Update on international flights to Philippines

Since the lifting of the travel ban in February 2022, international flights to and from the Philippines have been gradually resuming. Most airlines flying to the Philippines offer flights to the country’s largest airports, including Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

Transit through Philippines

Transit via Manila International Airport (MNL) airports is allowed, as long as you are arriving from the selected list of countries.

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Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Amsterdam to Manila€620 (₱30.9K)€320 (₱15.9K)
London to Manila€610 (₱30.4K)€300 (₱14.9K)
Moscow to Manila€580 (₱28.9K)€310 (₱15.4K)
Dallas to Manila$850 (₱42.3K)$410 (₱20.4K)
Los Angeles to Manila$720 (₱35.8K)$390 (₱19.4K)
(1) Average price in popular search websites
(2) Average price sent to Air Traveler Club members

Best time to fly to Philippines?Here are the cheapest months/days to book flights

The Philippines’ weather makes it a year-round travel destination. However, the best time to find the cheapest airfares to the Philippines tends to be during the low seasonJune through October. It is when the country experiences the wet season, but the rain isn’t constant and rarely impacts on travel plans. The high season runs from early December through to the end of February – it is a popular tourist season so it’s wise to book the flights well in advance.

Timing is everything

Bear in mind that plane tickets usually don’t get cheaper closer to the departure date. Even these reasonably priced flights in the low season sell out quite far ahead of the date of travel – it pays to book your ticket well in advance. The best time to buy can vary among airlines but the golden time for domestic flights usually falls between 3 weeks and 8 weeks before the departure. For international flights, give yourself even more time: start checking ticket prices at least 2-6 months beforehand.

There is one main rule airlines’ price algorithm use: the fewer seats an airline has left on a flight, the more expensive those available seats will be. Knowing how the flight ticket pricing work, will give you an advantage when booking the next flight. Watch this video to learn about the science behind the airline pricing strategies:

Reveal the lowest airfare for any route

The flight price calendar below is a good starting point if you want to find the cheapest possible airfare for your route. The prices are updated almost in real time. We’ve only listed three popular routes as examples – feel free to change them.

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10 most effective travel & flight hacks for Philippines

  1. Use local airlines instead of ferries. The Philippines is an archipelago so you may spend long hours (or days) moving between provinces by land and sea. Also, the Philippines’ inter-island ferry and passenger boat network is infamous for its poor safety record. It's wise to consider domestic air travel to avoid overcrowded boats and long journeys. Book your flights well in advance to secure some amazing deals.
  2. Fly early morning. Early morning domestic flights (6 am or earlier) are usually cheaper compared to other schedules of the day. It's because of lower demand – most people are not willing to go to the airport so early. Use it to your advantage.
  3. Avoid the last flight connection of the day. Even in the post-pandemic world sudden flight cancellations may still take place. When flying domestically, try not to book the last flight out of your connecting airport. In case of a cancellation, the airline will obviously put you on its next flight, but it will require an overnight stay and arrival a day later.
  4. Avoid Philippines' public holidays. Prices skyrocket during holidays – adjust your travel dates to avoid expensive tickets. Cheap flights to the Philippines are non-existent during popular “red days” such as New Years Day, Chinese New Year, Holy Week, and Christmas. If you really have to travel to the Philippines during these peak periods it's wise to book the flights well in advance.
  5. Find the best economy seats. Contrary to the popular view, not all economy seats on a plane are created equal. Some seats have slight advantages over others. It all depends on the aircraft, so we recommend visiting the SeatGuru website, where after entering your flight number you will be presented with a detailed seat map. Hover over individual seats to compare quality, and check out other travelers’ reviews.
  6. Book a seat in a quiet zone. Some airlines (for example AirAsia X) start to offer child-free "quiet zones" for a peaceful flight experience. Children below 10 years old are not allowed in this section. Those seats are usually located in front of the plane (bonus: less noise from the engines) with soft ambient lighting and early meal service.
  7. Watch for a good sale. Most airlines publish their web promotions frequently. To get a great bargain be sure to watch the airline sales over the course of several weeks.
  8. Join Air Traveler Club. A proven way to get great prices on flights to the Philippines is to become a member of Air Traveler Club. It is free to join, and deals that the members get every week are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route. Some of these 'hacker fares' can save you up to 80% (!) on your next flight.
  9. Lost baggage prevention. Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode which is used for identification and tracking – so the old tags can really confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.
  10. DM instead of the call center. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service. If the problem arises, social media is usually a faster way to contact a real human that can answer your questions. Don't count too much on airline call centers, they are usually super busy.
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