Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Cotabato City to Manila
|August||Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|₱6,468||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Cotabato City to Manila. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Cotabato City to Manila.
An average direct flight takes 1h 40m, covering a distance of 888 km.
There are 21 (direct) flights between Cotabato City and Manila per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Philippine Airlines (₱432) and Cebu Pacific (₱1,344), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Cebu Pacific (₱1,296) and Philippine Airlines (₱1,968).
Cebu Pacific flies 13 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), Philippine Airlines flies 8 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Cotabato City to Manila, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Manila back to Cotabato City , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Cotabato City you will be using Cotabato City Awang, often referred to as Cotabato City Airport. You will be landing at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl, also known as Manila Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "It landed safely."
Cons: "It was an hour late leaving Hawaii THAT'S NOT GOOD! And they refused to let me use a 'foot locker' piece of luggage that has been accepted by MANY different airlines and has flown all over the world many times except on this flight and this company. They made me buy a $10 box and transfer everything into it. Then I tossed my foot locker piece of luggage in the trash bin. They were very uncooperative and petty."
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "The flght is on time nice plane"
Pros: "Crew staff were nice and friendly"
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "Transit at Manila was terrible. Terrible crowded airport with poor signage. Very confusing."
Cons: "Better signage at the airport for those that already checked in online. I waited in the long line since the signs were obscure."
Pros: "I flew PAL 2 years ago and was impressed on this flight home. An awesome added feature that blew me and my 10 year old daughter away was the entertainment! My daughter is afraid of flying. But as soon as we boarded and saw this feature, she completely forgot about her fear. She was so pre-occupied during entire flight to Manila that I was able to relax and enjoy the trip myself. There was a great selection of movies available that almost made me wish the flight was longer so I could watch more! The USB charging option was also a neat feature to have. I could easily charge our phones throughout the flight. I was also impressed with how well staffed the crew was. There was always a crew member going up and down the aisle with water and offering assistance in any way possible. Overall I am happy with the flight. PAL has made the trip home easier, more pleasurable and most importantly closer than ever before. Thank you PAL!"
Cons: "It's always difficult to sleep on airlines especially on long flights. I hope one day the seats are much more comfortable and roomier to have some extent ended leg room and better reclining capability."
Cons: "Don't delay the flight"
Pros: "It was good value, and landed a little early."
Cons: "No power plug or USB charging port."
Cons: "Mechanical difficulties. 9 pm delayed then new flight next day around 10/11am"
Cons: "flight canceled"
Pros: "The in flight service is great with Philippine Air as you are given a meal for the four hour flight."
Cons: "The terminal for Philippine Air in Manila is probably one of the worst transit terminals I have been to...it is over crowded and in need of an expansion. There are also no places to eat a quality meal if you have descent layover. The food at all the kisoks were not well cooked and the sanitation is easily a D. Also, there is an expected delay of 30 min to an hour with every flight. So don't have any connecting flights with tight transit times."
Pros: "Great staff, pleasant cabin temperature and seats, lovely staff, and super quick boarding/unboarding."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "All of my PA flights were late for this trip and boarding was scattered like they didn't know what they were doing. This one was 45 mins late and we nearly missed our connection. Will not fly with them again"
Cons: "stopover twice from manila, so it is a 3-stop flight. terrible food. lousy airport, super high charge on changing dates. terrible experience with this philippines airlines."
Cons: "Check in at Kuala was a chaos. The agents were at a lost not knowing how to handle the family in front of me. It took them more than 30 minutes to handle just one family. I think there must be something wrong with the booking system. It took me 45 minutes to complete my check in."
Cons: "Philippine Airlines makes it hard to upgrade seats. No on board entertainment."
Cons: "poor food no entertainment terminal 2"
Pros: "For a short trip of almost two hours going to and from Taipei, I did not expect to receive such accomodating treatment from PAL. Crews are efficient and helpful."
Cons: "The crew"
Pros: "My husband had a very good experienced with his flight. Food was great and the flight was fast."
Cons: "The logistics at Manila airport are horrible. I spent more time working around the terminal changes and flight delays than I actually did in the air. I will avoid Manila and PAL in the future"
Pros: "4 flights all delayed more than 4 hours."
Cons: "Whoever is in charge of their logistics need to be fired. rheu. An figure it what plane needs to be at what gate when. They tired to buy us off with tuna sandwiches. Their Terminal in Manilla is hands down the worst I have visited. On the flight my TV was broken so I was forced to watch the bald spot on the guy in front of me for 13 hours. Will never fly again."
