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Johnny Air: The Best
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I can’t believe some people still don’t know about Johnny Air and how shipping through them will save you a thousand heartaches from customs fees.
My friend just ordered an iPad2 and has to pay PHP 11,000 in customs fees. Had she shipped with Johnny Air, my guess is she will pay only Php 2,500 (guess only ha).
Here’s a repost on how to ship stuff from the US to the Metro Manila via Johnny Air Cargo.
This should answer some of your questions. If you have other questions, don’t ask me, call Johnny Air.

Johnny Air at Megamall

Don’t you just hate looking at stuff online and not having a proper way to ship it to the Philippines?
You either need a good friend like Cedric to ship or bring it here, or you have to deal with corrupt customs officials at the post office.
My friend Becky, who likes ordering golf clubs online, told me about Johnny Air‘s shipping service.

What I did basically was to order a Kindle 2, DSi and special memory card from Amazon on April 27.
Had them shipped to Johnny Air in New York care of Analyn (see below) and emailed Analyn to expect an order from me.
She responds and thanks me for the business.
Last Sunday, May 3rd, I got a call from Johnny Air Megamall that my package was there. That’s an unbelievable 6 days later. And I only paid Php 1700++ for shipping. No need to deal with bribery and corruption.

Unlike other U.S. shipping services that cost an arm and will bill you separately for five packages from the same company (yes it happened to me), Johnny Air taped my two boxes together and charged me only one bill.
(P.S. I heard they don’t consolidate orders any more, so don’t expect your boxes to be taped. Just saying 🙂

Johnny Air

The Johnny Air guy was friendly pa. He seemed pleased that I got my order, asked what it was and if I would open it there. I said, no na.
I’ve also used the Johnny Air address on eBay orders. I can’t tell you how happy I am we have this, I just had to share.To use Johnny Air’s efficient shipping service, follow the simple instructions below:

Johnny Air instructions
Johnny Air instructions

Hope this helps!

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Bong G Reyes

JAC Is &&^$%&*^>> Charge me overprice for a small parcel not weight over 2 lbs. for a 3 items that i purchased thru amazons.com and delivered in their JAC woodside Office. the 2 item was arrived just a day and the other 1 items was late of only 1 day in arrival.. they send the first 2 item for shipments in manila without informing me first.. as they not wait for the last items to arrive at their NY office before they send all of this item for one parcels shipments to manila .. the total weight of this is… Read more »

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I am not recommending JAC air cargo plus. i have 3 packages from amazon shipped to their new york branch amounting to $213 only consisting of books, stuffed toy and bobjear casing for my asus tf201, and they charged me Php7,450.50. Its weigh too much and it just doesnt sound right as one package is around 3lbs, 8lbs and 3 lbs. But jac computation gave me a 5,9 and 7lbs. I have been importing stuff from ebay US but never gets taxes for items less tham $50, shipped thru USPS. If only i knew this i should have shipped them… Read more »

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I agree Johnny Air gives “SURPRISE” charged shipping amount. I recently bought two items http://www.amazon.com/Dreambaby-L610-Bath-Seat/dp/B000MPMDJ4 http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Space-Saver-Chair-Scatterbug/dp/B005IWM99K/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1360742762&sr=1-3&keywords=high+chair Both items are only 13.2pounds and when it got here, Johnny air did their own computation converting volume weight and averaging out which made my items total a whopping 36 pounds! And made us pay P10,000++ for shipping!! GEEZ!! I really hate them. So this is where they get their profit. If they would quote prior to our shipment then we could’ve decided not to go for them but then they NEVER want to quote how much the shipping would be. NOW I know… Read more »

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nakakalowka ang JAC Makati. I called them today (as per Christine of JAC NY’s instructions) to follow up my package and this is what happened. Staff1: Johnny Air! Me: Hello! Follow up ko lang kung may dumating na package for (my name). Staff1: Okay wait lang po. ————————————— Staff2: Hello? Me: Hello! Follow up ko lang kung may dumating na package for (my name). Staff2: Wait lang po. —————————————- Staff3: Hello? Me: Hello! Follow up ko lang kung may dumating na package for (my name). Staff3: Wait lang po. —————————————- Staff4: Hello? Me: Uhmmm… (asar na natatawa) pang-apat na beses… Read more »

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Johnny Air does not consolidate anymore. FYI.  As of December 2011.

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Hi. just new here. I thinking of trying their services but before that, I have a QUESTION:
Nadaan ba sya sa customes or hndi?? and if kung dadaan makakalusot kaya item ko? I’m trying to order an airsoft gun from US. Unfortunately bawal import sa atin yun unless dealer ka. Hinaharang daw talaga sa customs sa atin. any idea regarding or in relation to this matter????

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CVS Reply:

you’ll have to call them

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had my iPad2 shipped through JAC from the US. i paid 3k php for the whole package (iPad2, smart cover and camera connection kit). i guess it’s about the same price for iPad2 only. [Reply]hedz Reply:November 20th, 2012 at 9:58 AMthey can wait for the next order before they ship to pinas. but you have to email analyn diego if you have these kinds of request. they also do by sea, which is cheaper. but you’ll get it after 2 months. they can fit everything inside a balaikbayan box. it will not pass customs na… but of course you’ll pay… Read more »

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they can wait for the next order before they ship to pinas. but you have to email analyn diego if you have these kinds of request. they also do by sea, which is cheaper. but you’ll get it after 2 months. they can fit everything inside a balaikbayan box. it will not pass customs na… but of course you’ll pay tax parin, cheaper though than how they bill you in customs

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i have a question though, did both items/boxes arrive together at their new york office or did they arrive separately? i’ve inquired several times about having 2 packages sent to them from different sellers, and they would always tell me that either the packages will be shipped and charged separately or i would have to pay a $2o consolidation fee to have them shipped together.

