Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Manila
Most visitors from Sydney will not be allowed to enter Manila. Entry restrictions do not apply to current and former Filipino citizens and their children or spouses that are traveling with them, foreign nationals that have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry such as holders of SSRV, 9(a), Temporary Visitor’s Visas, and those permitted under previous IATF resolutions or the Balikbayan Program.
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Visitors from Sydney will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Manila.
Visitors from Sydney are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Manila.
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Travelers must be quarantined for 7-14 days.
Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,101) and Cathay Pacific ($1,138), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($976) and Philippine Airlines ($1,369).
From Sydney to Manila, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Manila back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl, also known as Manila Airport.
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport boasts a playground and a mini-cinema for children, so there is no need to worry about finding things to occupy them before your flight from Sydney to Manila. In addition, Sydney Kingsford Smith boasts a special family queue at security control and parenting rooms for those travelling with little babies.
It is possible to use public transport to transfer between the city centre and the Manila Airport by taking either the city bus or the LRT Metro Rail. If you choose to go by LRT Metro Rail, keep in mind that you have to get to Baclaran Station, which is not next to the airport. On the other hand, the city bus stops at terminal 3 and you can buy tickets from the driver.
The Day Room transit hotel at Manila Airport offers rooms for travellers who are in between flights. People in transit who want to rest for a few hours can also rent sleep capsules in the Wings Transit Lounge. If you prefer to book your own room, the Marriott Hotel, Remington Hotel and Manila Airport Hotel are all located near the airport and all offer a free shuttle service.
You might connect to Wi-Fi free of charge at the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, but it is available only for half an hour. To access the internet connection for longer, you have to own a pass to one of the VIP lounges at the airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "A great flight with friendly staff, comfy seats, good food, and great inflight entertainment."
Cons: "The international transfer process at Manila airport was the worst I’ve ever seen. They had about 20 people standing at a desk for about 90 minutes with no explanation as to what was going on. In that time, nobody was released to go to their gate, but they wouldn’t explain what was happening. There were about 10 airport staff standing there, mostly doing nothing. The process was inefficient, to say the least. There was no place to sit, no toilets, no order to any of it. In most international airports, after you deplane, you just walk to your next gate. There seemed to be no logical reason for that awful experience. It would have been much faster to go through customs and then go through security, walking directly to the gate."
Cons: "Very small in the plane"
Cons: "not much choices in the movie selection"
Pros: "god food and movie selection."
Cons: "in-flight food and beverage choices needs lot of improvement"
Pros: "I like the food, the service, and the smooth flight (as always with Cathay). My Go-To Airline! Very practical too, without compromising quality."
Cons: "Coach Seats... Seems to be getting smaller over time."
Pros: "Entertainment, restroom facilities and toilettries"
Cons: "Training for flight attendants"
Pros: "Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good."
Cons: "More leg space."
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "short haul business class seat very uncomfortablev- flight delayed as usul"
Cons: "2 hours delay as usual with cathay pacific - flight attendand constantly disturb you on the pr system - very limited choice of movies, mostly old and finally poor food as always with cx - the seat on the other hand is very comfortable and thankfully i forgot i flew with cx"
Cons: "The check in counter service is terrible. Very unprofessional with terrible attitude. Can not pronounce the gate number clearly. After I clear up with him, he started gossiping with his colleague as it was my fault for not comprehending his English. How did Cathay Pacific become this way?"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and entertainment"
Cons: "Food even for short flights"
Cons: "Flight was suspended I was not notified before I went to the airport"
Cons: "Delay flight and slow boarding and leaving plane."
Pros: "overall condition of plane"
Cons: "snack was too little"
Pros: "Smooth, uneventful travel all was well."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled new departure time is 7:20am"
Pros: "Cup noodles and snacks available throughout the flight."
Cons: "Chicken curry ran out by the time I got served. I don’t really eat beef so I chose pasta, but the pasta was not substantial because it was just pasta noodles and sauce- no veges or anything with it. So I ate some cup noodles but that’s also more carbs. So no protein was available for my diet."
