PAL offers free shuttle ride for San Diego travelers

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Filed under: Lifestyle Local News News Philippine News U.S. News
Ma. Theresa B. Garces, PAL-LA Area Manager(seated 3rd from left) and staff and DOT-LA Director Richmond Jimenez(seated 2nd from left), with travel agency managers in a restaurant in San Diego last Thursday(October 13).

Ma. Theresa B. Garces, PAL-LA Area Manager(seated 3rd from left) and staff and DOT-LA Director Richmond Jimenez(seated 2nd from left), with travel agency managers in a restaurant in San Diego last Thursday(October 13).

By Abner Galino

San Diego residents who are flying to the Philippines on round-trip tickets from the Philippine Airlines (PAL) are getting free shuttle rides to and fro the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Ma. Theresa B. Garces, PAL Los Angeles area manager, made the announcement in a gathering of travel agency managers in a restaurant in San Diego last Thursday (October 13).

Garces said PAL wants San Diego residents to get to the airport and back with “no hassles or worries.”

“We know how hard it is to drive up to LA, so we’re trying to make it easier for our clients here in San Diego,” Garces said.

Pinoy Shuttle, a San Diego based vehicle service, will be exclusively transporting PAL passengers from San Diego to the airport and vice verza.

Steve Cabuag, owner of Pinoy Shuttle, said their transport firm will be solely responsible for any untoward incidents that may occur during the transport.

“And that is the reason why we are not going to get other passengers because it is part of our insurance agreement,” Steve said.

He added that Pinoy Shuttle has a fleet of vehicles of varying capacity limits that it could deploy, depending the number of passengers present.

Passengers who bought tickets effective September 1- December 10, 2016 and travelling from September 7 with a return trip on/before December 15, 2016 can avail of free shuttle service. But the shuttle voucher is only valid on the flight and date specified on the ticket. These vouchers will be cancelled or forfeited in case of changes or rebooking.

The travel agents will make two days advance notice to the shuttle service provider and they will also issue the travel vouchers to the passengers.

On the other hand, passengers must hold valid PAL ticket traveling to Manila via PR 113/PR103 and return via PR 112/PR 102. They must have confirmed shuttle service reservations 48 hours before their flights and they must present their vouchers to Pinoy Shuttle service on departure day.

The travel vouchers are not transferable.

Pick up points are located at:

2300 Sweetwater Road National City, CA 91950

9650 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126

Los Angeles:

Tom Bradley International Arrival Area (TBIT)

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