Interesting offer I received this morning from Cathay Pacific … one of my all time favorite trans-Pacific airlines:
U.S. to Hong Kong First Class*
Lay back in first-class with a round-trip plane ticket to Hong Kong for just $2,000 (regularly $25,940)! Fly from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco in a seat that reclines to a full, 81"-long bed.
Wow! that’s like almost $24,000 off! Great deal.
But Dave, you say,aren’t you missing something here? The flights are to Hong Kong, not the Philippines.
True that, but it’s easy and cheap to fly from Hong Kong to the Philippines and back. Check out Cebu Pacific. It’s pretty easy to find Hong Kong/Manila fares for about $100 USD.
Now, of course, maybe even $2200 or so is too much fare for your budget. Or perhaps the time constraints on this offer are too strict. No problem. We here at PhilFAQS can still help you find the lowest fares.
One way is to visit one of our recommend providers, Ed Mabunga Travel International. Ed and his family operate a full service travel agency out of the Salt Lake City area and I have personally used their services and been well satisfied., Ed “knows” Philippine travel and he knows what US travelers need, coming and going. Several close friends and also my son have used Ed for their Philippines trips and they were all very happy with Ed’s services as well. Recommended. (Note, I have no financial interest in this company nor do I receive remuneration for this recommendation or any airfares you may decide to purchase from them)
(note: Not long ago several readers reported difficulty with reaching Ed via email. I have been emailing Ed regularly and never had a problem …Ed’s email provider, though, seems to have difficulty in operating along with Yahoo Mail addresses, so perhaps this is part of the perceived problem? I frequently have the problem here at PhilFAQS that people write me with a question and when I answer them their email box is full, or closed, or otherwise rejects me. I don’t know, though, if this could be a factor in the reports I have received, as I said he always responds very quickly to me .. and if in doubt, use the toll free number: 1-888-MABUNGA-)
Way number two, and I always think intelligent people should shop and compare, is to contact another of my recommended suppliers, Travelph.com This company is located in Los Angeles and Manila and is owned and operated by an old friend, Manny Paez (also head on Manila Forwarders LLC). I only recommend companies I would use myself, and TravelPH is the company who sold us the tickets to move to the Philippine sin the first place, back in 2006. They are a full-service company, run by Filipino-Americans who know the markets and can usually help you find the lowest fares. And they’re friendly and helpful and use the principles of geography smartly, you should always get an answer if you phone them, because if it’s middle of the nigh in LA, the Manila office should answer. Again, I’ve used them personally and recommend them. (Note, I have no financial interest in this company nor do I receive remuneration for this recommendation or any airfares you may decide to purchase from them)
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