Why pre-flight preps matter
MANILA, Philippines – Traveling is a wonderful break from your daily grind.
Enjoying exotic sights and immersing yourself in the local culture can relax and recharge you so you’re ready to take on your tasks upon your return.
Airlines have made traveling more accessible by offering flights at competitive prices. But that’s the thing – it’s easy to get fixated on grabbing the cheapest fares that you unknowingly compromise certain essentials.
Traveling is a full experience from the moment you book your flights to the moment you return home. Perfecting your itinerary and choosing the best accommodation possible is important – but so is making sure that you are safe and comfortable to and from your destination.
Lost luggage, lack of sleep and food, and unexpected events can ruin a trip. Fortunately, you can prepare better to avoid these inconveniences.
A memorable trip begins before you arrive at your destination. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure a cozy flight even before you make it to the airport:
Purchase your tickets online. Booking through a website is an easy way to get your tickets. No lines, no fuss – all you have to do is log into the airline’s website, select your destination and dates of travel, and pay.
Book the best flight as soon as you see it. Have you ever received an alert for a weekend seat sale, only to miss it because you have no access to a computer? Now, you can book tickets with your smartphone! Choose an airline with a mobile-friendly website so you don’t experience inconveniences such as buttons too small that you can’t tap them correctly or at all, or tiny text that you can’t read on the screen.
Get real-time updates. Before departure, check your airline's website to get accurate updates and manage your time better in case there are changes to your flight schedule. This way, you can also immediately update your family, friends, or colleagues awaiting your arrival.
Take advantage of web check-in. This eliminates the hassle of rushing to the airport hours before your flight just to make time for manual check-in. This way, you’ll free up more time for shopping or dining before departure.
Choose to fly with the flag carrier. Flag carriers usually have the best services and amenities from the fleet down to their website. They offer full service and value for money with meals and baggage allowance already included in the fare, bigger leg room, and on-time performances – all at affordable prices.
You can now experience all these perks with Philippine Airlines’ new and improved website. The nation’s flag carrier strives to give every passenger a better flying experience, starting with making booking flights easier and more convenient.
PAL’s new website is easier to navigate, is mobile-friendly, and available in 3 other languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. Passengers for both local and international flights can book their tickets, manage their bookings and check-ins, and even access content such as news and updates right in one click.
Explore www.philippineairlines.com and find out how you can make your next trip the best one yet. – Rappler.com