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I bought $541 1-way flight to Phillipines, had to forfeit it

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11. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member 122 posts) 10y

I don't think you'll need to worry about whether a country allows one way flights into it or not. All you need to worry about right now is the Philippines. As long as you have a flight out from there, that should be all they'll worry about. Whether or not you choose to use that flight, or simply extend your visa once you're there, is up to you.

And about Airasia, you're right, they don't have flights from Manila. They fly out of Clark, which is a little north of Manila. If you do choose to take that flight (they fly to either Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpur (where you can catch many other cheap connecting flights to all over)), there's a bus that is scheduled according to the flights. It leaves from the Philtranco terminal and it was pretty cheap too.

Anyways, I really hope that you can get this all settled, because you'll have an awesome time in the Philippines. For any other information, PM me and I'll be glad to share what I know.

12. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

moutallica & lcassey

thank you both very much for your opinions and information and help

i think this will be settled soon and i should be on my way back to flipland within a couple weeks

i TOTALLY appreciate ya'lls help :)

13. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 10y

Quoting zachary

I bought a 1-way flight to Manila Phillipines, then my parents drove me 3hrs today to Chicago to the airport, i get to ticket counter and they tell me i cant fly without a return flight.

I bought my flight from Cheaptickets dot com, they have really cheap flights sometimes, but they are totally restricted and VERY expensive to change.

So i had to forfeit the ticket, now we had to drive 3hrs back to my home, now I have to buy a brand new roundtrip ticket

THIS IS TOTAL F*CKING BULLSHIT!!! Anybody know a way around this stupid shit? Know a way to fly into Manila without having a flight outta that country?

:)

Perhaps CHEAPTICKETS will give you credit on a round-trip ticket, just keep the return portion open. Check the small print, might be better than losing everything.

14. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

karazyal thanks for the tips man

here's what happend

cheaptickets.com let me have the $520 credit towards another new flight, BUT there was $100 airline fee and $50 cheaptickets fee, PLUS i had to pay the difference if the flight costed more, and the flight costed about $780, PLUS $22 for them to mail to me, so i ended up having to pay an EXTRA $450 :(

now i have to buy a decoy flight to malaysia or indonesia or whatever

AND i have to buy flight to where i intended to go also, to Cebu

this turned out quite costly.......expensive way to "learn the hard way" i guess

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