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« on: January 27, 2015, 02:42:49 PM »
I am going to be there next month. Going to try to write my first report..Any tips on what to see would be great.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 02:43:22 PM »
I am going to be there next month. Going to try to write my first report..Any tips on what to see would be great.
Where in the Philippines are you going?
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Re: Philippines
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 02:50:55 PM »
I am going to be there next month. Going to try to write my first report..Any tips on what to see would be great.

Cebu swim with the whale sharks and beautiful water falls in Osbold. SKIP Manila unless your there to make money, Palwan is also very nice.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 03:10:35 PM »
Cebu swim with the whale sharks and beautiful water falls in Osbold. SKIP Manila unless your there to make money, Palwan is also very nice.

Going to stay in Manila for Shabbos then I need to figure out what to do.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 04:16:11 PM »
Going to stay in Manila for Shabbos then I need to figure out what to do.

Cebu and Palawan are the big tourist sites.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 12:05:53 PM »
Just to start off, I booked this ticket via the Etihad price mistake late last year. I am now trying to book a one way back via AA/Cathay for 55k business. However the Philippines has a rule that you must be present in the Philipinnes to book the ticket or pick up the ticket within 5 days. Has anyone ever hears of such a thing? Is there a way around it?

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 05:15:23 PM »
So here is the question:

I have a choice of either flying into Tokyo at 8PM and leaving the next day at 7:30pm with JAL Business or flying to HKG at 6:30 in the morning and leaving 7PM at night with Cathay Business.

What to do?

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 07:10:31 PM »
So here is the question:

I have a choice of either flying into Tokyo at 8PM and leaving the next day at 7:30pm with JAL Business or flying to HKG at 6:30 in the morning and leaving 7PM at night with Cathay Business.

What to do?

If you've never been to either, go to HKG

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 07:35:37 PM »
Just to start off, I booked this ticket via the Etihad price mistake late last year. I am now trying to book a one way back via AA/Cathay for 55k business. However the Philippines has a rule that you must be present in the Philipinnes to book the ticket or pick up the ticket within 5 days. Has anyone ever hears of such a thing? Is there a way around it?

I don't believe that is true for all airlines.

I believe UA will ticket it, BA may (try online), AA you can do it there or wire funds.
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Re: Philippines
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 08:59:21 PM »
I booked for Tokyo bexcuse that's the only flight that i get 23 hours as opposed to HKG which its only 11 hours. i need to pick up the tickets in manila after I arrive.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 05:32:12 PM »
anyone been to Amanpulo that can share some thoughts about it? how does it compare to BOB and MLE? (im looking at you @damaxer91 )

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 07:40:26 PM »
Anyone been to El Nido in Palawan? worth it yay or nay? I have been to southern Thailand before, Krabi, Koh samui \ Phuket Phi Phi Islands before.

Seems like they are ranting and raving about El Nido, Palwan and it is too cold in NY brrrrrr:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/asia/1649429-palawan-worth-trouble-2.html
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Re: Philippines
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 09:26:56 PM »
Anyone been to El Nido in Palawan? worth it yay or nay? I have been to southern Thailand before, Krabi, Koh samui \ Phuket Phi Phi Islands before.

Seems like they are ranting and raving about El Nido, Palwan and it is too cold in NY brrrrrr:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/asia/1649429-palawan-worth-trouble-2.html
Palawan is absolutely beautiful. Go for it

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2016, 09:31:18 PM »
Palawan is absolutely beautiful. Go for it

Thanks, are you talking from personal experience? based on my google research this place looks stunning.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2016, 09:35:34 PM »


Thanks, are you talking from personal experience?
Nope. Personal fantasies

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2016, 08:31:33 AM »
anyone been to Amanpulo that can share some thoughts about it? how does it compare to BOB and MLE? (im looking at you @damaxer91 )

Only seeing this now.

Been to BOB/MLE/SEZ and Amanpulo may have the nicest colored water of all and Aman service but its quite expensive and a bit of a schlep to get to

Would go as a side trip from HKG or MNL for a couple of nights for sure

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2016, 08:34:46 AM »
Only seeing this now.

Been to BOB/MLE/SEZ and Amanpulo may have the nicest colored water of all and Aman service but its quite expensive and a bit of a schlep to get to

Would go as a side trip from HKG or MNL for a couple of nights for sure
How many nights were you there?

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Re: Philippines
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Re: Philippines
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2016, 06:27:45 PM »
I've long said that PPS is a place I'm dying to visit.

Could the water actually be nicer than BOB?
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Re: Philippines
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2016, 07:33:51 PM »
I've long said that PPS is a place I'm dying to visit.

Could the water actually be nicer than BOB?

@AJK,

 Should I do PPS next week? I currently hold the following tickets:
AA 90K
EY  F JFK AUH  A380 

AA 45k
QR F DXB  DOH 
QR F DOH BKK A380  (Al Safwa lounge)
CX F BKK HKG            (CX Pier lounge)
CX F HKG MNL 

MNL PPS CebuPacific will cost $45

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