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Hi guys - Hope you are well! I am looking to travel to Europe from Australia transiting out of Jakarta and Manila. I am an Aussie citizen and wanted your help on a couple of topics:
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Member since 23 Oct 2013
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Qantas will only through check to oneworld carriers if one of the two tickets is an award ticket. So on the way out of Sydney, you'll be required to enter Indonesia (or your chosen transit country).
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Member since 16 May 2012
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In this instance I wouldn't recommend transiting through Manila. QF and CX currently use separate terminals which aren't easy to transit between.
(Although on a side note, there are rumours the Philippines Government is looking to shake up which terminals airlines use and Qantas might be directed to use Terminal 3 where CX already is, and allowing QF passengers to use the excellent CX lounge which isn't currently an option!)
Member since 09 Jul 2012
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Absolutely agree with ciaomucca. Manila is one of the most inconvenient airports in all SE Asia to begin your journey, much less transit through! There are issues with overcrowding, separate terminals, lack of reliable/safe transport between terminals, barely functioning climate control, terminal amenities and cleanliness (lack thereof) and the infamous 'bullet' scams pulled on unsuspecting travellers perpetrated by the security guards, no less! (Google it yourself) Stick with Jakarta, you'll be fine.
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Transiting through Jakarta OR Manila through 2 separate itineraries (have to cross immigration?)
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