After a month long hiatus, a few tweaks on my blog theme, and fighting the jet lag, I’m back to blogging regularly! If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you’ll know I’ve recently been to Europe with my family. It was a dream come true and with that came with over 10,000+ photos and videos to go through, choose the best, post-proess, etc. It’s a lot of work but I’m really excited to start sharing them with all of you! Annnnnd to kick off my series of posts on Europe I’ll be doing a quick write up about my family and I’s experience flying with Philippine Airlines as we head to London, England.
Check-in was a breeze, no line (although we got there fairly early), and the staff were all pretty nice. In my opinion Terminal 2 is much better than Terminal 3 however I haven’t been back since the renovation so who knows???
Dream come true!!! I was too excited, already taking a bunch of photos just at the airport alone. Haha! Can never have too many photos right? (Random Travel Tip: Bring extra SD cards!)
YASSSSSSSSSS! Free Wifi!!!
This is the inside of the terminal with all the gates. It’s pretty decent, nothing special. A lot of seats, charging stations, computers for use, tvs and places to eat. The food choices are pretty minimal, probably about 6 or 7 to choose from? I can’t remember but we just bought sandwiches (expensive sandwiches), but it’s an airport so expect everything to have a huge markup.
After a couple of hours, we finally boarded! The flight attendants were cheery and nice and they directed us to our seats. The plane was clean and the seats were comfortable (2 seats on the left and right, 4 seats in the middles). Pillows and blankets were already in our seats when we came.
Routine checks done and we were ready for take off. There was traffic in the air so we were delayed and waiting in line for about an hour and a half but hey traffic is traffic.
Finally we’re in the air and look at that beautiful view!!! I love windows seats. Unfortunately, we didn’t get window seats BUT luckily it wasn’t a full flight so there were a fair few seats still available. As soon as the seat belt light went off I went to find a window seat. Haha! Found 2 available seats, which made the 15 hour flight much more bearable as I could lie down as oppose to pushing my seat back.
I remember as soon as I sat down in my seat I noticed that there were no screens on the back of the seats and I thought, “Ommmmyyyy, how will I survive this 15 hour flight!” Hahaha! I realized I over-reacted a bit because as soon as the plane was 14,000 ft high and stable, the PAL crew started handing out mini iPads!
All mini iPads came with a nice blue case and white earphones. The iPad holds all the movies, tv shows, games and music. So much better than having the screens on the seats since you can watch or play games while lying down.
Of course we were also given our over-night packs. Consisting of all the usual things: socks, eye mask, tooth brush and tooth paste.
First meal of the flight, dinner! Potchero with rice, side salad, bread and butter, dried mangoes and goldilocks pudding (So good! Why don’t they sell this in the stores?!) Maybe I’m bias since I love Filipino food, but of all the airlines I’ve been on, PAL still serves the best in-flight food.
A few hours in to the flight we were also given snacks. Slice of cake and two yummy hot dog bread things. Haha! We also had breakfast but I forgot to take a photo, I think I was just really hungry and it didn’t cross my mind. It was good though!
15 hours later… we finally arrived in London! It was cold and rainy and apparently there was a storm that night. We landed around 11 pm, but more on that in another post! Overall, it was a pleasant, hassle-free 15 hour flight with Philippine Airlines. If you’re planning to travel to London, a direct flight with PAL would be your best bet.
Thanks Philippine Airlines! Mabuhay!