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[PREM FARE GONE] Philippine Airlines, LHR-HKG, £500 J return

[PREM FARE GONE] Philippine Airlines, LHR-HKG, £500 J return

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Old Apr 28, 19, 10:51 pm   -   Wikipost
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Top tips for the "Dim Sum / Chicken adobo" fare:
  • At more than 5 weeks after most of us booked this fare it looks increasingly likely that the fare will stick. However prudence is still advisable and we should all avoid contacting the booking agent and if essential to contact try to deal with the airline direct.
  • Check that your original itenary is intact and ticketed as PAL revised their LHR flight schedule in early September and there appear to now only be 5 flights a week now rather than daily. Use TripCase to do this - see post #114 on how to do this (thanks to @MyFlights App). If you have incurred an involuntary change you can contact PAL and they will permit one change to amend your itenary. They appear to be flexible to shift flights to adjacent days, but if you try to push to be rerouted on another carrier to maintain the original itenary times you might find your flights are cancelled and you end up with a refund.
  • Online seat assignments are not possible on PAL when booked through a 3rd party, you have to call up, it is best to call PAL on 0808 164 9888 rather than the booking agent.
  • Whilst it looks like the fare is going to stick be aware that making other travel arrangements around this booking are at your own risk so consider making bookings that are refundable or covered by insurance if needed.
In hopes that this will go ahead, here's a wiki to see who's going and when.
Updated to post #253

November '18
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 09/11/18 : Carnaby
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 22/11/18 : Carnaby

December '18
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 29/12/18 : Wildwater
Inbound
None

January '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 10/01/19 : dsf
LHR-HKG : 12/01/19 : SFO1967
LHR-HKG : 12/01/19 : TravelQuinten
LHR-HKG : 17/01/19 : Kauppias
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 01/01/19 : Wildwater
HKG-LHR : 13/01/19 : dsf
HKG-LHR : 19/01/19 : SFO1967
HKG-LHR : 20/01/19 : Kauppias

February '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 05/02/19 : HKGEDI
LHR-HKG : 09/02/19 : MoonMan85
LHR-HKG : 14/02/19 : Fleric
LHR-HKG : 22/02/19 : skycruiserNL
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 02/02/19 : TravelQuinten
HKG-LHR : 12/02/19 : HKGEDI
HKG-LHR : 22/02/19 : MoonMan85
HKG-LHR : 26/02/19 : Fleric
HKG-LHR : 28/02/19 : skycruiserNL

March '19
Outbound
LHR-MNL : 01/03/19 : danfl44
LHR-HKG : 10/03/19 : flight345 +1
LHR-HKG : 14/03/19 : plunet +1
LHR-HKG : 14/03/19 : kevinflyaway
LHR-HKG : 18/03/19 : cowcow75
LHR-HKG : 21/03/19 : ams2174
LHR-HKG : 22/03/19 : jonase
LHR-MNL : 22/03/19 : Funky Spike
MNL-HKG :24/03/19 : Funky Spike
LHR-HKG : 24/03/19 : Poolek
LHR-HKG : 30/03/19 : Wilem
Inbound
MNL-LHR : 07/03/19 : danfl44
HKG-LHR : 18/03/19 : kevinflyaway
HKG-LHR : 24/03/19 : plunet +1
HKG-LHR : 24/03/19 : flight345 +1
HKG-LHR : 27/03/19 : ams2174
HKG-MNL : 27/03/19 : Funky Spike
MNL-LHR : 28/03/19 : Funky Spike
HKG-LHR : 28/03/19 : Poolek
HKG-LHR : 31/03/19 : jonase

April '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 10/04/19 : honzeek_cz
LHR-HKG : 10/04/19 : kjbrant +1
LHR-HKG : 11/04/19 : a_man_usia
LHR-HKG : 12/04/19 : usmark24
LHR-HKG : 12/04/19 : bittihuduga+1
LHR-HKG : 16/04/19 : stringymacca
LHR-HKG : 17/04/19 : estrangeiro8
LHR-HKG : 18/04/19 : Vgravity
LHR-HKG : 19/04/19 : strayersong
LHR-HKG : 20/04/19 : justatourist
LHR-HKG : 21/04/19 : gpetro1
LHR-HKG : 28/04/19 : coolblue21
Inbound
HKG-LHR : 02/04/19 : cowcow75
HKG-LHR : 14/04/19 : honzeek_cz
HKG-LHR : 14/04/19 : a_man_usia
HKG-LHR : 17/04/19 : kjbrant +1
HKG-LHR : 21/04/19 : usmark24
HKG-LHR : 22/04/19 : bittihuduga
HKG-LHR : 23/04/19 : stringymacca
HKG-LHR : 23/04/19 : Vgravity
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : justatourist
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : strayersong
HKG-LHR : 27/04/19 : estrangeiro8

