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Rarely does this go on sale for under $1,000. But with the recent new service from French Blue from San Francisco and soon new service from United from San Francisco, its making the incumbent airlines – Air Tahiti Nui and Air France wake up and being more competitive on fares between the US and Tahiti.
If you want to go to Bora Bora, you need to buy another ticket with Air Tahiti (two different airlines — confusing). And that ticket is not cheap — about $500 roundtrip and there’s no mileage program that has Air Tahiti as a redemption partner.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 19th – 25th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from mid November – early December or January 2019 – March 2019 for Sunday through Thursday departures and returns. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 1 day in advance of departure.
- There is a 15 day maximum stay with this fare.
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: tn
- Textbox 2:
- Destination: PPT
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: tn
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- LAX – PPT (Papeete, Tahiti) – LAX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 8,212 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 0 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 0 miles
While you can redeem American and Delta miles for Air Tahiti Nui flights to/from Tahiti. You cannot earn any miles with them.
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