Philippine Airlines transit through Manila

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Old Jan 25, 19, 12:51 am
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Philippine Airlines transit through Manila

Hi, I'm travelling on PAL via Manila for the first time in the coming weeks, PR721 (28th Feb) and transiting to PR711 (1st March) PAL's website suggests that I may need to go to a transit desk in Manila to get the boarding pass for PR211.

Historically all of my previous transits have resulted in me being given my boarding pass at my departing airport all the way through to the end destination. Is anyone able to confirm if this will be the case with me? (it's all on ome booking)
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Old Jan 25, 19, 3:29 am
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Originally Posted by razorfaat View Post
Hi, I'm travelling on PAL via Manila for the first time in the coming weeks, PR721 (28th Feb) and transiting to PR711 (1st March) PAL's website suggests that I may need to go to a transit desk in Manila to get the boarding pass for PR211.

Historically all of my previous transits have resulted in me being given my boarding pass at my departing airport all the way through to the end destination. Is anyone able to confirm if this will be the case with me? (it's all on ome booking)
I transited with PR intl-intl at MNL T2 twice in a weekend a couple of weeks ago. Both times I had boarding passes on my phone AND physical ones, yet was directed to the desk by ground staff anyway. I went, both times they took my BP and passport and checked .. something ..?, told me where the lounge was and pointed me to security. It's not obvious to me that this step was required at all, but OTOH it only took 30 seconds or so. The desk can't be any more than 10 metres from transfer security, with a handful of arrivals immigration kiosks separating them.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 10:36 am
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Old Jan 25, 19, 11:54 am
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Thanks both, much appreciated.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 5:55 am
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You should get a boarding pass for your second flight at the original check in. However your transit process will depend on what terminal your flight goes from. Also is it domestic or international.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by dsf View Post
I transited with PR intl-intl at MNL T2 twice in a weekend a couple of weeks ago. Both times I had boarding passes on my phone AND physical ones, yet was directed to the desk by ground staff anyway. I went, both times they took my BP and passport and checked .. something ..?, told me where the lounge was and pointed me to security. It's not obvious to me that this step was required at all, but OTOH it only took 30 seconds or so. The desk can't be any more than 10 metres from transfer security, with a handful of arrivals immigration kiosks separating them.
This is exactly what happens. I've tried to by-pass this stupid step before with no success. It's fine if you are in Business. If you are in Economy the queue can get quite long. Particularly for the (single!) security check afterwards!
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Old Jan 28, 19, 1:29 pm
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This is exactly what happens. I've tried to by-pass this stupid step before with no success. It's fine if you are in Business. If you are in Economy the queue can get quite long. Particularly for the (single!) security check afterwards!
if its a long transit I usually enter the country, go outside and get some Jollibee and some 'fresh' air and then re-enter - these formalities are generally a fairly quick procedure

I have also experienced the long economy transit line - it was ponderous and seemingly pointless but nothing to get too worked up about.
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