steex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1423 posts, RR: 9 Reply 1, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
I'm not especially familiar with the route and its typical pricing, but doing some quick searching, I see the following available on Hawaiian Airlines for a total of $2,260:
9 DEC 12
HA 11 SFO 08:40 HNL 12:00 First (P) A330
HA 455 HNL 14:20 MNL 19:25+1 Business (P) A330
17 DEC 12
HA 456 MNL 21:20 HNL 13:05 Business (P) A330
HA 12 HNL 14:55 SFO 22:00 First (P) A330
The product won't be as nice as longhaul J on a reputable Asian carrier, but it's a nice alternative for considerably less cost. Additionally, if you were so inclined, it appears you could create a 1-day stopover in HNL on the westbound for only a few bucks more if you leave SFO on one of the days that HNL-MNL doesn't operate.
I didn't do an extensive search to see when else this fare may be available, but it may be worth looking into.