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@  grahamuk : (20 August 2018 - 12:08 PM)

... and the electric still needs paying.

@  grahamuk : (20 August 2018 - 12:07 PM)

She'll text back after discovering her b/f drunk and incapable AGAIN.

@  Mentalist : (20 August 2018 - 11:43 AM)

Girl I've got on facebook just said "how much you pay?" I responded "2000 babe" and then the phone went silent

@  grahamuk : (20 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

Yep, I'd trust an LG too.

@  richie155 : (20 August 2018 - 07:20 AM)

yup, my friend fixed his for less than 10 euros... i'm sticking with LG from now on... 1st gen 37"LG flat screen lasted for 15 years and still works, replaced it to get FullHD/4k

@  grahamuk : (20 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

The fix cost peanuts, was well-publicised and could easily be done yourself if you can use a soldering iron. After 11 years I'd defo buy another. Ferraris break too sometimes.

@  richie155 : (20 August 2018 - 05:10 AM)

I had a Simsung with capacitor problems too, never Simsung again for me. On purpose they use too weak capacitors. Too bad the TV's started to break during the warranty period many times. I'm affraid it's not just them who on purpose design such flaws to their products.

@  grahamuk : (20 August 2018 - 04:45 AM)

It was capacitors on mine. A well-known failure apparently. Makes TV take forever to start. The parts are cheap.

@  grahamuk : (20 August 2018 - 04:43 AM)

Samsungs are damned good TVs. Well worth getting fixed properly, as I did with mine after 8 years reliable use. Still going strong now, after another 3. The fix cost £90 in UK.... and that was a home visit.

@  Biggles : (20 August 2018 - 04:05 AM)

Well its a Samsung Smart TV so not cheap, worth repairing if I can get a reliable fix. It turns itself off when hot, ok when it cools down, for about 20 mins then off again.

@  lazybugger : (20 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

First thing I had to do was open it and repair it!!! Haha

@  lazybugger : (20 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

just bought a LED TV fron Lazada, delivered today, for P1,988

@  Sandman!... : (20 August 2018 - 01:04 AM)

statusquo we did one for Duke for his Classic pictures....we shall talk when i get home...

@  Sandman!... : (20 August 2018 - 01:02 AM)

Kadachiman there is a repair shop next to Queens Hotel for air cons you can check there...

@  Sandman!... : (20 August 2018 - 01:01 AM)

Actually i use the computer at my hotel if i had a laptop i would be on it too much that is why oi don't post pictures till i get home

@  stew : (19 August 2018 - 01:57 PM)

some will replace original parts with cheap copy

@  bill44ca : (19 August 2018 - 01:53 PM)

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

@  Biggles : (19 August 2018 - 11:18 AM)

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

@  Kadachiman : (19 August 2018 - 09:46 AM)

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

@  scuba539 : (19 August 2018 - 08:35 AM)

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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Flight Cancellations In Manila?

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#1 OFFLINE   jeremiahj13


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:51 PM

Hello. I'm scheduled to arrive in Manila Aug 21. I'm becoming increasingly concerned about the weather. From my understanding the flooding is getting bad. A friend of mine had to evacuate her house to a safe shelter.

So what will happen? Is my flight most likely going to get cancelled? If so, what's the procedure on that?

I already booked a hotel for 2 nights in Manila. Will they reimburse that? Will they pay my hotel in my layover country (Seoul South Korea)?

Will they reimburse the flight???

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:13 PM

9 days is a long time away when you are talking weather conditions....so who knows if flooding will still exist


1. Flight cancellations, delays or re-directions (e.g. Clark in lieu of Manila) are all options the airline may use if they need to

2. Dependent on the carrier and type of ticket you purchased you will get zero to a full refund...so you need to read the fine print of the actual fare you purchased

3. Booked hotels at destination = the airline will not compensate (travel insurance is for this purpose)

4. Layover country accommodation = dependant on length of delay, actual carrier and again type of ticket you purchased......the variations are too vast to know what each airline will do in this situation (Air Asia = crap treatment, Cebu Pacific = great treatment......however this was my experience and others may have had vastly different experiences) keep in mind that if your flight into and out of the layover country is with different carriers, then any accommodation is likely to be at your cost (again Travel insurance)

BUT ..... in my opinion you are worrying way too soon...I fly into Manila in 2 days time and at this stage I am not worried by the flooding (keep in mind that Manila floods if someone cry's for too long....lol)


PS - and everyone's house floods....especially if they think that you will send money to 'assist' them in time of need

Edited by Kadachiman, 12 August 2018 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:39 PM

  It's the worst flooding I've seen in 25 years. I watch TFC news everyday with my wife and it's unbelievable how much it's rained. 


