Muni-Muni at NAIA Terminal 37:47 PM
|Muni-muni sa Terminal 3. Waiting for the counter to open.|
The first time I flew out of Terminal 3, it was just a couple of weeks open to the public. I remember only three concessionaires were open on the fourth floor. They were mini-stop, dimsum n' dumplings, and yellow cab pizza. After immigration, there was a delifrance and a red ribbon kiosk. That was it. The rest of the terminal seemed to have been boarded up.
There were about two or was it three airlines flying out of there, too - Cebu pacific and PAL express. The joke that time was fly out of a nice terminal but on a budget airline. Ouch.
The last time I flew out of Terminal 3 was last nov 30. It was early in the morning and it was the first flight out. I didn't get to explore their airport as much as I would've wanted, with catching some zzzzs being more the pressing need.
As I now sit in my little corner, I look around the terminal and see it brimming with life! It's a whole different now than when itseemed like a hollow box we walk through to get to the planes.
Now, there are shops like Victoria Secret! The chains are here - KFC, Wendy's, Chowking, McDonald's, and of course, Jollibee. There's a 7-11, a food hall, and even a Starbucks! Even local favorite "Mary Grace' has set up shop. It now even has an airport lounge, 'The Wings!'
Other international carriers are now operating from terminal 3, too. Emirates, KLM, and Cathay Pacific to name some.
I must admit that there are things that still need to improve, like the perpetually non-working escalators among other things.
But from what I am seeing right now, I guess Terminal 3 isn't so bad anymore.
|Terminal 3 now has a transit lounge called 'The Wings.'|
|The Golden Arches are now at Terminal 3, just too happy to serve us! Weee!|
|More food choices for everyone! Homegrown brands like Chowking, Tapa King, and Max's can be found at the Food Hall.|
|Lo and behold, there's something very much like a department store at Terminal 3! Not to mention a Starbucks!|