United – $629: 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 $759, but if you use those dates and buy it as TWO one-ways on Priceline, this should price to $629.

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:

  • August 24th – 29th
  • 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 until June or mid July or late August – early September. Availability is 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:

  • G

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $452


  • SFO – PPT (Papeete, Tahiti) – SFO



  • Miles Flown: 8,400 miles

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,400 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,260 miles

How to Buy:

  • San Francisco – Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia ONE-WAY. $379.70


  • Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia – San Francisco ONE-WAY. $248.53. Or $629 ROUNDTRIP.



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required.  Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: CPF France (XPF). $1USD = 107 XPF

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