Step by Step Guide on How to Book a Flight with Cebu Pacific Air

Step by Step Guide on How to Book a Flight with Cebu Pacific Air

I have been seeing a lot of questions on Cebu Pacific’s Facebook page so I thought I’d create a step by step guide with screenshots on how to book a flight with Cebu Pacific Air. 🙂

This guide will use the web version, I’ll try to create one for the mobile app as well.

Ready? Let’s go!

First, visit Cebu Pacific Air‘s website.

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If you are not registered yet, do so and sign in.

The first page will ask where would you like to fly – Round-trip, One-way or Multi-City as well as the number of passengers (adult, child, infant) and the promo code (which I haven’t used even once lol)

Btw, on the left side of the page, you will see the ongoing promotions/seat sale. 🙂

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I’ll use round trip as an example so we’ll select which airport we’ll be flying from. (Manila or NAIA is selected as default) as well as the destination which is Tokyo for a solo flight (1 Adult).

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Next, you will be presented with the flight results. Select your preferred date as well as the time. You can also add flight combos with meals and baggage allowance. In this example, I only selected a flight without add-ons (you can add them later if you wish)

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We will now select the returning flight since we selected “Round Trip” on the first page.

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how to book a flight with cebu pacific

Once done selecting both departing and returning flight – review the booking summary which shows the total amount. Scroll down to the bottom and click Continue.

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In the next page, you will have to enter the Guest Information. You can add this information to your Guest List so you can just select from the drop-down the next time you book. In case there are missing information, you will be prompted to fill those.

No need for the passport information as of time of booking, you can add this later when you check-in for your flight.

Check the box that you agree and click Continue.

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The next page will show the add-ons. Baggage, meals, insurance, seat, surf board, equipment and the newly added #CebMoments. By default, the meals, insurance and seat will be selected. Review those and modify the selection as you wish.

You can add those if you prefer but you can change these even 4 hours before your flight. Plenty of time, no worries. 🙂

Click Continue.

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Since we used an international flight in this example, the next page will show the Philippine Travel Tax. You can pay this as well if you prefer but I personally pay this at the airport to avoid the P100 fee.

Tick the checkbox and click Continue.

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The next page will show the booking summary. Review and click the check box if you agree. Click Confirm and Continue.

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Time to pay. Fill in the necessary information. The email provided will be the one to receive the itinerary and receipt.

Below are the Payment Options available. You only need to select one of these.

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The first option is the Credit / Debit Card. Enter all the information as it appears on your card. This will require an OTP (one time password) so check your mobile phone for this.

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The next option is Paypal. My personal choice since I find this faster. You will be asked to sign in thru Paypal and confirm.

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how to book a flight

The next option is the Payment Centers. Using this option will put your booking “on hold”.

You have two options, I would recommend selecting Pay within 24 Hours from the time of Booking so you will have ample time. You can pay your booking thru 711 or SM/Robinson’s Business Centers as well as the other merchants in the screenshot.

Note that some of these merchants have “cut off”. In my experience with Business Centers, they don’t accept payments after 5PM.

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The last option is AliPay. I personally haven’t tried this one but I think it works the same way as PayPal.

how to book a flight

Once you select your mode of payment, click Submit. Your booking will be processed. This can take up to a minute (or longer if there’s heavy traffic on Cebu Pacific’s website)

how to book a flight

I have selected the Payment Center as mode of payment and now I have the booking that is “On Hold”. Take note of the reference number and pay this at any of the partner merchants (711 or Cebuana, etc.)

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Upon settling the amount, you will be receiving the itinerary or ticket that looks like this. The status would be Confirmed and you will have a booking reference number.

That’s it! Congratulations on your successful booking! Happy #CebTravels.

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Bantayan Island, Cebu – Sawi no More

My first domestic flight was bound for Cebu, the oldest city in the Philippines. I never really helped with the itinerary and all I did was say “yes” to my friend Jie regarding this trip, not even minding the expenses.

