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User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8066 times:

Updates:

ANA will be the first int'l carrier to operate out of NAIA's T3

http://www.ana.co.jp/wws/us/e/local/...na/corp_info/pr/2011/110111-2.html

All of Airphil's Q300/400 A/C will be transfered to Philippine Airlines and they would operate out of Terminal 2. Is this the start of all of the international airlines finally moving out of T1 to T3? 2P seems to be evacuating out of T3 slowly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninoy_Aquino_International_Airport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airphil_Express

CX's move to T3 is delayed due to the airlines' request to build their own airline lounge.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/...0/cathay-pacific-makes-move-naia-3

Any comments,suggestions and updates are welcomed! Mabuhay!


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14078 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8066 times:

Any progress in the FraPort vs. Republic of the Philippines issue concerning T3?

Jan


User currently onlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1935 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7955 times:

Glad to see some sort of progress into getting the international airlines out of crappy Terminal One. I was there last week and was watching them haul 5 gallon container after 5 gallon container down the passenger escalator to the bathrooms at the gates. I have been watching this process for many years now and have always wondered how and why water does not flow into an international concourse's bathrooms! Third World? How about Fourth World! Funny thing is, you can travel to the remotest of airports in the Philippines and the facilities are better than they are in Manila. I could never understand that. I travel to the Philippines several times per year and it amazes me how very little if anything ever changes at this airport. Even corruption isn't infinite  

For travelers going to Manila, careful with the taxi's. When departing Terminal One, be careful what taxi you use as there have been some changes. The closest taxis (the yellow ones) charge 70 Pesos now per km. (I think that is the measurement used) which compared to other countries, is still cheap. On the second island WAS the cheaper white taxis that have flat rates to the given hotel properties. Recently, they have raised their rates and then on the way out of the airport, they try and stop at a booth where they try to charge you additional beyond the original pre-quoted price. The defense that they use is that the government has not raised rates since 1997 and they are losing money. I guess you have to have some mercy for them, but it is unethical, none the less. Outside the airport, the white taxis are still 30 Pesos per km. (some have been allowed to raise the rates to 40 Pesos per) and truly are a bargain, to international travelers and many of the drivers are quote good ambassadors to their country.


User currently onlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7951 times:
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Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
. Is this the start of all of the international airlines finally moving out of T1 to T3?

Hoping it will come fast. Came into MNL at T1 on BR last month, and it seemed in pretty sad shape.

Can T3 handle everything now operating from T1 plus domestinc ops for 5J and 2P's A320 ops?

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
All of Airphil's Q300/400 A/C will be transfered to Philippine Airlines

Glad to see that. We took 2P to Busuanga and it seemed AirPhil was suffering from a bit of an identity crisis with their prop ops. Nice crew on Q300 ship 18 (old Pal Express logo) with an inflight magazine that opened to an advert for Seair touting the best flights to Boracay. Hmmm. Seems like they will make a go of the growing A320 operations though.

Side note. It was wonderful to be back in the Philippines. The nicest people anywhere. Mabuhay!

Tomas SJC



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User currently offlineFilAmAirlines From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7944 times:

Why are there no word on other airlines, besides CX, pursuing a transfer to T3 at MNL?

MNL's T1 is a dump especially the bathrooms.

I have read CRK is supposed to replace MNL as the major airport to/from the Philippines. Can someone verfiy on this?

IIRC DL will start flying 777 instead of 744 to/from MNL in the future. I am not sure if and when that's still going to happen.

I wish NH profits well when their MNL flights commence.



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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7867 times:

Can anyone shed some more light on Mid Sea Express supposedly planning to fly ex CEB to neighbouring islands using BN2 Islander ???
They already have a website - that appears to be rather on the "professional side" - but which is still in need of some more solid infos (schedules/fares/etc.) as the booking engine is still offline.



Quoting FilAmAirlines (Reply 4):

I have read CRK is supposed to replace MNL as the major airport to/from the Philippines. Can someone verfiy on this?

Well,that´s a "plan" ... (remember how - and if - plans "eventually" be turned into reality in the Phils. usually ...)

