For those inquiring whether Cebu Pacific Air gives discounts to senior citizens, this article is for you.
Retirement has its perks and one of them is more time for leisure. No wonder that these days we are seeing more and more senior citizens who are looking for the best airfare deals to travel to different places. And rightly so, after all a good deal and a promo fare means more money that can be allocated for amazing adventures!
Savings in airfare = more fund for the trip and vacation
In order to answer the inquiries on senior citizen discounts, we made trial booking to test the last two Cebu Pacific promos. The first test booking was when Cebu Pac offered 99 Pesos Snap Sale, the second test-booking is today, when the cheapest airfare was offered at 499 pesos base fare.
In case you are interested, the 499 base fare promo is still on-going when we wrote this guide today.
So what is the result? We show you! Watch the 1Pisofare Video Proof.
Senior Citizen Discount Actual Booking Test
For a base fare of 99 pesos, the senior citizen that we used as sample on our trial booking ended up with a savings of P11.98.
The original ticket rate BEFORE the S.C. discount was P796.28. After the birthdate was indicated during the booking process and the senior citizen ID number was entered, the total Cebu Pacific fare was reduced to P784.40!
The first trial booking was for Puerto Princesa to Iloilo, one-way at 99 pesos base fare promo.
The P11.98 discount may not seem big to you, but heyyy what if the base fare is P3,000+ like a flight going international? The discounted amount will only get bigger!
Here in 1Pisofare, we used to think that if the ticket is on promo then there will be no more discount for our senior citizen. We are happy to be proved wrong! May discounts for seniors kahit ang ticket ay promo fare. Hurray for our dear seniors!
However, if the base fare is piso or P1, we feel that there might be no discount or if there is, the discounted amount is negligible. This is because during the booking, the notice on the booking site indicates this:
“You may be entitled to 20% Senior Citizen discount on the base fare of your Philippine flight/s.”
SECOND TEST: MORE PROOF of DISCOUNT!
Okay, so we made a second test at 499 base fare for promo flight Manila to Iloilo for April 2019. The passenger is a senior citizen. Here is what we found out:
Original price of the Cebu Pacific promo ticket is P1,229.28.
The new price after the senior citizen discount is applied on the promo fare is P1,169.40
This is a Savings of P59.88!
Do you think the fare reduction is too small? Well, we say a discount is a discount! We’d rather pay a cheaper airfare than pay higher, if fare discount is available for booking.
And in Cebu Pacific’s case, even if the airfare was sold on a promotion, there is still a discount for the seniors. This is good!
Comparing the fare breakdown on the two ticket screenshots, the discounted item was on the PH-VAT.
How To Book and Get Airfare Discount for Seniors
Seniors who wants to book promo tickets and avail the senior citizen discount may do so by visiting a Cebu Pacific ticketing office for a face to face interaction with one of the airline’s customer service representative. Discounted tickets for seniors may also be bought via online booking.
For the two booking methods above, payment can be done using cash via payment partners, credit or debit cards, Alipay, Paypal.
Promo code is not needed to get the Cebu Pacific discount for seniors. The system will automatically apply the discount if the birthday of the passenger makes him/her 60 years old and older.
Bookings can proceed without any add-ons if passenger does not need it. Add-ons include prepaid baggage, travel insurance, meals, pre-selected seats.
Retirement doesn’t mean one should be confined to the house; continue to go out, explore, experience more of life! We wish for more seniors and elders to have the experience of visiting more places in the Philippines and abroad. The availability of promo fares makes it a bit more easier and affordable for them.
Hurray for Senior Citizen Discounted Fare!!!
Look out for the cheap deals! Search for those affordable flights. Get those sale tickets! Travel more this 2019!