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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 #5055 on: February 05, 2020, 08:07:55 PM »
Are those the $250 Hilton credit or the $100 Waldorf credit

Yes just realized the $100 Waldorf credit is only if you book a stay

 $100 Credit at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Properties
Perhaps you’d like to treat yourself to a massage or relax in a rented cabana by the pool. On-site purchases qualify for a $100 statement credit each membership year when you book a 2-night stay or longer at Waldorf Astoria or Conrad properties.


So basically you can use someone else's credit by paying online? Do you need their cc info?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5056 on: February 09, 2020, 07:25:50 AM »
If we already talk about wine...
Welcome Kosher wine at the WAI


Got same bottle at STR. There was a champagne in the villa upon arrival so butler said he would change it for a kosher bottle. I asked if we can get Peraj Ha'abib which is the most expensive one on their list and he said he can bring Peraj Petita. It actually wasn't bad and was nice to have some wine instead of the grape juice we brought along.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5057 on: February 09, 2020, 07:40:44 AM »
STR now offering kosher dinners. Didn't try any as they didn't sound appealing, we brought our own. Was told that there will be $35 charge which still comes out cheaper than their meals but is obnoxious IMO.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5058 on: February 09, 2020, 02:16:50 PM »
STR now offering kosher dinners. Didn't try any as they didn't sound appealing, we brought our own. Was told that there will be $35 charge which still comes out cheaper than their meals but is obnoxious IMO.
where is it from? and i believe they always offered kosher food from Australia
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5059 on: February 09, 2020, 10:27:38 PM »
Yes from AU. I tried uploading the Kashrut cert but it kept telling me the file was too large even when I did it in a separate post.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5060 on: February 10, 2020, 02:03:49 PM »
Has anyone been to both Conrad and WA? hwo does it compare? especially in terms of privacy for OVW or reef

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5061 on: February 17, 2020, 09:20:07 PM »
Planning a trip to the Maldives, casomeone help me as far as hotels thru Marriott, aregarding privacy? And where is smartest stopovers? Tia

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« Reply #5062 on: February 18, 2020, 10:58:21 AM »
Planning a trip to the Maldives, casomeone help me as far as hotels thru Marriott, regarding privacy? And where is smartest stopovers? Tia
Look up thread @Dan pointed out on the map whats best at the St. regis (ill try to find it and link it). and please elaborate on what you mean by smartest.
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« Reply #5063 on: February 18, 2020, 03:43:36 PM »
Look up thread @Dan pointed out on the map whats best at the St. regis (ill try to find it and link it). and please elaborate on what you mean by smartest.
best time flight route wise and safest, and either cash or points, like if you know of some way to get business class....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5064 on: February 18, 2020, 03:55:47 PM »
best time flight route wise and safest, and either cash or points, like if you know of some way to get business class....
you will have to share a bit more details to get help here, there are many options check the wiki... easiest prob EK, SQ, CX. 
You can get J if its available usually ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5065 on: February 18, 2020, 04:43:40 PM »
Planning a trip to the Maldives, casomeone help me as far as hotels thru Marriott, aregarding privacy? And where is smartest stopovers? Tia

You can stay at STR or the new JW in an Overwater Villa most of which are quite private. At STR the Sunset villas are very private.

Regarding routing, I found Emirates via Dubai to have the best schedule and easiest redemption for J via Alaska with lots of availability.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5066 on: February 18, 2020, 07:42:53 PM »
You can stay at STR or the new JW in an Overwater Villa most of which are quite private. At STR the Sunset villas are very private.

Regarding routing, I found Emirates via Dubai to have the best schedule and easiest redemption for J via Alaska with lots of availability.

QR J via AA aint bad either

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5067 on: February 18, 2020, 10:47:24 PM »
QR J via AA aint bad either

Read Flyertalk, availability on QR is very scarce even when attempting to book 330 days out. And lots of phantom availability too. Gave up on QR after too many failed attempts.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5068 on: February 18, 2020, 11:27:07 PM »
I redeemed last year QR from MLE-DOH-JNB with AA @ 55k. Availability matched BA.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5069 on: February 18, 2020, 11:37:48 PM »
Planning a trip to the Maldives, casomeone help me as far as hotels thru Marriott, aregarding privacy? And where is smartest stopovers? Tia
Don’t forget about the Westin which is brand new so imho better than the jw which is just a mostly redone old resort. There’s also a brand new intercontinental which has lots of availability for owb for 100k