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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 #450 on: March 05, 2013, 12:51:48 AM »
TG F can open up anytime. LH is <15 days to departure. Probably now already JFK-GVA is open on LX, personally Id take an extra connection for LX>UA.

Wow..knew lx was good but didn't know it was that much better..I don't remember seeing any lx availability but its possible im not seeing it due to no status...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #451 on: March 05, 2013, 12:58:57 AM »
Wow..knew lx was good but didn't know it was that much better..I don't remember seeing any lx availability but its possible im not seeing it due to no status...
Status doesnt make a difference on LX. Check JFK-GVA.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #452 on: March 05, 2013, 01:09:03 AM »
If you do it, make sure and ask for Tobias. He was absolutely spectacular.

IIRC it was about $800pp at the W.
U were pretty close! $843 pp!!  :o ::) 9 lessons included in 5 different dives...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #453 on: March 05, 2013, 03:21:34 AM »
U were pretty close! $843 pp!!  :o ::) 9 lessons included in 5 different dives...
They don't have 2 options? One to be certified to go like 20m and one certified to go like 5m?

I think some resorts offer that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #454 on: March 05, 2013, 07:56:45 AM »
They don't have 2 options? One to be certified to go like 20m and one certified to go like 5m?

I think some resorts offer that.
The first step is open water certification (12m) and from there u can obtain advanced/adventure diver (30-40m) and then master diver (40m+)..

There is a 2m option for kids...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #455 on: March 05, 2013, 10:11:32 AM »
Just ticketed our Thailand/Maldives Vacation(posting this in Thailand and maldives thread) b/w December 22nd and January 7th all in J. Keep in mind this is during high season for both of these locations so availability is scarce but I would appreciate any feedback tips on how to make it better. Also note that I had a one way to HNL set but cancelled it in exchange for the BKK-MLE on SQ biz instead of taking a raunchy Sri Lanka air economy flight. The Itinerary is below:

EWR - MXP(UA)- Depart 12/22
MXP - BKK(TG) - Arrive 12/24 6 AM- Fly to HKT and spend 3 nights and then fly to CNX and spend 5 nights there
BKK - SIN(SQ)- Depart 1/1/14
SIN - MLE(SQ)Arrive in MLE 1/1 at 11PM :-[- any thoughts on where to stay or go straight to resort which I didn't book yet
MLE - SIN(SQ)Depart 11:30 PM 1/5
SIN - BKK(SQ)
BKK - ZRH(TG)- Will have a full day in BKK before taking the midnight flight back home.
ZRH - EWR(UA)- Arrive

Thanks!

Dont want to ruin for you, but the maldives is the most expensive place around new year and christmas... It will cost you a fortune and be very busy.... This is prob. the worst time to go....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #456 on: March 05, 2013, 10:17:18 AM »
Dont want to ruin for you, but the maldives is the most expensive place around new year and christmas... It will cost you a fortune and be very busy.... This is prob. the worst time to go....

I know...got a quote for Halevali- $8+ grand for 4 nights. I don't have much flexibility regarding timing due to work but that's why I scheduled MLE after new years so that hopefully it will be less packed with christmas/new years crowd... also got a quote for Centara Ras Fushi for 4 nights staying in a Premium Deluxe Spa Water Villa with a Jacuzzi and speedboat transfer included for $3,600...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #459 on: March 05, 2013, 12:09:16 PM »
My advice: dont go and cancel trip. You can get 10 days for that price any other time....

You will spend 4k on a semi decent hotel next to the airport, thats what u shlep to the maldives for?!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: March 05, 2013, 12:16:18 PM »
My advice: dont go and cancel trip. You can get 10 days for that price any other time....

You will spend 4k on a semi decent hotel next to the airport, thats what u shlep to the maldives for?!

Look- my worse case scenario is getting an overwater at the Hyatt or staying at the conrad on points if I book before the end of the month. I completely agree that it may not be the easiest thing in the world to find availability but there are options and even from a basic hotels.com search I see nice resorts for 1k a night range.

Maybe the constance halevali is out but MLE is full of amazing resorts. 

Chuchem- You really don't think I can find a good deal in the 1k a night range including transfers?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: March 05, 2013, 12:29:24 PM »
Look- my worse case scenario is getting an overwater at the Hyatt or staying at the conrad on points if I book before the end of the month. I completely agree that it may not be the easiest thing in the world to find availability but there are options and even from a basic hotels.com search I see nice resorts for 1k a night range.

Maybe the constance halevali is out but MLE is full of amazing resorts. 

Chuchem- You really don't think I can find a good deal in the 1k a night range including transfers?
Book your rooms w/ points now if you can, and you can always cancel down the line.
If this is the only time that works w/ your work schedule, then take advantage. O/w, you may never return to it.

The 2 new Radisson's should also be open by then...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: March 05, 2013, 12:34:49 PM »
Book your rooms w/ points now if you can, and you can always cancel down the line.
If this is the only time that works w/ your work schedule, then take advantage. O/w, you may never return to it.

The 2 new Radisson's should also be open by then...

That's my thoughts too...I really have no idea if I'll ever have the opportunity to take off so much time in the future and since i'll already be in Thailand- MLE is a must. I'm going to call hyatt/conrad to see availability...

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« Reply #463 on: March 05, 2013, 01:54:30 PM »
That's my thoughts too...I really have no idea if I'll ever have the opportunity to take off so much time in the future and since i'll already be in Thailand- MLE is a must. I'm going to call hyatt/conrad to see availability...
why call, chk online

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: March 05, 2013, 01:55:53 PM »
because availability is not enough- they need to tell me if theres availability for upgrade buy ups to the OWB