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where to book cheapest airline ticket from MNL to LAX dated february onwards?


August 25, 2010 I-129F was sent to Lewisville, TX

August 27, 2010 received date

August 30, 2010 NOA1

September 1, 2010 NOA1 hardcopy

September 8, 2010 'touched'

February 2, 2011 RFE =(

February 7, 2011 RFE hardcopy received and sent back to CSC

February 10, 2011 USCIS received our response to RFE

February 15, 2011 I129F APPROVED!! Thank You Lord God...

February 22, 2011 NOA2 hardcopy received..

NVC just received our case

February 23, 2011 Got new case number from NVC via email..

March 2 and 3, 2011 Medical at St. Lukes (PASSED!)

March 7, 2011 US consulate received our case.

MArch 15, 2011 CFO guidance and counseling seminar (got the green cert)

March 17, 2011 USEM letter received via Email..

April 5, 2011 Interview.. VISA APPROVED!

April 13, 2011 Visa in hand..

April 15,2011 POE: LAX

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where to book cheapest airline ticket from MNL to LAX dated february onwards?

Yes, you can try expedia or any other search company in addition to the actual airlines website also (which I have found to be the cheapest for me). It appears that Delta is a major server to and from MNL. Also, make sure you look at round trip tickets versus one way tickets. They are usually cheaper. Just pick a return date several weeks later. You don't have to use it. For some reason, airlines make one way more expensive than round trip. Also, try looking at different dates as the day of the week can make a HUGE difference in price also. Usually weekends are higher. In addition, different times of the day can make a difference also. I have found that the flights that leave late at night are usually cheaper than the ones leaving earlier. Keep yourself flexible if possible and look at different combinations of days and times. Those last minute deals and sites that claim huge discounts are usually bogus. There are no "HUGE" discounts anymore. Fuel costs along with bad economy have caused airlines to be a little more stringent. Also, waiting to the last minute can also mean that the flight sells out and then you have no options. Airlines have cut back the number of international flights and work towards having the planes completely booked. One other thing, usually with the least expensive ticket there are change restrictions. Once the ticket is purchased, you will pay heavily to make a change to your itinerary. Make sure you understand those before you purchase. Also, have the traveller sign up for that particular airlines loyalty program and bank those miles. I have flown to Brazil 4 times within the past year and have enough miles to redeem for a roundtrip ticket now.

Good luck and a little research goes a long way to help ease the financial burdens of this process. :thumbs:

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where to book cheapest airline ticket from MNL to LAX dated february onwards?

One last thing... If you do book the round trip.... once here, make sure to cancel the return trip. I read that it may cause a problem with AOS if you do not cancel the return trip. Not really sure why, as you can prove you did not make that trip (Passport stamps etc.....) but no need to test that theory out. Just cancel it once here.. No Problem then....


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One last thing... If you do book the round trip.... once here, make sure to cancel the return trip. I read that it may cause a problem with AOS if you do not cancel the return trip. Not really sure why, as you can prove you did not make that trip (Passport stamps etc.....) but no need to test that theory out. Just cancel it once here.. No Problem then....

Thank you for the very informative answer.. now i have an idea.. :)

www.expedia.com :) hope this helps!

Thank you.. i did a lil research.. :)


August 25, 2010 I-129F was sent to Lewisville, TX

August 27, 2010 received date

August 30, 2010 NOA1

September 1, 2010 NOA1 hardcopy

September 8, 2010 'touched'

February 2, 2011 RFE =(

February 7, 2011 RFE hardcopy received and sent back to CSC

February 10, 2011 USCIS received our response to RFE

February 15, 2011 I129F APPROVED!! Thank You Lord God...

February 22, 2011 NOA2 hardcopy received..

NVC just received our case

February 23, 2011 Got new case number from NVC via email..

March 2 and 3, 2011 Medical at St. Lukes (PASSED!)

March 7, 2011 US consulate received our case.

MArch 15, 2011 CFO guidance and counseling seminar (got the green cert)

March 17, 2011 USEM letter received via Email..

April 5, 2011 Interview.. VISA APPROVED!

April 13, 2011 Visa in hand..

April 15,2011 POE: LAX

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Here are the threads where AOS was denied because of a not cancelled return trip:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/268029-returned-flight-cost-my-husband-his-aos/

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/255674-denial-of-aos-due-to-inaccurate-info/

Apparently it can only happen if the airline sell the ticket to someone after you haven't showed up and don't change the names. (So their mistake, but you have to prove it...). Better be on the safe side and cancel it as John & Mari said.


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It is better to investigate buying the ticket in the Philippines, NOT online here in the states. Using Expedia etc. I was seeing prices of about 1100(!) one way for late January. My wife looked in Manila, is about 600 including all taxes and fees except the always paid at airport departure tax....


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u can check and compare different prices at.. http://www.bookingbuddy.com/ star_smile.gif

I've been flying back and forth for 3 years and every two months for the last year.

I agree with envy_me booking buddy has always found me the best fairs. The site always you to compare rates.

Actual booking usually is through Expedia or Cheap-o-air.


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07-24-2009 Received NOA1
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10-02-2009 I-797C for Biometrics Appt
10-26-2009 Biometrics Appt. Completed
05-11-2010 Request for Evidence on both the I129F and I130
07-01-2010 Case Transferred to Vermont Service Center
10-20-2011 Contacted Ombudsman
02-07-2012 Case denied after almost 3 years =(
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http://santraphael.com/home.php is a travel agency in manila. they have great prices for one way and first time travelers. huge promo as well if you or your loved ones are flying in Feb instead of january. i found a ticket for my husband for $579 including tax (not airport taxes like the terminal fee etc) from Manila to LAX, direct flight with philippine airlines. hope this helps :) good luck :thumbs:


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10-13-2010 I-130 sent

10-20-2010 NOA1 priority date (email & text)

10-25-2010 received NOA1 hardcopy

10-27-2010 service request submitted for expedite (hardship)

10-28-2010 received email to turn in supporting docs for expedite

11-02-2010 Faxed supporting docs for expedite

12-02-2010 CASE APPROVED!

12-07-2010 Received NOA2 hard copy

NOA1 to NOA2 - 43 DAYS

NVC:

12-09-2010 NVC receives case

12-10-2010 attained NVC case# & IIN. PAID AOS FEES. emailed request for expedite & choice of agent

12-13-2010 AOS PAID

12-16-2010 received email granting the expedite request

12-17-2010 NVC sent case to US Embassy in Manila. SIGN IN FAILED! CASE COMPLETE!

NVC - 8 DAYS

CONSULATE:

12-17-2010 Consulate receives case (electronically)

01-03-04-2011 Medical @ St. Luke PASSED

01-11-2011 Original interview that was rescheduled to:

01-27-2011 INTERVIEW- VISA APPROVED!

02-02-2011 Received Visa in the mail!

02-04-2011 CFO Seminar

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China airlines offers that flight for $645.00 including taxes. I looked at the santraphel site. The first time immigrant visa rates are not good for a K-1 visa. They offered the same china airlines flight for $160 more than you can get directly from the airline yourzelf.


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Nov. 24, 2010- NVC received

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Nov. 30, 2010-case number received from NVC via phone

case forwarded to Manilla

Dec. 06, 2010- paid Visa fee at BPI

Dec. 07,2010-Embassy recieved

Dec. 28, 2010- Appt. finally scheduled

Jan. 11,2011- Medical exam

Jan. 18,2011- Interview APPROVED!!!

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