We were greeted with heavy rains on our way to the airport. It was a 4AM Cebu Pacific flight which we thought was going to be cancelled or delayed greatly due to the bad weather.  Fortunately, the weather subsided and we boarded the plane after a few minutes of waiting. I was really happy because it was my mom’s first flight!

We arrived at Mactan-Cebu International Airport before 6AM. Rode a taxi to Cebu’s North Bus Terminal and boarded a Ceres bus bound to Bantayan Island. All I did was complain about the lengthy bus ride and kept asking if we’re already near the island. After 4 or 5 hours, we finally arrived at Hagnaya Port.  Another hour of sea travel and finally, Bantayan Island! I stopped complaining the moment I saw the island!

Here’s the summary of expenses. Taxi and trike fares we’re shared by a group of 4.


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And let the pictures talkin!

Cebu Ceres Bus ScheduleHere’s the Ceres Bus Schedule going to Hagnaya Port.

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Bantayan IslandView from the 2nd level of the ship. Touchdown Bantayan Island!

Bantayan IslandView from Sta Fe Port in Bantayan Island

Bantayan IslandOur humble abode at Budyong Beach Resort, just adjacent to Kota Beach Resort. We scored this for P1400 per night.

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Bantayan IslandHere’s my mom’s moment!

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Bantayan IslandWe ate at Kota Beach’s Restaurant and stayed a few hours before bedtime.

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Kota Beach Resort which housed the famous Camp Sawi filming.


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Lakawon Island – A Paradise in Negros Occidental

On the spur of the moment during Cebu Pacific’s #PisoFare early this year, without any local destination in mind, I just picked Bacolod out of the blue. I had 7 months to prepare however, it was only a few days before our trip, till I finally realized where were going! A dose of vitamin sea of course!

Lakawon Island is the perfect choice since it is just approximately an hour away from the capital, Bacolod City. Lakawon Island itinerary? No need! You can get conquer this on a day tour!


From your hotel, go to Bacolod North Bus Terminal. Ride a bus going to San Carlos and drop off at Brgy San Andres Terminal. Just tell the bus conductor you’re going to Lakawon Island. From Brgy San Andres Terminal, ride a trike going to Cadiz Viejo Port and there’s your boat going to Lakawon Island.


Below is a quick summary of expenses. First 3 items are back and forth cost.

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– Ordinary buses are faster and cheaper!
– There are 2 places named Cadiz, one is the city, the other is the port called Cadiz Viejo. Don’t be like us, we first arrived at the city instead and then headed back to the port haha
– The earlier you get there, the better! The boat won’t leave until it is full unless you pay for every seat.
– Bring lots of foods and drinks! This will save you a ton!
– Don’t rent a cottage (P600 is the cheapest), instead opt for their Floating Bar. This was actually suggested by the reception, glad we did!
– Last trip of the boat is 5PM.

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Okay let’s get the pictures talkin!

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarHere is the map route found at the bus terminal.

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarUp early! Ordinary bus going to Lakawon

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarA lot of sugar cane fields on scenery. How I love the fresh air here!

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarBrgy San Andres Drop off terminal

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarThe trike on the left will take you to Cadiz Viejo port.

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarLakawon Island Resorts & Spa’s Van which will take you to the terminal and to the port. I believe it can be arranged to have you picked up and dropped of at your hotel. Of course, it is more expensive.

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarAt Cadiz Viejo Port. I told my girlfriend that’s the floating bar and she bought it XD

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarThere’s the boat and the island visitors.

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating BarEveryone is provided with a life vest. The waters are calm and it’s only like 15 minutes boat ride.

Lakawon Island Tawhai Floating Bar

As you get closer to the island, you’ll see a large floating boat. That’s TawHai Floating Bar, the biggest floating bar in Asia.

