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The Flight...

We are traveling on Air Tahiti... How's the flight? Is it over water the entire time from LA to Tahiti?

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Tahiti
Tahiti
Society Islands, French Polynesia
Wilmington, NC
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1. Re: The Flight...

Hi,

The flight is not too bad, Yes it is all overwater, lasts about 8.5 hrs to Tahiti and only about 7.15 on the way back.. On Air Tahiti Nui, you had an individual movie screen which plays about 8 movies at once so you can keep occupied on the entire flight.

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Tahiti
Tahiti
Society Islands, French Polynesia
Los angeles
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The flight is pleasant, good wine and champagne in Economy, Airport upg available from Economy to business for USD700, if space available. I surprised my GF , it was superb flew Air Tahiti nui to Paris Too. Eonderful as well

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Frenchie: How much do you have to pAy an economy class TICKET to be able to upgrade in busines from LAX to Paris for only $700 as being a Frenchy myself

Thank you?

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Frenchy: How much do you have to pay an economy class TICKET to be able to upgrade in busines from LAX to Paris for only $700 as being a Frenchy myself

Thank you?

Los angeles
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I am sorry if i made it unclear.

LAX/PPT USD700

LAX/CDG USD1000

no minimum to pay on the ticket even reward ticket can upgrade at those price

Wilmington, NC
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6. Re: The Flight...

Hi,

We paid $500.00 a ticket to upgrade to business from Tahiti - LAX.. It was well worth it...

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Society Islands, French Polynesia
Wilmington, NC
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Oops It was $600.00 to upgrade not $500.00

San Francisco, CA
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8. Re: The Flight...

Kat, the flight is actually pretty nice considering how long it is. Air Tahiti does a wonderful job making sure the passengers are well hydrated (with free alcohol -- try the local beer, Hinano, for the first time) and their bellies full. Fortunately the airplane food is not that bad. Make sure you bring along some form of entertainment, though, because the in-flight movies are hard to catch (it's not on a set schedule so you end up catching the middle). The inflight trivia is pretty fun, though, cause you can play against the other people on the flight.

Have a great time!

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Society Islands, French Polynesia
Burbank, California
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The flight was pretty good. We had business class on the way there and first on the way back. The food is really good.