Well, to answer you all, here’s what I did.
The idea here is finding an alternate airports, buy the cheaper of the flights from one airline, and then go find a less expensive flight for the other leg on another airline. And I know most savvy travellers have been doing this for decades now.
Though this may take lot of diligence, time, and trouble than simply searching a direct flight. But by doing it, you can certainly get a significant savings. It’s totally worth it. (Well, for me!)
Middle East is one of the best hubs to go to anywhere in europe. Opportunely, Cebupacific and Philippine Airlines have opened their own route to Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar.
I got lucky to find a Rountrip ticket to Kuwait for only php 667.25. Sweet, right? From Kuwait I traveled to Istanbul and took another flight to Athens. All in all, it cost me only php 10,731.92
From Athens, you can find several cheap flights going to Paris, Italy or anywhere in Europe. More on my next post.
|Flight||Airline||Amount||Total in PHP|
|RT Manila to Kuwait||Cebupacific||PHP 667.25||PHP 667.25|
|Kuwait to Istanbul||Jazeera Airways||KWD 52.90||PHP 8,317.47|
|Istanbul to Athens||Aegean Airlines||€ 33.60||PHP 1,747.20|