I know this won’t matter to anyone since Philippine Airlines isn’t tied up with any other frequent flyer programs, but in case you ever have to fly them: PAL will replace their old-school recliner seats on their A330s with new lie-flat seats when they accept delivery of 7 new A330-300 aircraft later this year.
The seats are made by the manufacturer Sogerma, which has outfitted business class cabins on Oman Air and Etihad. The seats will feature 60″ of pitch, and will recline to 76 inches when turned into a 20 inch wide bed.
PAL did spare some expense, though, when it comes to IFE on the aircraft, adding Mini iPad-based IFE rather than seatback systems (which is probably the wave of the future anyway…)
The new aircraft will fly from Manila to Bangkok, Honolulu, Tokyo Haneda, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Nagoya.