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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 #885 on: March 03, 2014, 10:06:26 AM »
So if I'm reading things correctly my basic options from TLV to MLE are

a) to somehow get to Amman to fly RJ using AA points (35RT), Avios (20k each way for band 4?), or
b) some sort of star alliance points to fly Turkish via Istanbul (UA 40RT)?
Correct.
I'm doing the TK option. The AMM option was going to be too difficult getting all the flight times to work on Qatar or Etihad. I spent a while playing around with it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #886 on: March 03, 2014, 10:12:28 AM »
Sheiks go to the Cleveland Clinic all the time for medical issues.
They're known for walking up to mansions in Shaker Heights and offering insane sums of cash to the owners if they can have everything out in a day.
That is nuts. Do the wealthy people that presumably live in the mansions go for that?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #887 on: March 03, 2014, 10:34:18 AM »
You don't have to be wealthy to own a mansion in CLE.
Cheaper than most small houses in LA or NYC.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #888 on: March 03, 2014, 10:47:07 AM »
You don't have to be wealthy to own a mansion in CLE.
Cheaper than most small houses in LA or NYC.
Plus, for the price these guys are probably paying, you can probably afford 5 mansions.
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #889 on: March 03, 2014, 02:58:09 PM »
Correct.
I'm doing the TK option. The AMM option was going to be too difficult getting all the flight times to work on Qatar or Etihad. I spent a while playing around with it.

Arrggg..so much for hoarding AA miles - guess its back to hoarding United...

Yeah going via AMM seemed a little nuts.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #890 on: March 03, 2014, 03:37:33 PM »
Arrggg..so much for hoarding AA miles - guess its back to hoarding United...

Yeah going via AMM seemed a little nuts.
But the AA are amazing for the Far East, Down Under, or India/Sri Lanka.
If anything, maybe combine a Sri Lanka and MLE trip, and then you could find a use for the AA miles.
And in economy, the difference is minimal btw AA and UA. 35k vs 40k. It's biz that has larger differences. 45k vs 70k

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #891 on: March 09, 2014, 05:04:31 AM »
Austrian adding in summer flights to MLE.
http://airlineroute.net/2014/03/07/os-mle-jul14/

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #892 on: March 11, 2014, 09:36:08 AM »
what are the best routes from nyc and whats cheapest to stay in OB

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #893 on: March 11, 2014, 09:50:53 AM »
what are the best routes from nyc and whats cheapest to stay in OB
what kind of miles do you have?

If you have enough Alaska or SPG, fly the Emirates A380.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #894 on: March 11, 2014, 09:52:28 AM »
what kind of miles do you have?

If you have enough Alaska or SPG, fly the Emirates A380.
how many SPG are needed for round trip? i dont have enough but maybe some day i will

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #895 on: March 11, 2014, 10:23:02 AM »
how many SPG are needed for round trip? i dont have enough but maybe some day i will
You can get and extra 5K per 20K transferred.

I believe it is 90K OW in First. Alaska also allows free stopover on OW's.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #896 on: March 11, 2014, 10:32:06 AM »
You can get and extra 5K per 20K transferred.

I believe it is 90K OW in First. Alaska also allows free stopover on OW's.
so maybe ill go in about 45 years

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #897 on: March 11, 2014, 10:34:21 AM »
so maybe ill go in about 45 years
With all the options out now, you can go this year if you want.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #898 on: March 11, 2014, 10:37:55 AM »
With all the options out now, you can go this year if you want.
as much as ppl say it wont hurt you, i am starting to house hunt and dont want that many pulls on my record
i only have low 30s starwood points and my wife would want to come along too
i would have to open several more cards

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #899 on: March 11, 2014, 10:38:46 AM »
as much as ppl say it wont hurt you, i am starting to house hunt and dont want that many pulls on my record
i only have low 30s starwood points and my wife would want to come along too
i would have to open several more cards
Can your wife open cards? Do some researching into applying for cards and getting a mortgage. Having apps are not usually a deal killer.

Additionally, you can manufacture spend with the cards you currently have. 2xBB and 2xAP is at least 12K a month you can get.
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