Jul062016

Fare Alert Qantas $862 Los Angeles to Tahiti nonstop Nov-May 5 full days/4 nights

Qantas Airlines has Los Angeles to Papeete PPT, French Polynesia on sale for $862 round trip for nonstop flights operated by Air Nui Tahiti. The last time I posted a Tahiti airfare deal was Air France $999 LAX-PPT for last minute flights in May 2015.

Departure Dates: This fare is available from November 2016 to May 2017. The maximum stay is 5 days or else the fare rises to $1,135 round trip.

The flight schedule means you depart LAX at 10:40pm and arrive in Papeete PPT 5:40am next day. The flight departs Papeete at 23:59 meaning you have five entire days and need four hotel nights in French Polynesia. You can travel to another island like Bora Bora on arrival day and departure day if you want to try out one of the more remote resorts.

High season in French Polynesia is May 1 – October 31 when the weather is drier and less humid. These are primarily low season fares, but the schedule extends into May 2017 for $862 round trip fares at the beginning of next year’s high season.

Qantas Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – Papeete, French Polynesia PPT nonstop flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui

$862.15 round trip Fri May 19 – Wed May 24, 2017

QF Economy Q Fare Class (25% AAdvantage flight miles and 50% EQM).

LAX-PPT $862 QF May 19-24

LAX-PPT-LAX = 8,191 flight miles (2,047 AAdvantage redeemable miles + 4,095 EQM.)

Depart LAX Friday night 11:40pm and arrive 5:40am Sat morning. Spend all day Sat-Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed in islands, depart late Wed night and arrive back in LAX 11am Thursday morning.

LAX-PPT $862.15 QF fare May19-24

All you have to do is get yourself to Los Angeles for this deal.

I saw even slightly lower prices at $831 round trip using Momondo.com and booking through an OTA site like Vayama.com.

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