Best Delta/partner flights to Tahiti

Old Feb 17, 17, 1:43 pm
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Best Delta/partner flights to Tahiti

Greetings, I am surprising my wife with a trip to Tahiti/ Moorea/ Bora Bora for her birthday to do some diving/ sailing. I live in Oregon and have looked at flights. We will be buying business/first. I want to earn Delta miles with these tickets. What is the best routing for comfort/earning miles? I am planning now on flying to LAX and taking the Air France flight. It looks like angled flat seats in business??? How are these seats? Any other options I should consider. Thanks
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Old Feb 17, 17, 1:51 pm
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AF is definitely your best bet for this route.

Their older business seats aren't too bad for a couple traveling together, as long as you get the 2 seats on the side and not the 3 seats in the middle. They're much better than Delta's old 767/A330 recliners - they're nearly flat and I can still get a pretty decent night's sleep in them. They're not the most premium product out there, but I still think you'll have a good trip.

The AF 777s are pretty grim in standard economy, though, so this is a good route to pony up for at least premium economy or business.
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Old Feb 17, 17, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by BenA View Post
AF is definitely your best bet for this route.

Their older business seats aren't too bad for a couple traveling together, as long as you get the 2 seats on the side and not the 3 seats in the middle. They're much better than Delta's old 767/A330 recliners - they're nearly flat and I can still get a pretty decent night's sleep in them. They're not the most premium product out there, but I still think you'll have a good trip.

The AF 777s are pretty grim in standard economy, though, so this is a good route to pony up for at least premium economy or business.
DL does not fly this route. It is AF or TN. My wife and I are going in June on TN leaving at 4PM from LAX arriving at PPT at near midnight. We are diving Tikeahu and Rangiroa.

TN says they fly https://www.airtahitinui.com/us-en/our-fleet A340s
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