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   #76 out of 93 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 42 reviews
By SILVER 5482
Published on 1st September 2015
French report is here:
Hello English readers.
The routing for this summer trip was as follows:
30/07/15 CDG-AUH B777-300 Etihad,Business
31/07/15 AUH-BKK B777-300 Etihad,Business
03/07/15. BKK-SIN A330 Cathay Pacific,Business
06/08/15 SIN-MNL A330-300 Philippines Airlines,Business YOU ARE HERE
09/08/15 MNL-BKK B777-200 Thai international,Business
13/08/15 BKK-AUH B777-200 Etihad Business
13/08/15 AUH-CDG A340-600 Etihad A340/600,Business

After touring the city-state of Singapour in preparation for her Golden jubilee:
photo L1130945photo L1130842photo L1130913
we are leaving the Fullerton bay hotel to recommend with its central location:
The good view from the pool'terrace
photo IMG_0917photo L1130923
and here is the view from our room
photo L1130839
Here is a look from the drive to the airport in the Marina Bay area:Tall Trees Singapore Gardens By The Bay
photo L1130986
We arrived at SIN terminal 1
Check-in Business counters are rather empty
photo L1130990photo L1130991
Changi airport has been praised for his design:Mrs Bargi62 is captived by the beautiful orchid gardens

I head to the SATS Premier lounge
photo L1140002photo L1140003
First impression is favorable:
It's a pleasant lounge hanging over the concourse but there are no tarmac view
photo L1140004

It's clean and quiet,not to many people
photo L1140005
There is an area with the main buffet and hot items
photo IMG_1014photo L1140009photo L1140010
Another small buffet
photo L1140006photo L1140007photo L1140008
Food selection:light,we have recently taken breakfast at the hotel.
photo L1140016
self-service bar
photo L1140011
photo L1140012

Clean toilets and showers inside the lounge
photo L1140013photo L1140014photo L1140015

The time had come for boarding
Gate C20 to Manila
photo L1140018
Shot of our plane:
photo L1140020photo L1140021photo L1140022
a neighbour
photo L1140023photo L1140024

Boarding is called with respect of priority
Elegant looking of the cabin,bright,equipped with Sogerma seats:

The seat pitch is very decent
photo L1140027
Details of the seat,pillow,seat controls,power ports
photo L1140030photo L1140048
photo L1140031
the choice of food

welcome drink
photo L1140038
photo L1140040
wifi access on board
photo L1140039
push back was on time
photo L1140041
take-off and overflight of Singapour's Bay

photo L1140045
There is no IFE but a screen tablet will be distributed.
photo L1140049photo L1140050photo L1140051
and now lunch with starter:great,very fresh
photo L1140052photo L1140054photo L1140055
and I really enjoyed the main course
photo L1140056
coffee:i's not possible to have an expresso
photo L1140058
leg space with flat-bed Sogerma seats:very comfortable.
photo L1140059
Stormy weather over Philippines Islands and Manila

beautiful red colour of the sky
photo L1140168
landing:We really feel like in the North of France;)
photo L1140072photo L1140074photo L1140075
Arrival at Manila Ninoy Aquino International airport: a bigbazard

thank you for following this report.
See more


Philippine Airlines

Cabin crew9.0

SATS Premier Lounge


Singapore - SIN


Manila - MNL



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)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 15 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Singapore (SIN) → Manila (MNL).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.6/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 3 heures et 36 minutes.

  More information


If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !
  • Comment 150500 by
    Benoit75008 7246 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™ 272 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 GOLD 1917 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 SILVER 527 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 6359 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!

Login to post a comment.