Mar282015

Cebu City, Philippines $717 from many USA airports United Airlines/Philippine Airlines April dates

Cebu City, Philippines has a discount United Airlines/Philippine Airlines fare around $720 roundtrip for some April dates from many airports across the USA including JFK, ORD, IAH, LAX and SFO.

New York JFK – CEB Cebu City Philippines

$716.20

Monday April 20 – Monday April 27

JFK-CEB Cebu City United April 2015 $720

This itinerary is JFK to Tokyo NRT outbound on ANA, connecting to Philippine Airlines NRT-CEB. Good schedule with four hour layover in NRT, but arrival at 11:30pm is a bit late. Return is Philippine Airlines to Osaka KIX in Japan and then United operated flights KIX-SFO and SFO-JFK.

Cebu City

Cebu City is the oldest Spanish settlement in the Philippines, discovered on Ferdinand Magellan’s around the world voyage in 1521. Magellan was killed a month after arriving in the Philippines  in the Battle of Mactan. Still, he gets fame and credit for organizing and leading the first around the world voyage (1519-22), even though he died half-way through the journey.

Lots of history in Cebu City to be discovered at a low price for flights in April 2015.

Cebu City vs. Manila

For many locations the fare to Cebu City is $200 less than the fare to Manila. Roundtrip airfare is around $100 between CEB and MNL on Philippine Airlines.

[Update: See comments] But, plan on ferry travel or a miles award to get between Cebu City and Manila if you want to make that journey. The lowest airfare between these two cities 350 miles apart is around $450 and over $500 on most dates in April and May. 

I bet airlines wish they could charge those rates between LAX and SFO.

There is a slightly lower fare available today from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Manila MLE Philippines at $703 on United or Delta Airlines.

Loyalty Traveler – United and Delta Los Angeles to Manila $703 April and May departures (March 27)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Cebu is actually a better base than Manila. Manila is a chaotic and polluted city. I don’t know why anyone would want to visit there. Cebu has decent beaches and is a ferry ride away from the beautiful, desolate islands. It’s also close to Boracay and Palawan.

  2. If you want to go from CEB-MNL, check PAL’s website directly. It’s often cheaper. Also check AirAsia and Cebu Pacific. The 450 figure you are throwing is hard to believe.

  3. @Keith – I figure there have to be lower fares than $450 roundtrip. Those are the lowest fares for CEB-MNL I found on Google Flights in April and May 2015.

  4. @Keith – You are correct. Google Flights is inaccurate price.

    Philippine Airlines website priced roundtrip CEB-MNL at 4,642 PHP which converts to $103.58. So it is an affordable flight, even though you make a strong case against visiting Manila.

  5. Fares between Cebu and Manila are less than $100 on AirAsia.com on many dates during those months.

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