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was very attentive. Loved Cathay Pacific’s signature non alcoholic drink”Ocean Breeze”."
Cons: "The food was really not at the level you would expect. There was only a pork and a fish option. The fish was fishy and the dessert was gelatin cake thing that did not appease my dessert craving."
Cons: "Flight was late. I understand that there could be unexpected problems. But please do not say that due to 'operational reasons'. Sounds like BS. Tell us he actual reason. Arrived late, engine problems, passenger missing, etc."
Pros: "We arrived late again."
Pros: "Short flight time"
Cons: "Flight stewardess keeps saying "we don't have this, we don't have that, we run out of it""
Pros: "All was good until missed connection"
Cons: "Missed connection due to late arrival. CP switched us to AC. 7 hour layover"
Pros: "The airplane was nice and clean"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Boarding was slow. We had to wait for connecting passsangers. Delay ruined the experience. We didn’t leave in a timely manner. Flight crew was nice. There was a male crew member from LAX to Hong Kong, I could heard talking to the other crew members and he was using profanity. Nothing aggressive but not professional in my opinion. He used profanity in telling his story."
Pros: "Good food, service, and inflight entertainment."
Cons: "Not boarding by zone, made it disorganized and hectic."
Pros: "Timely and professional."
Cons: "I would like a different food selection...."
Pros: "The crew were very polite, efficient and attentive."
Cons: "On the first leg of our journey the seats were very difficult to adjust. We required the help of the attendants."
Pros: "Improve quality of the food."
Cons: "old plane"
Cons: "Gate staff was not patient and friendly. No advanced notification before flight cancellation. Poor communication after flight cancellation. No instructions for remediation for flight cancellation only tell customer to get checked in luggage bag and go home. No initiative to handle the incident. We waited for 2 hours at the counter for explanation and information for re-arrangement for the flight. Really disappointed with this flight."
Pros: "More leg room bigger plane"
Cons: "Food and landing"
Pros: "Seat unconfortable no legroom ."
Pros: "comfort and service is always great on cathay pacific"
Cons: "bathroom were dirty"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. Crew did their job pleasantly ."
Cons: "Food was very ordinary, not up to what I expect in business class."
Pros: "More leg room, incline on seats, blanket, pillow."
Cons: "All the adverts on Premium Economy with Cathay Pacific are inaccurate. It is NOT your secluded compartment. The curtain to economy is ALWAYS kept open...NO privacy. Food is EXACTLY SAME as economy. In LAX had to REMIND them that Premium Economy has priority boarding. There is no champagne on arrival at your seat...you have to ASK for it. Crew is always HURRIED. When you ask for a beverage or a snack, hostess and stewards have ATTITUDE. it's like they are doing a big FAVOR. Really??? we spent lots of EXTRA MONEY to be in this class. Restroom was difficult to access. Overall MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT"
Pros: "The fight took off and landed in good time."
Cons: "I expected dinner but got a pie with water. My IFE system acted up a little. Programmes were not great."
Pros: "Quick boarding and very polite crew"
Cons: "The only issue was 30 minutes waiting in HK to take off and 30 mins circling Manila waiting to land....... both of which were neither an issue with CP."
Pros: "Thank you for your services."
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "Like a little private apartment, glorious."
Cons: "No wifi, limited mivies"
Cons: "When we booked we asked for a child's meal and we advised of allergies. However I don't see why we would have to ask as we booked a child's seat and you have to provide the age which she is 4. When onboard from SYD/HKG and HKG/LONDON, NO meal was available for our child except for what everyone else was eating. She is anaphylaxis to shellfish, she was given shrimp!!!!! I am sure if she was given a child's meal she would not have got this. We were then told we have to advise the airline 12 hours before we fly that we want a child's meal. I am sorry but when travelling we should not have to do this and nor have we ever had to do it on any other airline. Poor poor poor!!!!"
Pros: "Overall excellent"
Cons: "Short gap between flight and long walk going to the next flight gate. Passing the security alone take time plus u have to walk then ride a train after that long walk again going to the gate."
