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Old Feb 16, 10, 9:08 am
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First time traveling EWR-MNL next month. Any suggestions for best routing/airline? (Want to stay on CO or Star Alliance.) Looks like Singapore Air is the only one stop (unless I go CO & connect to Cathay Pacific or Philippine Air). An all-CO routing would be down to IAH, then a one-stop through HNL to GUM, then another switch to MNL. Saturday departure, Wednesday return. Thanks.
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Old Feb 16, 10, 9:31 am
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If you're doing this journey in J, then the SQ option is best. EWR-SIN nonstop is long, but pretty painless in SQ J. Then it's just a quick hop to MNL from there.

If you're in Y then this option isn't available to you; you could still fly SQ (JFK-FRA-SIN-MNL).

You could also fly EWR-NRT-MNL if NH flies there?

Other two-stop options may be available if you go through BKK.
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Old Feb 16, 10, 9:42 am
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CO Mike serves GUM-MNL. Don't know about the scheduling, but you could stay on CO metal if desired.
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Old Feb 16, 10, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
First time traveling EWR-MNL next month. Any suggestions for best routing/airline? (Want to stay on CO or Star Alliance.) Looks like Singapore Air is the only one stop (unless I go CO & connect to Cathay Pacific or Philippine Air). An all-CO routing would be down to IAH, then a one-stop through HNL to GUM, then another switch to MNL. Saturday departure, Wednesday return. Thanks.
I have always flown CO to HKG and then connect to MNL on CX. The problem is CO99 is late 80+% of the time and it is a tight connection that I often wind up missing. I see many unhappy customers all the time because this flight is always late. Not a problem is you're staying in HKG, but makes it almost impossible to connect. Not sure why CO doesn't make this flight a little earlier.
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Old Feb 16, 10, 5:44 pm
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PR also flies HKG-MNL if you wanted to connect there, or you could connect to them in PVG too. For all CO (& CO Mike) metal it looks like the easiest way is EWR-HNL-GUM-MNL and back.

I would check CA through PEK, OZ through ICN, (they fly out of JFK though) and TG through LAX and BKK (though you could route it different if you wanted).
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Old Feb 16, 10, 7:19 pm
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Great suggestions, thanks. I am flying in J, so the Singapore routing looks like the most comfortable and safest from a reliability standpoint. Of course now, every CO flight not taken makes it harder to get to the Pres Elite level.
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