Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Terminal 1

Airport Terminal
Paranaque City
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  • Katrina A.
    ":) 👍☺😀✈💺pleasant flight!!"(39 Tips)
    Mark H.
    "Departure tax is 750 peso (or you can pay in US$, about $18)."(19 Tips)
    Alexis C.
    "The immigration officers here are some of the world's friendliest."(24 Tips)
    Felipe F.
    "since you are here, don't forget to pay the 500 pesos terminal fee."(40 Tips)
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  • JcB
    JcBAugust 8, 2014
    It's a no "wang-wang" zone, people! DYI, a "wang-wang"er is someone who thinks they're too important to wait in line like everyone else. I like this sign. Everywhere should be a "wang-wang"-free zone!
  • Michael Josh V.
    Michael Josh VillanuevaJune 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're flying Singapore Airlines it's always best to check-in online. There is a separate queue for web check-in that is much, much shorter. In fact oftentimes there is no one in line at all.
  • IG @antskong
    IG @antskongDecember 9, 2014
    Long queues going in due to scanning of the luggages. Thats before check in. Remember this is an OLD airport. Must get your shoe polished inside the terminal after check in. My tradition anyway.
  • Trina
    TrinaMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Congratulations! You have now set foot on the World's Worst Airport! Take a #selfie and tick it off your bucket list, quick!
    Upvoted May 24
  • Zyreen C.
    Try Japan airlines if you wish to fly to Narita or for a connecting flight going to states. Japan airlines is really accommodating and will serve you with warm welcome hearts.
  • Rumi
    RumiAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The terminal fee is 550 peso or US$12.55 on August 30th, 2013. You can pay by cash or card. If you have only bill of US$20 or US$50, never mind, they could give you US$5 and some pesos as a change.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RaduJuly 10, 2013
    The Mall of Asia is a great place to hang out if you have a long layover. Just walk out of the airport, hop on any Northbound bus to Baclaran (costs P 12) and take a jeep to MoA (costs P 8)
  • Kai O.
    Kai OngMay 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have no access to airline lounges, there's a lounge called club Manila that you can use by paying 650pesos. There's stable wifi here, decent food and drinks. Good investment for lots of waiting
  • ' Rafael Ry❦n A.
    The East Wing entrance is closed for repair, go around the West Wing entrance...watch out for the minuscule sidewalk especially if you're using the carrying karts. Still as ugly as 10-years ago.
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusJanuary 7
    Extremely busy airport! Make sure you have your tip money! Line can be long but it's good if you have a blue passport.
  • Kai O.
    Kai OngFebruary 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The free wifi seems hard to connect to, both my phone and laptop can't seem to log on to it. Invest in a data sim card if u need data like me. Affordable at 400p for 5days unlimited data w Globe.
  • Leo S.
    Leo SumulongAugust 10, 2014
    Prepare yourself psychologically before arriving. Tell yourself you're patient and prepare to let annoyances slide. Breathe. That's all you can do until they bring this place into the 21st century.
  • Aidu F.
    Aidu FMay 6
    Come early.No machines to print boarding pass or special counters assigned for bag drops only even if you've done web check-in&there's always a long queue.
  • D Hamilton ΑΦΑ
    D Hamilton ΑΦΑDecember 6, 2016
    Gates 1 and 16 are difficult to find. For gate 16 look for a sign that says "Infant Feeding Station" Gate 1 is right next to the coach store.
  • Gustino B.
    Gustino BasuanJanuary 26, 2016
    Tripple checking before entering flights. You can't bring in your lighter in. Don't forget to buy some Philippines Mango as a gift :-)
  • Rob B.
    Rob BilsonAugust 21, 2014
    Although the law changed in 2013 allowing the use if itineraries in mobile devices, it's still faster to enter the airport with a paper copy of your itinerary.
  • Christiano C.
    Christiano CarletoMarch 7, 2013
    When boarding be prepared to pay 550 philipino pesos right at Customs! It is a mandatory Airport departure fee that you must collect and is equivalent to 12 USD. At least they accept credit Cards.
  • _ne0poTpoT_
    _ne0poTpoT_May 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Dont Q on the long lines..some immigration officers (e.g LAO-lady) are doing power tripping! They forgot the purpose of a "VISA", asking you documents which u already submitted at the embassy. #kaasar
  • Natasha D.
    Natasha DavisJanuary 10, 2013
    There are 3 different security checkpoints throughout the airport: one to get into the airport, one to get into the terminal, and another to board the plane. Thankfully you can leave your shoes on.
  • Nicholas Carlo R.
    Nicholas Carlo RamosAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Restrooms near the boarding areas are now been renovated. The assigned cleaner is also very polite & accomodating. :)
  • Bobbi H.
    Bobbi HerreraAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Been here a couple of times in the past and online check in saves you ton of time with the long queues. It used to take me an hour to check in and now it only took me 5 minutes!
