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Manila airport

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Manila airport

Hello!

We are arriving to Manila airport with Turkish Airlines at 18:40. We have bought tickets from Manila to Cebu departuring 20:00. Is it possible to make it or should we change the flight time for Manila-Cebu ?

Puerto Galera...
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1. Re: Manila airport

change flight time, you have to clear immigration and collect bags - 50 mins, go to the transfer desk 10 mins, wait for bus to T3 -jump in as the doors close zero mins bus around the perimeter of the airrport 20 mins - 8 pm arrive and if you have to wait for a bus 8.30.

If you check in online you still need to be at bag drop 45 mins before

Give yourself 4 hours

Edited: 12 October 2016, 22:01
Manila, Philippines
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for Philippines, Bandar Seri Begawan
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2. Re: Manila airport

You have almost 0% chance to make it to your Cebu flight even if your flight arrives 10 minutes ahead of schedule.

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3. Re: Manila airport

Wow, thats a long time. We only have hang luggage but that wont make a big difference.

Oslo, Norway
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4. Re: Manila airport

You will miss your plane, 70%

Puerto Galera...
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5. Re: Manila airport

OK, you have hand carry and everything goes right.

the plane lands at 18.40 and gets straight to the gate 18.50 the doors open ( you are flying business or in front row economy) and after waiting 5 mins for the paperwork you get to Immigration, there is no one waiting and by 19.00 you have your passport stamped.

You get to the transfer desk and there is no one waiting and go to the bus which departs straight away 19.15

You have to be a bag drop or even without bags report to the desk in T3 by 19.15 so you have missed your flight.

Most likely you will have missed your flight whilst waiting your turn in Immigration.

Edited: 12 October 2016, 22:52
Philippines
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for Cebu City, Philippines, Cebu Island
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6. Re: Manila airport

I am with kegler and post #2. You land at terminal 1. Your domestic flight will be at another terminal that is not connected to terminal 1.

Manila, Philippines
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for Philippines, Bandar Seri Begawan
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7. Re: Manila airport

Here's the thing, even if you visit the Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong forums (where some of the world's best airports are located) many people there would recommend at least 3 hours minimum between 2 flights if they are not ticketed as a connecting flight. Here in Manila we recommend at least 4 hours as stated above.

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8. Re: Manila airport

Thank you everybody!

9. Re: Manila airport

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