Europe - Phillipines
Replies: 46 - Last Post: Apr 21, 2012 6:51 AM Last Post By: Herbie47
Apr 16, 2012 8:06 AM
Apr 16, 2012 1:50 PM
31Thanks to all of you. Your answers are great.
I fly from Malaga, Spain, so I´ll have to change from here to somewhere in europe.
That´s another stopover, but not difficult as Malaga airport is quite big.
My final destination is Australia. Anyway, I feel so attracted to the Phillippines that I wouldn´t like to miss this chance.
Now I´ll keep on reading your answers.
Apr 16, 2012 2:04 PM
Apr 16, 2012 2:25 PM
33Thanks, herbie. I´ve already been to Doha. I´d like to try a new place and stay for two days.
Maybe I´m asking for too much!
Thanks a lot.
Apr 16, 2012 2:40 PM
Apr 17, 2012 12:38 AM
Herbie, got one as recently as last January. I count a short stop as direct, if I do not change then to me that is direct. Unless things have changed in the last 4 months, they are still the same. Will be seeking again soon for a July flight will post when/if I get the info. Meanwhil too damn idle to do work that others can easily do for themselves.
Apr 17, 2012 1:37 AM
Apr 17, 2012 5:27 AM
Apr 17, 2012 5:46 AM
38Well I checked and I read that the only one was KLM from Amsterdam. Will have a look at Air China.
Checked Air China for Nov, all flights have change of planes in PEK with some long connection times, price quite good but Cathay or Malaysian at 15 hours looks best bet.
Edited by: Herbie47
Apr 17, 2012 6:57 AM
Will check when I get my stuff out. Air China I am sure does a direct with about a 2 hour delay. Try Iberia and Lufthansa, but of course they go from the continent. I have been to the PI's so many times, and went direct. But for a while now I have been going into HK or BKK first and spent some time there prior to hitting manila.
Apr 17, 2012 7:03 AM
40poloc3propaganda said in #33: I´d like to try a new place and stay for two days.
Didn't you want a direct flight?
Anyway, from Madrid, Emirates, KLM, Korean Air, Thai Airways and Qatar Airways are the main options (you'll have to change planes in the hub of each of this companies).
From Málaga, you can fly to Bangkok (changing planes in a third airport) with, for example, Air France, Aeroflot, Finnair, or Swiss. From Bangkok to Manila you can fly with a low cost airline like Cebu Pacific. You could take also a look at the web of KLM to see what's the price of flying with them and the partners from Málaga to Manila (as well as to see what would be the route).
Brax said in #37: l will tryto dig out some of my old info when I got time.
Maybe that's the problem: that your info is old and therefore outdated and no longer valid.
Apr 17, 2012 7:04 AM
Just did a quick online of Air China and there are flights gatwick to manila. A stop in China is on the itinerary but not a change. I regard that as the same as direct. However prices are a little high, so not worth considering. I nearly always use emirates now from BHX. If I have to travel to London I might as well have a change over in the gulf. Swings and roundabouts
Apr 17, 2012 7:15 AM
Apr 17, 2012 7:20 AM
43Checked again but can only find connection in PEK with change of planes that was in July and August. To be honest if you are on the tarmac for 2 hours may as well change planes. Only direct I can see is KLM with one stop at TEI but not change but expensive, may as well go Cathay/Malaysian.
Checked Air China website and it does say 1 stop but if you check the details it says change of plane and most connection times are 4 hours+.
Edited by: Herbie47
Apr 19, 2012 8:28 AM
44I have taken direct flights from Amsterdam to Manila, but yes, they have stopped it recently. But Europe is so big and there are so many airports available, that it really matters which country you would be flying from. I'm living in France, and from Paris the choices are almost endless for 1-stop flights.
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