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PAL EX­TENDS ‘READY, SET, BOOK’ PROMO

- Recto Mercene

Flag car­rier Philip­pine Air­lines ( PAL) has an­nounced that its on­go­ing sale strat­egy to lure trav­el­ers with its “Ready, Set, Book!” promo has been ex­tended un­til Novem­ber 29, 2020 “to give travel afi­ciona­dos the chance to avail of these spe­cial rates.”

The promo ini­tially of­fered for the pe­riod from Novem­ber 16 to 22, 2020 pro­vides spe­cial deals for as low as P388 one- way for do­mes­tic flights and $ 99 roundtrip for in­ter­na­tional flights. ( The quoted prices are econ­omy base fares.)

The travel pe­riod is from Jan­uary 10 to Septem­ber 30, 2021 for do­mes­tic flights and Jan­uary 15 to Septem­ber 30, 2021 for in­ter­na­tional flights.

The “Ready, Set, Book!” pro­mo­tion for 2021 travel, along with many other ini­tia­tives of PAL, sup­ports the gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to pro­mote safe travel ex­pe­ri­ences and re­build Philip­pine tourism, as var­i­ous prov­inces and coun­tries grad­u­ally re­open their bor­ders.

Un­der this pro­mo­tion, pas­sen­gers can travel to the flag car­rier’s do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional desti­na­tions with in­creased flex­i­bil­ity. Ticket hold­ers are al­lowed un­lim­ited re­book­ing seven days prior to de­par­ture date. Sub­ject to fare dif­fer­ences, if ap­pli­ca­ble.

In­ter­ested trav­el­ers may book via www.philip­pineair­lines.com or through the PAL mo­bile app, call PAL Reser­va­tions at (+63 2) 88558888 or visit any PAL tick­et­ing of­fice or part­ner travel agent.

PAL fly­ers can be as­sured of a worry- free travel ex­pe­ri­ence un­der the air­line’s multi- lay­ered “New Nor­mal, Same Heart” safety pro­grams and prac­tices that have earned PAL a Top Ten rank­ing among the world’s safest air­lines for Covid- era travel.

The safety pro­to­cols in­clude the use of sig­na­ture per­son­al­ized pro­tec­tive equip­ment ( PPE) by cabin crew, a rig­or­ous dis­in­fec­tion reg­i­men for air­craft be­fore and af­ter ev­ery flight, a high- tech cabin sys­tem that re­freshes cabin air and uses high ef­fi­ciency par­tic­u­late air fil­ters to pro­tect against viruses, bac­te­ria and im­pu­ri­ties with 99.99 per­cent ef­fi­cacy, and mod­i­fi­ca­tions to in­flight food ser­vices and ameni­ties to min­i­mize phys­i­cal con­tact.

PAL re­minds all pas­sen­gers to use face masks and shields for their pro­tec­tion as well.

The flag car­rier re­cently launched its own rapid test poly­merase chain re­ac­tion ( RT- PCR) test­ing fa­cil­ity for de­part­ing pas­sen­gers at its Learn­ing Cen­ter in Manila, with swab test re­sults guar­an­teed within 24 hours.

Since Au­gust, PAL has also been op­er­at­ing a One-stop-shop fa­cil­ity at Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ter­mi­nal 2 to cater to ar­riv­ing nonOFWS and for­eign trav­el­ers, also with a 24-hour test re­sult guar­an­tee. The air­line has part­nered with au­tho­rized pri­vate med­i­cal ser­vice providers for both the de­par­ture and ar­rival test­ing cen­ters.

The car­rier now of­fers reg­u­lar non- stop flights be­tween the Philip­pines and the US, Ja­pan, Canada, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, the UK and In­done­sia along with oc­ca­sional flights to Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Pa­pua New Guinea and other Asia/ Pa­cific coun­tries.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the flag car­rier con­tin­ues to op­er­ate all- cargo flights and spe­cial repa­tri­a­tion ser­vices dur­ing this time of pan­demic.

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