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Flight/Sea plane Information - Meedhupparu

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Flight/Sea plane Information - Meedhupparu


We are on the count down (6 weeks on Monday) and are getting very excited, we are staying at Meedhupparu.

The only thing that is worrying us is that we are flying with Monarch and heard so many horror stories. We have managed to book seats together, but are told that we could be sitting either side of an aisle. We tried to pre book premium seats, but Monarch said that we had to book these through Thompson and Thompson said these had to be booked via Monarch. Can you book premium seats once you get to the airport?

Can I also ask regarding the stop over, what time do the sea planes stop flying?

Looking forward to your replies and any further information about Meedhupparu, Many thanks,


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1. Re: Flight/Sea plane Information - Meedhupparu

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Sea planes run during daylight hours. That means they need to be able to get to the island and return to male. Sometimes a seaplane and its crew will spend the night at an island so they can leave at first light in the morning. My understanding is that a general rule of thumb is that they will get you to your island if you arrive in Male by 15:30 but I'm sure there are exceptions.

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2. Re: Flight/Sea plane Information - Meedhupparu

Hi Helen, Im sure you will find it damn near impossible to upgrade to premium at the airport.

Most Monarch flights to the Maldives are booked well in advance.The only hope you may have is by switching tour operators ,which at this late stage would be very costly !!

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3. Re: Flight/Sea plane Information - Meedhupparu

been to Maldives 3 times with Monarch, went to Meed for 3 weeks a couple of years ago. Best advice for flight is check in early and ask for the seats at the back that are in two's, wider aisle so can sit sideways, I am 6ft and found it ok that way. Seaplanes only fly in daylight so if delayed could be a problem, but our last visit it was dusk as we landed on the sea.

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