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1. Posted by nomadgirl (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

hi fellow travelers!

i'm traveling from Hawaii to the Philippines then on to Bali. my question is what route do you best recommend for getting there? has anyone done this before? i'd like to know the cheapest way, along with the most convenient.

here are some options i've thought of:

Manilla to Singpore to Bali

Bali to Jakarta to Manilla

anyone have any suggestions? wld be greatly appreciated!

2. Posted by nomadgirl (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

anybody?

anyone been to bali? what was your route? i open to anything

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4. Posted by Tina Bean (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y

This is slightly worrying. I live in london and am thinking about doing a 3 month trip to Indonesia and the philippines next year and I wanted to ask the same question. maybe ask one of the travel advisors!

Happy travelling!

x

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Quoting Tina Bean

This is slightly worrying. I live in london and am thinking about doing a 3 month trip to Indonesia and the philippines next year and I wanted to ask the same question. maybe ask one of the travel advisors!

Happy travelling!

x

I'm from the UK and i travel to the Philippines regularly so if you want any advise from a fellow Brit then give me a shout

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

I think the cheapest way is to fly Cebu Pacific to Jakarta...

That is how I'd do it. INDONESIA used to be very expensive... before the budget airlines came to reality.

7. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 8y

The problem with Cebu Pacific though is that if you have a foreign issued credit/debit card the website will not accept your card...it will be declined. There are huge threads on this on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree and it has happened to me constantly over the last 6-8 months (trying 3 or 4 different cards!).

Oh and if you do manage to get your card accepted (sometimes there is a fluke and the card is accepted!) beware that Cebu Pacific don't change your flight time, cancel your flight or change the flight to a different day.

Last month I had the outgoing segment of my flight changed by 5 hours, the return segment was cancelled, then re-instated, then the time was changed and then finally was changed to 2 days later than the original flight date. It really messed up my onward flights!

8. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Quoting loubylou

The problem with Cebu Pacific though is that if you have a foreign issued credit/debit card the website will not accept your card...it will be declined. There are huge threads on this on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree and it has happened to me constantly over the last 6-8 months (trying 3 or 4 different cards!).

Oh and if you do manage to get your card accepted (sometimes there is a fluke and the card is accepted!) beware that Cebu Pacific don't change your flight time, cancel your flight or change the flight to a different day.

Last month I had the outgoing segment of my flight changed by 5 hours, the return segment was cancelled, then re-instated, then the time was changed and then finally was changed to 2 days later than the original flight date. It really messed up my onward flights!

I have had the same problem. Cebu Pacific are very cheap but they do change their schedules a lot. Last month I was booked to fly to Cebu from HK but they cancelled this route so I had to fly to Manila instead. It wasn't really a problem for me as I was heading to Bacolod anyway, so I had to go via either Cebu or Manila, but I am sure it was more inconvenient for people who just wanted to get to Cebu. Also there are problems with the foreign credit cards. Last time I had to email them a bank statement and some other ID. BUT, when you manage to get on your flight then they are very good and cheap.

9. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 8y

so you'd be visiting Manila then... you can choose from Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific for the route to Jakarta to connect to Bali...

If you'd be in Davao (south Philippines), there is a flight to Manado, Indonesia via Wings Air... not sure though if Manado has a connection to Bali though...