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“Great flight from Bora Bora”
Review of Air Tahiti


Reviewed 1 November 2018

Great flight from Bora Bora to Papeete! I love how relaxing the travel is in Bora Bora. No airport security and long lines. Check in was quick and boarding as well.

I highly recommended sitting on the left side on the way to Bora Bora and on the right side leaving Bora Bora, you will get amazing views!

Date of travel: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

WOW!!!!! That all I can still say about the flight to Bora Bora. The scenery is BEUTIFUL! The pilot flies over the bungalow and the colors are blue are INCREDIABLE!

Check in at the airport was very smooth and stress free. Coming from the US it is completely different.

You arrive to the airport, check in when the window opens, they weight your bags, 1 pp at 23kg and your carry on is 5kg pp. If your over they will work with you.

Once the plane arrives and everyone is off, you present your ticket and passport to the agent and walk on the plane.

The plane itself is nice, modern and clean. The flight attendants are really nice and even for a 50 minute flight you get a beverage.

Date of travel: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Back to Tahiti and of course, Fakarava.
The early arrival of the flights to PPT make for a great opportunity to catch your breath and even some marketing before flying away to the end of the world ( as it seems : FAKARAVA)
Enjoy the restaurant in the Atrium with 1/2 hour of free Wifi, great food options and also the proximity of the luggage secure holding place ( near the post office)

We take a taxi to the Carrefour supermarket to make our first marketing run on the island (Pareos, Tahitian Monoi soaps, sun tan lotions etc ) and return in time to check in for the flight after noon. You can of course take the same taxi and go to Le Marche downtown Papeete.
check Air Tahiti Luggage weight restrictions ( and special allowances for divers if carrying equipment and your PADI card ) .
Boarding is a roll call for Women and children first then all passengers. you will walk across the tarmac to the aircraft.
FAvourite spot for me is the second or third row in the front of the aircraft for the view unobstructed buy the prop, the engine or the exhaust of the engine )
Air Tahiti boasts among the youngest fleet of ATR on the planet, with comfortable thin seats ( I know sounds like a contradiction ) + a fresh pineapple juice service or a la carte beverages for flights over 45 minutes.
Upon arrival, let all the passengers go first and take your time to exit the aircraft.
the ATR has a longer first step over the gap between the aircraft and the steps. many have scrapped their ankles on that first step while leaving the aircraft too rapidly... My wife and a fellow guest at Raimiti boasted the same Air Tahiti " Tattoo " on their ankles at the exact same height. PS get some of the TAMANU Oil for all scrapes. cuts, bites, simply magical local cure ! .
Arriving on Fakarava, you will wait for the luggage to be trucked in the terminal and the free for all starts. there again let the others fight first and take your time to retrieve your luggage.
we loved the 60th Anniversary tattoo markings on our ATR and look forward our next trip to FP
On the survey after this post the question about rating different categories about the airline, one is the entertainment system, wifi , video, etc, there are NONE of that, the million dollar entertainment is the flyover other Atolls, islands and the approches and takeoff photo ops !

Date of travel: September 2018
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Thank meherio
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

We had a round trip flight with Air Tahiti from Tahiti to Bora Bora . Honestly, when we found that we were going to be flying on a smaller, propeller-driven aircraft, we didn't know exactly what to expect. Suffice ti to say that we were pleasantly surprised. The aircraft was spotless and uncrowded. The flight attendants were pleasant and attentive. The departure was prompt. The en-route scenery was spectacular! (If you desire the best view of the island scenery when incoming BOB, sit on the LEFT side of the plane). Food is available for purchase only, although they do provide complimentary pineapple juice . Relax, and enjoy your time in paradise!
NOTE: It sounds stupid, but Air Tahitis flights all depart from the same handful of gates in sometimes rapid succession. Be sure to double check you're in line for the right flight!!

Date of travel: August 2018
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Thank Deroney
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We've flown to many destinations in the 5 archipelagos; (Air Tahiti serves 46 islands in French Polynesia and one international destination, Rarotonga, Cook Islands). The service is impeccable from start to finish. Latest flight from Tahiti, rapid and efficient check-in with multi-lingual personnel, vast and comfortable waiting room with snack bar, pristine bathrooms and comfortable seating. Clear announcements in Tahitian, French and English (as were all announcements on the plane.) . A choice of local fruit juice or hot drink served during the flight by friendly and patient attendants. It appears that Air Tahiti strives successfully to maintain the highest standards of an international airline with the touch of Tahiti as a bonus. Bravo and mauruuru to Air Tahiti.

Date of travel: September 2018
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Thank Marty W
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