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2014-03: A Magical Maldives AGAIN!!! March 16-23, 2014


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#16 Buzo Guero

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

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c. I deposited by 12-31-13 and get $150 off a main cabin or $100 off a lower cabin. h. I submitted my documents within 3 weeks of signing up for the trip, so no $75 document fee.

Edited by WreckWench, 20 November 2013 - 02:48 PM.

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#17 jesterdiver

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

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7nite/5 dive day Pkg on EV's Carpe Vita Liveaboard $2505 LOWER d/o (Lower):
Extra Days/Nights # of extra nites $120 pp s/o $65 pp d/o(Yes, 1 Day, Will Arrive on Saturday)
32% Nitrox $150... TELL US IF YOU WANT IT:Yes
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Flight Details: UPDATED AS OF 1-6-14
Emirates Airlne

Flt 204 14 MARCH14 11:20 JFK Arr Dubai 15 MARCH14 07:50
Flt 652 15 MARCH14 09:35 Dubai Arr Male 15 MARCH14 14:55

RETURN

Flt 659 23 MARCH14 10:00 Male Arr Dubai 23 MARCH14 13:10
Flt 205 24 MARCH14 09:05 Dubai Arr JFK 24 MARCH14 19:00
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a. I paid in full by 11-26-13 and get add'l $100 off the price
b. I paid in full by 11-26-13 and get 2 chances to win a FREE DIVER's GPS worth $300 or an instant $75 discount on the purchase of your own GPS
c. I deposited by 12-31-13 and get $150 off a main cabin or $100 off a lower cabin.

f. I deposited by 12-31-13 for an EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO MYSELF...20% discount on any one purchase from Diver's Supply Marietta, GA Store (a few restrictions apply i.e does not apply to scuba tanks or scubapro gear) if I am deposited by Dec 31st. (20% discount must be used by March 15, 2014)
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h. I submitted my documents within 3 weeks of signing up for the trip, so no $75 document fee.

j. I am a premier member of SD.com and I can send in my SD.com member rebate within 30 days after the trip for an additional $25 off.

Edited by jesterdiver, 07 February 2014 - 01:19 PM.

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#18 Sqbagal

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:05 PM

Jose, what airline is that?
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#19 jesterdiver

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

Emirates, what do you think?

Jose, what airline is that?


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

I like that return better, BUT I still have to get to Phoenix and I don't think there is a red-eye so that would mean another hotel/day before getting home. Still cipherin' - I'll wait for WW to chime in whether she's still thinking about DFW or if JFK will work.
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

Oh, what the heck! I should be able to finally confirm my time off work in March by next Monday, then I am definitely game. I'll read all the sign up instructions carefully over the weekend.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

Great to hear!! I'm working on getting my flights now! Look forward to meeting you!

Oh, what the heck! I should be able to finally confirm my time off work in March by next Monday, then I am definitely game. I'll read all the sign up instructions carefully over the weekend.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

Ok Flight Details Confirmed, tickets bought! Going to the Maldives :wakawaka:/>:wakawaka:/>:wakawaka:/>

Departing
Flt K204
Fri 14 March 11:20 JFK
Sat 15March 07:50 Dubai

Connection 1Hr 45Min

Flt 652
Sat 15March 09:35 Dubai
Sat 15 March 14:55 Male

Return
Flt 653
Sun 23Mar 22:55 Male
Mon 24Mar 02:05Dubai

Connection 7 hours

Flt 205
Mon 24Mar 9:05am
Mon 24Mar 19:00 JFK

#24 Buzo Guero

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

It's deja vu all over again!

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

And it looks like I have to pump the brakes on this for a little bit.Posted Image Apparently the life expectancy of all major household appliances is 12 years.....what a year Posted Image However, if there are spots left in a few weeks, I'll still try to make it happen. Posted Image

What are the feelings on Turkish Airlines v. Emirates? They have flights out of JFK that are one-stop each way with a 19hr layover in Istanbul on the way to Male but 2hrs on the way back and get to JFK early so I can make a flight to PHX on same day - just for future reference in case I can make it happen.... sigh

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

I asked the same question about the airlines to a buddy of mine that does a lot of international travel to that region. He said hands down he likes Emirates better. That being said, we're going for the diving! So just get on one and come on down LOL! Who needs appliances in Arizona LOL?!

And it looks like I have to pump the brakes on this for a little bit.Posted Image Apparently the life expectancy of all major household appliances is 12 years.....what a year Posted Image However, if there are spots left in a few weeks, I'll still try to make it happen. Posted Image

What are the feelings on Turkish Airlines v. Emirates? They have flights out of JFK that are one-stop each way with a 19hr layover in Istanbul on the way to Male but 2hrs on the way back and get to JFK early so I can make a flight to PHX on same day - just for future reference in case I can make it happen.... sigh



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Is there a casino on the boat is all I want to know Tim LOL!

It's deja vu all over again!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

Who needs appliances in Arizona LOL?!


WELL - when one is the A/C system for the house - - - everyone!! BECAUSE It's Arizona!! Posted Image
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:28 PM

Hmmm...on the Turkish Airlines vs. Emirates thing...
I've flown them both a few times. Turkish Airlines wins hands down. They have been winning the "Best European Airline" award for 3 years running for a reason.
And if I had to pick a city to spend 19h in...it'd be Istanbul. A lot more exciting (though I am biased, I loooooove Istanbul) than the average gulf hub.

Plus, TK is trying to establish Istanbul as a major hub half way between the Western Europen ones (AMS, LDN) and the middle east. Which means that TK often has really good deals.

At the end of the day though, there are many, many worse choices than Emirates. Not much to loose - just go by price and routing/itinerary.

March is still the tail end of high seasons for us Europeans in the Maldives (and the Maldives are full of Euro tourists), so flights originating from continental Europe may be a bit pricier...

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:50 PM

ABSOLUTELY!!! You sound like a LOT OF FUN!!! Excited to meet you! :wakawaka:

Oh, what the heck! I should be able to finally confirm my time off work in March by next Monday, then I am definitely game. I'll read all the sign up instructions carefully over the weekend.



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