Last year, when we found five good reasons to fly with Philippine Airlines from London, our top reason was their upgraded 777 fleet, however, just one year on comes the announcement of the airline’s decision to roll the A350 on the route.
Commencing on the 28th October 2018, passengers are now able to purchase tickets on the airline’s state of the art aircraft, featuring the highest possible comfort in every of the three cabin classes.
With 30 seats, the business class cabin on the A350 has a staggered 1-2-1 configuration providing direct aisle access. Seat pitch is at 44 inches and seat width is 23-24 inches. The seat – which reclines to full flat measuring 78 inches in length – has an air cushion to adjust seat firmness, a lumbar massage feature, additional storage for personal items and power ports.
There is a relatively low seat count in the airline’s premium economy cabin with just 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 an impressive 33 inches, seat width is a comfortable 18 inches and because of the additional pitch, recline is set at 6 inches. Features include a 4-way headrest and USB power ports.
All seats on the Airbus A350 have personal TV screens with dual screen functionality. Passengers can also 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. A limited allowance of high-speed Wi-Fi is also offered free for all passengers with the opportunity to purchase more.
For those who can’t wait, don’t worry, the airline still offers their flagship 777 aircraft until October, with fully-flat seats on the 13hour-something direct flights between London’s Terminal 3 and Manila International Airport.