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Baby steps: Checking in NAIA Terminal 3
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It’s my first time to check in at NAIA Terminal 3.
Jeroen and I were on our way to Japan for our 14th wedding anniversary. From Pasig, Terminal 3 is faster to go to than Terminal 1. Terminal 3 is so spacious

NAIA Terminal 3

We checked in three pieces of Rimowa trunks at Cathay Pacific.

NAIA Terminal 3

Bearer of Philippine passports still have to fill out a departure card (not Jeroen).

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No line at Immigration!!

NAIA Terminal 3

There’s a shoe shine section waiting for customers

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Tons of seats that that are not disgusting

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Compare to NAIA 1

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Here’s the thing: there’s still nothing to eat. Just dried mangoes everywhere.

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This is not Mann Hann by the way. I wish it were. Very wrong!!

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The food at the business class lounge doesn’t look edible. Nakahiya!!

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So no, there is nothing to eat at Terminal 3 (and I’m scared of chafing dishes)

NAIA Terminal 3

I would’ve eaten Krispy Kreme, but it was blocked by glass and barricades. No access for me.

NAIA Terminal 3

They do sell Maltesers Teasers

NAIA Terminal 3

And Birkenstocks (can’t eat those)

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Here’s the best part of all: an odorless, squeaky clean toilet at the airline lounge. THANK YOU LORD!!!!
My stomach/bladder/ass thank you!!

NAIA Terminal 3

Here’s what Terminal 3 needs to improve on:
1) Aircon. Hang inet!!
2) Lighting. Darkness + white lighting = depression.
3) Decent food choices with global-friendly brands.
4) Embargo on too many kinds of dried mango and polvoron. So boring.
5) Scenting. Seriously. Shameless plug: http://aom.ph

Other than that, we’re on our way. Baby steps.
As Field of Dreams said, “If you build it, they will come.”
One day, NAIA Terminal 1 will become world class. We hope.

NAIA Terminal 3

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The walkalators have to be turned on sa departure gates. The ones nearing the far end don’t work pa rin. Then they suddenly switch gates to the far end and passengers have to rush without the convenience of walkalators. Happened twice already. Haaay. 🙁

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lusay

i agree with suggestion no. 2. nakaka depress yung white lighting dun. it dampens the spirits kahit kakarating mo lang.

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Pia

The toilet looks nice but the grout at the toilet’s base and between the tiles still looks kadiri (note that it is white on the areas that connect to the wall). :S Well at least there’s still improvement… Do people stare at Jeroen in the airport? I have a friend named Katie who is tall, pretty, blonde and blue eyed. She passed by NAIA once en route to somewhere else in Asia. She also complained about the lack of food but what was funny was that she asked me if any white people ever made it to Manila. Random workers… Read more »

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Ange

Walang arroz caldo sa lounge? Lol 🙂

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Jay Lozada

Nice pen.
Vision Elite Stick Roller Ball Pen! Meron na ba yan sa National Book Store?

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CVS Reply:

yes! best pen ever!

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Jay Lozada Reply:

Bongga for airplanes and it doesn’t bleed like the Pilot V-tech series.

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KLZ

Good that you no longer have small children to bring with you on trips. We recently went overseas with my 1 year old boy who had to change nappies at the airport (he had an ‘accident’). Of the FEW restrooms available, NONE had a changing station. Not even the PWD restroom. What did the janitor say when asked where we could change? He volunteered his custodian’s room filled with nasty filthy mops, etc. For a moment I thought he was kidding but he was dead serious. NALOKA ako!!

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MS

our company has expats coming in and out of Manila, but always through NAIA. One time we took cebu pacific to go to the island beaches, their first comment – “you guys have a nice airport after all, you’re just keeping it to yourselves!’

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noelle

Did you look at the food outlets upstairs, before going in sa pre-departure area, the one that is open to public? But I don’t know if you like anything din dun 🙂 In the pre-departure sa domestic side naman, there’s Cinnabon, Mrs. Fields, Café France and others (sa Cinnabon lang kasi ako palagi). There’s a convenience type store din. I just had a flight at Terminal 1 last week, maluwag naman (3:30am). Kiosks lang din ang food and ang Bo’s Coffee is at the one side of the gates (napatayo si mamang guard nung bumaba kami kasi wala namang naka-assign… Read more »

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Tin Florendo

At the pre-departure area for domestic flights, the one on the lower ground, there’s Krispy Kreme & Army Navy! Yes Army Navy!

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And here’s the thing pa about that Krispy Kreme. Last time I tried you can’t buy individual donuts. You need to buy a box!!! Hassle! I wanted to eat my feelings after I got bumped off my overbooked flight so I went straight to Krispy Kreme. The attendant burst my bubble when he told me I need to buy a half dozen. I was sad and angry about my flight but I wasn’t THAT sad and angry. [Reply]CVS Reply:November 25th, 2014 at 10:53 PMLOL. best comment ever!!! [Reply]Matromao Reply:November 30th, 2014 at 2:21 PMWeird policy. Why do they assume people… Read more »

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Weird policy. Why do they assume people need a whole box just for waiting to board.

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