Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the Philippines
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Philippines AirAsia have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to the Philippines. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to the Philippines.
An average direct flight from the Philippines to the Philippines takes 1h 41m, covering a distance of 565 km. The most popular route is Manila - Cebu City with an average flight time of 1h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to the Philippines from the Philippines found in the last 72 hours was ₱691 one-way, and ₱670 round-trip. The most popular route is from Manila to Cebu City and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was ₱670.
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific & Philippines AirAsia fly the most frequently from the Philippines to the Philippines.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Manila (19% of total searches to the Philippines). The next most popular destinations are Cebu City (13%) and Tacloban City (8%). Searches for flights to Boracay (7%), to Davao City (7%) and to Del Carmen (7%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seat was comfortable!"
Pros: "Since it was over booked, my seat was upgraded to business class."
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"
Cons: "Manila airport"
Pros: "Service food comfort.."
Cons: "Beyond our control it was a bit torbulent over Jap an for almost 2 hours but asido from that my trip was perfect!"
Pros: "Check in counter crew was very courteous and efficient."
Cons: "One of the departure boarding counter staff was rude and crass where i lined up, held up the line for over 5 minutes going over just 1 passenger's ID and boarding pass. Poor IFE and inedible snack."
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."
Pros: "Overall experience and the room in economy was execellent."
Pros: "Well organize & very courteous.."
Cons: "So far no complaint"
Pros: "I thought all taxes already included . then they asked me to pay the travel tax...peso 1620."
Cons: "Include the travel tax or watn clients the tickets included all taxes except the Philippine Travel Tax for tesidents of Philippines."
Pros: "I liked being able to have seat selection, one checked baggage and a snack, even if it was simple"
Cons: "Having to wait in the tarmac for 45 minutes.. I would ha e rather wait at the terminal where there is WiFi and more space.."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Smiling crew"
Cons: "Boarding guidelines shoul be enforced more"
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."
Cons: "Nearly threee hour tarmac delay. Every time I fly with them there is a horrible delay."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "Some times allow more Kg of Baggage."
Cons: "It was Xiamen airlines again so bad"
Cons: "huge delay"
Pros: "Great staff very nice and enterianment system at each seat was very good."
Cons: "I need more legroom."
Pros: "Friendly Staff"
Cons: "Seats are too Small"
Pros: "The prompt boarding and courteous staff."
Pros: "It has a USB charging port, and it wasn't too full."
Cons: "When we arrived, we sat on the runway for about an hour."
Pros: "Most things went smoothly and the return leg arrived 20 minutes early"
Cons: "Late change of gate for opening leg"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "Narrow seat and no leg room"
Cons: "need better control in boarding...passengers that were called to board at the very beginning couldn't get to the front of the line because everybody is already in line. Need to advise passengers that boarding is based on seating assignments and enforce it."
Pros: "Very nice and friendly"
Pros: "I like that the plane was not very full and I had no seatmate beside me. The staff were attentive to the needs of the passengers."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses, transferring."
Pros: "Not so crowded!"
Cons: "Not reclining seat."
Cons: "Terminal 2 Manila is really going down the drain check in one row, immigration endless inside depart only one toilet to s eve a totally overcrowded check in Zone, not sure who the genius is deciding to close down additional toilets on one of the most busy travel days"
Pros: "Everything no complaints."
Cons: "Unexpected pit stop added stress to our trip."
Pros: "We arrived safely."
Cons: "The seats on Philippines airlines are too narrow."
Cons: "Traffic getting to the airport. Advice to others is allow plenty of time getting into manila"
Pros: "The crews (all crews)"
Cons: "Can't watch the tv cause no earphone"
Pros: "Comfortable seating."
Pros: "Philappo all very nice"
Cons: "nothing i didnt like"
Cons: "Always delay never been on time"
Cons: "It was an A330 plane and the configuration was 3-3-3. Usually, it's 2-4-2. This is not the way if you want to be a 5-star airline in 2020."
Cons: "Budget air because knee space is very tight."
Pros: "Pretty much nothing"
Cons: "Wanted to upgrade & was denied due to price being promotional fare which I don't believe was explicit @ time of purchase. In any event even though I was willing to pay was denied & entire process from checkin to boarding was terrible. THEN when bags were put on conveyor they were placed with no concern & I literally saw one TEAR OPEN on the belt! Mine ended up at the wrong carousel. Lovely."
Cons: "Very bad, delay 90 minutes"
Pros: "clean and well maintained"
Cons: "everything was great"
Pros: "Great staff on the plane & at the counter! They helped us get our luggage from customs."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and quick."
Pros: "The quiz and prizes given by the service crew onboard"
Pros: "The seat has a bit more space than regular economy in competitor airline"
Cons: "The cabin crews on this flight need some passenger service training!"
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: "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."
Pros: "All is helpful"
Cons: "Make the plane clean..."
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"
Cons: "There should be a non-applicable button, since there’s none....I should just pick one star."
Pros: "I liked that everything was fast and easy with no issues"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "customer service"
Pros: "No thing at all"
Cons: "Seats very small food disgusting ,they don't offer you any thing on board"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Lavatory was spacious. Airplane was clean."
Cons: "I know that the ground crew can’t control passengers from lining up even if it’s not their turn yet but there should be enough space for families with small kids and senior citizens to go up to the front to board ahead."
Cons: "It was almost 3 hours delayed."
Pros: "The flight was faster than the arrival time"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Ofcourse"
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: "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."
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: "Thank you for the great services."
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.""
Cons: "Super delayed."
Pros: "Affordable price"
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: "The entire process was a breeze"
Pros: "I like it because I arrived in Hong Kong earlier than the time we expect. So well done!"
