United – $864: Los Angeles / Seattle / Austin / New Orleans / Indianapolis – Cebu, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United is putting Cebu on sale. Don’t know much about Cebu, but we do know its got some killer Lechon (roasted suckling pig).

Here’s where we found availability:

  • Los Angeles [LAX]
  • Seattle [SEA]
  • Austin [AUS]
  • New Orleans [MSY]
  • Indianapolis [IND]

Similar fare still available from Miami / Dallas / Phoenix / Portland / St. Louis / Cleveland – Cebu, Philippines.

Sunset, Outside of Cebu City, Philippines - Photo: mendhak via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sunset, Outside of Cebu City, Philippines – Photo: mendhak via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Los Angeles
  • November 3rd – 11th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until December 11th or January 12th, 2015 – April 30th, 2015 for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • United: K
  • Cathay Pacific: S

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $701.62


  • LAX – SFO (San Francisco) – HKG (Hong Kong) – CEB (Cebu) – HKG – SFO – LAX.  The segment between Hong Kong and Cebu will be operated by Cathay Pacific. Involves long layovers in Hong Kong.


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $2,109


United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.

  • 2014: 16,628 miles or 5.2 cents per mile. The segments between Hong Kong and Cebu on Cathay Pacific will not earn any miles with United. So you will earn 14,508 miles or 6.0 cents per mile. The Cathay Pacific segments will earn 25% mileage with British Airways or Cathay Pacific’s program or 530 miles.
  • March 1st, 2015:  3,508 miles or a difference of 11,000 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United on Airline 1 and Cathay Pacific on Airline 2. Orbitz will charge a $7 fee for multi-carrier itineraries such as this and is non-refundable even within the 24 hour risk cancellation period.



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP) $1USD = 44.56 PHP

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