Cebu Pacific Manila Bangkok Inaugural Flight
December 14, 2006
Cebu Pacific Air flew
their first flight between Manila, Philippines and Bangkok, Thailand
on December 15, 2006. By a strange quirk of events, I ended up on
this flight, I was very happy.
Backpackers, Independent Travelers, Long-term Traveler, Expats and
people that forget to go home are traveling the planet. The world is
The Philippines has been OFF the
checklist of most backpackers for years. Not the country to visit.
There are many reasons, yet the number one reason in this seasoned
travelers opinion is the Philippines is not convenient. However, the
Philippines has no reason to feel alone, the whole continent of
Africa has been inconvenient for years.
thresholds by which a traveler makes decisions, before it become the
easy and convenient place to visit.
Was the ticket
easy to buy?
How much does it cost?
Are my friends going?
Is the Visa easy?
What is there to do?
I have been amiss for years, wondering why the world does not see
the long list of activities and adventure in the Philippines.
just made it quick and easy to fly from Bangkok to Manila. Hong Kong
and Singapore have had LCC Low Cost Carriers and now Cebu Pacific
has connected the most important dot. Bangkok is the Center of the
Backpackers Universe, it is the gate, the hub, it where anybody that
wants to be "Backpacker," Traveler," ends up, then starts up a trip
in Southeast Asia.
You book this on the internet.
Thank you to
Cebu Pacific for making my life easier.
Why has the
Philippines been off the checklist for years? Iit is not simple, yet
one primary reason is this, a person in England or Australia will
walk into the Trailfinders Travel Agency or STA Travel and book
Philippines is not offered by a travel agent.
Too expansive with Philippines Airlines, the snobbish, not wanting
to make life easy Airlines.
Not on the around the world ticket. (A big deal, off the path
between England and Australia.)
Difficult to buy the tickets.
An onward or round trip
ticket is needed for the visa. (One major obstacle that needs
Well, thanks to Cebu Pacific Airline maybe the Philippines will
enter the game.
The thresholds of resistance are lowering, the Philippines does
slmody everything wrong with tourism, they just do not play and
share their toys well.
I think Cebu Pacific Airlines
may make the Philippines, one of them places you need to see.