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PAL 3-Day Advance Purchase Promo Fares

NEW ALL-IN 3 DAYS ADVANCE PURCHASE PROMO ONE WAY FARES (WAP) ON PAL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS. Exclusive of Aviation Security fee

Selling Period: 18 August Until Further Notice
Travelling Period: 16 October 2009 Until Further Notice

LUZON

Flights between MANILA and LAOAG for PHP 1,488
Flights between MANILA and LEGAZPI for PHP 1,198
Flights between MANILA and PUERTO PRINCESA for PHP 2,088

VISAYAS

Flights between MANILA and ROXAS for PHP 1,488

Flights between MANILA and BACOLOD, CEBU, DUMAGUETE, ILOILO, KALIBO
TACLOBAN and TAGBILARAN for PHP 1,698

MINDANAO

Flights between MANILA and BUTUAN, CAGAYAN DE ORO, COTABATO, DAVAO
DIPOLOG, GENERAL SANTOS, OZAMIZ and ZAMBOANGA for PHP 2,688

New promo fare!

Flights between Cebu and Davao for PHP1,488. Effective for sale and ticketing 22 August 2009 and for travel effective 01 September 2009

Because you deserve a better deal! Promo applies to PAL services only.

For bookings, call PAL Reservations in Manila: (02) 855-8888, Cebu: (032) 340-0191, Davao: (082) 222-0366 or your travel agent or book and buy through www.philippineairlines.com

Conditions for travel:

Valid for one way or roundtrip travel on economy class
Limited seats only on this fare
Go show/Open dated is not allowed
Reservations and Ticketing must be made at least 3 days before departure. Confirmed booking is required
Rebooking-PHP600 per coupon. Any change in booking need to comply with 3 days advance purchase requirements
Refund-PHP600 per transaction
No Mileage Accruals
Valid only for sale in the Philippines

PAL-Hilton Cebu Promo

Avail of our irresistible package promo in Cebu and stay at world-renowned Hilton Cebu Resort and Spa.

Also enjoy Philippine Airlines' world class terminal. Relax in our spacious seats. And experience our renowned in-flight service and on-board entertainment.

Package Price For As Low As PHP 8,888

For booking and inquiries, call PAL Tours Hotline in Manila at (632) 855-7777 and Cebu (032) 340-0191.


Package Inclusions:

Round Trip Airfare on Fiesta (Economy) class
3D/2N stay in Hilton Cebu Resort and Spa
Free buffet breakfast on the second day onwards
Free one (1) wine bottle
Free airport-hotel-airport transfers
Free Shuttle Service between Hotel and Cebu City*
20% Discount on Food & Beverage and Spa
Package Price is inclusive of VAT but exclusive of Terminal Fee and Aviation Security Fee (ASF)
*From Hotel to SM Mall & Ayala Mall - 10:00am; 2:00pm; 5:30pm
SM to Hotel - 10:45am; 2:45pm; 6:30pm
Ayala to Hotel - 11:15am; 3:15pm; 7:00pm

Conditions for travel

Application:

This promotion is valid for sale and travel from 08 August 2009 until 07 August 2010
Purchase of PAL-Hilton Package is limited to PAL Philippine-based ticket offices only
Hotel segment cannot be sold separately
This package is valid only with a Manila-Cebu-Manila itinerary

Reservations, Payment and Ticketing:

Passenger may secure booking through PAL Reservations Office or Ticket Office
Confirmed reservation is required
Valid for sale in the Philippines only
The package price is non-refundable
Change in hotel segment is permitted at least six (6) days before departure date
Changes in flight schedule are permitted subject to applicable rules and conditions. Penalties apply
If passenger is unable to check-in on day one, the airport-hotel transfer shall be provided and the remaining days are reserved
Passenger may still avail of the promo one to five days before departure date subject to flight and hotel availability. Bookings made within this period are final

Hotel Details:

Maximum occupancy in a room without extra bed:

two (2) adults and one (1) child or
two (2) adults
Maximum occupancy in a room with extra bed:

three (3) adults or
two (2) adults and two (2) children or
one (1) adult and three (3) children
First child (below 12yrs old) sharing with two (2) adults requiring no extra bed is free of charge. Extra bed charges apply for second child sharing with two (2) adults
A child sharing with one (1) adult in the same room will be charged corresponding adult hotel rate
Check-in time: 1400H; check-out time: 1200H

Blackout Dates (subject to change without prior notice)
HOTEL
From 28 December 2009 to 02 January 2010, 14 to 17 February 2010, 01-03 April 2010
FLIGHT Manila to Cebu
From 18 to 25 December 2009, 13 to 17 January 2010
FLIGHT Cebu to Manila
From 02 to 09 January, 17 to 21 January 2010
Miscellaneous Provision:
Earning of Mabuhay Miles is subject to the fare condition

Entry Credit: http://www.philippineairlines.com

USA to Manila Promo

From Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas to Manila USD788 (ALL-IN) Fare. Exclusive of Government taxes

Sale and Ticketing: 20 August to 02 September 2009 only
Travel: 16 September to 30 November 2009 (outbound travel)

Hurry Book now! Limited seats only! For booking and inquiries, log-on to www.philippineairlines.com or call your travel agent in the USA.

Conditions of Travel:


Valid for round trip travel on fiesta (economy) class
Minimum 3 days and maximum 1 month stay
Tickets must be issued on/after 20 August and on/before 02 September 2009
Confirmed reservations are required for all sectors
Tickets must be issued within 72 hours after reservations are made

Rebooking permitted at a charge of USD 200 per segment. Rerouting and endorsement are not permitted

Refund is permitted at a charge of USD 300
Government taxes are refundable subject to standard refund service fee
No child/infant discount
Mileage accrual: 25% miles

Entry Credit: www.philippineairlines.com

PAL to cut workforce and flights amid losses

MANILA - After incurring a $301.4-million loss at end-March, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will take drastic measures of right-sizing its workforce and reducing flight capacity to match demand in order to survive the crisis plaguing the global aviation industry.

In a statement, PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista said the company will offer early retirement packages for its employees to reduce costs.

“We are currently reviewing our entire organizational set-up. We want to make PAL lean and mean so it will be agile and flexible enough to adapt to the new economic climate," he said, noting that "extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures."

At present, manpower accounts for 18% of PAL's total expenses and the company wants to reduce this to close to single-digit level, according to Bautista.

Bautista refused to say how many of PAL's over 8,000 employees will be retired, noting that they will be able to come up with a number in about 2 weeks.

Apart from cutting workforce, Bautista said PAL will also realign its capacity in favor of the domestic market due to the weakness in its long-haul operations, particularly to the US, where the financial crisis began.

He said they will cut total capacity by 7% starting this month until March 2010, effectively reducing flights to the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

For instance, he said flights to Los Angeles are now down to 7 from 9 a week while flights to Australia have been reduced to 5 from 7 a week.

But he stressed that such moves "will no way infringe on our safety compliance and standards."

"We are eyeing new destinations either through charters or regular scheduled operations. We also expect to take delivery of our brand new and fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ERs and we are in the final stages of refurbishing our current fleet of widebodied aircraft to feature a bi-class configuration, new seats and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. All these being done to better serve our customers,” he added.

Recently, abs-cbnNEWS.com received a letter from one of its readers about PAL's cost-cutting measures. The reader, who claimed to be an employee of the airline's Network Management and Telecommunication Services department, said they were being urged to take a one-week leave per month without pay starting August 17.

Entry Credit: ABS-CBN
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