After speaking with what seems like a thousand people, I still have only a few answers. However, the travel agent got back to me and said that the price was $935 per ticket, with a $350 surcharge for fuel. That means each ticket is going to be $1285 instead of the original quoted price.
It's still MUCH better than the estimated $1500, but not as good as I was originally quoted (and confirmed 3 times). I've got calls out to Air China, and two other travel agents to see what can be done to bring down the price further.
As soon as I find out anymore information, I'll let y'all know. I'm waiting for a few call backs that will likely take place tomorrow.
I'm still fighting.........VERY HARD for you guys.