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Try asaptickets.com. They are a ticket consolidator and many times they can save you a lot of money. Use them to compare from other ticketing sites you have visited.

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Through data combed by Kayak, they have found that if you book 5 months ahead and travel on a Wednesday you will find the best prices for travel to Asia. Of course you can't use that bit of information when you don't know when you are getting your visa, but just for thought.

Other sites to check for fares:

https://www.google.com/flights/

http://www.kayak.com/

This is one of the best: http://www.skyscanner.com/

https://flightfox.com/

www.ieagle.com

http://www.cheapfareguru.com/

http://www.justairticket.com/

http://www.seatguru.com/

https://www.hipmunk.com/

www.airfarewatchdog.com

 

These are the people who write the software for most major air carriers that use for their reservation systems.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

I often use the ITA Software Matrix, which is one of the most useful tools to search for available flights and low fares. ITA Matrix is awesome, in that you can type in all kinds of commands like which airline you want to fly, certain dates, specific airports and whether you will change airports to get a better price.  After you click “Search” you will be taken to a calendar displaying the lowest fare departing each day. Clicking on a particular date will bring up the lowest prices departing on that date.
 
Unfortunately the ITA Matrix is only for finding airfares. You don’t have the ability to book directly through this site. Write down the dates and flight numbers that work for you, and book directly through the airline site or online travel agency you prefer. I hope this helps.
 
For advance instructions in using ITA go here for a great article: http://travelcodex.com/2012/01/advanced-routing-language-in-ita/
 


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34 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

What is the cheapest way to book the flight to the U.S. from manila once my fiancee recieves her k-1 visa?

I use google flights (then I book through the airline), but there are many out there .. so I am sure you will get a long list of replies.  ;)  

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I'm not sure if this would help for Philippines flights, but for us (China) it is often 20-30% cheaper to buy the ticket in China even for the same flight and seat.  I have been there nearly a dozen times in two years and this is almost always the case so try to buy my future ticket while I'm there if the dates are known.  Otherwise I let her buy the ticket for me using my info.  In most cases if I find a ticket for 900, she can often get it for about 700; sometimes less.

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We use google flights all the time!  There is a feature where you can look based on calendar.  


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7 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

We use google flights all the time!  There is a feature where you can look based on calendar.  

I also love how the calendar shows each day with the price for that day. 


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3 hours ago, Hank_ said:

I use google flights (then I book through the airline), but there are many out there .. so I am sure you will get a long list of replies.  ;)  

Sometimes you can't book through the airline directly either off of the google flights link or on the airline site directly.

 

For example a code share itinerary via Delta and Korean Air from let's say Detroit to Cebu via Seoul or vice versa can be found on google flights and booked via Korean Air or third party booking sites like Expedia or Priceline but Delta was removed from the search results, despite the ticket generally being cheaper on the Delta website, but that's no good it being cheaper if you have to call in to book it as the website will only occasionally allow you to get to the booking page.

 

However if you book via an online travel agency it will go through easily and for less money sometimes than directly via Korean Air, etc.

 

So really it's all YMMV and depending on if you are simply looking to send them home on their own for the least amount of money, or via the shortest route, etc. There are many factors to balance. Especially if your partner is nervous or has never flown such a long way before. 

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My suggestion is never to use a flight consolidator or travel agency to actually book a flight,  Find the best flight you like and book directly thru the airlines.

 

Just in case you your flight gets delayed,  or canceled then if you booked directly they will put you at the top of list to find get you to your final destination. 

 

I was in Philippines a few weeks ago:  My flight from USA at 10:30 am was cancelled, they had a new plane suppose to come at 5 pm, around 5:30 pm it was also cancelled, We we told to go rebook and I had to rebook my whole flight.

 

While in Philippines I was in Bohol and was ready to fly to Manila I went to airport and was told Cebu Pacific had cancelled my flight and next flight back to Manila was 4 days later, thankfully they put me on Philippines Airlines at no charge and got me back to Manila.


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1 hour ago, Falcon Cara said:

 

While in Philippines I was in Bohol and was ready to fly to Manila I went to airport and was told Cebu Pacific had cancelled my flight and next flight back to Manila was 4 days later, thankfully they put me on Philippines Airlines at no charge and got me back to Manila.

Cebu Pacific stranded me for 3 days in Dipolog, almost did not make flight back to US and had given myself a 4 day pad


 

 

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3 minutes ago, Randyandyuni said:

Cebu Pacific stranded me for 3 days in Dipolog, almost did not make flight back to US and had given myself a 4 day pad

Same here, I was in Bohol for 5 days and my flight for USA out of Manila was on Sunday morning the May 19th, I went to the Bohol airport on Wednesday the 15th to catch my flight and the girl said your flight is cancelled and next flight is on the 20th.

 

I was ready to get back to Manila, I told her to just put me on Philippines airlines and I would pay, thankfully she got me out on Phil Air same day at no charge.  I think I am done with Cebu Pacific airlines for the most part unless they are the only choice, they seem to have way too many cancelled flights or delays.

 

About a week before that I flew CebuPac from Davao to Manila and we almost ran out of gas since we had to wait about one hour to land in Manila, we just keep doing circles.  We had to land at Clark, get gas and then make a 25 minute from Clark to Manila. 


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16 minutes ago, Falcon Cara said:

Same here, I was in Bohol for 5 days and my flight for USA out of Manila was on Sunday morning the May 19th, I went to the Bohol airport on Wednesday the 15th to catch my flight and the girl said your flight is cancelled and next flight is on the 20th.

 

I was ready to get back to Manila, I told her to just put me on Philippines airlines and I would pay, thankfully she got me out on Phil Air same day at no charge.  I think I am done with Cebu Pacific airlines for the most part unless they are the only choice, they seem to have way too many cancelled flights or delays.

 

About a week before that I flew CebuPac from Davao to Manila and we almost ran out of gas since we had to wait about one hour to land in Manila, we just keep doing circles.  We had to land at Clark, get gas and then make a 25 minute from Clark to Manila. 

PAL can be equally bad, I am trying the Ferry Next time, I like boats more anyway and the Manila to Dipolog boat is pretty nice (looks anyway)


 

 

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3 hours ago, Randyandyuni said:

PAL can be equally bad, I am trying the Ferry Next time, I like boats more anyway and the Manila to Dipolog boat is pretty nice (looks anyway)

I have looked at those trips, but they take so long. I taken a 14 hours bus ride from Davao to CDO years ago, I don't know if I could do it again.


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