It won´t happen before CRK get´s a significantly better ground connection with Manila !
(the rail connex is still pending several issues to be "arranged")

[Edited 2011-02-02 01:34:34]


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14078 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7857 times:

Quoting crownvic (Reply 2):
For travelers going to Manila, careful with the taxi's. When departing Terminal One, be careful what taxi you use as there have been some changes. The closest taxis (the yellow ones) charge 70 Pesos now per km. (I think that is the measurement used) which compared to other countries, is still cheap. On the second island WAS the cheaper white taxis that have flat rates to the given hotel properties. Recently, they have raised their rates and then on the way out of the airport, they try and stop at a booth where they try to charge you additional beyond the original pre-quoted price. The defense that they use is that the government has not raised rates since 1997 and they are losing money. I guess you have to have some mercy for them, but it is unethical, none the less. Outside the airport, the white taxis are still 30 Pesos per km. (some have been allowed to raise the rates to 40 Pesos per) and truly are a bargain, to international travelers and many of the drivers are quote good ambassadors to their country.

I was there about four weeks ago and didn´t have a problem, but we had transport pre-arranged via our hotel (the Manila Heritage Hotel located at the intersection EDSA / Roxas Boulevard, which I can really recommend). Also having my Pinay fiancee with me helped as well (the taxi drivers being more reluctant to pull stunts as they would do on a stupid foreigner).

Concerning T1, the Malaysian Airlines staff in MNL was very helpfull after some check-in bird in DUB misslabeled my fiancee´s luggage, so that it would only be sent to KUL instead of all the way to MNL.
The new domestic terminal T2 looks very new and shiny (I still remember the old domestic terminal at the far end of the airport, BTW who is using it now?) and the PR crew on the flights to get us to CGY and back was highly professional and, at least from what I could see from a passenger´s point of view, seemed to be very well maintained (at least they were spotlessly clean).

Concerning CGY, has anybody heard when the new airport at Languindigan will be opened to replace the old Lumbia airport?

Jan

Jan


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7739 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 1):
Any progress in the FraPort vs. Republic of the Philippines issue concerning T3?
Quoting MHG (Reply 5):
It won´t happen before CRK get´s a significantly better ground connection with Manila !
(the rail connex is still pending several issues to be "arranged")
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 6):
Concerning CGY, has anybody heard when the new airport at Languindigan will be opened to replace the old Lumbia airport?

The following provide general information about NAIA T3 and related infrastructure projects.....

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/...s-fill-naia-3-2012-wants-expansion

http://business.inquirer.net/money/t...ding-for-4-PPP-projects-seen-in-Q2



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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 6):
(I still remember the old domestic terminal at the far end of the airport, BTW who is using it now?)

Zest Air and Seair are still using the old domestic terminal.



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User currently onlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1935 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7499 times:

There has been talk for the past few years about Clark (CRK) replacing MNL as the primary airport. This "theory" is nothing more than a power struggle between 2 regions battling for the upper hand. There is no doubt that properly developed, CRK would have the upper hand. They have a huge land area that could lead to a world class facility, but politics and corruption will more than likely slow the progress for any big success. Many of the officials from the Pampanga region where this airport lies are fed up with MNL (along with me!), but there is a saying for the success in business. Location, Location, Location! The airport of MNL is practically right in the middle of the city and that means convenience. As others said, unless a first class (like HKG) rail link can be made to CLK, it will never be anything more than a low cost carrier alternative. It is just too far out of the Metro Manila and the road infrastructure is horrible. Once you are clear of the city heading north toward CLK, it is a pretty clear shot on the highway, but if there is an accident as there frequently is, this roadway turns into a parking lot and there are no alternate routes.

MD11Engineer...I really did not have any problems as I am very seasoned traveler to the Philippines. Regardless of whether you are a local or a foreigner, there are dishonest taxi drivers everywhere. They made an attempt to rip me off, but I did not allow it where an unseasoned traveler could be taken advantage of. This can happen in any city in the world and I was just trying bring it to the attention of MNL visitors. As for the Heritage Hotel, I have stayed there on and off for the past several years (including as recently as one week ago) and frequently use it for early morning departures or when I arrive late in the evening into MNL because it is one of the closest hotels to Terminal 1 & 2. The faciity has a nice lobby, decent restaurant and efficient and friendly staff, but the rooms are EXTREMELY substandard. They are old, dirty and are in need of a dire remodeling. I have probably stayed at about 20+ different properties in Manila and can recommend far nicer hotels that are similar in price. You are paying more for convenience than anything else at the Heritage


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7299 times:

Quoting MHG (Reply 8):
Zest Air and Seair are still using the old domestic terminal.

I'm hoping they could soon transfer and share T1 with foreign LCCs. Also, much as I admire their unique fleets, I wish they'd acquire newer used planes such as these for local flights to smaller island and leisure destinations inaccessible to bigger aircraft.....

