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Sep 12, 20, 8:50 pm
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Posted By Mabuk dan gila

Having been through such screenings I would whole...

Having been through such screenings I would whole hardheartedly have to concur with the "limited effectiveness" of such theater at this point. Furthermore, even if they did very successfully detect...
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Views: 19,225
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

Looking at my reply from 2010, I would say that...

Looking at my reply from 2010, I would say that YES, everything about the Mabuhay Miles program has changed for the worse. The program has been completely gutted in a series of devaluations to the...
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Views: 566
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I'd guess it's most likely just a website glitch....

I'd guess it's most likely just a website glitch. Click the "fare rules" link and it will show you what booking class it is for each flight.
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Views: 109,051
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

Oddly, I have recently gotten SSSS on MNL-LAX a...

Oddly, I have recently gotten SSSS on MNL-LAX a number of times in a row but never the other way around flying LAX-MNL and SSSS really doesn't impact you much in Manila since they scrutinize your...
Replies: 46
Views: 15,791
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

In any sort of automation the costs associated...

In any sort of automation the costs associated with developing that automation should be paid for by the labor that said automation saves. Additionally any type of process automation that transfers...
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Views: 1,523
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

That is true and if you have a load of existing...

That is true and if you have a load of existing Mabuhay miles. The 30% off mile awards last year and the 50% off miles the year before were great for a few month window. But for earning NEW...
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Views: 15,791
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

After reading this thread about a day AFTER my...

After reading this thread about a day AFTER my Android Mobile Passport app auto-updated I initially became enraged, as any normal person would be. But after having a few drinks in the lounge I...
Forum: Asia
Apr 20, 19, 9:32 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I'm not at all afraid to drive in Manila but I...

I'm not at all afraid to drive in Manila but I find it very taxing and am usually happy to pay a Grab driver to do the dirty work for me. Its a tough job they do and the cost is quite inexpensive. ...
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Views: 1,523
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

In case you haven't noticed they have completely...

In case you haven't noticed they have completely gutted the once really good Mabuhay Miles program in a series of devaluations over the last few years to the point where after the latest devaluation...
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Views: 873
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

VN is a much better option if the price is even...

VN is a much better option if the price is even in the same ballpark. I have flown VietJet and Jetstar when it cost half the price of VN but it takes a pretty big savings to get me to make that...
Apr 20, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 424
Views: 742,562
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

Sharing my experience just in case anyone who may...

Sharing my experience just in case anyone who may have any itsy bitsy little criminal type foibles buried in their past are wondering how it may impact them for Pre✔️

Approved for Pre✔️ with a...
Nov 30, 18, 9:41 am
Replies: 71
Views: 17,506
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

What if I am traveling with someone who holds a...

What if I am traveling with someone who holds a Philippine Passport and therefore is not eligible for VOA? I'm presuming there would not be a exception from obtaining an eVISA in advance which looks...
Nov 30, 18, 7:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,210
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I can say from recent personal experience that...

I can say from recent personal experience that Japan does not rigorously check. NOT checking the yes box yields a very high probability of being admitted to Japan and a very small possibility of...
Forum: China
Sep 7, 18, 12:33 am
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,000,393
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I just figured I'd update our experience in PVG...

I just figured I'd update our experience in PVG from the post I made a few pages back. To recap, girlfriend (Philippine passport) and myself (US Passport) were flying MNL-PVG-NRT with a 7 1/2 hr...
Aug 17, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,753
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

Clark's runway is adequate to land anything there...

Clark's runway is adequate to land anything there is. At least 4 777's and 2 A330's that I know of, probably more, did divert to CRK. 3 777's belonging to PR coming from LAX, SFO and YYZ, 1 EK 777...
Forum: China
Jul 15, 18, 10:45 am
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,000,393
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

Well, I have to walk back the comment I made...

Well, I have to walk back the comment I made about Da Zhong Airport Hotel Shanghai not asking for a credit card to make a reservation. Their web site did not ask for a credit card, but about 12...
Forum: China
Jul 14, 18, 10:44 pm
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,000,393
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

The trip is not until Sept 1 but I did just now...

The trip is not until Sept 1 but I did just now manage to make an online hotel reservation for that date and time with nothing more than our names and an e-mail address at Reservation, Da Zhong...
Forum: China
Jul 13, 18, 7:18 pm
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,000,393
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I've got a trip coming where a Filipina friend...

I've got a trip coming where a Filipina friend (Philippine Passport) and myself (US Passport) will be traveling MNL-PVG-NRT with a 7:25 hour layover, and returning NRT-PVG-MNL with a 23:30 hour...
Jan 30, 18, 2:16 am
Replies: 38
Views: 10,526
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

The legally "correct" way to handle this "by the...

The legally "correct" way to handle this "by the book" would be to hire an attorney who is licenced to practice in the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued. Have that atourney appear in court on...
Replies: 9
Views: 5,227
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I flew CZ LAX-CAN-MNL in Y a few times in the...

I flew CZ LAX-CAN-MNL in Y a few times in the last year or so and never had any issues with my reasonably sized, but well over 5kg carry-on. I saw the rule but they weren't enforcing it at LAX or...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 16, 16, 5:59 am
Replies: 63
Views: 17,620
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I have deposited US payroll checks to Schwab from...

I have deposited US payroll checks to Schwab from my phone while in the Philippines a number of times without the slightest problem. And in one case even a $9,500 hand written personal check that I...
Forum: USA
Jul 13, 16, 7:04 am
Replies: 11
Views: 38,682
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I know Everbank https://www.everbank.com has a...

I know Everbank https://www.everbank.com has a wide range of foreign currency accounts and are FDIC insured and everything. I'd bet that many of the big huge banks that do banking in many countries,...
Replies: 24
Views: 6,991
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

They had a little bit long landing at SUB this...

They had a little bit long landing at SUB this February. Just overshot the runway a little bit on landing this time. They are getting better. They "almost" got that sucker stopped in time. Bet the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 24, 16, 6:19 am
Replies: 196
Views: 23,940
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

For the OP there is one definitive answer. For...

For the OP there is one definitive answer. For men anyway. Where a Speedo swimsuit in inappropriate public places, on inappropriate body types and at inappropriate ages. :eek: No American man would...
Jun 13, 16, 6:21 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 97,733
Posted By Mabuk dan gila

I was getting X'ed every time for a while and...

I was getting X'ed every time for a while and finally I figured out it was making subtle typo type errors reading my vintage non-chipped passport. Despite the fact it is a "machine readable"...
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