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A good sale to The Maldives or Sri Lanka.
ITA will price this at $2,569, using those dates on Priceline should reprice to around $2,425.
(We are testing Premium Economy / Business Class / First Class deals the next few weeks to sort out some workflow and algorithms issues, we will see how it goes and whether to make this a regular feature – for Business Class / First Class deals.)
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample to The Maldives
- May 14th – 23rd
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel until August Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Must purchase at least 3 days 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
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: CX+
- Textbox 2: f bc=I
- That’s the letter i and not L
- Destination: MLE
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: CX+
- Textbox 2: f bc=I
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Cabin: Business class or higher <- MAKE SURE TO SELECT THIS TO SEARCH FOR BUSINESS CLASS FARES
- Length of stay “3-10” (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
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- ORD – HKG (Hong Kong)- MLE (Male, Maldives) – HKG – ORD
- One permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Cathay Pacific is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 21,502 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 32,253 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 26,877 miles
- Elite Qualifying Dollars: $5,375
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Priceline’s risk free 24 hour cancellation policy here.
Enter your dates, let the results run and then filter for only Business like this:
Then you will get Business results:
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- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR). $1USD = 15.67 MVR
- 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 = 156 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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