So everyone and their dog thinks they know a thing or two about finding the lowest airfares. But would you ask your dog how to build an airplane, or ask a pilot to perform surgery?
Most people would say “No, I should ask an expert”, and for those who said yes, I look forward to reading your novel.
Some flight booking tips about finding the lowest airfares should be taken with a grain of salt. Although some are true without a doubt – like booking in advance, being flexible with dates, others have been debunked like deleting cookies to find lower prices.
Often you may find a flight deal online and then go directly to the airline to discover it at a lower price. But what if I told you there was a way to get an even lower airfare?
Please pull yourself together and keep reading to find out how you can get the lowest secret airfares.


Unpublished Airfares - Cheap Flights to Manila

The unpublished airfare is a master of hide and seek… and only travel agents can find him!

Unpublished airfares

Published airfares are fares that can be bought by anyone. On the other hand, unpublished airfares are – you guessed it – unpublished. They do not appear in advertising, and if you rang the airline they would not be able to tell you about the rules.
They may have different rules like no changes, or you can’t get flyer miles on them. And of course, the price depends on when you are flying, where, with which airline, etc. Unpublished airfares are also known as private fares, negotiated fares, consolidator fares, or wholesale fares.
These unpublished airfares may be up to 25-70% off regular fare prices. Unpublished airfares are still like regular airfares in many ways and are not magic golden tickets. If you try to book your flights last minute before Christmas they will still cost more than if you had booked them earlier.

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So now you know about unpublished airfares and head to your favorite flight website.
Not so fast.

These fares are not published anywhere. At allNot even on the all-powerful and infinite internet.

So where can you find unpublished airfares?
You will need to go to a travel agency or give them a call (or fill out a form on their website!).

How can this be?!

So how do travel agents sell cheaper flights than airlines? Airlines give these low airfares to travel agencies on the condition that they do not publish or advertise the deals. Why? Because no one would buy from the airline if the airfares were cheaper elsewhere. So, travel agencies can only tell you the best ticket prices in person, or over the phone (or email).
What does the airline get out of this? Well, they are basically outsourcing some work. We fill the seats and in exchange airlines give us better negotiated prices. Thousands of travel agencies worldwide selling their tickets results in more sales and exposure


The discount, number of tickets and route availability varies from airline to airline. Each travel agency has different contracts with airlines. ASAP Tickets currently has 41 airline contracts and over 150 partner airlines.
Unpublished Airfares - Cheap Flights to Manila

It’s all in a day’s work for a travel agent…

So how does it work?

Where and how do travel agents find these lower airfares?
Meet the Global Distribution System – GDS.
The GDS is a global reservation software system for booking airfares, hotels, rental cars, and more. The major systems are Amadeus, Sabre, Travelport, Apollo, Galileo, and Worldspan. The agents at ASAP Tickets have a special software system that gives them access to ALL of these systems. PLUS, we were the first travel agency to do this. This system allows our agents to spot drops in both published and unpublished airfares before anyone else.
“This new monitoring tool gives us one more significant advantage over online travel engines that employ a linear logic and are thus incapable of presenting solutions that only a live expert can explore,” remarked Daniel Lei – Chief Business Development Officer at Travel Management Group.
GDS systems are powerful and make it quick and easy for travel agents to find the best routes and prices. You don’t need to waste your time checking all combinations and different flight websites. Travel agents will also make sure that you have enough time for any connections.

That’s not all

For this reason, using a travel agent is your best chance to find the lowest airfares. Travel agents can also get special bulk discounts for group travel through the GDS. As a matter of fact, there are many different reasons to use a travel agent.


At first, it may seem unusual for you to book your flights over the phone instead of online. In any case, there are other benefits from using a travel agent, like saving time, flying the optimal route, and more. Recent research shows that Millennials are leading the increase in using travel agents – so travel agencies are definitely not losing out to the internet!

Unpublished airfares are not the only fares that have discounts. There are a couple different types of published airfares including discount fares and discounted international fares. These may require buying in advance and may be non-refundable. Luckily travel agents will take care of all the details for you, so you can just enjoy your discounted flight.

Class dismissed

So you’ve definitely learned something new today! You now know what unpublished airfares are and who can find them for you. Use your new found knowledge wisely and enjoy your dream trip! 

