Philippine Airlines – Facts & Figures

Philippine Airlines is the flag carrier of the Philippines and the oldest airline in Asia. While they are a full-service airline, they have to compete with the Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific as well. Find out all about their fleet, destinations and ratings and what to expect from the airline in my overview of Philippine Airlines! … Continue reading

UK’s Monarch Airlines bankrupt – 3rd European airline to fold in 2017, who’s next?

After airberlin and Alitalia entering insovlency this year, now Monarch Airlines went bankrupt and abruptly halted operations. The UK government refused to provide a loan like Germany or Italia had done and instead organized a “rescue mission” to bring back 110,000 Monarch customers stranded abroad! More than 700,000 customers have lost their future tickets and will have to pay for … Continue reading

AirAsia BIG rewards program review – is it worth signing up?

AirAsia is the world’s favorite low-cost carrier and has its own rewards program called Air Asia BIG. In 2017 AirAsia BIG made some changes, introducing benefits for frequent travelers, in the addition to earning and redeeming AirAsia rewards for flights and with partners! So, how good is the Air Asia rewards program? Is it worth signing up for it and even worth … Continue reading

Easier to afford – Philippine Airlines PAL Business Class Review

Philippine Airlines (PAL) Business Class is often cheaper than competitors, but has different seats and entertainment on different routes, so read my review to find out what to expect before you book! Philippine Airlines Business Class offers great service and tasty food on all flights. On their new B777 and A330 planes, you will find fully flat seats for a … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Cebu Pacific Airlines

Cebu Pacific is a low-cost carrier based in the Philippines and has been my “home town” airline for many trips from Manila. You can snatch great fares, fly with friendly crews on new planes and now even earn points for it – what’s not to like? Find out more in my “Travel Made Easy” about the fleet, destinations, safety record, … Continue reading

The end of airberlin is near – don’t book a ticket or risk loosing it!

I have seen quite a few airline bankruptcies: every major US carrier, including United, Delta and American, has filed for Chapter 11, and most recently, Alitalia (finally) went into administration. But in all of those cases, the reorganization proceeded fairly orderly. In contrast, German airberlin has been in a fast and furious downward spiral since it declared insolvency two weeks ago. … Continue reading