Busi­ness Class to Bangkok?

What’s new when trav­el­ing Philip­pine Air­lines

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Des­ti­na­tion: Bangkok. With the city’s high tourist ar­rival, Su­varn­ab­humi Air­port is one of the busiest air­ports in the world.

Pic­ture thou­sands of vis­i­tors de­plan­ing from dif­fer­ent parts of the globe on a daily ba­sis then try to imagine how long the queue on the im­mi­gra­tion sec­tion is. Not a good sit­u­a­tion to be in af­ter a long flight from Davao.

Now, how to go around this episode? Easy, fly Philip­pine Air­lines’ Busi­ness Class or Pre­mium Econ­omy. The flag car­rier will make your en­try to the Big Mango eas­ier and quicker so you can sa­vor that Pad Thai or hit the shop­ping malls right away.

But first, ex­pe­ri­ence the ease of a con­nect­ing flight from Davao to Bangkok. Pre­mium Econ­omy and Busi­ness Class pas­sen­gers have a des­ig­nated check-in lane, no long queues here. They get ac­cess to the Mabuhay Lounge (and to that re­ally good rice por­ridge the Mabuhay Lounge is so pop­u­lar for) and get to board the plane at their con­ve­nience.

What’s nice about fly­ing PAL all the way to Bangkok is you get to check thru. Mean­ing no claim­ing of lug­gage mid­way through the jour­ney and check­ing in again. Imagine the has­sle that it can cause. Plus, you don't have to change ter­mi­nals. All you have to do is walk to the In­ter­na­tional De­par­ture gate and flash that board­ing pass is­sued to you in Davao. You can wait for the board­ing an­nounce­ment at the PAL Manila Mabuhay Lounge and have a sec­ond serv­ing of rice por­ridge.

In the Busi­ness Class or Pre­mium Econ­omy sec­tion of the plane, your three hour travel to Bangkok will be in truly com­fort­able—a wide seat that re­clines, spa­cious legroom that any Me­lanie Mar­quezish pas­sen­ger (Read: lon­g­legged per­son) will give a nod of ap­proval to, chef­con­cep­tu­al­ized hot meal with your choice of drink to match, and an en­ter­tain­ment con­sole that will play your movie or mu­sic on de­mand. Oh, you get free Wi-Fi up in the sky, too.

Have you been on board the re­con­fig­ured A330300 plane? The Pre­mium Econ­omy seats are di­vine but the Busi­ness Class seats are heav­enly! On any of these seats, you’d think three hours is just too short a ride.

So what else is new? PAL has an­other perk that will make every Busi­ness Class and Pre­mium Econ­omy pas­sen­ger smile. Re­mem­ber I told you about the long lines at the Thai Im­mi­gra­tion? You, dear pas­sen­ger, can “cut the line”, so to speak, in a le­git way.

On­board PAL, Busi­ness Class and Pre­mium Econ­omy pas­sen­gers will be handed a Pre­mium Lane pass each. This means you have ac­cess to the Pri­or­ity Lane Sec­tion of the Thai Im­mi­gra­tion re­served for diplo­mats, of­fi­cials, air­line crew, etc. This area is set apart from the “reg­u­lar” im­mi­gra­tion sec­tion, where the lines stretch to king­dom come.

This new perk is an as­sur­ance that you get cleared in a jiffy so you can have your fa­vorite Thai food ahead of the oth­ers.

Head­ing back home, you go through the same process with ease. Your com­fort and con­ve­nience cov­ered to and from Bangkok, just #fly­PAL.

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The PAL Manila Mabuhay Lounge

Wide seats and gen­er­ous legroom of the Pre­mium Econ­omy seats in the re­con­fig­ured A330-300 PAL plane.

Mi­randa Pri­estly wants my PAL Busi­ness Class hot meal. That's all.

This is new - ac­cess to Pre­mium Lane of the Thai Im­mi­gra­tions ex­clu­sive to PAL Busi­ness Class & Pre­mium econ­omy pas­sen­gers

Look! No long lines here at the Pre­mium Lane of the Thai Im­mi­gra­tion

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