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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 #180 on: October 30, 2012, 04:54:50 PM »
FWIU the buyup is sometimes negotiable...
That's what I negotiated it down to :P
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: October 30, 2012, 04:58:26 PM »
I saw a link below the headline to their review, but didn't read it.

Couldn't seem to locate a review. Did you find the actual review?

What in the world is the point og going all the way to a place like MLE or BOB if not for the OWB?

Gotta agree wholeheartedly with that one...

but maybe a couple with infants thinks its not safe? or can't afford it? or somehow prefer the beach villa?

That's what I negotiated it down to :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: October 30, 2012, 05:01:48 PM »
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$375 :P
Didn't try too hard, perhaps I could push more.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: October 30, 2012, 05:05:38 PM »
$375 :P
Didn't try too hard, perhaps I could push more.

Probably could have. You don't cost them (much) more at an OWB, so this part is pure profit for them.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: October 30, 2012, 05:55:01 PM »
What in the world is the point og going all the way to a place like MLE or BOB if not for the OWB?
Thank the good Lord, I live in Israel. It only costs 40k/70k UA or 35/50 AA to fly there, and doesn't take all the time as it does from the US.

If I were flying to Hawaii I would have that mindset.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: October 30, 2012, 05:57:15 PM »
Thank the good Lord, I live in Israel. It only costs 40k/70k UA or 35/50 AA to fly there, and doesn't take all the time as it does from the US.

If I were flying to Hawaii I would have that mindset.

Although, even with the shorter travel time, the hardest part is finding s/o to watch the lil ones.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: October 30, 2012, 05:59:03 PM »
doesn't take all the time as it does from the US.
What's the travel time?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: October 30, 2012, 06:15:19 PM »
What's the travel time?
On UA, the optimal routing is around 1.5 hrs to IST and around 8 hours to MLE.
Although biz availability is almost impossible going to MLE.

W/ AA, have to route out of AMM and pay your own way to AMM.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2012, 06:20:14 PM »
On UA, the optimal routing is around 1.5 hrs to IST and around 8 hours to MLE.
Although biz availability is almost impossible going to MLE.

W/ AA, have to route out of AMM and pay your own way to AMM.
Doesn't sounds as idyllic as you made it sound...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: October 30, 2012, 06:23:12 PM »
Doesn't sounds as idyllic as you made it sound...
True that, but it's not as onerous as a 30+ hr routing from CLE.
And it's a similar distance to SEZ, but that costs 70k in econ on UA, so it's a good value relatively speaking.

If I found s/t similar in the Med, I'd consider it as well.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: November 05, 2012, 07:14:35 AM »
Korean starting to fly to Maldives via Colombo 23rd December. Always good to have another option.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: November 05, 2012, 10:45:16 AM »
Fantastic - presumably one should be able to use DL miles...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: November 05, 2012, 10:50:50 AM »
Fantastic - presumably one should be able to use DL miles...

I don't think KE has same availability for partners, otherwise, why would anyone ever use UR>KE if they can just use DL?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: November 05, 2012, 11:05:03 AM »
I don't think KE has same availability for partners, otherwise, why would anyone ever use UR>KE if they can just use DL?
DL cant book F

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« Reply #194 on: November 05, 2012, 11:10:50 AM »
What he said.
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