Air Asia has pretty much dumped Clark. There are some intermittent flights resuming around Christmas/New Year for a limited period but after that, it is goodbye. And good riddance.
They are now rebranded as AirAsia Zest and hub in Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport. They are going to expand in Cebu as well.
Personlly, I wouldn't trust those cowboys to run a sari sari store. The way they have treated their customers in Clark is nothing less than a disgrace. Even by Filipino standards of customer (dis)service, it has been awful.
Thanku.yep.I'm disgused.bin a faithful A.A.traveller for years...musta made enuf outa us..qantas here we come..
So.how do we get to clark from sydney nowdays at a reasonable price.Emirates too expensive..&only leaves from Brisbane .
Budget airline options are much more limited now.
You could look at using Scoot to Singapore, and then either Tiger or Cebu Pacific to Clark. No idea how convenient the connections are. BA also offer some low priced deals between SYD-SIN.
If you can pick up a good deal to Hong Kong or Bangkok, it might connect well to another Cebu Pacific or Tiger Airways flight. Dragonair (Cathay Pacific's subsidiary) also flies to Clark from Hong Kong, but only about 2 or 3 times a week. If the timetable works, you might get a good priced fare on a Cathay/Dragonair trip.
Be warned though that all these options (except the Dragonair one) have you travelling on separate tickets. If a flight is delayed or cancelled which causes you to miss your connection, you are probably having to buy a new ticket and pay for a hotel for the night.
Other than that, you might be better served by looking at fares to Manila. PAL have expanded a lot so may well have some good promotions. Also good fares out of Darwin to Manila with Jetstar and PAL.
Thanks for all ur info.just found qantas to manila is the cheapest.$934,.Return.&is direct..swagman hotels run vans to Anglese 4 times a day for 600p..have to go back as in middle of dental work.implants .crowns to be put on next year..started out as a cheap exercise..mmm.how things change.thanks to A.A..
clark from sydney nowdays at a reasonable price
Scoot to singapore. If you get the right promo deal, you can even choose to travel business class for the same price as a traditional economy class ticket.
From Singapore, choose the best deal.
You should be able to get to Clark and back for less than aud $800
As for your Qantas deal, I can't believe they are the best. I had a text a week ago or so saying aud $780 from Melbourne to Manila for flights up to 7th December and stay for up to 6 months. If they can offer aud $780 from Melbourne, i presume they can offer it from Sydney.
Airlines are a business and will only fly routes as long as they are profitable.
Even government owned airlines have stopped "Flag Waving uneconomic routes."
Southwest Airlines make a healthy profit at the expense of passengers discomfort by consistently overbooking and I am sure this will become a pattern for future route development.
How much longer will Cebu Pacific continue their Manila to Caticlan flight when frequently the aircraft is only 50% full?
Air Asia has dumped Clark as the flights were not viable. It is as simple as that!
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