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User currently offlineSean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 770 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7199 times:

It's ironic that the Arab countries can import Filipinos to build a massive building in amazingly short time frames, but if they decided to build a modern terminal at Clark with a high speed rail link to metro Manila, it would probably take 30 years.

User currently offlineairlineaddict From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7152 times:
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Quoting crownvic (Reply 9):
As for the Heritage Hotel, I have stayed there on and off for the past several years (including as recently as one week ago) and frequently use it for early morning departures or when I arrive late in the evening into MNL because it is one of the closest hotels to Terminal 1 & 2. The faciity has a nice lobby, decent restaurant and efficient and friendly staff, but the rooms are EXTREMELY substandard. They are old, dirty and are in need of a dire remodeling. I have probably stayed at about 20+ different properties in Manila and can recommend far nicer hotels that are similar in price. You are paying more for convenience than anything else at the Heritage

The best hotels near the airport are at Resorts World which is across from Terminal 3. It's a "luxury casino resort" with two hotels currently built - one all suites and a Marriott. The Marriott supposedly has a scheduled complimentary shuttle service too to the airport.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14078 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

Quoting airlineaddict (Reply 12):
Quoting crownvic (Reply 9):
As for the Heritage Hotel, I have stayed there on and off for the past several years (including as recently as one week ago) and frequently use it for early morning departures or when I arrive late in the evening into MNL because it is one of the closest hotels to Terminal 1 & 2. The faciity has a nice lobby, decent restaurant and efficient and friendly staff, but the rooms are EXTREMELY substandard. They are old, dirty and are in need of a dire remodeling. I have probably stayed at about 20+ different properties in Manila and can recommend far nicer hotels that are similar in price. You are paying more for convenience than anything else at the Heritage

The best hotels near the airport are at Resorts World which is across from Terminal 3. It's a "luxury casino resort" with two hotels currently built - one all suites and a Marriott. The Marriott supposedly has a scheduled complimentary shuttle service too to the airport.

Concerning the rooms of the Heritage Hotel, I can say that they need some refurbishment (paint, maybe some new furniture), but I can´t complain about the place being dirty.
The hotel was recommended to us by a friend of my fiancee, also she wanted to see the new Shoemart Mall of Asia, which is within walking distance of the hotel.
In any case, we only stayed two days in MNL and then moved on to CGY with the final destination Iligan City.

Refering to Manila taxis, I can say that compared to my previous stays in the Philippines 17-20 years ago the situation has greatly improved. Back then there was a big, overcrowded carpark outside NAIA T1, where taxi drivers tried to pull your luggage out of your hands to make you take their taxi. It used to be a chaotic mess.
Back then, with my ex-wife, a taxi driver offered to take us to the old domestic terminal for 200 (we thought Pesos, still very expensive, but what the heck), but halfway down the road he insisted that it was 200 US DOLLARS !. I didn´t even understand what was going on, just a furious exchange of Tagalog between my ex and the driver. The driver stopped and she just told me to get out with our bags. It turned ugly because other drivers stopped to support our driver. She later told me that they called her a hooker and insulted her because she didn´t help to rip off a foreigner.
I was then told to take the bags and to hide in a side street while she waited for a few minutes after the other drivers were gone and flagged down another taxi. Only when she had finished negotiating the fare did she call me to come over.

This time it was ok (except for one driver taking a, for me, very obvious detour (I´m good at memorizing maps and rarely get lost, even in foreign cities, so I knew that he was extending the trip). While my fiancee and myself are very generous tippers (sometimes multiples of the actual fare), we don´t like to be bullsh*tted.

Jan


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6974 times:

Quoting Sean-SAN- (Reply 11):
It's ironic that the Arab countries can import Filipinos to build a massive building in amazingly short time frames, but if they decided to build a modern terminal at Clark with a high speed rail link to metro Manila, it would probably take 30 years.

Ironic indeed, since the terms were onerous.....

http://philippineairspace.blogspot.c...-wants-all-lcc-transferred-to.html

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/pampanga/clark-airport-workers-keep-jobs

Quoting airlineaddict (Reply 12):
The best hotels near the airport are at Resorts World which is across from Terminal 3. It's a "luxury casino resort" with two hotels currently built - one all suites and a Marriott. The Marriott supposedly has a scheduled complimentary shuttle service too to the airport.

It's the least they can do for their customers. Not too much of a trouble on their part as they are right across the street.....

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Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 13):
This time it was ok (except for one driver taking a, for me, very obvious detour (I´m good at memorizing maps and rarely get lost, even in foreign cities, so I knew that he was extending the trip). While my fiancee and myself are very generous tippers (sometimes multiples of the actual fare), we don´t like to be bullsh*tted.

