Manila, Philippines, May 2016. Terminal 4 at NAIA and all Air Asia domestic flights operate from here. The bad news is its located quite some distance from terminal 3 and a considerable distance from terminals 1 and 2. But have to fear, there is a free bus transfer between all the terminals, and its on airport territory so there’s no need to worry about getting stuck in Manila traffic jam! Its operates every 30 minutes and after handing in ones credentials to the staff, its just a matter of waiting in a rather small lounge next to the baggage belts. Passengers with tight connections shouldn’t hang around, but as I have several hours to kill before the next flight time to take a wander around the local area and grab some food, coffee and a quick exploration.
Plenty of fast food, slow food, coffee and Filipino life across the road from Terminal 4. Just turn left towards the overpass and cross. Explore, eat, drink, enjoy a little snapshot of life in Manila. I’d recommend Jollibee spaghetti and coffee, about £1. ATMs and money changers are to be found here and since that terminal fee in Puerto has all but wiped me out, now is a good time to dip into the emergency cash and change some British pounds.