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Philippine Airlines dilemma

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Philippine Airlines dilemma

I think I would have to avoid PAL for the next 2 months after reading this news. I am keeping my fingers crossed as I have a regional flight with PAL next month --> …yahoo.com/philippine-airlines-cuts-flights-…

If you have a business meeting to catch or important function to attend I think you should rethink on taking Philippine Airlines for the next 2 months.

Edited: 25 September 2011, 09:51
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11. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

There are conflicting reports that PAL will be sold soon. If ever this pushes through, I do hope it's for the better. For whatever it's worth, the prospective buyer's known to turn things around.

…inquirer.net/20683/pangilinan-deep-in-talks…

Edited: 26 September 2011, 16:58
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12. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

I don't know how will he operate a low cost carrier (Air Asia Philippines) at the same time revive an ailing legacy carrier.

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13. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

@kegler...I don't think he's involved with Air Asia Phils. He chairs PLDT though which used to be owned by one of the local partners (Tonyboy) in Air Asia Phils.

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14. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

Ok that's good. I thought that he is one of the major stockholders of Air Asia Philippines.

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15. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

Oops, as the saying goes: Houston, we have a problem....

PAL just went on strike today.

…inquirer.net/21643/pal-cancels-flights-due-…

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16. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

Oh no, I hope everything would be settled today. If you check PAL's web site for flight status it just stated there that flights "not yet departed" instead of "cancelled."

So I thought that rescheduling of flights is the worst that could happen. Tsk tsk tsk.

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17. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

Strike....and it is expected to last...

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18. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

Those employees who participated in the strike would be replaced by new recruits from an outsourced provider starting October 1. I will surely miss my favorite check-in counter agent. I always look for him and he would gladly check me in even though he is stationed in the Business Class counter and I am only traveling Economy.

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19. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

IMO, good riddance, PALEA. They don't know they are the ones that is dragging the airline down. Several months back, I asked pointblank the check in counter PAL personnel if Cebpac, Zest, Air and even Cathay Pacific if their counterparts are directly employed. He answered, NO, they are all outsourced, withonly a few on the supervisor level that are directly employed. So why insist, I asked? He merely shrugged. It shows the malaise or the lack of concern already by these people.

As always, my very good friends' trip to Macau was affected. Their Manila-Macau flight today got cancelled, and their Ceb-Mla flight is ubber delayed. After a lot of pressure exerted on my friends' part, they are diverted on CX's Ceb-HK flight, and were promised that their ferry ride from HK-Macau will be reimbursed upon their return. Compare this to other local airlines when their flight sked gets screwed, I'd say this is a very good deal. Kudos to PAL.

Also, I estimate half of the flights fly out today, on time and/or delayed. Around half is still cancelled.

Edited: 28 September 2011, 04:10
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20. Re: Philippine Airlines dilemma

Oops, sorry, I meant as expected, not AS ALWAYS