Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manila to Taiwan Taoyuan Airport
China Airlines, Philippine Airlines and STARLUX Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl.
Most visitors from Manila will not be allowed to enter Taiwan Taoyuan Airport.
Entry restrictions do not apply to citizens from Taiwan and their family members and foreign nationals with a valid R.O.C Resident Certificate. Foreign nationals that need to enter Taiwan for emergencies or humanitarian grounds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must receive permission from the CECC before applying for a special entry permit.
Travelers must have the Quarantine System for Entry on their mobile phone and must fill out the health declaration form.
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Visitors from Manila will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Taiwan Taoyuan Airport.
Visitors from Manila must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Taiwan Taoyuan Airport.
Quarantine System for Entry Form
Masks: Recommended in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
The average direct flight takes 2h 10m, covering a distance of 1176 km.
3 direct flights run between Manila and Taiwan Taoyuan Airport on a daily basis. On average, there are about 27 departures each week.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Cebu Pacific (₱246,316) and Philippine Airlines (₱308,517). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Cebu Pacific (₱358,278) and EVA Air (₱699,140).
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Taiwan Taoyuan Airport on a Saturday and more expensive on a Sunday. On your return trip to Manila, you should consider flying back on a Thursday, and avoid Wednesdays for better deals.
Manila airport is called Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl and the only airport in Taiwan Taoyuan Airport is Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "More food option"
Cons: "Seats were all apart from each other. Even with early check in the seat selection options were limited. I had to basically beg at the counter to at least seat me and my young daughter together."
Cons: "No comment"
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and attentive, the seats were somewhat comfortable being in economy."
Cons: "For the price you pay it is what you get."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, boarding was quick and easy, seats were relatively comfy"
Cons: "The food was legit terrible. Bad flavor, mushy weird and just not good"
Pros: "Flight was smooth."
Cons: "They hold us for 1 hour in a hot area while waiting to board the plain instead of letting us stay in the waiting area"
Pros: "Crew are good."
Cons: "The agency told me that our seat have been reserved all the way. Butupon check-in yesterday , our seat had not been reserved for the leg Taipe to Seattle flight."
Cons: "Plane was packed, we couldn’t get on line to check in early so ended up not sitting together"
Cons: "Food needs to be improved. Other than that excellent travel experience."
Pros: "Priority boarding for kids"
Cons: "Crew was almost rude to passengers and not very warm and welcoming"
Pros: "Good service ground staff. Washrooms are clean."
Cons: "Flight attendant on economy not friendly. Seats were a little tight. Don't offer drinks or water during the flight which is normally done every 1-2 hours."
Pros: "Less friendly ."
Cons: "Offer even water at times after meals."
Pros: "The crew was good. There were only 39 people on a 737 1/2 hour flight, so not much to comment."
Cons: "This was a connection to an EVA flight. I had 1.5 hours to clear immigration/customs AND go to the gate which was on the other side of the terminal which involved taking 2 shuttle trains and walking to THE END of the terminal C where the shuttle train was being rebuilt; only to discover the gate had"
Pros: "I was upgraded"
Pros: "Could be a bit more friendly"
Cons: "Movie selections going east and going west"
Pros: "1. Kind and accommodating flight attendants 2. The provided earbuds/earphones are great since they provide a bit of noise cancelling or at least block out extra noise"
Pros: "The people at EVA Air looked professional"
Cons: "Extorted for money from people who were not familiar with the travel tax law (I happen to carry a copy of the travel tax law). The people of influence were unethical."
Pros: "The food was good and wine. Also, the EVA Air counter agents in Manila were very helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Flight being delayed."
Pros: "Despite the stormy weather, our flight wasn’t cancelled and the pilot and the crew were well prepared and got us to our destination safely."
Pros: "Entertainment was very good"
Cons: "Delayed on departure and arrival"
Pros: "The flight attendants are very helpful."
Pros: "The flight attendants are very nice, polite and helpful unlike any American operated airline where flight attendants are a bunch of old snubs."
Pros: "The food and service was great. Crews were friendly and very helpful. Overall the fight experience was great."
Cons: "I wish the lay over was shorter, but I guess theeess really not much that can be done in that regard."
Cons: "Boarding- I booked my family flight 6 months ago and then a month before departure EVA changed our flight splitting my family up. I had to keep calling them to restore it back to original flight but was unsuccessful. This is the worst customer service and business model ever!!!!! I will have to get rid of my membership... Food- They ran out of the beef dinner I wanted so they served a substitute. It tasted awful!!!! The seafood dinner on the return trip home was also awful! They need to find a vendor that can cook western dishes well. Comfort- The seat for the economy doesn't have enough leg room esp for a 16 hours flight. Crew- can be more friendly. No one is smiling or accommodating to a small request! They are very stingy in terms of offering extra water, ginger ale or juices."
Pros: "Fantastic cabin crew as always with Eva air"
Cons: "Uncomfortable tight narrow seats"
Cons: "The flight has too much turbulences."
Pros: "Get crew, very friendly. Food is amazing and movies are latest"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Lcd is too near for far sighted...but i enjoyed the trip. The food is not as good as my last eva air trip though."
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The food and seat"
Pros: "Service is excellent, re entry to custom was outstanding, was help when ITold the lady my flight boarding time is within next 30 mons"
Pros: "Early or on time arrival. Updated onboard entertainment."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "One was too warm"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Check in was quick"
Cons: "Food was too salty too much sot sauce? Service. I was expecting a bit more Seems like they were short staff to take care of the needs of passengers. Big difference when traveling economy you don't get attention from the flight attendants, which should not be the case. That is being impartial to passengers traveling business class than traveling economy"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and no one communicated to me. I got up at 2 am and went To the airport at 3 am and then found out that the flight was cancelled. Had to talk to many people to put me on a different flight. Lot of confusion and chaos"
Pros: "Great flight attendants"
Cons: "Hoped the crew were easier to understand.. Flying international makes them encounter different nationalities. Preferably it would be a requirement that they are most fluent in English."
