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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) -- 50/70 AS
TLV-IST-MLE (TK)-- 20/35 UA
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Conrad Upgrades:

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.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Superior Water  Villa US$ 250 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Retreat Water Villa US$ 400 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
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 #3900 on: December 06, 2017, 04:23:07 PM »
im planning a trip to the maldives in june, would love to about  your experience with hotels. i would like to stay at a villa with a pool, dont care for the owb much, which hotel has the best option for points/nights+upgrades? the conrad seems beautiful although i think the st regis is much nicer.
planning on flying from tlv-ist-mle in J still looking for the best availability. united only has practical flights on the outbound. inbound comes up as 3 stopovers... dont think i can hack that:)
thanks guys!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3901 on: December 06, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »
im planning a trip to the maldives in june, would love to about  your experience with hotels. i would like to stay at a villa with a pool, dont care for the owb much, which hotel has the best option for points/nights+upgrades? the conrad seems beautiful although i think the st regis is much nicer.
planning on flying from tlv-ist-mle in J still looking for the best availability. united only has practical flights on the outbound. inbound comes up as 3 stopovers... dont think i can hack that:)
thanks guys!

Point balances? Assuming you have enough for St Regis, Conrad, Hyatt....?

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« Reply #3902 on: December 06, 2017, 04:34:29 PM »
Point balances? Assuming you have enough for St Regis, Conrad, Hyatt....?
yes. but it seems like its cheaper to book a lower standard room and then pay $ to upgrade?
knowing that, what would you suggest?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3903 on: December 06, 2017, 04:56:57 PM »
yes. but it seems like its cheaper to book a lower standard room and then pay $ to upgrade?
knowing that, what would you suggest?
Youíll have to evaluate the cash upgrades vs points for each property. I try to use points as much as I can before I use cash. Unless, of course, itís just ridiculous to do otherwise. Should also consider buying discount GCís for your property to pay for your upgrade.

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« Reply #3904 on: December 06, 2017, 04:58:38 PM »
Youíll have to evaluate the cash upgrades vs points for each property. I try to use points as much as I can before I use cash. Unless, of course, itís just ridiculous to do otherwise. Should also consider buying discount GCís for your property to pay for your upgrade.
thabnks for that. ill look into it. are the cash upgrades always avail. as long as the room is avail? or is it subject to award availabilty...

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« Reply #3905 on: December 06, 2017, 05:01:04 PM »
thabnks for that. ill look into it. are the cash upgrades always avail. as long as the room is avail? or is it subject to award availabilty...
Not sure. Perhaps someone more informed can help. But, it might be sunniest to each hotels policies/ availability. Check FT(flyer talk) as each resort should have its own thread with some good info just in the wiki.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3906 on: December 06, 2017, 10:53:07 PM »
thabnks for that. ill look into it. are the cash upgrades always avail. as long as the room is avail? or is it subject to award availabilty...

Obviously I canít guarantee anything,  but if you have Hilton status and they have any availability, many have gotten a free upgrade to the Deluxe Beach Villa at the Conrad, which is a lovely, large unit with a private pool (and high hedges so no one can see in your space).  Since you said you donít care about an OWV, this might be a good option for you.  They even confirmed my upgrade before I got there.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3907 on: Today at 06:21:32 AM »
has anyone ever had problems by buying a free night from someone to stay in the maldives, being as my wife is technically not on the reservation, but they see her arriving with me, due to the exclusivity of the resort??

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3908 on: Today at 07:42:56 AM »
has anyone ever had problems by buying a free night from someone to stay in the maldives, being as my wife is technically not on the reservation, but they see her arriving with me, due to the exclusivity of the resort??
Not an issue IME
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