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Melbourne Return Maldives via Air Asia $527 (Mid April - Late May) @ IWTF

530

Again dreaming of travel and came across this great price to Male (Maldives).
- Flights in peak times are usually $1000+
- Air Asia is your carrier with smallish stopovers in KL.
- Dates vary from mid April to late May but see link for more info.

To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required. A thirty day free Tourist visa is issued on arrival for all Nationalities (some exceptions).
SmartTraveller link here

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    Nice find..

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    I saw the same location (from Adelaide) with Cathay Pacific at around $802 so probably worth looking at cost from Melbourne.

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    Does the price include luggage? If not it'll add another $120 to the price.

    • +6 votes

      Air Asia Bag info here. Either way you should be able to pack light. Male is located pretty much on the equator. Temperatures are constant/predictable and generally between 28/29 degrees. There is no need to pack extra jackets, pants and other heavy items. Pack smart and you'll make the limit IMO. Packing/Travel Hacks here.

    • -1 vote

      Unless you are 5 feet tall, you need to pay another $160 for Hot Seat selection

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    Hi Everyone,

    I saw this deal & noticed that the dates in the link are now $598. Use this link to find more $627 prices
    http://iwantthatflight.com.au/x2MELMLE-Flights-from-Melbourn...

    To get this summary page, just choose "Price Chart" from the calendar when choosing your dates for a search.

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    One of those places where you need to check out hotel prices before you book the flight!

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    I booked a flight on Air Asia, I have around 3 hours 40 mins layover at KLIA2, is there anything I can do in Kuala Lumpur ? Is there enough time to go to city and do some sight seeing?

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    Looking at booking this can anyone tell me the best location to book a hotel also is transfers easy to organise from the airport

    Thanks

    • +3 votes

      Why not? I'll gladly suffer through less leg-room and a stopover if it means saving $500 on a flight.

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    That $500 turns to $50 when you include all the extras and stuff?

    • +1 vote

      So what? A saving is a saving. Might be the difference between going on a holiday and not

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        So what? A saving is a saving.

        I think the point is that some posters word their title/description to get more votes rather than include useful information that allow people to accurately compare alternatives.

        Imagine how popular a budget carrier deal would be if "optional add ons" like…say…luggage was included in the price!

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          I suppose. But the addons are subjective depending on the individual's needs.

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          @Piranha2004:

          Of course, most things are subjective depending on the individual's needs.

          Most people I know would take more than a 7kg bag to a location like this and would also likely want to include items that are only allowed in checked baggage.

          The issue is intentionally leaving the cost of standard add ons out of a post to try and get more votes. Checked baggage is pretty standard for most travellers, list it in the description and don't look shifty. If a rep tried it, it wouldn't go down well.

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          @OzBragain:

          Utter rubbish. The price advertised is the price you have to pay. If you refuse to pack light then that's on you.

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          @callum9999:

          Utter rubbish. The price advertised is the price you have to pay.

          Clearly have strong opinions on this don't you champ :)

          Just because someone's opinion doesn't align with yours doesn't make it "utter rubbish" but I do appreciate your internet enthusiasm.

          If your statement was true then there would be no option for add ons offered by the airline…but that's never going to happen.

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        If you're worried about $50 I guess you shouldn't be travelling at all?

        Is your discomfyworth $50?

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          Again depends on the holiday. 50 might get you to an additional tourist attraction, food for a night or even a cheap hotel room (really cheap). It's all subjective.

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    Air Asia prices have gone up 30%-40% last night and they are offering a 20% discount for any travel before 31st July, effectively price gone up by 10%

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    You could pair this flight with this deal from luxury escapes: https://luxuryescapes.com/finolhu-resort-maldives-1
    Make sure to read the fine print though as there are some blackout periods

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    The Ozbargainer in me baulks at paying more than $800 per night for all inclusive or $600 seaplane transfers…

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      The seaplane transfer is more than the flight from Australia?

      Air Asia flying to the Maldives is such a contradiction! They need to open one of their cheap Tune Resorts for OzBargainers :-)

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