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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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Conrad Upgrades:

Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Beach Villa US$ 210+ 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Superior Water  Villa US$ 250 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Retreat Water Villa US$ 400 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Water Villa US$ 480 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to Family Water Villa US$ 720 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night. ( 2 bedrooms)

Airport transfer fee: $560 including tax

PH Upgrades:

Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Pool Villa $USD 252.56++ per villa per night
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Villa $USD 405++ per villa per night ( Villa Number 38-44)
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Sunset Villa $USD 610++ per villa per night ( Villa number 45-51)

Airport transfer fee: $520 RT per person

SR:
Airport transfer fee: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 686105 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4160 on: September 17, 2018, 06:59:46 AM »
Superjumbo doing a visit to MLE tomorrow.

Etihad Airways tomorrow (18SEP18) is operating Airbus A380 aircraft to The Maldives, on one-time basis. The A380 will operate Abu Dhabi – Male route as EY278/261, however Male departure is not open for booking.

Planned schedule as follow.

EY278 AUH1005 – 1530MLE 388 18SEP18
EY261 MLE1730 – 2045AUH 388 18SEP18

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4161 on: September 17, 2018, 07:51:44 AM »
That would make for a refreshing Yom Kippur
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4162 on: October 09, 2018, 03:51:04 PM »
Anyone want an Spectacular Lagoon Oasis OWB with private pool at the W MLE from 11/1-11/6 for $3,500?
Room is selling for $7,800 at the SPG prepaid rate online.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4163 on: October 10, 2018, 03:16:32 PM »
Planning trip to St Regis Maldives, who would "the people" recommend as a butlr [ considering preparing kosher food ].
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4164 on: October 10, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »
Planning trip to St Regis Maldives, who would "the people" recommend as a butlr [ considering preparing kosher food ].
By this point, the hotel is so familiar with kosher meals that any Butler you get is going to be just fine.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4165 on: October 10, 2018, 03:25:39 PM »
Planning trip to St Regis Maldives, who would "the people" recommend as a butlr [ considering preparing kosher food ].
Definitely ask for Nasyb!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4166 on: October 13, 2018, 04:03:12 PM »
Signing up for two aspire cards should be enough for 5 nights in a OWB in Conrad MLE, correct? $900 for the two cards, but $250 off of the seajet fee, correct?
Will come with diamond status, free breakfast.

Any reason not to do this and instead keep looking for a good deal on a non-points resort?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4167 on: October 13, 2018, 08:01:42 PM »
Signing up for two aspire cards should be enough for 5 nights in a OWB in Conrad MLE, correct? $900 for the two cards, but $250 off of the seajet fee, correct?
Will come with diamond status, free breakfast.

Any reason not to do this and instead keep looking for a good deal on a non-points resort?
No Marriott points?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4168 on: October 13, 2018, 10:50:59 PM »
The Aspire SUB is 150k, x2 = 300k. The 5th night is free, but 4 nights x 95k = 380k > 300k, no?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4169 on: October 13, 2018, 10:58:42 PM »
Signing up for two aspire cards should be enough for 5 nights in a OWB in Conrad MLE, correct? $900 for the two cards, but $250 off of the seajet fee, correct?
Will come with diamond status, free breakfast.

Any reason not to do this and instead keep looking for a good deal on a non-points resort?
As noted, 5 nights = 380k, you'd be short.

Second, all but certain credit cannot used for seaplane.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4170 on: October 13, 2018, 11:30:58 PM »
Get a few A+ cards to cover the seaplane :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4171 on: October 13, 2018, 11:32:31 PM »
As noted, 5 nights = 380k, you'd be short.

Second, all but certain credit cannot used for seaplane.
Is it not usually charged to the folio? Haven’t been to Conrad MLE but at SR MLE, SR BOB, and Conrad BOB the fees were all charged to folio.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4172 on: October 13, 2018, 11:34:08 PM »
Trying to figure out a trip to MLE

Would like to travel from NY
What are the best days to do a trip to MLE without staying over shabbos

If anyone has done a trip like this mind sharing some input here or PM me

TIA
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4173 on: October 14, 2018, 12:54:22 AM »
No Marriott points?
I do, but then I'd need to upsell to OWB.
As noted, 5 nights = 380k, you'd be short.

Second, all but certain credit cannot used for seaplane.


1. Don't you get a free weekend night on sign up?
2. I'd use the credit in activities anyways. Sounds very easy to spend $500
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4174 on: October 14, 2018, 01:03:13 AM »
Free night is up to 35k points hotel and after card anniversary.
I do, but then I'd need to upsell to OWB.1. Don't you get a free weekend night on sign up?
2. I'd use the credit in activities anyways. Sounds very easy to spend $500
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4175 on: October 14, 2018, 01:06:26 AM »
Free night is up to 35k points hotel and after card anniversary.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4176 on: October 14, 2018, 01:19:47 AM »
Free night is up to 35k points hotel and after card anniversary.
Free night certificate comes in about 2 Months after your account is opened.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4177 on: October 14, 2018, 01:21:24 AM »
Free night certificate comes in about 2 Months after your account is opened.
+1 took me pretty much exactly 2 months to receive aspire free night.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4178 on: October 14, 2018, 06:34:42 AM »
Trying to figure out a trip to MLE

Would like to travel from NY
What are the best days to do a trip to MLE without staying over shabbos

If anyone has done a trip like this mind sharing some input here or PM me

TIA
do you have to be back in NY for Shabbat or you just want a minyan?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4179 on: October 14, 2018, 09:15:50 AM »
As noted, 5 nights = 380k, you'd be short.

Second, all but certain credit cannot used for seaplane.

Saw a post where someone successfully made advance "down payment" using aspire towards room charges, which was just the seaplane, and will make another in next year before their stay. So you can actually use 2 years of credit to cover the plane ride if you book far enough in advance.