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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 #465 on: March 05, 2013, 01:59:57 PM »
because availability is not enough- they need to tell me if theres availability for upgrade buy ups to the OWB
If they are selling a OWB they will allow buy-ups IME.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: March 05, 2013, 02:03:51 PM »
If they are selling a OWB they will allow buy-ups IME.

that's great! so no availability for my desired dates but they do have for secondary dates which means MLE and then Thailand instead of other way around..have a feeling it will be quite a shock to stay in a regular hotel after 4 nights in an OWB but if I have no choice...Only issue is that the site says I need to call to get point rate...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: March 05, 2013, 02:06:13 PM »
Only issue is that the site says I need to call to get point rate...
Probably no standard rooms left.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: March 05, 2013, 03:31:50 PM »
Not sure if this is the right forum to post, if it isn't please direct me to the appropriate one.

Your post has inspired me. We have an overdue wedding anniversary to celebrate and I would like to go to the Maldives sometime in April I know..late, late.
I am making my way through some of the maldive threads, tremendously informative and can't say I understand all of it.

I need both flights and lodging and hopefully get israel included, if possible.

As for lodging, the halaveli seems to be the best idea. The hyatt would really be the best use of points, however I don't have Hyatt points and more importantly, the owbs don't have pools.

As for flights, we are based in Montreal and can fly from YUL/YYZ or NY airports (a royal pain but nevertheless an option). I am finding myself completely confused with flying arrangements and how to use my usairways points. Is there any way that i can use my usairways - or for that matter any of the point balances that I have listed below (at one point was heavily into aor)?


My point balances are currently at
240k dividend miles (usairways)
54k aeroplan
36k skymiles
25k skymiles
24k skymiles
23k aa

25k starwood points (just signed up for some credit cards and will hopefully have additional 35k soon)
15k marriott
15k hhonors
11k hhonors
5k marriott

A friend of mine has 100k spg that I may be able to borrow.

For lodging I plan on using 80k of capitalone travel rewards  ($800) and will be checking into jetsetter, agoda.com, orbitz 20% and hotels.com.
Any TA suggestions other than Richard at http://www.purelymaldives.co.uk?

Thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: March 05, 2013, 04:07:44 PM »
For 240K US, you can get 2 RT tix in J (business class) to MLE (Maldives).

You just have to find availability.

Luckily, April is right around the beginning of the low seasons so you should be able to find hotel availability with points, but you'll likely need every bit of your 60K SPG plus your friends 100K SPG, as the SPG props in MLE are category 6+, requiring 20-35k/night.

Another thread you may want to read is the thread I started on a similar topic.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: March 05, 2013, 04:10:50 PM »
the SPG props in MLE are category 6+, requiring 20-35k/night.

Doest that get on OWB or is that additional?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: March 05, 2013, 04:14:09 PM »
Doest that get on OWB or is that additional?

Right; I forgot to add--That is for standard rooms.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: March 05, 2013, 04:48:54 PM »
For 240K US, you can get 2 RT tix in J (business class) to MLE (Maldives).

You just have to find availability.

Luckily, April is right around the beginning of the low seasons so you should be able to find hotel availability with points, but you'll likely need every bit of your 60K SPG plus your friends 100K SPG, as the SPG props in MLE are category 6+, requiring 20-35k/night.

Another thread you may want to read is the thread I started on a similar topic.

Thanks for the quick reply.

I am in the middle of reading that thread - did not realize you were the one who started - thanks again

How do the SPG rooms compare to the Halaveli?

Did you mean using USairways or a partner for the flight as when I try to book to MLE on usairways website, I receive a we're sorry message, we are unable to find the cities (tried calling but they have automated message - once you have waited - to call back because they are dealing with weather related)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: March 05, 2013, 04:54:39 PM »
The Sheraton is a lower-tier hotel near the airport.
Both the Halaveli and W are top-tier resorts with private pools in all OWBs.

You would have to search for partner availability on sites like United.com and then call USAir to book.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: March 05, 2013, 05:31:17 PM »
Thanks. And no way to get on singapore airlines? (star alliance chart shows that singapore business is excluded).

Can Usairways book ANY available seats or only AWARD seats on partner airlines.

Just called SPG, and I was told that for the W retreat maldives, rooms are at 95k per night (rep had no idea if rates were changed today, march 5)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #475 on: March 05, 2013, 05:38:40 PM »
Anything to be concerned about??

Unrest erupts after ex-president arrested in Maldives - posted about an hour ago

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: March 05, 2013, 05:53:12 PM »
Thanks. And no way to get on singapore airlines? (star alliance chart shows that singapore business is excluded).

Can Usairways book any seats that are available on partnre airlines or only award seats that are available on the partner airlines.

Just called SPG, and I was told that for the W retreat maldiveas are at 95k per night (rep had no idea if rates were changed today, march 5)


The 95K per night just doesen't sound right...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: March 05, 2013, 06:43:51 PM »
Thanks. And no way to get on singapore airlines? (star alliance chart shows that singapore business is excluded).

Can Usairways book any seats that are available on partnre airlines or only award seats that are available on the partner airlines.


Actually, US chart provides: Award redemption on the Singapore Airlines Suites, First Class and Business Class cabin products on the A380, B777-300ER and A340-500 aircraft is currently unavailable. Now, I'm not sure if their A333s or their 772s fly on the routes you'll need, but if they do, J class is not excluded.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: March 05, 2013, 06:45:31 PM »
Isn't united also a partner yet they never have suites availability ?

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« Reply #479 on: March 05, 2013, 06:46:40 PM »
Isn't united also a partner yet they never have suites availability ?

Not sure what your point is, but yes, UA also does not have SQ R availability because SQ does not release it to (ANY) partners.

US can only book award seats that are released by the partners (SQ) to US.
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