Need help planning your next trip? We offer flights to 200+ destinations worldwide like flights to the Philippines or flights to Nigeria. Take advantage of our discounted unpublished airfares and talk to a real person who is an expert at booking flights and giving you the best experience. Call us anytime, toll-free at 844-300-7983.

If you’d like to learn about unpublished airfares’ sister, read about consolidated airfares now!

Travel safe and stay tuned for more travel tips from the ASAP Tickets team on our cheap flight blog.

Are you interested in learning more insider information about finding cheap flights? Let us know in the comments what you’d like to read about next!
Want to learn more? Find out how to book flights to Manila here!


  1. Regina Castillo February 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    How much is the flight fom Dec 23 – Jan. 7. Fr. SFO to the Phils. Fir 5 people?

    1. Hi Regina! Thanks for the request, an agent will be in touch shortly!

  2. Good recommendations from this site, personally the 4 times I’ve traveled through Africa has been through South African Airways I’ve always found ridiculously low offers, I had money left over even to buy me tribal shields from I remember lol

  3. Seems to good to be true

    1. The savings depend on your departure/arrival airport, dates, and what contracts the travel agency has.
      In any case, you have nothing to lose so just give it a go!

  4. Sonia AMO-AKONNOR February 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Travel from USA to Accra. Depart April 20th & return on May 6th.

    1. Hi Sonia,
      Which city in the US will you be departing from?

  5. If I depart from Philadelphia on Nov. 30th , 2018 to Switzerland and back on 5th dec . Pls search for the price thanks.

    1. Hi! Thanks for your request, a travel agent will be in touch soon.

  6. David Adesina March 1, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Dear Kate,
    Can you get me a low fare from Abuja,Nigeria to LAX. April 5 to April 25.2018

    1. Thanks for your request David! An agent will be in touch soon.

  7. Columbus ohio to london england 6-20-2018 to 7-11-2018. How much please 2 people

    1. Hi Ava, thanks for your travel request, an agent will contact you shortly.

  8. Maria C. Mercado March 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I need to book for two .
    From San Diego ( June 14 ) to Busan
    From Busan ( June 18 ) to Manila Philippines
    From Manila ( June 22) to Haneda Airport
    From Haneda ( June 25 ) to San Diego

    1. Thanks Maria! An agent will be in touch shortly.

  9. sound GREAT !



    TKS & RGS

    1. Hi Alice,
      Please call us at 844-300-7983 to receive a price quote, or use the form on the right-hand side of this webpage.

  10. Carmen Luisa Grullon April 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    How much airline ticket direct flight from Miami Fl to Medellin Colombia or FLL Fl To Medellin, Colombia, From May 25, 2018 -Morning to May 28, 2018 any time.

    1. Thanks Carmen, your request has been sent to the agents.

  11. Can you get me the lowest fare Honolulu to Manila roundtrip
    Dec 10th- Dec30th

    1. Thanks for your request Ailyn, an agent will be in touch shortly!

  12. best price from sba to abq on aug.24th or 25th,then from abq to sea on aug. 28th or 29th

    1. Thanks for your request Ron! An agent will be in touch shortly

  13. Thanks for the excellent guide

  14. Thanks for the great guide

  15. COLLETTE WILLIAMS June 27, 2018 at 1:45 pm


    1. Hi Collette, I’ve sent your request through to the agents. Someone will be in touch shortly!

  16. This is actually useful, thanks.

  17. From Mumbai,India to San Antonio,TX return ticket, staring between 7/26 – 8/1 and returning between 11/1 – 11/7

    1. Thanks Ulhas, a travel agent will be in touch shortly.

  18. Can you find me 2-3 tickets deal for Nepal from Norfolk, Virginia for March ,June or July 2019?


    1. Thanks for your request Raaz, an agent will be in touch shortly.

  19. Checking for airfare for 2 seniors and 2 adults from SDF to AUA for April 6-13, 2019. Please email me
    Thank you,

    1. Thanks for your request Sue! An agent will be in touch shortly.

  20. This is what I need. Cheap flights are just what me and my husband are looking for since we are now travelling with our kids, we better have to find ways on how to cut the budget short to enjoy more along the trip from flights to food and hotels. Thanks for sharing this. It’s amazing!

