There's plenty of pics at my blog guys! www.flywithdinh.com To be completely honest with you guys, before I booked these tickets to Rarotonga, Cook Islands I had no idea where it was located or what to expect of Rarotonga but that didn't stop me from booking. There was a points mistake fare going around so I instantly put life to a halt while I searched and booked the fares which were in Premium Economy. Quite a confusing itinerary. I initially wanted to do a same day turn around but the timing in between the flight would of been under an hour and I didn't want to risk it so a day was dedicated to the Cook Islands. While booking the flights, multiple time zones were included hence I had to triple check every single detail and date was correct. The flight was a morning flight departing Sydney so a positioning flight would be needed from Melbourne which meant I had to decide if I wanted to catch a 6am flight from Melbourne then connect to the International terminal or fly up a day earlier and stay overnight in Sydney. If you guys went with option two then you're correct! Heres the review of a fabulous night at the Sofitel Wentworth. After I located the check in counters at the airport, we made our way towards the priority line which was manned by a very attentive male staff member as he checked passenger entitlement and directed us to proceed into the purple lanes towards the check in desk. Manning that line. It was a very efficient and quick check in as we handed our passports and in return received our boarding passes to Auckland as well as the Auckland to Rarotonga flights at the same time. There was speculations going around that it wasn't possible at the time but I was relived we received it for both flights. Wedged between boarding passes were express path passes which was a Godsend as the security lines were practically out the door. Ready to rumble. After clearing all required pitstops as well as the duty free complex we made our way towards the Koru lounge to relax and grab a bite to eat before the flight. I would be lying if I said I had a long and peaceful sleep... I managed to shut eye for 4 hours as I tried to depress the excitement of the journey the previous night.