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Tagged Pages Archive | China Eastern Airlines

2017
31
August
Vancouver to the Maldives - $656 to $752 CAD roundtrip including taxes | 1-stop flights

The Maldives

China Eastern has dropped the price of their October flights from Vancouver to Male, the capital of the Maldives down to $772 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

This is 44% cheaper than the typical best roundtrip prices from Vancouver to the Maldives.

The flights have 1 stop each way in Shanghai, China. The layovers are pretty long (7.5 hours). Although the overall travel time (26.5 hours) isn't too terrible compared to the fastest flights possible (around 22 hours, using Cathay Pacific).

The key is that these are 1 stop flights. Historically, China Eastern has often had some cheaper flights to the Maldives that were ridiculously lengthy (such as 3 stops each way, with multiple 18-19 hour layovers).

Hopefully they will start offering some more of these 1 stop flights for a low price.

Availability for travel

October 2017

November, December 2017 (see update below)

January, February 2018 (see update below)

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April.

November is generally the unofficial 'end of the monsoon season'.

How to find and book these flights

1. Go to Momondo

2. Search for a flight from Vancouver to Male, Maldives (MLE)

Try one of the following date combinations:

(for longer trips, you can try mixing and matching the dates from different lines in the list below)

Sep 21 to Oct 5
Sep 28 to Oct 15
Sep 30 to Oct 18, 20, 22

Oct 1 to Oct 15, 18, 20, 22

screenshot from Momondo



Update 8/31 - There are now some 1-stop flights from Vancouver to the Maldives in November, December, and January for $656 to $704 CAD roundtrip including taxes if you don't mind a 19 hour stopover in Shanghai, China on the way there.

1. Go to Momondo

2. Search for a flight from Vancouver to Male, Maldives (MLE)

Try one of the following date combinations:

(for longer trips, you can try mixing and matching the dates from different lines in the list below)

Nov 22 to Dec 6 -- $656
Nov 29 to Dec 13 -- $656

[2018]

Jan 10 to Jan 24 -- $704
Jan 12 to Jan 28 -- $704
Jan 17 to Jan 31 -- $704
Jan 18 to Jan 31 -- $697 (new!) - select 'Max 1 Stop' on the left
Jan 25 to Feb 4 -- $697 (new!)

Feb 6 to Feb 18 -- $688 (new!) - slide the Max Flight Duration slider to 58
Feb 7 to Feb 21 -- $752
Feb 13 to Feb 25 -- $688 (new!)
Feb 13 to Mar 2 -- $688 (new!) - slide the Max Flight Duration slider to 58
Feb 14 to Feb 28 -- $704
Feb 17 to Mar 7 -- $700 (new!)

Mar 1 to Mar 16 -- $688 (new!) - slide the Max Flight Duration slider to 58
Mar 6 to Mar 18, 21 -- $688 (new!) - slide the Max Flight Duration slider to 58
Mar 7 to Mar 21 -- $752
Mar 8 to Mar 21 -- $701 (new!) - slide the Max Flight Duration slider to 58

After your Momondo search completes, the booking site showing these for the lowest price is ClickMyTrip. They're a low quality booking site.

You should also see a link to ITravel2000 for $19 more if you want to book them through a site you've heard of.

NOTE: When your Momondo search completes, you may need to click on '1 Stop' on the left hand side to see these flights. They should look like the flights in the screenshot below. It shows 40 hours on the way there because the 19 hour stopover in Shanghai is included in the duration time.

screenshot from Momondo.ca



How much does it cost for accommodations in the Maldives?

Taking a look on Airbnb, the average price for 2 people ranges from $110 CAD/night (private room) to $150 CAD/night (entire place).

There seems to be places with good reviews in the $85 to $100/night range.

Airbnb search: The Maldives, under $150 CAD/night



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