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:
- February 8th – 15th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until May or late September – November for Sunday through Wednesday departures and Monday through Thursday returns with a 7 day minimum stay. Must purchase at least 1 day in advance of departure
Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
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 5.2 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,030 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 4,515 miles
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Expedia link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Advanced options” and then select “Qatar Airways” on Preferred Airline
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- Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). $1USD = 143 LKR
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