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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 1159147 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3180 on: December 23, 2016, 12:41:08 AM »
Seems like TPG is loving the PH MLE.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3181 on: December 23, 2016, 12:42:19 AM »
Seems like TPG is loving the PH MLE.
He "loves" everything he puts on social media
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3182 on: December 23, 2016, 08:13:51 AM »
Seems like TPG is loving the PH MLE.

He "loves" everything he puts on social media

+1

Its his 3rd or 4th time there. Wouldnt make much sense to go to that type of place with the perks he gets and NOT love it.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3183 on: December 24, 2016, 06:01:31 PM »
Israelis are not allwed into abu dhabi or dubai. The visas that airlines offer are not for israelis... In dubai you can stay at a hotel in transit area. I did it, very simple and no immigration needed.

Israelis are offcially allowed into maldives, so staying there will not be a problem. There is one hotel at same island as airport. Nothing fancy, but good enough for a sleep before the seaplane. The airport is also connected via road to another small island, that has quite a few hotels you can sleep at and they all offer shuttle service. Cheaper then airport island hotel and only 5 min drive. As you see there is enough options without going into male city
If you stay at a local hotel and you are lucky, you might get on a seaplane at 8am....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3184 on: December 24, 2016, 07:20:59 PM »
Israelis are not allwed into abu dhabi or dubai. The visas that airlines offer are not for israelis... In dubai you can stay at a hotel in transit area. I did it, very simple and no immigration needed.

Israelis are offcially allowed into maldives, so staying there will not be a problem. There is one hotel at same island as airport. Nothing fancy, but good enough for a sleep before the seaplane. The airport is also connected via road to another small island, that has quite a few hotels you can sleep at and they all offer shuttle service. Cheaper then airport island hotel and only 5 min drive. As you see there is enough options without going into male city
If you stay at a local hotel and you are lucky, you might get on a seaplane at 8am....
We will probably end up overnighting in AUH in the transit hotel

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3185 on: December 25, 2016, 03:20:33 PM »
Israelis are not allwed into abu dhabi or dubai. The visas that airlines offer are not for israelis... In dubai you can stay at a hotel in transit area. I did it, very simple and no immigration needed.




I am skeptical about Israeli passport holders not being allowed in. Pretty sure you just need a visa (which both EY and EK allow you to apply online for in advance) and if you're staying for under 24 hours, you can transit with out a visa:
https://www.emirates.com/english/plan_book/essential_information/visa_passport_information/find_visa_requirements/visa_passport_information_results.aspx?NC=IL&NV=Israel&AC=US&AV=United+States&DC=MV&DV=Maldives&TC=AE&TV=United+Arab+Emirates&h=983382a2bc24b924cc9bcad7535a82bcfc8c2d7


Etihad twitter is insisting that a transit visa is required even if not leaving airport since layover is more that 8 hours.

I am assuming they are wrong, but the last thing I need is to be denied in JFK since I am not holding a transit visa.

Any ideas how to proceed?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3186 on: December 26, 2016, 10:59:36 AM »
Israelis are not allwed into abu dhabi or dubai. The visas that airlines offer are not for israelis... In dubai you can stay at a hotel in transit area. I did it, very simple and no immigration needed.



Def allowed, they just need to apply for Visas in advance

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3187 on: December 26, 2016, 11:13:49 AM »
Israelis are not allwed into abu dhabi or dubai. The visas that airlines offer are not for israelis... In dubai you can stay at a hotel in transit area. I did it, very simple and no immigration needed.

Israelis are offcially allowed into maldives, so staying there will not be a problem. There is one hotel at same island as airport. Nothing fancy, but good enough for a sleep before the seaplane. The airport is also connected via road to another small island, that has quite a few hotels you can sleep at and they all offer shuttle service. Cheaper then airport island hotel and only 5 min drive. As you see there is enough options without going into male city
If you stay at a local hotel and you are lucky, you might get on a seaplane at 8am....
Def allowed, they just need to apply for Visas in advance
Guys, can we get back to the main issue at hand.

Are there or aren't there security cameras on the OWB decks  ;D
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3188 on: December 26, 2016, 11:29:16 AM »
Looks like the STR forced people to use the $365 buffet if they wanted to eat there during Christmas.


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3189 on: December 26, 2016, 11:29:59 AM »
Most MLE hotels do that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3190 on: December 26, 2016, 11:31:40 AM »
Guys, can we get back to the main issue at hand.

Are there or aren't there security cameras on the OWB decks  ;D


That would be worse than putting cameras in the bathroom!

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« Reply #3191 on: December 26, 2016, 11:31:57 AM »
Most MLE hotels do that.

Interesting. Wasn't aware.
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« Reply #3192 on: December 26, 2016, 11:34:52 AM »
Interesting. Wasn't aware.

Might be same for New Years as well.

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« Reply #3193 on: December 26, 2016, 12:55:08 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3194 on: December 27, 2016, 11:25:27 AM »
Sorry if this has been asked before, to clarify, what Zone does AS consider MLE in for the purposes of a CX award?
If its Asia then it should only cost 50k J OW.
The Wiki says 62.5 is the cost (which would be Africa/ME/India zone)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3195 on: December 27, 2016, 11:31:01 AM »
Asia IIRC.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3196 on: December 27, 2016, 11:53:45 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3197 on: December 27, 2016, 07:54:16 PM »
Thanks
Seems to be a lot of conflicting info, see page 21 of this thread. (thats a direct link)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alaska-airlines-mileage-plan/1375790-redeeming-cathay-pacific-ticket-using-alaska-miles-21.html
MMS says its part of ME http://millionmilesecrets.com/2013/12/17/what-can-you-do-with-50000-alaska-airlines-miles/
This comment says its ME https://www.milevalue.com/the-new-ultra-luxury-way-to-get-to-the-maldives-on-miles/#comment-44479

Lucky says its asia, whereas CMB is ME (the opposite of AA [though that might be only pre-deval])
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/09/02/does-alaska-allow-stopovers-within-asia-on-award-tickets/

Guess I'll PUTPAC to confirm

It's 62.5k. Same AS miles to both MLE and TLV on CX.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3198 on: December 27, 2016, 08:58:26 PM »
For those coming to Maldives, be aware, for those coming from e.g. New York, the 10 hour time difference from Eastern Standard Time - can be very miserable. Maldives is UTC+5. Take along sleeping pills, so one can force sleep at night, and lots of coffee by day, to keep awake. Better yet, make a stopover for a few days on the way (where accommodation is not so expensive), so one can at least partially acclimatize to the time-zone change, so one can fully utilize the days in Maldives.
Didn't have any issues.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3199 on: December 27, 2016, 09:58:32 PM »
Seems like TPG is there now (after stopping at the hyatt maldives first). Hopefully he'll let us know if there are video cameras by the private pool   :D