Pros: "Rude passengers refusing to raise recline chairs"
Cons: "Food was not of quality"
Pros: "The flight was good nice and convertible."
Cons: "Food was bad, crew was rude and very unattentive. Over all it's a very bad experience."
Pros: "When we were stranded in Manila due to a Lightning Storm and they closed the runway, EVA Air eventually gave every passenger waiting a bottle of water and snack buns! It was great! Also appreciated that they held the flight in Taipei so we could make our connection:"
Cons: "Very tight seats, mounted closer to wall so you couldn't really lean over and rest. Strange food listed as Western. Not food I had ever combined together....."
Pros: "Excellent Service and Meals; enjoyed my trip on EVA Airlines"
Pros: "Nice attendants"
Cons: "I got food poisoning!"
Pros: "The service on line was excellent.! The staff was friendly and accommodating. The pilot was informative. I would definitely fly EVAAIR with my family again."
Cons: "The staff speaks English very well, but they think they have to speak really loud for the customer to understand them. That is not the case everyone understands and just because someone speaks louder it doesn't make a difference if they did not understand. Please let your staff know they can speak in a normal tone, we understood every single person on our trip."
Pros: "The food is very good"
Cons: "Bad turbulence for most of the flight,no bottled water,limited choice of movies etc"
Cons: "It is not good service because they didn't have fast the declaration later"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, metal flatware, toilet amenities"
Cons: "Didn't care for the cordoned off waiting area at the gate in Manila airport"
Pros: "The crew is not so amazing and the food is not so good.They only serve pork and sea food..i don't eat those food for my religion and i asked for another food anything as long as i had something for im starving, for they never had another food to give? You mean i cannot have food while boarding the plane? Im starving and they don't gibe us any food to eat even if i asked them if theres anything . And that is a total not agreeable we are 3 people riding the plane myself and my kids and we did not have anything to eat. The crew is rude when I asked something instead of looking for another food is theres any. I paid for my flight including the food and i was not able to eat."
Cons: "Crew serving food should be nice and make sure that all passengers have food to eat especially if one, two or three or more doesn't eat pork and shrimp..if only i could i could transfer plane at that moment i will do it. Hope they will not feel the way i feel i was starving the whole flight.."
Pros: "Crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Food and drink service"
Cons: "Finest Airline and service I have encountered and I am almost 2 million miles!"
Pros: "Very good entertainment system."
Cons: "Food was horrible. No drink service. Old seat."
Pros: "Crew and the food"
Cons: "Seating was tight for me a big guy"
Pros: "The crew were busy but very attentive"
Cons: "I could not plug in my headphones because of the proprietary plug on the airplane. I understand some airlines used to use proprietary plugs to keep people from taking their headphones that were offered complementary for the flight but I’d rather use my high end noise canceling headphones."
Cons: "3 hours delay for a flight of 1 h 45 min"
Cons: "2:40 flight delay - terrible food and very limited choice on the entetainment system - a terrible airline"
Pros: "Just fine.."
Pros: "was upgraded to a very comfortable flat bed seat been a very long while a cx flight was on time"
Cons: "food quality and entertainment system choices are poor - flight attendants constantly on the pa for meaningless messages that given in languages"
Pros: "crew amazing"
Cons: "flight always late as usual"
Cons: "flight delayed as always"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "flight delayed as always"
Cons: "1h30 delayed as usual"
Cons: "Better food"
Cons: "90 minutes delayed"
Pros: "I am so blessed for their upgrade to primum economy, that was incredible experience for me and my two sisters. Thanks"
Cons: "My earphones was broken, a little bed for me. Entertainment without sport news."
Pros: "My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous."
Cons: "Everything. Worst experience of my life"
Pros: "Overal, very pleasant flight."
Cons: "My headphone jack did not work, but I was able to switch seats. I could see that being a big draw back if I was not able to switch."
Pros: "Flight was not delayed"
Cons: "Economy seating needs more leg room. Carry on baggage weight is just 15 lbs."
Cons: "Original itinerary was not followed. Plane from manila to hongkong left late and was transferred to a different flight for hongkong to Auckland .Seats not even together. Was put on 2 lay overs instead of just 1 (hongkong to Aussie then Aussie to Auckland. With no compensation at all. Sorry is not enough."
Pros: "The flight crew showed great hospitality and quality service. Leg room was amazing and the food too. I recommend this flight to those going to and from Manila. Make sure to find a stopover that's less than 3 hours long if you have a connecting flight for example from SFO- Hong Kong to Manila"
Cons: "I believe the entertainment could be better. Other than that the flight is legitimate.."
Cons: "The seats seemed like they had no padding and it kept stabbing me in the back. Seat belts were so thick and hard i couldn't lean in any direction to get comfortable as it would stab me. My partner and I were also seated separately. Painful flight, disappointed."
Pros: "Very efficient service and prompt arrivals unlike United Airlines.aircraft was modern and equipment was generally well maintained."
Cons: "What other snack options available other than Ramen Noodles. Maybe a low carb option is needed. There are some noodles made from soy products and these will be low carbohydrate. Seats in economy are ok for short people. All airlines should designate an infant seating area close to toilets. This way all infants will be restricted to these seats and the noise pollution in the aircraft is restricted to a small section of the ship.these seats can be specially configured to either seat a no rmal adult or a fast attachments for a baby carrier."
