm this.

Book directly with the airline — Depending on the conditions posted on the announcement, tickets may only be reserved online through PAL’s official booking channels. Including their official website, mobile app, call center, or at ticketing outlets.

Keep in mind that third-party travel agencies, even if they are affiliated with or accredited by Philippine Airlines, might not have access to all promo fares. These agencies would likely tell you that they cannot find the discounted fares in their system, and offer regular fares instead.

Promos are offered on a limited basis — Before calling them “FAKE,” you should know that limited promo seats are available for any given flight route. If all promo seats are sold out on your chosen flight, you will only be able to view and book the next lowest regular fare. Get ahead of other bookers by booking your flights as soon as possible. The airline also limits promo seats on certain dates and rarely offer them on “black-out dates,” which may include peak periods such as holidays, festival dates, and other busy dates for air travelers.

In case you cannot find the promo prices advertised on the announcement, follow these tips to confirm whether a promo is available or not:

Make sure the promo has not yet expired.

Confirm that your chosen travel dates match the travel period posted on the announcement.

Check prices on other dates, perhaps days to months before or after your intended travel.

Check prices on other flight routes and destinations mentioned on the promo announcement.

All-in fares & base fares

Philippine Airlines may advertise prices as “all-in” fares or “base fares” on their sale announcement.

An “all-in” fare is the lowest price charged upon checkout. This price includes the airline’s base fare, fuel surcharge, booking fees, airport fees, and government taxes. It does not include optional add-ons like check-in baggage, meals, travel insurance, seat selection and may not include fees and taxes charged on departure from certain airports.

On the other hand, if a price is advertised as a “base fare”, expect these additional fees added on top of the advertised base fare price: fuel surcharge, booking fees & mandatory airport/government taxes.

Also, both “all-in” and base fares may not include fees collected at the airport (during the pre-departure process). An example of this is the Philippine airport terminal fee and/or travel tax.

Promos may be booked without a credit card — PAL also accepts payment using selected ATM cards and over-the-counter, at authorized payment centers.

Where to find promo codes & coupons?

Promo and coupon codes should be included in the announcement along with other important details.

How to Book Philippine Airlines Flights & Promo

Philippine Airlines has various methods for passengers who want to book flights. The most popular way is to book online through on their website and mobile app.

You can also buy your flights by calling their booking hotline, by visiting their official ticketing offices and at accredited travel agencies.

How to book flights on PAL website

Step 1 — Go to philippineairlines.com. Book your flights directly on Philippine Airlines’ official website to check real-time airfares and enjoy instant confirmation.

Step 2 — Enter your travel details on the flight search box, which can be found on the homepage. Select your destinations (origin & arrival airports), travel dates, cabin class (all classes or business class), no. of passengers, promo code (if available). Promo codes may be announced during seat sales, promotions, or special deals (view the latest PAL promo alerts). If you’ve found an active promo that you would like to book, take note of the travel dates included and make sure they match your planned departure and arrival.

Step 3 — Click the “SEARCH FLIGHTS” button to view the flight results page.

Step 4 — Select your flights by clicking on the airfare/price that you want to book. These airfares are displayed according to the flight departure/arrival times (rows) and seat class (columns). If you want to book a return flight, you should first select your outgoing flight, and then scroll down and select your return flight.

If you are flexible with your travel schedule, choose the cheapest flights displayed on your chosen dates. You may also click the dates on the upper corner of the flight results to view airfares on other dates. Prices shown under each date are the lowest fare that you can book on that day.

If you cannot find promo fares listed on this page, seats allocated for the promo might already be sold out. They are quite limited per flight, especially on peak travel dates and popular promos. You may check other dates for availability. Also, make sure that the selling period has not yet expired.

Step 5 — Click the “Continue” button to proceed to the next page.

Step 6 — Carefully review the itinerary, price, and fare conditions. Here are some important details to double-check:

Flight destinations, routes, and seat class

Flight dates, departure, and arrival times

Airport terminals on departure, arrival, and connecting flights

Fare breakdown

Check-in and hand carry baggage allowance

Is the ticket refundable, re-bookable, or transferrable? If yes, how much would it cost?

Step 7 — Add passenger information, contact information and payment mode.

Step 8 — Select your seat.

Step 9 — Complete payment by following the on-screen instructions.

For online payments — Major credit cards may be used including Mastercard, Visa, JCB & American Express. You can also send your payment through an ATM card with the BancNet logo on it.