Lakawon Island – indeed a must visit when you’re in Negros. The waters are calm and the sands are fine. Even kids would definitely have a great time in this island. Beautiful and picturesque! Party goers would even enjoy this, there’s party music everywhere and they can go drinking all day 😀

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Here is the restaurant. Be sure to be seated next to the big electric fans hehe

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This is their AIRCONDITIONED comfort room. Under renovation. when we were but the AC is functioning well.

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Big part of the island is still under construction.

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Osaka, Japan – 7 Days for Less Than 25k

I remember those days when going to Japan was only a dream. First influenced by anime as a kid, then followed the video games growing up, and now concerts by Japanese artists which can only be seen by flying to Japan.

You see, dreams do come true and this dream will not come true without Cebu Pacific Air who offers cheap flights to Japan. Thank you Cebu Pacific Team! I was able to share this dream to my family and friends by scoring them great deals for flights.

Many even thought that Japan would cost atleast 6 digits to travel and I’ve proven them wrong. Did you know you can go to Japan by saving 1k per PAYday? Save it for a year and boom you’ll find yourself in a plane flying to Japan.

Let’s tour Osaka, Japan do-it-yourself style.

Expenses Philippine Peso Japanese Yen
Roundtrip Airfare 3886.42  
Baggage Allowance 2198  
Icoca Card 896.9 2000
Haruka Express RT Ticket 986.5 2200
Osaka Amazing Pass 1350 3000
Universal Studios Japan 3330 7400
Accommodation for 7D6N at Peace House Abeno 6N 6750 15000
Transpo, Food, Pasalubong – Tips Here 5400 12000
Total 24797.82 41600

Below is our itinerary.  We were a very relaxed group and really took time in each of these spots. You know that feeling of not wanting to leave an area because everything is just so magical and you just wanna absorb all it has to offer. Everything is picture perfect and the good thing is that most of them won’t cost you.

Day 1 – Touchdown Japan!

Kansai International Airport

We arrived around 9PM in Osaka, Japan. We were greeted by very cold autumn breeze – good thing we were already autumn-ready when we boarded the plane back in NAIA. Lots of pictures from getting out of the airport. We then bought Icoca Card and Haruka Express Ticket.

It took about 30 minutes train ride from Kansai International Airport to Tennoji Station. It got colder as we went out to find our guest house, Peace House Abeno.

I would like to thank the Japanese ladies who helped us without our luggage when we were crossing the overpass. They were very generous to offer their help and it would be a shame not to agree. Thank you so much ladies! ❤

Day 2 – Foodies and Sights!
Mio Mall
Abeno Q

Yumiko-san (the guest-house owner) invited us to join on their buffet lunch. We woke up early the next morning and went to Tsutenkaku for a lite breakfast and of course photo op since we still have time before our lunch. We then meet with the other guests at Dobotsuen-mae Station and headed for Shinsaibashi for the lunch buffet – well spent 1000 yen.

After the lunch at Shinsaibashi, we strolled the neighboring Dotonbori.  Don’t forget to have a photo op with Mr. Crab as well as see yourself on the electronic billboard. We shopped a bit of pasalubong at the local grocery here. We then headed to Mio Mall and Abeno Q which is in Tennoji just in time for dinner.

Day 3 – Amazing Osaka Day 1!
Osaka Castle (click for detailed post)
Osaka Castle Park
HEP Five Ferris Wheel

We woke up early the next day because we thought of maximizing the Amazing Osaka Pass. We bought the 2-Day Pass and guess what, we only covered 2 locations for our first day. Like I’ve said, we were a very relaxed group and we really loved the Osaka Castle and it’s surrounding parks where spent almost the whole day exploring and picture taking. We then headed to Umeda for the Umeda Sky Building but we actually never found it! (What a shame! I know right!). We saw HEP along the way and boarded the HEP Five Ferris Wheel for free courtesy of the Amazing Osaka Pass. We had dinner on one of the floors of HEP and then went back home after dinner.

