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You will find significantly cheaper one way fares if you purchase your ticket in Manila rather than in the U.S.


Met in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines: 2007-05-17
Our son was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-04-01
Married in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-10-24
CR-1 Visa - California Service Center; Consulate - Manila, Philippines
I-130 mailed: 2010-04-13
I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-24
I-130 NOA2: 2010-09-30
NVC received case: 2010-10-14
Case Complete: 2010-12-01
Interview scheduled: 2010-12-06
Medical, St. Luke's, Manila: 2010-12-09 and 2010-12-10
Interview at US Embassy in Manila 8:30 AM: 2011-01-05 - Approved!
Visa delivered: 2011-01-08
CFO Seminar completed: 2011-01-10
My beloved wife Sol and my beautiful son Nathan arrive in the U.S. (POE San Francisco): 2011-01-26
Lifting Conditions - Vermont Service Center
Date mailed: 2012-11-01
Receipt date: 2012-11-05
NOA received: 2012-11-09
Biometrics letter received: 2012-11-16
Biometrics appointment date: 2012-12-10
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Interview scheduled: 2013-12-30
Interview: 2014-02-03

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hi everyone I would just like to ask if some of you know any booking office or airline company that sells the cheapest airfare from Manila to Seattle Tacoma? thanks guys :)

Try www.cheapoair.com , this is where i get my ticket, they really have a good prices! Hope it helps!

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you might want to try china airlines.

www.china-airlines.com

I think i got my wife's ticket from onetravel.com...I have also used cheapoair.com

I have also used asaptickets.com to go to the PI...only issue i have with them is you have to call them to find out the total price for the ticket. They show the price before taxes when you do the search.


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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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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: :thumbs:


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USCIS:

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

02-09-2011 I arrived in the Philippines

02-16-2011 POE @SFO -<3

late february- received Green Card

03-15-2011 Received SSN

ROC eligible in November 2012

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Why not check Delta Air Lines? They always seem to have the best prices for me. Plus searching on Expedia.com they showed up as the cheapest fare at $671.


12/29/2009 - - - - -Met on CherryBlossoms

3/12/2010 - - - - - -Arrived in Manila and fell madly in love

3/25/2010 - - - - - -Proposed (of course she said YES!)

3/31/2010 - - - - - -Departed Manila (and the love of my life)

5/22/2010 - 5/27/2010 - - - - - -Arrived in Manila again...we have an apartment together!

8/22/2010 - 9/5/2010 - - - - - - -Arrived in Manila yet again...I love not paying for hotels!

11/23/2010- - - - - Arrived in Manila (Just in time for my birthday!)

1/5/2011- - - - - - - Married!

1/28/2011- - - - - - Departed Manila (doesn't get any easier every time I do this :( )

3/19/2011- - - - - - Arrived in Manila (and off to the island of Leyte)

8/22//2011- - - - - - Wife interviewed for Tourist Visa -- DENIED!

9/16/2011- - - - - - Departed Manila (alone)

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There should be other factors to include when purchasing a ticket.

What will the POE be?

How many stop will there be?

Immigration & time to make connections?

And comfort.

The flight that I am considering for my wife will be about $40 - $100 more expensive than some other flight but I want her to be comfortable on that 15+ flight.

There will be 1 stopover/plane change in HK & then fly direct to JFK (her POE & final destination).

Her luggage will be tagged all the way to JFK so she do not have to worry about it.

I can choose her seat thus giving he a seat at the front/near exit so she will not be too far back when it come o immigration.


USCIS

07-20-2010: I-130 package mailed.

07-22-2010: I-130 Package Received - Priority Date.

07-29-2010: Received text & email from USCIS - Notice Date.

07-30-2010: Check Cashed by USCIS.

08-02-2010: Received NOA1 hard copy.

08-02,04,05: Touched.

09-28-2010: Received text & email - petition approved.

10-04-2010: Received NOA2 hard copy.

NVC

10-13-2010: NVC Case# Received (after calling).

10-15-2010: Emailed DS-3032 to NVC.

10-16-2020: Received the DS-3032 package, IIN number & AOS bill via email.

10-22-2010: Paid AOS bill ($88) - showing IN PROCESS

10-25-2010: AOS fee PAID.

10-27-2010: Express Mail AOS Package.

10-27-2010: Paid IV bill - showing IN PROCESS.

10-28-2010: AOS package delivered.

10-28-2010: IV fee PAID.

10-29-2010: Express Mail IV package.

11-01-2010: IV package delivered.

11-08-2010: AOS packages entered into NVC system.

11-15-2010: IV package entered into NVC system.

11-23-2010: SIF.

11-24-2010: Case Complete.

CONSULATE

12-21-2010: Medical at SLMC - Passed

12-22-2010: Immunization at SLMC

01-04-2011: Interview @USEM ~ Approval

OTHER

02-05-2011: POE at JFK

N-400

05-01-2017: N-400 Sent

05-09-2017: Case accepted

05-15-2017: Biometric appointment scheduled

05-30-2017: Biometric

06-05-2017: Inline for interview

08-15-2017: Interview scheduled

09-19-2017: Interview (approved).

01-19-2018: Oath Ceremony

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There should be other factors to include when purchasing a ticket.

What will the POE be?

How many stop will there be?

Immigration & time to make connections?

And comfort.

The flight that I am considering for my wife will be about $40 - $100 more expensive than some other flight but I want her to be comfortable on that 15+ flight.

