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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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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: February 06, 2013, 10:29:56 AM »
That's a matter of opinion. And EK isn't middle eastern, their employees are Western.


EK service is average at best.

EK is also much faster

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: February 06, 2013, 11:27:24 AM »
Far fewer and exponentially harder to accrue.

Like I said.

Like I said.

That's a definite plus for EK.

So it's service + double bed in F + easier to accrue miles vs. shower + no YQ + F on MLE leg + fewer miles.

EK by a hair ;)

I appreciate the responses.  20 minutes of google searches later, I now have in inkling of what they heck you guys are actually saying.  Two questions Rabbi Google did not clearly address:
1) What is the "F" for EK (Emirates), and
2) What is "YQ"

Follow up:  Which credit cards are best for building points for EK (including partners listed here: http://www.skywards.com/partners_ataglance.aspx)

P.S.  Confirmed yesterday (2/5/13) via a test run: Chase will cash advance MVDs at no fee (a likely futile effort at making this a 2-way street since I'm sure its already well known, but I'm at least trying)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: February 06, 2013, 11:49:23 AM »
I appreciate the responses.  20 minutes of google searches later, I now have in inkling of what they heck you guys are actually saying.  Two questions Rabbi Google did not clearly address:
1) What is the "F" for EK (Emirates), and
2) What is "YQ"

Follow up:  Which credit cards are best for building points for EK (including partners listed here: http://www.skywards.com/partners_ataglance.aspx)

1) F = First Class
2) YQ = Fuel surcharge (a thing to try and avoid)

Best way is, as Dan mentioned, is SPG points xferred to JAL.

P.S.  Confirmed yesterday (2/5/13) via a test run: Chase will cash advance MVDs at no fee (a likely futile effort at making this a 2-way street since I'm sure its already well known, but I'm at least trying)

This is a better place for that comment: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21024.0;topicseen
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: February 06, 2013, 12:34:41 PM »
Two questions Rabbi Google did not clearly address:
1) What is the "F" for EK (Emirates), and
2) What is "YQ"
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: February 06, 2013, 09:57:52 PM »
Just did a random search, and it appears that it will cost at least 250K miles for a single round trip EK F ticket from NYC - MLE. [Image attached].

Is this high cost or normal?

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« Reply #216 on: February 06, 2013, 10:34:25 PM »
I'm assuming that's is EK's site. If so, you shouldn't be checking there. That is, if you want to use JAL miles which are about half the price.

Also, you should always be looking for saver fares. Your DXB-MLE-DXB legs are in flex.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: February 07, 2013, 01:15:57 AM »
Just did a random search, and it appears that it will cost at least 250K miles for a single round trip EK F ticket from NYC - MLE. [Image attached].

Is this high cost or normal?
Thats the low cost.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: February 07, 2013, 10:25:38 AM »
I'm assuming that's is EK's site. If so, you shouldn't be checking there. That is, if you want to use JAL miles which are about half the price.

Also, you should always be looking for saver fares. Your DXB-MLE-DXB legs are in flex.

Correct AJK! EK site. So I can book EK F via JAL website? What about JAL partners - can I use AA points to book EK F via JAL?

Also: Is Maldives considered Asia 1 or Aisa 2?  http://www.skywards.com/partner_details.aspx?id=tcm:431-479916&SkinID=1-Partner%20Airlines

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: February 07, 2013, 12:00:15 PM »
Correct AJK! EK site. So I can book EK F via JAL website? What about JAL partners - can I use AA points to book EK F via JAL?

Also: Is Maldives considered Asia 1 or Aisa 2?  http://www.skywards.com/partner_details.aspx?id=tcm:431-479916&SkinID=1-Partner%20Airlines

1. Yes (though you may need to call JAL. Not sure if it's bookable online or not).
2. You cannot.
3. You're looking in the wrong place. That's using EK miles to book flights on JAL. You want the reverse. Here's the chart: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/p_jmb/jmb_mile_ar.html
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: February 07, 2013, 12:39:59 PM »
1. Yes (though you may need to call JAL. Not sure if it's bookable online or not).
2. You cannot.
3. You're looking in the wrong place. That's using EK miles to book flights on JAL. You want the reverse. Here's the chart: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/p_jmb/jmb_mile_ar.html

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« Reply #221 on: February 07, 2013, 12:42:00 PM »
Dude.  You are such a boss!

 :-[

It's nothing more than many other people on DDF could have provided.

All things considered, I'm late to this game :P
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: February 07, 2013, 12:44:09 PM »
1. Yes (though you may need to call JAL. Not sure if it's bookable online or not).
2. You cannot.
3. You're looking in the wrong place. That's using EK miles to book flights on JAL. You want the reverse. Here's the chart: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/p_jmb/jmb_mile_ar.html
Not bookable online.

Good luck finding availability.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: February 07, 2013, 12:57:17 PM »
Not bookable online.

Good luck finding availability.

I'm getting the sense that EK F is the hardest possible way to get to the Maldives F...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: February 07, 2013, 12:57:26 PM »
Good luck finding availability.
JFK/YYZ-DXB isn't hard.
It's the DXB-MLE that can be a challenge.

Anyone have experience with JAL? Stopover policy? Mixed-cabin award policy?
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