by Emmie Abadilla
Philippine Airlines (PAL) now offers its passengers free 30 minutes of Internet surfing (15 MB) and half price off for the rest of their flight on myPALWiFi upgrade plans.
Soon, the flag carrier will make available high-speed Internet service to passengers at over 30,000 feet, as part of its bid to be the nation’s five-star, full-service national airline, announced PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista.
“The free Wi-Fi offer was very well received when we first launched it for a limited period and we are very proud to be the first airline in Asia to offer free Wi-Fi onboard for all passengers traveling on international flights that are equipped with the service.”
“We have also come up with more affordable renewal price plans and soon, access to hi-speed internet even while flying at 30,000 feet. This latest offering, which enables customers to stay connected inflight, is the airline’s way of demonstrating its ‘heartfelt’ service philosophy,” he confirmed.
Each subscription plan is tailored to suit different usage needs of the passengers, beginning with the basic US$ 5 for 35MB. The US$ 20 plan for 150MB is suited for those who need more usage.
The service offering forms part of the airline’s customer-centric initiatives in line with its goal of becoming the airline of choice in all markets it serves and a source of pride for Filipinos everywhere.