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A Labrador with a wet nose sniffed my bags and parts of my anatomy unmolested since my mother demanded to check my underwear before I left for school. Sniffer dogs are is hard at work in The Philippines ensuring that hotel guests change their underwear daily and lobbies are free of B.
And then comes the handheld metal detector, the x-ray machine and the walk-through metal detector. It's all exceedingly polite and well mannered but it does hold things up - after that two hour cross city taxi ride.
Vijay Verghese Of course the new skyway has dramatically speeded up transfers from the airport to Makati as well as between Makati and the newly emerging Entertainment City area on the bay, with its looming megaresorts, Manila casino hotels and child-friendly detailed layout of a business plan aiming at weekenders - with no expenses spared on the pomp and livery, be it gold, or neon.
And then come those heart-melting Filipina smiles. Hotel staff here is second to none. But before we delve into our Manila business hotels review and go head-to-head with the Big Three in Makati — The Makati Shangri-La, The Peninsula Manila, and sprightly new kid on the block, Fairmont Makati — let's look at arriving and tackling the airport and duty-free shopping should you have the money and the moxie.
Departures entail three levels of security screenings with an x-ray, one right at the entrance for passports and bags. This line may itself take 10 minutes to negotiate.
Later, hang on to your trousers as you drop your belts, bags, computers, shoes and inhibitions. Rules regarding liquids appear to be softening but, to be safe, place these items in your check-in baggage or run the risk of having it all confiscated. I was permitted to take in my unopened bottle of mineral water airside with the caveat, "Finish it before you board.
Vijay Verghese Again in MarchI sent an unopened bottle of mineral water through the x-ray with nary an eyebrow raised, this time at Terminal 3 used by Cathay. Despite all this fuss, boarding procedures are laid back, even lax.
It has been a while since anyone has asked to match my passport with my boarding pass at the departure gate - though Cathay Pacific and US airlines are stricter. And boarding 'gates' are often just roped off areas that any passerby can leap in or out of.
Most travellers to Manila will be well acquainted with the musty, concrete corridors of the International Airport Terminal 1 occasionally enlivened by wandering minstrels strumming guitars.
Terminal 2 is a breeze to arrive in - but with just about four open immigration counters, can become a squeeze. The good news is there is an abundance of yellow taxis and regular cabs, far more than at other terminals. The bad news is departures in T2 can be a scrum, with incredibly long, snaking lines to get into the airport, for check-in, for toilets, and to enter the immigration area in particular.
It can take mins to get to an immigration counter so don't speed in at the last minute hoping to catch a flight. There is unduly warm airconditioning, an abysmal duty-free selection airside and no restaurants - just a few small unexciting kiosks for sandwiches and the like.
The newest building, Terminal 3, is a modestly gleaming enclave for Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and domestic carriers. Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and other biggies arrive here.
No departure card is required of foreigners. Arriving visitors are usually spared the tedious inspection reserved for outbound passengers. Customs checks are quick and, with just carry-on and a well-timed flight in, you could be from gate to taxi in 10 to 15 minutes. For the cheapest ride into town, exit the airport, cross the lane, and look for a local metered taxi.
Be warned, it can be a scrum.
Using the new elevated Sky Way saves a huge amount of time with an additional toll of around P45 plus P Taxi meters start at P40 but getting drivers to actually use them at rush hour can be tricky. The bright and clean Yellow Cab metered taxis are a godsend with the meter starting at P Prefer these though there are few around when you need them.A restaurant’s seating plan should factor in the type of food you provide, the number of guests per table you expect to serve, the maximum safe occupancy of your restaurant, the number of.
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