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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 705121 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3740 on: May 21, 2017, 06:16:38 PM »
I was just thinking that after Dan came back from his Maldives trip he would finally put the whole BOB VS MLE debate to rest
dont think dan was ever at BOB

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3741 on: May 21, 2017, 06:35:54 PM »
I was just thinking that after Dan came back from his Maldives trip he would finally put the whole BOB VS MLE debate to rest
Dan sneakily wrote in a DDMS posting on Fri that St. Regis Maldives might be the nicest place he's ever stayed at.. So there's always that aspect. But we're still waiting for the complete TR..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3742 on: May 21, 2017, 07:24:59 PM »
Anyone have nights at the sr for sale? Please pm...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3743 on: May 21, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »
I'm Planning a trip to MLE. found EY F availability, iyh landing in AUH at 7:45PM on Sunday.

I have one of three options.

1) Stay overnight in AUH and take direct EY flight in the morning.
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Etihad 278
Dep: 8:40 am
Arr: 2:05 pm
4h 25m
Airbus A330
Business/first

2) fly to DOH and from there to MLE
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE) — Sun, Mar 4
Overnight flight
   
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Doha (DOH) — Sun, Mar 4
Qatar Airways 1055
Dep: 11:25 pm
Arr: 11:35 pm
1h 10m
Airbus A320
First
Meal
Layover in DOH
2h 40m
   
Doha (DOH) to Male (MLE) — Mon, Mar 5
Qatar Airways 672
Dep: 2:15 am
Arr: 8:50 am
4h 35m
Airbus A330
Business
Meal


3) Fly on Sri Lankan and connect in CMB to MLE.
   
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE) — Sun, Mar 4
Overnight flight
   
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Colombo (CMB) — Sun, Mar 4
Sri Lankan 208
Dep: 11:00 pm
Arr: 5:05 am
4h 35m
Airbus A320
Business (I)
Movie
Layover in CMB
Mon, Mar 5
2h 15m
   
Colombo (CMB) to Male (MLE) — Mon, Mar 5
Sri Lankan 101
Dep: 7:20 am
Arr: 8:15 am
1h 25m
Airbus A330
Business

I would assume many here have the same dilemma.
While I don't want extra flight legs, I dont want to land in MLE at 2PM, I want to get there in the morning, so I'm leaning against option 1.

Now the question is option 2 or 3, which one, and why?

Also if I take option 2, will I have access to First class lounge in DOH? ticket is booked on AA of course

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3744 on: May 21, 2017, 09:58:24 PM »
Option 1.

(And, no, no lounge in DOH on option 2.)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3745 on: May 21, 2017, 10:10:06 PM »
Option 1.

(And, no, no lounge in DOH on option 2.)
Thanks, I'm leaving MLE on the Thursday night flight to HKG, do you still think its sacrificing the extra 4-5 hours in MLE on Monday in order to not be running from flight to flight and just have a normal night at a hotel in AUH? 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3746 on: May 21, 2017, 10:50:18 PM »
Thanks, I'm leaving MLE on the Thursday night flight to HKG, do you still think its sacrificing the extra 4-5 hours in MLE on Monday in order to not be running from flight to flight and just have a normal night at a hotel in AUH?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3747 on: May 22, 2017, 02:19:03 PM »
Three nights in MLE? Cancel HKG and go after shabbas.
+ 1

I definitely would choose option 1. Spending the night in Abu Dhabi helps to break up the trip a bit. There are plenty of fine hotels nearby where you can rest up (yes, you will be jetlagged even after first class)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3748 on: May 22, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »
Anyone here stayed at the Sheraton? Do you get to access the club lounge with the SPG business card?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3749 on: May 22, 2017, 08:06:21 PM »
Anyone here stayed at the Sheraton? Do you get to access the club lounge with the SPG business card?

I'm pretty sure Lucky talked about using the lounge there in his TR on OMAAT.  It's worth reading it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3750 on: May 22, 2017, 08:45:51 PM »
How many nights would you stay in the Maldives?

I figure you'd get bored after about a week.. Anyone venture to stay longer than that?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3751 on: May 22, 2017, 08:47:41 PM »
How many nights would you stay in the Maldives?

I figure you'd get bored after about a week.. Anyone venture to stay longer than that?
5-6 should be perfect

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3752 on: May 22, 2017, 09:01:08 PM »
5-6 should be perfect
+1. We stayed 6 and thought it was the perfect amount.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3753 on: May 22, 2017, 09:05:17 PM »
Anyone here stayed at the Sheraton? Do you get to access the club lounge with the SPG business card?
I could be mistaken, but I thought I heard from someone who went there who said that it's very close to an industrial island with little privacy and poor views.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3754 on: May 22, 2017, 09:05:57 PM »
Whatever you stay will be perfect.
I've done 2 nights and 5 nights, both were great.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3755 on: May 22, 2017, 09:07:09 PM »
If you're going to fly to MLE for two days, stay home.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3756 on: May 22, 2017, 09:13:40 PM »
5 nights was perfect. Less, I wouldve felt cheated. I could've done a few more.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3757 on: May 22, 2017, 09:16:08 PM »
Thanks for the quick input guys.

I have a 7 night stay planned, seems like it will be perfect. :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3758 on: May 22, 2017, 09:22:32 PM »
I've done 5 nights and 6 nights. Each time I felt I could have stayed longer.  7 sounds even better.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3759 on: May 22, 2017, 09:52:47 PM »
I did 8, was freakin awesome!!

2 might as well stay home...
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