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****PAPER TICKETS ISSUED****

 

 

 

 

Three of the best words I have ever heard ........ now waiting for the FedEx man ....... now for you that have been following the trials and turmoils of my pending flight to Cebu I finally got a conformation of my flight ......................

 

 

 

IT IS THE EXACT SAME FLIGHT ... TIME ... AND AIRLINES as my previous 2 requests from CheapTickets for $732 ........ they said the flight of Cebu Pacific could not be confirmed and so the tickets could not be issued ......

 

However I went on line and found Airlineconsolidator.com ........ and booked the exact same itinerary as my previous flight ...... with in 36 hours I had a conformation back from them stating that all is well and the tickets are on their way ....... price ...... $804 ....... maybe a little more but worth it for piece of mind ............

 

Now to see if they will let me check my bags all the way through to Cebu with out having to carry them with me when I get to LA ...... and then again when I get to Taipei ..........

 

Anyone flown this route before ...... if so what advise can you give me about what to expect ....... here is the itinerary

 

 

Orlando to Cebu

 

Flight 1 Tuesday, April 22, 2008

confirmed

Departure: 07:40 Orlando, USA -

Orlando International

 

Arrival: 10:02 Los Angeles, USA -

Los Angeles International

, terminal 7

 

Airline: United Airlines UA273

Aircraft:

Airbus Industrie A320-100/200

Last check in: information not available

 

Fare type: Economy Restricted

Baggage: information not available

FOOD FOR PURCHASE

Change of plane required. Time between flights = 5:13

 

 

 

Flight 2 Tuesday, April 22, 2008

confirmed

Departure: 15:15 Los Angeles, USA -

Los Angeles International

, terminal B

 

Arrival: 20:10 +1 day(s) Taipei, Taiwan -

Taiwan Taoyuan International

, terminal 2

Airline: China Airlines CI005

 

Aircraft:

Boeing 747-400

Last check in: information not available

 

Fare type: Economy Restricted

Baggage: information not available

MEAL (NON SPECIFIC)

Change of plane required. Time between flights = 3:05

 

 

 

Flight 3 Wednesday, April 23, 2008

confirmed

Departure: 23:15 Taipei, Taiwan -

Taiwan Taoyuan International

, terminal 1

 

Arrival: 01:55 +1 day(s) Cebu, Philippines -

Mactan International

Airline: Cebu Air 5J303

 

Aircraft:

Airbus Industrie A319

Last check in: information not available

 

Fare type: Economy Restricted

Baggage: information not available

information not available

 

 

The Total Amount of this Purchase is $802.00 usd

 

 

 

 

The date and time I arrive in Cebu will be Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 01:55am ........ will that be the exact time and date in Cebu ...... need to be sure so I can set up with Danny to pick me up at the airport and also to make reservations for a place to stay ......

 

Now on to the airline to check on baggage ...... but did find out that flights to and from the Phils are allowed 2 70# bags .... but will make sure anyway ......

 

Oh by the way I am going to try and document all these proceedings so that those that come after will have a guage of things to do and not to do ........ :D:huh::lol: :lol:

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****PAPER TICKETS ISSUED****

 

 

 

 

Three of the best words I have ever heard ........ now waiting for the FedEx man ....... now for you that have been following the trials and turmoils of my pending flight to Cebu I finally got a conformation of my flight ......................

 

 

 

IT IS THE EXACT SAME FLIGHT ... TIME ... AND AIRLINES as my previous 2 requests from CheapTickets for $732 ........ they said the flight of Cebu Pacific could not be confirmed and so the tickets could not be issued ......

 

However I went on line and found Airlineconsolidator.com ........ and booked the exact same itinerary as my previous flight ...... with in 36 hours I had a conformation back from them stating that all is well and the tickets are on their way ....... price ...... $804 ....... maybe a little more but worth it for piece of mind ............

 

Now to see if they will let me check my bags all the way through to Cebu with out having to carry them with me when I get to LA ...... and then again when I get to Taipei ..........

 

Anyone flown this route before ...... if so what advise can you give me about what to expect ....... here is the itinerary

 

 

Orlando to Cebu

 

Flight 1 Tuesday, April 22, 2008

confirmed

Departure: 07:40 Orlando, USA -

Orlando International

 

Arrival: 10:02 Los Angeles, USA -

Los Angeles International

, terminal 7

 

Airline: United Airlines UA273

Aircraft:

Airbus Industrie A320-100/200

Last check in: information not available

 

Fare type: Economy Restricted

Baggage: information not available

FOOD FOR PURCHASE

Change of plane required. Time between flights = 5:13

 

 

 

Flight 2 Tuesday, April 22, 2008

confirmed

Departure: 15:15 Los Angeles, USA -

Los Angeles International

, terminal B

 

Arrival: 20:10 +1 day(s) Taipei, Taiwan -

Taiwan Taoyuan International

, terminal 2

Airline: China Airlines CI005

 

Aircraft:

Boeing 747-400

Last check in: information not available

 

Fare type: Economy Restricted

Baggage: information not available

MEAL (NON SPECIFIC)

Change of plane required. Time between flights = 3:05

 

 

 

Flight 3 Wednesday, April 23, 2008

confirmed

Departure: 23:15 Taipei, Taiwan -

Taiwan Taoyuan International

, terminal 1

 

Arrival: 01:55 +1 day(s) Cebu, Philippines -

Mactan International

Airline: Cebu Air 5J303

 

Aircraft:

Airbus Industrie A319

Last check in: information not available

 

Fare type: Economy Restricted

Baggage: information not available

information not available

 

 

The Total Amount of this Purchase is $802.00 usd

 

 

 

 

The date and time I arrive in Cebu will be Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 01:55am ........ will that be the exact time and date in Cebu ...... need to be sure so I can set up with Danny to pick me up at the airport and also to make reservations for a place to stay ......

