I was booking a ticket for a friend and I was looking for the prices between his arrival airport and his final destination airport when I saw the cheapest ticket I have ever seen!
I have seen tickets before (and purchased them) that were mistake fares and were $0 or below (yes, for real!). But this was definitely the cheapest non-mistake ticket. The airports were Cebu City -CEB – (Philippines) to Cagayan De Oro – CGY (Philippines) and the flight is on Cebu Pacific Air. The flight is a 40 minute flight and costs a total of $6! Can you believe it? I just wish they were part of an airline alliance – can you imagine if you could receive 500 mile minimum credit towards, say, United? It would cost a total of $1,200 to achieve United’s top-tier 1K status (100,000 miles in a year)! Too bad you can’t credit to one of the major airlines! I would be taking that flight all-day for a couple of weeks!
Actually, this is a good example of how cheap and easy it is to fly around much of Asia, especially inter-country. If you have not flown to major airports in Asia, then you would be surprised at the number of different airlines that there actually are – and they do not cost that much to fly on! So, if you were to fly to the Philippines and wanted to travel around within the Philippines, by all means check out the different airlines. You will find it may be cheaper to fly around then to take a bus.
Here is another example – Manilla to Cebu City – $19 with CEBU Pacific Air and $21 with Zest Airways. What if you wanted to go somewhere besides the Philippines? How about Singapore? You can fly on Tiger Airways from Manilla to Singapore for $57!
Just so you know – Americans are not the only ones with a lock on airline credit card bonuses… check out the offer from CEBU Pacific Air and Citibank. A free ticket anywhere CEBU Pacific Air flies PLUS 25,000 CEBU points! 🙂