United / Jet Airways – $949: Newark – Colombo, Sri Lanka. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Sri Lanka is on our bucket list. This is the 2nd time we have found a deal to Sri Lanka. Colombo is also a great gateway if you want to visit the Maldives.

Central Business District, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Photo: Andrew from Sydney, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Central Business District, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Photo: Andrew from Sydney, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)



Sample Travel Date:

  • November 12th – 21st.

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until December 12th for Sunday through Thursday departures. Availability is limited. Must purchase by October 26th

How to Search for Availability:

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $859


  • EWR – BOM (Mumbai) – CMB (Colombo) – BOM – EWR. The segments between Mumbai and Colombo are operated by Jet Airways — the top airline of India.

Partner Fare Class:

  • V


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $1,651 (To search, enter “ua bom /f bc=w” on the outbound and “bom ua /f bc=w” on the return advanced routing code fields on ITA).


  • 17,478 miles or 5.3 cents per mile. The segments between Mumbai and Colombo are non-mileage earning with United. As such, you will earn 15,578 miles or 6.0 cents per mile when crediting to United.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our  Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United on Airline 1 and Jet Airways on Airline 2.



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Background Information:

  • 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 = 130 LKR

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