Pros: "great service"
Cons: "Seats too cram feels like sardines in a can"
Cons: "Cobrar 45 euros por kilo extra no es normal"
Pros: "The service and quality are absolutely OK, the airline is awesome!"
Pros: "Comfortable premium economy seat. Nice crew."
Cons: "Vegetarian meals were repetitive and pretty boring and devoid of any source of protein."
Pros: "The crew named Lucy was extraordinary,, the best I've experienced."
Cons: "The seat was small, the food can't compare to Arab airlines, entertainment doesn't have much selection."
Pros: "Great check-in with Weimao, if I remember right. Got through security fairly quickly. Boarding was fine, a long way to the back . . ."
Cons: "The worst earphones I’ve ever used. They fell out at least 100 times while trying to watch Dumbo. There seemed to be reasonably good programming, but I wasn’t going to continue with those earphones. My ears were sore after trying many ways to get them to stay in my ears."
Cons: "Bad food and bad FA"
Pros: "A Great Crew"
Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "On time departure"
Pros: "Very enjoyable and comfortable flight"
Pros: "The whole Experience was Amazing. From Comfortable Seat, Great Flight Crew, Tastey Food"
Pros: "The staff was very nice and allowed me to change my seat to be near the door as I had a connecting flight fairly soon after arriving in Manila. This flight was very comfortable and excellent."
Cons: "There was no movie but that is Ok. I just read"
Pros: "Got an exit row seat. Lots of leg room."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Planecdmlty. Had the tow to myself! Food and crew excellent ."
Pros: "Nice clean plane. Pleasant crew."
Pros: "Good movie selection, nice attendants"
Cons: "The 2nd meal was tasteless and didn’t have the ingredient as the name suggested, a Chinese pickled veggie"
Pros: "Cabin crew was very sweet, very courteous, and attentive. A marked improvement from years gone by."
Cons: "Delayed flight."
Pros: "Even for a short flight there was a nice meal! Fantastic!"
Pros: "The plane was late coming in but the staff only detained us 30 minutes which we made up flying to Sfo"
Cons: "Rather cramped quarters for such a long flight."
Cons: "The flight was late, and with a short layover in TPE, I had to run through the airport to catch the connecting flight. Quite a stressful experience.!"
Pros: "The food they served was very good."
Pros: "I liked the crew members. They were welcoming and professional. Flight fare was very good in value for waiting a few extra hours in Taipei. I could do some shopping there while I was in transit. Nice airport. The screens of my row were not working so they restarted all screens a few times. While the screens of my row worked, other rows were not working. Surprisingly no one fixed or complaint as the screens of other rows kept off from the start to the end of the flight. I felt so sorry for others."
Cons: "Like what I said in "what I like", I think the connection of the screens/tablets had some issues. Luckily mine worked. I would be upset if my screen did not work during the entire 9 hours flight."
Pros: "good it was not a long flight."
Cons: "The crew was a bit negligent. They passed me when serving the food just because the aisle seat passenger next to me was served his special meal earlier, so they did not notice that the passenger at the window seat (which was me) had no tray in front of him when running the regular meal service. Isn't this sloppy !? Problem is that once they passed you, it's hard to get their attention, as they are always in a hurry, and not looking over the cabin just to check if someone needs something or wants to call on them for any reason, and there are no attendant calling buttons available. So you have to wait until they come by your seat again. Finally I got my meal with apologies 15 minutes later, but the experience was already ruined and the negative impression built.. Also, when departing from Taipei, the boarding process was a bit disorganized, compared with the one we had in Vancouver. As for as the entertainment, the LCD monitor at my seat was pretty worn out, with very poor contrast, making it difficult to watch a movie or read information. Same airline with two opposing experiences: Vancouver-to-Taipei very good, Taipei-to-Manila: poor."
Cons: "Staff treatment, food, cabin pressure was off"
Pros: "Amazing seats, Blue Label in business from Taipei -> SFO. Very courteous staff."
Pros: "cheap ticket will put you in seats that are in the very end of the plane where you will feel most of the turbulence."
