Manila Airport and Airlines FAQ
Through our feedback and questions form we daily get a lot of questions belonging to Manila airports, NAIA airport, Manila terminals and airlines in the Philippines. Most of the questions are answered in this site, but people find it faster to send us atheir questions. This why we created this page containing the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
|Q: Please enumerate what are the things I cannot bring in my hand carry (I believe hair spray needs to be checked-in) any other things? How about toothpaste, toothbrush and facial wash?|
|A: Any liquid container of 100ml or above is forbidden in your hand carry and must be checked in.
We recommend to get all liquid out of your hand carry and put it in a transparent plastic bag.
This facilitates controls and makes you pass faster. Aerosol containers (hairspray) are not allowed.
|Q: Can you please give me alist of the ticket prices to all domestic routes of Cebu Pacific?|
|A: Ticket prices are changing faster than the weather above our islands. We therefore cannot provide you with a list of domestic fares of Cebu Pacific.
The best way to get the current fares is to contact Cebu Pacific on: http://www.cebupacificair.com/
|Q: Does the domestic airport far from the international airport, shall I have to take a taxi ? I will come from Palawan and 6 hours later to Dubai,|
|A: 6 hours are enough. Between Manila Domestic and Manila International you can find a free shuttle-bus. It runs every 20 minutes. Follow the suttle-bus signs. A taxi costs about PHP 150.|
|Q: Can I go out for a walk in Manila and left my luggage in the airport ?|
|A: There are two luggage holds. One is in NAIA-1 and one is in NAIA-2. Both are on arrival level near the luggage carousels. It is a bit tricky to get there from outside, but when you arrive, you can leave your luggage there for PHP 300 per day. You get a ticket which allows you later to enter the arrival area from outside. For inquiries: phone: +63 2 877-1109 local 3633. (updated April 01, 2009).|
|Q: How long do we have to be at the airport before flight departure time?|
|A: The check-in counters open 3 hours before take-off. It is wise to be early, so you do not have to stand in a long queue. Immigration and security control can quickly take an hour of your time. So we suggest to be at NAIA, Manila International Terminal, not later than 2 hours before take-off.|
|Q: What are the charges for a Filipino to depart on an international flight?|
|A: You have to pay the usual terminal fee of PHP 750 (updated October 2, 2008).|
|Q: I have a friend arriving from Macau. I dont know the flight number and when. or what time... Is there any way to find out if she already landed here in NAIA?|
|A: This is a bit tricky? In normal times, airlines do not publish their passenger lists. Try to call your friend on her cellphone. The first thing people usually do after landing, is switch on their cellphones.|
|Q: I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN TAKE MY FISHING GEAR THERE AND MY FISH KNIFE. AND AM WHEN I GO THROUGH DEPARTURE AREA WILL THE CONFINSCATE MY FISHING GEAR.|
|A: First, please do not shout in UPPERCASE. You can bring your fishing gear and fish knife with you. But you must put them in the checked luggage and not the cabin baggage.
We also recommend, that you get in contact with a representative of the agriculture and fishery authority. So you will be sure that there is no problem when you are fishing here. You may ask for an officer at the airport. They are normally found on departure level.
|Q: Where can I find the manifest of arrival passengers from period 06-08 april 2008 coming from united arab emirates U.A.E.?|
|A: In normal times, airlines do not publish their passenger lists. You should contact the airline.|
|Q: Is Airport Taxi also available in Terminal 2 since Philippine Airline landing here ?|
|A: Taxis are available at all Manila Airport Terminals. There seems currently to be a shortage at Terminal 3.|
|Q: Is it safe to use it to downtown in the late of the night ?|
|A: Yes, they are sure. Note the lisence plate number on your hand. So the driver knows, that you can identify him.
Insist that the driver switches on the meter. If he does't, get off the taxi. Usually, they then put on the meter.
|Q: I want to know how to go from domestic airport to international airport.|
|A: Did this person read at least on line of our site? You can take the shuttle bus (free, every 15 to 20 minutes) or a metered taxi (about PHP 150).|
|Q: I'll be taking Etihad Airways(EY) there at NAIA on terminal 1, e-ticket will be fine right? no hassle?|
|A: E-tickets are today state of the art. In the first months there were problems at the security check, but now everybody knows and accepts e-tickets.|
|Q: I just want to ask if carrying few pieces of fruits going back to Mla is prohibited I'm going back there next week hope to recieve your answer before i go back.The fruits i want to bring is kiwi,plum and peaches.|
|A: At your arrival at NAIA Manila, you should inform customs about the fruits and their origin.
There should be no problem for importation as long as you have only small quantities and there
are no known diseases in the country of origin.
Count another 30 minutes for this procedure (just in case you have a connecting domestic flight).
|Q: Is there luggage transportation available, so i can ship my luggage to a specific address?|
|A: Yes, there are feight forwarders in the Philippines.
If you bring it yourself, inquire at the helpdesk at NAIA airport in Manila. There are different companies, such as LBC or Fastpack, that transport luggage to the islands.
If you send it from abroad, there are 2 possibilities:
1) By Balikbayan box. This is slow, but very cheap. (Google for Balikbayan in your country).
2) By Fedex if you are in a hurry. They are expensive, but it goes fast and they have reliable partners here.
|Q: Is it possible to go to arrival from departure area or viceversa in Manila NAIA?|
|A: It is possible to get from the arrival to departure area but not viseversa. Coming out of the arrival section,
you should head left and get up the stairs on the far left side. There is a checkpoint that lets you out but not
in, A similar stair with checkpoint can also be found on the far right side.
|Q: I bought 6 mp3 players as gifts in a retail outlet in australia. Do I have to declare them at manila airport?|
|A: We are not a law firm! The law says: Republic Act 1937, Book1, Title1: All articles, when imported from any foreign country into the Philippines, shall be subject to duty upon each importation. Best legal reference is "Chan Robles".|
|Q: I would like to know if I can do shopping from your Duty Free Shop After I have landed. I would also like to know what time the Duty free Shop opens & closes.|
|A: There is a rather small duty free shop in the arrival area. It mainly sells local products, some alcohols and cigarettes. There are no electronics, computers, cameras etc. to buy. It is open all hours.
Reommendation: If possible, buy your goods abroad, where you have much more choice.
|Q: Is there a place at NAIA 1 arrival lobby where i can buy a prepaid SIM card?|
|A: You can find SIM and load cards in all terminals. When the shops are closed, you can buy them from vending machines. The SIM cards are more expensive in these machines but the load cards have the same price.|