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mistaeric

Mactan International Airport got mostly good reviews, but the bad ones stick out. The top one in the 2 or 3 hrs wait for arrivals going thru immigration after midnight. The 2nd one is the P850 terminal exit fee that they were not aware of. And the 3rd was why they confiscating folding compact umbrellas. My flights usually arrive in the mornings so its not that bad for me.

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I try to schedule flights that land sometime during the middle of the day, It just seems like everything in airports operate a little bit smoother then than they do for the late night or early morning flights. But that's just me. I would rather pay a little more for a flight, and have it meet my needs (instead of me having to crank my schedule around to catch a flight with oddball hours). I have done a lot of flying in my life, and comfort and convenience have become more important the older I get. The only way I can ensure that is to find flights that give me what I want, rather than just picking the first flight in the list. The most important part of a trip is in the planning. If you get that wrong, then you will be playing catch-up the rest of the time. You want to avoid hassles at airports? Pay attention to flight takeoff and landing times.

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Salty Dog
3 hours ago, mistaeric said:

And the 3rd was why they confiscating folding compact umbrellas.

I assume you're talking about on departures. I can't imagine it would be an issue on arriving flights. 

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42 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

I assume you're talking about on departures. I can't imagine it would be an issue on arriving flights. 

These are just google reviews of Mactan Airport experiences. So arrivals and departures all included.

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Ozepete

Well we have used it several times and found it to be very good, even food there was edible!

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5 hours ago, mistaeric said:

Mactan International Airport got mostly good reviews, but the bad ones stick out. The top one in the 2 or 3 hrs wait for arrivals going thru immigration after midnight. The 2nd one is the P850 terminal exit fee that they were not aware of. And the 3rd was why they confiscating folding compact umbrellas. My flights usually arrive in the mornings so its not that bad for me.

What are google reviews?  Does google have a travel webpage or such devoted to airport reviews or such as that?  

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2 hours ago, Jawny said:

What are google reviews?  Does google have a travel webpage or such devoted to airport reviews or such as that?  

You will see where it says 1,690 reviews on google after you click on the link..

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=mactan+airport&rlz=1C1CHBF_enPH825PH843&oq=mactan+airport&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.9732j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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mistaeric
On 11/13/2019 at 6:25 PM, Woolf said:

international terminal fee have been included in ticket price for tickets bought after sept 1, 2019

 

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1079001

I guess Eva Air didn get the memo. I flew today Cebu City  to Taipei and paid P850 terminal fee.

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10 minutes ago, mistaeric said:

I guess Eva Air didn get the memo. I flew today Cebu City  to Taipei and paid P850 terminal fee.

when did you buy the ticket ??

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fivestarph

I have recently done a week's overseas travelling and noted the following.

1) On departing late evening last week I checked in paid my Peso850 terminal tax as I had bought my ticket last May and proceeded to the 13a cashier counter to pay my Exit Tax of Peso2,170.00. I was told there are no cashiers on duty and to pay the BI officer at the passport desk. Obviously no OR given, just a piece of paper noting paid. I have to assume somewhere there is still a record I paid the tax.   Has anyone else experienced this?

2) On arrival back at MCIA I tried to bypass the long immigration queue by walking to the left where the ACR Booth is only to be told i have to join the normal Foreigner queue and go the ACR Booth when its my turn to be served.  Is this also something new?, I thought ACR Holders had a special lane?

cheers

 

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SkyMan

Flew to Manila and back in the last couple days.  I have to say the remodeled domestic terminal is quite an improvement.  Much more open and modern looking.  Arrivals and departures are no longer as separated as they were.  In fact, from the parking lot you can walk under the covered walkway to what used to be arrivals and then just take an escalator from baggage claim up to departures.  

Flew on CP so included terminal fee and no paper boarding pass, just QC code in the phone both here and in NAIA.  Last time in NAIA I had to go to the desk to get a paper printout.

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mistaeric

I never see Seniors arrival passengers going thru the Senior lane at immigration. So is it not honored? 

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Woolf
34 minutes ago, mistaeric said:

I never see Seniors arrival passengers going thru the Senior lane at immigration. So is it not honored? 

well I used that booth  last I arrived, because I wanted a visa on arrival

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