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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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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 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 1155235 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2000 on: August 19, 2015, 03:34:28 PM »
Based on the pic on your profile,  should we be expecting one from you?
LOL. set myself up there, didnt i?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2001 on: August 19, 2015, 03:56:40 PM »
Based on the pic on your profile,  should we be expecting one from you?

Bam!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2002 on: August 20, 2015, 05:54:22 PM »
Ok, ended up booking on my original route. Qatar Business PHL > DOH > MLE. Staying at the Park Hyatt for 6 nights. Will definitely be writing a TR for this one.

Nice, thinking of doing the same, where did you search for availability on this route, and is it easier the JFK-DOH?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2003 on: August 20, 2015, 06:51:04 PM »
Nice, thinking of doing the same, where did you search for availability on this route, and is it easier the JFK-DOH?

No such flight exists.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2004 on: August 20, 2015, 07:01:30 PM »
Nice, thinking of doing the same, where did you search for availability on this route, and is it easier the JFK-DOH?

I started look at each airline individually (EY, Qatar etc.) but then I got lazy so decided to call AA and see if I landed on a nice enough rep to help me out. Luckily enough I did, and she went through all the different options. Seems like it's harder to come by availability on routes originating from JFK though. Very few options left, and all of them were a minimum of two stopovers and all long layovers.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2005 on: August 20, 2015, 08:50:50 PM »
I started look at each airline individually (EY, Qatar etc.) but then I got lazy so decided to call AA and see if I landed on a nice enough rep to help me out. Luckily enough I did, and she went through all the different options. Seems like it's harder to come by availability on routes originating from JFK though. Very few options left, and all of them were a minimum of two stopovers and all long layovers.
Nice, you can always add an a leg to PHL for free I think

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2006 on: August 20, 2015, 10:47:49 PM »
Ok, ended up booking on my original route. Qatar Business PHL > DOH > MLE. Staying at the Park Hyatt for 6 nights. Will definitely be writing a TR for this one.
Just got back from an 8 night stay at PH Maldives. LMK if u have any questions.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2007 on: August 20, 2015, 11:08:43 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2008 on: August 21, 2015, 08:41:13 AM »
Just got back from an 8 night stay at PH Maldives. LMK if u have any questions.
TR?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2009 on: August 21, 2015, 10:44:53 AM »
TR?
to lazy but ill say a few things.I dont feel the need to say the positive as it is well known. The Maldives is amazing. It should be on everyone's bucket list. Its a 10/10. It was better then expected. Pictures dont do justice. They aren't many places in the world my wife can use the beach but the PH was one of them. Even though the PH was sold out when i was there it still felt as tho i was one of the only ppl on the resort it is very quiet and very private.

Here are the few negative things or just things to know possibly only applies to PH. I knew some in advance i am just pointing them out.

1) From when I landed at MLE airport until i was in my room took 7 hrs there and 5 hrs on the way back.  I would not normally care i was just traveling for so many hours already. Was an experience in itself so i have that....
2) They have low electric not sure if other resorts are similar. Black outs a few times on the whole resort besides the villas them self. Only lasted a few min each time. But heating things up or cooking eggs on a burner became a pain as it would auto turn off every few min wait 30 sec and u would have to flip a switch. I assume because it used to much electric same with wife blow dryer etc...
3)You can not purchase anything once on the resort only from hotel directly. A 16oz coke costs $10.50 after tax. No way around it. Water if free in the room. I spent about $220 on coke while I was there. I cant drink water for 8 days straight. Sun tan lotion is $65 after tax! etc....  Was talking to the chef about my kosher food and arranging what i wanted he offered me and my wife a drink. They sent us a bill for it in the end...
4) Workers seemed to genuinely care. However there was something off about them all. I cant rly place it.
5)Resort overall is 8/10 leaving the Maldives aspect out of it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2010 on: August 21, 2015, 10:50:08 AM »
What did you do during your time there? Did you just hang around, or did you do anything?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2011 on: August 23, 2015, 03:50:15 PM »
Between Qatar business and EY business, any real difference? No availability on EY first class.
i find ey seat so be a bit narrower

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2012 on: August 26, 2015, 10:54:12 PM »
Will PH let me hold a reservation before i have the points?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2013 on: August 26, 2015, 10:57:03 PM »
If you're diamond.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2014 on: August 26, 2015, 11:24:55 PM »
If you're diamond.

For how long?

(What i mean to ask is for easiest way to go from plat to diamond  ;) )

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2015 on: August 28, 2015, 01:46:05 PM »
Just got back from an 8 night stay at PH Maldives. LMK if u have any questions.

What route did you fly in and out?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2016 on: August 28, 2015, 02:36:34 PM »
What route did you fly in and out?
JFK-AUH-MALE same on way back. AA miles with Etihad

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2017 on: August 28, 2015, 02:37:31 PM »
JFK-AUH-MALE same on way back. AA miles with Etihad

pictures?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2018 on: August 28, 2015, 02:39:09 PM »
JFK-AUH-MALE same on way back. AA miles with Etihad

business first or residence? do they fly first AUH-MLE? i found avil in first JFK-AUH but not sure about second leg

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2019 on: October 13, 2015, 05:30:49 PM »
Still debating if I should keep my ressy with the PH or switch to the Conrad. I already have the points with Hyatt and im Diamond, but can also get the points for Conrad and book out of Diamond account.

Seems like upgrades to OWB are about the same price, so since cost is the same and I have the Hyatt points already, just makes sense to stick with them.