I have talked to a couple friends about this as well but I figured some of you star alliance experts could come up with some cool/unique routes to get from Chicago - Maldives - Chicago. I ask because in the next year or two I would like to use some U.S. Air Dividend miles to fly my wife and I out there for an anniversary trip. Online I see flying Turkish Air with a stop in Istanbul as the most popular (direct) route. Also, I would imagine getting from Chicago to London/Frankfort and then flying Singapore Air (to get some a380 action) to Singapore onward to Male. Anyone have some other possible routings that would be out of the ordinary and still doable? With so many airlines, I feel like there could be some fun ways to route this.