So yesterday, I went to Powerplant to check out the Cathay Pacific and Citibank Travel Fair. I got there at 11:05 am, thinking I’d be one of the first in line…
I was in line for about 15 minutes, just to get a number. After that, they said I would receive a text to let me know when it was almost my turn. I thought it was pretty efficient.
This is the first text I received, soon after getting my number. I decided to have lunch while waiting. After lunch, it still wasn’t my turn, so I went shopping. After shopping, I wanted to go home already, but I had to wait for the driver to get back.
At the travel fair, roundtrip economy seats to New York for John and I would have cost ($1738 + $123) + ($50 + $123) = $2,034 for both of us, inclusive of taxes.
On the Cathay Pacific website, fares were posted at $1139 x 2 = $2,278 for both of us, inclusive of taxes.
In the end, we decided it would be better to just book online. The price difference was only $244 for 2 persons, and there were less restrictions such as being applicable only to low-peak seasons, and surcharges for high-peak seasons.
If you’re planning to book a trip, I suggest you take a look at the above fares and compare them with online fares first, to see if the discounts are worth lining up for.
For further information, please visit Citibank.com.ph.