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Sábado, 7 de Março de 2009
Q400 da PAL Express e T3 do Aeroporto Internacional do Ninoy Aquíno

Este report é muito importante para mim porque tengo duas "primeiras vezes":


-primeira vez de fazer check-in no Terminal 3 do aeroporto internacional de Manila

-primeira vez voar com o Dash Q400 da PAL Express, uma subsidiára da Air Philippines mas tipo low-cost.


Só paguei 1,288 pesos para o bilhete de só ida. Ao voltar à Manila, com Philippine Airlines desde Laoag (LAO) cujo bilhete custa 1,405 pesos.


Aqui é meu itinerário:


Origem: Manila (MNL)

Destino: Tuguegarao (TUG)

Data: 7 Março 2009

Hora: 0935

Número de voo: 2P/PR18

Tipo de avião: Bombardier Q400


O voo rumo a TUG, demorou 2 horas! Foda mesmo.




































































 Chegada em TUG


Na verdade, além da demora, foi um enorme prazer voar num Q400. GOstei muito e as cores do aeronave são gíras!


Cheando em TUG, fazia muito calor!!!! E fiquei sabendo que nessa hora (1400) daquel dia, TUG foi a cidade filipina mais quente do todo o país (aproximadamente 38C).E o aeroporto de TUG? Básico. Nada para contar para toda a gente.


Mas o T3 em MNL é muito giro. Pergunto-me quando vamos poder usá-lo com os voos internacionais (além da Cebu Pacific). É que precisamos dum terminal de que podemos ser orgulhosos como filipinos. Estamos a precisar mesmo disto!



Origem: Laoag (LAO)

Destino: Manila (MNL)

Data: 9 Março 2009

Número de voo: PR229

Tipo de avião: Airbus 320


A sala de espera do aeroporto de Laoag


Minha "signature" foto nos aeroportos


O Airbus 320 da Philippine Airlines


Embarcando em LAO


Chegada em Manila (MNL)



publicado por Sadiri Gonzales às 23:44
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Sexta-feira, 27 de Junho de 2008
Manila-Laoag with Philippine Airlines Airbus 320

Airbus 320 of Philippine Airlines by KL Yim of Airliners

Flight Details

Philippine Airlines

Date: 31 December 2006
Dep: Manila (MNL)
Gate: S01
Boarding Time: 1715
Dep Time: 1735 scheduled, 1735 actual
Load: 100%
Seat: 028A
Class: Economy
Aircraft: Airbus 320
Arr: Laoag International (MNL)
Arr Time: 2115 scheduled, 2115 actual

31st December 2006. I did not really have plans of going to the province to celebrate the New Year's Eve. It's not that I didn't want to go (my parents have visited me already). I have this thing about travelling by bus. Sure it's not more dangerous than any other means of transportation or anything but going to my province by bus would mean I'd be glued to the seat for 10 hours! But when my parents left the house going to the bus station, I felt somewhat guilty that I'd be the only one (along with my sister) not present in the New Year's reunion. So I told them I'd go home. Not by bus though but by plane. My sister agreed and asked me to pay for her airfare and she'd pay me back when we get to to the province. I called up the Philippine Airlines call centre and got some expensive fares. The agent advised us to buy the tickets at the airport because we really had no time to buy it at their town office.

At the airport office, the passenger whose planes were taking off in an hour or a couple of hours were given priority so we only had to wait for some minutes.

Airport Centennial 2

My first time at the Centennial 2 Terminal. This is used by Air Philippines and Philippine Airlines for both its domestic and international flights. It's way better that the domestic terminal used by Cebu Pacific and other local-based airlines and the Terminal 1 which is used by foreign carriers.

Our flight was to leave at 6pm and would arrive in Laoag at around 7pm. We did not actually think about the dates and the hours when we booked this flight. A mistake that would make this trip messy.

We had a rough take off but all in all it was a good flight. The passengers were given some free snack and drinks. My sister even got a 2-liter mineral water courtesy of the flight steward, lol.

When we arrived in Laoag, we were the "stars" of the arrival hall because the attention of some airport staff and passengers were on us because we were asking aroung on how to get to Narvacan (Ilocos Sur) where to take another bus to Abra. Perhaps we were the only ones who just popped out in there without arranged transportation to the city proper. The other passengers were met by bunch of jeepneys and shuttle services from respective hotels.

