LAZY TERMINAL COUNTER
Terminal fee counter at the 2nd floor has a sign that "apologizes", saying they don't have change for bills for now. Guess what? That sign has been there forever. They're just too lazy to provide change which, as far as I know, is part of the consumer's bill of rights, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. Providing change for reasonable bill is a service that a terminal counter receiving hard-earned money should provide! You're accepting money but you're too high and mighty to offer change? There's a resounding duh somewhere there. It's a third-world mentality to believe that it's okay not to provide change, but it just isn't right.
Elsewhere at the airport, you can even buy telephone loads, or have your meal. Restaurants here are quite affordable – unlike pre-departure restaurants in most airports elsewhere. After this hall, there is another x-ray machine to check you, before the pre-departure area. All in all, getting yourself settled at the Davao International Airport is quite painless.
Shopping stalls at the 2nd floor. At the left wing (at the opposite side of the building), there is the massage stall for those who need their quick massage.
|Immigration formalities happen at these counters.|
This is the 2nd security check (after the manual check outside the building). Entrance is to your right.
|Jamelah Money Changer is found at the 2nd floor of the Departure Hall accessible after check in.|
|VIP Lounge at the pre-departure area.|
This is the hallway leading to the terminal fee counter (PhP200/person), just after the escalator ride to the 2nd floor.
|International Predeparture Lounge (Gate 3) is mostly unoccupied.|
|Domestic Predeparture Area near Gates 7,8 and 9.|
|Breastfeeding Station and Toddler's Corner|
|At the Toddler's Corner is this play room if you need to de-stress your restless tots.|
|The single conveyor for your baggage.|
|Arrival Hall is also the baggage claim area which is mostly spare.|
|You come out of the Arrival Hall here, cross the narrow lane to the waiting bay where taxis and well wishers wait.|
|From your exit, there's a taxi bay queuing near the waiting shed. Beside it is a row of restaurants and food shops, probably owned by one person.|
|Taxi Bay in front of the arrival area.|
|This is the enclosed restaurant with AC. You can order a limited number of entries here. Most items on the menu has "NA" written on them.|
|If you're on a protracted wait for flight announcements, this restaurant is the perfect place to kill time because of the cool atmosphere. No wifi, but there's a loud speaker that blares updates of flights and arrivals.|
|Chicken sandwich at PhP120.|
|You can also wait here at one of the waiting sheds with a very uncomfortable linear bar subbing as a chair.|
|From a distance, this durian sculpture with people inside the pods seem amazing. Take a closer look and you realize the bevy of joyless characters inside this Durian fruit.|