As Philippine Airlines prepares to retire the Boeing 747-400 from its fleet, join Papa Lima Sierra as he takes us on a journey aboard the Queen of the Skies.In the second part of this two-part series, we travel with Philippine Airlines on a flight from San Francisco to Manila.As we arrived at our gate, an announcement was made that it was already time to board! This was the first of the planned eight pure passenger Boeing 747-400 aircraft to be delivered to Philippine Airlines.
ON-BOARD I did my usual ritual of rubbing and knocking the plane's skin as I prepared to board the aircraft. Do not remove your carry on baggage from the stowage bins until the aircraft has come to a full stop.
She currently seats 42 seats in Business Class and 383 seats in Economy Class. It took a while before all passengers boarded as there were problems with the seat assignments of other passengers. Please pay attention to the screen nearest you." As the safety video was being played, the cabin lights were dimmed. Mangyari po lamang manatili nakaupo at nakakabit ang iyong seatbelts.
This particular aircraft is frequently used on flights to Los Angeles (PR102/103) and San Francisco (PR104/105). One by one, the four engines started to come to life. Wag muna kayong tumayo at baka kayo ay masaktan sa biglang paghinto ng eroplano.
For passengers headed to NAIA Terminal 3 with Philippine Airlines, you may avail of the free shuttle service. On behalf of Captain Emmanuel Isaac Jr., First Officer Joselito Juancho Tumalad, First Officer Mark Baniqued, Second Officer Emmanuel Martinez, and the rest of the crew, this is your flight purser Joy Manzano, thank you for flying with us.
It was indeed a pleasure to serve you on-board, and we look forward in seeing you again soon on one of our future flights.