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together, but not always

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michiko

napaka-helpful nitong entry na ‘to! thanks! will use johnny air from now on. nga pala, nice new address!

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I wish they have Johnny Air in China.

Imagine, PH Customs is charging my boyfriend for 30,383.00 for various fees and charges for a freezer compressor sent to him from China. He doesn’t even have to pay for the compressor ‘coz under warranty pa siya. Compressor only costs 10,000 and theyre charging him 300% the amount!!!!! :((

Eto, napablog tuloy ako! http://baditably.tumblr.com/post/4407089094/wth-philippine-bureau-of-customs

NAKAKAINIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cookie

pretty cool. i usually have my dad (who lives up on E 82ND and 5th) to drive all the way to queens to johnny air stuff to me. now i don’t have to bother him! (he’s turning 70 this year) yay!

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wow ur dad lives at the Met? WOW!

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Shootthatstar

wow ur dad lives at the Met? WOW!

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i’ve had a couple of mail exchanges with Analyn Diego and i can say she’s very friendly and accommodating.But I ended up having my online buys consolidated by another cargo (via sea freight) since they can only consolidate my packages in a week’s time plus im shipping heavy stuff (20 kgs at least) to save on costs.:) Nonetheless, i would definitely use JAC for shipping small packages, not only that their rates are cheaper than UPS, i don’t have to deal with customs.:) [Reply]Dane Illan Reply:May 15th, 2011 at 11:43 PM what courier yung ginamit mo for your heavy stuffs? and… Read more »

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Dane Illan

 what courier yung ginamit mo for your heavy stuffs? and how much?

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This is the same set-up as vPost in Singapore. We cannot order online for a Kindle or other stuff from the US because they don’t ship to Singapore. So what we do is ship it to a vPost address in Oregon. And since Oregon is tax-free, we buy the item as it is advertised. Wala ng added taxes. Once the item is received in the vPost address we get an e-mail notification then we pay for the shipping from US to SG (all of this are done online). We can even consolidate items kasi we can order so many stuff,… Read more »

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Hi, Chuvaness. Been a Johnny Air fan for years. Don’t know how their Customs rates are somehow “reduced” but perhaps best not to announce it. Mahirap na, baka Customs will suddenly subject packages sent via Johnny Air to more scrutiny.

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Thanks for reposting! We have a consolidator in the US but it takes a month for them to ship our goods. My friend has been bugging me for the iPad2 and I was just thinking he (or wait, she, LOL) should just ship via Johnny Air. So yey, thanks!

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Nainis ako sa husband ko because he ordered 4 LPs from Amazon last March 23 and had it shipped here directly from Amazon through DHL :/ I told him to check out Johnny Air first. I even told him “google chuvaness Johnny Air, the instructions should be there.” Then the following day, I found out he already booked his order O_O So iniisip ko nung una- bahala na lang siya if he gets charged additional taxes cause I didn’t want to start a fight. Anyway, his order arrived after 7 days. Dumating naman sa doorstep namin at walang extra taxes… Read more »

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Everywhereweshoot

no custom tax because of the “import fees deposit” 🙂 best way is to use johnny air talaga. ako i ordered last week LPs from a website.. yung friend ko 3 weeks ago walang Custom TAX (via UPS) so inisip ko baka wala nga. pag dating sakin 1,800 ang TAX. bwisit! nasaktuhan ng gutom na lacoste 🙂 haha Johnny Air forever!!

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Yeah, but the $19.95 “import fees deposit” is acceptable to me 🙂 Basta wag lang yung kung kelan nandyan na sisingilin ka ng tax na hinugot sa hangin ang amount 😀

Anong website kayo bumibili ng LP? 🙂

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Everywhereweshoot

insound 🙂

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Just wanted to share Ms. C. I was supposed to order medicines through Drugstore.com (a bottle of Tylenol and five boxes of Band-aid lang naman because the ones we have here don’t stay that long on skin; and I’m never hiyang with Biogesic kahit pa super pogi pa ni John Lloyd) for a total of P1,517. When I checked out meron pa palang shipping fee na P2,054+674 duties tax! Que horror, mas mahal pa ang tax ko kesa sa binili ko! I’ve heard a lot about Johnny Air as my tita’s favourite cargo company but I never knew they make… Read more »

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So its like you mail your stuff from amazon to that person and they mail it to Manila? OMG.. I think I’m going to have gadget acquisition syndrome again LOL more lenses for my camera hayyyyy… thank you so much ms C this will be a huge chunk off horrible local taxes…

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lesley :)

hi chuvaness 🙂 if i may add, just recently i had a package shipped through JAC … promo yata sila .. charged me $4.90/ LB. less 20% ata yun 🙂 winner ang JAC 🙂

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weeee!!! thanks for this post! means a lot since i like ordering from the US.

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Kellyn

Sikat na si johnny air, i see their u-rent vans everywhere. I hope the customs dont get any ideas!!!!

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