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Hello everyone! I just have a question regarding purchasing a one way ticket to the Philippines. I called my travel agency about purchasing a one way ticket to the Philippines this coming August. I was told that since I am a US Citizen , I can't purchase a one way ticket to the Philippines if using a different airline except Philippine Airlines :o Is this true? Is there such law that explains this matter? Have anyone out there came across to this situation before? Thanks for reading...

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my USC husband always has a round trip ticket each time he visits the phils. even when he flew philippine airlines, he still had a round trip ticket because its needed to show when he goes thru immigrations at the airport


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my USC husband always has a round trip ticket each time he visits the phils. even when he flew philippine airlines, he still had a round trip ticket because its needed to show when he goes thru immigrations at the airport

The reason being is because i will be picking up my wife and we will take a different airline going back to the US. I have purchase a one way ticket before and never had a problem at the Philippine Immigration. I just don't know why i can't use a different airline going to the Philippines if purchasing a One way ticket. But they will ONLY let me if i use Philippine Airlines,,, I think thats a lame excuse...

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It is always cheaper to buy a round trip ticket using one airline. Your agent was just probably trying to save you money. I checked Philippine Airlines' airfare online and these are the best fares (fares vary depending on date of travel)

$1160 - round trip LAX-MNL-LAX

$1013 - one-way LAX-MNL

You may want to check www.philippineairlines.com

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It is always cheaper to buy a round trip ticket using one airline. Your agent was just probably trying to save you money. I checked Philippine Airlines' airfare online and these are the best fares (fares vary depending on date of travel)

$1160 - round trip LAX-MNL-LAX

$1013 - one-way LAX-MNL

You may want to check www.philippineairlines.com

I know it is cheaper to get a roundtrip. The reason why i am getting a one way ticket is because we're not really sure when the interview date will be. I found a one way ticket from SFO-MNL for $400 via EVA AIR. I just dont understand why i can't travel to the Philippines using a different airline except for PAL on a one way ticket...

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If I am not mistaken, Philippines immigration will not grant you an entry visa unless you show proof on an ongoing or departure plane ticket. I think if you purchase a "cheap" plane ticket to a neighboring country within the 21 day visa window, you should be golden. Then purchase you return ticket home after you get there and know when you will return.

I don't think the airline you use makes a difference.

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If I am not mistaken, Philippines immigration will not grant you an entry visa unless you show proof on an ongoing or departure plane ticket. I think if you purchase a "cheap" plane ticket to a neighboring country within the 21 day visa window, you should be golden. Then purchase you return ticket home after you get there and know when you will return.

I don't think the airline you use makes a difference.

I was never ask to show a return ticket by the Phlippine Immigration. I purchased a one way ticket before using Philippine Airlines. i was shocked when they told me that i can't use a different airline..Will just call a different agency and see what they can do for me,, Thanks

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One way tickets are not always cheaper than round trip tickets. Best to check both ways. I traveled to Manila to pick up my wife and bought a round trip ticket from Northwest Airlines for 1400.00 and at the same time I bought her "One Way" ticket to the USA and paid 800.00 for it both tickets on Northwest Airlines.

Philippines Airlines does have cheaper flights from Manila to the USA but to only a few cities ( LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and maybe one or two more cities) and if you do not live close to those cities... your connecting flights to get to your home city airport will more than offset buying a ticket from your home city airport to Manila and return.

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First immigration can always ask to see a return ticket as evidence that your eligible for the 21 day visa issued at the airport. I have only had it happen once to me on my 30+ trips to Phil.

You can get a ticket that you can change. Depending upon the airline and ticket you might have a change fee. I usually fly with one that has a $100 change fee. It is a small price to pay when I have to change. Frankly they have even waived that a few times for me.


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First immigration can always ask to see a return ticket as evidence that your eligible for the 21 day visa issued at the airport. I have only had it happen once to me on my 30+ trips to Phil.

You can get a ticket that you can change. Depending upon the airline and ticket you might have a change fee. I usually fly with one that has a $100 change fee. It is a small price to pay when I have to change. Frankly they have even waived that a few times for me.

The point that i'm trying to make here is ,, why aren't they allowing a US CITIZEN to fly to the Philippines on a one way ticket using an airline different from Philippine Airlines? I can't find anything on any website that explain such matter.

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First immigration can always ask to see a return ticket as evidence that your eligible for the 21 day visa issued at the airport. I have only had it happen once to me on my 30+ trips to Phil.

You can get a ticket that you can change. Depending upon the airline and ticket you might have a change fee. I usually fly with one that has a $100 change fee. It is a small price to pay when I have to change. Frankly they have even waived that a few times for me.

The point that i'm trying to make here is ,, why aren't they allowing a US CITIZEN to fly to the Philippines on a one way ticket using an airline different from Philippine Airlines? I can't find anything on any website that explain such matter.

You got my curiosity going about this because I totally agree with you it makes no rational sense. So I had to do some checking on a flight for myself so I asked United Airlines if I can buy a one-way ticket to Manila? Get this, they said no! they told me I would not be allowed to board the plane here in the US because if they let me fly there, the Philippine Immigration would not let me off the plane and then United would have to fly me back to the US at their expense! As to Philippine Airlines being the only one they allow to do this, well it just makes you wonder who the majority stockholders are in that company. I hope this helps you to some degree as it still does not fully explain the reasoning behind it. Good luck with everything and we wish you and your fiancee the very best.

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First immigration can always ask to see a return ticket as evidence that your eligible for the 21 day visa issued at the airport. I have only had it happen once to me on my 30+ trips to Phil.

You can get a ticket that you can change. Depending upon the airline and ticket you might have a change fee. I usually fly with one that has a $100 change fee. It is a small price to pay when I have to change. Frankly they have even waived that a few times for me.

The point that i'm trying to make here is ,, why aren't they allowing a US CITIZEN to fly to the Philippines on a one way ticket using an airline different from Philippine Airlines? I can't find anything on any website that explain such matter.

Probably they are just forcing you to get a round trip ticket or just plain ignorance on their part. You can't really get direct answers here but answers pointing to the right direction. I suggest like what the others said is to get another airline altogether or get use another agency ot buy online whichever is more feasible for you. Anyway, wishing you a happy trip to the Philippines. :)

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My US Citizen husband visisted me in PI for 3 times and He always have a one way ticket. They tell you that u have to have a ticket out of the Philippines when you arrive in manila but you dont. As long as your passport is current you should have no problem.


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