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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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Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 684265 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: February 25, 2013, 09:25:10 AM »
Dan - Can we look forward to a Maldives trip report/summary of miles used any time soon? 8)
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« Reply #261 on: February 26, 2013, 02:42:10 PM »
Dan - Can we look forward to a Maldives trip report/summary of miles used any time soon? 8)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: February 26, 2013, 03:13:24 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: February 26, 2013, 03:21:25 PM »
are u going to get a tr for Singapore also?

That's the plan.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: February 26, 2013, 04:24:55 PM »
That's the plan.
looking forward ,thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: February 27, 2013, 01:36:00 AM »
@Dan
Looks stunning there, but it's seems that after 2 or 3 days, it may start to get a tad boring, unless you're really into the ultra relaxed vacation.
Agree or disagree?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: February 27, 2013, 01:41:15 AM »
@Dan
Looks stunning there, but it's seems that after 2 or 3 days, it may start to get a tad boring, unless you're really into the ultra relaxed vacation.
Agree or disagree?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: February 27, 2013, 02:16:21 AM »

Thanks

Although, why the determination to return? Are the OWB really worth all the flying and the extra costs?
Seems like s/t I'd want to experience once.

And why MLE as opposed to Bora Bora, or someplace similar where they have OWBs?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: February 27, 2013, 02:33:48 AM »
Dan, How was the weather? sea doesn't seem quite as calm as I thought this season was suppose to be?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: February 27, 2013, 09:27:33 AM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: February 27, 2013, 09:30:29 AM »
Thanks

Although, why the determination to return? Are the OWB really worth all the flying and the extra costs?
Seems like s/t I'd want to experience once.

And why MLE as opposed to Bora Bora, or someplace similar where they have OWBs?
MLE has much better award availability and J/F seating than BOB.

The OWB really are all that and then some.  They exceeded my lofty expectations.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: February 27, 2013, 09:31:27 AM »
Dan, How was the weather? sea doesn't seem quite as calm as I thought this season was suppose to be?
The open sea was not calm at all, but as the W has awesome protected snorkeling channels that didn't bother me too much.
Also, similar to HI, the seas are much calmer in the morning.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: February 27, 2013, 09:34:48 AM »
@ Dan... what is a DDF user and how does that relate to the Constance Halaveli?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: February 27, 2013, 09:36:41 AM »
@ Dan... what is a DDF user and how does that relate to the Constance Halaveli?
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« Reply #275 on: February 27, 2013, 09:38:55 AM »
59 comments on the TR and no feedback on the new picture format :P
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« Reply #276 on: February 27, 2013, 09:41:33 AM »
59 comments on the TR and no feedback on the new picture format :P
Wasn't that AJK's suggestion? I loved the underwater pics!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: February 27, 2013, 10:08:04 AM »
The open sea was not calm at all, but as the W has awesome protected snorkeling channels that didn't bother me too much.
Also, similar to HI, the seas are much calmer in the morning.

So I thought it was rough by me bc is was June but now I'm starting to think those still waters you see in pics don't really exist... Wonder if BOB any better

 Good move on the W definitely considered a great option by many

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: February 27, 2013, 10:35:10 AM »
I thought that the color of the water in MLE was really nice, but most of the pics u see are photoshopped

Nicest I've ever seen the water was in the Philippines   

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: February 27, 2013, 10:38:16 AM »
@Dan
Looks stunning there, but it's seems that after 2 or 3 days, it may start to get a tad boring, unless you're really into the ultra relaxed vacation.
Agree or disagree?

Disagree. I was there for 6 nights and didn't want to leave.

Granted, during that time we got SCUBA certified and went on 5 or 6 dives, seeing more underwater life in 10 mins than most people see in a decade.

But the relaxing nature of MLE in an OWB is not to beat.

Heck, if you don't want to solely relax, even doing work while in MLE is glorious.
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