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Cheap Christmas flights to Manila for 2018

Compare fares below to find the cheapest last-minute Christmas flights to the Philippines.

Whether you want to indulge in shopping in Manila or visit people you’re close to, you don’t need to pay through the nose to book a flight there during Christmas.

By following some simple yet powerful tips, you can get cheap Christmas flights to Manila.


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Compare airfares from hundreds of booking sites and airlines to make sure you're getting the best price on your Christmas flight to Manila.


When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Manila?

The best time to book flights to Manila for the Christmas season is June to August because this is when most airlines offer early-bird discounts on December flights.

If you book three months before your departure, you can save up to 7% on your airfare, based on the findings of the Skyscanner Best Time to Book tool. Don’t worry if you couldn’t book your flight in this period since you can still nab reasonable fares in late November when travelling from Brisbane or Perth.

Fares are considerably cheaper if you depart on or before 15 December. The return fares begin dropping from 1 January onwards.

Booking accordingly will help you save more, in case you plan to spend the whole holiday season in Manila or somewhere else in the Philippines.


Tips and tricks for getting cheap Christmas flights to Manila

Try these tricks to save more on your flight bookings to Manila in the Christmas season.

  • Book in advance: Plan your holiday in Manila early to get significant savings on your flight booking. Manila is a popular destination among Australians, so planning ensures you get cheaper flight deals.
  • Use budget airlines: Cebu Pacific often has the lowest direct fare to Manila when compared to carriers like Qantas and Philippine Airlines.
  • Travel on New Year’s Day or Christmas Day: Few people travel on the Christmas Day or New Year’s Day as these are unpopular with those wanting to reach their destination before the festivities. If you are flexible with your travel dates and don’t need to be in Manila before Christmas Day, you can travel on the day itself to save money on your flight.

Top Christmas flights to Manila

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Manila flights from $729 return

Valid for travel from December 2018 - January 2019, including over Christmas and New Year. Sample fare is Darwin-Manila.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

International flights from $242 return

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Destinations include London, Dublin, Rome, Seoul, Los Angeles, Langkawi, Colombo, Singapore and more.

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$10 off your first booking

Valid only on bookings for flights from Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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