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check PAL as they already have cheaper fares nowadays. no more fuel surcharge. :) enjoy your vacay to the Philippines :)


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02-25-2015: I-129f sent
03-03-2015: NOA1
03-25-2015: NOA2
04-29-2015: Medical (passed)
05-18-2015: Interview (approved) yay!
05-21-2015: Issued! ?
06-25-2015: US entry

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09-16-2015: Sent AOS, EAD and AP packets
09-22-2015: NOA

10-15-2015: Biometrics

11-20-2015: EAD and AP approval

12-21-2015: Interview

12-30-2015: AOS approval :)

 

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11-02-2017: I-751 sent

11-07-2017: NOA1

11-30-2017: Biometrics

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I agree with trying PAL. I was in a rush to come home a couple of months ago due to a family emergency and they had the cheapest airfare. Just try not to expect much with the in-flight entertainment that you usually get with other airlines. :hehe:

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My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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Any suggestions where you can get a cheap plane ticket for june? Thanks

Try asaptickets.com. They are a ticket consolidator and many times they can save you a lot of money. Use them to compare from other ticketing sites you have visited.

Ask for Sage (A nice guy to deal with & delightful):

Travel Agent | International Travel Network

Direct Phone: 855-975-9223 | General Line: 800-677-2943 Ext #22776

Fax: 800-677-1449 | Email: sage.t@airconcierge.com mailto:sage.t@airconcierge.com

Customer Support Hotline: 800-750-2238

Through data combed by Kayak, they have found that if you book 5 months ahead and travel on a Wednesday you will find the best prices for travel to Asia. Of course you can't use that bit of information when you don't know when you are getting your visa, but just for thought.

Other sites to check for fares:

https://www.google.com/flights/

http://www.kayak.com/

http://www.skyscanner.com/

http://www.seatguru.com/

https://www.hipmunk.com/

These are the people who write the software for most major air carriers that use for their reservation systems.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

I often use the ITA Software Matrix, which is one of the most useful tools to search for available flights and low fares. ITA Matrix is awesome, in that you can type in all kinds of commands like which airline you want to fly, certain dates, specific airports and whether you will change airports to get a better price. After you click “Search” you will be taken to a calendar displaying the lowest fare departing each day. Clicking on a particular date will bring up the lowest prices departing on that date.

Unfortunately the ITA Matrix is only for finding airfares. You don’t have the ability to book directly through this site. Write down the dates and flight numbers that work for you, and book directly through the airline site or online travel agency you prefer. I hope this helps.

For advance instructions in using ITA go here for a great article: http://travelcodex.com/2012/01/advanced-routing-language-in-ita/

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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check PAL as they already have cheaper fares nowadays. no more fuel surcharge. :) enjoy your vacay to the Philippines :)

PAL only has very limited flight to US Cities.

We have about 100 plus Interntional Airports in USA, I think PAL goes to about 3 of them..

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PAL only has very limited flight to US Cities.

We have about 100 plus Interntional Airports in USA, I think PAL goes to about 3 of them..

PAL flies into San Francisco, Los Angeles and via a stop over in Vancouver - New York.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I just booked two from GRR to HKG

End of May $1175

End of June $1640

It was cheaper on that route to book GRR - DFW- HKG and then buy a $90 RT from HKG to MNL

June July and August is summer vacation and flights always tend to be at a higher cost

Did you try Delta.

I have flown them my last 6 trips and from Dallas to Manila I have ranged about $785 to $1070. I usually fly Feb or October.

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June July and August is summer vacation and flights always tend to be at a higher cost

Did you try Delta.

I have flown them my last 6 trips and from Dallas to Manila I have ranged about $785 to $1070. I usually fly Feb or October.

I stick with One World carriers because of my FF status it makes life a bit more comfortable on those flights (Lounge access, upgrades, etc...) .

Sitting on 610,000 FF miles and the June trip was lined up to match with the wife's Award miles ticket.

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I bought my tickets in February RT from LAX-MNL for $1500 for June flights. I usually use Expedia or Cheaptickets.com when I buy tickets. Cheaptickets allows you to look at pretty much all the carriers that fly that route and can give you pretty decent prices.

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I bought my tickets in February RT from LAX-MNL for $1500 for June flights. I usually use Expedia or Cheaptickets.com when I buy tickets. Cheaptickets allows you to look at pretty much all the carriers that fly that route and can give you pretty decent prices.

You didn't say how long you will spend in the Phil, or your exact dates and if that was for only one person or two but I did a quick search on one of my recommendations for travel sites itasoftware.com and was able to get a round trip ticket in June for 15 day stay for one person for $691. Again your mileage may vary.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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