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReyesOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Stay at The Sampaguita Lounge (just right after the Duty Free shops) for a quiet, relaxing space while waiting for your flight. Buffet snacks with FREE WiFi!
  • Dexter | Techathand.net | BestOfRiyadh.com
    If you are travelling with Etihad, perform the online check in and look for their special lane,
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReyesJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    While waiting for your flight, drop by The Sampaguita Lounge (turn right after the Duty Free shops). For just 10 dollars (PHP450), enjoy free-flowing beverages, chicken arroz caldo (congee), etc.
  • Erick B.
    Erick BoshJanuary 25, 2014
    When picking-up someone, just pay for parking and wait at the waiting area. Do not be like others that park at the unloading/loading zone. It's not proper and an inconvenience to other people.
  • Danica S.
    Danica SilhiDecember 6, 2012
    Leave for the airport around the ETA to avoid waiting for a long time. Free wifi and live video feed of passengers could be entertaining otherwise
  • Michael R.
    Michael RamasNovember 16, 2011
    Get here EARLY, like 3-4 hours before your flight leaves. Security is tight, you go through 4-5 frisk and checks. Make sure you got your tickets or itineraries printed out or else you won't get in.
  • Cyrus H.
    Cyrus HungOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    authorities asks to see your passport and boarding pass/ticket every possible check point. Before you enter the airport, check in line,the security line,the hallway to the gate, at the gate etc.
  • Kate Z.
    Kate ZuluetaApril 28, 2011
    theres a shuttle service if your going to naia 1,2, and 3. its around 20 pesos.. and some are free (from terminal 3 to resorts world in front of Naia terminal 3)
  • Jayjay S.
    Jayjay SantosSeptember 4, 2013
    If spouse is an OFW and you're going to the country where he/she is working, present their OEC and marriage certificate at the Travel Tax counter. You will only pay 50%.
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  • 4sqPhilippines
    4sqPhilippinesAugust 5, 2011
    Did you know: There are only two international airports servicing Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque City and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark Field, Pampanga
  • Rose F.
    Rose FerrerAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If flying via TG, before heading to the airport, check-in online. At the TG check-in counters, in the airport, queue at the biz class and say you did an online check-in. Time saver.
  • Sakeena R.
    Sakeena RosliJune 21, 2013
    Get ready PHP550 before leaving Manila. Airport charge terminal fee. Also, if you web checked-in, get the departure card from the check in counters or from the guard at the departure gate.
  • Natasha D.
    Natasha DavisJanuary 10, 2013
    If you plan to eat or do some shopping do it before you go to your gate- once you pass the checkpoint they won't let you go back.
  • Monica T.
    Monica TrajanoSeptember 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Although newly renovated, all it really got was a paint job. Still very crowded since the place isn't any bigger. The parking lot is in dire need of a face lift! Sad, sad state of affairs here.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SantosFebruary 20, 2015
    Happy trying Manila Airport Taxitaxi online booking with the best and most economical licensed transport service so far! No need for mobile app. Read more
  • Florian K.
    Florian K.September 17, 2014
    The terminal is under renovation right now. Quite deserved, as it looks very outdated and kind of shabby. There was no restroom landside. Could find only a single power socket in the whole airside.
  • Marcel W.
    Marcel WassmerJune 6, 2013
    Bring a pen to fill in the mandatory embarkation cards. There are no pens provided by the airport. And you can't go through the immigration without valid and filled in embarkation card.
  • 4sqPhilippines
    4sqPhilippinesJune 14, 2011
    Did you know: There are only two international airports servicing Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque City and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark Field, Pampanga
  • Maher H.
    Maher HaironSeptember 8, 2013
    Be sure to have 2500 pesos when going on a trip..........
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  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JosonJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Citi PremierMiles and Platinum holders get to access the Delta Sky Club, but only from 8 am to 8 pm! Quite useless if you're on early US-bound flights. Amex card holders get to access Miascor lounge.
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  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LimonOctober 4, 2011
    There is a children's lounge where they can play for free. its right beside the duty free area :)
  • Rob B.
    Rob BilsonAugust 21, 2014
    Do not show up more than 3 hours early for your flight or there's a good chance they won't have counters setup for your flight yet, and there's limited seating in the check-in area.
  • Mennen A.
    Mennen AracidMarch 7, 2011
    The MIASCOR lounge is free for Citibank Miles card holders. This is a good respite after the long queues at check-in.
  • Ernest C.
    Ernest CustodioFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a choice, choose airlines that depart from / arrive at Terminal 2 or 3. Terminal 1 is a work in progress.
  • Rose F.
    Rose FerrerAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Unlike CX, TG's internet / mobile checkin is useless (other than selecting your seats as early as possible). No dedicated line, checkin info are manually encoded and thus may take time.
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MercadoMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the siomai at kopiroti, its just 65 pesos:) its the best siomai in the airport!
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