Hi , my partner is on an Ecuadorian passport and after many false starts looks like a 90 day tourist visa will be approved... we were originally trying for family sponsored but not considered family despite the fact that I just gave birth to our son 4 weeks ago (have been back in Australia to give birth) - we are desperately trying to get my partner out here ASAP ... I have now looked at flights and am absolutely confused ... when I fly return to Ecuador I’m usually paying around 2,500 AUD , sometimes a bit more when I have left it late to book ... now I’m looking at booking his flights - Ecuador to Australia return and I’m looking at upwards of $6,000 AUD ?!?!? Cheaper options is to go through the USA but I understand that even in transit he would need to go through immigration? Would he also need a visa for America? His English is minimum (I speak Spanish) so was hoping to not have him stuck in the hands of USA immigration!! Any advice?