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Showing posts from June, 2014

Manila Day Holiday Tomorrow - No Work and Classes

Malacanang Palace officially confirms that June 24, 2014 is a special non-working holiday throughout the city of Manila. This is in celebration of the 443rd Foundation Day anniversary of the City of Manila. Manila was founded by the Spanish conqueror Miguel Lopez de Legaspi in 1571. Malacañang Palace, the residence of the Philippine president, from the other side of the Pasig River in Manila (Photo credit:  Wikipedia ) The announcement was made by executive secretary via Proclamation No. 766, s. 2014 . For employees who are required to work tomorrow, corresponding additional compensation based on Labor rules shall be given.

Make Terminal Fee Refundable

Streamlined check-in process. Saves time. We only hear of the advantages of integrating terminal fees to ticket price. But have you ever thought of the flip side of this move? Have you ever tried booking a promo fare which is non-refundable and then cancel your flight? The ticket price is non-refundable but should the terminal fee be the same?

Cebu Pacific to Fly Sydney and Kuwait this September 2014

True to their promise to fly to the land of the Kangaroos,  budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced today that they will start flying to Sydney, Australia starting September 9 and to Kuwait starting September 2. This is part of the long term plan of the company to expand their services to long haul destinations. We can remember Cebu Pacific started flying to Dubai, their first long haul destination, last October 2013. Cebu Pacific CEO Lance Gokongwei launching Sydney and Kuwait flights. Photo captured from

3 Things You Need to Be Careful With When Booking at

Cebu Pacific's contribution to the boom of local aviation industry is tremendous. That is why I totally agree with their tag line "Cebu Pacific - Why Everyone Flies". I love Cebu Pacific and how they set the trend for low-cost flying. But in this article, I would like to voice out my concern regarding the three items Cebu Pacific is doing in their online booking process, that in my viewpoint, are deceptive in nature. 1. Default Baggage Allowance for ALL passengers When customers are not careful, they might unintentionally buy 20kg of baggage because it's the default setting. And you have to check manage per passenger link to set up the baggage for each passenger. So, imagine if you're booking for 5 persons and you want a baggage allowance just for two persons, you will end up paying 3000 pesos instead of just 1200 Pesos. That is if you intended to buy 20kg of baggage and not just 15kg. What if you only want to buy baggage on one way? While I agree that havin

Piso Fare Promo for Independence Day 2014

The Philippines is about to celebrate the 116th anniversary of its independence from Spanish government on Thursday, June 12. As part of its tradition, low-cost airline Cebu Pacific joins the celebration by offering 1.16 Pesos base fare*  to all domestic and international destinations. The travel period for this promo is from October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 . Here's the promo poster. Poster from Cebu Pacific

Photo: Hong Kong

If you're thinking of traveling outside the country for the first time, I highly recommend going to Hong Kong. This former British colony is tourist-friendly. Equipped with advanced and efficient transport system - bus, subway, taxi - and many people able to speak English, it's hard to get lost and if you do, it's so easy to get back on track. Moreover, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, the two largest airlines in the country flies to Hong Kong frequently. And yes, Cebu Pacific offers promo fares (as low as 1 Peso base fare) from time to time. All you need is a valid passport and your tickets and you can enter Hong Kong easily. [Related: Latest Promo Fares] It's also relatively cheap to go to HK. Lodging place can be as cheap as 500 Pesos per night if you're not sensitive to room size. My last trip to this place cost me a little more than 15,000 Pesos (all-in) for a 3-day fun. View from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Red Hot Piso Fare From AirAsia Zest on Domestic Destinations

Good news for travelers next year. AirAsia Zest announced a new Piso Fare promo for January 5 to July 15, 2015 travel dates. Promo starts today and will end June 8. Here's the promo poster. Tickets can be booked online at or through their mobile App available for Android, Apple and Windows Mobile.