Pros: "Business class comfortable with friendly staff"
Cons: "Food was not good. Had to wait for 20 wheelchairs to go ahead of me when boarding. Not all those people were disabled but they ask you if you need a wheelchair and people just say yes so they can board first. It's a blatant abuse of the system."
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "4 flights on Philippines Airlines, all 4 flights 3 plus hours late. There was not even a pretense of trying to be on time. Worst flying experience of my life, and I have been everywhere. PAL is their Acronym and the running joke is it stands for "Plane Always Late""
Pros: "The overall price of the airline tickets."
Cons: "We flew Philippine Airlines 4x in 9 days; 3 of the flights were delayed by two or more hours. Ridiculous!"
Cons: "2.5 hour check in than 3+ hour delay to take off (I flew 4 flights in one week with them, all 3+ hour delay) in flight entertainment only on app you had to download prior to departure. Small seats, airbus 330 with 3-3-3 configuration. Food was awful. Avoid this airline, any perceived thought of saving time with direct flights lost with take off delays. In Manilla all their flights were severely delayed. In country this is a running joke."
Pros: "The service is good. Typical Philippine airlines, friendly service."
Cons: "I don't like the iPad entertainment. I prefer seat mounted screens. The chairs are too cramped as well. Boarding was a bit slow and the waiting area was so cramped."
Cons: "Cancelled flight and they said they couldn't get another flight. We then had to re-buy tickets on another airline. They never said a thing about a refund"
Cons: "Flight is always late Seats are very small no screen at your seat meals are so-so"
Pros: "Liked the staff, friendly and courteous."
Cons: "Ran out of food options at the back of the plane."
Cons: "Loud and weight restrictions were not goodl"
Pros: "Service A+"
Pros: "Took off and landed on time. Ticket counter to aircraft crew were professional and kept me conformable."
Cons: "Well... I did ask for a window seat and got stuck in the middle seat. I am little so leg room was fine, but anyone the size of my hubby... the leg room would make him grouchy."
Pros: "Extremely helpful crew, friendly and with a genuine warm smile. Good food. What I like the most is, it is a direct flight from the US mainland to the Philippines."
Cons: "A bit worn out economy seats. No tears, but looks old."
Pros: "The attitude of the staff was great"
Pros: "the friendlyness of the staff."
Cons: "everything else, an extremely old plane that was falling apart. the entertainment center above my head was shaking to the point i thought was going to detach. The over head light did NOT work. The headphones output did NOT work. the food was disgusting the only thing fammable was the dinner roll which had MOLD. Green MOLD all over it. It was horrific experience. I would never fly with them again. I took video to show the condition of my seat and the mold in the bread."
Cons: "Delayed boarding, and then sat on plan 1-1.5 hours before taking off."
Pros: "Oh PAL...how could you have gone so low. Flight delayed by at least an hour, waiting time painful. Worst before and during. I am so embarrassed to share my experience with friends. Food bland. Unappetizing. Bread chewy, fruit a little bit on the overripe side.I chose Bicol express. Disappointed.Just mostly grizzly meat that got stuck between my teeth. Plane smelled of urine as we got in. Table was hanging, unscrewed. Entertainment, dismal! Tv near seat was not working, watched a distant tvcwith intermittent sound."
Cons: "Not full, able to stretch."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "The 2 hour delay. Plus waiting another 45 min sitting in the plane until take-off. When we arrived at our destination, we again waited another 30 min or so in the plane until we were allowed to get out of the plane."
Pros: "This was a good flight for the price, I didn't pay a lot and got more than I paid for. Service was OK. Not great, bot terrible, maybe the word I am looking for is "offhand"."
Pros: "everyting was comfortable. the stewards were very friendly."
Cons: "we had no real complaints we would fly again using philippine airlines"
Cons: "Both their International Flights and domestic flights are very poor. My flight from Honolulu to Manila was delayed also my domestic flight to Coron, Palawan. My wife"s Philippine Airline flight from Honolulu to Manila on Jan. 21 (Flight PR 101) was cancelled without prior notice. I was only notified by my online booking company- Airfare.com 2 days before scheduled flight and scrambled to find another flight for her. This has been an on going proceedure by Philippine Airlines if they dont have enought passengers for their scheduled flights. It has also happened to many of our friends in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you dont want to ruin your business do not cater for this airline anymore."
Cons: "Boarding was disorganized"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Flight delayed 4 hours"
Cons: "Pal In Air didn't have the two apps available for my iphone. The appstore only had one of the two. I was lucky that my husband had an andriod. The wifi signal was off in long periods and we had to ask the f.a. if the wifi/entertainment was working and she said they havent turned it on yet. Then it seems like they switched it off in the middle of the trip and turned it back on again. I'm not talking about the announcement times. Im okay with it [the wifi/entertainment] being switched off over announcement periods. Cheers! Valerie"
Pros: "The Filipinos are amazing. Kind, sweet, accommodating."
