First, I am really still new at this and very, very new using Delta so please go easy on me. Husband and I are looking to go to Australia from the WAS area July 2015 so I started playing with flights and awards for Feb 2015 just to get an idea. Here is what I have so far (btw, I found visiting Bali for a few days lowers the total points needed so added that in our itinerary). 02/05 - DCA - LAX - economy (no business class service) 02/05 - LAX - DPS - business on VA 02/10 - DPS - SYD - business on VA would love to get from SYD to CNS but am willing to pay for those tickets 02/18 - CNS - LAX - business on VA finally, could not get back to DCA from LAX but can use my Southwest companion pass for that if needed. This came to 140,000 per person. Is this right or am I missing something - or can I do better? Thanks!