Phenomenal Cathay Pacific Business Class Fares To The Sri Lanka, Maldives & India

Phenomenal Cathay Pacific Business Class Fares To The Sri Lanka, Maldives & India

While we see great business class fares for travel originating in the Maldives, it’s rare to see good business class fares published to the Maldives.

If you want a trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth, Cathay Pacific has some incredible fares at the moment.

Roundtrip business class fares flight Chicago to Male from $2570. That’s availability through August, and in general space is wide open.

You get flat beds the entire way to the Maldives, since both 777s & A330s feature flat bed business class.

You can save even more when booking through Momondo, as that knocks the fare low to $2415.

Note that they sometimes use obscure online travel agencies, so this may complicate things in the event that you need to change a ticket.

This ticket covers a distance of 21,500 miles, therefore you have a few programs where you could earn miles.

If you credit to Alaska Mileage Plan, you will earn 125% EQMs &  225% redeemable miles. You can earn:

  • 48,375 redeemable miles – 75,250 redeemable miles if you’re an MVP Gold 75K member
  • 26,875 elite qualifying miles

If you credit to American AAdvantage, you will  earn 150% EQMs, EQDs for 25% of the distance flown & 125% redeemable miles. You can earn:

  • 5,375 elite qualifying dollars
  • 32,250 elite qualifying miles
  • 26,875 redeemable miles –  52,675 redeemable miles if you’re an Executive Platinum member

When you book one of these tickets & have access to US credit cards, make sure you maximize the points you earn.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card offers triple points on airfare purchases, and also offers fantastic travel coverage in the event of irregular operations.

The Platinum Card® from American Express offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines, which is a great option if you’re booking directly with the airline.

There is not necessarily fares I’d book as a mileage run, but if you want to vacation in the Maldives, it is a great way to get there, given how tough it can be to redeem miles.

Several airports in India also have similar fares:

Some good fares to other areas in the region, including to Colombo:


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