Seat Sale 101
A lot of anons have been asking me about seat sales. Here are some of the things to remember (most of these only apply to Cebu Pacific):
1. They never last for too long. Cebu Pacific does a maximum of 3 (sometimes up to 5) seat sale dates (as far as I have observed). So now you know when to regularly check their websites.
2. Always check their websites after 12 midnight because that’s when they update it for the seat sales. Usually the weekend tickets get sold out after 5 minutes, it’s not even funny. You have to be fast.
3. Holidays mean happy days for cheap airfare hunters. Also check their websites on special dates (like 08-08-08). I won’t be surprised if they hold a seat sale on 12-21-2012. Lol. Next big seat sale might be on May 1. There’s a tip right there!
4. The cheapest airfares are for off-peak seasons (June-August). They hold lots of seat sales before those dates. Zero fares are usually held 7-9 months before the travel period. Sometimes they hold it around February, for November travel dates. Piso fares are usually for a one-way trip, so the trip back is still expensive. If you want to cheap airfares for peak seasons (like Christmas, sembreak or summer) always check three-four months before for seat sales.
5. Memorize the future holidays so that you know which travel dates to book. Unused tickets break my heart.
6. Government tax will still be added to the price declared on the seat sale announcement. It’s deception at its finest. Not to mention travel tax and terminal fee..you do the math.
7. Follow their twitter accounts.
8. No expectations, no disappointments. OKAY?
9. STOP COMPLAINING TO THEM IF YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO GET TICKETS DURING SEAT SALES. Airline companies are not charity. Seats are limited, bitches.