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Flying to Maldives from India

Old Nov 16, 10, 2:39 pm
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Flying to Maldives from India

A friend's current itinerary has her finishing up a northern India trip in Varanasi. She needs to head to the Maldives from there; what is the best route from Varanasi to Male?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:52 pm
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Welcome to Flyertalk, mkgosalia. I am moving your query to the FT India Forum. Please follow there.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mkgosalia View Post
A friend's current itinerary has her finishing up a northern India trip in Varanasi. She needs to head to the Maldives from there; what is the best route from Varanasi to Male?
the only 2 indian cities that operate flights to the maldives are bengaluru & trivandrum....

air india has flight from both cities whereas Maldivian has flights from trivandrum....

your friend will basically have to fly to either one of these cities from varanasi & then take either the maldivian or air india flight....
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Old Nov 16, 10, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by saad View Post
the only 2 indian cities that operate flights to the maldives are bengaluru & trivandrum....

air india has flight from both cities whereas Maldivian has flights from trivandrum....

your friend will basically have to fly to either one of these cities from varanasi & then take either the maldivian or air india flight....
Alternatively, one could fly Srilankan and connect via CMB. In any case, Varanasi to either BLR or TVM will involve one stopover. So that makes it a total of two stops for VNS to MLE, which stays the same if connecting via CMB too.
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Old Nov 17, 10, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by aniruddh77 View Post
Alternatively, one could fly Srilankan and connect via CMB. In any case, Varanasi to either BLR or TVM will involve one stopover. So that makes it a total of two stops for VNS to MLE, which stays the same if connecting via CMB too.
If OP stays with AI, it might be cheaper since the entire itin will be on AI.
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Old Nov 18, 10, 2:18 pm
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If OP stays with AI, it might be cheaper since the entire itin will be on AI.
maldivian has some great rates sometimes....it would be worth checking them out....
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maldivian has some great rates sometimes....it would be worth checking them out....
Yeah.. they don't advertise too much as well, but the rates are pretty decent from the looks of it..
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Old Nov 19, 10, 12:03 am
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Yeah.. they don't advertise too much as well, but the rates are pretty decent from the looks of it..
i flew them once from trivandrum....it was a fantastic deal for inr 8k return....
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Old Nov 22, 10, 7:05 pm
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i flew them once from trivandrum....it was a fantastic deal for inr 8k return....
Fantastic Deal indeed at 8K for a return ticket.. Was the run on a Dornier..??
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Was the run on a Dornier..??
dash8-300....
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dash8-300....
Cool..!! Must try and do a run then sometime in Jan.. i guess they're the only airline flying this aircraft type into the country..

Always interesting to fly on these eclectic aircrafts apart from the usual ones that fill our Indian airspace..
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Cool..!! Must try and do a run then sometime in Jan.. i guess they're the only airline flying this aircraft type into the country..

Always interesting to fly on these eclectic aircrafts apart from the usual ones that fill our Indian airspace..
i think there entiry fleet consists of 5 planes....4 dash & 1 dornier....
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Old Nov 23, 10, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by mkgosalia View Post
A friend's current itinerary has her finishing up a northern India trip in Varanasi. She needs to head to the Maldives from there; what is the best route from Varanasi to Male?
The best way is to go to Mumbai or Chinnai and catch the flight.
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Old Nov 24, 10, 4:57 am
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The best way is to go to Mumbai or Chinnai and catch the flight.
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welcome to ft permod....what flight flies from either mumbai or chennai to male????
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i think there entiry fleet consists of 5 planes....4 dash & 1 dornier....
Hey Saad, where did you stay when in MLE..any recommendations for the same..??
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