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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

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 651234 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1040 on: July 20, 2014, 04:09:59 PM »
yes it is 285,000 for 3 nights but i spent almost 40k on the citi card to become diamond status so i had hilton point in account didn't need to transfer that many amex points

did they say anything about bringing some meet  already made meet into maldives ? nervous to bring tefilin and kosher food

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1041 on: July 20, 2014, 04:14:23 PM »
the availability with ua is very sporatic and not very available did you have trouble finding availability?
I booked it in January for the July flights.
Don't forget to add in a free one-way if you're not doing a stopover.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1042 on: July 20, 2014, 04:19:39 PM »
should i be nervous flying emirates - stooping over in dubai ? not leaving airport have 5 hour layover - heard the airport is like a city

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1043 on: July 20, 2014, 04:48:58 PM »
should i be nervous flying emirates - stooping over in dubai ? not leaving airport have 5 hour layover - heard the airport is like a city
Nah. If you're stooped over nobody will see you.  ;)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1044 on: July 20, 2014, 05:33:54 PM »
should i be nervous flying emirates - stooping over in dubai ? not leaving airport have 5 hour layover - heard the airport is like a city

Nah. I'm gonna leave the airport as have dozens of others.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1045 on: July 20, 2014, 06:09:27 PM »
Don't forget to add in a free one-way if you're not doing a stopover.
Where to? Doesn't it have to be in the same region, so even to Europe would raise the fare.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1046 on: July 21, 2014, 09:29:31 PM »
yes it is 285,000 for 3 nights but i spent almost 40k on the citi card to become diamond status so i had hilton point in account didn't need to transfer that many amex points

did they say anything about bringing some meet  already made meet into maldives ? nervous to bring tefilin and kosher food
I brought tons of food and tefilin and had no issue. They did open my bags at customs and asked my if the grape juice I brought in contained alcohol that's where the search ended.

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« Reply #1047 on: July 21, 2014, 09:34:24 PM »
I brought tons of food and tefilin and had no issue. They did open my bags at customs and asked my if the grape juice I brought in contained alcohol that's where the search ended.
Is it illegal to drink alcohol there?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1048 on: July 21, 2014, 09:34:59 PM »
Is it illegal to drink alcohol there?
Drink, no. Bring in, yea
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1049 on: July 21, 2014, 09:35:45 PM »
Drink, no. Bring in, yea
Is it illegal to drink alcohol there?
Yes, although the resorts are exempt.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1050 on: July 21, 2014, 10:56:45 PM »
Where to? Doesn't it have to be in the same region, so even to Europe would raise the fare.
If you're starting in TLV, then you're correct. You could do Dubai or s/t similar, or try to get their website or CS to let you go to India or s/t similar, or do Europe, and pay more miles.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1051 on: July 23, 2014, 12:09:57 AM »
First time opening this thread and way too much going on.

trying to figure out a trip soon ,
i found some good availability from NY 80k UA biz to MLE and i found SQ suites return**(see debate #3)

the trip would be Thailand, Australia, and either MLE, or Fiji. (maybe bali)

for MLE I have 2 free nights with hyatt but they only giving me the standard villa.

Debate:
1. does it make sense to stay for shabbos there?
2. should i take the standard villa as i have it for free and then one night on OWB paid ? or better not go
3. Should i give up MLE , and go to fiji / Bali instead, but in this case i would not have SQ suite return .

Any input would be appreciated

also, any good deals for hotels out there?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1052 on: July 23, 2014, 12:32:05 AM »
Wow, reading that makes my head spin.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1053 on: July 23, 2014, 12:41:37 AM »
Wow, reading that makes my head spin.
please elaborate what is not clear. i think its quite clear cut

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« Reply #1054 on: July 23, 2014, 12:42:51 AM »
please elaborate what is not clear. i think its quite clear cut

+1. Seems clear to me. I would answer but don't know the correct answer.
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« Reply #1055 on: July 23, 2014, 12:50:55 AM »
please elaborate what is not clear. i think its quite clear cut

Just a lot going on in there.

I'll let the experts chime in.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1056 on: July 23, 2014, 01:00:13 AM »
First time opening this thread and way too much going on.

trying to figure out a trip soon ,
i found some good availability from NY 80k UA biz to MLE and i found SQ suites return**(see debate #3)

the trip would be Thailand, Australia, and either MLE, or Fiji. (maybe bali)

for MLE I have 2 free nights with hyatt but they only giving me the standard villa.

Debate:
1. does it make sense to stay for shabbos there?
2. should i take the standard villa as i have it for free and then one night on OWB paid ? or better not go
3. Should i give up MLE , and go to fiji / Bali instead, but in this case i would not have SQ suite return .

Any input would be appreciated

also, any good deals for hotels out there?
I have not been to MLE, but from my understanding.

1) Don't see why you can't go for shabbos. Eating a shabbos seudah on a OWB, I'm sure it's nice.

2) if you are going all the way to MLE, seems to make sense to get an OWB. Maybe sell your nights and look at some other hotel options that might have a OWB for cheaper.

3) MLE is a once in a life time opportunity, if you are able to make it work, take it. SQ R is just the frosting on the cake. IMO.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1057 on: July 28, 2014, 06:14:59 AM »
I still need to post a short TR of our trip from a few weeks ago, but I found s/o else on FT who ended up at the same hotel as we did, and posted much better pictures than the ones we took.

Below is a link to his post w/ the pix.

Our villa was the exact same, except that the outdoor lounging part on top of the water was slightly smaller.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23239346-post31.html

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1058 on: July 28, 2014, 11:26:44 AM »
No private pool?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1059 on: July 28, 2014, 12:40:25 PM »
If I look at the pictures, I must say the hotel disapoints... rooms look quite old and the steps into the ocean are horrible.... I think the Hyatt is even nicer then this.... Dont get me wrong, I am sure you have a amazing time and the maldives is still the maldives, but this does not look like a hotel I would have picked