  21. Hi check on a ticket see what it cost from Nigeria to bowling Green KY for 1 person

    1. Hi Martha,
      Thanks for your request. I have sent your details on to the agents. They will send you some itinerary options, but if you would like to travel on particular dates you can notify them about that 🙂

  22. I’m looking for 2-ticket Best price from Manila to Osaka Nov 7, Nov 15, 2018

    1. Thanks for your travel details, a travel agent will be in touch shortly!

  23. Estello Sandoval October 17, 2018 at 8:15 am

    How about Manila to Paris on Nov 14 – December 14, 2018.

    1. Hi Estello, thanks for your request, a travel agent will be in touch shortly!

  24. Can you give me prices for 2 tickets Newark -Madrid round trip August 2019?

    1. Thanks Zaida, a travel agent will be in touch shortly!

  25. Piedad mantinan December 2, 2018 at 5:46 am

    I am looking for one ticket from Barcelona to Detroit December 19 or 20 round trip returning to Barcelona on January 2nd or 3rd, thanks

    1. Thanks for your travel request, I’ve forwarded the details to our agents 🙂

      – Kate

  26. Hi,
    I’m desperate to see my husband. Im looking for the flight from NYC area (JFK, LGA , EWR) to Orlando (MCO), Jan25-27.
    Both flights after 8pm. Since a while the published airfares are very high, we can’t afford it.

    1. Hi Janina, I’ve forwarded your request to the agents, someone will be in touch soon!

  27. Hi, I would like to inquire about a trip from Detroit, MI. (DTW) to Orlando, FL. (MCO) for 6 travelers. (3 adults, 3 children ages 17, 13,10)
    Depart : March 22 or 23 Return: March 31, evening
    Could I get a quote for this itinerary please?

    1. Hi Stacy, thanks for your request! An agent will be in touch shortly.
      – Kate

  28. Could I get a quote for tickets from Msp to Rsw for 2 adults, 2 children and one on lap. Leaving March 23 or late on 22 to Rsw. Return on March 31.?

    1. Thanks Betsy, an agent will be in touch shortly.

  29. Hello how much to Orlando Florida from new york city on 4/22/19-4/26/19?
    I need prices as soon as possible

    1. Thanks for your request, an agent will be in touch shortly

  30. Gerald Nkogbu April 3, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Hi . Can you get me cheap tickets from Shanghai to sao paolo on August 1 and sao paolo to Lagos on August 13

    1. Gerald, thank you for your request! One of the agents will send you a price quote shortly.

  31. This is really helpful, thanks.

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  36. Thanks, it’s quite informative

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  38. Wow, this paragraph is good, my younger sister is analyzing such things, thus I am going to
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  39. As a Korean living in the Philippines, I have grown to love this country and consider it my second home. I love the warmth not just of the weather but of the people as well.

  40. Hello, I need ticket for my daughter from Minneapolis to Nairobi. I need fair ticket .
    Thank you

    1. Hi Everlyne, could you, please, specify the departure dates (or at least a month) so we could find the best-priced deal? Thank you in advance!

  41. 1 adult 3 kids flying from PHL or EWR to BRU or DUS end of June 2020 / returning beginning of July 2020 from MUC or SZG to eiter EWR or BRU. Any good tickets out there?

    1. Dear Johannes, thanks for your request, we’ll be in touch with a quote shortly!

  42. CLT to ACC
    January 19 2020
    1 Adult

    1. Thank you for your request! We’ll be in touch with a quote shortly!

  43. Mangojak Siagian December 26, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I plan to go to Christchurch New Zealand from Jakarta (CGK) in 2020. I prefer to have the traveling in March or April for 2 weeks interval. Please find cheap tickets for 2 pax.
    Thank you.

    1. Dear Mangojak, thank you for your request! We’ll be glad to provide a quote!

  44. Hello, I need a flight for 3 from RNO to SFO to catch a flight that leaves SFO to BCN at 15:30 on May 8, 2020 on Norwegian Airlines (already purchased). We also need a return flight from SFO to RNO on May 22 after our arrival to SFO at 13:30.

    1. Dear Debra, thanks for your request! One of our agents will send the quote shortly.

  45. Quote for one adult and one kid ( 4 years old)
    Departure from Edmonton canada May 8.. to Philippines… Then From Philippines to Edmonton June 8.

    thank you

    1. Thank you for your request! We will send the quote shortly!

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