After New Zealand, I hopped on Air Tahiti Nui B787 Dreamliner from Auckland to Papeete, French Polynesia. Air Tahiti Nui B787 is essentially the most colourful and essentially the most unique B787 I’ve flown. The flight was an immersive expertise of Tahitian tradition.
I actually journey again in time and gained a day by flying from one of many earliest timezone (New Zealand) to the final timezone (Tahiti) by crossing the dateline on this flight. Tahiti is situated in the course of the South Pacific with isolation. The closest diversion level is Prepare dinner Island.
Air Tahiti Nui at present flies twice every week between Auckland and Papeete, the flight continues to Los Angeles so it offered one other transit possibility between New Zealand and US.
Climate was gloomy and wet in Auckland. The flight was operated by B787-9 “Bora Bora” F-OVAA delivered in June 2019. I obtained a pleasant welcome stepping onboard Air Tahiti Nui.
Air Tahiti Nui B787 has 3 class, Enterprise Class, Premium Financial system and Financial system. Enterprise Class has 2-2-2 full flat seating with 30 seats in whole.
32 Premium Financial system seat with 36-38″ pitch.
232 Financial system Class seat in 32″ pitch follows. Discover Tahitian landmarks are painted on the bulkheads. Well-known Tahitian painter Paul Gauguin’s work can also be displayed on the wall of every cabin.
After takeoff, flight attendants gave out tiara flowers to passengers.
An amenity equipment can also be obtainable on this brief 4.5 hours day flight.
No welcome drink throughout boarding however quickly after takeoff, a full lunch meal tray is served.
Flight attendant modified to their favorite Tahitian costume (in purple, yellow and blue) to serve onboard.
Free 10 minutes Wi-Fi in Enterprise Class which is pretty restrictive. You should buy Wi-Fi onboard however I used to be so enjoyable and did not wish to “join” to the world.
We landed 20 minutes delayed at Papeete FAA’A Worldwide Airport. There isn’t any jetbridge at this airport. The great cool breeze of Tahiti welcomes each passenger. A pleasant Polynesian music welcome was carried out after touchdown on the airport.
Throughout my keep in Tahiti, I flew on home Air Tahiti ATR72-600 to go to the island of Huahine and Bora Bora which can be featured in one other separate journey report.
Papeete to Auckland
I spent 3 days in Papeete, the lodges are fairly totally booked which makes it troublesome to search out lodging as most individuals come to Tahiti for his or her honeymoons. The state of affairs is worst in islands like Bora Bora. There are numerous native home “Fare” and airbnb sort of lodging obtainable.
Air Tahiti Nui Lounge Papeete
Earlier than my departure to Auckland, I additionally visited Air Tahiti Nui Lounge which is situated on the 2nd flooring of the departure space.
The return flight began the identical as how I arrived, strolling out to the tarmac for boarding. No points with pictures.
All of the individuals I’ve met are extraordinarily pleasant on my journey. By no means say no to a photograph!
You’ll be able to inform, I really like taking photos of the crew of their unique attire. It actually created a pleasant ambiance and enjoyable temper.
My Ideas on Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui B787 is essentially the most colourful and essentially the most unique B787 I’ve flown. Flight attendants gave out tiara flowers to passengers. The flight expertise was immersive to the Tahitian tradition. I loved my flights onboard Air Tahiti Nui and would favor flying them once more to Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui can be launching new flights to Seattle from October 4th.
- An immersive expertise of Tahitian tradition.
- Full-service airline with lounge, correct lengthy haul seating and free meal/drinks.
- 2-2-2 in Enterprise Class – not all seat has aisle entry.
- Restricted community. Flying from LA, Paris, Auckland and shortly Seattle to Tahiti solely.