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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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Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
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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

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Airport transfer fee: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #795 on: January 06, 2014, 07:16:01 AM »
so here is the idea...

Keep the deaprting part of my trip as is...

and maybe take a paid flight back.... why?

I just found on cathay BIZ $1150 one way from MLE>NYC with a stop in HKG. I think this is an amazing price (being that its 5k for the opp direction) obviously ill sell my points if need be.

ideas?
If it's $1150 for biz via CX, I would grab it.

The only downside is no free one way on the return.

But, if you weren't planning on stopping in Cairo, I would much rather fly CX.

Also, you need to consider if you want to burn some UA before the deval and the cost difference, which isn't really much considering you pay with an Amex gold and credit your flight to AA/AS (IIRC)/BA.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #796 on: January 06, 2014, 07:32:17 AM »
If it's $1150 for biz via CX, I would grab it.

The only downside is no free one way on the return.

But, if you weren't planning on stopping in Cairo, I would much rather fly CX.

Also, you need to consider if you want to burn some UA before the deval and the cost difference, which isn't really much considering you pay with an Amex gold and credit your flight to AA/AS (IIRC)/BA.
funny thing is i would have to transfer from UR bec i dont have enough for RT just one way. also CX has a solid canceling policy. 35$ a ticket.

there is no full day stops available to CAI. i would love to see the pyramids, its on my list :) (i have a VERY short list) though i can stop a full day in HKG if i want but i doubt i want to. i dont mind making it quick.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #797 on: January 07, 2014, 12:55:54 PM »
Ok, one last try at this. my reservations end tonight at 12 NY time.

i cant seem to find hotels for a decent price. anyone with any ideas?

I am about to cancel this whole trip bec these hotels are a fortune! 22k UR a night, i dont think its worth it for me for 140k. or 30k spg, i dont even have that much spg. or 900$ at hyatt, still above my pay grade... :(

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #798 on: January 07, 2014, 12:57:55 PM »
Why is it not worth the UR?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #799 on: January 07, 2014, 01:11:51 PM »
Ok, one last try at this. my reservations end tonight at 12 NY time.

i cant seem to find hotels for a decent price. anyone with any ideas?

I am about to cancel this whole trip bec these hotels are a fortune! 22k UR a night, i dont think its worth it for me for 140k. or 30k spg, i dont even have that much spg. or 900$ at hyatt, still above my pay grade... :(

Any ideas guys?
In all honesty, w/ the recent deval of UR, 22k per night isn't all that much in terms of value.
Have you checked the prices of random places as well, along w/ their TA reviews?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #800 on: January 07, 2014, 01:12:07 PM »
Why is it not worth the UR?
it seems to me that if i dont get the OWB room im wasteing y time... i think its more than 22k a room a night...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #801 on: January 07, 2014, 01:13:14 PM »
In all honesty, w/ the recent deval of UR, 22k per night isn't all that much in terms of value.
Have you checked the prices of random places as well, along w/ their TA reviews?
im nervous that i dont know much about whats worth it there or not. seems like everyone says a certain thing, why waste 160k UR on a room?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #802 on: January 07, 2014, 01:15:41 PM »
MLE is the ultimate aspirational award destination. If you're not gonna pay for an OWB, what's the other option? Not go? Seems silly to me
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #803 on: January 07, 2014, 01:18:37 PM »
MLE is the ultimate aspirational award destination. If you're not gonna pay for an OWB, what's the other option? Not go? Seems silly to me
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PPl talk big about it, but if you can work it out, then jump at it.

Also, w/ the new Hyatt C&P, if the PH has availability, it'll lower the cost even further (1.2 cpm implied rate for Cat 6), and you'll earn stay credits, points, and can use confirmed Diamond upgrades.
http://boardingarea.com/onemileatatime/2013/11/18/thoughts-hyatts-points-cash-redemptions/

But I'm unsure what the PH offers in this regard.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #804 on: January 07, 2014, 01:23:35 PM »
MLE is the ultimate aspirational award destination. If you're not gonna pay for an OWB, what's the other option? Not go? Seems silly to me
Thats what it seems like everyone is saying. Maybe ill wait it out till i have more money :) Seems like it will be a wasted trip if i dont do it right the first time. i have around 370k UR.

There is another option but im afraid it will be to short. I can arrive weds in MLE and fly out to HKG on sunday night. i dont think that makes sense though.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #805 on: January 07, 2014, 01:23:45 PM »
Can you cut off a few nights? I know it would be a huge headache flight wise but then u could even get the owb no?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #806 on: January 07, 2014, 01:26:07 PM »
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PPl talk big about it, but if you can work it out, then jump at it.

Also, w/ the new Hyatt C&P, if the PH has availability, it'll lower the cost even further (1.2 cpm implied rate for Cat 6), and you'll earn stay credits, points, and can use confirmed Diamond upgrades.
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But I'm unsure what the PH offers in this regard.
you think its better to go now and not get a OWB than go in the future with one?

i like this program. i suppose i will book my flights and pay for the CX flights, hoping i can work out te hotels. i will try my Hyatt stuff and i will keep an eye on JS.

the other option maybe is bali, JS has amazing deals on that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #807 on: January 07, 2014, 01:27:09 PM »
Can you cut off a few nights? I know it would be a huge headache flight wise but then u could even get the owb no?
so i was thinking about that. like i asked is it worth it to go weds (arrive at 11 am) to sunday (leave 1050 pm) ?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #808 on: January 07, 2014, 01:29:01 PM »
Why not use points to book the return and put the cash towards a hotel
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #809 on: January 07, 2014, 01:31:39 PM »

so i was thinking about that. like i asked is it worth it to go weds (arrive at 11 am) to sunday (leave 1050 pm) ?
I was never there so I can't answer you for sure but I would think you can def get the experience in that time... I personally would try to hit another destination as well.