Cons: "Punctuality doesn’t seem to be a priority for Cathay Pacific or Cathay dragon"
Cons: "None in particular"
Cons: "Flight to Hongkong arrived late in Hongkong hence had to stay extra 31/2 hours in Honking to wait for the next flight to New York!"
Pros: "The Stewardesses were polite"
Pros: "The cabin crew was nice, courteous, and professional. The cookie and juice were good. The variety of music was nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour. Airport crew leaves a lot to be desired. The passenger next to me took up too much space- no fault of the airline tho. The soy chicken was salty."
Pros: "I like the snacks offered"
Cons: "Great crew we got a soft landing"
Pros: "Superb crew and excellent service."
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Seat won't recline"
Pros: "Staff very courteous and helpful Food was average"
Pros: "food was awesome. the seats were pretty comfortable. the in-flight crew were always so helpful and smiling. there was quite a collection of movies to choose from which is nice."
Cons: "The ground staff at the departure lounge were most of the time chatting or walking in circles and chatting. Also they were not as organized nor as accomodating than expected. Kinda shows a lesser level of professionalism than the crew in other countries."
Pros: "Spaciousness of the plane Flight Crew Cleanliness of the plane Inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Food Luggage space of cabin not enough Promptness of plane ,our plane was late Manila airport terminal 3 no air-conditioning while waiting Boarding was disorganized last seat should board first no announcement from crew and no implementation of plan. Need constant communication from staff for better boarding experience."
Pros: "Flying beats driving"
Pros: "Everything! Very organized!"
Pros: "The economy seats where comfortable even with a15 hours flight , food was great and warm.Crew were very helpful"
Pros: "Ana toyko has 3meals cathay has 2 almpst 16 hours and long fliggt ana has better spacing and bring snacks to you you dont have ask. And i couldnt choose seats till check in ana i coul f"
Cons: "Plane got delayed for an hour, WITHOUT any air conditioning. I forgot what the captain said about the HKG airport not capable of providing air conditioning to the plane. Anyway, I began sweating after 10 mins, and it sucks."
Pros: "In-flight entertainment"
Cons: "Small portion of food"
Cons: "We were scammed by Kayak and Cathay Pacific. We had entered all our information correctly: first, middle, and last name. Cathay Pacific did not print the middle name of the boarding pass. Apparently, Hong Kong is strictly on the passport exactly matching the boarding pass. We were stopped before security and Cathay Pacific decided it was the perfect opportunity to charge us $400 for a rebooking instead of amending the name, which we had entered correctly in the first place. We were pushed back and forth between kayak and cathay when kayak told us they weren't able to change the name on the day of the flight. Will never fly cathay or book from kayak again."
Pros: "Nice flight great service"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "Service is good."
Cons: "Food is too simple."
Pros: "I liked the smothered flight and the management of time that the crew implemented"
Cons: "The food was almost not edible . I would feel guilty feeding it to my dog"
Pros: "Check-in and Boarding was the most enjoyable portion of the flight."
Cons: "Manila airport traffic"
Pros: "Seat is comfortable."
Cons: "Very nice airplane. Ride is comfortable. Processing in immigration is very fast. In 30min you are in the parking lot already."
Cons: "Seats need better padding"
Pros: "Yes, crew was friendly, efficient, & helpful."
Pros: "The technical aspects of the flight were fine. Boarding, the flight, and the aircraft. Very nice plane."
Cons: "The crew was not very friendly and it didn’t seem like there were enough staf for such a large plane. It took a long time to get our first meal, and the food was terrible in comparison to other flights, even other China air flights we’ve been on. We could not understand the English announcements as she was not a fluent speaker. I would probabalynavoid flying with China air again."
Pros: "Premium economy is awesome. Roomy with great entertainment features. First Class @ premuim economy class."
Pros: "crew was efficient, the taipei to ontario leg is more comfortable than taipei manila which has a linger leg room"
Cons: "improve food with better choices"
Pros: "Great Food, good customer service, quick boarding/deplaning, and the return trip from MNL to TPE was almost top notch."
Cons: "My entertainment screen was not working nor could the crew get it to work."
Pros: "In-flight was confortable."
Cons: "Food options aren't that familiar but ok to the taste anyway. :)"
Pros: "Games to play behind the seats are good,,,they seats are a little tight..."
Cons: "just an ok trip"
Pros: "Good service food was okay for a short trip"
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "Crew was okay. Food was the worse ever. Middle comfort on seats"
Cons: "If the food was suitable for human being"
Cons: "This was my first time travelling with China airlines and this trip was our honeymoon so we were really excited for this trip but after flying with China Air, I dont think I will fly with them again. Flight attendants were really rude, Food was ok, There’s no selection of drinks"
Pros: "Comfortable plane and a good price"
Cons: "Long queues for check in at Manila - I should have checked in online. Boarding was chaotic and people were getting stressed - maybe people could line up in seat row order to make the boarding process smoother."
Pros: "The Crew was Awesome"
Pros: "crew is OK, Seat is never comfortable for long ride."
Cons: "there is no room for improvement because of limited space."
Pros: "Food was good flight was on time"
Cons: "It was good"
Cons: "Good news they have a MENU for the people"
Pros: "Size and clarity of entertainment screen on economy."
Cons: "Quality of earphones are low. Food could be better too."
