I AM SHOOKT. SERIOUSLY. I was able to buy a roundtrip ticket from Manila to Dubai for only 55 dollars! And if you convert that to Philippine peso, those tickets only cost me 2,820 pesos.
That’s right, I ONLY HAD TO PAY 2,820 PESOS for everything including fees and taxes.
I still can’t believe how inexpensive they are. Mind you, this is in comparison with other airlines who offer the same long-haul route. I’ve been waiting for years (yes, really) for this seat sale ever since Cebu Pacific launched their MNL-DXB direct flights in 2013. I’ve always wanted to see the city and their record-breaking megastructures. To name a few, there’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, and Burj Al Arab, the iconic sail-shaped building often voted as the most luxurious hotel in the world.
Now let’s get to the burning question. How did I get this exceedingly cheap roundtrip ticket to Dubai?
First, you have to be a GetGo member. It’s the Lifestyle Rewards Program of Cebu Pacific that gives you free trips just by flying with them. I’ve been pretty vocal about how much I love this program. In fact, the reason I was able to see Taipei a month ago was the points I earned from my previous flights. I’m not sponsored to write about them, but it could be if they hit me up lmao.
Finally here in Taiwan you guys! Already spent a full a day here, and got to meet new friends. More pics soon! pic.twitter.com/reW6A87Z4y
— Kim (@escapeconfines) September 2, 2017
I won’t go into detail how the whole program works, but I’ll give you quick run down of things.
- You earn 1 GetGo points for every 5 pesos spent with Cebu Pacific.
- I had 4,500 points which means I’ve spent 22,500 pesos on numerous flights.
- There’s an ongoing GetGo seat sale to Dubai for only 500 points.
- I used 1,000 points and topped it up with cash to pay off the fees and taxes.
I was free to choose any time between January 1 to June 30, 2018. So, I checked if there were any promo fares available for the month of January (hello, birth month), but they were all taken unfortunately. Anyway, there are tons of promo fares from March onwards, but they won’t be there for too long though. They’ll go back to their original year-round fares.
If you have plans on visiting Dubai (or have impulse buying habits like me haha), book them while you still can or just wait for another seat sale. I noticed they have exclusive sales for GetGo members every 2 weeks judging from their email blasts.
My only problem now is how to get the tourist visa. I’m completely clueless. Do you have any idea how? 🙂