The terminal fee at the Diosdado Macapagal Airport is also cheaper compared to NAIA. However, there's really not much to do there and it really feels like a domestic airport. Wish the government could fix this soon. Even Boracay's Caticlan Airport looks way way way better than this.
Let me tell you more about our Macau trip in my succeeding entries. For now, I'll fast forward to our flight back home.
Contrary to the easy and breezy flight that we have experienced earlier, our flight home was a different story. We left Macau in the afternoon and since we had a busy day, I fell asleep even before the plane took off. I just woke up when I felt major turbulence and the fasten seat belt sign was beeping continuously for about 15 minutes. Then, the unthinkable happened...
Our plane dove down due to the strong winds and we're guessing it also went inside an air pocket. People began shouting just like how it was in a roller coaster and even the flight attendants had fear written all over their faces. I just held on to Paul and began praying. This went on for about 30 minutes -- up and down, up and down. I can even hear our hand carry bags getting jumbled up inside the overhead cabins. Finally, the plane got out of the air pocket and while the way home wasn't still as smooth as we're hoping it to be, there were no more frightening episode that happened after. Still, the shook me up and I don't think I'll be flying Air Asia anytime soon.
So, will I book with Air Asia Philippines again? Maybe not. Why? Honestly, I feel that Air Asia is perfect for those living up north where traveling to NAIA will take hours and it would make better sense to just fly out via Clark.
It's also good for those who travels light as you don't have to worry about purchasing additional luggage weight thus fully enjoying the cheap rates. Lastly, it's great for seasoned budget traveler who do not mind not getting the frills which includes waiting at a nice airport, getting better "well-taken-cared-of" service and what's important is being able to head to your next destination the cheapest way possible.
Note: Apparently, Air Asia Philippines has ceased operations to Macau. Thus to get there, you can fly to Hong Kong and take the ferry boat to Macau. More on that in my next entries.