This is one very low fare to the Maldives via Shanghai. Skyteam Alliance airline China Eastern has a few dates between August and November with round trip fare at $598 to $615 for Los Angeles to Male, Maldives.
China Eastern Los Angeles LAX – Shanghai PVG – Male, Maldives MLE
$598.00 on Priceline October 2-9
Many of the routings at $615 are three stops via Shanghai PVG, Kunming KMG and Colombo, Sri Lanka CMB.
This is the first time I have seen flights to Maldives for under $900 from the USA.
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