          Flood cripples Manila as 54,000 are evacuated | GulfNews.com

Edited by Terilowski, 12 August 2018 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:29 PM

I sincerely doubt it. However, why don't you go online(since you already are)type in your flight number and arrival status? And by that I mean check the past arrivals of the last 7 days or so.

Edited by Bankokbob, 12 August 2018 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:20 PM

Also depends on what credit card you used. Many credit cards offer trip delay/cancellation insurance, where they pay for hotels and incidentals.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:45 PM

As others have said, I doubt the recent flooding would continue for nine additional days. Research the trip cancellation insurance that may be included with your credit card and go through with your trip. There are sites that list flight delays and cancellations, check them out. Also bear in mind that Metro Manila covers a huge area and not all neighborhoods flood.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:18 AM

Even LCC will rebook your flight free of charge at your convenience if they cancel due to weather. It doesn't matter what class of ticket or whether you buy insurance or not, the airline has to reimburse your flight cost or rebook you. They of course will not be liable for the hotels you booked unless you have purchased sufficient travel insurance. But I have gotten free accommodation on the day of cancelled flight even tho I didn't buy any insurance. But that depends on the airline, in my case if was Cebu Pacific departing Manila.

As for your hotel, cancelled flights are valid excuses to request a change of date and perhaps some will allow refund if you cancel far enough. It depends on the booking site and hotel policy. But from my experience with Agoda, they have called the hotel on my behalf when my flight is delayed or cancelled and convinced the hotel to rebook my room at a future date, usually moved to a day or two later. But they require me to send in my copy of cancelled flight via emai. In fact, Agoda has always been able to change my hotel date whenever this has happened. Tho it depends on vacancy etc. Not sure what will happen if you deal with hotel directly or thru other hotel resellers. In any case, way too early to worry about the weather. IME, flights are rarely cancelled but more likely delayed 1 to 2 hrs until they find a clear opening. Last time they informed me via email, 6 hr's before, that my flight was gonna be delayed 3 hrs, I was gonna miss my flight anyways because I changed my plan and decided just to throw away the cheap ticket. But instead, I used that opportunity to get full credit on that flight for future flight. This is one of rare instances LCC will refund or rebook your flight when you buy cheapest tickets without insurance...

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:26 AM

I really wouldn't worry that much about the flight being cancelled. My friend flew into Manila last night (Sun Aug 12) from Hong Kong at around 5PM during the height of this rain and flooding and was only delayed by about 30 minutes. I would be more concerned about getting around or out of Manila on the ground. They seldom close the airport, however do expect to circle it for awhile if the weather is bad. With all that said and looking at the 10 day forecast, you should be just fine. Check this site out to get a better picture of what the weather prediction is for that time frame. https://www.ventusky....14;7&l=rain-3h

Good luck!
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:29 AM

OP should not have anything to worry about. The rain we got here in the area of Manila I'm in was very steady Saturday, but the hard rain was never for really long periods of time, same with Sunday and this morning.....hasn't rained where I am since about 9:30 a.m. today. In this area, we got about 10-12 inches from Saturday through this morning, and there's been no flooding at all where I am. 


The southwest monsoons are not predictable....some days it could be bad (made worse if there's a storm in the western part of the Pacific), some days it's nothing. 


Some areas here can flood in a heartbeat...others, it could rain for weeks and it won't flood. Your biggest worry if it is raining hard is finding transportation from the airport that won't try to gouge you for all they can.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:18 AM

You can expect to be circling the NAIA airport no matter what the weather as the airport has trouble coping with all the flights. That is why the government is trying to get airlines to operate from other international airports instead and one of the reasons the new international terminal building was built next to the existing terminal building on Mactan Cebu and one of the reasons why a new international airport is under construction on Panglao island.  


I have landed in a typhoon at Terminal 2 in Manila while there was significant flooding elsewhere in the city.  Terminal 2 is a lot of glass. Afterward in the terminal building, it was like being inside a waterfall. Looking out through the glass, the planes were throwing up so much water on landing you would have thought they just landed in a swimming pool.


So, my expectation is that you will be landing in Manila on 31st August, regardless of the weather and regardless of flooding.


If there is a cancellation or a large delay, I would expect your airline to look after you at your departure point and stop over point so long as it is on the same itinerary, but will not have any liability what so ever for unused accommodation in Manila. That is what your travel insurance is for.  

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:16 AM

Apparently there was a 'crash landing' at Manila airport today when a plane tried to land in bad weather.

Your flight won't likely be canceled, because it will attempt to land in bad weather. Make sure you wear a helmet and wrap your body in bubble wrap (big bubbles are better cushion than small ones).

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