Friday, January 4, 2008

air philippines offers P8 fares!

it's the battle of el cheapo fares as air philippines fights back with P8 fares to welcome the auspicious year of 2008!

you can buy your tickets from the air philippines website from january 8 to 18, for travel anytime between february 1 to march 12, 2008. you can also call their hotline at 855-9000.

i called air philippines's reservations line to check how much fares would cost. a roundtrip ticket from manila to caticlan (yes, they have caticlan flights! yay!) costs P2,545.00. almost the same as cebu pac's P1 fares. so if you weren't able to get tickets from cebu pac, now you have an option, and the promo runs till a few days past payday!

air philippines destinations are:

bacolod
cagayan de oro
boracay (caticlan)
cebu
davao
dumaguete
general santos
iloilo
manila
naga
ozamiz
puerto princesa
tacloban
tuguegarao
zamboanga

so pick a place and fly off on the cheap, thanks to air philippines!

*update (010908): a friend attempted to book air phils tickets online and through the phone, but was told that this promo is not valid for online or phone transactions. when i read the newsletter, it said that it was available for "book and buy transactions," which i took to mean as online purchases. did any of you experience the same thing? if you were able to book tickets through this promo, do let us know how it went. i find it absurd that online purchases aren't allowed, because that's how airlines get to save--by saving on paper used for printing tickets and lessening overhead expenses by processing reservations outside of their ticketing offices.

3 comments:

kegler747 said...

An sarap magtravel pag may seat sale :) pati rin ang PAL meron 88-peso seat sale. Yehey!

aimee rae said...

Am experiencing this now. The woman at the reservations hotline said I have to go to the nearest ticketing center to book and buy my tickets. OK, fine. What's annoying me now is that nobody's answering the effin' phone at the ticketing office.

Harumpf.

djong said...

tsk tsk. this is not good. if they're going to implement a promo like this, they should be ready to handle the droves of people who'll be availing of cheap fares.

and they should be clear about the buying guidelines.