If it's any consolation, locals are not spared from similar capers, as your first hand experience showed. It's just that dollars and euros make foreigners very tempting marks. Nonetheless, these are still reprehensible acts which should be eradicated. It's an embarrassment to the country and a threat to visitors' safety.   



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14078 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6955 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 14):

If it's any consolation, locals are not spared from similar capers, as your first hand experience showed. It's just that dollars and euros make foreigners very tempting marks. Nonetheless, these are still reprehensible acts which should be eradicated. It's an embarrassment to the country and a threat to visitors' safety.

Well, my fiancee is Pinay, but she is Visayan and her accent marks her as a "Provinciana".

Jan


Edit: But I have to say that generally speaking my experiences in the Philippines were great, so that my fiancee and myself plan to buy some land as an extension to her house´s (a nice bungalow with three bedrooms) garden.
We seriously plan to retire in the Philippines some day in future.

[Edited 2011-02-04 09:34:52]

User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6750 times:

There are media reports of Jetstar also launching a Philippines subsidiary (along the lines of Air asia, Tiger etc).
Is there anough room for 3 low cost players, PAL and a range of smaller players? Is the market growing that rapidly?

where does this potentially leave Cebu pacific?


User currently onlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6672 times:
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Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 15):
We seriously plan to retire in the Philippines some day in future

I'll be right behind you Jan!

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 16):
There are media reports of Jetstar also launching a Philippines subsidiary (along the lines of Air asia, Tiger etc).
Is there anough room for 3 low cost players, PAL and a range of smaller players? Is the market growing that rapidly?

Whatever happened to Seair's plans to operate an LCC (was it Tiger Philippines?) from CRK?

Tomas SJC



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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 17):
Whatever happened to Seair's plans to operate an LCC (was it Tiger Philippines?) from CRK?

No independend LCC from Seair but low-cost flights with leased A319 from Tiger Airways. Actually operating MNL-SIN only.
See: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Seair...d=5bd33dd85c8184f1a859318c8f2f05fa



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User currently onlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6595 times:
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Quoting MHG (Reply 18):
No independend LCC from Seair but low-cost flights with leased A319 from Tiger Airways. Actually operating MNL-SIN only.

OK thanks...I do now remember seeing that photo recently! Maybe a spalsh of paint might help?

Tomas



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3955 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

Does anyone have the reg of the second Sea Air A319 from Tiger please, msn 3801? Possibly RP-C5319 as the other one is 4319 ??

User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

Based on wiki, PR is ending its service to RUH (its 4x weekly on a 744)
I guess they can't compete with SV, EK, EY, QR and GF.



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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1884 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5969 times:

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 19):
Does anyone have the reg of the second Sea Air A319 from Tiger please, msn 3801? Possibly RP-C5319 as the other one is 4319 ??
South East Asian Airlines
Hub: Clark | IATA: DG | ICAO: SRQ | details
C/N MSN last update model registration remarks former airline former reg. delivered to
3757 A319-132 RP-C4319 lsf Tiger Airways Tiger Airways 9V-TRA Tiger Airways
3801 NEW A319-132 RP-C5320 lsf Tiger Airways / Stored at Clark (CRK) Tiger Airways 9V-TRB Tiger Airways

Source: CH-Aviation (http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=DG&al_op=1)


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5879 times:

Just saw that Jetstar launched Darwin-Manila flights yesterday.
Wonder how well they would do?

The 3pw flights will offer connections to Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5842 times:

Quoting viasa (Reply 22):
3801 NEW A319-132 RP-C5320 lsf Tiger Airways / Stored at Clark (CRK) Tiger Airways 9V-TRB

