Peak season for Tahiti is May to October during their winter season when sunshine is more abundant and humidity lower. Ticket prices rarely drop below $1,000 round trip for Papeete.
Air France has many Tuesday departure dates from January through May with $991.10 round trip fares. This fare can be a good opportunity to pick up round trip tickets for $200 to $500 less than standard round trip prices in May 2018 at the beginning of peak tourist season.
Fares are slightly lower through Momondo.com at $956 to $970 round trip. There are also Air New Zealand codeshare flights for Air Tahiti Nui outbound and Air New Zealand inbound via Auckland for around $1,020 round trip.
Air France $991.10 round trip
Los Angeles LAX – Tahiti PPT – Los Angeles LAX
Air New Zealand $1,020 round trip with Auckland 24 hr layover
Mon May 21 Los Angeles LAX – Tahiti PPT nonstop
Sun May 27 Tahiti PPT – Auckland AKL (23h 45m layover) – LAX