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We were originally scheduled to fly from Male, Maldives to New Delhi, India on an Air India Airbus 320 in regional business class via Bangalore. At about fourteen days before the flight, we were hit with a schedule change cancellation. Our ticket was booked as an Aeroplan Business Class Award, and they only offered existing available reward space to chose from. If we wanted to keep the same date of travel, we… Read More

Maldivian Airlines runs a small network of international and domestic flights as the flag carrier for the Republic of Maldives. Their international destinations include Bangkok, Thailand, in addition to several destinations in India which include Cochin, Chennai, Mumbai and Trivandrum. Maldivian’s domestic airport will be home to many travellers experiences as Maldivian is often the back bone connecting tourists to the various resorts. Our trip with them would be our third flight… Read More

When it came time to our internal flight down to the Park Hyatt Maldives, we were surprised that we were granted access to a domestic lounge prior to our domestic flight on Maldivian; the Maldivian Moonimaa Domestic Lounge. The Maldivian Moonimaa Domestic Lounge offered a comfortable dry space, in order to relax prior to our onward journey. Review: Maldivian Moonimaa Domestic Lounge, Malé Ibrahim Nasir Domestic Airport, Malé, Maldives Transferring from Malé… Read More

There are many ways to get to the Maldives. Typically, from our home in North America, the typical routes are through the Middle East on Turkish, Emirates or Etihad. Thanks to some available award availability, we were lucky to get some award space on Singapore Airlines departing from Singapore Changi International Airport on their Airbus 330-3 business class product. While it wasn’t the most up to date business class offering, it was… Read More

Its always a let down to leave any island paradise. Thankfully, Etihad Airways made it a lot more pleasant with comfortable medium haul service from Malé to Abu Dhabi. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad Airways. This trip was booked and credited to Aeroplan and Etihad Preferred Guest. For more information on how this trip was… Read More

Sooner or later, all good things most come to an end. We were sad to leave the Park Hyatt Maldives, where we had received excellent treatment over the past four nights and five days. We eventually had to transfer back from Hadahaa Atoll to Malé on Maldivian Air. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad Airways. This… Read More

It sometimes take a little extra time to get to somewhere special. This saying couldn’t be more truthful in the Maldives where the resorts are spread out across hundreds of small atolls interconnected by speed boats, boat transfers and sea planes. Our journey from Malé to the Park Hyatt took us on Maldivian Air on a string of planes boats and transfers. This post is one chapter in our trip to the… Read More

The Middle East Three carriers of Qatar, Emirates and Etihad have increased the competitiveness in air markets around the world in the last fifteen years. Today’s flight demonstrated the lengths that they would go, in order to increase traffic and competitiveness. We had a really enjoyable flight from Abu Dhabi to Male will full service all the way. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar… Read More