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11. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 19w Star this if you like it!

Quoting 55vineyard

Pretty much the same as you, Cottonwood, but airfare from Los Angeles to the Cook Islands is over $5100USD, so back to the Riviera Maya for me, at less than 10% of the price. Hope you can get away.

Is that business class?

12. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 133 posts) 19w Star this if you like it!

Nope, not business class, Teoni.

I played around with dates and leaving on a Thursday in late April and returning the following Thursday I can get a flight with two stops r/t for $2640. There are no onestops or nonstops. Flight time is over 33 hours there and 47 hours back.

Since a 23 hour flight from LAX to Buenos Aires a dozen years ago almost wiped me out physically, don't think a flight to Rarotonga is in my future. Guess I need to take "Tales of the South Pacific" back to the library and plan to travel somewhere more prosaic.:(

13. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1491 posts) 19w Star this if you like it!

Try French Polynesia instead of the Cook Islands. Air France flies nonstop from LAX to PPT April 29 (Thursday) returning May 7 (Friday) for $752 roundtrip. From PPT it's a short hop to other islands. Use Google.com/flights to check other options. In March and April 2019 I traveled to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, the Cook Islands, the Society Islands, the Tuamotus and the Marquesas.

14. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 19w Star this if you like it!

Quoting 55vineyard

Nope, not business class, Teoni.

I played around with dates and leaving on a Thursday in late April and returning the following Thursday I can get a flight with two stops r/t for $2640. There are no onestops or nonstops. Flight time is over 33 hours there and 47 hours back.

Since a 23 hour flight from LAX to Buenos Aires a dozen years ago almost wiped me out physically, don't think a flight to Rarotonga is in my future. Guess I need to take "Tales of the South Pacific" back to the library and plan to travel somewhere more prosaic.:(

When it comes to Pacific Island flying I found in my experience it is best to arrange your own flight plan rather than go with the automatic ones on the search engines. For example if you are flying out of LA I would book LAX - PPT then separately PPT - RAR. That would only be 11- 12 hours one way, and while I can't see prices at the moment because of COVID19 from my memory of prices it will probably be still much cheaper than your quote.

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16. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 133 posts) 19w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Teoni and Berner, I will look into that option. If I have to fly that far will definitely stay at least 10-14 days to allow for jetlag and to make it worthwhile. Thanks again.

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18. Posted by bernardand (Budding Member 4 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

A renewed sense of hope and optimism with kindness and generosity to all.

19. Posted by Billius (Budding Member 3 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I really want to receive the tickets to some southern countries

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