By: AirTravellerPH Staff
The Airbus A350 is now the most beautiful and most modern aircraft in the fleet of Philippine Airlines. Many who have flown in it indeed loved its beautiful interiors, its quietness, and its inflight entertainment. It is also the aircraft PAL uses to fly its longest non-stop route which is Manila to New York, actually the 8th longest operating commercial flight in the world.
PAL is also the only airline in the Philippines that operates the A350-900. Though other airlines also operates A350 flights to Manila such as Cathay Pacific and soon Singapore Airlines, there are better chances to get on an A350 when you fly PAL from or within the Philippines.
We now share how you can get a ride on PAL's most modern aircraft, the A350. Before we give you the routes, please do note that all these are subject to change depending on the airline's schedule. So before booking an A350 flight, be sure to check all details first. You may see the aircraft details when you click the flight number on the PAL booking site. If the aircraft to be used shows "A359", then that is an Airbus A350 flight. "A359" is short for "A350-900".
Manila - New York - Manila
The world's 8th longest operating non-stop flight! Before, PAL flights going to New York from Manila made stopovers in Los Angeles or Vancouver. Today, the airline directly connects the "City that Never Sleeps" to Manila, a 16-hour flight duration. Gladly, PAL only uses A350s for this route. So if you book PR126 (Manila to New York) or PR127 (New York to Manila), you are sure to be on board an A350.
Manila - Toronto - Manila
The second longest non-stop flight from Manila and the world's 15th longest non-stop flight is also operated by an A350. PAL flight PR118 and 119 regularly use A350s. Flying time ranges from 15 to 16 hours.
Manila - London - Manila
This route was operated by PAL's 777-300ER and then its A340-300. When the airline retired the A340s, the A350 took over the route. So if you fly Manila to London and back, you are sure to get on an A350.
Other PAL A350 flights:
PAL also use A350s to Bangkok, Sydney, and Hong Kong, but not on a regular basis. Aircraft to those countries may vary like Sydney where PAL uses three type of aircraft namely the A330, A350, and A321NEO. So when booking those countries, be sure to check the aircraft details to be sure you will be on an A350. At times and if you are lucky, PAL uses its A350 on domestic routes too like Cebu and Davao! This rarely happens as A350s are busy flying the long routes, but when the need for more widebody aircraft services to those domestic destination arise, the A350 may be pulled to take some domestic flights.
All flight schedules and destinations are still subject to change so before booking any of these PAL routes to get on an A350, please do always check the flight details first before finalizing your booking.
We hope that you too get to finally fly on Philippine Airlines's A350!