I’ve written here before about Jetstar Airways, a discount carrier that flies between manila and Singapore … and from Singapore all over Asia. I’m signed up for Jetstar’s email offer service and I just got a notice about them expanding service between Melbourne Australasia and Singapore (via Darwin). Just for fun I ran an availability check for a round trip in May and June 2008 … total fares come up to less the AUD 350 dollars, all-in (except for a few mote dollars Philippine airport fees, I think).
This is the kind of airline who charges for all services … a can of soda or even a checked bag (the price I worked up was a carry-on only fare) … but that’s ok if you are looking for cheap fares. This is a flight of no small distance .. nearly 4,000 miles, and in terms of what one has to pay in North America, dirt cheap.
So all you Australian readers who have been out there ‘sitting on the fence’ about a trip to the Philippines? Book now and make yourself happy!