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some will replace original parts with cheap copy

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I too would not waste time repairing a TV or Computer unless it was a very expensive one here. But I don't know MacGuyver

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Yes, I had the same thought but a recommendation helps. Dont think it is a major problem.

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I have had 3 different companies take 5 attempts to fix my aircond (leaking gas)...still no luck. This and other items that I needed 'repaired' has led me to the conclusion that the skills are not available to fix anything, so better to throw it away and buy new

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Saw an ad in the Blue Book for ACT TV Repair shop...09178315689...Never used them but claim to have been in Biz since 1981

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@sandman if your computer goes down you should not have to wait 2 days. Second floor of SM has a couple places that will fix it while you wait if they have the part

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computer has been down for a couple of days so i didn't get to report the pool Parties are still 500 pesos New Group of girls i took pictures of only 2 girls before FOR A Change no Chunky Monkeys!!

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and no rain

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I thought it was supposed to have been the hottest summer on record in the UK. Then again, we know how quickly that can change.:(

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I'm back in England for a few weeks for an operation and to think that in mid August i'm going out wearing a jumper and a coat! Can't wait to be back to shorts and tshirts :)

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Seconded.

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Sandman has plenty of tasteful and wonderful pictures. Professional even. I have seen videos of him at work, the man is meticulous and the final photos look great

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Oh. I saw somewhere that somebody wrote 850 with consumables. I haven't been to any of these pool parties so I don't know

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Last time I went to PI I had to pay a fortune in excess baggage at the airport when going home (2010). I had noticed they getting increasingly strict about this. Did anyone here have any experience with that in recent years? Still strict? I also know PI nationals get away with it with way less to pay than a foreigner who has excess baggage.

 

Any tip for avoiding to pay or at least to pay less?




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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

It depends on the airline you are flying in terms of baggage allowance but I do know the low cost airlines into Clark like SEAir and Cebu Pacific charge a fortune for excess baggage. They are very strict about it as well. Which airport and airline are you speaking of?



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

I was charged both in Clark and Manila. Clark was Cebu Pacific, in Manila I think I used I used Lufthansa



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

How much you pay for excess baggage depends on many factors. For example, which airline you fly with, where you are flying to, whether you pre-pay for your extra weight in advance or pay it at the time you check-in.
 
With Cebu Pacific, if you pay for your extra baggage in advance the charges for international flights are:
 
15kgs extra - P400
20kgs extra - P580
30kgs extra - P950
45kgs extra - P1,700
 
Those rates seem quite reasonable to me and much less than they were many years ago. Before the days of the low-cost airlines, the legacy carriers used to charge extortionate rates for excess baggage. It was charged at the rate of 1% of the one-way First Class fare for every kilo of excess, so you could end up paying almost as much for your extra bags as you did for the flight itself. We get a much better deal these days.
 
By the way, Filipino nationals pay exactly the same rates as anyone else.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

 

How much you pay for excess baggage depends on many factors. For example, which airline you fly with, where you are flying to, whether you pre-pay for your extra weight in advance or pay it at the time you check-in.
 
With Cebu Pacific, if you pay for your extra baggage in advance the charges for international flights are:
 
15kgs extra - P400
20kgs extra - P580
30kgs extra - P950
45kgs extra - P1,700
 
Those rates seem quite reasonable to me and much less than they were many years ago. Before the days of the low-cost airlines, the legacy carriers used to charge extortionate rates for excess baggage. It was charged at the rate of 1% of the one-way First Class fare for every kilo of excess, so you could end up paying almost as much for your extra bags as you did for the flight itself. We get a much better deal these days.
 
By the way, Filipino nationals pay exactly the same rates as anyone else.

 

Quite good rates.

 

Could you get away from paying by excusing yourself that u have no money left or only have a smaller sum left?



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Quite good rates.

 

Could you get away from paying by excusing yourself that u have no money left or only have a smaller sum left?

 

No way. If you could avoid paying that easily then everybody would be doing it. Either pay up or your bags get left behind. You can usually use credit cards to pay.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

Flying on PAL from LA to Manila a couple of months ago, the young guy in front of me had a mountain of boxes and bags, reckoned he was taking home loads of shoes and other stuff. He said the cost of excess baggage wasn't too bad, and the value of what he was taking home more than covered the costs.

 

You see them all over the world Filipinos with huge cardboard boxes, flying in all directions.

 

I know American airlines often charge a set price if you go over the weight limit. I once had to bin a set of really nice work boots, because they sent my package to 52 lbs, 2 lbs over weight, and that would have cost me $150 !!!!



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:07 AM

I was recently pinged by Qantas at NAIA for 6kg over and they charged me about $AUS100, my hand luggage was also 4kg over and the guy just said " take your chances with that" and no further charges.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

.....my hand luggage was also 4kg over and the guy just said " take your chances with that" and no further charges.

 

They can only weigh or eyeball your hand luggage if you take it to the check in with you.

