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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 #1140 on: September 07, 2014, 03:42:39 PM »
i'll take that as a no

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1141 on: September 07, 2014, 03:43:59 PM »
is there anything to be nervous about flying from mle-auh and stopping for 3 hours without leaving the airport?
its been mentioned that if you have an israeli stamp in your passport it could make issues

 
nothing to be nervous about

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1142 on: September 07, 2014, 08:09:27 PM »
is there anything to be nervous about flying from mle-auh and stopping for 3 hours without leaving the airport?
its been mentioned that if you have an israeli stamp in your passport it could make issues

 

If I had a dollar for every time that question's been asked/....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1143 on: September 08, 2014, 10:34:18 AM »
its been mentioned that if you have an israeli stamp in your passport it could make issues
where has it been mentioned? reliable source? ive never heard of such a thing and i can tell you from experience with a bunch of stamps + israeli Visa. not one question asked

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1144 on: September 12, 2014, 01:23:08 AM »
for those of you that dont follow my thread

heres my TR from Maldives + other places

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30280.msg917376#msg917376

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1145 on: September 21, 2014, 12:17:02 AM »
Just checked the charts, AS charges 40/60/80 on CX.

I could have sworn they only charge 70k in F to the South Pacific and 60k to Asia in F.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1146 on: September 21, 2014, 12:30:28 AM »
Just checked the charts, AS charges 40/60/80 on CX.

I could have sworn they only charge 70k in F to the South Pacific and 60k to Asia in F.

Incorrect. AS does not charge 40/60/80 to MLE.

They charge 50/55/62.5/70.

80K to South Pacific. 70K to Asia.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1147 on: September 21, 2014, 01:59:15 AM »
Incorrect. AS does not charge 40/60/80 to MLE.
You are correct, not sure why I thought MLE is in the South Pacific.
80K to South Pacific. 70K to Asia.
Correct, was it always like this? Not sure why I thought it was 10k each less.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1148 on: September 21, 2014, 02:18:39 AM »
Always like that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1149 on: September 21, 2014, 03:54:23 AM »
Looking to book 5 nights at a nice OWB.

Considering that most places are a fortune, the Park Hyatt caught my eye, especially with Category 6 being the "sweet spot" for the new Cash & Points option. There are three room types: regular, pool, and OWB. Although the upgrade from regular to OWB is $350 per night, someone here on DDF told me that he managed to finagle an upgrade to a pool villa, and from there to OWB was only $160 per night. So here's my thought process, please tell me if it makes any sense:

1) Book 2 nights using CC free awards, and 3 more using Cash & Points.
2) Match to Hyatt Diamond, apply Diamond upgrades to nights 3, 4, and 5 to get a pool villa.
3) Pay $350 to upgrade nights 1 and 2, and $160 for nights 3, 4 and 5.
(Optional: skip CC award nights, book all 5 nights with C&P, and apply Diamond upgrade + cash upgrade to all 5 nights.)

Can anyone see any flaws in this plan? I confess, I'm a bit rusty with Hyatt these days...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1150 on: September 21, 2014, 03:58:22 AM »
Can't you just match to Diamond before you apply for the card agg then get your free CC nights in a suite?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1151 on: September 21, 2014, 03:58:29 AM »
Looking to book 5 nights at a nice OWB.

Considering that most places are a fortune, the Park Hyatt caught my eye, especially with Category 6 being the "sweet spot" for the new Cash & Points option. There are three room types: regular, pool, and OWB. Although the upgrade from regular to OWB is $350 per night, someone here on DDF told me that he managed to finagle an upgrade to a pool villa, and from there to OWB was only $160 per night. So here's my thought process, please tell me if it makes any sense:

1) Book 2 nights using CC free awards, and 3 more using Cash & Points.
2) Match to Hyatt Diamond, apply Diamond upgrades to nights 3, 4, and 5 to get a pool villa.
3) Pay $350 to upgrade nights 1 and 2, and $160 for nights 3, 4 and 5.
(Optional: skip CC award nights, book all 5 nights with C&P, and apply Diamond upgrade + cash upgrade to all 5 nights.)

Can anyone see any flaws in this plan? I confess, I'm a bit rusty with Hyatt these days...
C+P+$350 for the first night and cc bonus + points for the rest of the nights and pray that they wont make you change rooms. The hotel is all suites so DSU will not help guarantee anything.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1152 on: September 21, 2014, 03:58:57 AM »
Can't you just match to Diamond before you apply for the card agg then get your free CC nights in a suite?
No, that offer is gone.
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« Reply #1153 on: September 21, 2014, 04:39:20 AM »
Can't you just match to Diamond before you apply for the card agg then get your free CC nights in a suite?

No, that offer is gone.

...plus I already have the award nights, anyway.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1154 on: September 21, 2014, 04:42:18 AM »
C+P+$350 for the first night and cc bonus + points for the rest of the nights

What do you mean by "CC bonus + points"?

and pray that they wont make you change rooms. The hotel is all suites so DSU will not help guarantee anything.

Uh uh. Ain't happening. Like Dan said, I'm not playing upgrade roulette on a (possibly) once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Speaking from experience, regarding the DSUs? :(