Flying into the Philippines can be a bad experience as Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was rated the worse airport in the World 3rd year in a row as of December 2015. Couple the less the desirable airport with the horrible traffic in Manila and you have a receipe for a horrible initial experience when arriving in the Kingdom of the Philippines.
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1. Always try and book your flights into the Philippines on a Sunday. With the Philippines being a Catholic country, Sunday is basically a day of rest therefore the traffic in Manila isn't the bad and the airport itself isn't that busy.
2. When arriving in Manila Airport (NAIA) always make sure you fill out the health card and immigration forms before you even land. Your airline attendents should give them to you in flight. Have the health documentation ready as this is the first thing you need to provide when exiting the plane before immigration.
3. Take your time going through immigration as your bags will generally take a while to arrive on the baggage carousel in the main airport arrival terminal. At times you can wait upwards of 30 minutes or more for your bags to arrive via the carousel so be prepared to wait.
4. To avoid airport taxi scams, do not use any of the white vans provided by the airport who will try to charge you 1000 pesos to any hotel in Manila which is ridiculous. Proceed to the public taxi line clearly marked when you exit the airport directly to your right. Do not listen to anybody asking to get you a taxi as they will direct you to an overpriced driver that will end up charging you a crazy amount.
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Online Airlines for Traveling to the Philippines
Domestic Philippines Airlines
South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR)
Car Rentals Angeles City
Cars for Rent : Tel no : +63 (0)0919 850 9101
MLS VIP Rent A Car: Oasis Bldg. 2 Suite #6, Don Juico Ave., Clarkview, Angeles City : Tel no : 045 892 6216 : Email: email@example.com
Zaiwin Van Hire: Tel no : +63 (045) 888 6911
Travel Agents Angeles City
1 Stop Travel : 188 c Friendship Highway, Angeles : Tel No : 0063 (045) 625 6729 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Travel : Fields Avenue: Tel no : +63 (045) 8925407 : Email: email@example.com:
Amega Travel and Tours Services: G/F Horizonhill Hotel, Malabanias Rd, corner Plaridel St, Angeles City: Tel no: +63 (045) 892 5318 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angeles International Travel Center: 805 Don Juico Ave., Balibago, Angeles City : Landline Phone: +63 45 322 5929 : Email: email@example.com
Beeline Travel :2153 Malabanias rd , Josefa subd , Angeles : Landline Phone: (045)625-4702 :Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Castro Travel Solutions Agency : Cruz Bldg Don Juico Avenue cor Clark Avenue, Friendship : Landline Phone: +63 045 893 1443: Email: email@example.com
Charina's Travel : Clarkton Hotel 620 Don Juico Ave., Clarkview, Angeles City : Landline Phone: 63 (0)45 892: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kokomos Travel : Fields Ave corner of A Santos St., Balibago, Angeles City : Email: email@example.com
Majika Travel : c/o Walkabout Hotel, Fields Avenue : Tel no : 0063 (045) 892 2946 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swagman Travel : Fields Avenue, next door to Margarita Station : Landline Phone: 045 625 6204, : Email: email@example.com
Swagman Travel : Swagman Hotel Narra Office : S.L. Orosa St : Diamond Subdivision : Angeles City : phone: 045 625 8179
Wild Orchid Travel : Angeles City : Tel no : 0063 (045) 625 6227 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Orchid Travel : Magsaysay, Olongapo : Tel no : 0063 (047) 223 3943: Email: email@example.com
Wild Orchid Travel : Baloy, Olongapo : Tel no : 0063 (047) 223 69389: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport Transfers Manila to Angeles or Subic
Bus from Manila to Angeles Subic and Beyond
The cheapest way to get from Manila to Angeles City or Subic Bay is by using the Victory Liner buses which leave every 30 minutes or so from Pasay bus station not far from Manila airport (see above illustration). When you get to Pasay just take the bus to Dau for Angeles City or Olongapo City for Subic Bay. The bus ride currently in 2012 is around 120 to Angeles City and 180 to Subic Bay from Manila.
The Victory liner bus schedules from Manila to Angeles City or throughout the Philippines can be found here
Fly The Bus : Landline Phone: 045 322 5133 : Email: email@example.com
Southern Cross Shuttle : 1125 del Pilar St Ermita Manila : Landline Phone: 02 5212013 : Cell Phone: 0906 326 2146 (globe)
AA transport : Tel no : 0063 (0) 908 878 8819 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Most if not all, hotels and travel agents will arrange airport to hotel transfers. Just ask when making your booking.
Newmotech: Lot 1, Block 7, Phil-Am Friendship Hi-way. Cut-Cut. Tel no: 045 889 0797: Email : email@example.com
Visa Assistance for Filipinas
Australian Visa Assistance: 125 E Teodoro St., Sta. Maria I, Balibago, Angeles City : Landline Phone: 045 625 6074 : Cell Phone: 0928 520 7477 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Watson (visas) : Suite 38B, The Old Gym, 3rd Floor Midland Plaza, Adriatico Street, Malate , Manila : Landline Phone:(02) 521 9484,: Email: email@example.com