PAL Opens Bidding For J Class Upgrades

14 July 2016

Philippine Airlines (PAL) unveiled Tuesday a new flight service that allows passengers to bid for a seat upgrade from Economy to Business Class.

The airline launched myPAL upgrade in partnership with technology service provider Plusgrade. According to the program, eligible economy class passengers will receive an e-mail inviting them to submit their bids for a business class upgrade up to 36 hours prior to their flight departure.

A pre-determined minimum and maximum bid price is defined by destination and passengers can choose within the defined range how much they are willing to pay for an upgrade. Winning bidders will be notified of their successful upgrades through email at least 24 hours before their flight.

myPAL Upgrade passengers will enjoy the same benefits as full-paying business class travelers, including priority check-in and boarding, additional baggage allowance, lounge access, premium amenity kits, menu choices, on-demand in-flight entertainment and the features of a business class seat.

PAL also offers business class mileage accrual to upgraded passengers for travels until August 31, 2016.

Except for the Middle East where the airline flies all economy flights, upgrade bidding program applies to select domestic routes, and international flights such as Auckland, Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Cairns, Canton, Darwin, Fukuoka, Guam, Haneda, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Macau, Melbourne, Nagoya, Narita, New York, Osaka (Kansai), Port Moresby, Saigon, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Toronto, Vancouver and Quanzhou (Jinjiang).

1 comment:

  1. I won't mind bidding not more than USD50 for this mediocre and sub-standard biz class product.