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Now you can stay connected as you fly


The plane hasn’t even “come to a complete stop,” but already one can see people fishing out their phones and surreptitiously turning them on. Although the rules have been relaxed somewhat and one doesn’t have to wait until deplaning to get connected, it just shows how dependent we’ve become on our gadgets.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Ramon Ang: ‘When you’re young, go to far-off places!’


It’s common knowledge by now that Ramon Ang, top honcho of both San Miguel Corporation and Philippine Airlines, got his start by working as an auto mechanic, fixing cars that he then sold for a profit.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘I have five (landing) slots, but I want two more’–how Ramon Ang brought PAL back to London and Europe


It’s still a 14-hour ride, but the flight is now direct, with no extra hours for layovers or the risk of missing connecting flights, not to mention having to haul carry-on baggage while sprinting toward far-off boarding gates.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

PAL now has excellent service, good food–and hopefully can be on time soon

INQUIRER booth at Noel Bazaar with Sandy Romualdez and Sea Princess

After globetrotting through four time zones in four weeks, I have learned to sleep on planes, trains and automobiles. Especially planes.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

PAL glams up Mabuhay Lounge

Spacious dining space

Philippine Airlines passengers with access to the Mabuhay Lounge at Terminal 2 will be glad to know that the arroz caldo they have come to love is still on the menu. The piping-hot rice porridge flavored with ginger and flecks of garlic is still there to warm their tummies before their flights.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »