So I checked out Cebu Pacific Air’s website today just to check on my seat reservations (I’m heading to Manila for the Rihanna – Chris Brown concert and to do a lot of other stuff including Christmas shopping, of course!) and to see what’s up when I noticed that they’re offering Go International Fares for both Davao – Hongkong and Davao – Singapore routes. The “cheaper” Davao – Hongkong airfares will be offered starting December 5, 2008 while for the Davao – Singapore route, the budget airfares will be offered starting December 4, 2008. So does this mean that Cebu Pacific stopped offering the budget airfares for a while? (*Note – I did a mock booking and I found out that the Davao – Hongkong route right now isn’t a direct flight – it passes through Manila)
I actually availed of the Davao to Hongkong flight last May 2008 (just a few days after Cebu Pacific inaugurated their Davao Hub) and I must say, it was really convenient. Took off all the hassles of deplaning and re-boarding and *ugh* waiting (who actually likes to wait anyway when you’re all fired up to start on your vacation?) The time of our flight wasn’t exactly ideal, though. We left Davao City nearly 9 pm IN THE EVENING (hello!) and we arrived in Hongkong nearly midnight (but with all the immigration duties, baggage checks and picture taking, we basically arrived past 1 in the morning the next day) but it was still all right.
Anyways, I’m glad that the airline is bringing those routes back. How I wish Philippine Airlines will follow suit! Or perhaps Silk Air, the only other airline that offers Davao to Singapore flights, can also offer budget airfares soon (wishful thinking, I know!)
What about you?
Have you availed of Cebu Pacific Air’s budget international fares?