So as some of you know I'm planning my honeymoon. I am interested in heading over to the Maldives. Now since it's literally on the other side of the world it requires multiple stops. I want to find the best route there.
A few conditions:
-I need to be on AA for as many flights as possible-especially the long segments
-We want to minimize our layover times (no 8hrs in DXB etc)
-Traveling on a fixed schedule leaving on 9/18
So here is what I am thinking may be the easiest:
(connection time is 1hr 20 mins-enough time in DOH)?
The arrival times of AA work well with QR's afternoon departure and on the return I get into LHR around 9am, which allows me to make a connection for lunch time.
Other options I thought of:
Times look good too
LHR-MLE on UL
The problem is, this requires a long lay over in LHR and on the return we get into LHR late, causing us to miss the early connections back to the US.
This requires an overnight stay in DEL and the flight from hell on the DEL-ORD return (tough departure and arrival times)
What does everyone think? Is there a routing utilizing AA that I am missing (looked via NRT/PVG, won't work). I may end up using a travel agent, but I think this is more fun