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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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Park Hyatt MLE + Diamond Suite Upgrade gets you nothing as all are considered suites. -AJK



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 #900 on: March 11, 2014, 10:40:19 AM »
Can your wife open cards? Do some researching into applying for cards and getting a mortgage. Having apps are not usually a deal killer.
my wife can, and she has gone a while without opening 1
i still dont want to jeopardize it
that being said, if i am willing to experiment with my wifes since i opened one 2 months ago, what would be the way to go?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #901 on: March 11, 2014, 10:51:28 AM »
my wife can, and she has gone a while without opening 1
i still dont want to jeopardize it
that being said, if i am willing to experiment with my wifes since i opened one 2 months ago, what would be the way to go?
Can try for SPG personal and business, Alaska personal and business cards. You can also get pretty good value by booking with KE and can do OW with each airline. Chase UR can be generated fairly quick.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #902 on: March 11, 2014, 08:44:31 PM »
There are many options besides EK. Using AA miles you can fly CX, EY, QR and BA(YQ). Using AA partners you'll also have the option to use the explorer chart which may be cheaper e.g. in J with QR.
You can also transfer from SPG to JAL which may require fewer miles.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #903 on: March 12, 2014, 03:36:04 AM »
There are many options besides EK. Using AA miles you can fly CX, EY, QR and BA(YQ). Using AA partners you'll also have the option to use the explorer chart which may be cheaper e.g. in J with QR.
You can also transfer from SPG to JAL which may require fewer miles.
united OW i think is 60k. And CX might still have some great deals leaving MLE - i saw a few months back ow for 1200 with a stop in hkg for a couple days as well.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #904 on: March 12, 2014, 08:33:13 AM »
in terms of getting there, after a 4bm and some spending over the next few months, i should have around 100k mr, 40k ur, 60k spg but thats 30k on mine and 30k for my wife. we also each have around 70k aa.
which one of those should i be focusing on increasing in order to get there?
thats only for the flight, then there is the stay...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #905 on: March 12, 2014, 08:41:46 AM »
in terms of getting there, after a 4bm and some spending over the next few months, i should have around 100k mr, 40k ur, 60k spg but thats 30k on mine and 30k for my wife. we also each have around 70k aa.
which one of those should i be focusing on increasing in order to get there?
thats only for the flight, then there is the stay...
The stay is going to be the tough part.
The Hyatt may be your best option in terms of value.
Or try to get free night certs for the Conrad (Hilton), and try to get them to apply them for during the week and not just weekend.

Or you can find a reasonable priced option (see the article I linked to a few weeks ago.)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #906 on: March 12, 2014, 08:42:20 AM »
The stay is going to be the tough part.
The Hyatt may be your best option in terms of value.
Or try to get free night certs for the Conrad (Hilton), and try to get them to apply them for during the week and not just weekend.

Or you can find a reasonable priced option (see the article I linked to a few weeks ago.)
first im gonna figure out if i have enough for the flight, then ill work on the stay

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #907 on: March 12, 2014, 08:49:31 AM »
first im gonna figure out if i have enough for the flight, then ill work on the stay
Depends on which class you want to fly in.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #908 on: March 12, 2014, 08:52:05 AM »
Depends on which class you want to fly in.
obviously, ideally not coach, but if its significantly easier to get there that way, then so be it

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #909 on: March 12, 2014, 09:10:47 AM »
obviously, ideally not coach, but if its significantly easier to get there that way, then so be it
I think when you have a time you know you want to go, set a date by when you want to book flights. At that point see where you are holding with your point balances. Then you can decide how you want to fly.
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« Reply #910 on: March 12, 2014, 09:13:02 AM »
I think when you have a time you know you want to go, set a date by when you want to book flights. At that point see where you are holding with your point balances. Then you can decide how you want to fly.
in the meantime, assuming i get all my bonuses, i want to know which ones i should keep building on, beyond the bonuses. UR, MR, or starwood

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« Reply #911 on: March 12, 2014, 09:14:42 AM »
in the meantime, assuming i get all my bonuses, i want to know which ones i should keep building on, beyond the bonuses. UR, MR, or starwood
Take a look at the different airlines and the points needed to fly the different classes. See which you would like to aim for and build up miles in that program.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #912 on: March 26, 2014, 02:22:32 PM »
This weeks SPG Hot Escapes has the Sheraton Maldives for $250 some nights if anyone is interested.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #913 on: March 26, 2014, 02:48:20 PM »
This weeks SPG Hot Escapes has the Sheraton Maldives for $250 some nights if anyone is interested.
Don't shlep to MLE and stay there.
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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« Reply #914 on: March 26, 2014, 03:06:24 PM »
Don't shlep to MLE and stay there.
I saw that one coming from a mile away.
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