Trip Report: 22,000 Miles In A Week

An Etihad A330-300 in a special livery

With almost of year of planning, my honeymoon to the Maldives finally happened. There were a ton of snafus with flight bookings, but fortunately it all worked with the new planes.

Our flights were as follows:

Singapore Airlines - Business Class - A380-800 - JFK to Frankfurt
Singapore Airlines - Business Class - A380-800 - Frankfurt to Singapore
Singapore Airlines - Business Class - A330-300 - Singapore to Malé
Maldivian Seaplane - Economy - DHC-6 - To/From Maalifushi
Etihad Airways - Business Class - A330-300 - Malé to Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways - Business Class - A380-800 - Abu Dhabi to JFK

To get to Malé, we booked a one-way journey on Singapore Airlines. We included a stop-over, due to the only availability being "Business Advantage Tickets." We flew from JFK to Frankfurt to Singapore on the Airbus A380.

Singapore Airbus A380-800

And then a Singapore A330-300 from Singapore to Malé.

Singapore's A330-330 Business Class

The total cost for that part of the trip was 175,00 KrisFlyer Miles + $66 in fees.

In the Maldives, we took a seaplane operated by Maldivian Seaplane to and from the Como Maalifushi Resort.

Maldivian Seaplane DHC-6

This was coordinated through our hotel and we received a discount on the standard transfer cost due to our stay. The standard cost is around $700, though.

Lastly, we flew from Malé back to JFK via Abu Dhabi.

Etihad's A380-800 Business "Studio"

The total cost for that trip cost was about 155,000 Etihad Guest Miles + $400 in fees.

All in all, we had excellent flights and enjoyed all 22,000 miles we spent in the air.

As I write and publish the trip reports, the list above will become hyperlinked to the review. Thanks for reading!


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