I booked for a round trip ticket for 4 persons at Air
thru their on-line booking. For our mid-April flight for Philippines , I booked our flight as early as January so we can avail of discounted fares and of course to make sure that we already have our flights reserved for our planned vacation in the province. Iloilo
On the day of our flight, we arrived at the airport at about 9 AM, just enough time to check-in for a 10:50 AM flight. NAIA 3 terminal was not really crowded that time and there are two check-in counters open for our flight.
It was already our turn to check-in when the person in-charge at the counter got our e-tickets same also with the other passengers at the back of the line. She brought the tickets to her colleagues and they had a little conversation. After a while, she went to us and told us that our flight was overbooked and that we cannot be accommodated anymore. She offered us their late afternoon flight which is 5:30 PM. Whhaaaat???!!!
That means we will be arriving in
at about 6:30 in the evening and we still have to travel on land for 2 to 3 hours to get to Antique, our destination. Wow, that’s already late, thinking that we have children with us. Iloilo
I really want to flare up but I was thinking, getting mad won’t do me any good. If the plane was already full, then there’s no way that we can be on that flight no matter what I say or do. So I just remained calm just like the other passengers. There were about 12 of us that can’t be accommodated on the flight.
|Air Philippines plane at Kalibo airport|
Anyway, we arrived at
and overall, the flight was great. Though it’s a small plane, yet we didn’t feel any bumps, maybe because the weather was great. It was a 1 hour flight and my children enjoyed looking at the cottony clouds and the large body of water below. Kalibo Airport
|Air Philippines plane arrived at Iloilo airport on time.|
This time Air
plane was much bigger than the one we boarded going to Kalibo. There are 6 seats per row with more rows available. Philippines
Aside from the over-booking issue, flying with Air
was such a great experience for us. I won’t have any second thoughts flying with this airline once again. Until our next flight Air Philippines . Philippines