Pros: "The Flight was awesome in all aspects, And the Seats were exceptionally comfortable"
Pros: "The tall male agent from boarding was very helpful and attentive. When I mentioned to him that I do have a medical condition, he immediately assisted me without hesitation. Found a more comfortable seat for me and boarded me first. I wish I could remember his name, he only has a two initials name."
Cons: "Honestly, all is the best! I would fly China Airlines again!"
Cons: "My luggage was damaged in both directions."
Pros: "Food, crew, handicap assistant, stewardess"
Cons: "No screen/tv"
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Cons: "15-20min delay to board"
Pros: "I like the staff was very nice, and boarding process was not bad."
Cons: "The aircraft was extremely dirty, also my seat was saturated with a spilled drink and it was all over the seat and the tray table and tv, there was old food crusted on the seat back. I didn’t want to touch a thing thank god it was only a two hour flight. Very very outdated."
Pros: "Friendly airline staff. Ease of obtaining boarding pass at the counter. Clean, modern aircraft. Thanks China Airlines!"
Cons: "As with all airlines, the "the hurry up and wait" processes associated with getting onto the plane are tiring."
Cons: "- The check-in counters opened at least 30 minutes late. The agents arrived late, they seemed to be having a good time and didn't feel the need to explain the reason for the delay nor apologize for it. - On my flight to Manila from Los Angeles, I did not check in any luggage. I had a carry-on and a backpack that fit perfectly well into the overhead bins and underneath the front seat. On my flight from Manila to Los Angeles, I was not allowed to take the same set on board because the total weight exceeded 7 kg. This put me in a bind because the heaviest item I had was my small LCD monitor which was in my backpack. I had to put it into the carry-on with wheels which I had to be checked-in. I would have prepared to carry it in my backpack because it is a fragile item. When I was told to sign a document that absolves the carrier of any liability for the checked-in luggage and I refused, the China Airlines Duty Officer in Manila informed me that unless I sign the document, my luggage will not be loaded on the plane. I felt extremely frustrated by the attitude of the Duty Officer who didn't hesitate to threaten me and insisted that the rule was imposed on them by the TSA in the US. Instead of helping me work out a solution to the difficulty I was facing, he simply walked away with a dismissive attitude."
Pros: "Entertainment was very good. Lots of movie selections."
Cons: "Only serving tea and coffee for breakfast."
Cons: "2 hrs delayed in our first flight and one hour in our connection"
Pros: "Flight quicker than I thought... Which we loved"
Cons: "Custom exit procedures"
Pros: "Checking in from Manila was excellent. The staff was nice and accommodating. The food was good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "My ears were painful the whole time probably because it was a small aircraft."
Pros: "It’s takes s long time checking in due to long lines."
Cons: "Sits are too small and wish better choices for the food they serve."
Pros: "The airline crew was very professional and friendly"
Cons: "The boarding can be confusing as an economy passenger it’s a free for all when they call for your section"
Cons: "Comfort I have long legs..."
Pros: "People were friendly and courteous very attentive"
Cons: "The plane was new and clean very nice"
Pros: "The staff was very efficient. They even helped wrap my broken bag. Thank you for that extra mile!"
Cons: "I was pleased with everything."
Pros: "Everything went fine"
Cons: "None. Business is good!"
Pros: "China air delivers on price and has new aircraft. I love flying China airlines they do a great job with small layover time"
Pros: "Comfortable flight, decent seat size, decent leg space, lots of movie and TV options"
Cons: "Outdated entertainment system on a330, food is lackluster, overhead bins in a330 can be a little hard to reach. Maybe not an issue on newer planes? Tight aisles. Leg space could be a little bit better. Non adjustable headrest (height wise). Poor boarding procedures at manila but that's a given"
Cons: "Warm wash cloth must not be eliminated especially for long flights. I was not able to charge my phone since the outlet was non-functional. The flight experience wasn't that bad with the budget price of the ticket. Over-all it was okay."
Cons: "Plane delayed 7 hours for a maintenance problem and all I got for my wait was a $25 voucher. That is an insult!"
Pros: "Lot of food, good entertainment selections, friendly"
Cons: "Did not appreciate the Delayson the flights, and this is annoying that you are making me type a certain amount of characters for a review"
Cons: "Originating flight in Manila to Taipei to connect to our SFO flight was cancelled late in Manila due to 'technical' issues (waiting in terminal, 4 hours past scheduled departure, which meant missing our connection to SFO), and the ensuing parade through having to stay in Manila overnight (on CA's dime, plus food), then rushed back to the airport the following morning (very short notice), then to have to wait again as CA figured out how to get a previously scheduled flight into the flight plan management systems, and obviously without a proper method to coordinate this sort of thing - ultimately all of this lack of 'control' over their situation, lead to a feeling that China Airlines does not know how to contend with interruptions, or how to make their customers feel informed so that they may be more understanding. In the future - flying Eva - even though this was the first ever event of this type I have had flying China Airlines. Eva provided both meal vouchers and boxes of candy to each and every customer affected while we awaited our flights to our final destinations. CA was silent - and also very absent when we arrived in SFO and went to collect our baggage - again Eva being the party taking action and responsibility to help us get our bags, with 1 of 3 damaged by CA handlers). Bad image CA, bad image."
Pros: "Decent leg room iand comfort seats n coach, unlike US carriers without paying more for it, and selection of movies. Food was decent and service fast and efficient. For a 2 hr flight, Big THumbs Up!"
Cons: "All Good"
Pros: "The movie selection"
Cons: "Food selection"
Pros: "Very good service"
Pros: "Never rebooted entertainment after it shut off until we were ready to land and left it in boarding mode"
Pros: "China Airlines has decent food menu and on-board entertainment. Overall a good flight experience."
