Airports Thread (NAIA, Clark, etc.)

Discussion in 'Travel' started by rbenzon, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Leeger

    Leeger Active Member

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    Annoying lang na I have to get my phone and show it to them. It can also save some paper cause a lot of us still print those tickets. But speaking of kamaganak, kaibigan, etc sa mga airports natin. Is there a way to discourage na isang baranggay ang susundo sa airport? Seriously, parang palengke ang arrivals area sa sobrang daming tao minsan.
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mm...not gonna' happen.

    Personally, I still prefer paper tickets. Problem with digital is what happens if your smartphone suddenly dies on you? Saan ka maghahanap ng internet shop para ma retrieve mo yun airline ticket/hotel bookings/theme park ticket etc.?

    Hassle lang, di ba?
     
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    For airline tickets i just present my passport or id and they will print your boarding pass if you need it. Same thing goes for hotel bookings. So not an issue even if you don’t have your phone with you.
     
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    Mm...yeah but hindi ka pa rin papapasukin ni manong guard kasi wala kang ticket. Lol! Eh nasira phone mo on the way to Naia. Paano yun? No ticket, no entry. Lol!
     
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    Kaya nga I kinda hate them. Hahaha. But I don’t think no ticket no entry is a NAIA policy, you can easily talk your way in. Most the time now when they ask I just tell them my flight and they will not ask for a copy of the ticket. I think the reason they are checking is primarily to ensure you are at the right terminal rather than for security reasons. On a different note, we should also add more self check in kiosk and baggage drop off counters. The less human interaction the better.
     
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    Those e-gates are a dream when passing through immigrations. The machine does all the work of validating your passport, which would be unbiased and based solely on data in the system. I hope it works as intended in our airports. I remember being blown away when I first experienced going through one back in late 2016, departing Sydney airport for Manila.

    I also make it a point to print outt airline tickets and boarding passes, just so I have something to show to anyone who asks for it, and avoid having to bring out my phone unnecessarily.

    As for self check-in kiosks, I find it a bit double-handling, at least in airports where I've used it -- mostly here in Sydney. I've already checked in online, and have a digital copy of my boarding pass. Then I go to the airport self check-in kiosk to scan the digital boarding pass in order to get a printed one, as well as tags for my check-in luggage. And then I still have to go to the check-in counter where I show the printed boarding pass, my passport, as well as a printout of my e-ticket/itinerary.

    Maybe it wasn't supposed to be like that because I remember one time I just drop off my bag with the tags in an area right beside the self check-in kiosk then go straight to the gates. I guess they added an extra step as a security measure ever since Sydney airport experienced some suspected terrorist attempts.
     
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    I think we just need to have a bigger arrival area and parking, more reflective of our culture. In our international airports kasi in Manila, there is none (except for T3). The arrival "areas" in T1, T2 are actually already outside the airport. Halos parang sa sidewalk na.
     
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    Mm...actually I am confused. There are so many competing proposals now that the public seems unsure what to expect.

    1. Build a new airport in Bulacan
    2. Build and improve NAIA system
    3. Build in Sangley Point
    4. Maintain the two airport system (NAIA and Clark).

    When is the government settling this issue?
     
  9. Leeger

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    Given a choice I would rather close down NAIA and just turn it into some sort of a tourist destination (theme park, water park, etc) and build a new airport somewhere north with an efficient and fast airport express train and an express way. Having our airport within metro manila just adds to the our already bad traffic.
     
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    They are already building (or renovating?) the new Clark International Airport to be completed in 2019 to coincide with us hosting the SEA games I think. They are also building a new Clark city there. Maybe if there are plans to build a transit system, this could now be our main airport.
     
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    If only we live in architectural perspectives...
     

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