Review of Philippine Airlines flight Singapore Manila in Business

Airline Philippine Airlines
Flight PR 508
Class Business
Seat 1C
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 06 Aug 15, 14:30
Arrival at 06 Aug 15, 18:00
PR 33 reviews
Bargi62
By SILVER 5243
Published on 1st September 2015
French report is here:http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11460.html
Hello English readers.
The routing for this summer trip was as follows:
30/07/15 CDG-AUH B777-300 Etihad,Business http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11344.html
31/07/15 AUH-BKK B777-300 Etihad,Business http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11358.html
03/07/15. BKK-SIN A330 Cathay Pacific,Business http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11444.html
06/08/15 SIN-MNL A330-300 Philippines Airlines,Business YOU ARE HERE
09/08/15 MNL-BKK B777-200 Thai international,Business http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11557.html
13/08/15 BKK-AUH B777-200 Etihad Business http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11739.html
13/08/15 AUH-CDG A340-600 Etihad A340/600,Business http://flight-report.com/fr/report-11876.html

After touring the city-state of Singapour in preparation for her Golden jubilee:
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we are leaving the Fullerton bay hotel to recommend with its central location:
The good view from the pool'terrace
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and here is the view from our room
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Here is a look from the drive to the airport in the Marina Bay area:Tall Trees Singapore Gardens By The Bay
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We arrived at SIN terminal 1
Check-in Business counters are rather empty
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Changi airport has been praised for his design:Mrs Bargi62 is captived by the beautiful orchid gardens

I head to the SATS Premier lounge
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First impression is favorable:
It's a pleasant lounge hanging over the concourse but there are no tarmac view
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It's clean and quiet,not to many people
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There is an area with the main buffet and hot items
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Another small buffet
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Food selection:light,we have recently taken breakfast at the hotel.
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self-service bar
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newspaper
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Clean toilets and showers inside the lounge
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The time had come for boarding
Gate C20 to Manila
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Shot of our plane:
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a neighbour
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Boarding is called with respect of priority
Elegant looking of the cabin,bright,equipped with Sogerma seats:

The seat pitch is very decent
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Details of the seat,pillow,seat controls,power ports
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safety-card
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the choice of food

welcome drink
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oshibori
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wifi access on board
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push back was on time
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take-off and overflight of Singapour's Bay

winglet
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There is no IFE but a screen tablet will be distributed.
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and now lunch with starter:great,very fresh
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and I really enjoyed the main course
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coffee:i's not possible to have an expresso
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leg space with flat-bed Sogerma seats:very comfortable.
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Stormy weather over Philippines Islands and Manila

beautiful red colour of the sky
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landing:We really feel like in the North of France;)
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Arrival at Manila Ninoy Aquino International airport: a bigbazard

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Verdict

Philippine Airlines

8.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering8.5

SATS Premier Lounge

6.9/10
Comfort7.0
Meal/catering7.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Services7.0

Singapore - SIN

9.8/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.5
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Manila - MNL

4.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access4.0
Services4.0
Cleanliness4.0

Conclusion

A great first experience on PR and we have a pleasant surprise with this flight .
nice crew,very friendly.
Sogerma seats are very comfortable with plenty of storage.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Manila (MNL)

5 Comments

  • Comment 150500 by
    Benoit75008 7313 Comments

    Thanks for this report,

    Nice services onboard.Anyway PR should improve standard a bit.

    Wish to see MNL bonus on the next report!

  • Comment 150510 by
    eminere™ 274 Comments

    It is astounding that the IFE is not built into the seat. This immediately recalls low cost carriers.

    The seat is an interesting product, with one passenger lower and closer to the floor and the other higher, with feet meeting in the middle.

  • Comment 150564 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Thanks for taking the time to share this report on PR with the English community!

    I’ve always been intrigued by the PR A333 that comes to NGO, but haven’t found a viable reason to go to MNL. The cabin doesn’t look too bad visually, but I’ve never been a fan of this “tiered” Sogerma seat. Is this a new cabin? I always thought PR used angle lie-flat seats.

    For a regional flight, catering looks acceptable. The bag of mixed nuts is KE-esque. Presentation of the starter on the banana leaf is a nice touch although I'd expect more than two small shrimp. You declined the dessert?

    The tablet IFE looks small, and I always dislike them since they don’t contain the moving map. Overall, a decent offering from PR. Room for improvement, but comparable to the mainland Chinese carriers is probably good enough for their niche market.

    Great photos on arrival in MNL.

  • Comment 150632 by
    Chibcha 441 Comments

    Great photos, PR's product doesn't seem nothing extraordinary on the hard product, but the food looks good.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 150828 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5529 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this exotic report on a unique Business class hard product. As far as I know only Royal Air Maroc and Philippines have this Sogerma seat. The seat looks pretty nice overall, but it is weird to have one passengers legs cross over the other in bed mode. Although it is a smart use of space to create a denser configuration while keeping a good amount of personal space. Very nice pics. Thanks for sharing!

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