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
Monday April 20 – Monday April 27
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 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.
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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)