Cons: "I just hated the frequent delays."
Pros: "Flight was late, service was poor and flight attendants were not friendly ( spoke to me in Chinese and not English), didn't receive any privileges as a Silver Medallion Skymilet on all flights and SkyMiles were not given."
Cons: "Worst Skymiler Partner . Poor customer service and inflight service."
Cons: "The flight was delayed two hours and when we boarded we sat at the gate for 40 min and then sat waiting taxing on the runway for another 45 min. The flight became more than 3+ hours late in total."
Pros: "Everything except food"
Cons: "More food choices like Non-Red Meat items"
Pros: "The entire experience went perfectly. Everything was prompt, smooth, and on time."
Cons: "Nothing. A prepared traveler, is a good traveler. These are different times. Understand there are limitations for everyone. Focus on the basics. Do your homework. Read the airlines’ travel updates. Bring minimal gear. Be EARLY. And lastly, be grateful for getting a flight at a great price. If the flight went smoothly, don’t complain and moan about the little stuff that has nothing to do with getting from point A to point B. It’s a struggle for all of us. Please understand that."
Cons: "Other than the better seating, business class on PAL is like economy on most airlines. Lousy food, half a glass of generic wine. Screen is too far from seated position, the remote didn’t work, and it was a long stretch to use the touch screen. Seats were not that comfortable for sleeping."
Pros: "The plane was on time ,all good"
Cons: "A little more leg room... but all in all. Not to bad"
Pros: "Crew was nice, and we landed in JFK an hour earlier"
Cons: "Too cold on the plane, air is very dry, seats are very uncomfortable. The seats are hard. No cushion. No foot rest. Cup holders don’t work properly and my drinks tilt and spill. Bathrooms are dirty. Not baby friendly. Food is poor quality. I didn’t get a drink during my meal. I had to flag a flight attendant down to get juice."
Cons: "Food quality"
Cons: "Seat configuration in economy is exactly like a budget airline cebu pacific a330 both at 3-3-3..meal was just peanuts. It would actually be cheaper to use Cebu pacific and buy a proper meal"
Cons: "E mail up dates of change of gates or times."
Cons: "On time gate opening when landing"
Pros: "Good in flight entertainment, low cost, service okay"
Cons: "Bad service in terms of understanding things."
Pros: "More organized boarding via buses"
Cons: "flight was delayed by 1hr 13mins."
Pros: "Very nice crew!!!"
Cons: "Everything is perfect for me."
Pros: "Food and service were good, so was inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Plane VERY crowded Although it left Manila on time, it arrived 1 hour late in Toronto"
Pros: "Flight was on time. No stop over, because it is a direct flight."
Cons: "The choice on the menu is not available, the bread was not given to us, because they run out, no apple juice because it run out too. Drinking water served, it is warm.They should offer some ice cubes or ask the passengers if they want ice... Other airlines, serves different juices through out the flight. Crew not communicating at all. Doesn't say anything or serve you with a smile."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "seat not comfortable, tray table hard to pull out, flight delayed 2 hours, flight crew didnt have immigration card (therefore had to wait in immigration line additional 25 min)"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and attentive, movie and tv options were great."
Cons: "I appreciated that I was given a gluten free meal but one side was hot and the other side was slightly cold still. I am not sure how that could be possible, but it was my experience on that flight."
Pros: "The plane is new and clean"
Cons: "If the flight was on time. The flight was delayed which resulted on missing my connecting fllight to Denver. I have to stay and wait at the San Francisco airport for 19 hours"
Cons: "PAL is literally never on time. The terminal process was absurd - 300 person line to check in and print a boarding pass. Then it was 1hr late to boars and then >90 mins waiting on the tarmac. Just a terrible on-time performance and inconvenient process that is typical of PAL"
Pros: "Not much. Both flights to and from Manila were delayed. The flight out was delayed pre-boarding by about 15-min and then about 30-min in the plane on the tarmac. Leaving Manila was delayed boarding by about 1-hr and we landed about 30-min late. Philippine Airlines operation has gotten so much worse."
Cons: "Everything. From the chaos at Check-in on the Manila side from the understaffed and overwhelmed employees, to the gate control and communication with passengers at a reasonable time for the delays. Staff at MNL Terminal 2 for PA seem not to care and there seems to be no management that exists."
Cons: "Outstanding flight to Hawaii."
Pros: "The flight was faster than going to Philippines and movies is convenient"
Cons: "when you ask for extra food coz youre hungry but crew tells you wait"
Pros: "Yes, my first time Philippines Airlines experience was impressive"
Pros: "Yes PAL FA are always excellent and the Pilot Captain n Co Pilot really made us all safe."
Pros: "Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Late, late, PAL is always late. First we were late by two hours; then boarding was delayed by one hour after that; then we sat on the tarmac for two more hours. Literally my dad had almost finished watching his first plane movie before we were able to takeoff. Fortunately our flight wasn't cancelled, but we missed not one but TWO connecting flights because it was so late. Also, MNL is a terrible airport. What is the logic in needing to pass through THREE sets of metal detectors and x-ray machines before boarding?"
Pros: "Check in counter ground staff was very helpful"
Cons: "Boarding gates have too many flights assigned to it making waiting area very crowded. Toilets are too far. Flight attendants could be more helpful to passengers with infants and small children."
Pros: "Flight was relatively smooth. Take-off and landing likewise."
Cons: "The barbecue chicken supposedly from Aristocrat was served with hardly any sauce so it was dry and needless to say, disappointing..I just ate it just to fill up my stomach. I was looking for the music selections in the inflight magazine to help me choose the station but didn't see anything listed. The aisle of the Airbus 320 is quite narrow so it is difficult to pass the aisle w/out bumping into seats."
