Amanpulo flight times

Old Aug 7, 19, 2:20 am
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Amanpulo flight times

If we get the Amanpulo flight to Manila that arrives at 10:40am is there sufficient time to make the 12:20pm Cathay flight to Hong Kong?

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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:59 am
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checker luggage, it that makes a difference.

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Not sure how the design pattern on your luggage will impact your connection time
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Old Aug 7, 19, 4:17 am
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If only I did have the real checkered luggage.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by teddyflyer View Post
If we get the Amanpulo flight to Manila that arrives at 10:40am is there sufficient time to make the 12:20pm Cathay flight to Hong Kong?

Edit: One World Emerald flying Business with checker luggage, it that makes a difference.

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Theoretically, yes.
Realistically, not sure. It depends on so many factors (if the flight coming is on time, could be delayed 10-20 minutes; how's the traffic on the road from the hangar to the airport? It's technically just a ~10 min ride but it has taken guests (and myself) between 10-50 minutes).
Get Aman to assist with fast tracking and make sure you're checked in already.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 7:37 am
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Theoretically, yes.
Realistically, not sure. It depends on so many factors (if the flight coming is on time, could be delayed 10-20 minutes; how's the traffic on the road from the hangar to the airport? It's technically just a ~10 min ride but it has taken guests (and myself) between 10-50 minutes).
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No problem at all in my opinion. The connection usually takes no more than 30 min until you have cleared security and outbound customs. I wouldn’t think twice about the timing. Even if traffic is bad you will be fine. It can’t hurt to be prepared as Chinmoylad indicates but the timing is fine.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 12:17 pm
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Also, if you're booked in to CX on a flexible rate that allows for cancellations/changes etc, even if you do miss your 12:20, you should be able to get onto the next flight - they're rarely full unless you're doing Christmas or peak season. Having said that, I think there's a HUGE wait time between 12:20 departure and next flight (some time after 5pm I think) off the top of my head. And Manila/Manila Airport is not a fun place to spend that much time
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:08 pm
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Official MCT (minimum connecting time) at MNL domestic to international is 2h. So at least from that point of view: bad idea. MCT is also calculated on 1 PNR and checked-through bags, which is obviously not the case. Also keep in mind that CX check-in counter closes at T-45 mins. And even with a flex ticket: there's still a caveat called "no show".

However, I would suggest to contact Amanpulo and ask. Aman airport staff in general can do magic but it depends also on the carrier you are booked on (ex: Amanjiwo can get you boarding passes on GA even before you arrive at JOG airport).

From a TA point of view: I would never book this kind of connection for a client on separate tickets.

Why not book the Amanpulo 14:30 flight and then connect to CX 902 (ETD 20:20)?
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Old Aug 7, 19, 4:15 pm
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Just for reference, both of the last two times we were at Amanpulo we caught the morning flight from the island to Manila, 10:40 arrival, and departed 12:50 from Manila to TPE. Both times we had lots of time in the airport to enjoy the wonderful *A lounge in Manila. Yes, that's a joke. The lounge sucks. But we did have 45 minutes or more after clearing security and customs until boarding.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 5:26 pm
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Thanks for all the responses.

Yes, the trouble is the significant time between the 12:20 flight and a much later flight on CX. Flight times seem a little strange. I have one night only in Hong Kong with my best friend hence really trying to make the 12:20.

I think we will take the risk and let Amanpulo know our plans.
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