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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 #4785 on: June 25, 2019, 04:10:23 PM »
Booked CX nyc to mle with several days in HK. Booked Hyatt regular villa for $520 a night including $250 daily resort credit. Mid July dates
Enjoy the MLE overnight...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4786 on: June 25, 2019, 04:13:39 PM »
U can do a private boat transfer but the hotel will "officially" have to agree beforehand.

Im guessing nothing will happen if you just show up.

You can also take a regional jet. They built/building an airport on every atoll (set of islands) and you'll need a short boat ride from there.

The SR is very far from MLE and can take a few hours by boat, but a regional jet might make more sense. The SR will actually offer you a boat ride if you tell them you cant take a sea plane.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4787 on: June 25, 2019, 04:20:46 PM »
Enjoy the MLE overnight...
u can stay at a hotel near the airport like Sheraton for 1 night.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4788 on: June 25, 2019, 04:21:48 PM »
u can stay at a hotel near the airport like Sheraton for 1 night.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4789 on: June 25, 2019, 04:22:45 PM »
U can do a private boat transfer but the hotel will "officially" have to agree beforehand.

Im guessing nothing will happen if you just show up.

You can also take a regional jet. They built/building an airport on every atoll (set of islands) and you'll need a short boat ride from there.

The SR is very far from MLE and can take a few hours by boat, but a regional jet might make more sense. The SR will actually offer you a boat ride if you tell them you cant take a sea plane.

http://www.transmaldivian.com
https://maldivian.aero/
takes about 4-5 hours by boat from MLE to STR  regional jets are not that simple, iirc they dont fly out of the same terminal as the incoming international flights
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4790 on: June 25, 2019, 04:28:04 PM »
Enjoy the MLE overnight...
They said they can fly me at night to the hotel.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4791 on: June 25, 2019, 04:29:27 PM »
Please note that we are unable to confirm the exact domestic flight timings and details in advance as the airline operator only confirms the final schedule one day prior to the travel. However late night flights can be arranged but as mentioned cannot be guaranteed. Kindly acknowledge the below tentative timings retrieved from the recent schedules,
  Arrivals (Departure from MLE)                : 1100hrs, 1340hrs, 1730hrs and last flight at 2330hrs
  Departures (Departure from Kooddoo)   : 0545hrs, 0800hrs,1130hrs, 1530hrs and last departure at 1830hrs (Last flight of the day)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4792 on: June 25, 2019, 04:33:42 PM »
Enjoy the MLE overnight...

Nope. There's no "night" restriction, as they don't fly a seaplane. Usually domestic flight to boat.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4793 on: June 25, 2019, 04:34:40 PM »
Please note that we are unable to confirm the exact domestic flight timings and details in advance as the airline operator only confirms the final schedule one day prior to the travel. However late night flights can be arranged but as mentioned cannot be guaranteed. Kindly acknowledge the below tentative timings retrieved from the recent schedules,
  Arrivals (Departure from MLE)                : 1100hrs, 1340hrs, 1730hrs and last flight at 2330hrs
  Departures (Departure from Kooddoo)   : 0545hrs, 0800hrs,1130hrs, 1530hrs and last departure at 1830hrs (Last flight of the day)

Cool, but what's the point of shlepping all the way to MLE and not having an OWV or even a pool?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4794 on: June 25, 2019, 04:48:29 PM »
Cool, but what's the point of shlepping all the way to MLE and not having an OWV or even a pool?
A beach villa with privacy is just fine for me. Iíll try to get one free night upgraded to OWV so that I donít miss the experience. Itís low season, and Iím paying cash.
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« Reply #4795 on: June 25, 2019, 04:53:28 PM »
A beach villa with privacy is just fine for me. Iíll try to get one free night upgraded to OWV so that I donít miss the experience. Itís low season, and Iím paying cash.
OWV is just somtin special!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4796 on: June 26, 2019, 09:08:55 AM »
Hotel said they can probably upgrade to a single night in owv for free, but not yet confirmed. Flight back is TK.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4797 on: June 26, 2019, 11:01:18 AM »
OWV is just somtin special!
I stayed in one.
It was a nice experience but I didn't think it was as special as people on this forum make it out to be.
I wouldn't mind a beach vila a few steps away from the ocean but I would insist on a private pool.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4798 on: June 26, 2019, 01:29:49 PM »
Curious question:
If one is staying at the Waldorf which is relatively close to the airport, what's stopping you from hiring a private boat-taxi for $100 to get to the hotel and saving a few hundred $$ per person?

I got my dispute accepted. $370+taxes/round trip.
Just a simple email to MLEON.RSVN@waldorfastoria.com. They responded within minutes.


This could be an option. I was also wondering why to pay that much for a short transfer. Maybe in few days we'll be able to see what their Yacht looks like. I'll be there on Feb. So I have plenty time to plan it, but I wanted to keep the WA transfer as an option for 50% off.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4799 on: June 26, 2019, 04:11:45 PM »


This could be an option. I was also wondering why to pay that much for a short transfer. Maybe in few days we'll be able to see what their Yacht looks like. I'll be there on Feb. So I have plenty time to plan it, but I wanted to keep the WA transfer as an option for 50% off.

If you are up for a TR that would be amazing but even if not, Iíd love to hear about your experience here. Hope you have an awesome trip!