Day 4 – Amazing Osaka Day 2!
Tennoji Zoo (click for detailed post)
TenShiba Park
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Captain Line Cruise (click for detailed post)

We woke up around 5AM to maximize the last day of Amazing Osaka Pass. Grabbed some bread at Tennoji Station and went to our neighbor Tennoji Zoo and TenShiba Park. This actually marks my first time at a zoo! I’m one of those who can’t afford a field-trip back in the day so I never got to go to any of the zoos. Oh I love the wolves and foxes – I wish I can pet one.

We exited the zoo just in time for lunch. We went back to Tsutenkaku for lunch and boarded the subway to Osakako Station. We immediately saw the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and followed the road to it. We were surprised by a Japanese lady who sells kimonos because she can fluently speak Tagalog and more foreign languages. We toured the area and ate french fries and ice cream at mall next to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. We then decided to board the Santa Maria Cruise only to find out that the last trip has already sailed! Another miss, I know! We then boarded the Captain Line Cruise which was perfect for sunset viewing.

I know I’ve missed a lot and miserably failed to maximize the Amazing Osaka Pass. Well at least, the next time I visit Osaka, I still have lots to see! 🙂

Day 5 – The LQ Day!
Universal Studios Japan (click for detailed post)

The LQ day. Me versus my girlfriend. I told her it’s so expensive and we’d rather go to the Ocean Park. I lost. The power of woman’s tears.

Day 6 – Lazy Rainy Day!
Shitennoji Temple
Abeno Market

Supposedly, we’re heading for Kyoto however it was raining and we’re all drained from Universal Studios Japan. We just went on the neighboring area and went shopping for pasalubong. Tipid day.

Day 7 – Anime and Gadgets and Parting Time
Nipponbashi – Denden Town
Kansai International Airport

Anime and gadget day! And of course, final stretch of pasalubong shopping.


SAMSUNG CSCLots of chocolates of course and some noodles.


My girlfriend managed to buy herself a brand new boots and kimono. She also has her set of chocolates. This is inclusive of her own 25k all in budget 😉

For myself, I got JPOP CDs, earphones, a new jacket, hand puppet for my nephew and niece, and lastly, wooden cooking utensils for my mother.

PASALUBONG TIPS I suggest buying at pharmacy stores. We bought at Sugi Pharmacy and you’ll get discounts when you buy 5k worth of products and just present your passport. Take advantage of tax-free stores. Also there are 300 yen stores and you’ll be surprised of what they can offer for 300yen.

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Tempozan Ferris Wheel is one of the very first thing I noticed when the plane is about to land at Kansai International Airport. Well, it’s one of the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel, currently 6th.  At first I thought the colors are just for show and it was revealed at the ride that the colored lights provide weather forecast. How cool is that? 🙂

It is located at the Bay Area, just walking distance from Osakako Station of Chuo Line Subway. Admission fee is 800 yen (FREE if you have the Amazing Osaka Pass). There are two types of pods, the regular colored pod (just few minutes waiting time) and the see-through pod (more waiting time since there’s only a few of these). You can see the estimated waiting time when you’re about to select which pod you’ll ride. See-through is nothing special really haha so go for the regular pod. (Trust me!)

I love the soothing voice that keeps the fear of heights away! It narrates everything about the ferris wheel as well as the details about the very views you see. Share the ride with your better half and have an unforgettable experience together with the breathtaking sunset and the beautiful Osaka Bay Area ❤

If you’re in Osaka, be sure to add this to your must-go list!

Below are some pictures taken during our time at Tempozan 🙂

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Tempozan Ferris Wheel Support

Tempozan Ferris Wheel sunsetThe Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and the sun about to set

Tempozan Ferris Wheel kaiyukan

Tempozan Ferris Wheel at Night (shot taken near the Aquarium)

Tempozan Ferris Wheel captain line

Tempozan Ferris Wheel (shot taken from Captain Line cruise)

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