Calling all travellers!

Tigerairways is having one of their SG$9.98 fare promos again!

Christmas has arrived early this year. With fares starting from S$9.98 one way, you’ll have more in your pocket to spend on the holiday you really want. Shop till you drop in Bangkok or soak in the views of Hanoi and Darwin. Whatever you want to do during these winter holidays, Tiger Airways makes sure you get the real deal.

So if you’re planning a trip home or a holiday abroad, book now!

[Edit] I think Tigerairways made a boo-boo. I tried looking for flight and lo and behold — no flights available for November 2006 onwards! Tsk.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. bchai says:

    OMG, I just looked at some of the flights (Aug / Sept) & they’re DIRT cheap. That’s insane. If I was in Manila, I’d be flying off to Singapore for the weekends…

    …like EVERY month.

    Now, THAT’s a deal. How far in advance do you have to book a flight? For example, around the Xmas holidays?

  2. nina says:

    Dear, that’s not cheap yet! I hear that during the SG$9.98 promo, the fare can go down to PHP3,500 for a ROUNDTRIP ticket! Imagine that!

    I *must* buy a ticket!

    I think with this promo, it’s usually 5-6 months ahead. You just have to make sure you’ll travel by that date or pay a lot in change fees. But otherwise, great value!

  3. Ian Brunskill says:

    Why are there no flights offered by Tiger Airways to Singapore from November 2006? Surely the route is well-supported. Does anybody know? I saw an old report from the beginning of the year that there was the possibility of Tiger Airways of being ‘grounded’ by the Philippine authorities, due to some problem of paperwork…But who knows? I’d love to know whether there is a chance that the service to Singapore will continue beyond October, but it’s so difficult to find info Down Under (thank goodness I found this site, at least).

    Hope someone can provide some info.

    Ian Brunskill
    Canberra, Australia.

  4. nina says:

    Hi Ian! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    I noticed that too, when they posted their Winter schedule: no flights to Manila. Their Manila-Macau flights had some problems earlier in the year, due to some necesserary documents or whatever that they failed to comply with or something. But the Singapore flights continued then, and eventually, the Macau flights resumed. I haven’t heard any reports about whether they’ll still continue with the flights in October. I’ll keep you posted if I do 🙂

  5. nina says:

    Btw, another alternative is Cebu Pacific, which will start their Manila-Singapore flights this September/October. They also fly from the new Budget Terminal in Singapore, and lands in NAIA in Manila, unlike Tiger Airways who docks at Clark Airport.

  6. Ian Brunskill says:

    Hi, Nina!

    Thank you for your prompt and informative reply.

    Yes, I see Cebu-Pacific will be soon be plying that route…but at some unearthly hour. Without Tiger Airways, the best bet is to fly JetStar Asia, which is a little pricier but still way better than PAL or Singapore Airlines. I recall (a long time ago…) that I paid over USD300 just to fly from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, one way. And check out how much it costs to fly that short distance between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, with Malaysian or Singapore Airlines (they have a monopoly on the route). Thank goodness for players like Tiger Air and Air Asia.

    By the way, Air Asia are still flying to Clark, albeit from KL…but if anyone is keen to get to Singapore, they could fly Clark to KL, and then get the train (or bus) down to Singapore. The train costs about USD8 one way. The train travels thre times daily (and there’s heaps of buses).

    BR/Ian

  7. nina says:

    Yeah, Cebu Pacific’s flight sched sucks. But if you look at it, if you’re flying from Manila on a Friday, you wouldn’t have to take a leave from work that day. Starting December though, Cebu Pacific will be offering two flights a day. The first flight out would be around 4pm, I think. Much better.

    Jetstar *is* expensive. Actually, the difference in their fares and PAL’s promo fares (min 3 days, max 8 days) is minimal. The difference between their fare and Cebu Pacific’s and Tiger Airways is BIG. However, I agree, they have a better flying schedule then Cebu Pac.

    I haven’t tried Air Asia yet, but I’m considering taking it for a trip next year. Their fares are good, but aside from that, the reviews I hear about them aren’t that stellar, mostly about flight cancellations without prior notification, flight delays, etc. But I think they’re working on improving their services, particularly the delays. My only complaint is that they’re also based in Clark, not NAIA.

    I’ve taken the bus & train route between Singapore and KL. It’s a great way to travel, I have to say, specially now that they have first class buses. Also, from KL, you can take the bus or train to Thailand! Well, it takes about 24 hours, but it should be quite and experience.

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