Update on Econolight Seats from Philippine Airlines (PAL)

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Econolight is the cheapest seat Philippine Airlines (PAL) is selling. Some econolight seats can go down to as low as 800 pesos. Three days ago, I was surfing their website to look for promos for the coming holidays. Then I came across a very interesting announcement: Philippine airlines version of Cebu Pacific’s “Go Lite” has a very good update. I’m not sure when it was first announced, but it was good news to everyone who loves to fly on PAL. Effective for bookings made on or after November 18 and for those whose travel is on or after December 1, the following changes will take effect.


Before, Econolight seats are located at the rear of the plane. For me, it’s OK because it’s nearer to the comfort rooms. But for some, it was not a good position. Now, they already removed this policy. You can now seat other than at the rear of the aircraft.


Before, Econolight seats have no free “merienda” or meals. They will distinguish you because you are seated on the back seat. So, along with the change in their seating policy, they also changed their meals policy. You can now have free food and drinks even if your ticket is cheaper than the “Fiesta” type.

So, do you like the change? Personally, I do. I think Cebu Pacific might be very good in giving cheap airfares but they are still lagging behind Philippine Airlines (PAL) in terms of accommodation.

So next time you will buy PAL Econolight tickets, you can now delete “food and drinks” from the list of things to bring before the flight. Enjoy and have a safe flight!
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