Over 160 flights cancelled due to bad weather
Carriers offer refunds, rebooking
MANILA, Philippines -- Many people took extraordinary measures on Tuesday just to get to the Ninoy Aquino international airport for their scheduled flights.
Some rode on trucks, others took pedicabs to get past traffic gridlock and floods.
But some still got soaked along with their suitcases.
One foreign tourist bound for Davao was not spared.
"I'm going to Davao, coming from Norway. So excited, it's more fun in the Philippines," said the tourist.
These tourists spent P700 to P1,500 for their pedicab ride to the airport.
"One thousand five hundred ang siningil sa amin, may kasamang tulak pa ko dun ah," said one local tourist.
All of those efforts went to waste.
More than 160 international and domestic flights were cancelled due to the bad weather.
There were some flights that did push through, but not all of the passengers made it in time.
Several overseas Filipino workers were supposed to fly to Taiwan, but they missed their plane,
They now have to re-book and find a place to stay while waiting for the next flight out.
Philippine airlines, Cebu Pacific and Tiger Air have all waived rebooking charges to assist passengers affected by Tuesday's cancellations.
The carriers are also allowing refunds for those who no longer want to push through with their flights.