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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 668640 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #480 on: March 05, 2013, 06:58:44 PM »
Not sure what your point is, but yes, UA also does not have SQ R availability because SQ does not release it to (ANY) partners.


That's what I wanted to confirm. Per your post, I thought that US has different availability showing for SQ then other * partners.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: March 05, 2013, 07:05:41 PM »

That's what I wanted to confirm. Per your post, I thought that US has different availability showing for SQ then other * partners.
US does not let you book SQ suites since they don't open award seats to them, which they specifically write that you can't.

But it doesn't say anywhere on UA that you can't book SQ R, rather they just don't give them or any *A award space. 


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #482 on: March 05, 2013, 07:21:13 PM »
US does not let you book SQ suites since they don't open award seats to them, which they specifically write that you can't.

But it doesn't say anywhere on UA that you can't book SQ R, rather they just don't give them or any *A award space.

Interesting- thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: March 05, 2013, 10:44:45 PM »

The 95K per night just doesen't sound right...

Not sure what your point is but I double checked and called again, it turns out that low season is at 90k and hi season at 105k
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: March 06, 2013, 12:15:17 PM »
Chuchem wasn't kidding- its an absolute nightmare finding a resort in high season..many of the top resorts are already sold out and the ones that are left are ridiculously expensive...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: March 06, 2013, 01:24:42 PM »
All this talk is making me consider booking a speculative stay at the Conrad for 4 evenings...
I've just gotta to find the most logical time period

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #486 on: March 06, 2013, 04:20:43 PM »
All this talk is making me consider booking a speculative stay at the Conrad for 4 evenings...
I've just gotta to find the most logical time period

I can't decide between Conrad MLE or Hilton BOB or maybe even Hilton Whistler... decisions, decisions.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: March 06, 2013, 04:23:17 PM »
I can't decide between Conrad MLE or Hilton BOB or maybe even Hilton Whistler... decisions, decisions.
If you don't have a kid yet, chk out the Seychelles Northholme (sic).
They have a no kid policy so it's out for me, but the Seychelles seem to have the best of all worlds.
And you could probably add in a TLV stopover to make up for the last time you were here  :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #488 on: March 06, 2013, 04:25:10 PM »
If you don't have a kid yet, chk out the Seychelles Northholme (sic).
They have a no kid policy so it's out for me, but the Seychelles seem to have the best of all worlds.
And you could probably add in a TLV stopover to make up for the last time you were here  :)

SEZ > MLE or BOB?

Or just because they have a no-kid policy?

Ha.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: March 06, 2013, 04:29:11 PM »
SEZ > MLE or BOB?

Or just because they have a no-kid policy?

Ha.

lol- its definitely because of the no-kid policy

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: March 06, 2013, 04:31:48 PM »
SEZ > MLE or BOB?

Or just because they have a no-kid policy?

Ha.
If you are prone to island fever, its a bit bigger...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: March 06, 2013, 04:38:40 PM »
If you are prone to island fever, its a bit bigger...

Nah, as many hours as I work, I'm happy to sit and "do nothing" when I get the opportunity. 
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #492 on: March 06, 2013, 04:39:50 PM »
Nah, as many hours as I work, I'm happy to sit and "do nothing" when I get the opportunity.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #493 on: March 06, 2013, 10:59:09 PM »
If you are prone to island fever, its a bit bigger...
and it's the least traveled of the 3

it seems like there's more to do there than the other places, along w/ locals to interact with (which I find is a fun part of a vacation), but if lounging around and scuba is your thing, you're probably better off in the first 2

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #494 on: March 07, 2013, 12:38:29 AM »
W MLE is also no kids.
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 #495 on: March 07, 2013, 02:16:26 AM »
W MLE is also no kids.
Some enterprising zhid should sue for discrimination
AJK, do you handle this stuff?

Funny enough, I had never heard of this till I read about the SEZ situation. And to imaging that I almost went there last year w/ my 2 month old w/o knowing...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #496 on: March 07, 2013, 03:17:04 AM »
Some enterprising zhid should sue for discrimination
AJK, do you handle this stuff?
lol, but death to homosexuals is fine. :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #497 on: March 07, 2013, 05:43:16 AM »
Reservations cancelled... Price mistake
S/o on FT reported that he received an email apologizing and honoring the rate...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #498 on: March 08, 2013, 09:16:42 AM »
It was difficult but I finally managed to secure December availability at the Conrad MLE for 5 nights. I got in touch with the hotel and they offered for me to buy an upgrade to the water villa for $370 plus tax. Wasn't it cheaper? I remember hearing $350...

Also wanted to add that the transfer is $507 per person including tax. Would love to hear your thoughts

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #499 on: March 08, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
It was difficult but I finally managed to secure December availability at the Conrad MLE for 5 nights. I got in touch with the hotel and they offered for me to buy an upgrade to the water villa for $375 plus 18% tax which is allegedly a 25% discount because its our honeymoon... Wasn't it cheaper? I remember hearing $350. Please see below for all my upgrade options.

Beach Villa to Water Villa               - USD 375.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa     - USD 375.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Superior Water Villa   - USD 560.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Retreat Water Villa    - USD 710.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Deluxe Water Villa     - USD 900.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Premier Water Villa    - USD 1,760.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Junior Beach Suite     - USD 1,760.00 + taxes per night

Also wanted to add that the transfer is $507 per person including tax. Would love to hear your thoughts