It’s been a while since I last flew with Philippine Airlines and getting to a Boeing 747 plane felt like a luxury. I have nothing against Cebu Pacific, but sometimes you get better value for money with PAL. We booked our Manila–Cebu–Manila flight during PAL’s weekend midnight sale and was able to get a round trip fare of P2,350.00 (USD55.00) per person inclusive of tax. It was a sweet deal considering that you will be flying Boeing 747 (we took the 9am flight from Manila). After flying with Cebu Pacific for a time, you will definitely miss the little luxuries of full-service planes like more leg room, snacks, in-flight entertainment and newspapers.
I like the Boeing 747 plane of PAL, not sure though if its brand new or refurbished but it is sparkingly clean. When you go to Cebu from Manila, I would recommend taking the 9am flight. Be sure to check PAL’s weekend midnight sale, you may get a ticket cheaper than Cebu Pacific.