Air France – $628: San Francisco – Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Pricey island to get to. But with new competition from French Bee and United, this route should be more competitive. Unlike French Bee, this is a regular economy fare, so you will get seat assignment and checked bag. Those you will have to pay extra for on French Bee.

ITA will price this at $655, using those dates on Air France should reprice to $628.

If you want to go to Bora Bora, you need to buy another ticket with Air Tahiti. And that ticket is not cheap — about $500 roundtrip and there’s no mileage program that has Air Tahiti as a redemption partner.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Photo: tensaibuta via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • January 15th – 23rd, 2019
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from late November – mid December or mid January 2019 – early February 2019. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is extremely limited. Must purchase at least 1 day in advance of departure.
  • 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
  • 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.

Fare Class:

  • R


  • SFO – LAX (Los Angeles) – PPT (Papeete, Tahiti) – LAX – SFO



Air France is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 8,886 miles

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,886 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,221 miles

How to Buy:

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required.  Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: CPF France (XPF). $1USD = 102 XPF

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1 Comment

  • Nate 5 years ago Reply

    Misleading. Please consider not posting a picture of Bora Bora, when French Bee only takes you to Tahiti. Another 450 to get to Bora Bora (pictured).

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