Cebu Pacific Piso fares to Xiamen

I was all set to post something else, but this Cebu Pacific just came in:

Fly to Xiamen, China for as low as ONE PESO!

Visit Xiamen, famous for being an ancestral home to overseas Chinese, including some of the Philippines great Taipans.

The seat sale will run from December 10 to 16, 2007 and may be availed for travel from January 1 to March 31, 2008.

The one-way fare is exclusive of government taxes, applicable surcharges and non-refundable.

Upon checking Cebu Pacific’s website, I found out that Cebu Pacific is increasing their flight frequency to Macau.

Cebu Pacific (CEB) will expand its Manila-Macau-Manila operations from three times weekly to daily to meet rising demand.

Initially, the Manila-Macau service will have an additional Sunday flight beginning January 13, 2008 and will become a daily service on June 6, 2008.

Fares to Macau start at P1,499 one way, exclusive of taxes and surcharges.


Cebu Pacific’s really making it hard for us NOT to travel, eh? Too bad they’re not making it easy for us to make more money. XD

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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.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. davidd (aka puuikibeach) says:

    Less than forty bucks (US) to fly from Manila to Macau? I don’t get it… how do you guys get all these super-cheap air fares? I mean, with oil at ninety dollars a barrel, aviation fuel has to cost about the same everywhere in the world. Buying and operating the planes is expensive. So, what, do the flight attendants and pilots work for free? Or is every other airline… particularly airlines servicing the US… ripping us off?

    The least expensive flight from Honolulu to Macau right now is on JAL, at $2100 round trip. Honolulu to Manila is $1500 on Korean Air and almost $1800 on everything else. London is just shy of $1300, and Sydney is about $2400. A quick flight to one of the neighbor islands in Hawaii, a 45-minute hop, is… oh, look, it’s on sale, for about a hundred dollars.

    Honestly… I want to move to The Philippines. It sounds like a traveler’s paradise when it comes to air fares.

  2. nina says:

    Well you have to understand that the fare they stated is just for a one-way ticket sans tax. So you’d have to multiply the fare by 2, then add the appropriate taxes and fees. Low cost carriers usually don’t include the Philippine travel tax (only for local residents), so you’d still have to pay Php1,620 at the airport, along with the Php750 airport tax. The fare would probably come out around Php6,500 for an international flight around the region.

    You also have to understand that the airlines only have limited seats for fares in this class. You might end up with a Php1 fare for one leg, and a Php688 fare for the return trip.

    They are also very strict with luggage restrictions. One kilo in excess of the allowed 20kg can mean a Php300 additional payment. Also, with promos like this, you have to read and understand the terms and conditions. Usually they are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you book your flight months ahead (when the fare is cheapest) and suddenly find yourself having to be somewhere else at the same time, you’d have to re-schedule your flight. Of course, this means paying a re-booking fee AND the cost difference of your new flight.

    They also don’t serve refreshments, so better bring your own food. I hear that some airlines are becoming strict and stopping people from eating the food they brought. So if you’re really starving, you’d have to buy their overpriced meals and snacks.

  3. marigold says:

    Forget about flying with Cebu Pacific! They announced to the whole world that they will open a new route from Cebu to Macau on April ’08. Got tickets to fly on August and was pretty excited about the trip. Naturally, Cebu Pacific sends an email on June 10 saying “sorry for the inconvenience caused but your flights are cancelled”. Imagine that! With all those people buying tickets in advance for Cebu-Macau-Cebu, they now would not be flying this route after all. Customer service is also rude. They do not answer your calls or emails. When they do fly at all, it is always delayed with no apologies from their end. In some flights, your luggages arrives half a day later than your arrival. To avoid getting hypertension, stay away from Cebu Pacific!

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