Flight for Cebu pulls out. Cebu is PR's first destination of the day, followed by Davao and CDO
This piece of news definitely makes up for the delay
Flight attendants serve "breakfast" as the sun starts to shine through the windows
"Breakfast." I didn't finish the banana cake. I'd rather munch on air than on a make-believe cake. Sigh. I miss the old days when they serve burgers and fudgey brownies. I wonder what's serving on Business Class.
ARRIVAL IN CDO
DEPARTURE FROM CDO (Saturday, February 25)
Passengers await boarding at CDO's Lumbia airport
Very good weather!
Small stores for last-minute pasalubong shopping!
Conking out in the midday heat.
Unbelievable! A working DC3, here being loaded cargo
The A320. My favorite Airbus.
"I want to thank General Electric for their engines which provide the much-needed thrust to our flight..."
PR's "sun" against the bright, afternoon sun
Love that "smoke"! Must be the warm ambient air + freon = smoke (maybe...)
A view of the mountains of Bukidnon
A wide expanse of freshly-cut grass beside the runway
Farmers tend to their field, ignoring the noice and the jet blast from the nearby airfield
The Pueblo de Oro project. Main feature is, yes, another SM Mall.
The Rio Grande de Mindanao's CDO portion flows out to sea. Note heavy siltation.
Detail: the A320's winglets
Japanese snacks can surprise the uninitiated.
An hour of gags made the flight bearable, thanks to PR's Flights Of Fancy
Clusters of well-arranged villages greet us as we emerge from the clouds
Aircraft rolls to the right towards Manila
Industrial center (Laguna?)
Laguna? Bataan? I'm stumped.
Fishing communities in Cavite
These are government housing projects but are not occupied years after they were finished. That's the Emilio Aguinaldo highway, more known as Coastal Road. St James Parish can be seen in the middle of the photo.
Sucat, Parañaque City from the air. Those 2 boxes constitute SM Sucat and its new Annex
Flaps open during what could be the softest landing in recent memory. I hardly felt the wheels touch the ground. Truly a PR trait - no bumpy landings.
The NAIA 3 will have its soft opening in June (am i correct?) with a 5J flight to Hong Kong
Docking at the Centennial Terminal 2
Go, go, go! Whoever gets all their bags first wins!
The beautiful A320 rests while a CX prepares to return to Hong Kong
Ah, to be in Manila again. There is order, at least inside the baggage claim area.
And here ends our trip...
Thank you for joining me! Our next out-of-town trip would be to the following:
1.) Aklan - June 2006
2.) Bacolod - September 2006