The stairs leading from the arrival curbside to the departure curbside at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1
Passengers who decide to park and fly out of NAIA Terminal 1, that is, park their cars at the parking lot just in front of the building and walk to the departure area, will have to haul their luggage up these narrow steps to reach their destination. There are no elevators nor escalators for their convenience.
There used to be an escalator going up to the departure lobby from the arrival lobby but the upstairs landing has since been blocked by an X-ray machine, rendering it inaccessible. Oddly enough, the escalator going in the opposite direction is fully functional.
This is just one reason why the NAIA Terminal 1 ranks at the bottom of satisfaction surveys performed on airports across Southeast Asia.
The overnight parking fee, however, is a bargain at PHP 50 a night. If you want to avail of this service, notify the guard at the entrance to the parking lot of your intent. He will direct you to a parking space near the guard shack, and he wiil then take down your particulars for his records.
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