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Travel to the Maldives with Aeroplan points

To the point The Maldives is an expensive destination, and going with points will allow you to realize this dream and save a lot of money!

If there is a very expensive destination, it is the Maldives. This paradise on earth is often perceived as inaccessible… and yet! With a little flexibility, it is possible to get there with Aeroplan points!

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Maldives Villa on stilts

Travel to the Maldives with Aeroplan points

The Maldives are located far… very far from Canada. To get there from Montreal, there must be at least one connection. For example, it could be via Frankfurt (with Lufthansa), Abu Dhabi (with Etihad Airways) or Istanbul (with Turkish Airlines).

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Montreal-Male route –

To get there, Aeroplan will require a minimum of 70,000 Aeroplan points per person for a return economy flight. For Business Class, a minimum of 100,000 Aeroplan points is required.

Calculation of the number of points for MLE

Sample itineraries to the Maldives with Aeroplan Miles

This destination being quite popular, you will have to be flexible on the dates. However, it is possible to find availability.

For example, this economy class trip costing 70,000 Aeroplan points and $151.


Often, it will be necessary to have at least 2 stopovers to go there. As in this example, where it is also possible to go through Vienna, Frankfurt or Abu Dabi, and $126 to $161 in taxes:

YUL MLE one way stop

On the way back, you could have a long stopover of 18 hours or more to visit Munich! This will cost 70,000 points and $197 in taxes.

MLE YUL return

If you leave the next day, you could make much of the trip in business class… paying a little more in miles (about 97,000), but a little less in taxes: $144 . As a bonus, you will have a long stopover in Vienna to enjoy the city.

MLE YUL business

To give you an idea, these 97,000 points can be obtained by subscribing to either :

This is where it may be worthwhile to sign up for a credit card with a high fee in relation to the points earned. The proposed card, the American Express Corporate Platinum Card, costs $499. But in the end, we are talking about a great saving, when we know that these seats in business class cost several thousand dollars.

Bottom Line

As you can see, it’s definitely possible to get a round-trip ticket to the Maldives for 140,000 Aeroplan points or more, depending on the class of travel you choose.

Then, all you have to do is choose the place where you want to be rocked by the waves. Here are our Maldives hotel reviews:

Cards to earn Aeroplan points

Many cards allow you to earn tens of thousands of Aeroplan points quickly and easily!

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Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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