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: