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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: $745 RT per person

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #700 on: July 22, 2013, 12:39:38 PM »
Same for SQ. Hard to snag SQuites EX-USA and YQ.
Lame excuse. Found 2 days this week with at least 2 SQuites at the saver level with less than a minute of searching.
Sure there's YQ, but if there's a seat worth paying YQ for in the entire world it's the SQuite.

Also AS can book EK one-way.  Though availability there is indeed tough.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: July 22, 2013, 12:40:11 PM »
Or a OW award may make sense.

Yeah, but I'd rather fly F and those are (i) exp and (ii) require a lot! of time to make it worth it.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: July 22, 2013, 01:25:46 PM »
Lame excuse. Found 2 days this week with at least 2 SQuites at the saver level with less than a minute of searching.
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I know this is a stupid question, but how did you find this?!  I can never find availability at the saver level to LAX. are you searching on their site?  Or a diff?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: July 22, 2013, 01:31:00 PM »
I know this is a stupid question, but how did you find this?!  I can never find availability at the saver level to LAX. are you searching on their site?  Or a diff?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: July 22, 2013, 01:34:44 PM »
I know this is a stupid question, but how did you find this?!  I can never find availability at the saver level to LAX. are you searching on their site?  Or a diff?
I was looking at JFK-FRA.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #705 on: August 13, 2013, 07:14:47 PM »
My itinerary WAS:


11/12 130pm LAX - 11/13 150pm TLV  (Business) ElAl
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11/17 920pm TLV - IST 1140pm  TK789 (Business)  A320
11/18 110am IST  - MLE 1155am    TK730 (Business)  A330
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11/20 220pm MLE - SIN 1010pm   SQ461 (Business)  A330-300
11/21 1210am SIN  -  ICN 735am    SQ608 (Business)  A330-300
11/21 430pm ICN - LAX 1010pm    Oz202 (First) Asiana Air  747-400

But now my MLE-SIN flight was canceled so I am on the later flight to SIN which gets in approximately 6 hours after I am supposed to leave SIN.  I called UA they tried rerouting me but cant get flights for me now, and called SQ and they were not very helpful.  Am I toast?  Any advice?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: October 08, 2013, 09:09:40 AM »
So the Conrad is closed next summer for renovations, and that is when my speculative pre-deval booking was made for.
They sent me an email saying that I'm being rebooked into the 4 Seasons Kuda Huraa, or the Gili Langafooshi if I need over water accomodations.

So...
As of last week, it seemed like I couldn't go since the flights from Israel on Turkish wouldn't get me there when I needed to arrive. However, since the 4 Seasons is only a short speedboat ride away (25 minutes), I'd imagine that even arriving late Sunday should still allow me to catch a ride. Plus, it would save me the $$$ that a flight to the Conrad would have cost.

But it would also be nice to be able to do a date change, since my summer plans are up in the air, and I may not have babysitting.

So for now, I'm trying to clarify which room I'd be receiving, what comes with it, and whether I can date change.

I'd be curious to hearing your folks advise about the quality of the 3 properties, and what my plan of action should be going forward.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: October 08, 2013, 09:13:09 AM »
So the Conrad is closed next summer for renovations, and that is when my speculative pre-deval booking was made for.
They sent me an email saying that I'm being rebooked into the 4 Seasons Kuda Huraa, or the Gili Langafooshi if I need over water accomodations.

So...
As of last week, it seemed like I couldn't go since the flights from Israel on Turkish wouldn't get me there when I needed to arrive. However, since the 4 Seasons is only a short speedboat ride away (25 minutes), I'd imagine that even arriving late Sunday should still allow me to catch a ride. Plus, it would save me the $$$ that a flight to the Conrad would have cost.

But it would also be nice to be able to do a date change, since my summer plans are up in the air, and I may not have babysitting.

So for now, I'm trying to clarify which room I'd be receiving, what comes with it, and whether I can date change.

I'd be curious to hearing your folks advise about the quality of the 3 properties, and what my plan of action should be going forward.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: October 08, 2013, 09:38:38 AM »
Four Seasons is an amazing resort. I would jump at the chance.

Heck, if they were taking reservations now, I'd book just to be switched.

I'm sure you can pull off a date change.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: October 08, 2013, 09:55:09 AM »
Although it seems to be saying the four Seasons wouldn't be over water.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: October 08, 2013, 10:31:23 AM »
Awesome. Are they returning your points as well?
Should I request that? (Hi Craz!)
If so, under what logic?

Four Seasons is an amazing resort. I would jump at the chance.

Heck, if they were taking reservations now, I'd book just to be switched.

I'm sure you can pull off a date change.
Try the date chg w/ the Conrad of 4S?

Although it seems to be saying the four Seasons wouldn't be over water.
They do have over water properties at 4S.
I wonder if the other resort would include the over water for free, and that's why they mentioned it.

Both resorts are around $900 per night, but I'm unfamiliar w/ the second one.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: October 08, 2013, 10:48:41 AM »
You'll be able to get your points back if you don't go. But if they're reaccomodating you, it isn't likely to happen. (And Craz?)

Try with both, but first with Conrad.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: October 08, 2013, 11:23:56 AM »
You'll be able to get your points back if you don't go. But if they're reaccomodating you, it isn't likely to happen. (And Craz?)

Try with both, but first with Conrad.

Bingo.
So if I can do 4S in a regular villa, or the other place in a OTW, I assume the second?

Plus, I can always get my points back, regardless of this change.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: October 08, 2013, 12:41:02 PM »
I can't even find the second hotel on google. Are you spelling it correctly?

ETA: http://www.gili-lankanfushi.com/

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #714 on: October 08, 2013, 12:48:24 PM »
I can't even find the second hotel on google. Are you spelling it correctly?

ETA: http://www.gili-lankanfushi.com/

TA reviews are excellent.
Looks like they are all OTW.
Very nice.
Wonder if it's an option only for those already booked into a OTW at the Conrad.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: October 08, 2013, 01:13:46 PM »
Looks like they are all OTW.
Very nice.
Wonder if it's an option only for those already booked into a OTW at the Conrad.

You aren't. But you were offered...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #716 on: October 08, 2013, 04:01:48 PM »
Should I request that? (Hi Craz!)
If so, under what logic?
I was just asking. Andaz Maui I believe did when rebooking
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: October 08, 2013, 04:05:15 PM »
I was just asking. Andaz Maui I believe did when rebooking
Correct, but since I wasn't offered, I don't think I can broach it.

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« Reply #718 on: October 09, 2013, 12:02:02 AM »
Correct, but since I wasn't offered, I don't think I can broach it.
Agreed. I didn't tell you to ask for it. I was just asking if they offered
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