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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.
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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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Airport transfer fee: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 827057 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1680 on: January 23, 2015, 12:08:57 PM »
There are resorts near MLE that can be reached for free.  Reef isn't as good.
and way to many boats and planes...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1681 on: January 23, 2015, 12:15:16 PM »
Well, it doesn't matter for you, because you're not going anyway :P
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1682 on: January 23, 2015, 12:16:49 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1683 on: January 23, 2015, 12:19:31 PM »
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1684 on: January 23, 2015, 12:20:00 PM »
why not
He's probably referring to either:
1) I don't want to fly Arab airlines, which basically knocks off MLE.
2) I don't want to pay $1000 for the last leg, which basically knocks off both places.

ETA: Nice! I was right!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1685 on: January 23, 2015, 12:21:01 PM »
He's probably referring to either:
1) I don't want to fly Arab airlines, which basically knocks off MLE.
2) I don't want to pay $1000 for the last leg, which basically knocks off both places.

ETA: Nice! I was right!
ya i dont see this trip happening any time in the near and far future due to kids/job, but ya i hear #1 and i definitely hear #2

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1686 on: January 23, 2015, 12:26:02 PM »

1) I don't want to fly Arab airlines, which basically knocks off MLE.


-1
You can avoid that

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1687 on: January 23, 2015, 01:27:30 PM »
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You can avoid that
And still fly in F or a nice J?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1688 on: January 23, 2015, 01:28:45 PM »
Yes.

See Wiki.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1689 on: January 25, 2015, 06:15:47 AM »
There are resorts near MLE that can be reached for free.  Reef isn't as good.
free as in free or not 500?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1690 on: January 25, 2015, 08:37:43 AM »
Wow, that's crazy. (Not saying you did something wrong.) It's just a pity to use points to fly all these wonderful routes and then have to take a quick flight for $500. Is that RT or each way?

It only sounds crazy because you're viewing it from the wrong perspective. Instead of thinking of it as a flight, think of it as a very expensive cab ride to your hotel. If you fly to Switzerland for "free" (I.e. points) but have to spend $100 getting from your house to the airport, and another $200 for a cab to get from ZRH to your paradise in the Alps, it doesn't seem so strange, does it? Yes, expensive, but doesn't strike you as "crazy" and "unheard of", right? I mean, airport transfers cost money, sometimes a lot of money...

So think of this as a REALLY intense cab ride. :D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1691 on: January 25, 2015, 08:51:52 AM »
It only sounds crazy because you're viewing it from the wrong perspective. Instead of thinking of it as a flight, think of it as a very expensive cab ride to your hotel. If you fly to Switzerland for "free" (I.e. points) but have to spend $100 getting from your house to the airport, and another $200 for a cab to get from ZRH to your paradise in the Alps, it doesn't seem so strange, does it? Yes, expensive, but doesn't strike you as "crazy" and "unheard of", right? I mean, airport transfers cost money, sometimes a lot of money...

So think of this as a REALLY intense cab ride. :D
Hah nice perspective.😄

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1692 on: January 25, 2015, 01:31:35 PM »
free as in free or not 500?
Our 30 minute speedboat ride was around 220.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1693 on: January 25, 2015, 01:32:21 PM »
Our 30 minute speedboat ride was around 220.
there are plenty of great reefs a boat ride away

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1694 on: January 25, 2015, 02:12:07 PM »
There are resorts near MLE that can be reached for free.  Reef isn't as good.
In which aspect?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1695 on: January 26, 2015, 02:01:01 AM »
there are plenty of great reefs a boat ride away
There likely are, but it seems like ppl have a notion that they only amazing reefs are in you fly out for 30 minutes.
Perhaps they've tried out both and they're right.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1696 on: January 26, 2015, 06:35:47 AM »
There likely are, but it seems like ppl have a notion that they only amazing reefs are in you fly out for 30 minutes.
Perhaps they've tried out both and they're right.
you understand that both means many hotels, right?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1697 on: January 26, 2015, 05:56:42 PM »
Maldives is one of the places I agree to: if you have to ask how much it costs you can't afford it

It's expensive, you can't go buy drinks in walmart, the resorts have no competition for all the extras, like dives, cruises, drinks.... you will have to pay what they charge

If you are stretching your budget to get there and will not be able to enjoy a coktail without thinking twice, maybe wait still a little to go there

That's a pretty fallacious remark.  Asking how much it costs, doesn't necessarily mean one cannot afford it.  Some people like to inquire, prepare, and save money while enjoying rather than splurging.  Isn't that why we're all on here?
FYI, after reading TRs here and FT, I booked for 6 nights in Feb, and we plan to do many activities when there.  Also, we are bringing trek mix and protein bars for mini-snacks as we eat small meals every 2-3 hours.  We plan on eating breakfast and early dinner, and of course, enjoy many cocktails.  There is no "budget."  We are just looking to stretch our dollar. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1698 on: January 26, 2015, 09:40:30 PM »
That's a pretty fallacious remark.  Asking how much it costs, doesn't necessarily mean one cannot afford it.  Some people like to inquire, prepare, and save money while enjoying rather than splurging.  Isn't that why we're all on here?
FYI, after reading TRs here and FT, I booked for 6 nights in Feb, and we plan to do many activities when there.  Also, we are bringing trek mix and protein bars for mini-snacks as we eat small meals every 2-3 hours.  We plan on eating breakfast and early dinner, and of course, enjoy many cocktails.  There is no "budget."  We are just looking to stretch our dollar.

+1... No need to pay for something that can be gotten for free... That is what DDF is all about

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1699 on: January 27, 2015, 02:36:46 AM »
you understand that both means many hotels, right?
Uhh, yes, I do understand that.
"Both" was referring to speedboat distance and flying distance.