I served a year as a missionary on the island of Pohnpei, Micronesia (PNI), which is a stop on the famous island hopper flight on Continental Micronesia (HNL-MAJ-KWJ-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM). I go back every year or so and enjoy the flight, thus my username (I used to be BeechStarship, after my favorite aircraft).
Anyhow, while on that island I befriended a Fijiian family who had just arrived via Air Nauru, who used to fly NAN to PNI nonstop for about $300. They started a business that went belly-up, and need to return home. Unfortunately, Air Nauru went belly-up about the same time the business did, and Continental (now the only airline serving PNI) wants $2600 each to fly them to Fiji!!! The high price is because CO says they have to fly to LAX to get back to Fiji using a non-affiliate airline. There's four of them, and there's no way they can afford it...there's got to be a better way.
I have enough frequent flyer miles on CO to get them to either GUM or MAJ (25,000 miles each). Do any carriers serve both GUM and NAN (with stopovers, obviously)? I heard a small airline called Air Marshall Islands serves NAN from MAJ...can anyone confirm this or give me some contact info? A search on the internet revealed nothing.
Another option would be to get them to HNL, but CO says that nobody services NAN from there! Is that true? I find that hard to believe. MUCH appreciation for any help you can give.