 

Now on to the airline to check on baggage ...... but did find out that flights to and from the Phils are allowed 2 70# bags .... but will make sure anyway ......

 

Oh by the way I am going to try and document all these proceedings so that those that come after will have a guage of things to do and not to do ........ :D:huh::lol: :lol:

 

 

***in a jealous tone*** CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Aerosick

AT LAX: Change of plane required. Time between flights = 5:13

 

From United at Terminal 7 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, it's a 10 minute walk for me. Probably 20~30 minutes for a fat, old guy...

 

Once you're there, the food courts are in the Upper Level (departure) area.

 

See you in Cebu !!!

 

Billy

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Cebuned

Mike S.,

 

Have a great trip..... :D Wish I was going, thats for sure.

 

I don't see any reason why they wouldn't check your bags all the way through to Cebu....

 

 

Enjoy,

 

Ned

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tideclipper

Congrats!!!! I am a bit jealous but you have a great trip!!!

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jackspratt

I think youll find "arrival" times quoted are the local times in that place.....it is on my flight schedule for next month....

 

u may find the info here.....

 

http://www.mactan-cebuairport.com.ph/index.php

 

 

:D

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Bob Ward

Go Go Go!

 

Yes that will be your date and time of arrival in Cebu. Obviously the CP flight could be late, but that can be dealt with.

 

Boy, you got lucky on the United flight as their baggage allowance will change just after you fly.

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,52481,00.html

 

You might want to get on the horn to United customer service. Their domestic and international weight limit for baggage is only 50 lbs except to/from Brazil, El Salvador, The Philippines.

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,52482,00.html

 

Now here is the key question. Do they consider you an international passenger since you are connecting to another carrier (Chinese at that) and not continuing out of country on United. This is a pretty big question. While you have them see if you can check the baggage all the way through, but I kind of doubt it. Hoprfully they will have a reciprocation agreement in place with China Airlines and you will be considered an international passenger to the Phils so you can avoid extra and overweight baggage charges, plus get your luggage checked through.

 

The other issue will be if you can check your luggage through in Taipei from CA to CP. You gotta love it.

 

You are an adventureous sort coming into Cebu at that hour. I only say that because of the accomodations you mentioned previously, pension house versus hotel, pension houses sometimes do not have attendants on duty at that time. Luckily Danny will be with you so you will be covered! I think I would have coughed up the extra $54 and taken the Cathay Pacific route through HKK and gotten in at mid day. But look at it this way, getting in at about 2 am will be like 1 pm for you. The jet lag does suck!

 

Last comment is totally mute at this point as you have already purchased your tickets. This information is for others who will follow you only. If you had booked the same flights directly with the airlines, the total would have been $718.70. But hopefully since you went through a consolidator, all the airlines involved will consider it one trip and not three separate segments.

 

Best of luck and let me know if you need anything!!!

 

Bon Voyage

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Mike S

Yea you may just be right Bob ..... but I made the reservations before I saw your excellent find ...... thanks ...... just got off the phone with United and according to the woman that I spoke to (couldn't hardly understand her) my bags will be checked through but I will confirm this again later in the month ....... got my seats all taken care of except CP's ....... can't seem to find anywhere on their website that lets me choose my seat ....... in fact for an airline their website is pretty lame ......

 

God ... I never thought about the pension house check in guess by the time I get through Customs and Immigration and out to Danny it will be about 3:00am ........ may just have to take a cheap hotel for a couple of nights while I check out the pension houses and then the areas I might want to live in .......

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tim

Got a question, if I had read this thread correctly, Mike you are just buying a one way ticket to Cebu. Or is this a round trip ticket? My understanding is that you have to have a two way ticket to enter the Philippines. Do you have a exit ticket to HK or something like that? Just wondering.

Thanks

Tim

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Bob Ward

Yes he has a throw away Tiger Airlines ticket, to Malaysia I think.

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Mike S

Yes Tim ..... I purchased a one-way ticket from Tiger Airlines for a trip to Singapore from Clark for $53 ....... they issue a eticket so you print it on line ....... I had to buy it to comply with the onward regulation ....... I figured it was a lot cheaper to loose $53 dollars that to by a round trip from the states and only get back half of the unused return when I cashed it in ....... plus it it was a discounted ticket they will not refund your money no matter what ...........

 

I think terp mentioned that he bought a onward ticket from a boat company and was able to cash it back in with very little loss .... but as I an not in the Phils yet I had to go this route ....... but once I am here I think I will try his suggestion ......

 

There are other ways around the situation but I don't want to go through the hassle after flying some 23 hours plus there is the chance that I could be bumped as I have to use 3 different airlines ...... this way I am complying with the regs .......

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Bob Ward

Thought! Make sure you buy some Pesos in Taipei or LA as the money changer in Cebu will be closed at that hour.

 

Regarding the pension house/apartelle issue, On the day before you are to arrive, I could go to a place like D&L and pay for a few days/week in advance and get a key issued. I would also insure they issue you a good room! Then Danny could stop by D&L during the day and pick up the key so you could just go straight to your room with no check in worries. This would also save the added expense of a hotel room. Then take a few days/week to look at all the available apartelles/pension houses and see what you think!

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Mike S

Hey that is great advise Bob ...... think Danny would do that before hand ...... I can pay him when I get there if he is agreeable ........

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Bob Ward

Danny is a GREAT guy. He will accomodate if it's not impossible!

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Mike S

Bob sent you an IM on Yahoo

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