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Maldives Ex Melbourne (Multiple Carriers) Business from $2093 May June 2014. Limited Seats

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Hi All,

So my wife and I are going on a babymoon (the eye before the storm) before the kid is born and all hell breaks loose.
I am not the planning type, I just go when the wife says. So we decided to go to Maldives next month in May (last minute, decided yesterday). It's the Monsoon season as of May but it's a transitional month plus apparently it's harder to predict how the weather as of late. Anyway the rain will make it less hot as the month of April is really damn hot. I have not searched up other dates, but I checked up Cathay Pacific from MLE-MEL in June, July and it's still $1044.

Anyway I was trying to find decent flights on business that would make it a less uncomfortable flight for the wife. I spent last night trawling the web for hotels and flights etc (expedia.ie, expedia.com.br, kayak, adioso etc) and I thought it was a good deal so I'd post it. I would assume limited seats because it is business class. With respect to the hotels, we found ones with 3+1 deals so Gili Lankanfushi and just hotel hoppin'.

Melbourne - Singapore $449 (Jestar Business, not real business I know but it's better than economy) - http://www.kayak.com.au/flights/MEL-SIN/2014-05-18/business/
Singapore - Male $639 (Malaysian Airlines Business, yeah I know MH370 etc etc please dont neg me. you can try SriLankan airlines instead. FYI MAS will transit through KUL with a 6hr journey but for $639 how can you complain) - http://www.kayak.com.au/flights/SIN-MLE/2014-05-20/business/
Male - Melbourne $1044 (Cathay Pacific Business Class D via HKG either stop over or 2hr transit - we decided to stay for a day and eat - think Tim Ho Wan 1 star michelin goodness) - http://www.kayak.com.au/flights/MLE-MEL/2014-05-28/business/

If you want be bothered with the first two tiers of the flight itinerary you could just to MEL-MLE one way with Singapore Airlines Economy at 800 - http://www.kayak.com.au/flights/MEL-MLE/2014-05-20/

Considering economy to Maldives is about approx $800-$1068 return (800 being MAS, 1068 being SIA). And rather than $6000 return pp for business, all up it's $2191 and you get a couple of stop overs if you want (singapore and hong kong)

Hope someone finds this useful.
The killer deal really is Cathay Pacific

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  • +9 votes

    Love your work. You remind me of me. Enjoy the babymoon!

  • Perhaps a bit soon to call an international flight a "killer deal". But the Maldives are very nice

  • Jestar Business, not real business I know but it's better than economy

    You say this about the Jetstar flight, but also remember that the Malaysian Air flights are both in 737-800s. This means you will get a recliner the entire way, the flights will be very similar to one another. The only main difference is that the MAS flights in on a narrow-body while the Jetstar is on a wide body and MAS has entertainment screens (negligible as the content is for short haul purposes and apparently has little to no content compared to wide-bodies)

    • definitely agreed, i kind of left it out that business on MAS is lacking. it ain't like those arab based airlines or SIA/CX.
      some business flights on MAS are truly lacking. can i tell from this flight number? no but i tried with google but i've seen some real shockers.
      aliitalia business anyone?

  • +3 votes

    Probably off-topic but hv u been to Mauritius? We went there for our babymoon. The food, the beaches, the people, the language… Everything was so perfect. we're planning to go back with the kids sometime this yr.

  • Could also do MEL - KL - MALE with Air Asia if you want economy on the way there, would probably work out cheaper, not sure on exact price / connection times though.

    The one way back from MALE - HG - MEL is a killa price I must say!

  • Do you have exact booking dates and travel dates to make this a bit more user friendly.

  • Beauty is in the eye of the calm before the storm in a tea cup..
    I think you have your metaphor a little mixed, but it's more than excusable, given the circumstances ;p

  • Sleep, holidays and pregnancy multi-vits/supplements.

    The three things every expectant parent-to-be should start stockpiling the moment they receive the happy news…

  • Didn't realise babymoon was a "thing"!

    +1 and congrats!

  • Nice work…