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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 $675, 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.
Sample Travel Date:
- January 16th – 21st, 2020
- 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 late November – December or January 2020 – February 2020. 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
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ua
- Textbox 2:
- Destination: PPT
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ua
- 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.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – PPT (Papeete, Tahiti) – SFO
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 8,400 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,400 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,260 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- San Francisco – Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia ONE-WAY. $379.70
- Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia – San Francisco ONE-WAY. $248.05. Or $628 ROUNDTRIP.
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