Philippine Airlines A350 BUSINESS CLASS 16+ Hours – Manila to New York

Hello fellow Travellers! I’m Jeb Brooks from Right now I’m in Manila. It’s time to head back to the States. I polled the subscribers to this channel fairly
recently and I asked for suggestions on the best way to get back from Guam. The overwhelming majority of you said I should
try Philippine Airlines’ new service to JFK. I think it’s like the eighth or ninth longest
flight in the world. Although I’m sure it won’t hold that status
for long the way long-haul travel is working out these days! But the service is on an A350. I can’t wait! I’m super fortunate because I’m flying in
Business Class and if the hospitality is half as nice in the air as it’s been here on the
ground in Manila, this is going to be an epic journey. It’s about time to head to the airport. I hope you’ll join me for what promises to
be a pretty special flight. Let’s head over there! My brief time in Manila left me with warm
feelings for the people of the Philippines. Everyone I encountered was kind, friendly,
and genuinely made me feel welcomed. This terminal was massively crowded. Fortunately, there was a separate check-in
for Business Class. Everybody’s so nice! Everybody’s just so nice here! I had access to the PAGSS lounge, which to
be honest left a lot to be desired. It was crowded, not very clean, and did not
offer much in the way of food. There were great views of the ramp! Albeit through dirty windows. The lounge had a very nice collection of models
from airlines that serve Manila. If you like travel and airplanes, please click
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a new video. Boarding was a bit chaotic and confusing. We were sent to one gate only to be shuffled
along to another. It was crowded and disorganized. But all of that melted away at the site of
this beautiful bird. I’m a tremendous fan of the Airbus A350
having flown with Delta and Malaysia and Singapore in theirs and I’m excited to add a new carrier
to my list! And here’s my seat 8K. It’s incredibly well designed. Passengers arrive to find a pillow and a very
nice blanket. There’s plenty of storage — an essential
component of any ultra long haul seat. And if you’re traveling solo, I’d recommend
trying to get an odd numbered window seat because they’re a bit more private. Unfortunately, I had to make a last-minute
change to head home earlier than I’d planned, so all of those seats were taken. Anyway, there’s easy access to a universal
plug, headphone jack and a remote control for the Inflight Entertainment that’s really
unnecessary because the screen is so responsive. There’s also a light and sufficient seat
adjustments. You’ll find even more controls down here,
easily accessible from the lay flat position. The seat even has a coat hook! We’ll take a look at that massive screen
in just a bit. Here’s the reason those odd numbered seats
are better. Being this close to the aisle makes you feel
a bit exposed – especially when laying flat. But legroom sure isn’t a problem here! Philippine Airlines really takes advantage
of the great mood lighting from Airbus. Philippine Airlines’ Inflight Entertainment
is fantastic. And it really has to be given the fact they’re
flying one of the ten longest flights on the planet. There are plenty of choices to suit all tastes
and – crucially – there are some great moving map features. We’ll see some more throughout the flight. The tray table is large enough to eat on or
work, but not both at the same time. Subscribers will not find it surprising to
learn I preferred my own Bose noise cancelling headphones to the ones provided by the airline. They’re just not of the greatest quality. Slippers are provided, but unlike Garuda’s
First Class, there was no “Slipper Service.” I had to “slum it” by putting them on
myself! I’m only kidding! But that was a special flight. Have you seen that video? I’ll link it here. The amenity kit includes the basic amenities
for a flight like this. It’s worth highlighting, thanks to a movable
armrest, the seat also allows you to get out even while you’re eating. The food was, for the most part, really good. Absolutely no complaints from me about this
menu! A little more than two hours after take-off,
it was time for me try out the fully flat bed. I never forget how unbelievably fortunate
I am to get to have experiences like this. Not only do I have the chance to see so much
of the world and meet so many wonderful people, I sometimes get to travel in the lap of luxury. I’m incredibly grateful. Now, I had a great nap thanks in large part
to the A350’s innovative design. The cabin is pressurized to 6,000 feet, as
much as 2,000 feet lower than other airplanes. And the humidity is 5% higher. These two factors mean a great sleep! And what better to wake up than with Burger? I also figured it was a good time to take
a walk around the aircraft. According to Seat Guru, Philippine Airlines
offers 241 Economy Seats laid out in a three, three, three configuration. There are 24 Premium Economy Seats in a two,
four, two configuration. And 30 flat bed Business Class seats in a
one, two, one configuration. If you’re traveling as a couple in Business
Class, I’d recommend the middle seats, which are easy to get in and out of and feel extremely
private. This crew is incredible. Honestly, some of the best service I’ve ever
experienced on any airline. They’re awesome! I can’t wait to – they’ve inspired me to want
to fly Philippine Airlines again very soon. I don’t ordinarily film the bathrooms on
planes. Instead, I just want to get in and out as
quickly as possible. But this one’s worth highlighting for two
reasons. First, it was clean throughout this long flight
thanks – again – to the crew. Second, the light dimmed as the door opened,
minimizing the annoyance to passengers seated nearby. A very nice, simple feature. There was time for one more meal before beginning
our approach and sharing my “JebScore” for this flight. Anchovies? Just not quite my “thing!” So, how did Philippine Airlines do? I rate my airline experiences in an admittedly
subjective way. I base it on five factors. So, let’s take a look. First, the lounge? Well, it was pretty bad. Not a great way to start the flight. Perhaps if we’d left from the newer terminal,
the experience would have been better. But, alas, it just wasn’t great. That’s two out of five stars. Second, the seat? It’s well-designed with great storage and,
if you can get an odd numbered window seat or you’re a couple in the middle, you’re
really in a cocoon of your own. This earns four out of five stars. The Inflight entertainment is simple, responsive,
and offers great choices. While it’s not as good as Emirates, it’s
still good and earns a solid four out of five stars. The food was flavorful and interesting. This was well-executed business class food. Five stars here. Finally, the crew. Wow! I’m not sure I’ve ever had a better one! Five stars all day long! So that earns Philippines Airlines a solid
twenty stars. Putting them alongside Lufthansa’s business
class and Delta’s older International business class cabin. But, what do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts about Philippine! I can’t wait to hear! If you liked this video, please click the
thumbs up button, leave a comment, let me know what you think. But, between now and the next time, See You
In The Sky!

