Mar192016

Cathay Pacific $889 LAX to Male, Maldives MLE April-May 2016

Cathay Pacific $889 round trip for Los Angeles to Male MLE is the lowest fare I have seen to the Maldives in past year without flying China Eastern ($598 round trip last August for October 2015 travel). Cathay Pacific is a one-stop itinerary via Hong Kong with no overnight layover, but I also saw some itineraries with a long overnight layover possible. Low fare departure dates are all Tuesdays with Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday return. Cathay Pacific ticket price rises to $1,800 in June. For summer travel there are Emirates tickets as low as $1,044 for some July dates.

Cathay Pacific 

Los Angeles LAX – Hong Kong HKG – Male, Maldives MLE

$889.16  Tuesday May 3 – Wednesday May 11, 2016

LAX-MLE CX $889 May3-11

LAX-HKG-MLE-HKG-LAX = 20,472 flight miles.

Unfortunately these book in Cathay Pacific economy S or N code, which are non-eligible for AAdvantage miles earning in 2016.

WheretoCredit.com shows Cathay Pacific N code earns 25% flight miles with British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Qatar (5,118 miles) or 50% miles with FinnAir (10,136 miles). Same earn rate for CX economy S code flight segments.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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