About PAL Express
PAL Express, formerly known as Air Philippines Corporation, is a wholly-owned subsidiary airline under Philippine Airlines. It is PAL's regional airline, offering services from its hubs Manila and Clark.
Air Philippines has been re-branded numerous times. First as Air Philippines, then as Air Phil Express. Now it is known as PAL Express. After suffering financial losses, Air Philippines stopped operations. Then it was purchased by investors from Philippine Airlines. After the acquisition, the airline was relaunched as PAL Express. This airline operated some of the same routes and slot assignments as its sister company Philippine Airlines. The carrier's management then decided to rebrand it as Air Phil Express.
PAL Express Reservations
PAL Express booking numbers.
Manila Landline - (+632) 8855-8888
Philippines Mobile (+63), 919-056-2255
7:00AM to 11:00PM (PHTime)
USA/Canada - 1-800-435-9725
It is available 24/7
PAL Express Classes
Economy Class Facilities
PAL Express offers a spacious, modern and clean Economy Class that has a tropical vacation feel.
Snacks and drinks will be available. In-flight entertainment available via personal touch-screen monitors.
Economy Class Seating
You can move the seat cushion for comfort and allow passengers to recline in their preferred position. The seating also includes touch-screen monitors. The seats have a relaxed feeling that extends into the cabin where curtains, carpets, and surfaces are upholstered with a variety of colours, including blue, whites, greys, silver, and tan.
Premium Economy, a new class product, is only available on select domestic flights. Premium Economy is an upgrade to Economy with more services and amenities.
Premium Economy Class Facilities
Premium Economy passengers have priority check-in, board, and baggage handling at the airport.
Domestic flights: Hot towels and welcome drinks, hot sandwiches and a choice of various drinks.
International flights: my PAL eSuite personal screens 13.3 inches, hot towels, meal service, Wi-Fi.
Premium Economy Class Seating
On domestic flights: Enjoy extra-legroom seats.
International flights have spacious premium seats that are 38 inches in pitch and 8 inches recline. There is also built-in footrests and leg rests.
Business Class Facilities
Every seat comes with a personal TV screen that displays over 60 hours' worth of Hollywood movies and other popular television shows.
The airline offers a first-class dinner service, and passengers have the option to choose from a variety of complimentary beverages and refreshments.
Business Class Seating
Business Class seats have plush, deep-blue upholstery to simulate light reflecting off water. Business Class seats offer extra legroom and more recline - up to 15 degrees. Every seat has an individual, adjustable 'gooseneck' reading light, as well as a USB and laptop charging port.
PAL Express Facilities
All passengers have access to in-flight entertainment, which includes a variety of movies, TV shows and music. Business class seats come with their own television screens. Through my Pal Player app, Economy passengers can stream movies and music to their personal devices.
My PAL entertainment system is available on select flights for Business and leisure flyers. It allows passengers to choose from more than 300 hours of content that they can watch or play on their personal touch-screen TVs mounted in the seats.
You can find sitcoms and hilarious Philipino TV programs. Regular flyers will find new TV shows as the airline updates its television programs.
Find out the latest Hollywood releases and popular films from all over the globe.
Meals and Drinks
PAL Express mainly operates the Philippine Airlines' domestic network. All domestic flights that exceed 45 minutes are eligible for a complimentary beverage or light snack. All passengers traveling on international flights receive a meal service.
Special meals can be purchased on international flights. They do not apply to snacks and condiments on domestic flights. You should bring snacks for your flight.
When you fly internationally with PAL Express, there are many options for special meals that can be tailored to your dietary, religious, or medical needs. You can find more information on the Philippine Airlines page, including how to request a particular meal.
Wi-Fi is not available on domestic flights within the Philippines, but only on international flights. All passengers on international flights with Wi-Fi are entitled to 30MB of free Wi-Fi. Upgrade plans are available for Business Class passengers (100MB).
PAL Express Popular Destinations and Hubs
As of August 2022, Philippine Airlines has served 30 domestic and 39 international destinations in the 21 countries it serves.
PAL Express Check-in and boarding pass
Online check-in for domestic PAL flights is possible, including PAL Express (2P) flights. It's also available for international flights operated by Philippine Airlines. This includes those departing from Jinjiang (China), Xiamen, Chengdu (China), and Tagbilaran (via vice versa).
Next, use PAL's online check in to confirm your attendance on your flight. It allows you to check-in earlier and lets you choose your seat prior to arriving at the airport. Online check-in for all domestic PAL flights is possible, including PAL Express (2P) flights.
Each passenger may carry one piece in their carry-on luggage. This baggage must be small enough that it can fit under the passenger seat or overhead bin. (15 lbs).An excess bag or weight that is larger than the permitted dimensions will be seized and subject to an Excess Baggage Cost (EBC) where applicable.
The free baggage allowance is not included in the cost of the flight. A passenger may bring up to two (2) items onboard.
FBA (Free Baggage Allowance) refers to the allowance that Philippine Airlines (PAL), will allow each passenger to check in as specified on the ticket.
The weight of your check-in baggage should be according to the Free Baggage Allowance for each service class. A single item of checked baggage should not exceed 32kg (70lbs). Baggage exceeding 32kg in weight must be repacked. Otherwise, it will not be allowed to be carried. Baggage checked in beyond the permitted dimensions and maximum weight will be treated as overweight or over-sized and an Extra Baggage Charge, (EBC), will be charged.
Travelling with pets as checked baggage PAL Airlines doesn't allow any animal to be carried in the aircraft except for service, special, or emotional support animals. Only live animals can be taken as checked baggage.
Refund and cancellation policy
If a flight delay or cancellation occurs within /PAL Airlines' (and is not required to safety), and within 14 days, or less from the departure time of their original ticket, and rebooking doesn't meet a passenger’s travel needs (e.g., The passenger will be entitled to a refund on their ticket, regardless if fare was purchased. They also get $125 in compensation for their inconvenience.