I’ve been away for a couple days (had a lovely trip to Davao City, more will follow) but I came across two items of interest to those who might want to travel and save money. These offers will not last long, but the first one, in particular, is an exceptional saving, so I’m putting them up there for those who might be able to tale advantage. (by the way I have no business relationship with these companies and I don’t make a penny if you chose to avail (sad to say) so you don’t have to worry about making me rich if you buy)
Deep, Deep Discount Fares to and FROM the Philippines:
Philippine Airlines is launching its "Way to Go" promo on Monday, June 1, by offering round-trip, economy fares for 20 trans-Pacific and regional routes starting at US$98.
(yes you read that right, round trips as low as $98 USD Note the dates below)
The promo fare, which excludes government taxes, will be available for sale from June 1 to 5, 2009. The travel period is September 1 to Dec. 25, 2009 for five trans-Pacific destinations (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Honolulu and Vancouver) and July 1 to Nov. 30, 2009 for 12 regional destinations, including Australia. (Notice the buying window is very limited, I can safely predict these fares will disappear in a heartbeat).
The promo covers Manila outbound tickets, as well as Narita-bound flights from Cebu. It requires that return flights should be dated no more than 21 days after departure for tickets to the US , Canada and Australia . For other destinations, trip must be completed within eight days.
The regional points covered by the promo include Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore, Saigon, Jakarta, Shanghai, Osaka, Beijing, Fukuoka, Nagoya, as well as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.
Customers can avail of the promo through PAL’s web site, philippineairlines.com, at any PAL ticket office or accredited travel agents.
Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours after getting a confirmed booking, but not later than June 5, 2009.
More Good deals on Cebu Pacific:
CEB offers 3-day seat sale for July, August travel
Domestic fares from P588 all-in; International fares from P1,388
Cebu Pacific (CEB) will launch a 3-day seat sale on May 27 to 29, 2009 with fares as low as P588 for domestic and P1,388 for international flights valid for travel from July 1 to August 31, 2009. CEB is allocating more than 200,000 seats for this seat sale.
A one-way ‘Go Lite’ fare of P1,388 is applied for Clark to Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and Bangkok; Manila to Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Min, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei; Cebu to Hong Kong and Singapore.
CEB is offering a P2,288 one-way ‘Go Lite’ fare for its Manila to Incheon (Seoul) and Cebu to Incheon, Busan, and Jakarta services…
As an example of just how good a deal you can make with domestic travel 9and to and from some international locations as well), five of us flew Manila to Davao City and back last week for a total of PhP 8,800. Not each, all in for all five of us. These are special “Go Lite” fares that only allow 7 kg of carry-on baggage per passenger (no you can not carry on a 14kg bag for two people, it’s one piece of carry-on per pax, 7 kg max)., but how much do you really need to take? (you can check bags for a few hundred pesos more). A lot of people love to hate Cebu pacific but I have used them many times now and if you look at the level of service you get and the price you are paying, they are a lot more of a blessing than a curse, believe me. The same flight on a competing airline would have been several hundred USD each. ‘Nuf said There is a fare sale going on right now on http://www.cebupacificair.com/aboutus/press/2009/05262009.html These seats go quick, and no wonder, they are a great bargain.
Just in case you want to fly this summer ……