Old Apr 13, 05, 3:22 pm
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kyushuman
 
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Originally Posted by SeaMeFly
With a lot of loyalty from the Filipino community in the west-coast, I think NW should try flying non-stop LAX-MNL, SFO-MNL or even LAS-MNL eliminating the 2-3 hrs sit in KIX, NGO, or NRT. Because as of now, PAL is enjoying the monopoly on the non-stop to LAX & SFO from their hometown MNL.
I think you're right--NW offers 2x daily 744s to MNL (ex-NRT and NGO), and used to fly 3x (they had KIX too). Prices from the US to MNL are always sky-high--usually around $1500 even from the west coast-especially in summer.
I assume you know that NW still have that great deal in WBC ($1890+taxes RT from LAX/SFO to MNL). I've taken that the last two years, though last year it was only $1625--cheaper than the cheapest Y I could find, even.
Thanks for the cheap competition, PAL!
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