Did you know that you can easily get stranded in Batanes? That’s what happened to Annalyn Jusay when she traveled to Batanes via Asian Spirit, and experienced five cancellations and an extended stay in Batanes.
Why did this happen? Only Asian Spirit handles the flights to and from Batanes.
Asian Spirit only has a certain number of plans, and they make only a certain number of flights to Batanes. And if the weather gets iffy during those few times, well… don’t be surprised if you actually see a plane turn away from Batanes and head back to Manila.
Here are some Batanes Travel Tips:
1. Be prepared in case Asian Spirit suddenly cuts the number of times they fly to Batanes. Yes, it can happen. Right in the middle of your trip. Right after you planned to return on a weekday no longer serviced by Asian Spirit.
2. Tell your colleagues you’ll be gone for 10 days, even if you actually planned to stay in Batanes for just 3 nights.
3. Bring enough cash to handle the extended/forced stay.
4. Travel during the two good months. (Annalyn, what are those two months?)
Anyway, here’s hoping future travelers to Batanes will have a happier experience.