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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: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4185 on: October 14, 2018, 10:24:14 PM »
is it really that much of a difference to leave Thursday afternoon or early Friday morning?
Well I haven't been yet, so I don't know how precious every minute is or perhaps how after 4.5 days, you don't really need another night, but from a miles standpoint - nice to get in that extra free night.

From some searching, it looks like you could make it to DXB or DOH by Friday afternoon, but not sure where you'd head from there to make it before Shabbos. Seems like Thurs night flight is most realistic.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4186 on: October 15, 2018, 01:43:49 AM »
Well I haven't been yet, so I don't know how precious every minute is or perhaps how after 4.5 days, you don't really need another night, but from a miles standpoint - nice to get in that extra free night.

From some searching, it looks like you could make it to DXB or DOH by Friday afternoon, but not sure where you'd head from there to make it before Shabbos. Seems like Thurs night flight is most realistic.
You could probably make it to Sri Lanka for shabbos and there is chabad in Colombo.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4187 on: October 15, 2018, 09:12:56 AM »
Just realized this is crazy on the front end as well. Even if you leave NY right after Shabbos, you won't get to MLE until Monday. So it's really only a 3 night stay.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4188 on: October 15, 2018, 10:48:34 AM »
Do the sea planes operate in the evening when leaving from the hotel?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4189 on: October 15, 2018, 10:56:04 AM »
Per the St Regis



"For transfer between the airport and the resort we use seaplanes and seaplanes fly during daylight hours. We are able to arrange seaplane transfer for all of our guests for International flights landing at the Velana International Airport (MLE) before 03:30 pm.
 
To arrange your seaplane transfer accordingly please inform us at least 3 days in advance and provide us with your international flight details. The exact seaplane timings can only be confirmed one night prior as seaplanes are operated by a third party company that only prepares the schedule one day prior to your arrival/departure to and from the resort.
 
When you have arrived at the Velana International Airport (MLE), also known as Male International Airport, our Airport Butler team will welcome you and assist you to check in for your seaplane transfer to the resort and escort you to our 'Great Room' where you can relax and wait in a peaceful atmosphere. The waiting time will be approximately two hours from the time of check-in for the seaplane transfer depending on the International flight schedule. Please be informed that since this is a shared seaplane transfer, occasionally the seaplane may stop at other destinations while en route to and fro our beautiful island. The seaplane journey takes approximately 45 minutes per way.
 
The shared seaplane transfer fee will be USD 665.00 per adult (age 12 years and above), for the round trip which can be settled upon check-out from the resort. The maximum baggage allowance per person age 2 years and above is 30 kilograms including hand luggage. Excess baggage will be charged an additional fee of USD 5.60 per kilogram."

And read,

"For the transfer arrangements, we are pleased to inform you that the seaplane only operates during the daylight hours between 06:00hrs and 15:30hrs (Local Time). We will definitely be able to arrange shared seaplane transfers for all our guests for flights landing at the airport no later than 15:30hrs local time."
 

I am not sure if returning flights operate later, but sounds like they only operate by day.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4190 on: October 15, 2018, 03:01:45 PM »
Is there a way to merge segments on etihad to MLE? When checking availability won't show as one ticket. I need to do each one separate, or can AA do that on the phone? (anyway to mix classes such as F for the 1st leg then buisness (even at the higher rate)?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4191 on: October 15, 2018, 03:04:44 PM »
Yes, call AA. Keep in mind that it has to conform with their routing rule to be ticketed as one reward.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4193 on: October 15, 2018, 04:56:54 PM »
Anyone get it to price?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4195 on: October 15, 2018, 05:06:31 PM »
Just worked. Too bad it's non-refundable... gah.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4196 on: October 15, 2018, 05:09:49 PM »
Just worked. Too bad it's non-refundable... gah.

Eh, if I can make it happen I'd specifically book these as nonrefundable to give you extra leverage if/when they decide to cancel. But for speculative bookings that makes it difficult. A shame it doesnt work for the summer - I need to add another overlapping booking with my conrad, W, and STR reservation :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4197 on: October 15, 2018, 05:10:28 PM »
Anyone book it? Debating if I should.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4198 on: October 15, 2018, 05:11:33 PM »
Anyone book it? Debating if I should.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4199 on: October 15, 2018, 05:13:35 PM »
Is this better than the price mistake at the SR? Have a res there for the OWB...
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