I am trying to plan a trip, but the options are making my head spin and I need some advice and help. I am planning a trip for two in early Nov 2012 from MSP. We were thinking of going to NAN or PPT. Because we are in MSP, we only have Delta miles and status, but we do have UR, MR and Capital One Miles that could be shifted around, if necessary. I was hoping to book two low-level business award seats. I can get from MSP-LAX on the dates within my window (leave Nov 6-7), but I am having trouble with the next steps. EF notes that AF has 3 seats available LAX-PPT, (Nov 7) and 9 available on a possible return date of Nov 14, but only as a flex award for Flying Blue members with elite status-I think I am out of luck on that since my husbands status is with Delta. I can't seem to get to NAN from LAX (through ICN on KE) either. Wandering Aramean shows no Biz seats available. I do get the W.A.T.T. inventory alerts that KE has 2 J seats on several of the flights I have considered, but since they don't show up under the KE award availability search, I am assuming they are not award seats. We had also considered AKL, but are running into similar problems. Last year I booked three low-level business MSP-LAX-ICN-PEK-CAN-LAX-MSP using Delta, KE and CZ with a few days in Seoul and a week in PEK and the hardest part to book was MSP-LAX, so I though I had a handle on how to get this done, but I may be in over my head. I also don't have any experience booking AF award seats. Has anyone booked a successful award seat on any of these segments (basically from the west coast to NAN, AKL or PPT) using Delta? Maybe I should go somewhere else-any suggestions as to what I should be considering? I basically wanted to get away from MSP and go somewhere that was relaxing, unique, "beachy" or fun-or any combination of those four-but "beachy" probably has to be in there somewhere.