✅ Trip Verified
| New York to Manila. Due to aircraft operational issues in Manila, this flight was rescheduled to depart and arrive two hours later than originally scheduled. We were informed of this one full week in advance. Upon arrival at check-in, I was given two surprises. One was that my pre-selected aisle seat had suddenly been changed to a middle seat. The other was that I was given a $20 meal voucher. I'm still not entirely sure whether the meal voucher was given because of the changed seat assignment or because of the later departure. At any rate, the flight departed exactly on time and arrived about 40 minutes early to Manila. This was perfect, as it meant I basically cleared customs and immigration in Manila at the scheduled arrival time. The flight safety video was restarted midway through, but from that point onward, there were no issues with the inflight entertainment seatback monitors for the remainder of the flight. Still no games available and still no subtitles for films, though (except for those which automatically came with subtitles in their original version, as was the case with some of the Filipino films). The food was fine, although it was less interesting than on my earlier flight from Manila to New York. I was also a bit disappointed that there appeared to be no peanut butter in the sauce for my caldereta. Rolls were served by placing them onto our entree boxes during meals--except that during breakfast, they seem not to have served rolls to any of us in my section. (They served rolls to people a few rows ahead of us and then just stopped.) As always, the flight attendants were pleasant and usually attentive. I got thirsty at one point during this flight as well, and yet again, when I pressed the call button, a flight attendant appeared already with a cup of water. She also agreed to getting me a cup of orange juice. The amenity kits were provided again, too, and those are always appreciated. The biggest problem, however, during this flight pertained to the lavatories. The drains for the sinks appeared to be clogged, and we ran out of toilet paper midway through the flight. I was somewhat nervous when using the lavatory at times when there was periodic turbulence, out of fear that the water standing in the sinks might spill out. Other than that, though, overall the flight was pretty good, and it really is nice to be able to get all the way from New York to Manila nonstop.