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Flights out of Puerto Princesa

I spotted this handy flight board at The Legend Hotel this morning.

The Legend is 10- to 15-minutes from the airport (using private transportation) and runs numerous shuttles between the hotel and the airport.

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Flights out of Puerto Princesa

Four airlines currently serve the city and apparently, there are nine daily flights now. I had blogged about these airlines previously.

Interpreting the board.

Look at that image of the board above. PAL (Philippine Airlines) flight 196 typically takes off at 10:10 every morning. The Legend Hotel’s shuttle departs the hotel at 8:00.

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Your destination: Puerto Princesa Airport

If you miss the shuttle.

If you miss the shuttle, you can take a tricycle. The 15- to 20-minute tricycle ride will be exhilarating (i.e., it could be frightening because it is so unsafe) and should cost no more than 50 pesos, even if you’re a foreigner (unless you’re a dumb foreigner of course).

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Entrance to the Departure Lounge

The uniformed porters (the ones wearing the blue chalecos or vests) will assist you. It’s customary to tip them between 10 and 50 pesos per item that they carry inside for you. (That’s only 25 cents to US$1.25!)

While waiting for your flight.

Based on anecdotes, a third of all departing flights don’t leave at the scheduled time. You could arm yourself with some reading material or get a massage.

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Massage at Puerto Princesa airport

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Massage at Puerto Princesa airport

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Massage at Puerto Princesa airport

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Massage at Puerto Princesa airport

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Massage at Puerto Princesa airport

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Massage at Puerto Princesa airport