British Airways Colombo to Maldives


The British Airways Colombo to Maldives Flight Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.

Find the nerdy planning here. Find the picture preview here.

In the good old days, you used to be able to fly Emirate Shower Class from Colombo to Male from $300 and experience a nice soak at 30,000 feet. That is no longer the case. When I booked this RTW ticket, I made it a point to avoid using British for any of the segments in an effort to steer clear of fuel surcharges. The one exception was my flight to the Maldives which I was not only lucky to find available but also was surprised to find it was aboard a 777. Imagine taking a 777 for a flight that is only an hour and a half long.

British flies direct from London to Colombo then onto Male. While the majority of the passengers are exhausted from the 10.5 hour flight, I was ready for my short trip across the Indian Ocean.

What makes British Business unique is the reverse facing seat layout which is perfect for couples traveling to a romantic getaway like the Maldives. I was alone at this point so I put up the privacy guard and passed out. Though I can’t say too much about the flight itself, I will advise that anyone flying to Maldives should consider a couple of days in Colombo to break up the trip.

British Business
The Privacy Guard

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