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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 #5235 on: August 11, 2020, 09:46:45 AM »
What did they charge per meal to heat up? Also can you let me know who you spoke to about kosher stuff, especially in regards to breakfast?

MLEON.RSVN@waldorfastoria.com

Dear Shauly414

Thank you for your email and kindly allow me to reply on behalf of my colleague, Sofia.

 

Further to your request, we are fully aware about the kosher diets, and if you can bring your own packed meal / food and we can store them in our freezers and we would be happy to provide you new set of cutleries, crockeries and glassware and during the preparation of the food and moreover, we will be utilizing new cooking pots and pans.

 

Hope the above information was helpful and please do let us know in case you have any further queries.

 

Kind regards,

Ahu

 
 

Mohamed Ahzam Shuaib

Reservations Sales Agent

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi


Kindly note that it will be chargeable: USD 20$++ per person.


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5236 on: August 11, 2020, 10:37:03 AM »
Thanks! I am going to drive you a bit crazy but anyone score any upgrades here? I am booked in a reef villa (the only one available with points) but would love to get a true over water. They are asking $350++ per night

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5237 on: August 11, 2020, 01:35:41 PM »
Thanks! I am going to drive you a bit crazy but anyone score any upgrades here? I am booked in a reef villa (the only one available with points) but would love to get a true over water. They are asking $350++ per night

Hey man, if there's someone that's still willing to listen to me talk about my trip, I'm not about to pass that opportunity up.

I booked into the King Reef Villa, but then after that they downgraded overwater villas to the basic room so I was able to downgrade my reservation to overwater.

Honestly, I wouldn't pay extra for the over water. Wait closer to your stay and try to get moved if it's really important, but besides for the glass floor the rooms are really identical. And if you get a room on the inside of the U (the island is in a U shape) then the water will be much calmer than the overwaters, which will be better for snorkling.

Bottom line is, every room at that hotel is going to be the best room you ever stayed in.


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5238 on: August 16, 2020, 04:29:17 PM »
Hey guys - looking for a little help here.
 

We are US citizens going to the maldives from Sept 4th to the 9th.

Is there anywhere else around there we can go before coming back on the 18th? Looks like everything else is closed to US citizens.

I don't think it makes sense for us to go there for only 5 days given the length of the trip.  We were going to Bali before for a wedding, but it got cancelled.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5239 on: August 16, 2020, 04:34:01 PM »
I don't think it makes sense for us to go there for only 5 days given the length of the trip.
Why not?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5240 on: August 16, 2020, 07:06:38 PM »
Why not?


The flights are a pain in the butt, even in business class.  I mean, we will end up going, but it would be nice to add something else for a week to the end of it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5241 on: August 16, 2020, 07:25:32 PM »
We are going just to go to the Maldives for 6 days/5nights. Flying Qsuites and staying at the Waldorf I think it will be well worth it.


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« Reply #5242 on: August 16, 2020, 07:32:09 PM »
We are going just to go to the Maldives for 6 days/5nights. Flying Qsuites and staying at the Waldorf I think it will be well worth it.
Absolutely.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5243 on: August 16, 2020, 08:09:14 PM »
flying qsuites there - but no availability on anything we checked on the way back -- any suggestions?

Thursday september 10 -- 2 passengers MLE to ORD

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5244 on: August 16, 2020, 08:16:59 PM »
flying qsuites there - but no availability on anything we checked on the way back -- any suggestions?

Thursday september 10 -- 2 passengers MLE to ORD
check just DOH-ord that should be available.
QR is blocking most of MLE-DOH, especially in J
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5245 on: August 17, 2020, 10:38:14 AM »
Looking for opinions. Currently booked on the below itinerary.



Original plan was to go into the city during the evening for a few hours since we have an 8 hour layover. Now due to Covid that probably wont happen.

Would you change to the below to not have an 8 hour layover but get to MLE at 3pm instead of 9am?




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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5246 on: August 17, 2020, 03:33:49 PM »
Due to COVID they arenít allowing any tourists to enter Doha but there is a hotel in the terminal that you can stay overnight which is before immigration that would be a good choice for a 9 hour overnight stopover. Itís called the oryx hotel

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5247 on: August 17, 2020, 03:41:49 PM »
Due to COVID they arenít allowing any tourists to enter Doha but there is a hotel in the terminal that you can stay overnight which is before immigration that would be a good choice for a 9 hour overnight stopover. Itís called the oryx hotel
Will QR comp a night there?
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Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5248 on: August 17, 2020, 03:50:58 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5249 on: August 17, 2020, 03:52:42 PM »
Yes on a paid flight but not on award
Some here bought the Q suite fare to Kiev with the free change up to 5k miles.