PAL offers ‘distancing seats’ starting July 1

Published June 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin


By Noreen Jazul

Starting July 1, all Philippine Airlines and PAL Express flights will have “distancing seats.”

(PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna / MANILA BULLETIN)
(PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna / MANILA BULLETIN)

PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, in a Facebook post, said their aircraft will have social distancing sections where the middle or aisle seats will be left empty “in defined rows per aircraft.”

Villaluna clarified that the distancing seat is “not an added fee/travel extra” but rather “a new product included in specific fare classes such as Economy Flex and Premium Economy Class.”

Villaluna said the Premium Economy cabin class will purely have distancing seats, while the Economy cabin class will have a mix of regular and distancing seats.

“Seat assignments may be changed for operational, safety, or legal requirements,” she added.

PAL customers can reserve a “distancing seat” through PAL’s website (, Global Reservations Hotline (+632 8855-8888) or any PAL Ticket Office.