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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

SR:
Airport transfer fee: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 647855 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1020 on: July 20, 2014, 07:58:13 AM »
going in march - flying emirates through dubai - not leaving airport just stopover and then flying cathay pacific home through china

opened the city hilton an got 2 free nights and used amex points for hotel stay

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1021 on: July 20, 2014, 08:38:09 AM »
going in march - flying emirates through dubai - not leaving airport just stopover and then flying cathay pacific home through china

opened the city hilton an got 2 free nights and used amex points for hotel stay
How many AMEX?
Gonna upgrade to OWV?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1022 on: July 20, 2014, 08:39:53 AM »
Made it!
Since it's winter weather, the boat ride over caused one of the ladies to throw up since it was quite turbulent.
But it's a wonderful place to visit, and hopefully the weather will allow for water sports tomorrow.
Nu? TR?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1023 on: July 20, 2014, 08:43:24 AM »
flying emirates business 230,000 amex and $1400 surcharges - i know crazy but I've been wanting to fly this airline for so long - I also know you can use alaska miles but they only have with more stopovers and didn't want to spend more time traveling than i had to they also have flight that gets into dubai 7pm and leaves 3am for maldvies which gets in at 9 - have all day rather to get in at night and have to spend night before going to conrad

opened up city hilton got 2 free nights and then transferred rest of amex to cover 3 nights - staying 5 nights upgrading for 3 nights

flying home cathay pacific through china - american miles 60,000 a person i think

what do you think ?


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1024 on: July 20, 2014, 08:58:12 AM »
flying emirates business 230,000 amex and $1400 surcharges - i know crazy but I've been wanting to fly this airline for so long - I also know you can use alaska miles but they only have with more stopovers and didn't want to spend more time traveling than i had to they also have flight that gets into dubai 7pm and leaves 3am for maldvies which gets in at 9 - have all day rather to get in at night and have to spend night before going to conrad

opened up city hilton got 2 free nights and then transferred rest of amex to cover 3 nights - staying 5 nights upgrading for 3 nights

flying home cathay pacific through china - american miles 60,000 a person i think

what do you think ?


How many AMEX did you need for the hotel cost?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1025 on: July 20, 2014, 09:59:45 AM »
95,00 a night - i know i missed the devaluation - cost me 130,000 amex converted into hilton

130,000 amex for hotel
230,000 amex for emirates
120,000 aa for cathay pacific


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1026 on: July 20, 2014, 10:13:11 AM »
Cost of nightly upgrade?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1027 on: July 20, 2014, 10:16:04 AM »
Is the Hyatt the best value in Maldives? $150 + 12,500 points...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1028 on: July 20, 2014, 10:20:48 AM »
$395

have you gone there before ?

anyone flown emirates before ?

hyatt good deal too - i just did the hilton because they have the only lounge that is open late for midnight departures - we have a 1130pm flight back from mld and the last seaplane that leaves conrad is around 430 so was not sure what to do but the conrad has a crazy nice lounge that you can use

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1029 on: July 20, 2014, 11:10:32 AM »
$395

have you gone there before ?

anyone flown emirates before ?

hyatt good deal too - i just did the hilton because they have the only lounge that is open late for midnight departures - we have a 1130pm flight back from mld and the last seaplane that leaves conrad is around 430 so was not sure what to do but the conrad has a crazy nice lounge that you can use
I was supposed to be there last week, but they closed for the summer and put us up elsewhere.  :)

The lounge isn't a good reason to switch. If you're flying Biz on Cathay, you'll have use of the regular lounge which is relatively spacious, even if the food options are lacking.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1030 on: July 20, 2014, 11:23:25 AM »
where did they put you up ?

yah flying bus but clubs don't open till 3 hours before flight - they said last flight out of conrad is around 430 so ill have like 6 hours to spare - the conrad looked a little nicer than the hyatt i dunno both look amazing

mostly chose conrad bc of 2 free nights and diamond status

how did you fly there ? where did you stop ?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1031 on: July 20, 2014, 11:36:49 AM »
The Conrad looks gorgeous. I always wanted to check out their underwater restaurant. It looks very cool in the pics.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1032 on: July 20, 2014, 11:43:59 AM »
where did they put you up ?

yah flying bus but clubs don't open till 3 hours before flight - they said last flight out of conrad is around 430 so ill have like 6 hours to spare - the conrad looked a little nicer than the hyatt i dunno both look amazing

mostly chose conrad bc of 2 free nights and diamond status

how did you fly there ? where did you stop ?
Gili, OWV for free.  :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1033 on: July 20, 2014, 02:46:39 PM »
did you bring any food ?

has anyone flown emirates before ?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1034 on: July 20, 2014, 03:09:51 PM »
how was tlv-ist-mle

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« Reply #1035 on: July 20, 2014, 03:26:38 PM »
Gili, OWV for free.  :)
Will post pix at some point if I can find w/o my mug in them.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1036 on: July 20, 2014, 03:32:55 PM »
95,00 a night - i know i missed the devaluation - cost me 130,000 amex converted into hilton

130,000 amex for hotel
230,000 amex for emirates
120,000 aa for cathay pacific

Three nights at Conrad in March should be 285,000 (or 228,000 if using 5th night free).

So how does 130,000 MR (which only equals 195,000 MR at 1:1.5) get you three nights?

did you bring any food ?

has anyone flown emirates before ?

Last time we went we brought food, a burner, meal mart meals, etc.

Flying them in F in a few weeks, but I don't know much about their business aside from it being lie-flat on the A380, but not the 777.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1037 on: July 20, 2014, 03:33:13 PM »
Please refrain from further posting unless it is a TR (even short) from MLE. K, thanks.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1038 on: July 20, 2014, 03:56:20 PM »
how was tlv-ist-mle
Great. We got lucky and had the A-330 (newer biz seats) on all 4 legs, not just the IST-MLE legs.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1039 on: July 20, 2014, 04:08:16 PM »
the availability with ua is very sporatic and not very available did you have trouble finding availability?