HomePhilippine Airlines (PAL) Promo & Booking Tips for First-Timers (2017 Update) By Marcos Detourist. Updated on January 2, 2017.How to book the cheap flights on Philippine Airlines? Read must-know tips on promo fares, seat sales, and online booking.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.Get StartedPhilippine Airlines, known widely 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 periodsThe 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 generally higher service quality.They are also the best choice for routes not flown by other airlines including domestic flights to Batanes.And international flights to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & London.Where to find the latest promo fares?Philippine Airlines social media accounts — The best place to find promo updates is the airlines’ Facebook account.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.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.Philippine Airlines website — Nearly all promo fares are posted on philippineairlines.com. You can find the latest announcement on the “Promos” page.How to view the latest promos on the airline websiteStep 1 — philippineairlines.com. Almost all sale alerts & announcements are posted on Philippine Airlines’ official website and social media accounts.Step 2 — Visit the “promos” / “special offers page.” Here you will find a list of links to each announcement with details on discounted prices, fare conditions, where to book, and other important information.Pro tip — Change the country/language settings to see announcements on country-specific versions of the site.That’s it! You may 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.Subscribe to promo alertsSign-up to Philippine Airlines’s newsletter & follow the airlines’ social media accounts to make sure you don’t miss the next promo update.Search airfare comparison sitesThese sites let you check & compare fares from multiple airlines in one search.Start your search on Momondo, Dohop, Wego or see all airfare comparison sites.Check cheap flights on similar airlinesDon’t forget to check cheap flights & seat sales offered by other airlines that fly similar routes.Including Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, and TigerAir as well as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, & Jetstar, and other airlines.Before you bookRead promo details & conditions carefullyPromo 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 ClassIs the fare for a one-way or roundtrip (return) ticket?Booking channel where the promo can be availed.Promo code, if available.Check availability and book onlineIf a promo may be booked online, the best way to check if they are available is to do a flight search directly on their official website or mobile app.The process of booking promo flights should be the almost same as booking regular flights. Make sure to read special conditions on the announcement to confirm this.Keep in mind that they also offer promo fares that are not available for booking online and can only be availed when attending special events such as travel expos.Book directly with the airlineDepending 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 basisBefore 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, you may follow these tips to confirm whether a promo is fake 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 faresPhilippine Airlines usually advertises “all-in” fares on their sale announcement. The all-in fare is the lowest fare that may be booked and already includes the base fare, airport fees, and government taxes. It does not include optional add-ons like check-in baggage, meals, travel insurance and may not include fees and taxes charged on departure from certain airports.Where to find promo codes & coupons?Promo and coupon codes should be included in the announcement along with other important details.Promos may be booked without a credit cardIn addition to credit cards, PAL also accepts payment using selected ATM cards and offline over-the-counter at authorized payment centers.How to Book Philippine Airlines Flights & PromoPhilippine 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 websiteStep 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 under the “Book a Flight” tab on the homepage and on the flight search page (link). Select your destinations (origin & arrival airports), travel dates, cabin class (all classes or business class), passenger details, promo code (if available).Promo codes may be announced during seat sales, promotions, or special deals. Learn more by reading our guide on Philippine Airlines Promo or check our 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 that it matches your planned departure and arrival.Step 3 — Click the “Search Flights” or “Search” button to proceed to 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 two-way 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 upper right corner of the flight results to view airfares on previous or later 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 “Next” button to proceed to the next page.Step 6 — Carefully read the fare conditions. Here are some important conditions that you may want to review and double-check:Flight destinations, routes, and seat classFlight dates, departure, and arrival timesAirport terminals on departure, arrival, and connecting flightsFare breakdownCheck-in and hand carry baggage allowanceIs the ticket refundable, re-bookable, or transferrable? If yes, how much would it cost?Step 7 — Select flight add-ons. Choose your check-in baggage allowance for each flight. You should purchase this now, if needed, to avoid more expensive overweight baggage fees at the airport. Travel insurance is automatically added on this page. Uncheck the box if you do not want to purchase it for your flight.Step 8 — Agree to fare conditions by clicking the box under the agreement section if you agree to the terms & conditions posted.Step 9 — Select payment method whether you want to send your payment online or offline (through payment centers or PAL ticket offices). The payment method is only displayed if you un-checked the option to purchase the travel insurance.Step 10 — Click the “Next” button to proceed to the next page.Step 11 — Enter passenger and contact details. Review all details to make sure you typed them correctly. The email address you provide is where you will receive your electronic place ticket from Philippine Airlines so make sure it is active.Step 12 — Select payment mode (for online payments only). You can purchase your flight through major credit cards, BancNet ATM Cards, or Alipay.Step 13 — Select your seat in advance (optional) by clicking on the “Choose your Seats” button. An extra fee is charged if you want to include this option.Step 14 — Click the “Proceed to Payment” button to go to the next page. If you chose to pay offline, click