So I try to avoid our infamous airport and ride PAL every time. But last week on a trip to Hong Kong with my family, I found myself in the middle of anger, panic and disbelief. After the pilot announced that breakfast will be served. The stewardesses began handing white, rectangular boxes out.
From afar they looked like iPad boxes.
When I opened it, I was shocked. Is this breakfast? PAL, how could you? I couldn't believe you would sink this low.
I skipped having anything at the airport thinking of the hot meal I was gonna have on the plane so I munched away on whatever.
Then when my iPad box was almost trashed the stewardess opens it for me and places a hot meal wrapped in tin foil. Waaah! wait, let me clear the ...okay just put it there.
Nonetheless, there was no coffee or tea....but I finished it all out of sheer relief. I do not even remember if it was good or that pakbet does not go with corned beef. Ek!
On our flight home though, we were served the standard airplane food tray. Whew! I obeserved though that everything is disposable now; tray, dessert dish - everything. Even their not so disposable utensils (which I take home) are now cheap disposables. Boo! Poor Mother Earth!
What happened that morning? Is that how breakfast will be from now on on board PAL?
Anyway, I can complain and dramatize this but I will still ride PAL if only for the more decent airport.
Oh and it was fun playing Tumbling Tower with the leftover crackers....