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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 #765 on: January 01, 2014, 12:03:11 PM »
yah but want the seaplane experience and those hotels are nicer

when are you planning on going and what route are you taking ?
The Four Seasons is 30 minute boat ride away, and has rave reviews, as does the Gili hotel that I'm going to book. Seriously, very rave reviews. Further doesn't equal better.

And I wouldn't want to blow $500 p/p on the plane ride even if it does look cool,

I just put my flights on hold. TLV - IST - MLE - IST - TLV

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #766 on: January 01, 2014, 12:10:12 PM »
The Four Seasons is 30 minute boat ride away, and has rave reviews, as does the Gili hotel that I'm going to book. Seriously, very rave reviews. Further doesn't equal better.

And I wouldn't want to blow $500 p/p on the plane ride even if it does look cool,

I just put my flights on hold. TLV - IST - MLE - IST - TLV

When you going? No extra one way?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #767 on: January 01, 2014, 12:10:47 PM »
when are you planning on going ?

yah i was looking at both of the four seasons - trying to talk to them about letting me go to the other resort the day i leave

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #768 on: January 01, 2014, 12:22:29 PM »
thanks - have you gone to maldives before ?

what do people do when flight is at 1130pm and seaplane ends at 4pm ?
You can take a 10 minute boat ride to Male and walk around for about 2 hours. I was lucky to be provided with a tour guide by the W=A, but you can do it on your own as well.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #769 on: January 01, 2014, 12:25:54 PM »
what was your travel route and where di you stay ?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #770 on: January 01, 2014, 12:27:41 PM »
Generally further away=better reefs.

The W paid for a guide to take us around MLE during the layover.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #771 on: January 01, 2014, 12:30:56 PM »
i was looking at four seasons and the W - both are very nice - not many options to use points - whoever has better hotel deal at that time ??

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« Reply #772 on: January 01, 2014, 12:32:51 PM »
i was looking at four seasons and the W - both are very nice - not many options to use points - whoever has better hotel deal at that time ??

You can use free signup nights at either the Hyatt with their cc or Hilton with their CC
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #773 on: January 01, 2014, 12:40:05 PM »
You can use free signup nights at either the Hyatt with their cc or Hilton with their CC
Or you can try w/ the 2 free HH nights. Ppl have had success using them for mid-week stays as well.
22k Hyatt points is also very worthwhile.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #774 on: January 01, 2014, 12:48:35 PM »
The Four Seasons is 30 minute boat ride away, and has rave reviews, as does the Gili hotel that I'm going to book. Seriously, very rave reviews. Further doesn't equal better.

And I wouldn't want to blow $500 p/p on the plane ride even if it does look cool,

I just put my flights on hold. TLV - IST - MLE - IST - TLV
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #775 on: January 01, 2014, 12:58:07 PM »
what was your travel route and where di you stay ?
I travelled from NY and stayed at the Waldorf Astoria. I wrote a TR in case you're interested.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #776 on: January 01, 2014, 01:00:30 PM »
this is a great itin. from america its a real pia
If you fly QR, EK or EY with 1 stover I don't see why it's a pia especially if you're flying first.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #777 on: January 01, 2014, 01:02:08 PM »
when you stayed at the W - did you do seaplane or speedboat back - they say the offer both options that wa you can get most of your day there instead of leaving at 4

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #778 on: January 01, 2014, 01:19:52 PM »
Thanks everyone for making me jealous. Not I need to go. :(
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #779 on: January 01, 2014, 01:54:00 PM »
this is a great itin. from america its a real pia
Even TK from the US ain't terrible. You have a bed to sleep in, booze to drink, and movies to watch. Why is that so bad?