Philippine Airlines is upgrading its North American and European routes with the airline’s brand new A350. Starting with New York in July and followed by London, passengers on these long haul routes will experience an enhanced in-flight product. The tri-class A350-900 will feature 30 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 241 economy seats.
As a major upgrade to the business class cabin, the seats are now in a 1-2-1 configuration providing every passenger with direct aisle access. These Vantage XL Seats have a pitch of 44 inches and a width of 23-24 inches. The seat reclines to fully-flat measuring 78 inches in length. It includes an air cushion to adjust seat firmness, a lumbar massage feature, additional storage for personal items and power ports.
The cabin follows the design footprint that LIFT Strategic Design created for their upgraded A330s. All seats on the Airbus A350 have personal TV screens with dual screen functionality. Passengers can pair their screens with their mobile device via the myPAL Player app to select content to be displayed on the screen or track the flight’s progress through the Flight Map. High-speed Wi-Fi is offered free for all passengers (subject to time and volume caps), with affordable renewal plans.
The premium economy class cabin has 24 seats on a 2-4-2 configuration. Seat pitch is at 38 inches and seat width is at 19 inches. Premium economy seats – which have a recline of 8 inches – are equipped with leg rest and footrest, additional front pockets for personal items, bottle holder, reading light and power ports.
Regular economy seats total 241 on a 3-3-3 configuration. Seat pitch is 33 inches, seat width is 18 inches and recline is 6 inches. Features include a 4-way headrest and USB power ports.
For those who can’t wait until July for the A350, the first of six A321Neos will join Philippine Airlines’ fleet in May. The aircraft, designed medium to long haul routes, features 12 flat bed seats in business class and 156 economy class seats. The seats are a welcome improvement, and offering a bed length of 78 inches offer an international Business Class standard.
The cabin, featuring a sea of blues, is brought to life by the large IFE screens featuring the myPALeSuite Personal system on all seats across all cabin classes. Wi-Fi Connection is free for all passengers (subject to time and volume caps) with affordable renewal plans.
The economy cabins have a 3-3 configuration made up of 156 seats with a pitch of 31-32 inches and a width of 18 inches as well as an incline of 5 inches.
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