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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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Park Hyatt MLE + Diamond Suite Upgrade gets you nothing as all are considered suites. -AJK



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 #1095 on: August 04, 2014, 11:53:27 AM »
Wait till the ISIS chevra need a vacation

He'll find out how "Muslims care about each other"
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1096 on: August 04, 2014, 07:22:43 PM »
anyone planing on going soon ? was planning on going in 9 months - hoping situation is better by then

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1097 on: August 06, 2014, 03:58:22 PM »
What are the negatives?
Why is a jet over a seaplane a negative?

I didn't really see any negative. PH was amazing. Is it the best? Probably not, but for 25k chase points +150 to upgrade to OWB I'm not complaining.
Can't speak to the seaplanes, and yeah they're maybe a little cooler, but the jet was fine, and I'm not sure I could have convinced my wife to get on a seaplane. The views were still beautiful on the way. Flying at night over the Maldives is such a shame.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1098 on: August 06, 2014, 04:00:03 PM »
The maldives is one of the most expensive places on earth. If you cant afford it and have to turn every dollar and are worried about free drinks, don't go... save up and one day you can do it properly and enjoy it

I think this is just silly. We saved hundreds without really any work - why not do a tiny bit or research and get tons of great stuff for free? Isn't that what we're all about here anyway  ;D


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1099 on: August 06, 2014, 04:03:50 PM »
I think this is just silly. We saved hundreds without really any work - why not do a tiny bit or research and get tons of great stuff for free? Isn't that what we're all about here anyway  ;D



+1000
That's why I asked the question. No point in paying if available for free.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1100 on: August 06, 2014, 04:04:29 PM »
What were you able to eat/drink from the free breakfast and drinks? What was kosher? Were the drinks free all day, or just in the morning? Anything with alcohol?

I gotta learn how to do multiple quotes at once...anyway....

Breakfast had tons of fresh fruit, fresh fruit shakes (if the waiter was in a good mood), and cereals imported from the UK. Always ask to check things because it seems like their stock may change, but we got lucky.

Free drinks were from 5-7 (I think?) and included 1 free drink per guest (up to two I think) and most of the mixed drinks were included on that menu. They also would bring some finger snacks, but we just asked for fruit instead, and got a nice fruit tray every evening. They were pretty accommodating for us.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1101 on: August 06, 2014, 04:21:15 PM »

Free drinks were from 5-7 
aka Happy Hour
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1102 on: August 06, 2014, 05:30:01 PM »
IS ANYONE GOING OT MALDIVES ANYTIME SOON ? JUST CURIOUS FOR SAFETY PLAN ON GOING IN 8 MONTHS WITH STOPOVER IN DUBAI NOT LEAVING AIRPORT

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« Reply #1103 on: August 06, 2014, 05:48:37 PM »
+1000
That's why I asked the question. No point in paying if available for free.

Because we're not comparing apples to apples AND because points aren't "free" (they have a value), that's the silliest comment I've heard all day.

Ad absurdem, one could also say there is "no point" in paying for to go to the Maldives at all, not when you can travel half as much, stay at a Category 4 instead of 6, just by going to Costa Rica instead.

Clearly, you disagree with ^ because you're looking to go to MLE, not LIR.

The point that's being made is that MLE is not as good of an experience without the pool as compared to with.

For the value of 25K HGP + $150, you can very often just as easily skip the PHMLE, and for the same price, get a OWB with a pool.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1104 on: August 06, 2014, 05:57:09 PM »
anyone planing on going soon ? was planning on going in 9 months - hoping situation is better by then

IS ANYONE GOING OT MALDIVES ANYTIME SOON ? JUST CURIOUS FOR SAFETY PLAN ON GOING IN 8 MONTHS WITH STOPOVER IN DUBAI NOT LEAVING AIRPORT

Just because you didn't get a response the first time you asked the question, doesn't mean you should come back and SHOUT IT AGAIN.

Forum etiquette is the key to obtaining help from others 'round here.

That said, well, no one will be able to answer you now for what will be in 8 months.  There are at least two DDF'ers going to MLE in the next few weeks, so feel free to ask them how their trip was under the current conditions, and you'll get an idea of how it MIGHT be when you travel.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1105 on: August 06, 2014, 09:08:17 PM »
Just because you didn't get a response the first time you asked the question, doesn't mean you should come back and SHOUT IT AGAIN.

Forum etiquette is the key to obtaining help from others 'round here.

That said, well, no one will be able to answer you now for what will be in 8 months.  There are at least two DDF'ers going to MLE in the next few weeks, so feel free to ask them how their trip was under the current conditions, and you'll get an idea of how it MIGHT be when you travel.

Man someone's having a bad day ::)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1106 on: August 06, 2014, 09:13:23 PM »
Man someone's having a bad day ::)
Which one?

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« Reply #1107 on: August 06, 2014, 09:15:47 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1108 on: August 06, 2014, 09:16:40 PM »
oops, fixed
Actually, I meant AJK, or Florida?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1109 on: August 06, 2014, 09:29:40 PM »
Oh man, take a guess


Hint: who did I quote