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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 583636 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3720 on: May 17, 2017, 10:29:56 AM »
Why pay for Bangkok Airways when it's only 20k AF miles for Y or 30k CX points in J. You can't search online but the Air France reps were very helpful and it was a very painless process.

30k CX for PG J or CX J? The thought process was to minimize travel time between cities. I'm not against stopping in SIN or HKG, but I also wanted to avoid the late arrival into MLE and a night enroute to the resort. From researching it seemed that it was hard to find award availability on PG, is that not the case?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3721 on: May 17, 2017, 11:03:32 AM »
For PG J. I was just trying to give you cheapest partner currencies and also where to call to find availability.  Granted it was in Y but I just booked 5 ppl from HKG-USM for 50k total AF because like you I wanted direct, so they definitely have availability on certain routes. Just call AF and ask. Their reps were very helpful and even placed the tickets on hold so I could transfer the points.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3722 on: May 18, 2017, 06:36:13 PM »
What is the whether like at the beginning of August? Does the Maldives have "opposite seasons" where the nice whether is in Dec-Feb and it rains in August? I am looking to go from Israel for 5 days in August but if it is gonna be raining I may as well go to Greece.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3723 on: May 18, 2017, 06:40:28 PM »
What is the whether like at the beginning of August? Does the Maldives have "opposite seasons" where the nice whether is in Dec-Feb and it rains in August? I am looking to go from Israel for 5 days in August but if it is gonna be raining I may as well go to Greece.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3724 on: May 18, 2017, 06:42:30 PM »
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But being that I took the time to read through this thread, the common consensus seems to be that our summer is the rainy season there, although many seem to say rain was brief and did not kill the trip.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3725 on: May 18, 2017, 07:00:21 PM »
What is the whether like at the beginning of August? Does the Maldives have "opposite seasons" where the nice whether is in Dec-Feb and it rains in August? I am looking to go from Israel for 5 days in August but if it is gonna be raining I may as well go to Greece.
I went in August for 5 days, Rain was not a problem whatsoever as it only rained early morning, but during the day it was entirely clear! Even though Mr. Sergei Brin's Google forecasted rain for our entire stay..

After speaking with the GM and his family, it seems rain is usually a non issue there even in the summer, as even when it does rain it lasts for a very brief period.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3726 on: May 18, 2017, 08:43:20 PM »
I don't use this Google thing you speak of cuz it is too Goyish. Now if they called it Koogle.....

Anyway, I was looking for experience not forecasts. If this question has been asked so many times, why is it not in the Wiki?
And finally, I was looking for flights and Turkish has the best flights and connections but..... Is it safe?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3727 on: May 18, 2017, 09:01:12 PM »
I don't use this Google thing you speak of cuz it is too Goyish. Now if they called it Koogle.....

Anyway, I was looking for experience not forecasts. If this question has been asked so many times, why is it not in the Wiki?
And finally, I was looking for flights and Turkish has the best flights and connections but..... Is it safe?
TK is perfectly fine... great lounge in IST....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3728 on: May 18, 2017, 09:12:00 PM »
I don't use this Google thing you speak of cuz it is too Goyish. Now if they called it Koogle.....

..... Is it safe?
You dont mean that seriously right?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3729 on: May 18, 2017, 09:15:54 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3730 on: May 18, 2017, 09:20:25 PM »
Anyway, I was looking for experience not forecasts. If this question has been asked so many times, why is it not in the Wiki?

So... if I said I went in the height of rainy season, and I had five days of glorious sunshine, you'd go? Or if I said I went in the height of dry season, and I had five days of cloudy, thunderstorms, you'd stay home?

You'd put more stock in the experience of people on DDF instead of a century of objective statistics propounded by weather agencies the world over?

If so, I have experience with selling bridges, and may have one just for you.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3731 on: May 18, 2017, 09:22:34 PM »
So... if I said I went in the height of rainy season, and I had five days of glorious sunshine, you'd go? Or if I said I went in the height of dry season, and I had five days of cloudy, thunderstorms, you'd stay home?

You'd put more stock in the experience of people on DDF instead of a century of objective statistics propounded by weather agencies the world over?

If so, I have experience with selling bridges, and may have one just for you.
Why is it so hard for you to digest that he is asking a very simple question. Is the weather forecast reliable.

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« Reply #3732 on: May 18, 2017, 09:40:55 PM »
So... if I said I went in the height of rainy season, and I had five days of glorious sunshine, you'd go? Or if I said I went in the height of dry season, and I had five days of cloudy, thunderstorms, you'd stay home?

You'd put more stock in the experience of people on DDF instead of a century of objective statistics propounded by weather agencies the world over?

If so, I have experience with selling bridges, and may have one just for you.
Come join me in Chicago, and rely on the years of study put into the meteorologists report. You'll look like an idiot standing outside in shorts when it's snowing.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3733 on: May 18, 2017, 10:39:31 PM »
Why is it so hard for you to digest that he is asking a very simple question. Is the weather forecast reliable.

Asking whether a particular weather forecast is reliable, i.e. "it shows rain next week in MLE, does that mean it will rain?", is different from asking whether the established climate is reliable, i.e. "it shows that June is rainy season, does that mean it will rain every day?"

He was not asking the former; he was essentially asking the latter.  And to the latter, the answer was and is that regardless of what I, or anyone else, experienced--whether consistent with the historical climate pattern or otherwise--that experience does not add any value to the discussion.  As I said, the fact that I may have gone in dry season but got nothing but rain does not refute the historical climate showing that for the last 100 years the overwhelming majority of February does not get a drop of rain.

Why is it so hard for you to digest that?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3734 on: May 18, 2017, 10:43:11 PM »
Come join me in Chicago, and rely on the years of study put into the meteorologists report. You'll look like an idiot standing outside in shorts when it's snowing.

So you're the guy who--instead of trying to stack the deck in your favor by using objective, historical, climate information available to you--will instead travel 28 hours and spend thousands of dollars on a vacation based on the experience of some guy on DDF. "But he went in June and got no rain!"

You keep packing wool parkas and long underwear for Chicago, and I'll bring my shorts.  Statistics show you'll look like an idiot far more often than I will.
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