Monday, February 25, 2008

Seair: Go to places where no other airlines can go

I have gone to Boracay via the nautical highway and also on board the Superferry but I have never been there via a plane. I know its a hassle not going there by plane but what can I do considering that budgetary constraints prevent me from doing this. Wouldn't it be great if I do get there via Seair this time?

Actually, I have already flown Seair twice, one is the El Nido - Busuanga (Palawan) and the other is the Manila - Romblon route. It is a nineteen seater affair with a complement of two crew.

The El Nido-Busuanga
flight was one leg of our journey when we visited various campuses of state universities in Palawan from as far south as Bataraza to Busuanga in the north. The Romblon trip was upon the invitation of Romblon State College for the DBM Secretary and our Regional Director to be keynote speakers in their commencement exercises.

The 19 seater twin-engined Let 410 UVP-E experience was very different from the jet planes that I have ridden. For one, they weigh you in before you board the plane. This I still don't know the reason why? Were they weighing you to determine the seat assignments in order to have an even weight distribution on the plane or to determine the quantity of fuel required for the flight? Anyway, on the way to Busuanga, I was fortunate enough to sit just behind the pilot (yup, the flight cabin was only divided by a curtain from the rest of the plane) and looking back towards me he tried to point to the direction of the Malampaya well. How personal can you get with the flight crew? ha ha ha,

I understand that on the Boracay route, Seair uses the bigger 32-seater Dornier 328 plane and that ivanhenares is giving a free return trip ticket to Boracay. Now, wouldn't it be great if I get to ride on one of this bigger plane?

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