Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manila to Oakland
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 23h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($634) and Japan Airlines ($636), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Japan Airlines ($733) and Multiple Airlines ($850).
From Manila to Oakland, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Oakland back to Manila , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Manila you will be using Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl, often referred to as Manila Airport. You will be landing at Oakland, also known as Oakland Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Economy seat was very uncomfortable even though it reclined a lot. Was very disappointed I could not sleep on 12 hour flight. Arm rests too low? Shape of backrest was odd. Maybe provide a bigger pillow in addition to neck pillow to have something to rest arms on. Also tou need more movies. Singapore Airlines has many more options. Overall airplane, crew and food were very nice"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and service was excellent."
Cons: "At check-in counter in MNL, the JAL agent mistakenly told me that I don't need to claim my bag and re-check at DFW before heading to final destination MEM. Food wasn't as good as previous JAL flights earlier this year and last year. That said, it's still better than other airlines."
Cons: "Wider arm rests"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The foods could be better not up to the standard of EVA air on economy class"
Pros: "Crew very helpful. Seat roomy."
Pros: "Very comfortable and nice atmosphere"
Cons: "Over all"
Pros: "No complain"
Pros: "Nothing to note"
Cons: "Food, could not check in online or preselect seats. Could not upgrade to business class"
Cons: "food from manila to japan was excellent,food japan to vancouver was not...could only eat half of it"
Pros: "I like everything about flying JAL. That is why JAL is always my first choice."
Cons: "I did not like when I can’t choose my seat after booking a flight."
Pros: "Crew very polite, friendly and respectful."
Cons: "Flightsame as"
Pros: "Nice leg room and excellent head phones nice crews"
Cons: "No complaints! Not even one!"
Pros: "The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food is superb. Although, our trip is long it doesn't seem like because of the great service."
Pros: "Always on time!"
Cons: "Selections of movies"
Pros: "Fast Service , cheerful Members , and positive Vibes all the time."
Pros: "I loved the food and presentation. The service was excellent, very attentive stewardess."
Cons: "There was the boarding from Tokyo to New York, where the selected gate did not have a comfort room. You have to back upstairs walk for quite a distance to use the toilet. Inconvenient and time consuming lugging your things with you."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."
Pros: "Everything. The flight attendants were courteous, kind, and efficient. The seats in economy were large. The entertainment system had many options and was easy to use. The food was great and plentiful."
Pros: "The crew were very polite"
Cons: "No choice of menu and films only very limited choice."
Pros: "Seat width, Crew Service,"
Cons: "Web Site Check in is cumbersome"
Pros: "The legroom is comfortable for a tall person."
Pros: "Efficient and friendly service. Second time flying them, and will continue to fly JAL."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Pros: "I like the food best.."
Cons: "Hope there will be more tracks from arashi."
Pros: "Very nice quality crew and consistent service. Very helpful at desk check-in. Compared to US airlines, is much prefer Japan Airlines!"
Cons: "The flight was late to board. The crew was polite but not overly friendly. I wish they had an earlier flight so we didn't have a 15 hr delay in Narita but I guess the itinerary is what it is."
Pros: "When I checked in for my flight it was fast, efficient and friendly. Their Manila staff is awesome! I was very impressed and happy with their service. I will be using JAL again."
Pros: "Food, lavatory experience"
Cons: "Small carry and carry on bag"
Pros: "Great service. Great in flight entertainment. Served a meal. Had USB charge port. Spacious even though I was in the last row."
Cons: "Wish they offered a vegetarian meal, however the food was great and I still was satisfied with the parts I could eat."
Pros: "Courteous and helpful crew members and I liked the delicious meal served during our flight."
Pros: "The service Japan Airlines gives is always the best service possible.They treat you like they need you and not the other way around.I will fly with them again."
Pros: "That it was comfortable."
Pros: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Cons: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and solicitous and helpful. This is my third trip with JAL and I. Happy about it."
Pros: "Seats in cos are comfortable and plenty of leg room compare to US airlines. Food selection is very good as well as the service. Flight Attendants were very friendly and attentive. Will fly JAL again!"
Pros: "Service from cabin attendants was excellent, specially the crew announcing up coming turbulence, foods, landing. Price is good as well."
Cons: "No big deal, I don't care some of the food, smells fishy. Like I said no big deal, still using Japan Airlines."
Pros: "Clean and very good service."
Cons: "Flight was diverted to another airport and when we finally got to Tokyo, the next flight's gate had closed even though it didn't leave for another two hours. We had to wait in a huge line to get rebooked and it was clear the Japan Airlines employees did not know what they were doing. Put me on a flight next day and couldn't even provide hotels for us (gave us $100 to find our own which was near impossible at that time). I had to sleep in a sleeping bag in the airport overnight by myself."
Pros: "The space, the courtesy of the staff, the food. Loved the noodle breakfast."
Cons: "Could not understand the announcements ... what a thing to "complain" about. Could not choose out seats online."
Pros: "food was great flight attendants are courteous and reliable"
Cons: "Boarding was actually good. It was checking your luggages in and getting your boarding passes which was POOR. Passengers on International flights going out of the Philippines are advised be at the airport at least 3 hours before scheduled flight. Well, the JAL check-in counter opened at 650AM for the 950AM flight (exactly 3 hours before the scheduled flight), with maybe some 50 people already in line. With most passengers coming far from the airport, it will be very very helpful if the counter, even at least one counter, would open earlier, so that passengers who came in early could check in early and wait comfortably in the departure area."
