Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Terminal 1

Airport Terminal
  • Katrina A.
    ":) 👍☺😀✈💺pleasant flight!!"(39 Tips)
    Gustino B.
    "Don't forget to buy some Philippines Mango as a gift :-)"(16 Tips)
    Mark H.
    "Departure tax is 750 peso (or you can pay in US$, about $18)."(19 Tips)
    Abbie R.
    "Check-in counters and immigration lines are really long."(24 Tips)
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  • Doc E.
    Doc EmerApril 7
    Long lines in the travel tax counters. Why? Only two people are attending to people. Why is it too difficult to add more counters to decongest the long lines of people???
  • Denis C.
    Denis CaraushSeptember 12, 2015
    Nothing there, no places for eat(only domestic eatery, but goid), just chairs. Especially if u wait 4chek-in, and can't go to Gate area, where are cafe at least.
  • Nara
    NaraMay 31, 2015
    One of the worst airports in South East Asia. Pretty disappointing, considering the size of Manila and the amount of tourists that pass through here. Service is slow but staff is friendly
  • Zyreen C.
    Zyreen CanchelaMarch 30, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted Jun 8
  • Mat M.
    Mat MayerFebruary 25, 2015
    Don't land at T3, made us wait 2 hours on runway from 4.30am. NAIA is the worst airport in the world. The way NAIA treats filipinos is disgusting. They really screw them in queues and cash.
  • 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.
  • 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 Quite deserved, as it looks very outdated and kind of shabby.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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • J ason B.
    J ason BAugust 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!
  • Hein O.
    Hein OomenJune 29, 2014
    World's worst airport has become even more miserable because of the renovations. Filipinos could not have created a more appaling welcome/goodbye for their visitors. Avoid this airport at all cost.
  • Kai O.
    Kai OngMay 29, 2014
    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
  • Sophie Ping-Ya H.
    Immigration check is super slow. Toilets too few that you have to queue for a long time. I was there when AC was under repair so it was hot as hell. What's up with airport service fee?! What service?!
  • James O.
    James On_flameMarch 12, 2014
    Indeed.. one of the worst airport.. the government said, there will build another airport in manila (that sounds hilarious!) Why not expand this airport and connect with the other 3 including domestic
  • Kai O.
    Kai OngFebruary 28, 2014
    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.
  • Kai O.
    Kai OngFebruary 28, 2014
    The supposed meter cabs from the official cab counter are not to be trusted. Got conned twice, paying triple the going rate. They tampered with meter. Unfortunately not much options.
  • 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.
  • Aaron
    AaronJanuary 21, 2014
    If u get out for a quick cigarette DON'T talk to the cops and don't smile to them they will ask u 4 a souvenir ( cash, mostly foreingin value ). They should bomb this place and rebuild it from scratch
  • Sydney D.
    Sydney De VosJanuary 19, 2014
    Watch out for a guy picking you up with a weel chair if you felt sick on the plane before landing. He will run you trough customs too quick but not for free.Be warned for the most expensive cab ride.
  • Gael V.
    Gael VinhDecember 22, 2013
    only passengers are allowed in the terminal. So, after check in, if u want to say good bye to your friends, you cam go out but have to leave your boarding pass to the security.
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BartolomeOctober 28, 2013
    The government should close this airport and move all international flights to terminal 3 which is alot cleaner and newer... Worst airport as tagged and well deserved to be called for...
  • 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%.
  • Rumi
    RumiAugust 29, 2013
    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.
  • Joma A.
    Joma AngelesJuly 29, 2013
    A PEN is a MUST have!!! They dont provide pen for filling up the immigration forms, even the Government employees who get their salaries from our taxes will not lend you their pen!!! Worst airport!
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Michael Josh V.
    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.
  • _ne0poTpoT_
    _ne0poTpoT_May 5, 2013
    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
  • Marcos B.
    Marcos BrocMarch 31, 2013
    The condition of maintenance, infrastructure and service in this airport is, unfortunately, a too-honest-insight into the troubles of the Philippines itself, and the worst showcase for this country.
  • ' Rafael Ry❦n A.
    The East Wing entrance is closed for repair, go around the West Wing out for the minuscule sidewalk especially if you're using the carrying karts. Still as ugly as 10-years ago.
  • 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.
  • jaireh t.
    jaireh tJanuary 23, 2013
    Shuttle between terminals take longer than the advertised "20 minute" wait. It costs P20 for the trip. Took about an hour to transfer terminals. Fee is P550 or $13. Can pay in dollars, pesos, or card.
  • 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.
  • Cyrus H.
    Cyrus HungOctober 8, 2012
    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.
  • Jyothy K.
    Jyothy KaratJune 4, 2012
    Traffic to the terminal could be awful and the queue at th entrance is long too. But if you have checked in online, that makes your life much smoother once inside the airport.
  • 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.
  • Vernon G.
    Vernon GoSeptember 8, 2011
    There really is nothing great to eat here so no other recourse but to drink!but if you must eat there is the massively overpriced dirty kitchen food at Hari-raya, which in name already sounds dubious
  • Francis M.
    Francis M.August 6, 2011
    Yellow cabs at arrival exit will rip you off! White non metered cabs at the pickup area are a little better but are still expensive. Go to the departure level to get a regular metered taxi
  • 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 1, 2011
    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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Tookay
    TookayMarch 11, 2011
    Really difficult to get past the fact that we have to pay a 750 peso airport fee for the privilege of using this run down, crowded, dirty sham of an airport. Spend as little time as possible here.
  • Lange P.
    Lange PantojaJanuary 5, 2011
    Tip: deflate balls if you're carrying one. That's one hassle avoided had I known. Don't understand why... Amazon shipped the ball inflated for me already when I got it.
  • Tookay
    TookayOctober 9, 2010
    Spend as little time as possible in run down and dirty T1. But get there early as it takes forever to get thru all the queues. Most dilapidated airport terminal among all major airports in Asia.
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReyesOctober 7, 2010
    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!
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReyesJuly 22, 2010
    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.
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JosonJuly 17, 2010
    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.
  • Sergio A.
    Sergio ArroyoFebruary 18, 2010
    word of caution, there are two international airports in Manila, one which is for Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights only and the other NAIA1 which serves all others. Make sure your going to the right1
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