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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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Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 402952 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4680 on: January 22, 2019, 11:05:14 AM »
Who is traveling with you and would they feel uncomfortable to spend the night in a 2 star local lodge in Pakistan or Egypt? I loved my trip to the Maldives but would much rather add an NYC-SFO flight than spend the night in Male. The magic of the Maldives is being whisked to the hotel lounge, going on an awesome seaplane and then basically landing in fantasy island. You want to throw a night in Pakistan into that magical experience? I would postpone a Trip rather than stay in Male. My BIL went last year and arrived on the late Cathay Pacific flight and his wife said shed rather not come back again if it had to be on an evening flight. Even the nicest hotels are ghetto (they booked theirs through the Conrad). Id LOVE to go back to the Maldives but not with an overnight in Male, a dirty, crowded Islamic fundamentalist island...just giving you another perspective.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4681 on: January 22, 2019, 11:16:09 AM »
Having done the male city tour, I'd be fine spending 1 night there (though I probably wouldn't leave my room after dark).

OTOH, there's no way I'd get DW to agree to a plan like that :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4682 on: January 22, 2019, 12:32:07 PM »
I wouldn't gobthst fsr, but probably avoid the overnight if possible

So full disclosure, my DH and in-laws are Persian and were smuggled out of Iran via Pakistan, and that experience probably left them all with a little PTSD so maybe that's why they all extra despised Male (although they all loved Dubai so it isn't the Muslim thing).  Ashkenazi people might think Male is "cool cultural experience" but they weren't having any of it. ;D :P

Having done the male city tour, I'd be fine spending 1 night there (though I probably wouldn't leave my room after dark).

OTOH, there's no way I'd get DW to agree to a plan like that :)

Smart lady....  :)




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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4683 on: January 22, 2019, 01:31:02 PM »
Having done the male city tour, I'd be fine spending 1 night there (though I probably wouldn't leave my room after dark).

OTOH, there's no way I'd get DW to agree to a plan like that :)
it looks like im with you on this one, My DW wont hear anything about sleeping over in Male  :-\,
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4684 on: January 28, 2019, 07:58:03 AM »
There are a bunch of places to stay on the same island as the airport. It's not in the city, and looks like would only have tourists and employees there.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4685 on: January 28, 2019, 07:11:43 PM »
Is there what to do in IST for 13h? i found a flight from JFK-YYZ-IST-MLE for 85k on UA in business with a 13h stopover in IST.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4686 on: January 28, 2019, 07:28:37 PM »
Yes,
1. Blue Mosque
2. Kosher Restaurant [ not sure how kosher]
3. Shul
4. Ferry on the Bosphorus River
5. Main Shuk

Use Uber for cool taxi rides but dont select local taxi option.

Depending on your connecting flight TK might provide an hotel or tour service.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4687 on: January 28, 2019, 07:29:39 PM »
Yes,
1. Blue Mosque
2. Kosher Restaurant [ not sure how kosher]
3. Shul
4. Ferry on the Bosphorus River
5. Main Shuk

Use Uber for cool taxi rides but dont select local taxi option.

Depending on your connecting flight TK might provide an hotel or tour service.
Ok thanks
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4688 on: January 30, 2019, 02:40:09 AM »
I think TK provides a free tour if you are stopping over for more then 8 hours.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4689 on: January 30, 2019, 03:19:23 AM »
Chances of getting upgraded to a larger water Villa (that allows 2 adults and 2 kids) if I'm booked in a beach Villa at the Conrad. -assuming there is availability? I'm Diamond from CC.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4690 on: January 30, 2019, 08:17:08 PM »
Chances of getting upgraded to a larger water Villa (that allows 2 adults and 2 kids) if I'm booked in a beach Villa at the Conrad. -assuming there is availability? I'm Diamond from CC.
IME Zero. But cant hurt to ask, they always try to upsell. HH Diamond ain't worth much.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4691 on: January 30, 2019, 09:26:08 PM »
HH Diamond ain't worth much.

I believe HH Gold and Diamond is still worth a free drink or two during happy hour at the CR...  ;D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4692 on: January 30, 2019, 09:31:45 PM »
I believe HH Gold and Diamond is still worth a free drink or two during happy hour at the CR...  ;D
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4693 on: February 01, 2019, 03:56:29 AM »
Anyone want March 7-12 at the SR MLE?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4694 on: February 02, 2019, 03:58:11 PM »
Anyone been to the Conrad for Shabbos? Looking for general tips and information. Also, stay in overwater or switch to beach villa for shabbos?