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Hi VJers,

Any recommendation as to which day of the week is better for traveling from the Philippines to USA. I need to get my fiancee's ticket. I am trying to figure out which day of the week is better. I read Monday - Wednesday. Others say something else.

Let me hear your opinion. PRONTO!:clock:

"They have a secret poll."

:reading:"mmmm.. what poll are you talking about?"

:secret:"something about the outcome after we are together"

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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It used to be Wednesday and Thursday are best days for ticket prices. Now, it is only Wednesday. Fridays and Mondays are expensive as many plan long weekend get aways and/or travel for business those days. Also watch the calendar for Holidays in both countries. I put a post on traveling and saving in the forum under other topics as i am booking my 4th flight. I found 3 travel agents and online prices from $1351 to over $2000 economy. And i finally worked the system and got a fare for $1017. Watch when changing several times in other countries, as it may look like cheaper ticket but when you add in the country's taxes, it comes out more. Hope this helps.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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It used to be Wednesday and Thursday are best days for ticket prices. Now, it is only Wednesday. Fridays and Mondays are expensive as many plan long weekend get aways and/or travel for business those days. Also watch the calendar for Holidays in both countries. I put a post on traveling and saving in the forum under other topics as i am booking my 4th flight. I found 3 travel agents and online prices from $1351 to over $2000 economy. And i finally worked the system and got a fare for $1017. Watch when changing several times in other countries, as it may look like cheaper ticket but when you add in the country's taxes, it comes out more. Hope this helps.

Thanks for your reply. Cheaponair.com has good prices. Orbitz(kayak), cheaptickets, priceline, etc will not allow me to book a single ticket from Phil to USA. They only allow me to do book rountrip.

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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Try finding the one-way flight you want on the discount sites and then going to the airline directly. I've often gotten a better deal through the airline directly. My last trip to the Phils, I booked a round trip ticket for me on Kayak, using continental and then used the flight numbers to book my fiances one way ticket through continental's online site. Not only did we get seats together, we also got the one-way flight for $200 less than what was advertised on the discount site.

If you're a chronic planner as I am, check some of the Phils airlines like cebu pacific. They have many international flights to HK, Korea and such for less than $100. Then check for airlines flying to US and for special fares. I've done this before and saved alot. Its a hassle to be looking at several airlines and schedules at once but the money saved can be well worth it. Just remember, if you do book flights individually, you will have to pick up luggage and check back in for the next flight, so plan layovers accordingly.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Try finding the one-way flight you want on the discount sites and then going to the airline directly. I've often gotten a better deal through the airline directly. My last trip to the Phils, I booked a round trip ticket for me on Kayak, using continental and then used the flight numbers to book my fiances one way ticket through continental's online site. Not only did we get seats together, we also got the one-way flight for $200 less than what was advertised on the discount site.

If you're a chronic planner as I am, check some of the Phils airlines like cebu pacific. They have many international flights to HK, Korea and such for less than $100. Then check for airlines flying to US and for special fares. I've done this before and saved alot. Its a hassle to be looking at several airlines and schedules at once but the money saved can be well worth it. Just remember, if you do book flights individually, you will have to pick up luggage and check back in for the next flight, so plan layovers accordingly.

Another good suggestions. :idea:

Keep those suggestions coming. PRONTO:clock:

Thanks


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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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if you are in seattle, have a flight from philippines to vancouver via philippine airlines, then a flight from vancouver to seatlle. Be the cheapest way. Make her POE your city. BUT not flying with her, Hope she is a good traveler and good at airports.....


K-1 Visa Timeline:

02/11/2011 - Engaged at her house by her Godmother.

02/18/2011 - Engagement party with relatives - propose in Visayan.

02/24/2011 - K-1 packet sent.

09/18/2011 - POE, Viva Las Vegas, Baby !!!!! Home to Phoenix.

12/10/2011 - Official Wedding

07/05/2012 - Princess Rose born.

07/07/2012 - AP/EAD received.

07/17/2012 - AOS passed. (Birthday for Mama Rayos)

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if you are in seattle, have a flight from philippines to vancouver via philippine airlines, then a flight from vancouver to seatlle. Be the cheapest way. Make her POE your city. BUT not flying with her, Hope she is a good traveler and good at airports.....

Well, I do not know if I like to do that. I like her travel experience to be comfortable. For instance, drop her luggage in Manila and pick it up in her destination city. Travel time is very important. We want to keep it below 24hrs travel time. I saw a good deal from Manila to New York in about 19hrs. Including 2 hrs wait time in HK. So far that one is my candidate.

As far as good in traveling, I think she is. She has traveled to other countries outside PI. Including Dubai, KH, etc. That is why I like HK or some airport she is familiar with to be her connecting AP.

Thanks for the suggestion though. :idea:

Keep those suggestions coming !!! Pronto

:reading:

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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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if you are in seattle, have a flight from philippines to vancouver via philippine airlines, then a flight from vancouver to seatlle. Be the cheapest way. Make her POE your city. BUT not flying with her, Hope she is a good traveler and good at airports.....

FYI, we flew through Vancouver on Philippine Air to Chicago 2 weeks ago. It was a big PITA! Nobody knew what was going on there. We will never fly through Canada to get to Phils ever again.

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A number of posts containing personal attacks and baits have been removed. The acceptable part of the initiating post has been returned to the thread below. Please confine your discussion to the topic at hand - travel from the Philippines to the US - and leave personal comments out of it. Anyone failing to confine themselves to the topic or continuing to bait - either the OP or a respondent - will be thread banned from further discussion in this thread.

Tahoma,

It is not what you think. Just that we like to be together soon. We waited "enough" to bring her kid with her, but USEM does not want to co-operate with us. We are thinking in postponing his trip for after school is over in the P. Exactly one year after her K1.


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A number of posts containing personal attacks and baits have been removed. The acceptable part of the initiating post has been returned to the thread below. Please confine your discussion to the topic at hand - travel from the Philippines to the US - and leave personal comments out of it. Anyone failing to confine themselves to the topic or continuing to bait - either the OP or a respondent - will be thread banned from further discussion in this thread.

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ahh, New York, don't know how to advise you there. I am a west coast traveler. All I can tell you is look at the routes you have taken to Philippines to know the best route available. I wish you the best.


K-1 Visa Timeline:

02/11/2011 - Engaged at her house by her Godmother.

02/18/2011 - Engagement party with relatives - propose in Visayan.

02/24/2011 - K-1 packet sent.

09/18/2011 - POE, Viva Las Vegas, Baby !!!!! Home to Phoenix.

12/10/2011 - Official Wedding

07/05/2012 - Princess Rose born.

07/07/2012 - AP/EAD received.

07/17/2012 - AOS passed. (Birthday for Mama Rayos)

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Well, I do not know if I like to do that. I like her travel experience to be comfortable. For instance, drop her luggage in Manila and pick it up in her destination city.

That's impossible, unless the destination city is a POE. Let's assume it's not a POE, yes? She'll have to schlep her luggage out of customs area, put it in the reboarding area for transit luggage pickup , or drop it off again at the airlines counter (depending on how that airport handles transit luggage)


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LOL, cute.

You would know. :hehe:

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Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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