Pros: "Online checkin was easy and actual counter checkin to get boarding passes was quick. The counters were actually open about 4 hrs before the actual flight. Then, we were able to get seats next to each other with an aisle, in a row that we wanted. Departure seemed on time and arrival was about 45 minutes earlier due to a tailwind. Food was good and service was frequent. Attendants were nice and polite."
Cons: "At the gates, we were not allowed to bring water, even though this was after the security and X-ray. There was another X-ray station at the gate and the water was from the store next to the gate or from the drinking fountain. Really odd that this was required by the US govt."
Pros: "The disabled services and that the inflight crew pay attention. They're genuinely courteous and kind."
Cons: "Food and the seating upholstery (but that's to be expected in economy class)"
Pros: "They gave us a meal on a 2 and a half hour flight! Amazing service."
Cons: "It was a bit tight. Not much legroom."
Pros: "Staff attended well , flight on time, well organised"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful, and patient are the words that come to mind. And very pretty, if that doesn't sound too sexist."
Pros: "It was like most other flights ie it was fine. Above average overall."
Cons: "A big negative was the transit lounge in Manila. Between 2 Philippine Airline flights we had an 8 hour layover in the Manila transit lounge. Not impressed at all. There were about 4/5 staff but they sat outside the lounge & did nothing to control the passengers & keep them quiet /organised. The lounge was very crowded, very noisy & there was only water to drink & nothing to eat. For 8 hours! The very least should be to supply more seating & a facility where passengers can order coffee/tea & snacks. Also there was only 1 ladies toilet, so always occupied. The lounge Definately needs an urgent upgrade in facilities then I would consider flying Phillipine Aiines again."
Pros: "On time arrival"
Pros: "The comfort of the cabin and the service from the crew was superb."
Pros: "It's an old aircraft so we were given a personal ipad each passenger which is so good! We were emailed for flight time changed but didn't know our aircraft was changed too so our reserve seats were gone too."
Cons: "Food is very dull. Our flight coming in and out were both delayed."
Pros: "staff were really nice. the lounge kinda sucks but at least it exists."
Cons: "no wifi, connection in manila airport. manila airport is the worst experience in the world. limited wifi to 2 hours. one of the staff in the lounge kept touching me and making weird eye and lip guestures at me and felt really uncomfortable. i complained to the ground staff."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "A Philippine Airlines check-in personnel did not fail to make my family feel extremely disrespected by treating us in such a rude manner at their counter. After verifying our information, she proceeded to tell us we had no reserved seats for our flight. When I told her we had seat numbers (thus reserved seats) when I checked their website the night before, she had the audacity to imply that we were lying about these mediocre seats! After speaking to the supervisor, she then proceeded to tell us that we should be thankful for the seats she was able to give us, WHICH WERE THE EXACT SAME SEATS THAT WERE LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE THE DAY BEFORE. Philippine Airlines need to better train their check-in personnel proper customer service to prevent passengers from having such unpleasant experiences with their staff. Our check-in process would have gone smoothly had she not replied in such a snarky manner to us and implied that we owe her for the seats we had in the first place."
Pros: "This was my first time flying with PAL. I had read the reviews mostly good, some not so good but I decided to do it because I was going to meet my fiancee. Flew from LA to Manila and back. The flights took off late (which I later found out is called Filipino time LOL). The crew was AWESOME, the only problem was on the return flight I had some trouble getting a stewardess but to be fair EVERYBODY was hitting the bells to get service. The food was good and I liked the choices. I would DEFINITELY fly PAL again!!!!!"
Pros: "Ok movie selection - gave you iPads, which were somewhat glitchy, but eventually seemed to work. Crew was very accommodating."
Cons: "This airline has been terrible to deal with. Before departing, they cancelled one leg of our trip, then waited a full month to rebook (only after weekly, sometimes more often, calls from us). We actually weren't sure if the flight was actually rebooked until we arrived at the airport and were able to check in. The food on all the flights was terrible. Dealing with customer service on the ground at the Manila airport was also terrible - they just kept saying they had to ask someone else who had to ask someone else, then changed the subject and did the same thing with an unrelated question until we got so fed up we left. It took 40 minutes for a bus to come to transfer us from terminal 1 to 2."
Cons: "Both flights, first from Guam and then to Bangkok were MISERABLY HOT. I thought the first flight was a fluke but after the second flight, I knew it's just your airplanes. Terrible. Won't book again."
Pros: "flight update via email"
Cons: "late boarding ground crew not announcing chnages in the schedule no inflight entertainment PAL app does not work propoerly"
Pros: "The lemon butter fish was one of the better airplane meals I've ever had. Boarding was quick and smooth. Taiwanese people take the longest of any nationality to board a plane (they have a series of "pre-seating" maneuvers which cause huge backups). Despite this, the flight attendants politely humored them and were not pushy. Had this happened in the US, the flight attendants would have told them to sit down, get out of the way, and do their aisle stretching exercises and random meanders around the plane AFTER all passengers had been seated!"
Cons: "The plane was old and dirty. The flight attendants seemed more interested in gossiping with each other than greeting passengers (though one or two were very good and professional). Only one flight attendant could speak Chinese. This was not a problem for me, though it was for some of the Taiwanese tourists."
