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  1. 2 miles thats not even a 30 minute walk or is there something I don't know?

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  2. I had exact similar experience and it was very tiring and I saw many tourists in same predicament. Local Filipinos usually wait it out for couple of hours. I negotiated for 800 pesos to Shaw Blvd. Tune Hotel but did not know about the Blue Booth, took the ride from a the touts in front of the doorway. Thanks for the info, next time, will use the booth or hope Duterte becomes the president and he will sort the mess out in a day 🙂

    The reason they say for high price is, due to shortage of taxis, if they keep the rate low, everyone will use it. This mess will be sorted out hopefully soon

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  3. Brings back memories…Geez….Even more of a rip since 06! I might just walk the 2 miles. Pisses me off—maybe just me. If I find the 330…then ok

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  4. Steve you may already have heard of this from comments from other vlogger's' videos. You can take either Uber or Grab in most major cities in the Philippines. They are professional and have clean cars. The cars are actually owned by the drivers and thus they take pride in their service. I believe there is some regulation at the corporate level. The main difference is that Uber only takes credit cards while Grab only takes cash. You have the option at looking at the driver's and car's description before you accept. This eliminates all the haggling. I've not heard of anything negative so far. The rates seem comparable to street taxis. Hope this helps.

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  5. You just answered all my taxi questions. I fly into Manila in April and now I know how and where to get a coupon taxi. Thanks, great job. Jon

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  6. Wow that's crazy i hate people overcharging taxi fares. Steve how about taxis in cebu airport is it like manila that you need to haggle?

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  7. I with you I would pay 330 then stand in a hour line for 70, when I go I will be looking for the coupon taxi .

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  8. thanks for the tip , I land t3 Saturday night , did you notice what the fare for malate was

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  9. Nice Kuya im doin the same thing…

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  10. Nice educational info for everyone, thanks Steve.

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  11. What are you doing in Manila? Are you leaving Dumaguette?

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  12. I have that hotel booked also when I come this video helps me a lot. Thanks Steve!

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  13. A video on the Red Planet Aseana would be awesome! Please lol.

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  14. So where is the coupon taxi stand located?

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  15. love thermal 3 i like to fly ana airlines because they land termal in 3 and my flight to butuan leaves phil airlines termal 3 no taxi needed

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  16. I agree Steve, you have to go for the LEAST hosing. Just have to accept getting hosed. Thanks for the informative video. BTW, your videos keep getting better and I like your style, getting tired of people who pass themselves off as "experts". I always feel like I am learning with you as we go along.

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  17. LOL what a clusterfuck…Getting hosed is not more fun in the Philippines. 500php = $10.50usd.  330php is $6.93usd.  At least you saved about $3.57.

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  18. That one guy should have taken the 400. Business must be good if he can turn down that amount. I'm glad he did though, you saved some with the coupon taxi.

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  19. Steve…I will be looking for your footprints when I arrive as I will be flying Cebu Pacific also and arriving at Term #3 and staying at the Red Planet the night of April 3rd.  Once you are there feel free to share any tips you have not covered in your previous Tune hotel review..  The rooms will be the same size, but maybe the amenities will be a little different.  If I say I know you will I get an extra pillow?

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  20. Good info Steve thank you for the vid. I have heard about the Manila taxi screw, I avoid going to Manila if I can.

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  21. Thanks for the practical info, Steve. Thumbs up!

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  22. Great information Steve. I have been bitten there many times.
    Next question.
    How do I get a cab from terminal1 on Friday evening. The traffic is so congested the taxis seem to avoid the airport.

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  23. If i was you i take Uber. It much better then taxi. research it. You thank me later :)

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  24. Travis Kraft had a vlog on how to get from pt. A to pt. B conviniently using a Grab or Uber. Rates are better and the service are professional.

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  25. Good advice!!! Thanks to the helpful airport officer, you got yourself out of a potentially sticky predicament with the "hosing" thing.

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  26. So familiar to us. We took a white taxi in Manila at our hotel and agreed a price. While driving the price was constantly changing ! I almost fall into to trap of discussing with the driver but I just said to him : or I pay you the price we agreed, or you just stop here and you will get not one peso. At the end we just paid the agreed price from the hotel to the airport. Sometimes you have really to be firm. We don't have that problem in Cebu. And I mean really never. If you are with your wife or girlfriend, let her first to negociate while you are out of the picture and the drive will be much cheaper 😉 . Thank you Steve for sharing.

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  27. Excellent info Steve.  I love your candor and interaction with the Filipinos.  Best Airport taxi info I have seen yet.  You are polite but firm and that is how you have to be in order to survive.

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  28. Steve, very informative….thanks for sharing.

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  29. Steve, you should have gone to the arrival section of Terminal 3 and pickup white taxi. They recently allowed white taxis to pick up at that location.  Still you should be aware that you need to demand the meter be used.  A good method I have used is to say I give you meter plus 50php-negotiate if higher if needed.  Depending on time of day.  Plus you must be aware of all the potential taxi scams.  Another option is Grab Taxi.Yellow airport taxi's generally safer but they are also subject to scams.  Just need to make sure when you step in they set meter.  If not don't get in  and get the next one.

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  30. another very familiar place! l did wait in line for 30 minutes and went all the way to las pinas very cheeply, got an honest guy so we tipped him good! man, you're making me want to be there!

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  31. They see your pearly white face and know you may not know better. lol

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  32. You have a lot of patience. I think I would have said more than , that's too much. I think the problem is time, distance, money. I usually stay at Swagman Hotel http://www.swagman.theorientalhotels.com/ while in Manila. They have free airport pickup and free airport transport. They stand there with a sign with your name on it. You get in the van and go.

    Granted the hotel is in Ermita so it is about a 20 minute ride. However it's a lot easier to deal with. Once at the hotel it's walking distance to Robinsons Mall. What if you want to go to Mall of Asia? Just take a taxi. Since you are no longer at the airport a ride from Ermita to Mall of Asia is not expensive. You just gotta make sure they run the meter.

    I previously mentioned you can take a van from the hotel doorstep to a hotel doorstep in Angeles City for 500 pesos.

    Those manila airport rip off folks wanted 850 pesos to go 2 kilometers. Amazing.

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  33. In which terminal is the coupon taxis? is this in same terminal where cebupacific air arrive?

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  34. haha.. the lady that quoted 850 peso.. I remember seeing her back in November.

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  35. Steve I second saggest the Grab and Uber App on your Smartphone.
    like on Uber you can see the rate of destination from point A to point B before you Uber a mobile transport.
    ????

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  36. Maybe this might be an option if you are just in Manila to change planes; http://jipang-group.com/thewings/

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  37. Just a great video.  Talk about a hosing.  Everyone wants to rip you off.  I know too well.

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  38. You can't get better info about taxi drivers in the Philippines than shown in this video.

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  39. thanks steve.i always land at terminal 3.via Cebu air.i never knew about coupon taxis.regards adrian

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  40. you still overpaid.. the white taxis outside(just walk 10 minutes outside the airport) will cost you 100 to 150 pesos to aseana.. i usually just walk all the way to aseana if i have no luggage..

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  41. the arrogant lady who asks for 850.. jeez. the greed of some people. thats like 18 US dollars… for what 3 kilometers? probably cheaper in tokyo

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  42. I was told 1,500 pesos just to go to Makati…….I was still cheated but had to pay a flat rate taxi 440 pesos

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  43. HA, perfect video, I am off to Red Planet tomorrow! thanks x

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