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Air Tahiti Nui Picks JFK As NY Area Airport  
User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24870 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6624 times:

Air Tahiti Nui's nonstop Tahiti - New York service will use JFK airport when its launches in July of 2005.

The flight will operate 3 times per week initialy and arrive JFK at 3pm, returning back to Tahiti at 5pm.

The airline will also offer onestop direct connection to Sydney Australia on two of the three days.

To coincide with the JFK route, Air Tahiti Nui will receive its 5th A340.







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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6525 times:

Hey

any idea which terminal?

I dont know if this route is going to do so good but well see....

I plan to fly it.



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User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6519 times:

How long would that flight be? Plus, they would have to use a A345 to do that, right?


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

COEWR2587

I think they can use a A340-300, there was talk of a A345 but the decided to keep the A340-300 for the route.



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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

The 345 was considered for Paris non-stop but they decided to keep their one-stop strategy.

User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3334 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6429 times:
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I thought that TN would be picking EWR... what a great sight that would be in EWR... It'd be nice if they chose ORD too...  Smile


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6332 times:

I'm surprised they chose JFK. It is considered the "premier" international airport, but EWR has all of the domestic connecting traffic.

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

NYC-PPT is practically the same length as MUC-SIN, a route served with A340-300s regularly: not sure how the winds compare on those two segments, but I'd say that it shouldn't be that much of a problem: 5457nm (great circle route for NYC-PPT - don't know how long the actually flown route will be) is well within the 7400nm range that Airbus mentions for the A340-300 in that "typical 3-class-seating arrangement".

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

I want to see an A340 do 7400 nm. Both Airbus and Boeing over state range so much, it sickens me. I think they use numbers with PAX and bags, 0 cargo. Anyway, a 343 should be fine for JFK. Also, connecting traffic is probably not their goal here, as LAX is better for that (it is on the way, where JFK would be going backwards from almost anywhere in the US). This will be a mostly O&D and Euro connecting flight (better at JFK than EWR). They are smart to keep the 1 stop, they get PAX in LA for both PPT and CDG


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

Look for lots of Princess Cruise passengers on this new JFK-PPT flight....Princess bases 2 ships at PPT during most of the year and recently, Princess has been working closely with TN and cutting back on charter flights in and out of PPT. There is, of course, a huge population within driving distance of the NYC airports to support this service....as pointed out above, this new flight will be marketed to O&D pax (plus cruise pax) and TN will also try to attract some NYC-SYD traffic.

TN did consider the A345, but as correctly metioned above, that type would have operated a nonstop PPT-CDG service and TN decided against it....firstly, the flights via LAX work just fine and secondly, this small airline would have a second type in its fleet and operating just one A345 would be a financial drain. The A343 should have no problem with the JFK-PPT route.

Anyone know where the next TN A343 is coming from?


User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6261 times:

Another related question:

Last week I was in SCL, and in the main hall there was a huge photo of an A343 of Air Tahiti Nui hanging from the roof of the main hall (international terminal), without any information. This is the first time I see the image of any airline inside the airport

Does TN have any plan of flying to South America? After all, LAN flies to PPT, so TN could claim reciprocity.

Regards )( Arcano



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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6253 times:

I actually met some people on my flight back from my mother's birthday LAX-MSY (via IAH) who had flown TN. They said it was a really nice flight with good service and the best economy class food they had ever had. They described it and it sounded almost like a J class meal.


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User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

Great news!!!!!! I would guess T4 although they have a partnership with AA so perhaps Terminal 8.

I wonder how this will affect QF's JFK-LAX-SYD service though.........


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6220 times:

The 5th A340-300 will be brand new off the production line. It will be named after Nuku Hiva which largest of 12 islands in the Marquesas Island chain.

The A340-300 can operate JFK-PPT nonstop without a problem. Flight time will be around 12 hours.




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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6206 times:

New huh, I wonder if they grabbed someone's delivery spot, as a 1 off would be really expensive. This should have more profit potential than the QF flight, as TN can sell tickets on all segments, while QF cannot sell LAX-JFK-LAX


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User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

don't think QF's JFK-LAX-SYD service would be affected much as the frequency of the TN services simply don't match plus TN is nowhere in any frequent flyer program, a really nice route though. QF might code share with TN on the route as they do on most routes to SYD by whatever south pacific carrier and i remember that TN's news did say the SYD will also bring traffic from mainland china in which case i would think the only way to do so is to connect QF129/130 at SYD

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6178 times:

Both Airbus and Boeing over state range so much

Pray tell, exactly how do they do that....



