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| Tried it's best to ruin my trip home. Was traveling from Iloilo through Manila to Vancouver. The Manila airport caused a nearly 2.5-hour delay for the plane to go from Iloilo to Manila. First, the plane was about an hour late leaving Manila, then had to wait over an hour extra in Iloilo for a landing slot in Manila. This delay then resulted in my missing my Vancouver flight. The PAL staff found another flight through San Francisco that would get me home the same day. Rush through immigration, security and security to finally wait at the gate. Everything looks good, board the plane on time. Sit on the plane for close to 1.5 hours before finally getting to take off. Due to this delay, PAL decided to change the SFO to YVR flight to the next morning. Seriously do not attempt to transit through this airport without at least 6 hours of layover. The airport will do it's very best to ruin your trip. This airport has many other problems. It is split into multiple terminal buildings. In a proper airport, the airport would offer frequent shuttle service between terminals. At MNL, the airlines have to offer the shuttles and they are far less frequent. The shuttles have to use public roads to get between terminals. Going from terminal 1 to terminal 2 even involves a U-turn to get to the departures level. The cellphone carriers in PH are even worse than in Canada. They will only offer wifi if you have a PH phone number, and even then it is only for a limited period of time. The airport security is lacking, so for major international flights, the airlines have to perform a proper security check. After going through the final security check at the gate, you would need to leave and go through it again if you need to use the washroom or buy something. Other things that are severely lacking, are the food choices near the gates, the lack of places to charge devices, the difficulty buying anything without Philippine money and staff that are in no hurry for anything. When arriving in terminal 1 from another country, you need to go through immigration. The line was very long and chaotic. The staff tried to treat all lines as equal. Most lines had two people working and one line only had one person working. There was no effort to balance this out. This airport feels like they saw airports in movies and then used that information to build MNL. I would be shocked if they studied any other airports before designing this one.