My last visit to Davao was a mixed emotion. It's my first time to go home and be with my family for 3 days and 2 nights and also to attend my sister's wedding. This is also the first time I used Zest Air as a means of transportation via Manila - Davao. I normally go for Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. I use the latter a lot because of there promos and ticket sales year round.
Experience with Zest Air
Since I was late to book a flight for Cebu Pacific, I need to find a more cheaper airline fare compared to what Cebu Pacific is offering at that time. Since holiday season is fast approaching and I only got the chance to book a flight last Monday and my flight is schedule on a Friday (December 10, 2010) so the only possible and reasonable fare I can see and think of is aiZest Air. So, I finally decided and gave in to book a flight with them. I am excited to see what they can offer me and what other things that they have and the other planes dont have. But, at the back of my mind I am hesistant and scared because of the things I've heard before about Zest Air.
Since they now have airbuses on most of there planes, so I can say that its safe and a nice ride. The plane is spacious, at least for me. The cabin crew are very nice and hospitable and they keep on smiling even if I can see it in there faces that they are tired and sleepy. There is one thing lacking though during my flight. I am not sure if the first few months/years when Zest Air started they offer free Zest-O? Because during my flight, I was waiting that the crew member will hand me over a tetra pack of Zest-O juice. My friends told me that they also give free Zest-O juice drink before. That makes me sad...
Another thing, on my way back to Manila, my flight was delayed for 1 hour. Well, thats still acceptable since before some airlines are more than hour late. I had with Cebu Pacific before that my flight was super duper late. Imagine, my flight is at 4AM unfortunately we were able to get a seat at 2PM that same day. Imagine how hassle it is, no enough sleep at that time and then need to be in Davao at 7AM for a commitment I promised to a group of people. Though, after that it never happened again. Thank God!
First Impression Last
Well, I can say that over all I had a ncie flight with Zest Air. It might not be that good at first but I think given the chance, time will come they will also make it big. I am not thinking of getting on Zest Air plane as my first option in my future flights, but will include them in my list of planes that I will be riding maybe if Cebu Pacific will stop offering great promos. Lol.