Cebu Pacific Turmoil - over 100 flights cancelled

Cebu Pacific Turmoil – over 100 flights cancelled

The Cebu Pacific Turmoil had started end of last week. An increasing number of passengers found their coming flights cancelled. Nobody knew what had happened. Wild rumours circulated among passengers and airline staff.

116 flights cancelled between May 1 and May 10

The message: In the press, Cebu Pacific explained that the cancellations are part of the “ongoing effort to improve on time performance and reduce inconvenience” of passengers. Noting an “unprecedented level of disruption” to their operations, with passengers experiencing “extended delays and some on-the-spot cancellations,” Cebu Pacific said it would temporarily reduce the number of their flights.
The truth: Cebu Pacific’s flight attendants created a union!

Why does a union disrupt your flights?

You must know that the cabin staff of 5J (the airline code of Cebu Pacific) earns very low wages and has very irregular duty and presence times. An office clerk in Manila earns nicely more than a flight attendant. Even with their permanent smile, flight attendants do have a very high responsibility for their passengers.

The Cebu Pacific staff, now organised in a union, started to delay flights. Their methods are various: delayed arrivals at work, stuck in traffic jams and sickness leaves.

This information had been published in the Inquirer.net but meanwhile has been removed.

There are other reasons for the Cebu Pacific Turmoil. Insiders in the airline industry whisper already for weeks about 5J’s problems. The only question now is: When will Cebu Pacific tell the full truth?

What can you do if you are hit by the Cebu Pacific Turmoil ?

  • Affected passengers have the following options:
  • rebook their flights within 30 days from original departure date for free
  • reroute to and from alternate airports within 30 days
  • get a full refund
  • place the full cost of the ticket in a Travel fund
  • Passengers of canceled flights will receive a round-trip voucher which they can use for future lights, the airline company added.
  • It also vowed to continue to “exhaust all means to inform passengers as early as possible on any flight schedule changes.”
  • Cebu Pacific said it would inform its affected customers via e-mail addresses and mobile numbers provided on booking and that the passengers would no longer need to go to the airport, managing their bookings online instead.

The Cebu Pacific Air website: https://www.cebupacificair.com/

List of the cancelled flights

This is the official list published by 5J. Please be aware that even a flight that is not listed, may be cancelled. Plan your flights carefully and give enough spare time for the case that just your flight will be hit. Other domestic airlines are here. In extreme situations you may charter a plane.

May 1, Wednesday

5J551 Manila-Cebu
5J552 Cebu-Manila
5J623 Manila-Dumaguete
5J624 Dumaguete-Manila
5J983 Manila-Davao
5J639 Manila-Puerto Princesa
5J640 Puerto Princesa-Manila
5J504 Manila-Tuguegarao
5J505 Tuguegarao-Manila

May 2, Thursday

5J473 Manila-Bacolod
5J474 Bacolod-Manila
5J569 Manila-Cebu
5J570 Cebu-Manila
5J983 Manila-Davao
5J984 Davao-Manila
5J455 Manila-Iloilo
5J456 Iloilo-Manila
5J891 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)
5J892 Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

May 3, Friday

DG6503 Manila-Cebu
DG6504 Cebu-Manila
DG6241 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)
DG6242 Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
DG6663 Cebu-Zamboanga
DG6664 Zamboanga-Cebu
DG6987 Zamboanga-Tawi-Tawi
DG6988 Tawi-Tawi-Zamboanga
5J984 Davao-Manila
5J791 Manila-Butuan
5J792 Butuan-Manila
5J 859 Manila-Zamboanga
5J860 Zamboanga-Manila
5J 901 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)
5J902 Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
5J 631 Manila-Dumaguete
5J632 Dumaguete-Manila
5J 579 Manila-Cebu
5J580 Cebu-Manila

May 4, Saturday

DG6509 Manila-Cebu
DG6510 Cebu-Manila
DG6462 Cebu-Bacolod
DG6463 Bacolod-Cebu
DG6515 Cebu-Dumaguete
DG6516 Dumaguete-Cebu
DG6241 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)
DG6242 Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
5J 791 Manila-Butuan
5J792 Butuan-Manila
5J 859 Manila-Zamboanga
5J860 Zamboanga-Manila
5J 621 Manila-Bohol (Tagbilaran)
5J622 Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Manila
5J 327 Manila-Legazpi
5J328 Legazpi-Manila
5j 861 Manila-Zamboanga
5J862 Zamboanga-Manila

May 5, Sunday

5J641 Manila-Puerto Princesa
5J642 Puerto Princesa-Manila
5J 859 Manila-Zamboanga
5J860 Zamboanga-Manila
5J 621 Manila-Bohol (Tagbilaran)
5J622 Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Manila
5J 327 Manila-Legazpi
5J328 Legazpi-Manila
5J389 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
5J390 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

May 6, Monday

5J641 Manila-Puerto Princesa
5J642 Puerto Princesa-Manila
5J 859 Manila-Zamboanga
5J860 Zamboanga-Manila
5J 629 Manila-Dumaguete
5J630 Dumaguete-Manila
5J375 Manila-Roxas
5J376 Roxas-Manila
5J377 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan
5J378 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

May 7, Tuesday

5J781 Manila-Ozamiz
5J782 Ozamiz-Manila
5J504 Manila-Tuguegarao
5J505 Tuguegarao-Manila
5J389 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
5J390 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
5J471 Manila-Bacolod
5J472 Bacolod-Manila
5J461 Manila-Iloilo
5J462 Iloilo-Manila

May 8, Wednesday

5J641 Manila-Puerto Princesa
5J642 Puerto Princesa-Manila
5J463 Manila-Iloilo
5J464 Iloilo-Manila
5J389 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
5J390 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
5J395 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
5J396 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
5J579 Manila-Cebu
5J580 Cebu-Manila

May 9, Thursday

5J991 Manila-General Santos
5J992 General Santos-Manila
5J635 Manila-Puerto Princesa
5J636 Puerto Princesa-Manila
5J857 Manila-Zamboanga
5J858 Zamboanga-Manila
5J327 Manila-Legazpi
5J328 Legazpi-Manila
5J981 Manila-Davao
5J982 Davao-Manila

May 10, Friday

5J991 Manila-General Santos
5J992 General Santos-Manila
5J 859 Manila-Zamboanga
5J860 Zamboanga-Manila
5J 629 Manila-Dumaguete
5J630 Dumaguete-Manila
5J389 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
5J390 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
5J395 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
5J396 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

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