Pros: "It was on time"
Pros: "Clean plane nice space"
Cons: "Too much late ! Delay for 45 minutes"
Pros: "Our flight was comfortable and problem free."
Cons: "The only thing that was a little inconvenient was the flight was more than an hour late."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 30 minutes"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
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!"
Cons: "Ramp instead of stairs. Offer free drinks"
Cons: "Poor airport, stranded in lines for 2.5 hours and almost missed the flight."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats too small for 6’ person"
Pros: "I am missing my luggage’s"
Cons: "Where is my luggage"
Pros: "Seats and timeliness were good"
Cons: "Checking in process should be improved"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Check in was ok iwith all our checked in bags tagged as Fragile to signify priority baggage that came with our AirAsia Visa credit card perks. Boarding was slightly chaotic."
Cons: "Room for improvement for priority checked in baggage upon arrival in Manila -- only 1 out of our 5 priority bags came out first while the other 4 came in last together with all the other non-priority bags."
Pros: "Very good, I like Air Asia"
Cons: "Delayed 30min The Manila Domestic terminal is really bas"
Cons: "Flight was very late... in the airplane it was way too cold, like we entered in a freezer.. and they didnt even offered blanket so we didnt qppreciate that part at all"
Pros: "CHEAPEST FARE"
Cons: "I did not like how slow they were at Manila airport. It was a shame how long they took with each person."
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Significant delays."
Pros: "Flew on time , cabin crew charming . Flight just 1 hour so no time for food or entertainment. Arrived on time ."
Cons: "Nothing to criticise"
Pros: "It was just ok"
Cons: "If you almost 180cm and 95 kilos the leg room just not very comftable in economy seats. That why I say just ok for short flight. Then departing Hong Kong 2 trains and a bus to plane once inside airport crazy to find if not expirenced traveler"
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Pros: "Cabin is well air conditioned."
Cons: "No notice of slight flight delayed. Comfort rooms are not clean and some have no running water."
Cons: "The crew hate their jobs."
Cons: "not bad"
Pros: "I always like the flight attendants. The staff at Air Asia was great in helping me book an alternative flight because of flight delays from China."
Cons: "The flights are always delayed."
Pros: "The brownie was good"
Pros: "No hassle checking in"
Cons: "The seat was a little unc"
Cons: "Act to us like we are stupid and inssit the weight each bag. The check in crew gave us bad vibe. Like they got somtging with us."
Cons: "lack facilities....etc"
Cons: "The boarding was always late"
Pros: "They have online check in."
Cons: "Scheduling. Flight was scheduled initially at 3:30PM , moved to 5:50 and finally left past 8PM."
Pros: "It was just a one hour flight but no complimentary dribks seved."
Pros: "The air conditioning was great"
Cons: "It was postponed for 2 hours, the plane was full and apparently the check in employee thought it would be funny to give separate seats to a newly wed couple...Not Funny At All!!"
Cons: "Delays, seats are poor, unclean. Leg room is too little.very bad customer service"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "My seat was broken and would go back if I leaned on it too hard. We were delayed for so long and sat on the runway (perhaps the airports fault). There was no overhead room for our carry-on luggage and no one was very helpful about it. Other passengers around us had the same issue with the carry-on luggage."
Pros: "Flying on Airbus 320"
Cons: "Meal and baggage choices must be made before flight or additional charges will be paid. Delayed 45 minutes for 1.5 hour flight!!"
Pros: "Not Much"
Cons: "Old plane that was delayed at every possible point in the process."
Cons: "our flight is 2x delayed."
Pros: "Return KLO-MNL was overly delayed. No meal included."
Pros: "Old plane and seats in Row 14 were broken and angled down so you practically slid off the seat! Flight crew all knew about it and said nobody has fixed it yet for a while!"
Pros: "Not really anything good to say"
Cons: "Terminal 4 is old and hard to get to if you are transferring from an international flight"
Pros: "The price was low, but I believe there were other airlines in the same price range."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed for over an hour. They did not report all the delays to the flight status sites. I think it was in an effort to keep their on time percentages higher. Choose a different airline if you prefer to be on time."
Pros: "LOW fares"
Cons: "Hey I know its the Philippines, I've been here many times, but ALL of the Air Asia flights were delayed, ours 2 hours...we flew Air Asia to Kalibo last week, delayed 4 hours. But Cebu Pacific flights were all delayed too. Just prepare for long waits at waiting area. Ferry boats are often cancelled or delayed too, its just the way it is here in the PI."
Cons: "Deleted flight"
Cons: "Seats are too cramped and close together."
Pros: "everything was good"
Cons: "We flew 1hr and 45 mins delayed."
Pros: "Nice, efficient crew, comfortable seat"
Cons: "The flight was delayed about 5 hours from the original time, a lot of confusion in the boarding room, and only gave out a box of fried chicken for the meal, and I m a vegetarian. would have even eaten a bag of peanuts...."
Cons: "Frustrating sitting on the aircraft waiting for clearance. Really? Heavy traffic in Kalibo? No weather issues."
Pros: "Attentive and approachable"
Cons: "Just the departure too delayed"
Cons: "Rescheduling flights, then rescheduled flight is late departing. Poor staff. Very poor web design."
Pros: "That we actually made it to Manila on the right day... Just It's was over 6hours in the airport with little to no information about further delays"
Pros: "Flight attendants were helpful and the pilot gave good updates. Leather seats."
Cons: "Seats were way to compressed, much like every other short-haul plane. A lot of items were unavailable; we flew around lunchtime."
Airlines flying to the Philippines 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 to the Philippines
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to the Philippines
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to the Philippines
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to the Philippines
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to the Philippines