China Eastern, Skyteam Alliance member airline, has more low fares to share for travel to the other side of the world. Los Angeles LAX to CMB Colombo, Sri Lanka is available for as low as $615 round trip on China Eastern on a few departure dates in October and November.
It has been a few years since I studied CMB airfares. Colombo was once regarded as a good departure point for low cost business class and round the world fares.
China Eastern $598.00 round trip (Priceline)
Los Angeles LAX – Shanghai PVG – Colombo, Sri Lanka CMB
Monday October 12 – Saturday October 24
Oddly, the itinerary with only one-stop in Shanghai PVG is priced less than the two stop itinerary and offers shorter layover times.
China Eastern $614.20 round trip
Los Angeles LAX – Shanghai PVG – Kunming, China KMG – Colombo, Sri Lanka CMB
This 2-stop itinerary puts you in Kunming, China for a day on the outbound flights and a 13-hour overnight layover in Shanghai on the return.
China Eastern has low fares around $600 to many destinations in southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, including Male MLE Maldives for $598.
Loyalty Traveler – China Eastern $598 Los Angeles to Maldives (August 9)