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Adelaide- Male (Maldives)

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iwan

Member since 13 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

Hi all first post. Got a honeymoon to plan for in 12 months and thinking maybe Maldives in April, May 2019. I know i can't even search for these yet as its too far out, but just mucking around doing dummy bookings, it seems the ADL- DOHA, ADL-DUBAI routes are quite restrictive on classic rewards bookings for business class. Anyone know why, or do they release these closer to the date if they don't sell?


My other thought was maybe flying Emirates code shared with QF to dubai waiting for a double status promo, and get close to 400 status creds each? However the cash tix are close to $10k return which seems insane at the moment.

The other thought was other oneworld partners like ade hkg hkg to male?

If anyone has a better suggestion, i'm all ears.

nmalon

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2013

Total posts 180

I have done HKG to MLE from Melbourne with CX. Can require an overnight in HKG depending on what time your flight arrives. Have you looked at Sri Lankan airlines? Routing would be ADL-MEL-CMB-MLE (QF from ADL to MEL)

iwan

Member since 13 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

I have done HKG to MLE from Melbourne with CX. Can require an overnight in HKG depending on what time your flight arrives. Have you looked at Sri Lankan airlines? Routing would be ADL-MEL-CMB-MLE (QF from ADL to MEL)

Glanced at Sri Lankan airlines; but just for the reason that theres an extra connection, thought we'd rule it out.
HKG overnight wouldnt be too bad. Any ideas why on the classic rewards bookings website, its not offering me a ADL ➡ HKG ➡ MLE option?

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

Total posts 161

You are looking at an award redemption, you need to have some flexibility with what routings you may have to take.

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

If you are looking at Qantas double status credits, these promotions only apply to Qantas operated aircraft. Unfortunately codeshare with Emirates, even with a QF flight number doesn’t qualify for double status credits.

iwan

Member since 13 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

If you are looking at Qantas double status credits, these promotions only apply to Qantas operated aircraft. Unfortunately codeshare with Emirates, even with a QF flight number doesn’t qualify for double status credits.

Cheers. Didnt know that

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

Total posts 161

If you are looking at Qantas double status credits, these promotions only apply to Qantas operated aircraft. Unfortunately codeshare with Emirates, even with a QF flight number doesn’t qualify for double status credits.

That depends on the T&C's of the promotion. Not all DSC promotions exclude QF codeshares on EK.

VA_flyer

Member since 10 Aug 2016

Total posts 9

The CX option via HKG with a stopover is a good option, it is a much longer routing though but sometimes the Premium fares are great value to MLE. Where are you looking at staying in the Maldives?

Carrots

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Oct 2017

Total posts 39

If you’re considering buying tickets instead of rewards have you considered SQ? J with them and family pooling would just about give you Va platinum.

iwan

Member since 13 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

If you’re considering buying tickets instead of rewards have you considered SQ? J with them and family pooling would just about give you Va platinum.
Great advice thanks!

iwan

Member since 13 Apr 2018

Total posts 5

The CX option via HKG with a stopover is a good option, it is a much longer routing though but sometimes the Premium fares are great value to MLE. Where are you looking at staying in the Maldives?

havent looked into it yet. Got family in Hk, so dont mind a few extra days etc

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