100 thoughts on “Philippine Airlines A350 BUSINESS CLASS 16+ Hours – Manila to New York”

  1. Yes that's our pride being nice in a nicest way to accommodate others
    . My experience In Qatar airways is worst or dont know ..I was on a plane flew to UK with my boss . There were different crews in different nationalities and obviously I am alone as Filipino on that sit row. When its break hour like serving beverages and snacks all of them was offered a drink or sandwiches except me unless I will ask for it. But thankfully there was a filipina crews there and of course they are my kababayan so nice to me the offer me the same way how they offer to other passenger. And yes they are very professional as most of us expected.

  2. anchovies (spelled?) do NOT belong in air. Its old socks on a plate!!! It works some sauces for extra flavour, but thats on the GROUND! Mid-air? nope! nice vid Jeb!

  3. I am a filipino and I can tell PAL is not the friendliest airline. Try their domestic flights also aside from international. Though I have experienced both. For me, the friendliest airlines is THAI Airways…

  4. The PAL lounge in Terminal 2 is better (this terminal is exclusively for PAL use) and therefore its the MabuhayMiles lounge which is their exclusive lounge as well. Since Terminal 1 is our old airport, you can expect that its kind of outdated. Thanks for sharing your experience on this flight!

  5. The moving wap was not working in both of my flights with Philippine Airlines' A350 (Manila-Toronto-Manila, RPC-3507 and RPC-3504) in November and December 2019 which left me very disappointed. Im not sure if the map was only meant for business class and not for economy. I was in economy in both my flights. Also, the wifi was not workin in their A350 (RPC-3507) aircraft.

  6. The only thing stopping pal from becoming an even better airline is their hub (Manila airport). Hopefully that new proposed airport by smc comes to reality.

  7. you have no idea. try to be an ordinary Filipino riding on Philippine Airline. you will ignored or treated 2nd class citizen.

  8. I flew coach with my wife on Philippine Airlines non-stop from Toronto to Manila last year. Great service! We sat in the last row by the left window. That gave me extra room for my carry-on. The flight was longest I've ever taken but was worth it knowing that when we got off the plane we would already be in Manila.

  9. Philippini Airlines flight crews are the best…i am from UAE we have emirates and etihad but i can say these people are the best guys to be with..i never felt neglected.. The best part are thr smiles these pilipinis are happy people good characters

  10. This airline is incredible. I once flew from Davao to Australia with a changeover in Manila. Bad weather had delayed my departure form Davao and the flight arrived in Manila some 50 minutes later than the designated boarding time of my plane to Sydney. I was AMAZED when officials with my name printed on cards greeted me and rushed me through the terminal and onto the plane that they had held for me till my arrival. One cannot give more praise than I did and appreciation although I did feel sorry for the people who waited during the time the plane was delayed for my benefit.

  11. The lounge seems like the one I experienced last month. It was not bad at all. My only issue was not much food choices. Flew EvA air to LAX. Worse turbulence I have ever experienced. 9 hours non/ stop

  12. it doesn't matter but the important thing is you've reach your destination.

    Sorry for our poorest country, our governments are corrupt.
    so we can't provide something that makes you satisfy.

  13. Hi! Iโ€™m Filipino I use to live in America I love Philippine airlines the staff are friendly I always fly economy itโ€™s my dream to flight in businesse class

  14. You got great service. but if you're a filipino passenger, it doesn't matter. they don't even smile. I dont know why.

