I have made several updates to my Maldives Destination Guide to reflect a host of recent changes, all of which are positive:

  • Added details on using Alaskan Airline miles or JAL Mileage Bank miles to redeem awards on Emirates. One stop service from the US for only 48k SPG in coach or 80k in Business? Yes please!
  • Added details of the new Korean Air service which I first mentioned many moons ago here
  • Updated Malaysia Airlines to reflect that they are now bookable not only with Delta SkyMiles (whose partnership with Malaysia is still in force ) but now they are part of OneWorld you can also use AA or BA Avios
  • Updated Singapore Airlines to reflect that they are now opening their SIN-MLE route to partner award redemptions. Read about our excellent flight on that route here.

Please let me know in the comments section if you have any other suggestions or if I have gotten anything wrong. It is great to see so many options open up to our favorite beach and diving destination in the world. Only 2-3 years ago this was an extremely hard place to get to with miles, and while it is still a long haul from the USA, it is now very accessible through several mileage programs.

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