Booking promo fares is a popular way to travel cheaply to and around the Philippines. All major airlines in the Philippines including Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia frequently announce promotions to be competitive in the fast growing travel industry in the country.
If you are planning to book these cheap flights, the first step is to view the latest seat sale announcements by the airlines or booking agencies. If you are lucky enough to find active an active promo fare on your destination and travel date, carefully read the details and instructions posted on the page to know how to book them.
How to View the Latest Promo Fares
Active seat sales are posted on the (1) homepage or special offers page of each airline or booking agency website, (2) their newsletter or membership email subscription programs, (3) official social media profiles, especially on Facebook. You may have to visit or subscribe to all of the mentioned places since the airlines tend to announce special promo alerts exclusively for each. Links to the respective airline websites are posted on the list of active airlines near the end of this article.
To save time on checking promo announcements, you may visit websites like Promo Alerts, which collects alerts from all major airlines and booking sites to provide frequent flyers with an easy way to check the latest seat sales in one site. You may also like and subscribe to Promo Fares to get notifications on Facebook.
How to Book Online
Most of the time, booking promo flights is the same process as booking regular flights. The fastest and most convenient way is by booking online through the official airline or booking agency website. You may also contact the airline directly through their call center or authorized booking offices to purchase your tickets.
In some cases, you might have to input a “promo code” when you are searching or booking flights online or join the airline’s membership or rewards program. Instructions on how to book and fare conditions are usually posted on the announcement. Carefully read them and double check. Also, pay special attention to the selling period and travel dates. Make sure that they have not yet expired and coincides with your itinerary.
Cheap flights on travel comparison sites
In case there are no active seat sales available today for your destination and travel dates, you may try searching for cheap fares on flight comparison sites like Wego and Skyscanner. These websites gather flight prices from a wide collection of airlines and travel sites and displays a list of the cheapest options for any given date and route.
Start by entering your travel details on the search form to find cheap fares on Wego:
Cebu Pacific (cebupacificair.com) — Cebu Pacific is the Philippines’ largest budget airline. Travel to over 40 destinations in the Philippines and abroad with Cebu Pacific Air. The airline is infamous for their Piso (P1) and Zero (P0) promo fares. Aside from seat sales popping up at selected dates throughout the year, Cebu Pacific also offers cheap year-round “round trip” fares if you book your flights months ahead of your planned flight departure. View the latest Cebu Pacific promo.
Philippine Airlines (philippineairlines.com) — Philippine Airlines, commonly known as PAL, is the country’s flag carrier. It operates an extensive domestic flight network and flies to major cities in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and North America. Targeted to the budget-conscious segment of the traveling market, PAL offers year-round cheap airfares called the “econolight” class aside from their promo sales. View the latest Philippine Airlines promo.
AirAsia (airasia.com) — Philippines AirAsia or AirAsia Zest is a low-cost carrier based in the Philippines. AirAsia Philippines operates its main hub of operation at the Clark International Airport in Angeles City, Pampanga and Terminal 4 of Manila International Airport. The airline is the Philippine affiliate of Malasia-based AirAsia. AirAsia flies domestically between Clark and Davao, Kalibo (Aklan), Puerto Princesa (Palawan) and internationally to/from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. View the latest AirAsia promo.
PAL Express — PAL Express (formerly Airphil Express and Air Philippines) is the budget brand of Philippine Airlines. The airline markets itself as a budget airline that provides low fares with a premium travel experience. PAL Express flights and promos are marketed and may be booked with its parent company, Philippine Airlines.
CebuGo — CebGo is a sister airline of Cebu Pacific. All CebGo promo flights and promos are marketed and may be booked with its parent company, Cebu Pacific.
TigerAir Philippines — Formerly South Asia Asian Airlines or SEAir, TigerAir Philippines was the Philippine affiliate of Tigerair, a low-cost carrier based in Singapore. The airline flew to major tourist destinations in the Philippines such as Manila, Clark, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Kalibo, Bacolod, Tacloban, and Tagbilaran. International routes of Tiger Air include Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Phuket. In 2014, Tiger Air Philippines was purchased by Cebu Pacific. In accordance, all Tiger Air flights are now available for booking with Cebu Pacific. In 2015, TigerAir Philippines was re-branded to CebGo.
Zest Air — Following the acquisition of Zest Air by Philippines AirAsia, the airline is now re-branded as Air Asia Zest. Zest Air flights are now sold and marketed by AirAsia.
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