Mabuhay Miles PREMIER ELITE Membership

Annual Qualification:

(from January 01 - December 31 of each year)  

Achieve any of the following on eligible tickets: 

  • Earn 45,000 Tier/Flight Miles on Philippine Airlines and Code-Share flights
  • Fly 50 one-way qualifying flights on any class of service on Philippine Airlines and Code-Share flights
  • Fly 25 one-way qualifying flights on Business Class on Philippine Airlines and Code-Share flights

Tier-based bonus accrual of Miles  

You'll receive a Tier-based bonus of 75% for qualifying flights to/from US, Canada, and London. For all other qualifying flights, you shall receive a Tier-based bonus of 25%:
a. Economy Class - based on earned Miles
b. Business Class - based on actual distance flown


Lounge Access

You may relax in comfort prior to your flight departure in Mabuhay Lounges as well as participating VIP Lounges at selected international airports when traveling on Philippine Airlines, PAL Express and selected Philippine Airlines Code-share flights using a Philippine Airlines ticket. You may even bring a traveling companion along. 

Premier Elite members may also enjoy a 15% discount at Mrs. Fields outlet in NAIA Terminal 3 (Departure Area), upon presentation of a valid Premier Elite membership card. 

Priority check-in, boarding, luggage handling  

You may check-in, board the plane, and collect luggage ahead of others on Philippine Airlines and PAL Express.  

Priority Airport Standby

If you're on standby for a fully booked Philippine Airlines or PAL Express flights at the airport, you'll be given a higher priority for a seat on the next available flight. 

Additional Luggage Allowance 

You'll receive an additional luggage allowance of thirty (30) kgs flying on Philippine Airlines/PAL Express for flights using weight system. You may also carry one (1) extra piece of  luggage (based on your ticket's class of service) when flying to routes using the piece system.

To learn more about baggage allowance, please refer to www.philippineairlines.com.

Upgrade Travel Certificates  

You'll earn 2 Upgrade Travel Certificates (UTC's) upon accruing 45,000 Tier Miles within the calendar year, and 2 additional certificates for every 25,000 Flight Miles accrued on Philippine Airlines flights and PAL Express flights (within the same qualifying period). 

You can use these UTC's on Philippine Airlines and PAL Express flights for a one-step, one-sector upgrade. You may also transfer these certificates to your traveling or non-traveling companion.  UTC's may be used in conjunction with an eligible revenue ticket that allows upgrade under any of the booking class codes (BCC) and fare bases below.

Please be reminded of the following:

Certain BCCs and fare bases may not be eligible for upgrade against a UTC. Please validate if the booked BCC and fare basis are eligible for UTC, prior to purchase of your revenue tickets through the PAL Website, Reservations, Ticket Office or Mabuhay Miles Service Center.

- Eligible BCCs against Upgrade Travel Certificates for Domestic/International flights
            Economy class to Economy Plus*/Premium Economy upgrade: H, M, L, S, Y
            Economy Plus*/Premium Economy to Business class upgrade: W / N (except N9 fares)

- Any fare basis with "9" is not eligible to avail of UTC.

- Eligible BCCs and fare bases may be changed without prior notice.

*Economy Plus applies to Domestic, Korea, and Middle East flights.

Passengers who are confirmed for an upgrade against UTC for their London - Manila flight shall be assessed the applicable APD (UK Airport Passenger Duty) tax upon check-in at the airport.  

An upgrade from Economy to Business Class is allowed if the flight does not offer Economy Plus/Premium Economy

How to use the Upgrade Travel Certificate (UTC):  

  1. The Member and/or beneficiary is required to call Mabuhay Miles Service Center, PAL Reservations and/or Ticket Offices to have their names listed on the flight they intend to take. Please CLICK HERE for the contact details.   
  2. A Premier Elite Member may have his/her upgrade (based on UTC's) confirmed three (3) days prior flight departure, subject to seat availability. The upgrade for beneficiaries, regardless of tier status, can be confirmed a day (24 hours) prior flight departure, subject to availability of seats. UTC's booked and confirmed other than thru MMSC, PAL Reservations and/or Ticket Offices shall not be honored.  PAL does not guarantee specific seat requests and the loading of special meals for passengers using UTC's. 
  3. For a Member who does not call, upgrade shall be confirmed at the airport on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability of seats. 
  4.  The original UTC must be surrendered upon check-in otherwise the passenger shall be denied the requested upgrade.  
  5. A Member, who endorses a UTC to a Beneficiary who will not be traveling with him/her, must require the Beneficiary to present the following upon check-in: 
    • Original UTC, duly accomplished and signed by the Member
    • Clear photocopy of the Member’s valid photo ID with signature
  6. A Member who has a confirmed UTC upgrade shall not be eligible for involuntary upgrade.

Note: Above privileges, conditions and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.