Cons: "you will be the first to go inside and come out last. food is not impressive at sll!"
Pros: "Nothing!. My brother and I got to the Airport 45 mins before the Check In Counter Closed but we didn't make it Thedue to the fact that we had a flat tire unexpectedly so my flight was cancelled and rescheduled to January 10, 2018 and paid extra $480.00 including penalty. If the Check in Counter did not close early, I could still be able to check in on time while there was still 45 mins remaining."
Cons: "The Check in Counter closed early while there was still 45 minutes remaining."
Cons: "Everything was a joke to a West standard"
Pros: "Flight was fully booked and we had a tight connection, but everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Food was good and brought out and cleaned up promptly. Seats were comfy for economy. Flights were timely."
Cons: "Nothing that China Airlines could control. Mostly issues with Manila NAIA airport."
Pros: "Crew was excellent."
Cons: "kind of an old airplane. Food tray was broken. Display was not functional."
Pros: "Polite service of the crew. Overall conditions of temperature etc. Food was good with choices as were beverages."
Cons: "My husband has quite long legs, and although I had plenty of room, he was a bit close (though not tight) in legroom."
Pros: "Flight left on time landed on time. Boarding was as smooth as could be expected. All in all a very good flight"
Pros: "Your system Kayak in general"
Cons: "You do not know what has happend to the bookings of your customers. With some routes, I completed my trips, then, you still run marketing email on those. For cancellation, even you still hold my original amount of money once placing booking, then, you charged again the second time for cancellation fees"
Pros: "Attendants were good"
Cons: "Airplane food. But it doesn't matter what airline you fly on"
Pros: "EVERYTHING WAS SMOOTH AND QUICK"
Cons: "ONLY WATER TO DRINK WITH THE FOOD NO ORANGEJUICE APPLE JUICE OR COKE OR 7 UP"
Pros: "No issues, no delays, food and services on par."
Pros: "Professional staff"
Pros: "Crew was impressive. Very efficient with exceptional customer service and appearance."
Cons: "Food was awful. Flight was 1hr late"
Pros: "Ground crew facilitated the flow of the very long line, making sure it's moving along. The flight crew were helpful in finding a spot for your carry on and were always there when I needed assistance. Food was good but the Taipei-Manila flight, there was only one choice of meal."
Pros: "Staff and crew were nice and courteous to passengers."
Cons: "Digital Screen are too small. Video quality is not good."
Pros: "Very disappointing because we didn't get our luggage up to now"
Pros: "Overall staff was pleasant. Food was ok. Leg room was pretty tight. For a short 3 hour flight it was bearable."
Pros: "This was my first time using China Airlines and it won't be my last. This was a superior flight with a wonderful flight crew and clean aircraft. We flew them roundtrip from Okinawa to Frankfurt. Highly recommended."
Pros: "Entertainment like new movies are great to watch"
Cons: "Crew must be aware that some passengers only speak & understand English."
Pros: "That we were provided with seat belts."
Cons: "The level of uncomfortableness rivaled that of Spiritair. From friction burns on the knees from the seat directly in front of you, to virtually hosting your front neighbor's head in your lap when they recline. And I'm all of 5'8"! Even though easily +90% of the passengers were Americans, Australians, New Zealanders and Europeans, and that the flight was between 2 English speaking countries, we were addressed in Mandarin Chinese. Reminds me a bit of Air Canada with their often French bias."
Pros: "Crew worked diligently."
Cons: "Couldn't check in online. Was within the 24 hours check in time."
Pros: "China Airlines has decent food menu and on-board entertainment. Overall a good flight experience."
Cons: "I just hated the frequent delays."
Pros: "Entertainment - good choices of movies and newer LCDs."
Cons: "Compared to Delta where they proactively offer unli cocktails and drinks to business class and comfort, I've never had one offer in my return trip. Had a technical malfunction twice which caused me to miss my 7am connecting flight by 2 mins. The next plane didn't even bother to wear for 2 mins even if they caused the delay. They gave a 250NT lunch voucher and asked to what til the next flight in the afternoon. That was the longest flight I experienced coming from New York."
