Airfare Deal – Turkish Airlines: New York / Washington D.C. – Male, Maldives. $869. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

We have pretty much stopped publishing Turkish Airline deals because most their fares do not earn any miles with either United or US Airways. However, we do make exceptions if the fare is great. Maldives for under $900 is one of those exceptions!

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Image from Four Seasons website

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Image from Four Seasons website

[Update 5/23/2013 @ 2:15AM Eastern – looks like most of November inventory is gone. January, 2014 onward still seems to be good]

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York
  • November 5th – 14th

Fare Availability:

Partner Fare Class:

  • W


  • JFK – IST (Istanbul) – MLE (Male, Maldives) – IST – JFK


  • 17,506 miles or 4.9 cents per mile. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and is an United Airlines partner. However, this fare does not earn any miles with United. We do recommend that you open a Turkish Airlines frequent flyer account (it’s free) to collect these 17.5K miles which you can use for a future flight.


How to Book:

  • Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and go to
  • On the From field, enter “JFK::IST” (For Washington D.C., enter IAD::IST)
  • On the To field, enter “MLE::IST”
  • This will show the itinerary and will link you to to book.
  • [Update 5/21/2013 @ 5:30PM Eastern – Hipmunk will know link to Priceline and it is correctly pricing at $869]

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR). $1USD = 15.36 MVR

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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7 Responses to "Airfare Deal – Turkish Airlines: New York / Washington D.C. – Male, Maldives. $869. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. David F. says:


    I knew this would pay off and you would have a flight deal – we booked 10 nights at the Conrad Maldives on points before the Hilton Devaluation – and I was waiting for a deal – this was it – just have to figure how to get to NYC from DFW, but I think somehow it will be cheaper than the $2000-2500 I was being quoted per person for DFW – MLE – Sucks on the miles, I was hoping we would get US Air miles since they are Star Alliance, but its Zero Miles on W fares for them too.

    Thank you again!

  2. J says:

    I’m having so much trouble booking this fare. =( The price appears to have increased by 50%. Any help/advice much appreciated!

    • TFD says:

      @J – The booking instructions we have above will price out the fare. We just tested it and it lead us directly to Priceline and it confirmed the price.

  3. Matt C says:

    Its showing $4,000 from Dulles???

  4. MightyTravels says:

    FlyDubai recently started flights to Male – often for very low fares. Also consider staying in Male and just do snorkeling trips to the hotel beaches. These often run for $20 or less per day and give you lot’s of variety.

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