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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!
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
To give you an idea, these 97,000 points can be obtained by subscribing to either :
- a single credit card: the American Express Corporate Platinum Card (which even individuals can apply for) and/or the American Express Platinum Card
- or multiple credit cards, as detailed in our article on the best strategies for earning travel points
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:
- JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
- The St.Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
- The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
- or with Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa, at a very advantageous cost in points
Cards to earn Aeroplan points
Many cards allow you to earn tens of thousands of Aeroplan points quickly and easily!
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