Hong Kong and Philippines
September 17, 2004 2:54 PM   Subscribe

Hong Kong ? Cebu, Philippines. Cheaply? (More inside)

I need to get from Hong Kong to Cebu, Philippines as cheaply as possible. Both Cathay Pacific and Philippine Airlines are giving me about $400 - $500, even including a stopover in Manilla. Cebu Pacific used to used to have daily flight but a Hong Kong option is notably missing.

I know I could get to Manilla and then take a super-ferry, but I'm not terribly comfortable on boats of any size and 20-hours spent on a device of questionable upkeep doesn't settle with me.

posted by nathan_teske to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total)
Response by poster: Stupid Metafilter stripping out my HTML entity. read '?' as 'to'
posted by nathan_teske at 2:55 PM on September 17, 2004

Too bad, it seems Cebu Pacific stopped offering HKG flights. It looks like you'll have to layover in Manila, but see if Air Philippines can give you a decent Cebu flight from Manila.

I strongly recommend against Superferry or anything with the word "Sulpicio" in it if you value your good health.
posted by brownpau at 3:26 PM on September 17, 2004

(By "decent" I mean "cheap," and I forgot to close the "Superferry" link. Oops.)
posted by brownpau at 3:27 PM on September 17, 2004

Response by poster: Brownpau - thanks for the tip, I always get Philippine Air and Air Philippines mixed-up. 2200 pesos round trip from Manila to Cebu which, frankly, is not bad at all considering a similar fare even in the US would be at least US$100.

And I was in Cebu when that ferry accident happened... we had a dish from sky in our office, so I got to watch it live on CNN Intl.
posted by nathan_teske at 4:14 PM on September 17, 2004

You want cheap?

Become an Air Courier!

You could get there for free, if you're not picky at all. Or it might cost you a tiny bit of money.

Personally, I haven't done it myself, but I've looked into it, and it seems very interesting. Unfortunately, the only flights leaving near me end up going to London, which, for personal reasons, I'll not visit (again).
posted by shepd at 12:06 PM on September 18, 2004

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