SleeplessInZh wrote:Im starting to believe that PAL dont need to be in an Alliance.
They don't need it.
They are free now.
And i say this because of the uprising philippine aviation after 2025.
Frankly, Mabuhay Miles status is near useless outside of PR (with the exception of a few codeshare routes where benefits are extended). In a way, joining an alliance would be an incentive to MM members to keep flying with PR to build status. Members of other airlines would have more reasons to fly PR as their FF benefits would still be extended to them.
Jefford717 wrote:LAX-MNL to 17x weekly? Will they be using their 77W with 370 seats on all flights? If yes, that’s 6,290 seats one-way. I’m still surprised why none of the US3 want a slice of the pie. 6,290 seats seems way too much monopoly for Pal for this particular LAX-MNL route. BR, CI, CX and many others offers one-stop service with cheaper and better experience than PR In my opinion, but knowing that the industry is heading towards point-to-point service I’m still surprised why none of the US3 would dare to break the nonstop monopoly PR has been enjoying for years if not decades.
The advantage that PR has is the domestic connections... they have a good local feed. Problem is on the US end, their feed beyond the West Coast isn't that good but they make up for it by serving a large Filipino market as well as cargo.