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Member since 13 Nov 2015
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Hi, I'm looking at transiting at Manila, and I'm very confused over the pre-departure tax. There's a lot of conflicting information on the internet, so I'm hoping someone with experience could help answer.
Member since 29 Jul 2016
Total posts 34
You'll see an article in this very site indicating that QF moves to T3 at the end of October. Search "Qantas moves to Manila Airport Terminal 3..."
Member since 11 Sep 2013
Total posts 11
No need to pay the terminal fee as it is included in your ticket. You usually need to pick up your luggage on arrival in Manila and recheck it in on your onward airline. There is a shuttle bus from terminal 3 to terminal 1 but I would allocate at least 3 hours to transfer terminals...unfortunately they are not connected so you need to exit terminal 3 to get to terminal 1. The PAGSS lounge in terminal 1 is very small and not really worth spending your time in but there is a sakura lounge (Japan airlines) if open as an alternative which is a tad better. If flying by end of October, you will just have to pick up your luggage and recheck-in so two hours is sufficient. You can then cool your heels in the CX lounge.
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