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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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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3795 on: June 05, 2017, 01:30:44 PM »
Link please

You can ask any restaurant to do it for you.  Or go on www.koshwhere.com and the meals are supposed to come already double wrapped and ready to heat up in any hotel.  We used this website to order from the restaurant in Singapore and took all the meals from there to the Maldives.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3796 on: June 05, 2017, 06:45:46 PM »
You can ask any restaurant to do it for you.  Or go on www.koshwhere.com and the meals are supposed to come already double wrapped and ready to heat up in any hotel.  We used this website to order from the restaurant in Singapore and took all the meals from there to the Maldives.
Fun fact: I walked into one of the restaurants that Kosherwhere subcontracts to and they didn't really know what I was talking about. I spoke to the owner who was great and gave me free Chulant :) but when I started talking about heating take out meals in a trief hotel's oven, he didn't seem to know what to do. I asked how they pack the meals for Kosherwhere and he was like: "We don't really work with them".
Just my experience. I will probably work something out with them or cook at home. Anyone have experience with storing and heating kosher meals at the Sheraton? Is it something they have done before? Do they charge for it?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3797 on: June 05, 2017, 08:43:04 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3798 on: June 06, 2017, 12:27:29 AM »
CX is only 50K AS in J OW from NA, not 62.5K

I just booked
So it's Asia?
Was Y 30K?
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 #3800 on: June 19, 2017, 11:31:56 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/world/asia/maldives-islamic-radicalism.html?_r=0

I saw that article and it does have some valid points and it is a solid piece.  When I was at the Conrad, I personally felt very safe and although I didn't confirm it by directly asking them, I felt like the lifeguards were also meant to be security.  I grew up on military bases and it was a feeling I got from them and also that they seemed to have more lifeguards than warranted by the always teeny number of people swimming.  My husband was talking with one of them at length while I was snorkeling and he told them how he and some of the lifeguards were in the Maldivian military special forces and had trained with Americans before they got hired by the Conrad.  Totally anecdotal info but even though it was definitely meant to be unobtrusive, it seemed like they definitely had security plans and personnel there, unlike maybe some other resorts that they were referencing in the article.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3801 on: July 18, 2017, 01:14:14 PM »
Would seaplane from St Regis accommodate a 9:15am departure from MLE?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3802 on: July 18, 2017, 01:19:23 PM »
Should not be an issue.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3803 on: July 18, 2017, 03:04:55 PM »
Anyone have any input/critique for these intineraries?

Option A)

Tu PIT-IAD UA6194 6:00am-7:02am Y

3 hours connection in Washington DC

Tu IAD-DXB EK232 10:25am-8:10am+1 A388 F

1 hour connection in Dubai

We DXB-MLE EK652 9:30am-2:55pm Y

5 nights at St Regis

Mo MLE-DXB EK657 9:15am-12:25pm J

10 hour connection in Dubai

Tue DXB-IAD EK231 2:25am-8:10am A388 F

4 hour connection in Washington DC

Tu IAD-PIT UA6191 12:33pm-1:39pm Y

Airfare Cost:
20k UA + $22.40
310k JAL + ~$200 (IIRC from my phone call with JAL)


Option B)

Mo PIT-ORD UA3512 7:02pm-7:44pm ERJ170 Y

1.5 hour connection in Chicago

Mo ORD-IST TK6 9:20pm-4:45pm+1 B777-3 J

11 hour connection in Istanbul

Tu IST-MLE TK732 4:05am-1:55pm A333 J

5 nights at St Regis

Mo MLE-IST TK731 11:45pm-6:25am+1 A333 J

8.5 hour conncection in Istanbul

Tu IST-JFK TK1 3:05pm-6:15pm B777-3 J

3.5 hour connection in New York *Airport Change*

Tu EWR-PIT UA3429 9:45pm-11:16pm ERJ170 Y

Airfare Cost:
320k UA + $178


Option C)