Cons: "Of the four total flights, to include connections, Philippine Airlines was delayed on all legs. The delays were all after boarding and while sitting in plane. Delays ranged from 30 minutes to 75 minutes and all four flight delays were reported to be due to delays in getting baggage on the planes or getting the meals loaded on the planes according to the pilot's reports. Of note, on all four flights, the crew ran out of food before getting to our isle and had only one option remaining with no alternatives for those allergic to any portion of the meal. I would absolutely never recommend Philippine Airlines to anyone. The reduced cost of tickets was absolutely not worth the experience."
Pros: "quicker travel through customs"
Cons: "was not informed ahead of time the need for a Visa to enter Australia"
Pros: "Everything else was fine other than the comments as described below."
Cons: "Saw a specific female crew member ignore a passenger raising his hand and repeatedly saying excuse me to ask for a blanket, and she straight turned around to walk the other way. It's not difficult to get blankets from the overhead bin and with the possibility of other passengers asking, it's part of your job. A male crew member was attentive to the passenger after he immediately recognized the passenger's request walking through the aisle. This was from MNL to NRT. Also on one of the connecting flights (could have been same as above), the flight departed late because they allowed another passenger through that wasn't suppose to be on that flight on to the plane. They need to have better boarding pass scanners and /or the employees should pay better attention to that main detail. Air was really dry in the cabin, suggestion is to add some kind of humidifier in the plane to decrease dryness to the nose."
Pros: "Frienly service"
Cons: "Small seatsi big man"
Pros: "We arrived safe. And they had movies."
Cons: "Terrible, terrible experience. We were weather delayed. Fine. Very inconvenient but have to accept it. However, THEY LOST MY LUGGAGE!!! The worse part was that they acted like no big deal, it happens all the time. And THAT is why I will never ever recommend PAL to anyone. It took them 4 days to get my luggage to me. No compensation whatsoever for their incompetence in arranging my luggage to fly along with me. They should refund 25% of the flight since they only delivered me, and not my luggage."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and quick."
Cons: "They should have allowed my wife to board and the. Sent her bags on next flight instead of having to rebook a whole new ticket for next day"
Pros: "The boarding was organized"
Cons: "Free snacks?"
Pros: "The airline assigned the latest airplane to my flight. Its USB charging port was good."
Cons: "I do not know why the cabin crew provided a meal on 3 pm than much later around 5 pm. The flight arrived to the destination on 7 pm. I thought I ordered a dinner."
Pros: "Yes, the crews were super. They keep entertaining us the customers. Thanks guys"
Cons: "Seats do not recline"
Cons: "Cebu Pacific has to be the worst airline I have ever flown with. Boarding alone was so disorganized. People were trampling each other. The flight times changed twice. I lost over $200.00 with no refund. Said I could get credit. Yeah, like I would ever fly with them, again."
Cons: "We were delayed by 7 hours. The ground staff did their best. They gave some snacks which I'm sure Filipinos like but were not to my tastes. Sitting on a hard floor for 7 hours with nothing to eat before a 3.5 hour flight is not my idea of a good day!"
Pros: "Since I checked In early, they let me in on an earlier flight. Thanks!"
Pros: "Host clearly and ver friendly helped me."
Cons: "Im sorry but seat was terrible. I was not comfortable even for a min. Thanks."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "I bought a front row seat only to be told that I would be the last to board"
Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "The plain was delayed 2 hrs .Problem with information"
Pros: "cheap flight"
Cons: "delayed flight by almost 1 hour. no discipline officer to impose noisy and disturbing co-passengers"
Pros: "Friendly crew, quick boarding, landed ahead of schedule!"
Cons: "The cabin temperature was too cold!!"
Pros: "The plane is modern and clean and crew is friendly. I thought the flight crew announcements were clean and helpful"
Cons: "Cebu always changes gates..what a fiasco. Its like a cattle herd everytime, they are so disorganized!! Then always late and they blame late arrival of aircraft and then blame the traffic at the airport..it gets so old!! Two hour delay today....really cebu must have the worst on time arrivals of any airline!!??? And what happen to boarding special needs first...the gate agents must be idiots they started taking everyone thru both lines...the wheel chair and elderly and children were rammed in with the shoving hoards because they processed both at the same time..it was a fiasco as usual. What happen to board by rows?? I realize late departure but this in no way helped speed ghe plane on its way...uuugggh"
Cons: "Why do we have to pay for the smallest snacks? On a 4 hour flight??"
Pros: "No thing at all"
Cons: "Seats very small food disgusting ,they don't offer you any thing on board"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. I got an upgraded seat by the exits doors for extra legroom. Flight Crew was polite."
Cons: "If I had to be picking it must be exiting the plane according to the rows for back and front exiting the plane. Almost half of the back rows was still trying to exit in the front and not at the back exit. Overall great!"
Cons: "No wifi, no food or drinks provided. Checkin was a very difficult process with employees giving us different answers on same topic. No display in terminal where to check in on an International Flight. Charged us to check one bag each and would not allow us to carry it on although the same bags were allowed as carry on from NGO-MNL Were told by one person we could checkin for our flight, told were we’re at wrong counter and international counter was not open yet. My checked bag was ripped open somewhere in the process of being transported!! I don’t think I will fly this carrier ever again!"
Cons: "What flight???? We cancelled it. My fiance booked me a ticket online using his card, Cebu Facific confirmed it but subjected of payment. for what if u already closed that payment ?? we understand that "FRAUD" thing but the thing is u SHOULDN'T CONFIRMED it and get back to us first. Now were having hard time getting money back for the booking that was cancelled."
Cons: "Delayed 4 hours, waiting in an overcrowded space with no aircon (and it's a tropical country). They kept on saying to wait for next announcement (but no screens, just a broken voice). Announcement were vague and couldn't understand when the flight was supposed to depart."
