Earlier today, One Mile At A Time posted a very tempting Alaska Airlines offer for up to 50% off Fiji Airways awards.
For flights in economy, you could fly on Fiji Airways from America for as low as 20,000 miles each way!
This is an incredible deal and one we’d love to take advantage of but it isn’t so simple….
In the summer of 2017, we traveled around the Pacific. I visited six island nations while the rest of my crew went to five.
We used 240,000 American Airlines miles to fly LA to Tonga and Vanuatu to San Francisco. (The flight home ended up changing due to a flight delay in Vanuatu.) We also used a little under 64,000 Virgin points to get to/ from California since we live in NYC.
Since that trip, we’ve hoped an opportunity would come up to get to visit the rest of the Pacific nations (Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu).
With the deal OMAAT posted, we could fly from California (LA or SF) to Fiji for 20,000 miles each way. The availability in economy is excellent and we don’t mind flying in economy.
40,000 miles roundtrip to Fiji is a fantastic deal but we still need to get to California. A quick search showed me award flights on Alaska Air for 25,000 miles and up. Combing the two awards is still a very solid deal for us.
So what’s the problem?
As you see, getting to Fiji isn’t the issue. The thing is, we don’t want to stay in Fiji for a month or even a week! Island hopping around Pacific island nations is very pricey and I’m not sure what flights might be available using miles.
The Alaska Air offer is bookable until March 31 so I’ll definitely try to see if I can figure out a way to make a trip Back to the Pacific happen. I’m just not sure it’s possible without breaking the bank…