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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: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1500 on: November 11, 2014, 12:53:37 PM »
you can use points
95K per night plus $350, no thanks....

Or am I missing something?
What I'm saying is one should not be content paying $1,000+ per night, i.e.  overpaying, if there are better options, regardless if it's 2015 or 2025.
What is my better option?
Halaveli - no question. But if you rather not spend that much the viceroy has stay 3 get the

 
Halaveli is just $200 more so between the 2 I'll go to Halaveli. Regarding the stay 3 and get the 4th night free, I wrote upthread that this deal is basically that the regular price is $1,100 p/ night so when you stay 3 nights and pay $1,100 per night you get the 4th for free, AKA you pay $825for p/night. No deal.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1501 on: November 11, 2014, 12:53:56 PM »
Exactly. But if someone is quoted, say, $900 per night, it isn't fair to say "you can do better, I only paid $450 a night"; it would be more realistic to say "you can do better, there are places you can get for $600 a night", or some other number more relevant to the way things are now.

If you follow the flow of the conversation, I never said "$1,000 is too much. I only paid $450!"

I said, as I've always said, that $1,000+ per night seems to be high. Then Ergel commented that I paid something similar to that, to which I replied, "no, I paid $450."

Bottom line, you can get the Conrad + pool for significantly less than the prices that are being bandied about for the Halaveli or the like.

95K per night plus $350, no thanks....

 ???
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1502 on: November 11, 2014, 01:02:16 PM »
If you follow the flow of the conversation, I never said "$1,000 is too much. I only paid $450!"

I said, as I've always said, that $1,000+ per night seems to be high. Then Ergel commented that I paid something similar to that, to which I replied, "no, I paid $450."

Bottom line, you can get the Conrad + pool for significantly less than the prices that are being bandied about for the Halaveli or the like.

 ???
Maybe I need glasses, but the cheapest room at the Conard is 95k per night, and the upgrade to the OWB is $350. So myI total will be $1,062 p/night (when considering that Ill transfer Amex with the current promo and that you value  Amex 1.5)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1503 on: November 11, 2014, 01:03:18 PM »
You can buy HH at .006 all day.

4 nights on an AXON award = 300K HH.

300K HH + $300 upgrade = far less than what you're suggesting.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1504 on: November 11, 2014, 01:03:51 PM »
Maybe I need glasses, but the cheapest room at the Conard is 95k per night, and the upgrade to the OWB is $350. So myI total will be $1,062 p/night (when considering that Ill transfer Amex with the current promo and that you value  Amex 1.5)
Why don't you churn some cards to get HH point a lot less than transferring at a 1.5 valuation.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1505 on: November 11, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
You can buy HH at .006 all day.

4 nights on an AXON award = 300K HH.

300K HH + $300 upgrade = far less than what you're suggesting.
Forgot about AXON. Even I find 300k for .006  (my PM box is open  ;) ) plus $1,200, It still comes out way more than $450 p/ night

Hence

Why don't you churn some cards to get HH point a lot less than transferring at a 1.5 valuation.
I don't wanna go off topic but what is the current sign up bonus? And with the Hilton amex card can I apply 3 of the same card in one day like the BRG?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1506 on: November 11, 2014, 03:38:57 PM »
For the third time, we're not talking about getting you $450. We're talking about getting you less than $1,000+.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1507 on: November 11, 2014, 03:49:25 PM »
For the third time, we're not talking about getting you $450. We're talking about getting you less than $1,000+.
Conrad will be $800 p/ night. Halaveli is $900 p/night. Not a BIG difference. But looking into opening HHonor cards.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1508 on: November 11, 2014, 03:53:39 PM »
I'm looking to go at the end of June for 2 nights. Is that the monsoon season?

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« Reply #1509 on: November 11, 2014, 03:54:04 PM »
I'm looking to go at the end of June for 2 nights. Is that the monsoon season?

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« Reply #1510 on: November 11, 2014, 03:54:36 PM »
Conrad will be $800 p/ night. Halaveli is $900 p/night. Not a BIG difference. But looking into opening HHonor cards.
If you will be there over a weekend, you can use Hilton free nights as well.
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« Reply #1511 on: November 11, 2014, 03:55:36 PM »
If you will be there over a weekend, you can use Hilton free nights as well.
I know.. not going to be there for weekend.
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« Reply #1512 on: November 11, 2014, 03:56:38 PM »
Conrad will be $800 p/ night. Halaveli is $900 p/night. Not a BIG difference. But looking into opening HHonor cards.

$750/night.

That's a savings of nearly 20% or $600.

But, hey, its your money.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1513 on: November 11, 2014, 03:56:53 PM »
Yes.
Rather stay at home? Was looking at stopping in Thailand as well

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1514 on: November 11, 2014, 03:57:53 PM »
It's a heck of shlep to do MLE for just two nights, but if you can hack it, by all means, it's much better than staying home. Just pray you don't see rain for 48 hours straight.
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