Two years later, I was going to the airport after a few days of vacation in Bulacan. In the past, it usually takes 3 hours from Bulacan to Airport. But it was not a usual day. Starting in East Ave, everything seems to be slow. The bus is slow. The traffic is terrible. We had to reroute to Ayala Avenue and had to navigate Pasay City in a totally different way. It took me four agonizing hours to reach the airport. Forty minutes before my flight, I was pulling my luggage in Roxas boulevard looking for taxi to bring me to the airport. There was none. I walked as fast as I can and reached the intersection where the buses that passes to the airport stop. I reached the airport 30 minutes before my flight. I was nervous. I asked the lady in the counter and she said I was late. I pleaded. She checked the records and told me I can still check-in. I was relieved.
|Cebu Pacific (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Lesson: Don't Be LateThe lesson is simple: don't be late. PAL is now explicitly saying that they will penalize latecomers. With that, the possibility of evading the consequences is microscopically small. Don't take it. Don't even risk taking it if it's not worth it.
There's a heavy competition among local airline companies. They have to be strict with their rules to survive. What I still complain though is when they are the ones that was late or delayed. Can they be penalized too? I hope so.
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