Last March I went to Melbourne, Australia with my friends. We took Philippine Airlines since it’s the fastest way to get there. The direct flight took a mere 8 hours. Because I used my mileage and flew on business class going to Melbourne and economy back to Manila.
I had enough miles to fly on business class all the way but they said there wasn’t any allocation left on the Manila leg yet the business class section was half empty that flight. I also got to ride on two different planes since nobody knows what plane Philippine Airlines will actually use until the day of your trip.
This is the business class seat of PAL’s B777-300ER. The interiors were newer and more comfortable than on the A300-300 we took back to Manila. The economy seats on this plane had individual screens on the back of each seat.
A couple of hours before landing we were served a light breakfast. I didn’t like the cold meats that were too salty so I just ate the cheese with the ensaymada and the couscous salad filled with lots of dried fruit.
shaved roast beef with fiesta ham, fruit couscous salad and cheese
The ensaymada on a previous flight was yummier.
On the way back to Manila I was in economy class which I didn’t mind since I sat on the side with two seats and the seat next to me was empty. Notice there wasn’t any video screens on the back of the seats. This plane is an A330-300 if I’m not mistaken.
For our snack before landing we were given a roast beef panini with onions and tasty cheese. I swear that’s what was written on the bag. It doesn’t look appetizing but it was quite palatable. Even the tasty cheese.
roast beef panini with onions and tasty cheese
Watch our for my posts on my trip to Melbourne.