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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 #1635 on: December 16, 2014, 10:32:56 PM »
I read an article how some hotels in the Maldives are not allowing Chinese tour groups anymore because they bring their ramen noodles and don't spend any money in the hotel. I would hate to read a similar article about the Jews.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1636 on: December 16, 2014, 10:36:59 PM »
I read an article how some hotels in the Maldives are not allowing Chinese tour groups anymore because they bring their ramen noodles and don't spend any money in the hotel. I would hate to read a similar article about the Jews.
Seems like you've got it backwards:

http://m.ibtimes.com/why-chinese-tourists-are-boycotting-maldives-over-instant-noodles-1122541
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1637 on: December 17, 2014, 10:21:08 AM »
Knew it didn't make sense.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1638 on: December 17, 2014, 10:58:42 AM »
Seems like you've got it backwards:

http://m.ibtimes.com/why-chinese-tourists-are-boycotting-maldives-over-instant-noodles-1122541

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the staff of the hotel was ordered to treat Chinese guests differently and even referred to them in bookings as CN -- not for “Chinese” but for “cup noodle.”

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dissatisfaction with a resort in the Maldives that allegedly denied kettles to Chinese tourists for fear they would cook up instant noodles in their rooms

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1639 on: December 17, 2014, 11:05:45 AM »
Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1640 on: December 18, 2014, 05:28:24 AM »
Email from PH re charges for getting the meals from Australia...USD800++(23%) for $210 worth of food

"While we cannot go into more detail regarding our 3rd party fees and contracts and highlight the following charges/fees required to import Kosher meals into a the Maldives as a Muslim Country.

- Documentation and Handling Fees for exporting out of Australia range from 170-220 AUD

- Airfreight from Australia to Maldives range from 40-60 AUD

- Custom Clearance entering the Maldives range from 100-150 USD

- Import Tax at 10% of total cost (including above mentioned fees, freight and custom)

- Remaining fees are required for Domestic transport and handling cost as our resort is located 400km south of Male.


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1641 on: December 18, 2014, 09:04:22 AM »
Crazy.  And AU food is expensive as it is.

Why not just bring food?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1642 on: December 18, 2014, 10:10:03 AM »
Aussie meals are ~$20 range so with exchange rate you're looking at  $17-$18. How much more than POM meals is that?

With the service fee to store/serve food, figured I'd get a quote on the meals...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1643 on: December 18, 2014, 10:14:20 AM »
Aussie meals are ~$20 range so with exchange rate you're looking at  $17-$18. How much more than POM meals is that?

With the service fee to store/serve food, figured I'd get a quote on the meals...
Depends on the meal, anywhere from $10-$30, though POM's portion sizes are quite large.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1644 on: December 18, 2014, 10:15:10 AM »
210 dollars of food is not alot, so the fixed costs are quite high
Probably if you would order more, the costs wouldn't be much more

By me it was about +100% but my food order was more then 1000 dollars


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1645 on: December 18, 2014, 06:43:44 PM »
210 dollars of food is not alot, so the fixed costs are quite high
Probably if you would order more, the costs wouldn't be much more

By me it was about +100% but my food order was more then 1000 dollars


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1646 on: December 26, 2014, 10:23:23 AM »
After going back and forth over email with the PH, I finally called and got some clarification: Fee for storage/reheating is only $15/person/day. The $20/person/meal charge they originally quoted was actually on top of that daily fee but ONLY if you want them to serve it to you on their special "kosher" dishes/cutlery in the restaurant or room. If you eat in your room with your own dishes/cutlery, it seems it would only be $15/day which is a little more reasonable if you're going to bring more than just 1 meal/day.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1647 on: December 26, 2014, 10:26:14 AM »
What. a. scam.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1648 on: December 26, 2014, 12:25:35 PM »
Is it $15/person/meal/day? Meaning if you are there for 8 days you pay for the meal on the last day $15 * 8? And the seventh day 15 * 7? and so on..?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1649 on: December 26, 2014, 12:57:44 PM »

Is it $15/person/meal/day? Meaning if you are there for 8 days you pay for the meal on the last day $15 * 8? And the seventh day 15 * 7? and so on..?

Huh?