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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 #1320 on: October 29, 2014, 05:14:55 PM »
I thought Coke from South America isn't kosher and in fact, the only place in the USA where they serve non kosher coke is in the coke factory in Atlanta which serves SA coke

Do you mean Coke Museum? 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1321 on: October 29, 2014, 05:26:42 PM »
Likely not, but some resorts do not require sea plane.
But it seems that the nice resort requires seaplane. Either way I wanna do seaplane...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1322 on: October 29, 2014, 05:32:36 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1323 on: October 29, 2014, 05:39:19 PM »
But it seems that the nice resort requires seaplane. Either way I wanna do seaplane...
not necessarily, it has to do with distance

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1324 on: October 29, 2014, 05:50:13 PM »
But it seems that the nice resort requires seaplane. Either way I wanna do seaplane...
Theres an extremly nice place very close bt - TAJ but dont forget (as chuchum has said so wisely to me) you dont want to be near the airport, as it was i heard planes coming and going three times a day (and i was an hr away) imagine if your close to the airport, youlll hear all the commercial p;lanes, and see tons of boats as well...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1325 on: October 29, 2014, 05:52:01 PM »
Looking for a good deal for a OWB in May, I want a private pool. I would love not to spend more then $550 per night. Ill be there for 4the nights.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1326 on: October 29, 2014, 05:56:00 PM »
Theres an extremly nice place very close bt - TAJ but dont forget (as chuchum has said so wisely to me) you dont want to be near the airport, as it was i heard planes coming and going three times a day (and i was an hr away) imagine if your close to the airport, youlll hear all the commercial p;lanes, and see tons of boats as well...
Im craving Halaveli....
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1327 on: October 29, 2014, 06:10:59 PM »
Lol, halaveli. Its funny to see how many Ddf people have stayed there since I found the place.
Unfortunatly it seems it got more popular by non Ddf people as well and it's hard to get it less then 1000 a night. I paid 600 a night :-(

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« Reply #1328 on: October 29, 2014, 06:14:15 PM »
I paid $450 :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1329 on: October 29, 2014, 06:19:17 PM »
you say it with such conviction!

Do I really need to dig up a receipt from TMA? :P

anyways, from the hotel email "The luggage allowance is 25 kg per person plus 5 kg of hand luggage and the maximum weight is 32 kg per piece of luggage. Any excess goods will need to be removed and placed in another baggage. Any excess baggage is chargeable and will have to be paid directly to Trans Maldivian at US$ 5.00 plus 12% TGST per 1 kg per way."

Weird, because...

Per the trans maldivian airways website
The standard permissible weight is 25 kg, which includes 20 kg of checked-in luggage and 5 kg of hand luggage per person. The weight for any bag should not exceed 32 kg. The per kg charge for baggage above the permissible limit is USD 4.00/- plus applicable taxes.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1330 on: October 29, 2014, 06:22:28 PM »
But it seems that the nice resort requires seaplane. Either way I wanna do seaplane...

Don't arrive in MLE at 8:30 PM either way. Even if you could get a speedboat to your resort, you won't be in your villa until almost midnight - what a hell of a way to waste your first day of vacation, and paying a ton of money for an OWB that night, to boot. Better to stay at a cheap hotel near the airport for the night, like Cbs did, and go to your resort in the morning.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1331 on: October 29, 2014, 06:27:14 PM »
not necessarily, it has to do with distance

Correct. Though speedboat may still be offered anyway. For example, Halaveli is 25 minutes by seaplane, or 90 minutes by speedboat. It is technically an option for people who want to arrive/depart after sunset, but can actually cost MORE than the seaplane.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1332 on: October 29, 2014, 06:49:13 PM »
Don't arrive in MLE at 8:30 PM either way. Even if you could get a speedboat to your resort, you won't be in your villa until almost midnight - what a hell of a way to waste your first day of vacation, and paying a ton of money for an OWB that night, to boot. Better to stay at a cheap hotel near the airport for the night, like Cbs did, and go to your resort in the morning.
Correct, but then again my vacation starts Monday mid day. I wanna have a full Monday morning in the Maldives. I wanna wake up Monday morning in a OWB ready to go Toyvel in the ocean :)

Lately when my kids wake me up in middle the night, or for that matter decide to get up 5in o'clock in the morning, I am imagining my self the few day that Ill ayh have in the Maldives. It will be sleeping relaxing time. Can't wait.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1333 on: October 29, 2014, 07:40:57 PM »
Correct, but then again my vacation starts Monday mid day. I wanna have a full Monday morning in the Maldives. I wanna wake up Monday morning in a OWB ready to go Toyvel in the ocean :)

Lately when my kids wake me up in middle the night, or for that matter decide to get up 5in o'clock in the morning, I am imagining my self the few day that Ill ayh have in the Maldives. It will be sleeping relaxing time. Can't wait.

For that you can go to a hotel in Manhatten sleep late go to the movies and a nice kosher dinner after

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1334 on: October 29, 2014, 07:45:31 PM »
For that you can go to a hotel in Manhatten sleep late go to the movies and a nice kosher dinner after
You have a point..

Though for that I can go a beautiful hotel in downtown Brooklyn, just 15 minutes with the city bus. Not sure why you make is run to Manhattan.
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