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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 #345 on: February 28, 2013, 10:36:40 AM »
I think 4 days is plenty unless you're getting certified (no idea how long that takes)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: February 28, 2013, 10:39:04 AM »

Which resort is this for ?
Halaveli

I think 4 days is plenty unless you're getting certified (no idea how long that takes)
OK but since I am already spending a good chunk of UA miles for the flight, shouldn't I add a quick 2-3 days stop someplace else?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: February 28, 2013, 10:40:50 AM »
Halaveli
OK but since I am already spending a good chunk of UA miles for the flight, shouldn't I add a quick 2-3 days stop someplace else?

If I were you, I would spend 60k AA miles for roundtrip J class seats from tlv-bkk. Spend  a week in Thailand and then take a short flight over to maldives for 4 days. That's exactly what I hope to do- just that I have to fly from NYC >:(

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: February 28, 2013, 10:41:54 AM »
OK but since I am already spending a good chunk of UA miles for the flight, shouldn't I add a quick 2-3 days stop someplace else?
Of course! But I'm not the expert in ex-TLV routing.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: February 28, 2013, 10:42:19 AM »
Stay in the Maldives. It will really hurt you to go away after 4 days only. I think AJK will agree. After 2-3 days you really get into this "do nothing mode" and then you have to leave already....
The main costs are transportation, so if thats covered its only another 600 a night for one of the nicest places on this planet!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: February 28, 2013, 10:44:00 AM »
If you have the 1000 Dollars, then there is no way you should stay at a semi nice beach in Thailand over the maldives....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: February 28, 2013, 10:51:36 AM »
If you have the 1000 Dollars, then there is no way you should stay at a semi nice beach in Thailand over the maldives....
If I had 7 days off period I'd probably do 2 in CNX and 4 in MLE before 6 in MLE.

Obviously that depends on your capacity for doing nothing.  I'm sure some people could spend a month on a beach doing nothing.  I'm just not like that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: February 28, 2013, 10:52:35 AM »
Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

Compulsory charges:
+ Bed Tax 4 night(s) (Adult x 2)                 USD   64.00
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   892.00
+ Hotel tax and service feesx 4 Nights        USD   617.56

Total = $4,858!!!

PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
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4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp

What points network is Halaveli associated with?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: February 28, 2013, 11:28:42 AM »
The post you quoted mentions nothing of points with respect to the Halaveli.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: February 28, 2013, 11:34:48 AM »
If I had 7 days off period I'd probably do 2 in CNX and 4 in MLE before 6 in MLE.

Obviously that depends on your capacity for doing nothing.  I'm sure some people could spend a month on a beach doing nothing.  I'm just not like that.
Me neither that's why. Since I know that where your hotel is, is where you'll be for the next few days and u can't take a car or a bus and go somewhere else, so that's why I'm hesitant to stay more than 4 days in Maldives.

Of course! But I'm not the expert in ex-TLV routing.
that's too bad... any experts around?

If I were you, I would spend 60k AA miles for roundtrip J class seats from tlv-bkk. Spend  a week in Thailand and then take a short flight over to maldives for 4 days. That's exactly what I hope to do- just that I have to fly from NYC >:(
I don't think I can take 10 days unfortunately.  :(

Stay in the Maldives. It will really hurt you to go away after 4 days only. I think AJK will agree. After 2-3 days you really get into this "do nothing mode" and then you have to leave already....
The main costs are transportation, so if thats covered its only another 600 a night for one of the nicest places on this planet!
Thanks for the input, time to discuss with my wife ;) I'm open to both options...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: February 28, 2013, 11:39:10 AM »
If you want to get SCUBA certified, I don't believe you can do it in a 4-day stay.

Keep in mind, though, it isn't cheap.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: February 28, 2013, 11:39:19 AM »
You won't go too wrong with either option, it's just personal preference and budget.
You can live like a king and have a rocking time in CNX for far less than the $1,200 though.

OTOH if this is a once in a lifetime trip I totally understand wanting to stay as long as you possibly can.  Though it would be a shame to kill memories of a place by overstaying and remembering being bored or being overkill/too long.  That is a number that nobody will be able to tell you.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: February 28, 2013, 11:40:17 AM »
If you want to get certified, I don't believe you can do it in a 4-day stay.
Especially because you can't scuba within 24 hours of your departure, correct?
Probably best to find out how much time is needed for that.  If you are getting certified then I doubt you'll have time to get bored.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: February 28, 2013, 11:49:26 AM »
Correct.

I believe you need 5 days or so with the 24 hour cutoff.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: February 28, 2013, 12:09:14 PM »
I didnt scuba and didnt get board...
My wife is the type to get board very fast and took her computer along, she didnt open it once...
She said, she was never as relaxed as on the maldives. Since you know, there is nothing to do, you just shut down and relax 1000%
You sleep in (over the water) chill, snorkel, spa....