The best way to start an early morning flight is with a bowl of hot chicken arroz caldo from Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Lounge.
I was so happy to ride in Philippine Airlines’ 777-300ER which was quite comfortable even in economy. Welcome additions like a cup holder, bag hook and usb port were much appreciated.
I suddenly thought the chair and amenities seemed familiar and I remembered the flight I took on Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A330-300 which had almost the same exact features and this was way back in 2009!
Finally an entertainment system where you can choose what you want to watch and pause when you want. I even played a couple of games of Bejeweled.
For breakfast I chose the pork asado which came with Red Ribbon’s cinnamon roll and a bonus mini moon cake.
The pork asado was tender and had a sweet sauce. Quite good and edible specially for airplane food.
This was the almost empty second section of economy. I think not even half of the plane was occupied.
I don’t like the 2-3-2 seating on business class. I much prefer a 2-2-2 layout.
I think only one person sat in business class that flight.
Don’t you just love the bathroom in Hong Kong’s airport? When will we ever have toilet seat cleaner in our bathrooms in Manila?
Our flight back to Manila was in a much smaller plane which still wasn’t full. I was lucky enough not to have a seat mate.
The pork steak had a good peppery flavor but the meat was a bit tough probably because of the total absence of fat on the pork. In a way that was a good thing too.
Dessert was Red Ribbon’s moist banana cake. Overall I’m still happy with the food served by Philippine Airlines unlike other airlines that serve yucky stuffed bread for their meals.