I plan to visit the Philippines this August. The direct flights from Colombo to Manila are quite expensive.
AirAsia has flights from Colombo but they are a point-to-point carrier. They do not have any tickets that I can buy to fly from Colombo-Kuala Lumpur-Manila. They do have Colombo-Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur - Manila tickets.
If I have one day for the transit (17 hours) how safe it is to go with separate tickets? I know it becomes my responsibility to arrange alternative transport in case of a delay, but is it safe if I have a day? I will need to exit the airport because there is a sleep over, but arrival and departure will be from same airport.
Both flights are 2 hours each. They have web check-ins. I will be carrying luggage. I will have nothing to declare in customs.
My questions are:
- If there are no direct flights, and the available single ticket offers are significantly expensive, would you consider traveling with two tickets?
- Are there any laws against it, at least any country-specific rules?
Thank you in advance.