Saturday, October 8, 2011

Flying with Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express

Being a travel agent, you've gotten a chance to travel anywhere for FREE. Of course, with your company’s provision! In my case, i was with my co-worker agent. We went to Manila to meet our clients (26 persons) flying to Bangkok for 3 days. There, we assists them to the airport, giving them instructions to where and how to get there. Having their passports sealed by the immigration. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to get beyond the check-in. We also handed them their printed flight itineraries as well as their t-shirts as souvenir.

Flight Itinerary: Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express
Date                         Flight            Route              Time           Seat 
Sep 21, 2011          5J 972          DVO-MNL       21:10H          20A
Sep 23, 2011          2P 987         MNL-DVO       18:20H          11A

Flight Experience:
I must mention that it was my first time boarding an airplane. Yeah, don't ask me why. I was being so nervous at first. Getting  on an airplane especially when taking off actually felt like you were riding a roller coaster! It's as if I just left my soul behind. LOL. But, when the flight went stable in the air, it seemed like you were just riding a bus. Sometimes, it's slightly moving due to air turbulence. Flight attendants were so attentive and nice. I had no complaints to both airlines' services. Fortunately, i sit beside the window so the spectacular view below were just so clear. We had the evening flight and the city light from above were so fantastic and fascinating. It was so great!

Cebu Pacific vs. Airphil Express
Both airlines are considered as the economy airlines here in the country. They are reasonably cheap for common people especially when you booked weeks or months ahead of your flight departure. As what we had experienced with my companion, both airlines are not much of a difference. However, cebu pacific is apparently comfortable than airphil in terms of seats. It's a "bit", only a bit spacious than the latter one. With regards to ride stability, cebu pacific moved more frequently than airphil express. This made me want to puke (eww). I got a little bit dizzy all the way too. But, going back with airphil certainly felt like nothing. Maybe because it didn't move regularly.

Boarding Passes: Cebu Pacific vs. Airphil Express
It is quite funny that i do mind this issue but i can't help it. I can't help but compare the two boarding passes. :D
Cebu Pacific Boarding Pass
Airphil Express Boarding Pass
Now, isn't it obvious? Well, it doesn't really matter. It's just a paper, what matters most is you get to where you want to go, right?

Tips when boarding:
1. Bring your own foods. They are very expensive when you bought them in the airport or even inside the plane.
2. When you are about to enter the plane, as much as possible, be the first or last. Do not go with the crowd or you'll get stuck especially upon getting inside the plane. The aisle is good for one person only.
3. Bring something that will relieve sea sick and dizzyness like vicks.