May '19
Outbound
LHR-HKG : 02/05/19 : ackbrady +2
LHR-HKG : 04/05/19 : shamrock104
LHR-HKG : 14/05/19 : usmark24
LHR-HKG : 15/05/19 : afirm
LHR-HKG : 15/05/19 : p78
Return
HKG-LHR : 01/05/19 : gpetro1
HKG-LHR : 03/05/19 : coolblue21
HKG-LHR : 08/05/19 : shamrock104
HKG-LHR : 09/05/19 : ackbrady +2
HKG-LHR : 18/05/19 : afirm
HKG-LHR : 19/05/19 : p78
HKG-LHR : 23/05/19 : usmark24

June '18
Return
HKG-LHR : 29/06/19 : Wilem
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Old Jan 28, 19, 4:18 pm
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We also had a 30 minute schedule change. Would be great if we could rebook to get an extra day in HKG (or MNL).
Has anyone had success with that? We booked through lastminute.com.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:30 pm
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yes. got a schedule change both sides.
surprisingly flying time got reduced even though departure was pushed by 30 minutes.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ralfp View Post
Does anyone have advice for someone who got rebooked into a connection of 20 minutes in MNL?

I got this a while back for a March-April r/t. My outbound flights are:
PR721 arr. MNL 1840
PR310 dep MNL 1900 (originally 1945 and still showing 1945 on lastminute.com)

PR agents have told me to contact my travel agent and lastminute.com has been unable to change it (yes, I know calling the OTA is bad). The ticket was already reissued once because of the Sept. reduction in LHR-MNL frequency.
So it turns out the problem is that the LHR-MNL PR721 flight that I'm on is sold out in business class (probably because the previous day's LHR-MNL was cancelled). Anytime Lastminute tried to rebook to wide open connecting MNL-HKG flights they came back as sold out.

Of course the agents did not recognize or acknowledge that this was the problem. Any advice other than to call PR when their London office opens?

Last edited by ralfp; Jan 30, 19 at 7:23 pm
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Old Jan 30, 19, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ralfp View Post
I got this a while back for a March-April r/t. My outbound flights are:
PR721 arr. MNL 1840
PR310 dep MNL 1900 (originally 1945 and still showing 1945 on lastminute.com)
Silly question: What's this risk of showing up at LHR with these flights (20 min connection time vs. 55 minute minimum connection time)?
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Old Feb 1, 19, 10:02 am
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The same with me. I wonder why that is so.
Does anyone have an answer for that?
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Old Feb 1, 19, 10:04 am
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sorry i need 5 post bevor i can upload a picture
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Old Feb 1, 19, 10:05 am
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number 3
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Old Feb 1, 19, 10:06 am
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nearly there... only 2 to go
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Old Feb 1, 19, 10:06 am
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hope it works ... :-)
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Old Feb 2, 19, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by bittihuduga View Post
yes. got a schedule change both sides.
surprisingly flying time got reduced even though departure was pushed by 30 minutes.

The same with me. I wonder why that is so.
Does anyone have an answer for that?

here are the pictures.





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Old Feb 2, 19, 11:28 pm
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What dates are people seeing the retimed flights?
Wondering if it's a summer time change thing.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 4:23 am
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Quick question for anybody who’s already travelled outbound with a 12 hour (overnight) stopover in MNL.
Do you have the option to check your bags straight through or do you have to collect in MNL? I haven’t got a definitive response from PR customer service.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by plunet View Post
What dates are people seeing the retimed flights?
Wondering if it's a summer time change thing.
23.04.2019 ....

maybe the A350 is faster ... i think it used to be a other aircraft on this route
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Old Feb 3, 19, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by claus4321 View Post
23.04.2019 ....

maybe the A350 is faster ... i think it used to be a other aircraft on this route
They've had the A350 on the route for a good few months now so unlikely to be that it's due to a miscalculation in flight times. My flights are in March and I am back before the clocks change and I've not had a timing change (yet)... And it seems the timing change for the LHR departure takes effect from 31 March which coincides with the northern hemisphere clock change for most nations.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 3:23 pm
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We flew Thursday night, left LHR at 22.30 landed in Mnl at 19.50....so schedule was pretty accurate, just over 12 hours.
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