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Class rating 7.7


  • Boarding 7.3
  • Seat for sitting 6.7
  • Seat for sleeping 5.3
  • Service 8.0
  • Entertainment 3.7
  • Food & drink 8.3
  • Punctuality 10.0
  • Baggage 7.7
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Philippine Airlines business (Mabuhay) class seating is being upgraded to new “cocoon” seats supplied by Recaro of Germany. 

The new seat which has a pitch of 58-60 inches has a fixed privacy shell and reclines to a lie-flat bed. Each seat is equipped with its own programmable position controls with memory, individual directional LED reading light, over-sized tray table and bottle holder. The seats are in a deep-blue upholstery accented with touches of silvery-copper threads to "simulate reflections of light on water".

The new business class seats are equipped with 15.4-inch seatback-mounted monitors or 10.6-inch in-arm monitors. The entire cabin on reconfigured aircraft is equipped with Thales’ i5000 IFE System, a fully digital in-flight entertainment system that enables both Mabuhay and Fiesta Class passengers to choose from a full library of video and audio content. Each seat is fitted with personal TV with AVOD (Audio Video on Demand) feature that will enable passengers to start, pause, rewind, and fast-forward any video programme at any time using the touch-screen controls or the passenger control units.

Selections include 18 of the latest Hollywood movies, a Filipino film, eight TV programmes, 12 radio channels and a selection of CDs. Each passenger can create their own audio playlist from the collection of CDs. On-screen instructions are available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.


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FrequentPR flew Philippine Airlines Business, on a B777-300ER

Boarding was delayed due to immigration problems for a few passengers. Left late but arrived MEL on time. Excellent four course meal served. Good large TV screen. IFE worked well. Seat good for dozing as very close to lie flat. Cabin attendants did not wake us early for breakfast which was appreciated. Economy was full and business more than half full on the flight. more




Wingtips flew Philippine Airlines Business, on a B747-400 (config 2)

Knowing that Philippine Airlines is permanently assigned to the area where gate 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the Hong Kong International Airport, I didn’t bother to check my boarding pass and headed towards that direction. As there was some time before boarding to visit the CNAC Lounge, which PAL contracts for its premium customers, I decided to use it, wanting to check the... more




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