There will be 1 stopover/plane change in HK & then fly direct to JFK (her POE & final destination).

Her luggage will be tagged all the way to JFK so she do not have to worry about it.

I can choose her seat thus giving he a seat at the front/near exit so she will not be too far back when it come o immigration.

Good points thekfc.

I too looked at is my wife's luggage and changing airlines in Manila. Weight restrictions for domestic flights are much lower than international flights. So the Butuan to Manila flight will cost me for overweight luggage. Plus if my wife gets a ticket from her town to Los Angeles she does not have to drag her luggage from the domestic terminal to the international terminal in Manila. The downside to this is that it pins me down to PAL.


April 24, 2010: Married in Butuan City
May 23, 2010: Submitted I-130
May 28, 2010: NOA-1 Received
October 19, 2010: NOA-2 Received
October 26, 2010: Case Number Assigned
October 28, 2010: IIN Received
November 3, 2010: AOS paid
November 5, 2010: AOS status "PAID". Sent AOS packet
November 6, 2010: DS-3032 email received. Emailed DS-3032
November 8, 2010: IV paid, DS-3032 accepted
November 10, 2010: IV status "PAID". Sent IV packet
November 15, 2010: IV received at NVC
November 22, 2010: False Checklist for missing DS-230
November 29, 2010: AOS + IV entered into system
December 4, 2010: SIF, Case Completed
December 6, 2010: Interview Scheduled
December 27-28, 2010: Passed Physical
January 6, 2011: Interview @ 0830 Approved
January 14, 2011: Visa received
January 31, 2011: CFO seminar completed
February 11, 2011: POE- LAX

Removal of Conditions
January 8, 2013: Mailed I-751
January 10,2013: NOA1
February 6, 2013: Biometrics Appoint.

June 4, 2013: Received I-797 NOA removal of conditions
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There should be other factors to include when purchasing a ticket.

What will the POE be?

How many stop will there be?

Immigration & time to make connections?

And comfort.

The flight that I am considering for my wife will be about $40 - $100 more expensive than some other flight but I want her to be comfortable on that 15+ flight.

There will be 1 stopover/plane change in HK & then fly direct to JFK (her POE & final destination).

Her luggage will be tagged all the way to JFK so she do not have to worry about it.

I can choose her seat thus giving he a seat at the front/near exit so she will not be too far back when it come o immigration.

Yes that is a good point. I paid a little extra for my wife's ticket (could have been about 400 less if I was a gambling man, but such as life..I waited until we had the visa approved after the interiew). She only had 2 stops and both were fairly short of about 3 hours or so.

I forgot about http://santraphael.com/home.php.

My wife's friend knows some people that work for a travel agent in manila and the ticket I bought couldnt have been bought cheaper. I went through onetravel.com. Of course I had to fly my wife to anchorage...alaska is always a little different to fly to and not very much wiggle room on the price. I wish I would have been in the lower 48 for ticket prices.


For our Full timeline

event.png

Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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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: :thumbs:

The one way first time immigrant airfare that the other does not apply to K-1 visa holders as they are non immigrant. They did inform me that some airlines do offer a K-1 discounted fair but didn't elaborate on which ones.


November 2009- Met online

May 13,2010- Visited in Cebu, Philippines

July 01, 2010 I-129f mailed to Cali

July 06,2010- USCIS confirmed delivery

July 12,2010- NOA-1

July 21,2010- file touched

Nov. 19,2010- NOA2 Approved!!!!

Nov. 24, 2010- NVC received

Nov. 30,2010- Hardcopy recieved in mail

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!!!

Jan. 19,2011- Visa printed

Jan. 22, 2011- Visa delivered

Jan. 30, 2011- Guam

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Thank you guys for the reply :) just trying to be wise in purchasing my ticket since I'm the one who's paying for it and I'm hoping I can find a ticket ranging from 500-600$ including taxes. I'm still putting into consideration the amount that I need to pay for my excess baggage :( sigh....does anyone here know how much would it cost for every excess baggage?

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I'd also recommend considering more than just the price. Many people complain about airline service and cramped seats, yet at the same time most people always look for the absolute cheapest price. You generally get what you pay for. Try to ensure the flight you get is on an aircraft with personal video screens with on-demand video&movies. It's nearly standard for long flights these days, but some airlines still run unreferbished aircraft on their transpacific flights which have only have screens for each section, and these screens often sorely in need of repair (fuzzy, color problems, etc). One of my trips over, on the way there, the plane had personal video screens, but instead of on-demand it was channel based, so I couldn't pause or rewind when something interrupted the movies, nor choose when to start watching something. My first trip over had a nice on-demand system which makes the hours go by much smoother.

There are also some uncommon circumstances where a business class ticket might be about the same price as an economy ticket, for example if it's last-minute and economy class is nearly full.

Make sure you join the frequent flyer program for whichever airline you choose to fly, and be sure to use your FF# every time you book.


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Why not check Delta Air Lines? They always seem to have the best prices for me. Plus searching on Expedia.com they showed up as the cheapest fare at $671.

:thumbs: Chinook and I approve this Delta flight (formerly Northwest Airlines).

It may not be the cheapest, but it is the quickest way to get to Seattle.

Total travel time is under 16 hours.

There is one stop in Japan for about 2 and 1/2 hours.

Total in-flight time is about 13 and 1/2 hours.


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