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Enough time for changing flight in Manila airport?

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1. Posted by TravellerInTime (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 1 Jul '11 08:21

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Hi, Im thinking getting flight from Davao to Manila, it takes 1 hour 45 mins. to fly and as scheduled, my next flight (to China) leaves also 1 hour 45 mins. after arrival in Manila. Different tickets, so if I wouldn´t make it would have to make new plans. :) What do you think, is that enough time for change in Manila airport? How frequent and bad are the delays if anyone knows? I would be flying from Davao with AirPhilExpress.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1299 posts) 1 Jul '11 20:35

For international flights you should be at the airport 2 hours ahead of time. Will you using 2 different airports in Manila?
http://philfaqs.com/get-there/just-how-many-manila-airports-are-there/

You are only in Davao, why not just go to Manila a day ahead of time? That way if your flight is late or breaks down or whatever - you won't miss your international flight to China.

Your flight could be diverted because of weather like this one:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/9158/cebu-pacific-flights-from-davao-iloilo-diverted-to-clark

3. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member, 214 posts) 2 Jul '11 00:48

well actually you need 2-3 hours to be in the airport prior to actual flight... there may be times that lines in immigration is long plus the security checks. so it's best that you are in the airport early...

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1299 posts) 2 Jul '11 05:56

Quoting pau_p1

well actually you need 2-3 hours to be in the airport prior to actual flight... there may be times that lines in immigration is long plus the security checks. so it's best that you are in the airport early...

Departure tax too!