Cons: "missing baggage"
Cons: "Chose western style dish, not very good."
Cons: "My baggage was damaged on an earlier flight and China Airlines is simply not available to fix the matter. Ground staff are not their employees and they do nothing about it except pass you on to talk to people at the next destination...who are also not able to do anything."
Cons: "The websites should be improved that allow users to login."
Cons: "Many changes and mistakes"
Cons: "Too cold on the plane, air is very dry, seats are very uncomfortable. The seats are hard. No cushion. No foot rest."
Pros: "No issues. New aircraft! Better than the trip from Manila to Sydney"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"
Pros: "Crew are very helpful."
Cons: "Need reclining seats"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Crew must smile and speak to passengers...poor body language. Waiting for our luggage in the conveyor and give to the guys for them to put a tag for transfer flight to London. If it is connecting flight, passenger should get their luggage in their final airport of destination. Causing delay, because we still have to queve in the immigration. Don't see the point in that."
Cons: "The business seat was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable and fake leather. Staff were surly."
Pros: "great new plane."
Pros: "The safety video shown before the flight is the best I have ever seen, highlighting so much that is amazing in the country!"
Pros: "Take off and landing on time."
Cons: "Very cramped...par for the course."
Pros: "We were finally on time for a change"
Pros: "I love watching all the movies"
Pros: "Why there’s an extra charge if you seat in row 53 below. They put me to row 71."
Pros: "The salmon dish was however good and more than made up for it."
Cons: "Just a little too long a segment in A322neo"
Pros: "Very nice attendant"
Cons: "Very irresponsible staff"
Pros: "The offer of assistance before I even asked for it; genuine concern"
Cons: "I late only 2 min but can not fight with them"
Pros: "Clean and new airplane. Good screen Nice staff good space between the seats"
Cons: "Bad snacks, very limited baverage served. Limited selection of movies. very very limited TV shows. Almost no music to my taste, need to upgrade their music options!!"
Pros: "Clean new planes, great service!"
Pros: "Comfortable, good selection of entertainment"
Pros: "The flght is on time nice plane"
Pros: "It was good value, and landed a little early."
Cons: "No power plug or USB charging port."
Cons: "No myPal"
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Pros: "Nice and kind crew"
Cons: "small seats okay food on mobile WiFi entertainment"
Cons: "Why do we have to buy water? It's just water!"
Cons: "It was fine."
Pros: "Very good cobfort and assistance"
Cons: "Entertainement system was bad, few options, no wifi as indicated before"
Pros: "Ice cream"
Cons: "No monitor"
Pros: "Wide seats."
Pros: "Flight attendants were courteous at times."
Cons: "The poor service at the Sydney airport. Not having my special meal and not being flexible enough onboard to compensate or resolve the situation. (I mean, why not have extra vegetarian options available; and beef being the only option is unacceptable for so many reasons, including that there are some religions that don't allow beef.) Lack of wifi and entertainment for an 8 hour flight is ridiculous."
Pros: "Vegetarian meal - way better than delta"
Cons: "Everything, so I bought a ticket back with Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "That the plane took off on time and landed ahead of schedule - not like the trip down to Sydney"
Cons: "The entertainment system is non existent and is something that needs to be addressed. The food was a bit better than what was served on the trip down to Sydney but also needs to improve."
Pros: "The flight attendants were pleasant"
Cons: "The food was horrible and not really a choice. The children's meals should be more simple like fruit and chicken and fish without sauces"
Cons: "I don't like the the schedule of the flights to Butuan."
Cons: "Budget air because knee space is very tight."
Pros: "Everything went as expected. Good job!"
Cons: "Not applicable."
Cons: "1 hr 45 min for check-in!"
Cons: "Loud and weight restrictions were not goodl"
Pros: "The attitude of the staff was great"
Cons: "Delay. With no info being related"
Airlines flying from Sydney to Manila have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Manila
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to Manila
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Manila
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to Manila
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