PROMO: 40% Off on PAL Flights

Citibank and Philippine Airlines (PAL) teamed up to give Citibank Philippines card holders a massive discount on their flight fares early next year. The discount is up to 40% of the round trip fare to some of PAL's international destinations including Japan, London, Los Angeles and New York.

Philippine Airlines Airbus A330-300 plane.  Image by Kentaro Iemoto from Tokyo, Japan - Philippines A330-300(RP-C3340)CC BY-SA 2.0Link

Who Can Avail?

The promo is open to all Citibank Philippines card holders. A minimum of two passengers is also required to avail. Travel period for this promo is from January 16 to June 30, 2018. Booking of tickets is from October 16 to 31, 2017 or until available promo seats are sold out.

Tickets can be booked online at If you choose to use this method, you must enter the first 6 digits of your Citibank credit card in the promo code slot. Alternatively, you can also book via telephone by calling Philippine Airlines at these numbers: (032) 855-9999 (Metro Manila) & (032) 505-1688 (Cebu), 10AM-10PM daily. You may also do your booking at any PAL ticketing office.

For more information on the cost of international flights and this promo, you can refer to this link.

A Narrow Chance to See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan

The beautiful Cherry Blossoms. Image by Dinkum - Own work, CC0, Link

Japan's famous flower, Sakura also known as the cherry blossoms usually comes out of low-branched Sakura trees late March to late April. The bloom of this beautiful pink trees signifies the start of the spring with its warmer temperature relative to the winter. With that, cherry blossoms usually appear first in the Southern portion of Japan and goes on its way to Hokkaido, the top most island. Here's the link to the forecast of the bloom of the cherries for next year 2018.

Please take note that PAL imposed a black out dates on travel to Japan in this promo. In other words, there's no promo fare available on the said dates. The black out dates are: 20MAR18 - 15APR18 / 26APR18 - 27APR18 / 01MAY18 - 06MAY18. So, you can still see the cherry blossom without ripping off your wallet.