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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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Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 583630 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3735 on: May 18, 2017, 10:47:57 PM »
So you're the guy who--instead of trying to stack the deck in your favor by using objective, historical, climate information available to you--will instead travel 28 hours and spend thousands of dollars on a vacation based on the experience of some guy on DDF. "But he went in June and got no rain!"

You keep packing wool parkas and long underwear for Chicago, and I'll bring my shorts.  Statistics show you'll look like an idiot far more often than I will.
Don't be so quick to judgement. I was merely replying to your last point, not the entire statement. And I honestly don't care what history says, if it isn't repetitive. Do you know how many days this year I heard the forecaster saying we were getting record breaking weather? Too many. Bottom line is, I wear the same type of cloths daily, regardless of weather, but when I know a place is known to be inconsistent, I prepare for all reasonably possible scenarios. 
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3736 on: May 18, 2017, 10:54:15 PM »
Don't be so quick to judgement. I was merely replying to your last point, not the entire statement. And I honestly don't care what history says, if it isn't repetitive. Do you know how many days this year I heard the forecaster saying we were getting record breaking weather? Too many. Bottom line is, I wear the same type of cloths daily, regardless of weather, but when I know a place is known to be inconsistent, I prepare for all reasonably possible scenarios.

Your obstinance is astonishing.  "I don't care what history says, if it isn't repetitive."  Uhm, climates are built off years and years of historical data.  By definition, based on averages, they are repetitive, else they would not be the climate. Smh.

"Do you know how many days this year I heard the forecaster saying we were getting record breaking weather?"  Wait, so your saying your individual experience this year, this time, this forecast, differs from the what the dude on TV said? Shocking, I tell you. First, as I explained in a prior post, no one is discussing particular forecasts. Everyone knows that meteorologists are notoriously crappy at their jobs, and the same is true for MLE.  Second, again, your individual experience does not disprove the historical pattern of the subject climate... unless your individual experience spans decades.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3737 on: May 18, 2017, 10:54:35 PM »
Ajk, please take the argument to my TR .. :P.

PS I can't wait for the fresh round of Bob vs MLE in about two months when I return from BOB

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3738 on: May 21, 2017, 05:49:58 PM »
Anyone still have nights booked at the sr? Please pm me...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3739 on: May 21, 2017, 06:12:11 PM »
Ajk, please take the argument to my TR .. :P.

PS I can't wait for the fresh round of Bob vs MLE in about two months when I return from BOB
I was just thinking that after Dan came back from his Maldives trip he would finally put the whole BOB VS MLE debate to rest

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3740 on: May 21, 2017, 06:16:38 PM »
I was just thinking that after Dan came back from his Maldives trip he would finally put the whole BOB VS MLE debate to rest
dont think dan was ever at BOB

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3741 on: May 21, 2017, 06:35:54 PM »
I was just thinking that after Dan came back from his Maldives trip he would finally put the whole BOB VS MLE debate to rest
Dan sneakily wrote in a DDMS posting on Fri that St. Regis Maldives might be the nicest place he's ever stayed at.. So there's always that aspect. But we're still waiting for the complete TR..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3742 on: May 21, 2017, 07:24:59 PM »
Anyone have nights at the sr for sale? Please pm...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3743 on: May 21, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »
I'm Planning a trip to MLE. found EY F availability, iyh landing in AUH at 7:45PM on Sunday.

I have one of three options.

1) Stay overnight in AUH and take direct EY flight in the morning.
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Etihad 278
Dep: 8:40 am
Arr: 2:05 pm
4h 25m
Airbus A330
Business/first

2) fly to DOH and from there to MLE
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE) — Sun, Mar 4
Overnight flight
   
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Doha (DOH) — Sun, Mar 4
Qatar Airways 1055
Dep: 11:25 pm
Arr: 11:35 pm
1h 10m
Airbus A320
First
Meal
Layover in DOH
2h 40m
   
Doha (DOH) to Male (MLE) — Mon, Mar 5
Qatar Airways 672
Dep: 2:15 am
Arr: 8:50 am
4h 35m
Airbus A330
Business
Meal


3) Fly on Sri Lankan and connect in CMB to MLE.
   
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE) — Sun, Mar 4
Overnight flight
   
Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Colombo (CMB) — Sun, Mar 4
Sri Lankan 208
Dep: 11:00 pm
Arr: 5:05 am
4h 35m
Airbus A320
Business (I)
Movie
Layover in CMB
Mon, Mar 5
2h 15m
   
Colombo (CMB) to Male (MLE) — Mon, Mar 5
Sri Lankan 101
Dep: 7:20 am
Arr: 8:15 am
1h 25m
Airbus A330
Business

I would assume many here have the same dilemma.
While I don't want extra flight legs, I dont want to land in MLE at 2PM, I want to get there in the morning, so I'm leaning against option 1.

Now the question is option 2 or 3, which one, and why?

Also if I take option 2, will I have access to First class lounge in DOH? ticket is booked on AA of course

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3744 on: May 21, 2017, 09:58:24 PM »
Option 1.

(And, no, no lounge in DOH on option 2.)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3745 on: May 21, 2017, 10:10:06 PM »
Option 1.

(And, no, no lounge in DOH on option 2.)
Thanks, I'm leaving MLE on the Thursday night flight to HKG, do you still think its sacrificing the extra 4-5 hours in MLE on Monday in order to not be running from flight to flight and just have a normal night at a hotel in AUH? 

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« Reply #3746 on: May 21, 2017, 10:50:18 PM »
Thanks, I'm leaving MLE on the Thursday night flight to HKG, do you still think its sacrificing the extra 4-5 hours in MLE on Monday in order to not be running from flight to flight and just have a normal night at a hotel in AUH?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3747 on: May 22, 2017, 02:19:03 PM »
Three nights in MLE? Cancel HKG and go after shabbas.
+ 1

I definitely would choose option 1. Spending the night in Abu Dhabi helps to break up the trip a bit. There are plenty of fine hotels nearby where you can rest up (yes, you will be jetlagged even after first class)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3748 on: May 22, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »
Anyone here stayed at the Sheraton? Do you get to access the club lounge with the SPG business card?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3749 on: May 22, 2017, 08:06:21 PM »
Anyone here stayed at the Sheraton? Do you get to access the club lounge with the SPG business card?

I'm pretty sure Lucky talked about using the lounge there in his TR on OMAAT.  It's worth reading it.