Mo PIT-ORD UA3512 7:02pm-7:44pm ERJ170 Y

1.5 hour connection in Chicago

Mo ORD-IST TK6 9:20pm-4:45pm+1 B777-3 J

11 hour connection in Istanbul

Tu IST-MLE TK732 4:05am-1:55pm A333 J

5 nights at St Regis

Mo MLE-IST TK731 11:45pm-6:25am+1 A333 J

3 hour conncection in Istanbul

Tu IST-FRA TK1587 9:15am-10:35am A333 J

2 hour connection in Frankfurt

Tu FRA-ORD UA906 1:00pm-3:35pm B777 J

2 hour connection in Chicago

Tu ORD-PIT UA3700 5:45pm-8:16pm ERJ175 Y

Airfare Cost:
320k UA + $249.12


Obviously flying TK would give up a great opportunity to fly EK, but JAL/SPG points are so hard to come by for me whereas UA/UR practically grow on trees. Additionally, the timing of the EK flight out of MLE basically kills a precious day of the vacation.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3804 on: July 18, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
Anyone have any input/critique for these intineraries?

Option A)

Tu PIT-IAD UA6194 6:00am-7:02am Y

3 hours connection in Washington DC

Tu IAD-DXB EK232 10:25am-8:10am+1 A388 F

1 hour connection in Dubai

We DXB-MLE EK652 9:30am-2:55pm Y

5 nights at St Regis

Mo MLE-DXB EK657 9:15am-12:25pm J

10 hour connection in Dubai

Tue DXB-IAD EK231 2:25am-8:10am A388 F

4 hour connection in Washington DC

Tu IAD-PIT UA6191 12:33pm-1:39pm Y

Airfare Cost:
20k UA + $22.40
310k JAL + ~$200 (IIRC from my phone call with JAL)


Option B)

Mo PIT-ORD UA3512 7:02pm-7:44pm ERJ170 Y

1.5 hour connection in Chicago

Mo ORD-IST TK6 9:20pm-4:45pm+1 B777-3 J

11 hour connection in Istanbul

Tu IST-MLE TK732 4:05am-1:55pm A333 J

5 nights at St Regis

Mo MLE-IST TK731 11:45pm-6:25am+1 A333 J

8.5 hour conncection in Istanbul

Tu IST-JFK TK1 3:05pm-6:15pm B777-3 J

3.5 hour connection in New York *Airport Change*

Tu EWR-PIT UA3429 9:45pm-11:16pm ERJ170 Y

Airfare Cost:
320k UA + $178


Option C)

Mo PIT-ORD UA3512 7:02pm-7:44pm ERJ170 Y

1.5 hour connection in Chicago

Mo ORD-IST TK6 9:20pm-4:45pm+1 B777-3 J

11 hour connection in Istanbul

Tu IST-MLE TK732 4:05am-1:55pm A333 J

5 nights at St Regis

Mo MLE-IST TK731 11:45pm-6:25am+1 A333 J

3 hour conncection in Istanbul

Tu IST-FRA TK1587 9:15am-10:35am A333 J

2 hour connection in Frankfurt

Tu FRA-ORD UA906 1:00pm-3:35pm B777 J

2 hour connection in Chicago

Tu ORD-PIT UA3700 5:45pm-8:16pm ERJ175 Y

Airfare Cost:
320k UA + $249.12


Obviously flying TK would give up a great opportunity to fly EK, but JAL/SPG points are so hard to come by for me whereas UA/UR practically grow on trees. Additionally, the timing of the EK flight out of MLE basically kills a precious day of the vacation.

Any thoughts?

I'm not one of those that really values the difference between J and F like some people (just want a flat seat to sleep) and also I really value my points.  For that reason PLUS not having extra stops, and losing your last day at the resort, I would personally do Option B.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3805 on: August 07, 2017, 03:45:42 PM »
Staying here now for a few days. Leaving Thursday 10pm. Any good things to do in the city on the last day? Anyone went to the market and can tell me if it is worth it?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3806 on: August 07, 2017, 03:49:55 PM »
SR set us up with free tour of city (don't forget to tip guide). We loved it.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3807 on: August 07, 2017, 04:25:04 PM »
SR set us up with free your of city (don't forget to tip guide). We loved it.

What is that?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3808 on: August 07, 2017, 04:26:33 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3809 on: August 08, 2017, 09:18:30 AM »
Not staying at the SR >:(
Still, I will ask what options they have.