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Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Ottawa
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Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Hey guys,

I'm looking to book a flight with Turkish airlines and there's a layover of almost 15hrs. Flight arrives in Maldives at 3am and leaves at 5:35pm.

Before I book, I would appreciate some feedback if this is a good layover? I've read that Male is boring and not much to do. is this true? My gf and I are on a budget ( Destination backpacking Sri Lanka).

Any suggestions on activities we could do would be great.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

To be frank there is virtually nothing to see in Male and the airport is very small.

Sometimes you have to "suck it up" if your deal is that good.

Edited: 3:45 pm, August 22, 2016
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2. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Thanks...I guess I will forget the Maldives! Is it possible to take a ferry to a nearby island for the day? Still not sure if you can get out of the airport without having an hotel booked...

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3. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Are you flying via Istanbul? I do not remember Turkish flights at these times.

Ottawa
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4. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

yes, via Istanbul. they have different times.

Sweden
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5. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Ok I will have to take your word for It. I can not find those times.

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6. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Are you sure it's 3am?

I'd be careful as some reports from people who were not able to leave the airport whilst in transit.

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7. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Hi

It's a terrible layover plus Male Maldives is just not equipped for transit passengers. If you're looking at Turkish an excellent airline fly to Istanbul and start again looking for direct flight to Colombo,Sri Lanka or find another Airline maybe Air Lanka the national airline

Regards

Doug

Edited: 5:39 pm, August 22, 2016
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8. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Couldn't you fly into London and get a direct flight to Columbo with Sri Lankan airlines?

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9. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Checked again the departure time and it shows 3h05 arriving in Male but leaving Istanbul at 3h05. There might be an error with the timeframes.

I found another flight with 1h15 stop in Male. I'll go with that one.

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10. Re: Turkish airline layover 14hrs!!

Flight are really cheap from JFK so I'm flying from there with Turkish. I have a 20hr layover in Istanbul which is great.