My wife and I are planning to spend 20 glorious days in either Rarotonga (Cook Isles) or Nadi (Fiji) next April (2002).
My point of origin is Vancouver (YVR). According to local travel agents I can go through Asia/USA for roughly the same price. Can you guys help me create an itinerary (coach) which will:
1. Allow travel on a decent airline with great coach class (like Singapore for example)
2. Allow me to collect lots and lots of frequent air miles from my Air Canada AeroPlan miles. **
Both my wife and I love flying so distance is not a problem.
3. Not ridiculously pricey (the travel agent told me to expect to pay anywhere between $1200 - $1500 candian = $800/$1000 USD per person)
Airlines that I would like to avoid if possible:
China Air (Safety, Service)
Korean Air (Safety/Service)
Cathay Pacific (I was told by a friend that they have a bad safety record and small seats in coach)