  15. Philippine Airlines Skytrax Rating in 5 Years
    2015 Top 87
    2016 Top 83
    2017 Top 67
    2018 Top 49
    2019 Top 30
    One thing I can say! MABUHAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Yes PAL's crew are the best but here in Luzon/Manila taxi drivers sucks smh.

    Edit: One thing is missing in pinoys cleanliness

  17. Because Philippine airlines is now 4 star airline from 3 star and they are aiming to be 5 star soon. Another FYI, lately they help our government bring home our Filipino workers who were abused from the middle east for free, this only happened with our great President Duterte time who threaten them if they won't step up well and work well with our government(I'm not trying to be so political here, I'm just trying to narrate the events that I've seen in past few years under our New President, on how our President manage the macro and micro economic ins and outs of our country ) ,so I believe if you plant good your reap good. And they are reaping good now. And I'm happy for Philippine airlines bringing our countrys name Philippines to a greater heights, making our country proud. It is a well deserve achievement. Like me I'm Filipino working abroad and I don't fly with them every time I go back home until one time in 2017 I tried flying again with Philippine airline, I was surprised that from an arogant old flight attendant who does not take care the passengers well in the economy seat into a very heart warming attendant. From then on every summer when I get back home, I'm flying Philippine airline. Good jo Philippine airline.

  18. Itโ€™s a different story in Economy. Flying with PAL was the worst experience I had. The flight attendants cannot be bothered. Because I drink a lot of water, and I didnโ€™t want to be calling them every 5mins, I asked if I could have a bottle of water. But they told me no because they have limited supply of water and they gave me barely a cup of water. What kind of service is that? And would it hurt to smile when theyโ€™re talking to you? One of the rudest flight attendants Iโ€™ve ever encountered. Not at all a reflection of the Filipino hospitality.

  19. โ€œWhat better way to wake up to, than with a burgerโ€
    Every country in the world outside North America is shouting โ€œwhat?โ€

  20. Philippine Airlines (PAL) operates out of NAIA Terminal 2. US-bound flights of PAL were transferred to NAIA Terminal 1, that's why the BCL lounge was with PAGS (an airport ground handling company). The PAL Mabuhay Lounge is at the NAIA Terminal 2.

  21. Sad to say they treat there own people differently and a lot of kids on the streets love to swear and play ball while hitting cars ๐Ÿ™

  22. Phl airline is good
    Last spooktober i went to hong kong
    They always go to destination earlier than estimated
    Cant wait to buy a toy plane

  23. The Philippine people are great ! I have visited 5 times, have family there, flew Philippines Airlines 2 of the 5 so far , and prefer the service over the others by a fair margin !
    Great culture and a fantastic place to go scuba diving, eating, sailing , etc…

  24. PAGSS Lounge is a generic lounge, where other airlines can use their facilities. It is not an exclusive lounge for Philippine Airlines. The country's flag carrier has an exclusive lounge at Terminal 2 of NAIA called "Mabuhay Lounge". PR flights to North America arrive and depart at NAIA Terminal 1 while PR's other flights depart at NAIA Terminal 2. T2 is an all PR and 2P exclusive terminal. Next time, check out their T2 and the Mabuhay Lounge.

  25. My favorite business class.
    it's the only airline that goes directly from New York to Manila, the staff is great, the food is very good, the lie flat seats are comfortable. What more could I ask for. I do agree the lounge for Philippine airlines in terminal one is not as good as their other lounge in the other terminal.

  26. My Business Class flight with Philippine Airlines in August 2019 was excellent. Very accommodating and friendly crew especially with Ms. Anna. I will fly with them again someday.

  27. Hi Jeb, Filipino here. Great to see content coming from the Pearl of the Orient ๐Ÿ˜€ The terminal you departed from is NAIA Terminal 1 which, sadly, isn't our best foot forward. Thankfully, they've been taking strides to improve it. You should have seen it back in 2010 – 2014, Good Lord! Glad to see you enjoyed and hope you can visit again ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I don't like Philippines Airlines…. I adore them๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  29. Im aFilipino-American and based on my experience with Filipino staffs from the airport to the airlines, they are only nice to non-Filipinos. They are very rude towards their fellow Filipinos. I have seen many employees and flight attendants give bad service to some OFWs.

  30. Infrastructures are easy… i think wirh the rate the country is developing now, they are making new airports…. the best of the best airports that is.
    But it is the attitude that no one can buy. I cant wait till you try the Philippine air lines serv8ng with its new airports.

  31. So sorry for your experienced at the airport lounge, that is the old terminal actually, but dont worry Philippines is now building a new airport and its one of the worlds biggest. And thank you for your very good review about asias first! Philippine airlines.

  32. Almost all in PAL are nice, it's just the airport system and facilities that aren't satisfying. NAIA needs more runway (which seems impossible due to area available) NOT more terminals ๐Ÿค”

  33. Yeees!!we Filipinos are the friendliest on Earth ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  34. Yeep Jeb ! we can improve the high standard of lounge,but our foods and being unique could give comfortable journey to all the Passengers ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

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