“Tourists entering the Philippines need roundtrip ticket”
Flight from Seattle to Manila
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Tokyo, Japan
- Date of Flight:
- December 2010
- Seat Class:
Passengers entering the Philippines on a tourist visa are required to have round trip or an onward ticket to be able to board an airline. This applies to all airlines (not just Korean Airlines mentioned by another poster). This requirement is based on Philippine immigration laws. If you buy a one-way ticket, you will be denied boarding.
Regarding SEAMNL, I've flown this route about 20 times over the last 15 years using China Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Northwest/Delta. My preference of carriers are in the same order because of differences in quality of customer service and in-flight service. Also, the foreign carriers often use newer, more comfortable A330 aircraft in comparison to the older 747s.
I am an economy class passenger, usually fly the least expensive airline that connects my point of origin (which is FAI).