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Tahiti deal extension: Flights from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles starting at $700

Sept. 02, 2022
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In case you missed it, Air Tahiti Nui is launching a new route in October, with nonstop flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Faaa International Airport (PPT).

Although French Polynesia's flagship carrier celebrated the launch with $800 round-trip flights in July, it recently extended the promotional fares through Sept. 20, with flights starting at just $700 round trip.

Also, the airline extended a second promotional fare from earlier this summer, for flights from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to PPT, starting at $800 round trip.

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Deal basics

AIR TAHITI NUI

Airline: Air Tahiti Nui.
Route: SEA, LAX and SFO to PPT.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: Oct. 5-Dec.15, 2022 and Jan. 7-March 31, 2023, for flights from SEA. Jan. 7-March 31, 2023, for flights from SFO/LAX.
Book by: Sept. 20, 2022.

Sample flights

To book this deal, head directly to the airline's website and search your desired route of choice, selecting the Moana Economy class as that is the fare type on sale, as illustrated below.

AIR TAHITI NUI

From there, search the calendar for the lowest fare, indicated by a green triangle in the corner.

Availability is more limited than when the sale first started in July, but you can still find a few days with the $695 price tag, such as the below flight from Nov. 6-Nov. 12.

AIR TAHITI NUI

All of the flights in this deal are for Moana Economy, which allows travelers one free carry-on bag and one free checked bag.

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If you book now and your travel plans change down the line, you can change your flight (and pay any applicable fare difference), and you’re eligible for a partial refund should you need to cancel altogether.

AIR TAHITI NUI

Read more: Air Tahiti Nui adds Seattle route and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partnership

Other considerations

As of April 1, Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn miles flying Air Tahiti Nui based on the distance flown.

Since SEA-PPT is a 4,784-mile route, this is a good opportunity to redeem Alaska Airlines miles for Air Tahiti Nui-marked and -operated flights, specifically flight numbers 1-999.

If you do intend to redeem, be sure to add your Mileage Plan number to your Air Tahiti Nui reservation when booking, and know that redemptions are subject to blackout dates that have not yet been released.

ALASKA AIRLINES

Lastly, a friendly reminder that Air Tahiti Nui has a frequent flyer program called Club Tiare, which allows travelers to earn miles on all flights except for promotional fares, such as the ones mentioned in this deal.

Although there is some availability to book this route starting at 66,000 Air Tahiti Nui miles, the dates on which you can use miles are limited.

Related: Well worth the wait: Air Tahiti Nui to French Polynesia in premium economy

AIR TAHITI NUI

In this case, check to see if there is any award availability on American Airlines, which is your best bet for booking through a partner airline. Depending on availability, this would allow you to book an Air Tahiti Nui-operated, American-ticketed flight using AAdvantage miles, which you can search for and book directly through American.

Remember, you can also find flights from both SFO and LAX starting at $800.

Maximize your purchase

As always, be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), the Citi Premier® Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve (both 3 points per dollar on airfare). Or try The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Many of the sale flights have already sold out since this promotion was first announced in July, so don't dawdle to scoop up the remaining ones — especially if you’ve been dreaming of traveling to Tahiti.

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  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023