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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 #4200 on: October 15, 2018, 05:14:00 PM »
same here
I have a kid who will imyh be 2Ĺ and another who will be 4-5 months. Not sure how to work that out, as well as flights...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4201 on: October 15, 2018, 05:14:00 PM »
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 :)


I thought summer was not the ideal time to visit? More stormy in summer?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4202 on: October 15, 2018, 05:14:55 PM »
Is this better than the price mistake at the SR? Have a res there for the OWB...
Uh a 2 floor over water villa...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4203 on: October 15, 2018, 05:15:58 PM »

I thought summer was not the ideal time to visit? More stormy in summer?
Itís definitely stormier, but it usually only rains for a small part of the day (especially in s Maldives). I donít have flexibility in schedule and we donít want to do Bora Bora.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4204 on: October 15, 2018, 05:17:36 PM »
Uh a 2 floor over water villa...
Itís more spacious for sure and you cant beat the price but the hotel isnít as nice as str. Standard rooms are 1/4 the price. But youíre comparing a decent room at the str to the top room at another property.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4205 on: October 15, 2018, 05:20:57 PM »
Is it worth it to cancel 4 nights at the Conrad for 95,000 miles each for owb here, and book this for $900 x 2 plus about $500 taxes?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4206 on: October 15, 2018, 05:20:59 PM »
Can't pull it up on the UR portal unfortunately Was worth a shot
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4207 on: October 15, 2018, 05:22:03 PM »
Is it worth it to cancel 4 nights at the Conrad for 95,000 miles each for owb here, and book this for $900 x 2 plus about $500 taxes?

DONT YET CANCEL A BOOKING YOU ALREADY HAVE. But this is a much better deal, so if the dates work for you book this and wait to see if they honor it. Then you can cancel conrad.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4208 on: October 15, 2018, 05:22:40 PM »
DONT YET CANCEL A BOOKING YOU ALREADY HAVE. But this is a much better deal, so if the dates work for you book this and wait to see if they honor it. Then you can cancel conrad.
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Same for SR question.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4209 on: October 15, 2018, 05:26:58 PM »
+1.
Same for SR question.

Next time please make a deal like this work for the summer

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4210 on: October 15, 2018, 05:32:43 PM »
Itís definitely stormier, but it usually only rains for a small part of the day (especially in s Maldives). I donít have flexibility in schedule and we donít want to do Bora Bora.
Helpful.  We were under the impression that Maldives would be miserable in summer.  Glad to recalibrate. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4211 on: October 15, 2018, 05:43:54 PM »
Helpful.  We were under the impression that Maldives would be miserable in summer.  Glad to recalibrate.

You can get screwed with entirely rainy days. And if youíre only staying 3-4 days that can impact your trip significantly. It also can be cloudy. But it can be sunny and gorgeous the entire time. I think they average 7 inches or so in the month, which is a lot, and more than double what you can expect in the winter, but Iím willing to take that risk given my flexibility.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4212 on: October 15, 2018, 05:46:40 PM »
So anyone bite the bullet? I'm thinking to book for a few nights in January and pair it with some time in Asia. If I book 3 nights, what would give me the most flexibility? Mon, Tues, Wed?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4213 on: October 15, 2018, 05:49:30 PM »
So anyone bite the bullet? I'm thinking to book for a few nights in January and pair it with some time in Asia. If I book 3 nights, what would give me the most flexibility? Mon, Tues, Wed?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4214 on: October 15, 2018, 05:51:04 PM »
Just use an inactive cc...
Comparing the properties, any idea which is better? (aside from the room)
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