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Possible routings to MLE and costs:

JFK-AUH-MLE (EY) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-DOH-MLE (QR) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-FRA-SIN-MLE (SQ) -- East Coast: (Including 15% off booking online) 46,750/91,375/116,875; West Coast: 89,250/144,500/229,500
JFK-DXB-MLE (EK) -- 42.5/82.5/150 AS
JFK-IST-MLE (TK) -- 42.5/70/90 UA (United routing allows a stopover in TLV)
JFK-VIE-MLE (OS) -- 42.5/80 UA
JFK-LGW-MLE (BA) -- 45/90/135 BA
JFK-ICN-CMB-MLE (KE) -- 60/107.5/137.5 KE
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 57.5/85/112.5 AA
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 50/55/62.5/70 AS
TLV-IST-MLE (TK)-- 20/35 UA
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Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Beach Villa US$ 210+ 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
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Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Water Villa US$ 480 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to Family Water Villa US$ 720 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night. ( 2 bedrooms)

Airport transfer fee: $560 including tax

PH Upgrades:

Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Pool Villa $USD 252.56++ per villa per night
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Villa $USD 405++ per villa per night ( Villa Number 38-44)
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Sunset Villa $USD 610++ per villa per night ( Villa number 45-51)

Airport transfer fee: $520 RT per person
 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2012, 11:36:00 PM »
Indeed.

Alas the joke is on me apparently :P
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2012, 11:44:01 PM »
Nah, you can still go before 6/28 :)

But, I can't seem to replicate your showing of availability.
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2012, 11:46:27 PM »
Nah, you can still go before 6/28 :)

But, I can't seem to replicate your showing of availability.
My mother always told me I was special ;)

And I have until 07/28 but it's still not gonna happen.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2012, 11:50:27 PM »
My mother always told me I was special ;)

And I have until 07/28 but it's still not gonna happen.

Yeah, and my mother always told me I should learn to count the months, and that July is 7, not 6 :P

You think it's crazy for us to go back again in July? My wife wakes up and goes to sleep, and all the whole keeps wishing we were back in MLE. True story.
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2012, 11:53:42 PM »
Yeah, and my mother always told me I should learn to count the months, and that July is 7, not 6 :P

You think it's crazy for us to go back again in July? My wife wakes up and goes to sleep, and all the whole keeps wishing we were back in MLE. True story.
Not crazy at all at less than $200/night.  Would love to read the comparison anywho and remember those pre-baby days :D
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2012, 11:57:49 PM »
Not crazy at all at less than $200/night.  Would love to read the comparison anywho and remember those pre-baby days :D

First step: find the same availability you see.

Second step: if unsuccessful, finds Dan's mom and ask her to tell me I'm special, too.

Third step: convince my boss that our last trip to MLE was not really our honeymoon, but a PRE-honeymoon, and because I've been working so hard he should let me go.

Poll -- which of those is going to be the most difficult? :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2012, 04:00:00 AM »
This trip has worked out pretty funny, I book mileage tix with Qatar and United announces they're no longer going to be offering them...

I book award stay at the WA and Hilton ditches them (or vice versa)

Btw I ended up ordering kosher food from kleins in Australia through the hotel..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2012, 04:29:48 AM »
I have 150k hh myself, very tempting to go again, but probably would not stay at the waldorf

reading through tripadvisors feedback, it has to many small complaints, trip via seaplane is much more then other resort and  way to long. The resort is very high in the north atoll. The chances of rain in the north atoll during this season is much higher. Dont ask me why, but history shows it.
Is it cheap, yes. But if I go for a few days the diffrence to a other resort (after the seaplane difference) is not that big. During low seadon one can get a good deal at other places as well.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2012, 04:30:35 AM »
How much is the hotel charging you for meals through kleins? Can you order exactly what you want, or they just give you another menu every night?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2012, 04:55:03 AM »
How much is the hotel charging you for meals through kleins? Can you order exactly what you want, or they just give you another menu every night?

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« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2012, 12:20:40 PM »
I have 150k hh myself, very tempting to go again, but probably would not stay at the waldorf

reading through tripadvisors feedback, it has to many small complaints, trip via seaplane is much more then other resort and  way to long. The resort is very high in the north atoll. The chances of rain in the north atoll during this season is much higher. Dont ask me why, but history shows it.
Is it cheap, yes. But if I go for a few days the diffrence to a other resort (after the seaplane difference) is not that big. During low seadon one can get a good deal at other places as well.

Yeah, that's what the locals on my island told me as well, and it was borne out, at least from the satellite imagery during our stay.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2012, 12:11:49 PM »
WOW!! Qatar Airways business on a 777 two class, is out of this world... Puts Cathay to shame... Seat massage, lie flat bed, pajamas, great service, and great fresh kosher meal...

At the Premium terminal in Doha now, another WOW! definitely better than most other lounges I've been to cathay included. This is a huge lounge, very quiet, lots of drinks, showers, massage (chairs, real ones are in first lounge)...

Overall great experience!

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« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2012, 12:15:13 PM »
WOW!! Qatar Airways business on a 777 two class, is out of this world... Puts Cathay to shame... Seat massage, lie flat bed, pajamas, great service, and great fresh kosher meal...

At the Premium terminal in Doha now, another WOW! definitely better than most other lounges I've been to cathay included. This is a huge lounge, very quiet, lots of drinks, showers, massage (chairs, real ones are in first lounge)...

Overall great experience!
Enjoy! If you have any pics, would be nice to see.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2012, 01:39:47 PM »
These pics don't do justice..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2012, 05:00:06 PM »
Rumors:

Waldorf will become the Intercontinental

The Soneva Gili will become a Waldorf thought I suspect will be much harder to get award, as their villas are top notch and they have only 56 villas..

Those are the rumors circulating among the Waldorf staff...