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MANILA AIRPORT:Manila Airport or Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City 1300, Manila departure is easy and taxis will take you direct up top. No touts and people waiting for arrivals must stay behind barriers. Taxis are normally searched (just glovebox) to see if theyre packing sixguns just as you reach the airport but that a formality here. The Philippines is very security heavy and not that big so you can have a long wait at times lining up as only one departure lane--heck knows why as totaly rediculous. Theres also a lack of rubbish bins in the lounge and people just throw there rubbish o thefloor where the seats are. However janitors reularly sacn and pick up the rubbish.. You go through scanners at every doorway and as you enter the terminal departure lounge. Make sure you get to the airport in plenty of time to spare. eg taxis from malate take approx 15 minutes and cost around 120P. From Swagman in Malate 150P at the most.

Go direct to departures and you will need to show your passport to security before going into the terminl. Theres not a lot of seats in the terminal and only one Mens toilet where the Temrinal fee/immigration boarding is. In the mens toilet only 3 urinals/1 main toilet with broken lock as at April 19th but it is clean. Ladies only have 2 toilets so be prepared to wait ladies--- unreal for an International airport yet noone seems to complain apart from foreigners who say they will never go back again.. There are money changer straight ahead as you go into the doors Allied Bank and PhilTrust Bank to cash in your Pesos Theres an information booth right in front in the middle by the seats and where the seats are you will find a JOLLIBEE boy who will sell you chicken fries and drinks as theres nothing to buy in the departure and once you go thu the check in and immigration the costs to buy food is expensive. Either that or bring your own if you have a long wait. The terminal is not that big and you will not get lost. Touts etc cannot go into the terminal so its safe. Go direct to departures and you will need to show your passport to security before going into the terminl. Theres not a lot of seats in the terminal and only one Mens toilet where the Temrinal fee/immigration boarding is. In the mens toilet only 3 urinals/1 main toilet with broken lock as at April 19th but it is clean. Ladies only have 2 toilets so be prepared to wait ladies--- unreal for an International airport yet noone seems to complain apart from foreigners who say they will never go back again.. There are money changer straight ahead as you go into the doors Allied Bank and PhilTrust Bank to cash in your Pesos Theres an information booth right in front in the middle by the seats and where the seats are you will find a JOLLIBEE boy who will sell you chicken fries and drinks as theres nothing to buy in the departure and once you go thu the check in and immigration the costs to buy food is expensive. Either that or bring your own if you have a long wait. The terminal is not that big and you will not get lost. Touts etc cannot go into the terminal so its safe.

 

 

They weigh all your bags and you are only allowed 25kgs on the Kuwait flights economy to Bangkok from Manila.

Going thru departures to Immigration make sure you have the 750 Terminal fee tax. Theres 2 montey changers right thru the doors if you have to change money but you can pay in US$. Get rid of your pesos before you leave at the Bank. Immigration is Ok but make sure you have filled out the departure form then get your bags inspected thru the Xray. You must take your shoes and belt off so have all your mobiles/wallets, glasses and whatever else to put into the tray. Thru the scanner they may rub you down then youre into the departure terminal. Theres many of the usual designer wear shops and food shops if you wish to pay expensive food and drinks. Theres also plenty of seats to sit down on. Once you go to your departure terminal you then have another table where staff will go thru your bags even laptop battery and you will get rubbed down as well before you board the plane. Hence the tight security.

WHAT TO BRING THRU: Ok as we are from Pattaya and good UK sausages are expensive you can bring in sausages from Manila which are excellent. Also corned beef is a good buy and Kraft have a large presence here so their products are also well priced as are taco shells and Mexican foods, breads better than Thailand & spaghetti packets, but do your homework and theres no limit up to the 25kgs you are allowed in your luggage but check this into departure. We even took JOLLIBEE chicken and burgers thru and no problem with customs as well as drinking water to eat in the departure main lounge instead of buying food plus take the rest to Bangkok. Again make sure you put all your tin cans in the stowaway luggage on the plane but you can carry a plastic bag full of Tacos if you want.One guy had a large bag of chippies and his normal pull back.

 

Parking is available in front of the International Passenger Terminal 1 (parking A, B and C) and in front of Centennial Terminal 2. Long-term parking is available at the corner of Domestic and MIA Roads. A free shuttle runs to the terminals.[ Customs info ]& we have many more Tourist info at the links below

MANILA NINOY AQUINA AIRPORT:INFO go to [ See arrivals info ]

Money and communications: Airport facilities include banks, post offices (outside Terminal 1 Arrivals and in the Terminal 2 Arrivals south wing) and telephones. All banks at the airport provide a bureau de change service during flight operations. An ATM centre is located in the Arrivals areas for enough pesos to get you buy. The airport has two banks, outside Arrivals Terminal 1 and in the Arrivals Terminal 2. The rates in the Hotels are not OK but better to use the Moromax in the Robinson complex. Filipinos send lots of US$ from overseas to their relatives so thats why theres many money changers but the best rate is in Robinsons.

