Colombo is a great starting point if you want to visit Sri Lanka.
Tip: You can use British Airways Avios to get to the Maldives on the cheap. It’s only 4,500 Avios each way from Colombo to Male, Maldives.
Sample Travel Date:
- April 4th – 11th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until early June or late August – early December. All travel must be completed by December 10th. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: PHL
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: doh
- Destination: CMB
- Return Advanced Routing Code: doh
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “6-13” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
- PHL – DOH (Doha) – CMB (Colombo) – DOH – PHL
- One permitted at $100
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Qatar is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 18,060 miles or 4.4 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,030 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 4,515 miles
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Qatar Airways link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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- Visa: US Citizens – Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). $1USD = 144 LKR
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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