on the “Proceed to Hold” button.Step 15 — Send your 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 ATM cards that have 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, Meralco Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhuillier, ECPAY, M Lhuillier, Robinsons Department Store, SM Shopping Centers, Asia United Bank (AUB), Banco de Oro (BDO), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Unionbank (PNB)Step 16 — Wait for the confirmation message, which will be sent to your email address.Step 17 — Print your electronic ticket, which will be sent to your email address upon confirmation of your payment. Depending on the airport policy, you may instead show a copy of the electronic ticket that you saved on your mobile phone.Step 18 — Present your electronic ticket at the airport upon flight check-in.All guests must present a valid photo ID upon check-in. If you paid for the ticket using a credit card and the credit card holder is not present during check-in (if you used a credit card not under your name, for example), you may be required to present a photocopy of the (1) credit card used in the transaction and (2) valid photo ID of the card holder. You may not be allowed to check-in and board your flight in case you fail to present these documents.How to book on mobile appYou may book your flights using your mobile phone using the myPAL mobile app. This option is available on Android phones (download on Google Play).Flying with Philippine AirlinesPhilippine Airlines is the only full-service major airline in the PhilippinesPhilippine Airlines (PAL) is a flag carrier and one of the Philippines’ major airlines. It serves over 30 domestic destinations and more than 40 international destinations including routes that are not flown by other 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.PAL’s flight hubs include Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Cebu-Mactan International Airport. It also serves direct international flights from Kakibo International Airport and direct domestic flights from Iloilo International Airport.Destinations & RoutesPAL operates a wide flight network within and beyond the PhilippinesPhilippine airlines flies to all major airports in the Philippines. This airline operates the country’s second widest domestic flight network after Cebu Pacific.Aside from operating an extensive Philippine domestic flight network, Philippine Airlines also flies to major regional cities in Asia and Oceania, and long-haul flights to North America and Europe. The combined flight network of both airlines includes over 20 Philippine domestic destinations, and 30 international destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Australia.Philippine domestic destinationsIsland GroupDestinationsLuzon (Northern Philippines)Basco (Batanes), Coron-Busuanga, Laoag, Legazpi, Manila, Masbate, Naga, Puerto Princesa, TuguegaraoVisayas (Central Islands)Bacolod, Calbayog, Catarman, Boracay-Caticlan, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Roxas, Tablas (Romblon), Tacloban, TagbilaranMindanao (Southern Islands)Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Jolo, Ozamiz, Surigao, Tawi-Tawi, ZamboangaInternational destinationsSoutheast AsiaDestinationsIndonesiaBali-Denpasar, JakartaSingaporeThailandBangkokVietnamHo Chi MinhEast AsiaDestinationsChinaBeijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, XiamenHong KongMacauJapanFukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-NaritaSouth KoreaBusan-Pusan, Seoul-IncheonTaiwanTaipeiMiddle EastDestinationsKuwaitSaudi ArabiaDammam, Jeddah, RiyadhQuatarDohaUnited Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi, DubaiOceaniaDestinationsAustraliaBrisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, SydneyDiscontinued: PerthCanadaToronto, VancouverPapua New GuineaPort MoresbyNew ZealandAucklandUnited StatesGuam, Honolulu, SaipanNorth America and EuropeDestinationsUnited KingdomLondonUnited StatesLos Angeles, New York, San FransiscoRoutes not served by other airlinesPAL stands out with these special distinctions and unique routes that you should know if you’re planning to travel to these destinations:Domestic flights within the Philippines. It’s the only major PH airline that serves regularly scheduled commercial flights on these routes:Manila — Basco, BatanesManila — MasbateManila — Calbayog and Catarman in Samar IslandManila — Tablas, RomblonInternational flights to/from the Philippines. It’s the only major PH airline that serves regularly scheduled commercial flights on these routes:Manila — Tokyo-Haneda, Japan. Cebu Pacific also serves flights to nearby Narita International Airport but Philippine Airlines is the only PH airline that serves direct flights to Haneda, located nearer to Tokyo City Center.Manila — Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaIt serves the most number of routes between the Philippines and Oceania, especially Australia:Manila — Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, and Melbourne in AustraliaManila — Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaManila — Auckland, New ZealandIt’s the only major PH airline that serves long-haul flights to Europe and North America:Manila — London, United KingdomManila — Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, and San Fransisco in the USManila — Toronto and Vancouver in CanadaBefore you flySafe and reliable PH airlinePhilippine Airlines is a generally safe airline to fly with. Passengers can expect to enjoy better services compared to Philippine-based budget airlines like Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines.Here are sites that you can read for airline and passenger reviews:SkytraxAirlineratings.comRedeem free flights on Mabuhay MilesMabuhay 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.Get in touchOn Social MediaFacebookTwitterInstagramPhilippine Airlines call center/ hotlinesYou may book your flights by calling their booking hotlines that are available in these locations:LocationTelephone numberManila(+63)(2) 855-8888Cebu(+63)(32) 340-0191Davao(+63)(82) 287-7788Laoag(+63)(77) 600-8888La Union(+63)(72) 687-8098Bacolod(+63)(34) 458-6888Dumaguete(+63)(35) 532-9888Iloilo(+63)(33) 329-9888Tacloban(+63)(53) 832-9878Cagayan de Oro(+63)(88) 864-8788Cotabato(+63)(64) 521-8078Dipolog(+63)(65) 918-8888General Santos(+63)(83) 887-9888Zamboanga(+63)(62) 957-9888United States and Canada1-800-435-9725Australia1-300-887-822United Kingdom(+44)(0) 1293 596680Open 1000H-1900H dailyUnited Arab Emirates800-0630-0032Saudi Arabia800-863-0020Open 0800H-1700HPhilippine Airlines booking officesLocationTelephone numberPhilippinesClick hereInternationalClick hereSee moreHow to Book Cheap FlightsPhilippines Travel GuideHow to Book Cheap Flights in the PhilippinesPhilippine Airlines PromoCebu Pacific PromoDon’t leave yet. 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