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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 #4080 on: February 07, 2018, 03:34:33 PM »
http://time.com/5134765/maldives-crisis-state-of-emergency/

I personally find it mind-boggling how many people avoid(ed) MIA due to a tiny chance of getting Zika, but will travel to MLE despite it being a state-sponsor of terrorism with virtually zero way to protect against an insurgent terrorist group holding a hotel hostage.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4081 on: February 07, 2018, 03:36:44 PM »
I personally find it mind-boggling how many people avoid(ed) MIA due to a tiny chance of getting Zika, but will travel to MLE despite it being a state-sponsor of terrorism with virtually zero way to protect against an insurgent terrorist group holding a hotel hostage.
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Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4082 on: February 07, 2018, 03:37:12 PM »
I personally find it mind-boggling how many people avoid(ed) MIA due to a tiny chance of getting Zika, but will travel to MLE despite it being a state-sponsor of terrorism with virtually zero way to protect against an insurgent terrorist group holding a hotel hostage.

When you travel to the Maldives you donít stay in the tiny island of MLE. Frankly, unless you want to you wonít even step on their island. The airport is a separate island and when you land you either go by boat or seaplane to your hotel for the remainder of your stay.

IME the island of MLE itself was fine and I felt completely safe walking around it ( it takes 45 minutes to walk around the whole island). Will speak more about it in my upcoming TR.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4083 on: February 07, 2018, 06:06:51 PM »
I personally find it mind-boggling how many people avoid(ed) MIA due to a tiny chance of getting Zika, but will travel to MLE despite it being a state-sponsor of terrorism with virtually zero way to protect against an insurgent terrorist group holding a hotel hostage.

This is only my anecdotal feeling but I didnít feel that the Conrad was unsafe or vulnerable. I personally felt that the lifeguards and a number of other staff were probably current or former special ops guys and that they for sure have plans for any kind of situation. I personally wouldnít go to Male  (like I wouldnít go to East Jerusalem) but Iíd stay at the Corad again (just like Iíd stay at WAJ). And yes you are isolated but on the flip side they would see any boats or planes coming ahead of time!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4084 on: February 07, 2018, 07:32:28 PM »
The mentality is probably similar to 2 people who find themselves being chased by a lion. One starts to run and the other one asks him, do you really think you can outrun a lion, to which he replies, no, I only have to outrun you.

Should there be an attack on one of the hotels, they would probably attack one of the closer ones, not one that necessitates a seaplane

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« Reply #4085 on: February 08, 2018, 07:28:06 AM »
My point was more an observation. Many vacation places have risks. Either a Traveller cares about these small risks, or doesn't. However, I don't see how a tiny change of zika in Florida stopped so many people from going, but people will happily go to a country with legitimate terror risks.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4086 on: February 08, 2018, 08:51:57 AM »
My point was more an observation. Many vacation places have risks. Either a Traveller cares about these small risks, or doesn't. However, I don't see how a tiny change of zika in Florida stopped so many people from going, but people will happily go to a country with legitimate terror risks.

Iím there with you about Zika. Itís moved into Hysteria territory, especially when people
Donít discount a good number of locations where cases frankly were not even from mosquitos but spread essentially as an STD.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4087 on: February 08, 2018, 09:30:38 AM »


cases frankly were not even from mosquitos but spread essentially as an STD.

Now you're judging what they do behind closed doors?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4088 on: February 08, 2018, 09:31:16 AM »
On vacation, no less
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4089 on: February 08, 2018, 11:50:32 AM »

Now you're judging what they do behind closed doors?

On vacation, no less

LOL...I was thinking DDFers shouldnít be at risk in those places...my mistake  :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4090 on: February 08, 2018, 12:13:55 PM »
LOL...I was thinking DDFers shouldnít be at risk in those places...my mistake 
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4092 on: February 09, 2018, 11:08:32 AM »
I personally find it mind-boggling how many people avoid(ed) MIA due to a tiny chance of getting Zika, but will travel to MLE despite it being a state-sponsor of terrorism with virtually zero way to protect against an insurgent terrorist group holding a hotel hostage.
Only if something like this were to happen would there be a real concern to people.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4093 on: February 09, 2018, 05:19:47 PM »
I personally find it mind-boggling how many people avoid(ed) MIA due to a tiny chance of getting Zika, but will travel to MLE despite it being a state-sponsor of terrorism with virtually zero way to protect against an insurgent terrorist group holding a hotel hostage.

Perhaps because there were confirmed zika hits in Miami and there has never been an attack on any of the resorts?
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« Reply #4094 on: February 15, 2018, 07:27:22 AM »