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Commuting from Philippines

Old 15th Apr 2017, 03:05
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Commuting from Philippines

Any CX guys commuting from the Philippines? If so where? Also anyone know anything about general aviation in the Phills? License conversion, importing and re-registering an airplane, purchasing an airplane in the Phills? Any info,would be appreciated.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 03:46
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Easy if your up near Clark - Cebupac have a daily HKG flight at 7am and most days a second one in afternoon.
CathayDragon schedule to unreliable, only ops 3 days a week

From Manila can be hit and miss, Inbound delays from HKG effect return departure, coupled with rainy season slowing everything up, and not forgetting the nightmare of MNL ATC , remember T3 departures usually involve a runway crossing if departing from bay end.

Flights can be seasonal with loads , if planning to do it staff travel , certain times of day and week and year are a real struggle,

Avoid THU and FRI evening arrivals into MNL , traffic can be gridlock.

Having said that its possible, Quite a few Fedex and UPS drivers do the commute from CRK to HKG then onto CAN and SHZ
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 06:40
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Before you make a decision, google "life/ living in the Philippines etc". Especially if you have never been there. Even better, visit the place for a few weeks so you can get a good idea of the place.....
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 06:56
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I know a couple of skippers who spend a lot of time there semi-commuting. It seems quite easy for them and if loads are full they buy Cebu Pacific full fares in advance which can be as cheap as ID90 with CX.

If you want any more info PM me and I'll get in touch with them for you.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 07:10
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Another aspect to consider;
If you're married, dumping the missus in Flipperville can give you plenty of grief if you don't chose an area inhabited by like minded folk, with nearby facilities and shops etc.
if you're not married, they look, feel and taste great - a lot of guys find their future ex-wife over there.
Ergo - Caveat Emptor.

Plus side, it's warm, & cost of living in flipperville is cheap.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 07:26
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Lmfao at look feel and taste
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 00:48
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When the American military had a base at Clarke, it had the highest divorce rate of any US military base in the world.

The Philippines is a place where an overweight, balding, middle aged man can suddenly discover how handsome he really is. Over there you've got PESOnality.

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Old 16th Apr 2017, 01:30
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Originally Posted by Metro man View Post
When the American military had a base at Clarke, it be the highest divorce rate of any US military base in the world.

The Philippines is a place where an overweight, balding, middle aged man can. suddenly discover how handsome he really is. Over there you've got PESOnality.
You need not be balding!
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 05:08
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If you have never been there, the place is an eyeopener...
Highly suggest you physically go there and have a look for yourself before you make any momentous career decisions.
From my experiences I place Philippines one notch up from Nigeria...
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 06:49
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Of course I love you , but secretly I love your passport even more.
Not for me thank you very much
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 12:43
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Isn't it, 'I lub you'?
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 14:02
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Lots of cabin crew (all levels of seniority) commute from manilla and cebu just a heads up
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 00:15
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...erm..no, cough cough, I heard it from a friend.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 00:50
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Was your friend 5'2", slim build, tan complexion, with long black hair ?
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 03:16
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The PI--India in SEA.

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