[Crossposted] Japan’s Narita Airport vs Philippines’ NAIA: Web check-in ease and hurdles
I just recently came back from the Philippines. For both outbound and inbound flights, we checked-in online. The smooth check-in at Narita was in stark contrast to the stressful check-in at NAIA. In fact, while Narita airport prioritized the passengers’ welfare and convenience, NAIA went to the opposite direction, taking giant steps to make sure departing passengers, especially the citizens, feel the last hurdles of leaving the third world. I mapped out my experience.
Narita Airport’s web check-in:3 simple steps for both foreigners and Japanese
NAIA’s web check-in : 8 complicated steps for Filipinos only. Foreigners can skip step 3 and filling out of forms in step 6
Travelers to Manila : Be careful of the so-called “web check-in”. They are actually more complicated than regular check-in. Read my full entry : On my balikbayan box problems, airport hassles and more