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25 RobK : Martial I did look on your site before asking before there was nothing showing then! I find your site is the best of the free ones for up to date air
26 Post contains links leamside : Baguio is asking the airlines anew to service the city. http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=16744 Doesn't Sky Pasada service the city anymore? T
27 Post contains links and images MHG : They never comenced so far ... Mainly due to "unforeseen obstacles" (that´s not an official statement,though ) This "obstacle" was the requirement o
28 Post contains images DEVILFISH : They have found their uniform, but the name tag is missing.....
29 Post contains images Tomassjc : I think the "uniform" looks great on the A320s! The Qs will go back to PR livery I suppose soon, well at least the few that were painted. Regards fro
30 Lufthansa747 : Could somebody please explain why 30 March is such a busy day HKG-MNL? I ended up having to book PR as it was cheaper than 5J, and the last flight of
31 Tomassjc : Can someone explain the logo of AirPhilExpress? Is it an Eagle head or a falling leaf? Thanks! Tom SJC
32 PRFlyer : Schools over, start of summer vacation. Families taking the opportunity to travel together.
33 Post contains images Lufthansa747 : Thanks for the explanation. But 822 HKD one way must have been the most expensive HKG-MNL I have bought for recent years. Thankfully 5J sold me a ret
34 PRFlyer : I just noticed from that PR103 and PR113 (LAX-MNL) are now having their tech stop in HNL. When did they start the HNL tech stop? Last time I flew PR10
35 The777Man : Probably because of very strong headwinds and even from Guam they would have difficulty making it nonostop to LAX. The777Man
36 Tomassjc : It's the other way around....westbound. Eastbound MNL-LAX /SFO is usually no problem nonstop
37 The777Man : Corrext; USUALLY. That's why the stop in HNL would be extra due to unusual winds. The777Man
38 EBGflyer : That's not even expensive. I was looking at going from MNL to HKG on April 25. The flight I want is 1800 HKD one-way!!
39 Tomassjc : Just saying the westbound flights are stopping in HNL, because of the payload restrcitions due headwinds SFO/LAX TO GUM. From MNL to SFO/LAX flights
40 cityairline : Just wanted to point out that the highlights are on the Philippines now in the recent "Airliner World" issues! The February issue featured eight pages
41 Tomassjc : Actually I calculated wrong by a half hour ..it was 10hr 10min.....still REALLY fast!
42 Lufthansa747 : It's 3-4 times what I usually pay for 5J. Your flight is around Easter I guess...
43 Post contains links VirginFlyer : I'm not certain if this has been noted already, but this appeared on FlightGlobal today: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...er-to-buy-32.5-stake-i
44 Tomassjc : Any speculation from anyone if we will see an increase in Tiger flying on behalf of Seair from Clark or even NAIA? Tom SJC
45 tonymctigue : Hello everyone here. I'd just finished posting this to the Irish thread where I usually post to see if anyone there could help me when I saw this thre
46 crownvic : TonyMctigue...My only warning to you is, do not base your trip on flying that PR Jumbo. On the MNL-HKG, PR frequently swaps aircraft types around (as
47 leamside : Where in the US can one buy this magazine from? Barnes & Noble does not seem to have them. Nor do hobby shops.
48 DEVILFISH : Try Borders, they may still have them at bargain prices.....if the stores near you haven't closed shop yet. Alternatively, there's Fry's.
49 Tomassjc : I got the February issue at Barnes and Noble (San Jose CA) just last week. The March issue is not on stands in the US yet....cant't wait! Tomas SJC
50 leamside : Thanks guys. Was able to get my Feb. issue this evening at a Borders store that is closing. Got their last copy at 40% off. Also got the March issue o
51 MHG : Anyone with a "serious guess" whether Zest Air will really be able to fly B 777 to the Middle East ? I suspect room is there after PAL´s decision to
52 EBGflyer : Not sure starting up anything to the Middle East at the moment is a good idea. Zest Air should try to improve things at their home turf instead. They
53 oneworld77 : Hi Tony, I spent Xmas in Korea's/Phills/Honkers. I flew DUB/LHR/DOH/SEL with QR. Lovely flights, Doha not as mad as DXB (it's basic as they're buildi
54 Post contains links PRFlyer : It has to do with the alternate airport. Saipan Airport runway is undergoing construction . Work is mostly done at night and that is when the PR West
55 Tomassjc : Of course....a friend had mentioned that in passing and I had totally forgotten...thanks for refreshing my memory PRFlyer.
56 tonymctigue : Thanks for the advice guys. I will probably be spending most of my time there around Cebu City and Boracay. I am aware thar flying EI from SNN-LHR, C
57 Post contains links leamside : Pabaon for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ? PhilStar today reports "P400 million withdrawn from CAAP funds by Arroyo governmen
58 EDICHC : I don't get hung up on it any more. When visiting the in-laws in the Phils we turn shopping trips into a game. In the market hall at Greenhills, I go
59 leamside : PAL flies back to Europe! Charter flight of course. One of PAL's 777 has been sent to the Island of Crete, Greece to repatriate nearly nearly 400 Fili
60 Post contains links leamside : Just in case you missed it, there is a Cebu Pacific configuration thread at this site. See Cebu Pac A319 Config (by babaero Mar 8 2011 in Civil Aviati
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