PAL launches ‘Fly-all-you-can’ promotionBy Paolo G. Montecillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines–Airline passengers have reason to rejoice with the launch of a new promo from Philippine Airlines (PAL) that gives travellers the chance to go on as many trips as they can.
In a statement, PAL, now controlled by conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC), announced that it would start selling “Fly all you can” passes for 11 regional and two domestic destinations to travellers planning trips from July to the second week of December this year.
Travelers buying PAL’s “Fly All You Can” passes from July 6 to 13 can fly as many times as they want to Cebu and Davao, or from Manila to—Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok, Saigon, Jakarta, Beijing, Shanghai, Bali and Xiamen. Also included is the Singapore-Jakarta sector.
Tickets will sell for as low as $318 for economy seats and $1,318 for business class seats.
“The Fly All You Can pass must be converted into any number of tickets to any of the designated destinations within one month after purchase of the pass. Passengers can visit the same city more than once. Unlimited transfers in Manila are also permitted,” PAL said on Thursday.
Tickets must be used within eight weeks from date of first travel, but before Dec. 10, 2012.
Rerouting and refunds are also allowed under certain conditions.
The promo is being offered during the lean season for airlines that starts from July to the fourth quarter of the year.
Demand for air travel is expected to reach peak levels during the holiday season in December.
Tickets issued under the Fly All You Can pass do not include government taxes, fees and surcharges.
Taxes vary according to destination.
For instance, the total additional charge for flights to Cebu on top of $318 is P913, while for flights to Davao is P1,137.
Holders of Fly All You Can passes can also avail themselves of special fares to Australia, Japan and India.
Round-trip fares, both on economy and business class, are slashed by as much as $100 on flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka and New Delhi.
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