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Cebu Pacific Smile Magazine (July 2015 Edition)

Siem Reap travel tips

Siem Reap travel tips

Last April, one of my college friends Mitch Alvarez tagged me in a Facebook post by Ms Nikka Sarthou-Lainez who is looking for contributors who are interested in sharing travel tips for international and domestic destinations of Cebu Pacific Air. Ms. Nikka is a Contributing Editor for Smile Magazine, the in-flight magazine of CebuPac.

Smile Magazine July 2015 edition

Smile Magazine July 2015 edition

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How To Retrieve Philippine Airlines Itinerary

Upon receiving an email from PAL prompting me about a slight change in our Bangkok flight, I immediately went to their website to get my new itinerary. I have always been an OC person when it comes to my travel douments so needless to say, I wanted to print a new set of itinerary and not just the emailed advisory. After 30 minutes of browsing through the website and all its tabs, I figured that they do not have that kind of online feature. So I did my next best option and consulted Mr Google. Good enough, there are travellers on tripadvisor who mentioned https://www.virtuallythere.com.

I immediately clicked the link, typed in my reference number and surname and viola! My itinerary was shown. Another plus point of this site is that you can print a single itinerary for each person included in the booking.

I was going through the printed itineraries when I remembered that it was the same with my previous itinerary from Airphil Express, now PAL Express. I tried retrieving my Cebu Pacific itinerary but to no avail. I guess that is just exclusive to some airlines.

Other options that you can use to reach PAL is through the following:

Hotline: (632) 855-8888

Online Inquiry Feedback Form: http://www1.philippineairlines.com/index.php/contact-us/customer-care/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyPAL

Twiiter: @flyPAL

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Here’s the homepage

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How to Speed Up your Airline Refund

Four months ago, I was one of those furious AirAsia passengers who got affected by the airline’s sudden flight cancellations. My flight from Singapore to Clark was moved from the 19th to the 20th of August. For a budget traveler like me, an extra day is already expensive and that would also mean I have to ask for additonal leave at work. I hate cancelled plans and I didn’t want all the hassle of requesting for a refund so I just agreed with the change in schedule.

Then, one month before our flight I got another email from AirAsia and this time ALL the flights from Clark to Singapore and vice versa were cancelled starting August 1. I was so mad at AirAsia that time because that meant all our plans were screwed. These were the options included in the email:

Dearest Valued Guest,

Philippines’ AirAsia has always taken great care when implementing any flight changes that may inconvenience you, our valued guest. Unfortunately, we have to suspend services between Clark and Singapore effective 1st August 2013 due to commercial considerations.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this flight suspension may cause you and we would like to offer you the following options:

  • One-time transfer, at no extra cost, to an AirAsia flight on the same route on or before July 31st, 2013 (subject to availability)

  • One-time re-routing to any Philippines’ AirAsia flight within 30 days of the original flight date, subject to airport-specific taxes and surcharges (subject to availability)

  • Conversion of the value of the total fare to an online credit shell with a validity of 180 days

  • Full refund

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