Cons: "The lack of a vegetarian meal (even though I requested it) and a 2 hour delay with no explanations or vouchers."
Pros: "Friendly staff; value for the money"
Cons: "Boarding procedures not very organized"
Pros: "The boarding and landing was okay."
Cons: "Crew don’t engage well. Plane smells like poop the whole time."
Pros: "Price was great and the crew was friendly"
Cons: "All food and even water cost money. The check in line took extremely long. The seat was not padded enough so I was sitting on a lump the whole trip"
Cons: "Check the general volume off their audio system (recorded voice messages/info/guideline) for the passengers on the plane. It was too loud."
Pros: "All the crew were super pleasant and friendly despite attending to very rude European passengers."
Cons: "Keep up the excellent work!"
Cons: "Want to have a USB charging port on a seat"
Cons: "Boarding is a fiasco with cebu pacific they should try zones and separate lines like japan!"
Pros: "Nothing.the cebu pacific employee told me that my flight was changed from 12pm to 6pm when I checked in but I did not have any notification. He said that he can get me in, in an earliest flight they have and only to find out that the flight they he wanted me in is my flight and ask money."
Cons: "Screen employees and make sure they don’t deceive people."
Pros: "I missed the trip. Can you help me with the refund or part of it?"
Cons: "I missed the trip. Can you help me with the refund or part of it?"
Cons: "Improve on the congestion of DVO"
Pros: "Crew was professional and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "It is almost a given that most domestic flights to Manila are delayed and our flight was 1 hour and 10 min delayed. Fortunately, I was getting frequent updates that helped with the planning on when to leave for the airport."
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "Be ontime"
Pros: "Very clean"
Cons: "Most of the Cebu Pacific flights feel like a greyhound bus"
Pros: "Staff was helpful pre boarding"
Cons: "There was absolutely no ventilation while on ground. It was so hot on the plane too!!!!!"
Pros: "Nice new equipment A321 and FA always nice"
Cons: "Baording is always a cattle call, they attempt to go by rows this time but still a mess of crowding and shoving. The gate announced boarding and everyone jumped, then they tried to refuse those in line making it even worse. Poor gate agents!!! Then as always they blame manila teaffic for delays....so irritating. Almost an hour late...no reason it was sunny at both airports and this schedule is set weeks ahead and they still claim heavy traffic..ridiculous"
Pros: "I was sleepless getting on the flight, so I slept most of the way. I didn’t buy the in-flight food since I wasn’t hungry."
Pros: "When we got to Manila, it was raining so bad. We had to get off the plane onto a bus. They handed us an umbrella to keep dry from the deluge. It was much needed, under the circumstances."
Pros: "Was kindly moved to exit row after inquiring at checkin..very nice agent. Very comfortable and great legroom...unlike the hideous crammed in rows behind. Boarded early wjich is unusual for this airline to ever be on time...then sure enough 30 min delay due t9 manila traffic?? This country needs a new major airport or updated traffic control and another runway! This pilot had the smoothest landing...the last few flights have been awful landings, hard and scary"
Cons: "Unsmiling flight attendants...what has happened? The ladt two flights ver sober looks, never smile?"
Cons: "I didn't like everything"
Pros: "The timing of the Cebu Pacific flight from Bali to Manila was fantastic. Short immigrations lines in Bali and upon arrival in Manila. Seats were better than expected, although we paid extra for the 2nd row. Crew was professional."
Cons: "We pre-ordered food and it was soggy and over cooked. Not worth it. Flight left late. Flight attendants were not helpful,"
Pros: "Flgiht staff always nice"
Cons: "The cebu gate staff were awful, uninterested, never made announcemnts and as usual it was a cattle call to board. Rows were not followed. The sandwich i had paid for was all dry bread..it was awful."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "The flight attendants on the plane were very good very sweet very attentive. I also enjoyed the fact that we got a free meal without a ticket."
Cons: "The service at the airports for your company was abysmal to say the least. The fact that I had to pay over $100 for my bag to be checked was absolutely ridiculous. The personnel for Cebu Pacific at the Denspar airport were borderline hostile, racially discriminating and nasty. If you’re airport employees were half as good as the in-flight attendance I would fly with your company again as of right now you couldn’t pay me to get on your airplane."
Pros: "cabin crew was excellent, very friendly!"