Cons: "being moved"
Pros: "Big bathroom, bide, wifi, movies, very good coffee, spacious seating areas, the price of airfare!!"
Pros: "Always on time!"
Cons: "Everything is perfect."
Pros: "The bathroom is super clean."
Cons: "Maybe you can make some alterations with your meal offerings."
Pros: "Staff excellent Flight smooth landing a breeze"
Cons: "Friendly and courteous stewardess. All it takes is a smile that makes your long trip a better experience."
Pros: "Great crew and very good legroom."
Pros: "Crew was attentive."
Cons: "Was seated near some noisy distractions i.e. crying baby."
Cons: "if the music list is great with latest songs.. charging of phone took so long to be charged"
Pros: "The crew was A+, food was tasty and the amenities were great even for economy class."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants spoke really fast and hard to understand."
Pros: "Food choices was very limited to beef and fish. We had a connecting flight for international and both leg has the same food choices."
Pros: "Every thing was excellent. The crew was very courteous and gracious."
Cons: "Unfortunately we had about a 1/2 hour delay due to congestion. Not the fault of the airline."
Pros: "crew was excellent and food was great"
Cons: "boarding disorganized, business class seats were average and screens too small"
Pros: "Exceptionally trained and attentive staff. Clean plane."
Cons: "More entertainment options."
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "We liked the food."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Limited choices of movies onboard."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Not enough movie selection and the food selection"
Cons: "Delayed flight departure and arrival"
Pros: "The flight was smooth though there's a bit delay from Seoul because of the snow."
Cons: "There should be more selection on the food served in the plain."
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable."
Pros: "I dont have somebody sitting beside me"
Cons: "Boarding and Food"
Pros: "Superb courtesy and attention."
Pros: "Food and assistance"
Pros: "Seat and space friendly workers."
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "Flight crews are friendly."
Cons: "A lot of walking to reach your connecting flight. My mom was on the wheelchair and they have to push her instead of riding on the cart they uses for the passengers needing assistance."
Pros: "The cabin crew was very polite. Restrooms were kept clean by the cabin crew"
Pros: "Politeness, cleanliness and food."
Cons: "Nothing to mention"
Pros: "They were helpful in getting us on and off the plane. My daughter spilled a drink and they quickly gave me napkins and wet towels to clean up. Also, the plane had great leg room!"
Pros: "Everybody was friendly and courteous"
Pros: "Room and cleanliness. Crews were awesome."
Cons: "Seat cushions very hard and do not give much support. After 12 hours, was very sore."
Pros: "I liked the service and the touch screen TV. The flight attendants were nice and friendly."
Cons: "I didn't like how cramped the seats are."
Pros: "I like to fly on Korean Air. Always done right."
Pros: "Flight was on time Crew very friendly and helpful and the pilots landed the plane smoothly Keep up the good job!!!"
Pros: "timely services of the flight attendants,politeness as well"
Pros: "I liked the spacious seating, up to date entertainment and snacks, plus food even though a short flight. I found the male stewards on this flight a lot more helpful I'm not saying the women weren't as well. Gender balance is good. Overall everytime I have flown Korean Air the service has been exceptionally pleasant and I feel confident and safe. Knock on wood I hope they keep striving for excellence and not lose it along the way like so many other airlines over the years."
Cons: "The constant interruptions of messages while watching movies. All the lights along the ceiling of the plane seem to be a lot brighter on day and night flights. Softer lighting be a little bit more comforting to the eyes, besides don't each seat have its own light source if extra lighting is needed!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "The service of overall the price"
Pros: "Korean employees at LAX are no helpful!!!"
Pros: "The flight attendants are very attentive and respectful."
Cons: "Economy seats are not the comfiest!"
Pros: "All was good"
Pros: "Nice crew, food and service"
Pros: "Service, people, space, entertainment"
Cons: "I'm vegetarian so there were no vegetarian options"
Pros: "Everything was great except for the lack of internet"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "nice planes"
Pros: "Good food...good service.."
Pros: "Always fly Kirean Air. Business class on these long flights are great. The new 747-8, gives you a bit more privacy and the stewardesses are attentive, pretty and professional."
Cons: "Turbulence!!!!! Keep thinking the wings will fall off. Lol"
Pros: "It was nice to have a special meal (that I requested when booking the ticket). Otherwise, the comfort was fine."
Pros: "Cleanliness of the restroom and hospitality"
Pros: "Stewardess are courteous."
Cons: "Bathroom floor is not maintained properly. Always wet."
Pros: "Smooth travel"
Pros: "Customer service wss great! Good food. Great entertainment."
Pros: "This was a relatively short late night flight into Incheon from Manila; cabin crew was attentive. About an hour from Korea, about 3 a.m. we were awakened by the brightening cabin lights and served a full dinner. It was a nice gesture; my connecting flight was more than 18 hours later and the dinner helped with both time change syndrome and with hunger pangs. KAL was also very helpful with my change of schedule; I was returning to the US for medical needs including unexpected surgery recommended by my Asian physician, on a schedule to meet needs of my US physician, KAL is definitely a first class outfit, and has proved it with every flight I've taken."
Cons: "No complaints at all."
Pros: "Nice crew!"
Cons: "The food sucks, the seats are hard and uncomfortable"
Airlines flying from Manila to Oakland have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manila to Oakland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Manila to Oakland
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Manila to Oakland
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Manila to Oakland
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Manila to Oakland