expired Sydney to MANILA $179.70 Return (Sep 2017- March 2018) Via Cebu Pacific Air

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Sydney to MANILA $110 + Return $69.70 = $179.70 (Sep 01 2017 - March 2018)

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  • +2 votes

    Cheap flights from Manila to other destinations like Dubai, Japan, etc,

    NOTE: It's Cebu pacific, not scoot

  • -1 vote

    Thanks but there are literally 0 69.70 seats between Sep to Mar 31 (for Sydney to Manila). I checked. Lowest now is around 5199 pesos ~ 157 AUD.
    Managed to grab second last seat for day of travel in Oct for $110 though :). Damn those Sydney to Hanoi prices are cheap….

    • +2 votes

      there are plenty of $110 Sydney to Manila seats available still. You didn't check real well.

      • -1 vote

        No for the day i was travelling. I was talking about return leg tickets —- zilch bottom cheap tickets…

        • +2 votes

          Just had a look. Took all of 60 seconds. Theres always people like you who don't check properly than whinge.

          Sep 5 - Sep 12 is $179.73 as advertised! (7.48AM 17/04/17)

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          @xconcepx: Sorry i should have qualified my statement. I checked the period i was after — Sept 2017 to end of mar 2018. Not whinging. Saying what i saw as i checked each day from the period sep 19th onwards.

        • +1 vote

          @smurfinaus:

          again just had a quick look. Nov 15 - Nov 23 179.73 as advertised. Not sure why you can't find it! (17/04/17 16.05PM)

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      What cheap flights to hanoi quick search showing 900 return with cebu airlines

  • +1 vote

    Booked late November no problem all good

  • +6 votes

    For these prices, I would seriously look at doing it just for TRS refund.

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    Yeah nice deal, but gee whiz they have increased their baggage charges.

    $55 each way for 20kg, $80 for 30kg. It was about $30 for 30kg when I flew about 2 years ago.

  • +2 votes

    Group Ozbargain trip to walking street??…

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    Just thought I'd add that the base fare is only $16.18 return so this is as cheap as it gets these days (for comparison, the $143 I paid years ago had a base fare of $17.50). The web admin fee is inflated though…

    Note that foreigners don't pay the hefty travel tax either.

  • +1 vote

    Nice later Nov to 21 of December !! Shame for the 40$ travel tax though

  • -2 votes

    $110 for bags!

    Spend $?? bucks on clothes there, bin them when you leave!

    • +4 votes

      or give them to those who want it. plenty that might take fee clothes.

      • +2 votes

        Exactly. I always seek out ways to donate my clothing when I leave them abroad. Usually a store like Uniqlo will take them and donate.

        Far better to give clothing to someone that needs them rather than selfishly confining them to the trash heap.

  • +1 vote

    Just got back from there from a 9 week trip just over a month ago and all already planning a mid year and end of year trip there again using these promo deals. Just bring your own entertainment and snack on the plane and sleep most of it and its not a bad 7.5hr flight. The cheap bus trips getting to thedestinations around the islands will usually take longer then the flight there.
    Im a scuba diver/photographer and haul heavy gear so Im usually stuck ordering the 40kg luggage + 15-20Kg sports gear getting there and back. Then use the ROROs and ferries to get to the further islands including Cebu at the lowest price and use the money saved for activities. Ie. $40AU for a 22hr ferry ride from Manila to Cebu with 75kg luggage allowance, 3 meals and bed vs $260AU 1.5hr flight with same amount of luggage. The savings good for 2-3 days of activities and accomodation.

    • +2 votes

      I would rather pay the $220 more to not waste a whole day there on a boat getting sea sick…

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      I never knew the long journey to Cebu would be cheaper than the shorter journey to Coron! It seems the price with some companies varies according to the day (e.g. http://travel.2go.com.ph/index.asp). Thanks for the tip.

      I personally don't carry any check-in luggage and get extremely sea sick so unfortunately I'm kind of in the same boat as ego2spare (though I'd only pay the usual in-advance price of $60 or less to fly AirAsia, maybe more in typhoon season :)).

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      Just paid $63 return manila to cebu with no luggage but not expensive for luggage on domestic there so not sure where you get $260 from.

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        Ticket price varies on day, time and if there's promo or not. I was trying to purchase the ticket same week I needed to fly to Manila and do a photoshoot in Batangas late Feb. Prices Cebu to Manila were starting from around p8500 + p1232 for 40kg luggage. I took the ferry option instead for just over p1600 for cabin class.

  • +3 votes

    Word of caution, you get what you pay for. I've had terrible experiences with Cebu Air…

    Double check your booking -
    On the final confirmation screen their website crashed, then refreshed to where I was, but everything reset back to default. $250 lesson later for not reading the fine print and assuming nothing changed.

    On our return flight a 4 hour delay on the Red Eye because a pilot was sick, with our only compensation a small box filled with sugar snacks…
    They will also leave without notice if you don't board in time - including if its from a connecting cebu air flight.

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      Yeah your first problem happened to me as well, but when I refreshed the page it said the booking is "pending" and gave a booking reference number. I entered the booking reference number (and other details) to check its status and it said "Confirmed". Just to clarify, are you saying you double-booked?

      The "blank screen" issue after payment has apparently been going on for years…

      Another important gotcha is the ridiculous departure time of 12.05 am from Manila. I can imagine some people have miscalculated their connections based on this…

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        Did you manage to get your money back?

        I didn't double book. I went through all 7-8 pages selecting my options for time, luggage, food etc etc then as I clicked to the final payment screen the website froze (buffering thing in the centre) then auto-refreshed to the final stage with everything changed. I didn't notice which is my $250 lesson, but I also wasn't given a confirmation of "This flight, this time".
        After my payment was processed and I got the email, I called but they refused to change anything without fee's. Their loss on a repeat customer I guess.

    • +1 vote

      I've flown with Cebu a lot, and most of my experiences have been fine. One thing you can always count on is they will be late. Don't think I've ever had a domestic flight leave on time, international are only slightly better.
      They do give warnings if you are checked in, but no airline will wait indefinitely for passengers, even on connecting flights. Just claim it from your travel insurance.

      What sort of compensation do you expect from a budget airline for a few hours delay?

      Overall I recommend them as a great budget way to get to your destination, just never assume they will run to schedule. And the food is crap, except for the cream cheese rolls, those things are like crack.

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    At Manila airport, walk like you know where you are going, avoid eye contact and don't speak to anyone you don't have to. Any offer of "help" is going to wind up costing you should you accept.

    Use the yellow airport taxis, get one from the service desk who will record the drivers number in case of any problems.

    Avoid taxis lurking around hotels and other attractions. Hail a moving one and insist on the meter, "special deals" are likely to be at least double what you should pay. If possible print out your route from Google maps and use a highlight pen, show this to the driver and your chances of going the long way around are drastically reduced.

    Look at the hotel taxi list of fixed prices for various destinations, any taxi hailed in the street should be well under these prices.

    Philippine scammers, whilst not as sophisticated as their Thai counterparts still need careful attention.

  • -1 vote

    what's wrong with the website? can't search for flights. give up

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    No cheap flights left that are less than a month apart for the return trip.