I think they use numbers with PAX and bags, 0 cargo.

Exactly, calculated for still air.


User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6173 times:

I believe that this was all discussed in an earlier post,sorry cant find the link for it. But the flight is 12h 35m or close to that. Also there are only 6 First Class Seats which I dont get. Tried to fly LAX-PPT with them in First and couldnt do it. With all the money in New York i would think they would have more seats. Also I will bet there are a lot of members of oneworld who have some miles to blow and them and their spouses for a nice vacation flying to PPT in first class.

User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

AlitaliaMD11,
I think we all plan on flying this route. Just kidding, it would be so nice though. I really would like to go to the canary isles and Tahiti!
SR



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User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6156 times:

The one problem they may run into is that 3 PM arrival, 5 PM turn around. If they get stacked up over JFK which happens a lot in the winter, or they have a late departure out of Tahiti, the flight going back will end up delayed.


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6139 times:

Interesting that they have an F class. Would expect them to do a Biz/First kind of thing. 6 F class seats really is not too bad, considering they also have 24 J class, making 30 premium class seats overall. This leaves room for 264 Coach seats that don't usually sell at deep discounts, or get sold in bulk to Pleasant and cruise lines. That is why they have so many flights a day to LAX. As far as FF goes, you can't earn miles (which sucks on such a long flight) but can spend AAdvantage and World Perks


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User currently offlinePhxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5993 times:

"Look for lots of Princess Cruise passengers on this new JFK-PPT flight....Princess bases 2 ships at PPT during most of the year and recently, Princess has been working closely with TN and cutting back on charter flights in and out of PPT. There is, of course, a huge population within driving distance of the NYC airports to support this service....as pointed out above, this new flight will be marketed to O&D pax (plus cruise pax) and TN will also try to attract some NYC-SYD traffic."

This is wrong. Princess has only one ship based in Papeete and it's the Tahitian Princess, which holds a maximum of 700 passengers. The Pacific Princess (sister ship to the Tahitian) is scheduled to visit Papeete for one cruise in 2005 and the Diamond Princess is scheduled for one cruise in 2006.

Also, I flew to PPT via LAX in July and I was pleasantly surprised by Air Tahiti's service.



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User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

Also, I flew to PPT via LAX in July and I was pleasantly surprised by Air Tahiti's service.

Everybody seems to be pleasantly surprised by their service!  Smile


User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

it'll just be nice to see a different plane w/ awsome colors!!! compared to the regular euro-white thats on all the other carriers (for the exception of KLM, UA, and AA)


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User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

N1120a,

Don't forget that even though QF can't sell tickets from JFK-LAX, the connecting flight, in addition to SYD traffic, also has pax connecting to the MEL and BNE nonstops at LAX in addition to NAN and any other south Pacific destinations served out of LAX.


25 LatinAviation : Tried to fly LAX-PPT with them in First and couldnt do it. With all the money in New York i would think they would have more seats. Also I will bet th
26 Angelairways : NY will do very well, as any megapolis with lots of wealthy people needing good weather and sunny holidays would. btw, they decided to drop the A345 p
27 Rwylie77 : I flew Air Tahiti Nui to PPT from LAX in June and I was really dissapointed by the service - on both outbound and return flights either one or both of
28 Hz747300 : I'm surprised they chose JFK. It is considered the "premier" international airport, but EWR has all of the domestic connecting traffic. Only a moron w
29 AlitaliaMD11 : Hey JFK does have its share of domestic flights, with Jet Blue and Song and America West, as well as United,American, and Indy Air.
30 Rjpieces : Only a moron would fly all the way across country, to then connect to go back west. In this case, I don't think connecting traffic mattered much. Inde
31 STT757 : "Only a moron would fly all the way across country, to then connect to go back west. In this case, I don't think connecting traffic mattered much." 25
32 Flyguy1 : STT: BUF, ROC, and SYR have a lot of JFK service, unless you have forgotten B6. BOS, YUL, and DCA all have multiple dailies, allowing any passengers c
33 Behramjee : It would have been better if Air Tahiti flew to EWR rather than JFK as there are better connections to other important East Coast cities and ORD from
34 STT757 : "BOS, YUL, and DCA " Correct me if Im wrong but AA and DL combined have a whopping five daily flights between JFK and DCA, all regional Jets. And atle
35 Post contains images LUV4JFK : STT757 One of the 5 dailies to DCA from JFK is an MD80, so it's not all regional jets. Obviously, Air Tahiti Nui isn't banking on connections, if so t
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