flight to palawan

Puerto Princesa Travel Blog

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1600 pesos!!! while chona does not really understand my excitement about this, i'm proud like a 10yo winning a spelling competition: i got us a flight for about 35usd each to puerto princesa one day before departure. travel agency quoted 2500 pesos as the cheapest flight... travel agencies suck!

so i went to check online, got a quote of 2100. tried to book it, baaaah, credit card was suspended once again by swisscard because of a mysterious transaction (36gbp to o2 in the uk....). unlocked the card, tried to book the flight again and the price dropped to 1600. didnt complain, quickly locked it in and it went through.. funny. either i've just hit the barrier to 'we have to sell some more tickets!' or it's an amazon.com like customer fuck-up system to test price elasticity. either way, i got my cheap flight so i won't complain, but it's not really transparent

flight was at 08:15 which meant getting up early again for the second time in 3 days, baaaa.... manila domestic airport is quite a mess... and bring your printed flight confirmation or you have to do an extra loop like we did! they didn't have a catholic mess in the waiting hall with everyone standing up and praying... i like islamic countries more than this catholic freak show.

the plane was huge, i was hoping for a short island-hopper 8-seater plane but we got a the same kind if flew to manila with... boring!

but a first on my trip, the cebu pacific crew was playing a game on the flight! the steward grabbed the mic and animated everyone to hold up whatever he was asking for to win 'kiddy entertainment packs'. funny!
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