Turned out that no bus had schedule trips on that day! It's a tradition that no trips on the 31st of December, at least beginning of the afternoon until the following day. And to make it worse, there was no jeepney to take us to the city centre which is sveral kilometeres away if I'm not mistaken. We had to rent a jeepney to take us there and whew for a whooping 300 pesos (normally, it only costs no more than 15 pesos).

We decided to go to the Farinas Bus Station to spend the night cos we would be safer there than go to the town plaza and wander around. But then we decided to sleep in a budget hotel and spend the night there and then go to our province the next day. I felt bad because we would be spending the New year's Eve in that filthy hostel and not with our family.

Anyway, I was already already sleeping when suddenly the friend of my sister and brother-in-law was knocking at the door and told us to get our things and go with him. He billeted us in Fort Ilocandia! That was cool! Another five-star acommodation for me, lol. But anyway, I would have preferred to spend the New year's Eve with my folks in our province.

On New Year's day, me and my sister wandered aroun the Fort Ilocandia resort for a while before going back to Farinas Bus station. It was a mess because there was a limited number of seats for that bus bound for Manila and there's a sea of passengers but thanks to the charms of my sister, we got those 2 precious seats for us.

Took the bus going to Santa (Ilocos) and took the tricycle to Narvacan and then a jeepney ride going to our destination town. My sister and her husband met us tere and we hopped on their car going to our town. Tiring trip but funny at the same time. lol.

publicado por Sadiri Gonzales às 17:20
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Sexta-feira, 10 de Março de 2006
First time to fly Philippine Airlines with Airbus 320

Manila Airport Terminal 2 (me, my sister, and my father waiting for our plane while my mother took the photo)

Philippine Airlines

Date: March 2006
Dep: Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL)
Boarding Time: 1920
Dep Time:
Load: 100%
Seat: Aisle
Class: Economy
Aircraft: Airbus 320
Weather during take off: Sunny
Arr: Cebu Mactan International (CEB)
Gate: Monogate
Weather during landing: Sunny

This is actually a gift of my eldest sister for my parents and to our youngest sister. I paid for the hotel and my sister paid for the airfare.


I haven't had the chance to fly Philippine Airlines (PR) before. I started to travel by plane in 2001 when I finally was able to conquer my fear of flying. But that was with British Airways.


Flying PR means chekcing in at the Terminal 2 of NAIA. So another first for me as the first time I traveled, I checked in at Terminal 1, a shabby and old terminal which handles foreign airlines.

Terminal 2 is better compared to Terminal 1. I like the design, basic and minimalist, but it serves its purpose.


I was quite excited as well because it's my first time to fly with members of my family. I have been planning this before. Everytime I fly especially during take off, I would imagine my family with me telling them how I like take off and stuff, lol.


I was worried about my mother because it would be her first time to fly and my youngest sister as well. My father had flying experiences already years ago so it was not a new thing for him.


My sister was seated behind me and me at the row with my parents. I did not have the wondow seat this time as my mother occupied that place. I was happy just looking at my parents inside the plane. What I wanted, it all materialised after all. When the plane was preparing to take off, I was talking to my mother just so she would not feel nervous. But when the engine started to roar and the aircraft started to move and we're pushed back against our seats, she said: "Dios ko". I was happy though and I was like a kid and during take off I smiled at my sister and my father told me to stop behaving like that or else other passengers would think it was my first time to fly. Ahhh, I did not really! It was not my first time to fly after all! 


It was a nice flight and we enjoyed it even if was only 40 minutes. But it's fun!


Philippine Airlines

Date: March 2006
Dep: Cebu Mactan Airport (CEB)
Load: 100%
Seat: Aisle
Class: Economy
Aircraft: Airbus 330
Arr: Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL)


We spent two days in Cebu. My first time in Cebu as well!


On our way back, we flew Airbus 330. We're delayed for 2 hours I think. But it's OK we were not in a hurry and we just enjoyed chilling out at the airport.


When we were about to board the plane, she got nervous when she saw the plane. She said it was too big and that alone made her nervous. I told her there are bigger planes still, hehehehehe.


This time I sat next to my sister. So again, during take off, I got to see her reaction. It was fun especially that we did not really have a nice take off and right after we lifted off the ground, we got bothered by some turbulence and the aircraft was not stable. I almost puked.


So, with this journey, I had some firsts:


-first with PR

-first with T2

-first with Airbus 320

-first time to visit Cebu and the Cebu Mactan Airport

-first time to fly with members of the family



There you go, a journey that was simply fun!

publicado por Sadiri Gonzales às 00:00
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