For offline payments — You have until the deadline mentioned to send your payment. Carefully read the details for instructions on where and how to send your payment. You can choose to send you payments through these payment centers, if available: 7 Eleven / ECPAY, Meralco Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhuillier, M Lhuillier, One Network Banks, Robinsons Department Store, SM Bills Payment Centers, Asia United Bank (AUB), Banco de Oro (BDO), Philippine National Bank (PNB), & Unionbank.

Step 10 — Print the electronic ticket/itinerary, which will be sent to your email address upon confirmation of your payment. Depending on the airport policy, you may instead show a digital copy of the electronic ticket that you saved on your mobile phone.

How to book on the mobile app

You may book your flights using your mobile phone with Philippine Airlines mobile apps. Available on Android phones and devices (download on Google Play), and iOS/Apple phones and devices (download on Apple Store).

Flying with Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines is the only full-service major airline in the Philippines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is a flag carrier and one of the Philippines’ major airlines. As a full-service airline, PAL stands out from other major airlines in the Philippines, namely Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines, which are both budget airlines.

This airline operates the country’s second widest domestic flight network after Cebu Pacific. PAL and PAL Express serve a combined network of over 33 domestic destinations.

Additionally, the airline serves flights to more than 58 international destinations including major regional cities in Asia and Oceania, and long-haul flights to North America and Europe.

PAL’s flight hubs include Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Cebu-Mactan International Airport. It also serves direct international flights from Kalibo International Airport and direct domestic flights from Iloilo International Airport.

Philippine domestic destinations

Island GroupDestinationsDiscontinued
Hubs & focus citiesCebu, Clark, Davao, Manila, Zamboanga
Luzon (Northern Philippines)Basco (Batanes), Busuanga (Coron), Clark, Laoag, Legazpi, Manila, Masbate, Naga, Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tuguegarao, ViracTablas (Romblon)
Visayas (Central Islands)Bacolod, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan (Boracay), Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran
Mindanao (Southern Islands)Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamiz, Siargao, Surigao, Tawi-Tawi, ZamboangaJolo, Tawi-Tawi

International destinations

Southeast AsiaDestinationsDiscontinued
CambodiaPhnom Penh
IndonesiaBali (Denpasar), Jakarta
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
Singapore
ThailandBangkok
VietnamHanoi, Ho Chi Minh
East AsiaDestinations
ChinaBeijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Quanzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen
Hong Kong
Macau
JapanFukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo (Haneda), Tokyo (Narita)
South KoreaBusan (Pusan), Seoul (Incheon)
TaiwanTaipei
South Asia & Middle EastDestinations
IndiaNew Delhi
Saudi ArabiaDammam, RiyadhJeddah
QatarDoha
United Arab EmiratesDubaiAbu Dhabi
OceaniaDestinations
AustraliaBrisbane, Melbourne, SydneyCairns, Darwin, Perth
CanadaToronto, Vancouver
Papua New GuineaPort Moresby
New ZealandAuckland
United StatesGuam, HonoluluSaipan
North America and EuropeDestinations
United KingdomLondon
United StatesHonolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Fransisco

Before you fly

Redeem free flights on Mabuhay Miles

Mabuhay Miles (mabuhaymiles.com) is Philippine Airlines frequent flyer loyalty/rewards program. Every time you fly with the airlines, you can earn miles, which can be used to redeem free flights or service class upgrades.

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Philippine Airlines call center/ hotlines

You may book your flights by calling their booking hotlines that are available in these locations:

LocationTelephone number
Manila(+63)(2) 855-8888
Cebu(+63)(32) 340-0191
Davao(+63)(82) 287-7788
Laoag(+63)(77) 600-8888
La Union(+63)(72) 687-8098
Bacolod(+63)(34) 458-6888
Dumaguete(+63)(35) 532-9888
Iloilo(+63)(33) 329-9888
Tacloban(+63)(53) 832-9878
Cagayan de Oro(+63)(88) 864-8788
Cotabato(+63)(64) 521-8078
Dipolog(+63)(65) 918-8888
General Santos(+63)(83) 887-9888
Zamboanga(+63)(62) 957-9888
United States and Canada1-800-435-9725
Australia1-300-887-822
United Kingdom(+44)(0) 1293 596680Open 1000H-1900H daily
United Arab Emirates800-0630-0032
Saudi Arabia800-863-0020Open 0800H-1700H