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Round-trip flights to Tahiti from the West Coast starting at $600

Nov. 18, 2022
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Spend the holidays this winter surrounded by clear blue waters, palm trees and perhaps even black sand — flights to Tahiti from the West Coast are under $800.

Air France, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are offering flights at reduced prices to Tahiti from Los Angeles; Oakland, California; San Francisco; and Seattle. The travel dates fall from November to March, and what’s even better is that you can book these fares for Christmas and New Year’s.

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Deal basics

Airlines: Air France, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
Routes: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and Seattle.
How to book: Use Google Flights to determine availability and then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from November 2022 through March 2023, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Book by: Within two days.

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Sample flights

If you live in California or Seattle, these flights to Tahiti are a great deal. Tickets can be as much as $1,500, and these fares are discounted by as much as 54%.

Here are all the flights you can take to Tahiti in this offer:

  • Delta and Air France: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Faaa International Airport (PPT), starting at $600.
  • United: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to PPT, starting at $633.
  • Air France, Delta and United: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to PPT, starting at $712 (Delta and Air France have layovers in Los Angeles; United has one in San Francisco).
  • Air France and Delta: Oakland International Airport (OAK) to PPT, starting at $771 (includes a layover in Los Angeles).

We recommend searching for your best dates through Google Flights, and then booking your flights directly on the airline’s website since airlines are a safer option in the event your flight is canceled, delayed or has a booking change.

If you want to spend your Christmas soaking in the sun in Tahiti, Google Flights shows two Dec. 24 flights departing from Los Angeles at $600. The Delta flight departs Los Angeles at 11:10 a.m., and the Air France flight leaves at 11:30 p.m.

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If you plan to return to Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve, Delta and Air France offer two options from Tahiti that keep the fare at $600.

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The fares featured in this bargain are for basic economy only. Delta’s basic economy, for example, does not let passengers select seats and carries additional fees for ticket changes. However, Delta’s basic economy allows passengers to bring one free carry-on.

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Despite the restrictions that come with basic economy, a $600 fare from Los Angeles to Tahiti is low, as the cheapest fares to the French Polynesian island range from $910 to $2,300, according to Google Flights.

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If you want to select seats, upgrade to Delta’s main cabin fare for an additional $150, which will bring your fare up to $750.

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Bottom line

These fares are great for a holiday trip to Tahiti, where you can spend your time on the beach and in the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Despite the limitations of basic economy and that the only available routes are from the West Coast, deals like this to Tahiti don’t often come around. Book your tickets soon, as flights will surely fill up the longer you wait.

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  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

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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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  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • 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