 

It is quite obvious that Filipinos, and many other nationalities, leave it with a friend when they check in, then carry three or four bags onto the plane later without a problem.

 

The fuckin' hosties are supposed to stop them doing it, as they keep announcing it over the intercom, but they must be blind, as well as being grey haired and wrinkled!



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:44 AM

Howdy KH, when you are at the excess luggage counter they also make you put your hand luggage on the scales.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Last time I flew Emerites in March & was scolded for having my back pack @ 13 kg.  7 is the limit.  They didn't charge me "this time". 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

Howdy KH, when you are at the excess luggage counter they also make you put your hand luggage on the scales.

 

 

If you take it to the check in counter with you. ;)

 

There is nothing to stop you let a friend hold the bag while you check in.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

The last time I flew China Airlines out of San Francisco they were weighing hand baggage at the gate!



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

The last time I flew China Airlines out of San Francisco they were weighing hand baggage at the gate!

 

Now THAT is a good idea, weighing and counting would be better.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:22 AM

Cathay Pacific is doing it ..earlier they were easy on excess load now they are very strict to a ridiculous level....even with only around 700 grms extra over 30 kg they made me to shift it to cabin bag which had my laptop...

 

be careful, they are vultures, when they know you are cornered and most vulnerable and a non-filipino to just hand over extra luggage they charge you ridiculous amount...i saw that happening to a farang in front of me...he had no option but to pay..



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:47 AM

Always remember that computer gear, baby's things & a women's handbag shouldn't be counted in hand carry weight. Some airlines are now blurring the lines on that to their advantage, but I would still argue the point hard. In fact I did argue that point last time I flew with Cebu Pathetic & the person at the hand carry weighing station relented & acknowledged I was correct (through her lovely gritted teeth).

 

@ lavista4u, why "and a non-filipino"? Filipinos pay the same excess as anyone does.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:16 AM

Flying on PAL from LA to Manila a couple of months ago, the young guy in front of me had a mountain of boxes and bags, reckoned he was taking home loads of shoes and other stuff. He said the cost of excess baggage wasn't too bad, and the value of what he was taking home more than covered the costs.

 

You see them all over the world Filipinos with huge cardboard boxes, flying in all directions.

 

I know American airlines often charge a set price if you go over the weight limit. I once had to bin a set of really nice work boots, because they sent my package to 52 lbs, 2 lbs over weight, and that would have cost me $150 !!!!

wearing them not  an option ?  you can  always  whip  them  in the  overhead once on the plane



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

wearing them not  an option ?  you can  always  whip  them  in the  overhead once on the plane

 

I tried juggling weights, repacking stuff, but was still over the limit with one box. I even asked the check in girl if two pounds mattered, and she said it had to be 50 MAX.

 

I did have a 1928 Model A front axle, leaf spring and wishbones in the boxes already, so I can't complain too much.  ;)



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:27 AM

For domestic flights, like Manila to Cebu, which domestic airline, Cebu Pacific or PAL is more reasonable for excess baggage charges?



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:30 AM

Its hard to compare because PAL's flights normally include 20kgs of check-in baggage. You don't get any free baggage allowance with Cebu Pacific (except 7 kgs hand carry), but their fares are lower.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

I thought it used to be TWO 20kg check in bags each at one point, but last time I flew I saw it was one 20 kg bag. Is this something that has changed recently?

 

Obviously it will vary from airline to airline, but what is the 'normal' nowadays?



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

I thought it used to be TWO 20kg check in bags each at one point, but last time I flew I saw it was one 20 kg bag. Is this something that has changed recently?

 

Obviously it will vary from airline to airline, but what is the 'normal' nowadays?

 

For PAL domestic flights it's normally 20 kgs, but that is sometimes reduced to 15 kgs or even 10 kgs on promotional flights.

 

I don't think any of the other airlines give any free checked baggage allowance. You have to pay extra for that when you book your flight.

 

Maybe you're thinking of flights to North America, where you used to get 2 bags as standard on most airlines.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:45 PM


Maybe you're thinking of flights to North America, where you used to get 2 bags as standard on most airlines.

 

That'll be it then, as I've worked in the Gulf of Mexico for 6 years, then last month flew MNL to London and was shocked by the one bag allowance.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

All the airlines are looking for ways to increase revenue.  Now you really have to look at the terms and conditions including free baggage allowance as the upcharges can make a good deal on airfare not so good.

 

Have gotten nailed a couple of times on domestic flights within the Phils on luggage charges that were more than the cost of the flight. 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

qantas has the one piece limit now instead of just weight..so its one suitcase no heavier than 23kgs and 7 kgs hand carry with an extra allowance to carry a laptop...cause fuel has gone up so much in price they have cut back on luggage and what we all use to be able to do, we can do any more with out getting caught. i just paid $10 and go a hand scale and now weigh my stuff every time and it stays perminantly in my suitcase.....next it will be chargeing u more if you weigh over 100kgs..u heard it here first..







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