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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 804602 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1760 on: May 04, 2015, 02:53:57 PM »
Assuming I only want OWB, this seems like the best deal regardless of that.

I read here that the PH isn't as good as the others,they don't have private pools.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1761 on: May 04, 2015, 02:55:37 PM »
From TLV-MLE it's 35k a way in J with UA miles via IST and if you start in IST it's 45k - interesting.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1762 on: May 04, 2015, 02:56:32 PM »
I read here that the PH isn't as good as the others,they don't have private pools.
They have non-OWB's with pools.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1763 on: May 04, 2015, 03:00:04 PM »

From TLV-MLE it's 35k a way in J with UA miles via IST
I'm really thinking about doing that. I just don't know what to do with my baby..??

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1764 on: May 04, 2015, 03:01:10 PM »
Ah, didn't read so close. Gotcha cool. Thanks.

$250 for a free night voucher and $400 to upgrade seems like a steal for an OWB.


It's $500

How many days you looking into going for?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1765 on: May 04, 2015, 03:07:59 PM »
It's $500

How many days you looking into going for?
Can't see my schedule working out to more than 3 days. So first two days OWB and last day pool villa actually looks very appealing.

I had a private pool before it wasn't such a game changer for me with the OWB because the water is so nice even at night to swim in... Question is if they have ocean access from the OWB, couldn't really tell from the pics.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1766 on: May 04, 2015, 03:12:05 PM »
Can't see my schedule working out to more than 3 days. So first two days OWB and last day pool villa actually looks very appealing.
For just 3 days that is probably your cheapest option. Going for longer you may get a better deal paying cash
Although buying certs from 2 separate people and using them in the MLE (or buying certs at all) seems like it could get messy

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1767 on: May 04, 2015, 03:12:58 PM »
For just 3 days that is probably your cheapest option. Going for longer you may get a better deal paying cash
Although buying certs from 2 separate people and using them in the MLE (or buying certs at all) seems like it could get messy
Of course they do, that's the whole point
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« Reply #1768 on: May 04, 2015, 03:18:40 PM »
Question is if they have ocean access from the OWB, couldn't really tell from the pics.

They do but bc the coral is so close to the surface you can't really swim from the villa out to the ocean. Unless the tide is really high, you can only do around the villa

At sunset the coral actually peeks out couple inches above the surface

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1769 on: May 04, 2015, 03:26:10 PM »
Hyatt encourages using others accounts to book stays... I'm not worried about that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1770 on: May 05, 2015, 01:17:22 AM »
From TLV-MLE it's 35k a way in J with UA miles via IST and if you start in IST it's 45k - interesting.

Yup, b/c IST is considered Europe, which is obstensible further away than the Middle East, where TLV is located.
It's an even better value w/ AA miles if you can find a published routing.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1771 on: May 05, 2015, 03:39:11 AM »
Yup, b/c IST is considered Europe, which is obstensible further away than the Middle East, where TLV is located.
It's an even better value w/ AA miles if you can find a published routing.

But if I book NYC-IST via TLV it won't price out as if I am going to Europe, but anyways it's fine with me.

How much is it with AA and what's the options?
If they have someone that flies F it won't be a bad idea.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1772 on: May 05, 2015, 07:44:41 AM »
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Likely this is the Guest of Honor they started this year.

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« Reply #1773 on: May 05, 2015, 08:07:31 AM »
Likely this is the Guest of Honor they started this year.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1774 on: May 05, 2015, 08:12:51 AM »
Now that i just put some EY flights on hold to AUH, i think i'm going to end up in MLE.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1775 on: May 09, 2015, 09:32:47 PM »
Any other way to MLE from AUH aside from AA starting at 17.5k OW?
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« Reply #1776 on: May 09, 2015, 09:48:49 PM »
Why not just build it into the JFK AUH flight
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1777 on: May 09, 2015, 10:00:17 PM »
Why not just build it into the JFK AUH flight
I have one built in, but separate award, so was seeing options.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1778 on: May 09, 2015, 10:01:00 PM »
Any other way to MLE from AUH aside from AA starting at 17.5k OW?

EK from DXB. Have the F chauffeur drive you from one airport to the other.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1779 on: May 09, 2015, 10:11:15 PM »
Think i'm just going to stay with EY as it seems easier and i'll (hopefully) get F lounge access before my second flight even though flying that in Y.
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