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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 Aug 29, 18, 11:50 am
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[PREM FARE GONE] Philippine Airlines, LHR-HKG, 500 J return

I would be wary about this, but .....

lastminute.com and bravofly (same company) have Heathrow to Hong Kong in Business Class for 503.95 return ($620 on bravofly.com). Philippine Airlines.

It is clearly marked Business all through the booking process. Fare is 1500 on the airline website and other OTAs.

Typical dates Jan 19th to Jan 26th.

Heaven knows what class it will actually book into. I am not recommending this to my readers but feel free to see yourself .....
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:15 pm
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I'm in for 2, got eticketed already and says 40KG luggage on Lastminute.com. Cannot login with PNR on Philippine Airlines (yet).
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:22 pm
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already on SF about 20 minutes after your post with your sample date
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ristasm View Post
already on SF about 20 minutes after your post with your sample date
In a minute it'll be "OUR ERROR FARE FROM LONDON TO HONG KONG".
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:31 pm
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Its A350 on LHR-MNL when I look in to april 2019!!!!
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by criced View Post
Its A350 on LHR-MNL when I look in to april 2019!!!!
Yes, they are upgrading this route with the new A350 - https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...ent-to-london/
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:37 pm
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In my opinion it's not even worth trying with the eDreams group. Did they ever honor any of their many error fares?
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:42 pm
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In my opinion it's not even worth trying with the eDreams group. Did they ever honor any of their many error fares?
Just as a quick yellow flag to everyone, I booked one of the AZ error fares through them that were ultimately cancelled a year or so ago - getting a refund was not totally straight forward. There's a thread kicking around somewhere with everyone's experiences.
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:43 pm
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I get ~1500 on last minute...probably doing something wrong, most often the case... :P
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:43 pm
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Some odd things going on with the flexible fare calendar....some dates showing as low as 120!
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:44 pm
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already on SF about 20 minutes after your post with your sample date
whats SF again?
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Anyone been able to book this?
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Old Aug 29, 18, 12:48 pm
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Its A350 on LHR-MNL when I look in to april 2019!!!!
Its available in end of APRIL
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Error fare! Error fare!
Got to be good for someone's alerts
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Anyone been able to book this?
I booked for 2 people for Jan 2019, had to use the flexible dates calendar, not expecting much but will fight for a refund in the courts if necessary.
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