Cons: "Boarding of passengers and loading of cargo delayed departure by 1h, no communication from pilot; seats on A330 were worn out, metal bar in seat cushion could be felt, making the flight very uncomfortable"
Pros: "They are very accommodating ."
Cons: "They are not on time. They are always late like other plane."
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "Worst seats I have ever sat in, took a red eye out of Dubai and the cabin lights were on for over half the flights."
Cons: "We have travelled 3 times in 2 weeks by Cebu Pacific and all flights were delayed and NOBODY gave us an announcement"
Cons: "No food, no check in luggage but extra fee, no movies, no , no blanket."
Cons: "Flight time was changed from Sunday 6pm to Monday 4am! No space between rows on the flight to Singapore, EXTREMELY incomfortable!"
Cons: "Horrible experience.. Will never fly this airline"
Pros: "Very efficient!i was very happy with whole flight!"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "3 out of 4 flights were delayed by 2+ hours"
Cons: "I BOUGHT ANOTHER TICKET WITH PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, WHICH LEFT LATER, TODAY AND I HAD NO PROBLEM. NO EXCUSES. SO I PAID TWICE FOR A TICKET TO MANILA FROM BANGKOK. THE BIG PROBLEM IS EVEN WHEN I GOT TO THE AIRPORT WAY AHEAD OF TIME, THE CEBU PACIFIC PEOPLE, JUST DO NOT CARE, THEY DO NOT GIVE A DAM. THIS HAS COST ME A LOT OF MONEY. AND TIME AND STRESS, THERE IS NO REASON TO NOT LET ME ON THE PLANE. I GAVE THEM THE INFORMATION, THEY NEEDED. THE SAME INFORMATION AS I GAVE PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, THAT I DID FLY WITH. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN THE HORRIBLE TREATMENT I RECEIVED TODAY."
Cons: "Its a shame—Singapore is a first-class city and its people are beautiful; except for one zealous person who made it her goal to ruin Singapore. Cebu Pacific (MNL) required our umbrella to be checked-in without incurring additional expense since it does not make sense to charge us because the umbrella price is way less than the shipping cost. However, Cebu Pacific (SGN) Counter Supervisor was rigid and unprofessional; she wouldn’t listen to reasons and logic. She said that this is SGN and not MNL and therefore, its totally different. She was correct because we were able to go home and security did not say anything about our umbrella. Basically, we do not have to check-in our umbrella in the first place. But the Supervisor was adamant and combative regarding our umbrella. We told her we’ll just throw it in the trash can instead of shipping it."
Cons: "Check-in, baggage allowance - virtually none, snacks drinks none, will never use again"
Pros: "we had a very tight connection from landing in Manila to catching our flight to El Nido. Cebu's team lead us through the check in process to expedite and save time and even ordered a special shuttle bus for us to take between terminals at the airport. I was very impressed and will be telling everyone I know how great Cebu is."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."
Pros: "They put me in front row...nice crew"
Cons: "Interesting condensation coming from plane due to intense humidity - looked like smoke in entire plane!"
Pros: "Landing was smooth"
Cons: "Delayed by 2 hours!"
Cons: "Indeferent staff"
Pros: "I'm so sick of this HORRIBLE Airline,. I could not check in online and even called them, they said oh SORRY SIR ,( TYPICAL ) AND WANTED ME TO PAY $595 for my bags on a $290 one way ticket,. Never AGAIN WILL I FLY THESE IDIOTS AIRLINE"
Cons: "I like my choice to fly another airline and that I'm able to deny payment for the flight thru my Credit Card,. ASIANA airlines for $300 and bags included"
Cons: "Flight delayed over two hours."
Pros: "Accommodating gate agent. Flight was on time"
Cons: "During flight, it's quite shaky."
Cons: "One of the tightest legroom. Said they were giving out sim cards but never got one even after asking for one. It was ok that we didn't get one but not ok that 2 crew members said they will get us one and never did. If you don't have it, just honestly say you don't have enough. Or just don't offer it in the first place!! No drinks... not even a glass of water without having you pay for it."
Pros: "Really cool"
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "a bit of a delay"
Cons: "In addition to lack of communication of any updates from the staff"
Pros: "very cheap fare"
Cons: "noisy co-passengers, the crew should ask them to stay quiet but they didn't do anything"
Pros: "The staff tried to board the flight efficiently."
Cons: "Why do Cebu Pacific flights always have to be late? Always always always."
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Airlines flying from Cotabato City to Manila have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Cotabato City to Manila
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Cotabato City to Manila
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Cotabato City to Manila
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Cotabato City to Manila
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