For those intending to travel to the Philippines from U.S. and Canada, there are many airlines offering both direct and codeshared flights. For passengers traveling to the Philippines with flight itineraries involving more than one carrier (through connecting flights), it is best to inquire at the airport’s check-in counter if checked-in baggages need to be checked-out and checked-in again at the connection point, or if the baggages just need to be picked-up at the passengers’ destination.
Here is a shortlist of airlines serving flights from the U.S. and Canada to the Philippines (and back):
(Canada) 1-888-247-2262; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-840-4626 to 28
Frequent Flyer: Aeroplan
Known to have the most extensive flights available from Canada to the Philippines and back, Air Canada offer international flights from all over Canada to the Philippines via Vancouver and Toronto. There are daily flights are available with stopovers: in Hong Kong, China; Narita, Japan), and Seoul, Korea.
(U.S.) 1-800-433-7300; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-817-8645
Frequent Flyer: AAdvantage
American Airlines has an extensive U.S. network and codeshare agreement with other Asian airlines to fly their U.S. passengers to Manila, Philippines and other key cities in the country.
(U.S) 1-800-227-4262; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-892-5688 to 89, (Cebu Philippines) +63-32-342-8066 to 67, (Pampanga, Philippines) +63-45-599-6657 to 78
Frequent Flyer: Asiana Club
Asiana Airlines is the second major carrier of South Korea. It has flights from Canada to Manila via Vancouver. In the U.S., Asiana has a significant number of flights from major U.S. cities to the Philippines.
Cathay Pacific Airways
(U.S.) 1-800-233-2742; (Canada) 1-800-268-6868; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-757-2436 to 37, (Cebu, Philippines) +63-32-231-3747, (Davao, Philippines) +63-82-222-8901
Frequent Flyer: Asia Miles
Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, services three of the largest U.S. cities New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco with direct flights to the Philippines. The other cities have partnerships with regional airline companies to fly passengers to the Philippines. Cathay Pacific has daily flights directly traveling to the Philippines via its two biggest cities, Toronto and Vancouver. It also has many codeshare flights with other airline companies in Canada to passengers to Canadian cities not serviced directly by the airline.
(U.S. and Canada) 1-800-447-4747; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-889-6440
Frequent Flyer: Skymiles
Delta Airlines service flights to Manila from both the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., it has direct access to and from Manila with its own fleet. It also offers multi-city flights in and out of major Canadian cities through direct and codeshare agreements with other airline companies.
(U.S. and Canada) 1-800-695-1188; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-753-1380 to 82
Frequent Flyer: Evergreen Club
Eva Air, Taiwan’s major flag carrier, has daily flights from four major U.S. cities Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York to Taiwan. Then, Eva Air takes the passengers from Taiwan to Manila. In Canada, Eva Air services Vancouver direct to Taiwan; while passengers from other Canadian cities take a partner airline to reach a connecting flight going to Manila. From Taiwan, Eva Air takes North American passengers to Manila. Flights are available daily.
(U.S. and Canada) 1-800-525-3663; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-886-6868
Frequent Flyer: JAL Mileage Bank
Japan Airlines has extensive available flights in several U.S. cities, whether direct or codeshared flights. Japan Airlines services Vancouver and Toronto in Canada. From Vancouver, the airlines has direct flights to Tokyo. From Toronto, passengers need to disembark through Chicago to take a codeshared flight to Toronto.
(U.S. and Canada) 1-800-438-5000; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-893-4909
Frequent Flyer: Skypass
Korean Air, South Korea’s flag carrier, has several service areas in the U.S. and it service direct flights to Seoul thrice a week. It also services two the Canadian cities Vancouver and Toronto. From Seoul, passengers bound for the Philippines can avail of several daily flights to Manila.
(U.S. and Canada) 1-800-435-9725; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-818-4914 and +63-2-816-4302, (Cebu, Philippines) +63-32-252-8412 and +63-2-252-8917, (Davao, Philippines) +63-82-224-6977
Frequent Flyer: Mabuhay Miles
Philippine Airlines, the Philippines’ flag carrier, has multi-city, daily flights from all over the U.S. to major Philippine cities. The airline also services thrice weekly flights in and out of Vancouver to Manila. These flights connect passengers to regional airports in the Philippines including Cebu and Davao.
(U.S) 1-800-742-3333; (Canada) 1-800-387-0038; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-756-8888, +63-2-756-8877, and +63-2-756-8899, (Cebu, Philippines) +63-32-232-6211, (Davao, Philippines), +63-82-221-1039, +63-82-224-5608
Frequent Flyer: KrisFlyer
Singapore Airlines has flights available from the Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. It also flies in and out of Canada via Vancouver. From these cities, passengers can get a connecting flight to Manila and other Philippine destinations serviced by Singapore Airlines from Singapore.
(U.S. and Canada) 1-800-426-5204; (Manila, Philippines) +63-2-812-4744
Frequent Flyer: Royal Orchid Plus
Thai Airways have flights from New York and Los Angeles to the Philippines via codesharing with other airlines. Passengers coming from Canada get connecting flights to Canada from the U.S.