Cons: "Boarding was a chaotic scramble. Take off was an hour late waiting for runway space. Cheap and disorganised."
Cons: "They told me that there is no cancellation for the flight although when I paid for the flight it was refundable."
Cons: "Despite baggage being checked through from HK to Davao, Cebu offloaded luggage in Manila and failed to forward."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "The seat was small and uncomfortable. Had to pay for food and coffee for a 4 hour international flight. Never again"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "New ish planes"
Cons: "Reduced leg room"
Pros: "Flights On Time... Crew's awesome"
Cons: "Foid is terrible"
Pros: "I wish I had something to like about it."
Cons: "checkin was a nightmare. over an hour and a half to get bags checked and boarding passes. It seemed like every time there was an issue all the staff would stop what they were doing to see what the issue was. nearly missed my scheduled boarding time. Good thing our flight was delayed by almost 2 hours. guess I can't complain too much for a budget airline. Just sucks that bag checkin and delays took longer than our actual flight."
Pros: "While booking I tried to buy luggage allowance. Impossible. Hence at check-in Cebu Pacific unpleasant staff charged me US$55 on top of a $100 fare for my normal suitcase of clothes. The worst theft in my travel history of 110 countries world wide. Shameless greed and extortion once they have your trapped. It gets worse. Due family reasons I needed to fly home a couple days early, having every reason to believe my ticket was flexible. Nowhere did it say otherwise, nor did the booking site warn me. But rudely I was told too bad, zero flexibility. ZERO! They had empty seats on many suitable flights, just wanted to steal my return ticket, simple. Theft. Extortion. The worst imaginable. I went ahead and bought a 2nd return ticket with Philippines Airlines (far far superior airline). My Cebu Pacific seat was zero refund and was sold to someone else I guess. Too bad for Stupid Mr Customer (me) who mistakenly flies Cebu Pacific! NEVER EVER FLY CEBU PACIFIC! This 71-year-old 110-country travel veteran has warned you factually. An utterly disgusting company whose staff indifferently spits in the face of customers, the rudeness is delivered in a could-not-care-less tone followed by a hang up the phone after saying "No way, it's impossible speak to the travel agent for help. good-bye. Click.""
Cons: "REPEATING THE WORST EVER. While booking I tried to buy luggage allowance. Impossible. Hence at check-in Cebu Pacific unpleasant staff charged me US$55 on top of a $100 fare for my normal suitcase of clothes. The worst theft in my travel history of 110 countries world wide. Shameless greed and extortion once they have your trapped. It gets worse. Due family reasons I needed to fly home a couple days early, having every reason to believe my ticket was flexible. Nowhere did it say otherwise, nor did the booking site warn me. But rudely I was told too bad, zero flexibility. ZERO! They had empty seats on many suitable flights, just wanted to steal my return ticket, simple. Theft. Extortion. The worst imaginable. I went ahead and bought a 2nd return ticket with Philippines Airlines (far far superior airline). My Cebu Pacific seat was zero refund and was sold to someone else I guess. Too bad for Stupid Mr Customer (me) who mistakenly flies Cebu Pacific! NEVER EVER FLY CEBU PACIFIC! This 71-year-old 110-country travel veteran has warned you factually. An utterly disgusting company whose staff indifferently spits in the face of customers, the rudeness is delivered in a could-not-care-less tone followed by a hang up the phone after saying "No way, it's impossible speak to the travel agent for help. good-bye. Click.""
Pros: "Can't think of anything I liked."
Cons: "Unforeseen luggage charges that were way too expensive. Would not have flown the airline had I realized they charged for luggage on international flights. The charge was about $150, for the same luggage I brought with me for free on two prior international flights that were part of the same trip, on much better airlines for about the same ticket price. I could have tolerated a charge of $50, but I found $150 to be outrageous. Seats were narrow, legs hit the back of the seat in front. No need for such a configuration, since the flight was only 1/3 full. I won't fly Cebu Pacific again. Congratulations, you lost my business."
Cons: "The flight was 45 minutes late"
Pros: "Affordable price"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "Clean aircraft and friendly staff. I wasn't expecting entertainment and didn't order a meal hence the 1 star. No complaints about the flight and I've flown several times with them and always been satisfied."
Pros: "They're ok as long as you aren't taking along extra baggage!"
Cons: "We had to wait an extra half hour for about half a dozen late passengers. Seems if they are that late the plane should have left."
Pros: "The entire process was a breeze"
Pros: "Boarding went swiftly and without issues. On board catering however rely's more on pre-booking your meals else there are hardly any options left. Seat was ok and punctuality too."
Cons: "The check-in was a mess.. we were the first at the counter but among the last to board. The clerc disappeared with my passport and asked me to transfer luggage on the spot. On top she did not return the booking form. Luckily I had a second copy or my filipino friend would have been stopped by filipino immigration."
Pros: "Didnt like anything"
Cons: "Changed the time of my flight twice. But still late."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 30 minutes"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by almost an hour and we waited on the tarmac. Terrible service. Terrible flight. Will never fly Cebu by choice."
Cons: "Late leaving the gate then waited an additional 45+ minutes in a line of planes waiting to take off because NAIA is down to one runway."
Pros: "Not a lot, crew were pleasant as always though"
Cons: "The aircraft arrived late - departure was scheduled 15:15 and the inbound flight didn't arrive until 15:05. Full flight so took an age to board. Cramped as usual but not really an issue for an hour flight, but obviously the departure slot had been missed resulting in a 30 minute wait on the tarmac. At least the flight wasn't cancelled as happened to me last time!"
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