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United Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight Between San Francisco and Tahiti, Announces it will Extend to Year-Round Service

United launches the only nonstop service to the Islands of Tahiti by a U.S. carrier from the mainland United States


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today started the only nonstop service by a U.S. carrier to the Islands of Tahiti. The airline launched its first flight between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti. As part of its inaugural celebration, United also announced it is extending its Tahiti schedule to year-round service from San Francisco.

"We are thrilled to extend this exciting flight to a year-round schedule," said Janet Lamkin. "For Californians and our customers connecting through San Francisco, this route offers an escape to a little corner of paradise."

United's newest international flight offers customers a convenient gateway to the islands of French Polynesia including Mo'orea, Bora Bora, the Marquesas and Rangiroa. Starting today, United's service to Tahiti departs San Francisco International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Beginning March 30, 2019, United will begin year-round service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. United will operate the route with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft throughout the year. Tickets are available for purchase on united.com.
Flight City Pair Depart Arrive
UA 115 San Francisco - Tahiti 2:45 p.m. 9:25 p.m.
UA 114 Tahiti - San Francisco 11:45 p.m. 9:50 a.m. next day

United and United Express operate more than 250 daily flights between San Francisco and 90 destinations throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. From San Francisco, United will continue to operate nonstop seasonal summer service to Zurich in 2019 and recently announced it will be the only U.S. carrier to offer daily, year-round nonstop service to Amsterdam beginning March 30, 2019.

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It's SFO-PPT 788 starts October 30 2018.


United Airlines adds the South Pacific's Most Stunning Tropical Paradise to its Growing List of New Routes

Tahiti becomes the 13th international route announced by the airline in 2017
United's new nonstop flight from SFO to Tahiti connects customers to beautiful beaches, overwater bungalows, coral atolls and forested volcanoes

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2017 -- United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it will begin service between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific's gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea. United is the only U.S. carrier offering nonstop service to Tahiti from the mainland United States. Tickets are now available for purchase.

"We are excited to announce Tahiti as our 13th new international route this year, and we are even more thrilled about offering our customers a whole new world of vacation opportunities," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "We know our customers want more destinations to choose from to escape the winter weather, and we look forward to being the airline that connects them to this corner of paradise.

"United's service from San Francisco will connect customers to the South Pacific's most pristine waters, white sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, coral atolls and volcanic mountain peaks. Visitors to the islands experience a tropical paradise and countless spaces to relax and reconnect in natural beauty and authentic French Polynesian island culture.

United will operate nonstop service, three times weekly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft between its San Francisco hub and Fa'a'ā International Airport (PPT), beginning Oct. 30, 2018, through March 28, 2019, subject to government approval.
Winter 2018 schedule – Subject to government approval
UA 115 SFO – PPT Tues/Thurs/Sun 2:45 p.m. - 9:25 p.m
UA 114 PPT – SFO Tues/Thurs/Sun 11:45 p.m. - 9:50 a.m. next day
*Flight Times Subject to Change

United's Long History Connecting Customers to the Pacific Islands
United's love affair with the Pacific islands started more than 70 years ago and continues today. It began in 1947 with United's first flight across the Pacific from San Francisco to Honolulu, making the Hawaiian Islands an easily accessible destination for tourism and business. Today, United offers more flights between the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands than any other U.S. carrier.

In 1968, United expanded its Pacific network linking the Hawaiian Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Guam. Today, nearly half a century later, United's Island Hopper - Flight 155 - departs Guam in the morning and makes a series of five, one-hour flights to the islands of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae; Kwajalein and Majuro. In addition to the airline's popular Island Hopper service, United connects customers from Guam to other island destinations including Palau, Yap and the Philippines.

In 1986, United began nonstop service from its West Coast hubs in the U.S. to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Today, United is the largest U.S. carrier to serve Australia, offering the most seats to Sydney and Melbourne with its daily nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles.Building its powerful Pacific network, last year United began nonstop service from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, becoming the largest mainland U.S. carrier to serve the City of Sails.

United's San Francisco Hub
United and United Express operate more than 250 daily flights between San Francisco and 90 destinations throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Beginning in June 2018, United will start nonstop seasonal summer service between San Francisco and Zurich.
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UA SFO-PPT 787-8 started 30 Oct 2018; Experiences, QA, .....

looks like we'll have a new route announced tomorrow, and it'll indeed be on the 787. this was just tweeted:


the emoji are (a) beach with umbrella, (b) snow capped mountain, (c) cityscape.

speculation in a LAX thread (credit to @EWR764) is that the route will be ex-LAX: The future of the LAX hub?

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Originally Posted by riphamilton View Post
looks like we'll have a new route announced tomorrow, and it'll indeed be on the 787. this was just tweeted:


the emoji are (a) beach with umbrella, (b) snow capped mountain, (c) cityscape.
According to the Instagram story, the new route will be from SFO.
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I choose (a).

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SFO-PPT to be announced.

Or SFO-BKK nonstop by operated 787 Dreamliner.

Any guesses?

Let the speculation begin!
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According to the Instagram story, the new route will be from SFO.
Just what SFO needs...don't they have enough over there lol
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Originally Posted by HkCaGu View Post
According to the Instagram story, the new route will be from SFO.
i'm not familiar with the range on the 789 but is SFO-PER possible?
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Originally Posted by HkCaGu View Post
According to the Instagram story, the new route will be from SFO.
Just saw that too...and they are vying pandas vs. turtles.

Also they say "send us a message" but don't have the ability to respond to their stories activated. #SocialMedia101
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If you go to the IG story they have more pitting swimming vs. skiing, turtles vs. pandas...
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Is this the replacement for SFO Xian which was cancelled?
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Originally Posted by riphamilton View Post


the emoji are (a) beach with umbrella, (b) snow capped mountain, (c) cityscape.

speculation in a LAX thread (credit to @EWR764) is that the route will be ex-LAX: The future of the LAX hub?
IG story says ex-SFO. Inclined to believe it's PPT because the IG story polls are "beach vs mountain" and "sea turtle vs pandas" and I can't think of a mountain + panda combo other than in China and after the recent pullout on thin China routes I don't think they are about to launch a new China route.

Also French Blue just announced SFO - PPT like 2 days ago so timing would make some sense
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IG story says ex-SFO. Inclined to believe it's PPT because the IG story polls are "beach vs mountain" and "sea turtle vs pandas" and I can't think of a mountain + panda combo other than in China and after the recent pullout on thin China routes I don't think they are about to launch a new China route.

Also French Blue just announced SFO - PPT like 2 days ago so timing would make some sense
Agreed on the very logical thought there, and I remember seeing SFO-PPT being rumored somewhere else as well.
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Forget the new destination, where did this little guy get a bear this season?



Jealous!
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I'd dig SFO-PPT if that was true...would probably end up using that one relatively soon as well BKK would probably satisfy a lot of people on this forum.
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Actually. Now that I think about it, this has to be the new IAD-SHD-LWB route. It HAS to be.
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SFO-PPT was rumored a few weeks ago, and I think that’s what we will see. Stay tuned for LAX.
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