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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 #495 on: March 07, 2013, 02:16:26 AM »
W MLE is also no kids.
Some enterprising zhid should sue for discrimination
AJK, do you handle this stuff?

Funny enough, I had never heard of this till I read about the SEZ situation. And to imaging that I almost went there last year w/ my 2 month old w/o knowing...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #496 on: March 07, 2013, 03:17:04 AM »
Some enterprising zhid should sue for discrimination
AJK, do you handle this stuff?
lol, but death to homosexuals is fine. :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #497 on: March 07, 2013, 05:43:16 AM »
Reservations cancelled... Price mistake
S/o on FT reported that he received an email apologizing and honoring the rate...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #498 on: March 08, 2013, 09:16:42 AM »
It was difficult but I finally managed to secure December availability at the Conrad MLE for 5 nights. I got in touch with the hotel and they offered for me to buy an upgrade to the water villa for $370 plus tax. Wasn't it cheaper? I remember hearing $350...

Also wanted to add that the transfer is $507 per person including tax. Would love to hear your thoughts

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #499 on: March 08, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
It was difficult but I finally managed to secure December availability at the Conrad MLE for 5 nights. I got in touch with the hotel and they offered for me to buy an upgrade to the water villa for $375 plus 18% tax which is allegedly a 25% discount because its our honeymoon... Wasn't it cheaper? I remember hearing $350. Please see below for all my upgrade options.

Beach Villa to Water Villa               - USD 375.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa     - USD 375.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Superior Water Villa   - USD 560.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Retreat Water Villa    - USD 710.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Deluxe Water Villa     - USD 900.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Premier Water Villa    - USD 1,760.00 + taxes per night
Beach Villa to Junior Beach Suite     - USD 1,760.00 + taxes per night

Also wanted to add that the transfer is $507 per person including tax. Would love to hear your thoughts

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #500 on: March 08, 2013, 09:36:20 AM »
dont think you will get a better deal in dec. for the maldives, esp. in a 5* deluxe :-)
Its expensive, but thats life :-)


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« Reply #501 on: March 08, 2013, 09:38:11 AM »
dont think you will get a better deal in dec. for the maldives, esp. in a 5* deluxe :-)
Its expensive, but thats life :-)

I hear yah. Do you think I should upgrade all nights to water villa or do a few nights in the water and a few in a deluxe beach villa? I heard a lot about the outdoor bathtub and shower!!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #502 on: March 14, 2013, 09:57:51 AM »
I just showed the SQ suites in the A380 from SIN-FRA to my wife and she is really into it lol... so I have a dilemma:
- Option #1: MLE-IST-TLV (Leaves @ 10:55pm for a 15 hours trip in Business)
- Option #2: MLE-SIN-FRA-TLV (Leaves @ 2:15pm for a 27 hours trip with 13 of them in a Suite...)

Keep in mind that with option #2 I am losing half a day in the Maldives (and ppl have said that it is tough to leave!), it is almost double the miles and it is 12 hours longer....

Any advice will be much appreciated!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #503 on: March 14, 2013, 10:20:45 AM »
I just showed the SQ suites in the A380 from SIN-FRA to my wife and she is really into it lol... so I have a dilemma:
- Option #1: MLE-IST-TLV (Leaves @ 10:55pm for a 15 hours trip in Business)
- Option #2: MLE-SIN-FRA-TLV (Leaves @ 2:15pm for a 27 hours trip with 13 of them in a Suite...)

Keep in mind that with option #2 I am losing half a day in the Maldives (and ppl have said that it is tough to leave!), it is almost double the miles and it is 12 hours longer....

Any advice will be much appreciated!

Although I look forward to SQuites, I don't think I'd give up (what is basically a full) day in MLE, double miles, and double travel time to get it.

Enjoy MLE, save the miles and time, and take SQuites when it's more convenient.

And, dude, you should know better -- you created the dilemma yourself. Never show your wife until its already booked.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #504 on: March 14, 2013, 10:26:50 AM »
Bear in mind that the last seaplanes from your hotel depart at about 4pm and there's nothing open in MLE at that point so there's lot of wasted time with late night departures.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #505 on: March 14, 2013, 10:28:30 AM »
Bear in mind that the last seaplanes from your hotel depart at about 4pm.
Yes I know that's why I said half a day... I would leave at ~11am instead of 4-5pm...

Although I look forward to SQuites, I don't think I'd give up (what is basically a full) day in MLE, double miles, and double travel time to get it.

Enjoy MLE, save the miles and time, and take SQuites when it's more convenient.

And, dude, you should know better -- you created the dilemma yourself. Never show your wife until its already booked.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #506 on: March 14, 2013, 10:31:28 AM »
and there's nothing open in MLE at that point so there's lot of wasted time with late night departures.
point taken... but I am wasting 3-4 hours in MLE in order to save 4-5 hours at the Halaveli... not worth it in your opinion?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #507 on: March 14, 2013, 11:07:28 AM »
point taken... but I am wasting 3-4 hours in MLE in order to save 4-5 hours at the Halaveli... not worth it in your opinion?

I had a night flight out, didn't really bother me as I paid to stay at the Conrad lounge in MLE, great lounge with comfy couches I slept on, lotsa free drinks, fruit, wifi....

2:15pm departure would probably mean you would need to leave resort first thing in morning. where as night departure would mean you can take their last seaplane back and enjoy the last morning there.. Keep in mind, even if you take their last plane out you may still have to check out on time and be without a room for few hours.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #508 on: March 14, 2013, 11:18:33 AM »
I had a night flight out, didn't really bother me as I paid to stay at the Conrad lounge in MLE, great lounge with comfy couches I slept on, lotsa free drinks, fruit, wifi....

2:15pm departure would probably mean you would need to leave resort first thing in morning. where as night departure would mean you can take their last seaplane back and enjoy the last morning there.. Keep in mind, even if you take their last plane out you may still have to check out on time and be without a room for few hours.
Thanks for the input! I'll give some thoughts to it, but I am definitely going towards staying that extra "almost full" day in Halaveli...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #509 on: March 14, 2013, 11:27:58 AM »
point taken... but I am wasting 3-4 hours in MLE in order to save 4-5 hours at the Halaveli... not worth it in your opinion?
I didn't weigh in on worth as that's subjective. Just wanted to make sure you knew you'll be sitting around in MLE for 6 hours.
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