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.
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
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.
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