Shopping: Duty-free shopping is available in the international terminal.
Luggage: There is no left-luggage facility at the airport. Trolleys are available free of charge and a free porter service is available on request. There is a lost property office in the Departures area of Terminal 1. If on holiday run light as you can buy Tshirts etc for the weather anywhere and clothes are cheap.

Other facilities: In the airport they have Baby-changing facilities, a children’s playroom, salon, sauna and massage service, 24-hour medical centres, chapels and a pharmacy are all available.

The airport is wheelchair-accessible with ramps, lifts and disabled toilets, and wheelchairs are available on request from airline ground staff; passengers requiring this service or any special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. There is a contact number for assistance (tel: +63 (0)2 877 1111).

MANILA AIRPORT HOTEL:

Hotels at the Airport The Manila Airport Hotel (tel:(02) 854 7549 or 854 7550; website: www.airporthotelmanila.com is the only airport hotel - it is located in Terminal 1; passengers in transit can hire a day room for resting. There are hotel reservation desks at the airport in both terminals and major hotels provide a shuttle service. Trolleys can cost 50 pesos & can be a hassle to find. Be calm as customs can be slow and don't lose your cool as they don't care.

There are two operational International Terminals at the Manila Airport and a third which is yet to be opened and a Domestic Terminal no more than 1 kilometre from the International Terminals.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 the original International Terminal called NAIA Terminal where all international flights arrive except Philippine Airlines (PAL). This terminal you will normally arrive in &is old. At the NAIA, the G & S taxi counters are located by the escalator at the arrival area and near the taxi stand right outside Gate 1; they are open between 5:00 and midnight or even later in case of late flights. The fixed point-to-point rates, good for up to four passengers, can be paid in pesos or US$; all major credit cards or Avis cards are accepted.
Terminal 2

The second terminal is Centennial Terminal. Used by Philippines National carrier, Philippines Airlines (PAL). The terminal is modern and spacious. It caters for both Domestic and International PAL only flights.

Terminal 3

Newest terminal has Cebu airlines

TERMINAL 3

A good inexpensive @ $US40 a night. but go to our [ Hotel Guide ] and remember Malati is further away than Makati which is closer to the airport but both have good shopping.

There are now three airport terminals for flights in and out of Manila

    • NAIA Terminal - All international flights, non-Philippine Airlines
    • Domestic Terminal - All domestic flights, non-Philippine Airlines
    • Centennial Terminal - All Philippine Airlines flights only
    • International Flights: Tel 832-1961

      Domestic Flights: Tel 818-6757 or 831-1395

There is an airport tax departure of P750 for international flights and you pay as you go theu to immigration. Theres 2 money changers there if you need to pay but you can pay in US$. [ Check out departures ]  

Philippines Embassy , Thailand
760 Sukhumvit Road, Corner Soi Philippines (Sukhumvit 30/1)
Prakhanong Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Phone: +66-2-259-0139     Airport Phone 8795261 or 8795262
Fax No.: 8154453 Sales Phone (Sales): 8176376/8182499
    +66-2-259-0140        +66-2-258-5401        
Fax:+66-2-259-2809 +66-2-259-7373
Email: bangkokpe@dfa.gov.ph or inquiry@philembassy-bangkok.net
Website URL: http://www.philembassy-bangkok.net
Travelers to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination

KUWAIT AIRWAYS MANILA
G/F Jaka llBldg.
150 Legaspi St.Legaspi Village,
Makati City
Tel.No.
EMIRATES AIRWAYS MANILA
18/F Pacific Star Bldg.,
Sen.Gil Puyat Ave.,
Corner Makati Ave.,
Makati City
Tel. No. 00 (632) 811 52
MALAYSIA AIRLINES MANILA
Unit B-C/25F, The World Centre
330 Sen.Gil Puyat Ave.,
Makati City
Tel.No. 00 (632) 867 8766
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
Legazpi Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City Philippines 0750
Tel. No. 00(632) 818-0111
Tel. No. 00(632) 855-8888
SINGAPORE AIRLINES MANILA
33/F LKG TOWER
6801 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Tel.No. 00 (632) 756 8888(R)
Tel.No. 00 (632) 756 8877(T)
Fax.No. 00 (632) 753 3350(R)
Fax.No. 00 (632) 753 3351(T)
ASIANA AIRLINES MANILA
G/F, ILAC Bldg
Dela Rosa cor. Legaspi Streets
Legaspi Village
Makati City
Tel. No. 00 (632) 892 5988

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