Tahiti Inter-Island Flights

Old Dec 5, 18, 6:04 pm
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Long Beach, CA
Programs: AA PLT, Hilton Diamond, IHG PlatAmb, Marriott Gold, Hyatt Discoverist, Radisson Gold
Posts: 2,857
Tahiti Inter-Island Flights

Hi All -

There doesn't seem to be a lot on this topic and I imagine it's because nothing's really changed.

I'm planning a trip to Tahiti in April and had a voucher that I used for my LAX-PPT-LAX roundtrip. However, am planning PPT-BOB-MOZ-PPT and just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything in how I'm searching for fares.

My plan is to take the ferry from Moorea to Papeete for a couple of reasons: I'm staying at the InterContinental so can avail myself of late checkout and since the flight to LAX doesn't depart until nearly midnight, didn't think I wanted to get back to PPT too early.

However, that means I can't use the Air Tahiti airpass, which seems to require at least three segments. Simply booking a two-segment (PPT-BOB-MOZ) seems a bit more expensive than two one-ways (PPT-BOB and BOB-MOZ).

Am I missing anything on how to do this? I'm not one for leaving things to chance, so will want to have reservations in hand before arriving. I've heard that booking while on the islands is cheaper, but not for this guy who has a bit too much anxiety to do that!
OskiBear is online now  
Old Dec 5, 18, 6:17 pm
Original Member
Join Date: May 1998
Location: Portland OR Double Emerald (QF and AA), DL PM/MM, Starwood Plat
Posts: 19,351
Not missing anything, that is how it works. Lower fares for locals and to encourage more extensive tourism (hence the segment limitation on airpass). Depending on time of year it can cost more than LAX-PPT-LAX
number_6 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread