Last updated: MARCH 17, 2020

Cebu Pacific has canceled ALL flights from March 19 until April 14, both domestic and international and CEBGO flights. The announcement was made just a few days after the Philippines’ largest airline stopped all their domestic operations to and from Manila on March 16.

The move is in line with the government’s directive placing Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon under community quarantine in an effort to stop the further spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease).

The airline’s last day of operations will be on March 18, 2020 where it will operate the following flights:

Manila-Bangkok-Manila
Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
Manila-Osaka-Manila
Manila-Nagoya-Manila
Manila-Ho Chi Minh-Manila
Manila-Singapore-Manila
Manila-Taipei-Manila
Manila-Bali (Denpasar)-Manila

To double check, you can see your flight’s status on this page.

If you’re one of the passengers affected, you have three options, all of which can be easily done ONLINE.

  • Rebook the flight for FREE. You can book the flight on another date (outside the affected period). You can only rebook once.
  • Transfer the amount to Travel Fund. Travel Fund is Cebu Pacific’s virtual wallet, where you can temporarily store the amount you paid so you can easily use it again to book another flight.
  • Request a refund. You can get a full refund of the amount you paid for. The refund process is easy, but it takes longer for the refund to reflect on your account.

We’ll discuss each in detail below.

One-Time Free Rebooking

If you already have a new target travel date in mind, you can rebook your flight for free. Cebu Pacific has waived the change fees and fare difference for affected passengers. You can only rebook once.

  1. Visit the Cebu Pacific website: www.cebupacificair.com. Click on MANAGE BOOKING.
  2. Enter your flight details: booking code and last name of any passenger. If you have a GetGo account, you can also simply sign in.
  3. On the dashboard, find the flight that you want to change. Click the MANAGE button next to it.
  4. On the next page, you will find four icons. Choose CHANGE FLIGHT.
  5. Choose your preferred new date or flight schedule.
  6. Confirm the changes.

If you have a GetGo account, you can also use the mobile app. Simply log in and see your bookings under MY BOOKINGS.

This infographic summarizes the rebooking process.


Travel Fund

Travel Fund is Cebu Pacific’s virtual wallet, where you can temporarily store the cost of the ticket. By choosing the travel fund, you can easily use the amount when you decide to book another flight with Cebu Pacific.

For example, if my Manila-Hong Kong flight was canceled, I can transfer that amount to my virtual Travel Fund. That means I have virtual “money” kept by the airline. In the future, if I want to book another flight with Cebu Pacific, I could use it to settle the payment for that flight.

Note that the travel tax will not be included in the converted amount at first, but it will be added within 15 days after completing your booking conversion to Travel Fund. Travel taxes are processed separately and entail coordination with other agencies, but it will be added eventually. However, the amount to be transferred excludes insurance add-ons and other service fees, if any.

You can only keep that amount for 180 days, which starts on the day of conversion. But you can use it to pay bookings up to 12 months out. Here’s an example from the CEB website:

Here’s how to use the Travel Fund.

  1. Visit the Cebu Pacific website: www.cebupacificair.com. Click on MANAGE BOOKING.
  2. Enter your flight details: booking code and last name of any passenger. If you have a GetGo account, you can also simply sign in.
  3. On the dashboard, find your flight. Click the MANAGE button next to it.
  4. On the next page, you will find icons. If your flight has been canceled by Cebu Pacific, you will find a TRAVEL FUND option. If your flight isn’t canceled, choose CANCEL FLIGHT.
  5. Enter the information asked on the next page.
  6. Confirm transfer to Travel Fund.

When it’s done, you should receive an email from Cebu Pacific stating that the price of the ticket has been converted into Travel Fund credits.

Here’s a quick infographic summing up the process:

When you decide to use Travel Fund credits to purchase another ticket, simply book a flight on the website or app as you normally would. The difference is: on the PAYMENT page, when asked how you want to pay, choose the TRAVEL FUND option.


Full Refund

The third option is to get a refund of the full cost of the ticket. If you don’t have a new date yet or you don’t think you’d be booking another flight within the next 180 days, then this might be the right choice for you. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Visit the Cebu Pacific website: www.cebupacificair.com. Click on MANAGE BOOKING.
  2. Enter your flight details: booking code and last name of any passenger. If you have a GetGo account, you can also simply sign in.
  3. On the dashboard, find the flight that you want a refund for. Click the MANAGE button next to it.
  4. On the next page, you will find four icons. Choose the one label REQUEST REFUND / CHECK REFUND STATUS.
  5. Choose the passengers for whom you want a refund. You may be asked to enter some details for confirmation.
  6. Confirm the refund request.

Once done, you will see the status of your refund on the dashboard. Initially, it will display RECEIVED. But it can change over time.

If you booked via credit card, the amount will be credited back to your account. It can take weeks for the amount to reflect on your account because a lot of factors are at play here, including your bank’s policies and billing cycle.


Updates Log

  • 2020 March 14 – Cebu Pacific canceled all domestic flights to and from Manila from March 15-April 14
  • 2020 March 17 – Cebu Pacific canceled all flights, both domestic and international, and including CEBGO.


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