Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the Philippines
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific 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 30m, covering a distance of 529 km. The most popular route is Manila - Del Carmen with an average flight time of 2h 00m.
The cheapest ticket to the Philippines from the Philippines found in the last 72 hours was ₱727 one-way, and ₱704 round-trip. The most popular route is from Manila to Del Carmen and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was ₱4,477.
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 Del Carmen (16%) and Boracay (14%). Searches for flights to Cebu City (10%), to Bacolod (6%) and to Davao City (5%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Boarding process"
Pros: "Awesome experience"
Pros: "Free space"
Pros: "Seats are comfy"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable!"
Pros: "Yes very much"
Cons: "Comfortable seats for family with infants or kids,"
Cons: "Delay in arrival caused us to miss this connection"
Cons: "I don’t have any complaints whatsoever. Everything went well."
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: "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: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Not sure what that sandwich was supposed to be... but it was not good.. some kind of pseudo-Spam."
Pros: "The most unorganized airline"
Cons: "Better staff and communication."
Cons: "I don’t know why but I felt like they just didn’t care about your needs, I’m diabetic, and I needed to eat something sweet because my sugar levels dropped low, I asked the stewardess for a cookie but she didn’t want to give me one, I had to bagg her for a cookie, Very disappointing."
Pros: "free wifi."
Pros: "On time"
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: "All normal once we finally got to go..."
Cons: "Flight was delayed from Sunday to Tuesday with no explanation! Thankfully I was with people that had a condo in Manila to hang out for a few days. People told us it was a tropical storm but the airline never did...."
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."
Pros: "On time! Good for Manila"
Cons: "PAL app didn't work. Put in screens!!"
Pros: "Great staff very nice and enterianment system at each seat was very good."
Cons: "I need more legroom."
Pros: "philippines air is great! very easy and accomodating"
Pros: "great cabin upgrade...competitive to other airlines with newer planes"
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: "Very attentive"
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: "All four of my flight on Philippines Airlines were over 3 hours delayed. Nothing good about this airline. Horrible food. But the delays were beyond the pale. Do not fly this airline and if you have to, don't have a connecting flight the same day, you WILL NOT make it."
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: "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: "Fluid check in and on time departure. Pleasant staff"
Cons: "SF Ticket counter need to help customers"
Cons: "delayed over an hour"
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."
Cons: "Crew made robotic announcements, no spirit! No effort made to offer beverage, snacks, etc...they were the least interested group ive had on cebu pacific in a long time uuuuggh why bother?"
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: "Super delayed flight they dont offer even water and to think we are travelling with children."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Plane wasn’t full so crew should have let us spread out"
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: "leaving on time."
Pros: "I liked that everything was fast and easy with no issues"
Pros: "On time"
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."
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!"
Pros: "So delayed!"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
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: "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: "Not much"
Cons: "Disorganised handling of passengers"
Pros: "I was as european preferred being offered a seat at the emergency exit, if I was healthy and able to assist..leaving me much more leg space.....being not so small and tiny as many asians.... !!!"
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"
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: "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: "The comfort of the seat, its wider... Since I am broad shouldered I need a comfy seat."
Cons: "We just landed and the two cabin crews were chatting. One passenger stood up since she couldn't hold it and that she really needs to vomit one cabin crew laughed loud when the guest went inside the restroom. Maybe the cabin crew was surprised, but it wasn't a good to see."
Pros: "Very good, I like Air Asia"
Cons: "I booked through kayak which redirected to kiwi. On the boarding pass it gave the wrong terminal (domestuc terminal, when i was flying internationally) then to find out the terminal got updated online. In addition, the flught was delayed and gates were changed and i found out AFTER i already boarded the plane. Terrible."
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: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Significant delays."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "We were delayed for 2 hours and we were not offered anything while waiting. Staff were not very helpful"
Cons: "2 hours delay, changed gate twice"
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Pros: "Flight time Cost"
Cons: "They don’t fly from Clark to KL Seat pitch excruciating for most average height people Particularly on a four hour flight Everything is penny pinched Crew are verging on brusque Some very loud music on boarding with some American rap music, hardly appropriate on a south east Asia airline"
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: "the crew was friendly"
Cons: "the flight was delayed"
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"
Cons: "got transferred to KLO due to airport closure, delays"
Pros: "No hassle checking in"
Cons: "The seat was a little unc"
Cons: "lack facilities....etc"
Cons: "The boarding was always late"
Pros: "The ladies at the counter were helpful and got me on earlier flight because mine was delayed for 3rd time."
Cons: "Always delay. Worst airline ever! I will not book Airasia again."
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!!"
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: "The people are so nice!"
Cons: "The flights were often hours late."
Cons: "A new low in tight packing. Tray was too close to go down"
Cons: "There was horrible warm cabin air during pre-flight takeoff. We felt nauseous because of it. On our flight back AirAsia was late for 2 hours. Horrible airline."
Pros: "Not Much"
Cons: "Old plane that was delayed at every possible point in the process."
Pros: "There was not much I liked about this flight. However was was rather inexpensive to pay for baggage prior to getting to the airport."
Cons: "I hate the fact that food, including water, was only available for purchase. It was a very tight squeeze sitting on this plane. My seat didn't hardly recline."
Cons: "our flight is 2x delayed."
Pros: "Return KLO-MNL was overly delayed. No meal included."
Cons: "Deleted flight"
Cons: "Seats are too cramped and close together."
Pros: "Food was actually pretty good, for an airline that is. F/A's were very polite, and professional."
Cons: "First flight was delayed 2 1/2 hours. Second flight was delayed 3 1/2 hours. Seats were very uncomfortable. Head rest doesn't adjust. Lost my phone on the airplane back to Manila. I tried to call Air Asia, and they sent me to airport lost and found. Airport lost and found sends me to Air Asia,........... after about 10 times of doing that I finally got an Air Asia rep on the phone to take me seriously. But she didn't see too concerned or interested in finding my phone for me. I told her to check the plane, and contact me if they found it or not....... NO reply! So I called back the day after, and again, got the run around...... Now, this second assistant I told the same thing. No communications or customer care with this airline. I worked for the airlines for 14 years, and I could check a plane for a cell phone in about 10 minutes, and get back to you... Air Asia that's like pulling hens teeth!"
Pros: "everything was good"
Cons: "flight was delayed by 2 hours"
Cons: "I was trying to rebook not luck. Lost my $400 no refund."
Cons: "Both flights delayed!"
Cons: "We flew 1hr and 45 mins delayed."
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: "4 hr flight delay and 1 1/2 hour on the Tarmac before takeoff! On a 1 hour flight what's there to like."
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