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User currently offlineCorsair2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 248 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5772 times:

According to my PADI diving newsletter, Air Tahiti Nui is starting flights direct from New York to Papeete. Anyone know if they are getting more A340's for their new flights? Is a 13h flight in a -300 pushing the endurance envelope?


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User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

Quoting Corsair2 (Thread starter):
Is a 13h flight in a -300 pushing the endurance envelope?

Only of the passenger in Y.



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

I believe they are taking delivery of one more A340-300 for this route which is supposed to start this summer.


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User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5711 times:

one more a340-300 is due soon, and services are ment to start in july to nyc, diect and , increase services to syd, this will be there 5th aircraft in the fleet,and there might be more planes, if this route works, well!


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User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

Quoting Corsair2 (Thread starter):
Is a 13h flight in a -300 pushing the endurance envelope?

Not really. AC just finished their Northern Winter run of a nonstop SYD-YVR service which clocks in at 14h 40m, using 340-300 metal. Admittedly there was some form of weight restrictions placed on the flight as SYD-YVR would be considered at the far end of the endurance envelope, being over 7,000 statute. JFK-PPT is only 6,289 statute so the -300's max range of some 7,400 statute makes this route well within levels.


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Yes, Air Tahiti Nui is getting a 5th A340-300, a brand new example. The additional aircraft will allow the airline to operate the JFK-PPT flights, 3 times per week I believe, plus the new aircraft will allow them to add/increase frequencies on routes to Sydney and Japan, I believe. Air Tahiti Nui also wants a piece of the New York-Sydney market, so dont be surprised if the flights are operated JFK-PPT-SYD, with a short connection time in PPT or maybe even continuing same aircraft service.

The JFK-PPT flight should not be a problem for the A343, the aircraft has more than enough range, especially in the newer/improved versions. Air Tahiti did look at the A345 (mainly for a proposed PPT-CDG nonstop), but elected against it for several reasons, mainly because the airline would find it very unecomical operating only one of the type.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5668 times:

The A340-300's max range is 7400 nautical, not statute.

PPT-JFK is well within its limits.

N


User currently offlineLockheed1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

I flew 3 times LAX-PPT with Air Tahiti Nui and I loved it!
Excellent service and great legroom. The A340's are beautiful inside out.  Smile


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5299 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 5):
I believe. Air Tahiti Nui also wants a piece of the New York-Sydney market, so dont be surprised if the flights are operated JFK-PPT-SYD, with a short connection time in PPT or maybe even continuing same aircraft service.

Exactly the plan is certainly to get a slice of the SYD-NYC market and I believe they will be same plane service, though SYD operates 2 weekly and JFK 3 weekly.

OJH, TN don't fly to SYD yet with their own metal.


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1739 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

Quoting Corsair2 (Thread starter):
Is a 13h flight in a -300 pushing the endurance envelope?

I have done a SFO-HKG flight on a 343 where the actual flying time was 15 hours and 49 minutes. Therefore I would hardly call 13 hours "pushing" anything.

SR 103


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 821 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5116 times:

i thought TN already flies to SYD with their own metal ?

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5049 times:

Quoting Parisien (Reply 10):
i thought TN already flies to SYD with their own metal ?

No this service starts in July. The currently have a codeshare in place with Qantas or Air NZ, Can't remember which, to AKL.


User currently offlineAA623BDLSJU From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

Well, good luck to TN with the JFK-PPT route.

A great airline with a beautiful bird. They one of the best, if not the best, color scheme in the industry.


User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

There's an ad in Times Square on the corner of 42nd and Broadway that only says something like "newyork to tahiti nonstop.com"...

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4421 times:

Quoting Jcxp15 (Reply 13):
There's an ad in Times Square on the corner of 42nd and Broadway that only says something like "newyork to tahiti nonstop.com"...

Yeah there is, and throughout NYC. In addition to the website there is going to be local media/tv support in the NYC area (NYC, CT, NJ, Long Island).

The campaign was created by the Ad Agency I work at: SAATCHI & SAATCHI. my coworkers created the campaign and I have a lovely Air Tahiti Nui A340 on my desk as a result!

 Smile



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User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Does anybody know if there is a realistic chancxe that there will, in fact, be a JFK-PPT-SYD flight by Jan/Feb, 2006? I am getting ready to make some reservations for travel JFK-SYD during that time and would hold off a bit if there was a realistic chance there will be a JFK-PPT-SYD flight.

By the way, while I think of it, do they belong to any frequent flyer program of the US legacy carriers?


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

747firstclass -
You can redeem AA AAdvantage and NW WorldPerks miles for travel on Air Tahiti Nui, but you can not earn them when you fly on them. A kind of unique frequent flyer set-up! I believe they have also signed an agreement with DL that may not have come into effect yet - whether this will be a similar redeem only set-up is yet to be seen.


User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4082 times:

does anyone have a picture of Air Tahiti's buisness class or first class seating on the A343's?

User currently offlineAFinMIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

They are already selling JFK-PPT-SYD on their own metal. The prices are pretty high at the moment. They are also pretty high for just the JFK-PPT legs. I have taken them twice out of LAX -PPT, and still prefer them to Air France, but unless they offer more competitive fares, it seems like connecting through LAX still might remain the best for both SYD, and PPT routes. Time will tell, but I am sure they will add some great competition in the long run.

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3909 times:
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Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
No this service starts in July. The currently have a codeshare in place with Qantas or Air NZ, Can't remember which, to AKL.

Now I can't speak with any authority on TN plans but on 19th March this looked like Air Tahiti Nui metal at SYD

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/41289464

At 9:23 it was being towed to Int. Terminal for what I was told would be an 11AM departure for PPT/JFK. It may have been a route proving/promotional visit.

Picture is not A.net material for a whole bunch of reasons Sad

regards

Chris



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 19):
It may have been a route proving/promotional visit.

It was exactly that.


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3698 times:
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Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 20):
It was exactly that.

D@mn.. then I should have made a bigger effort to stay and shoot her departure!
Sadly..or happily I had a photogig that day and had to leave!!

She'll be back!

Regards

Chris



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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 14):
The campaign was created by the Ad Agency I work at: SAATCHI & SAATCHI. my coworkers created the campaign and I have a lovely Air Tahiti Nui A340 on my desk as a result!

Damn, you must have a huge desk!! Seriously, if anyone has a chance to visit Tahiti, and specifically Moorea and Bora Bora, you must go. It is the most beautiful place on earth, and the people are extremely welcoming and freindly.



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3321 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
No this service starts in July. The currently have a codeshare in place with Qantas or Air NZ, Can't remember which, to AKL.

TN currently operates to AKL, and codeshares with QF AKL-SYD.

TN commences 2pw services to Sydney in July, on Monday and Sat i belive.
flight arrives SYD 0655, departs 0915.

I think there are already plans for a 3rd weekly service with connections to JFK.


User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Air Tahiti Nui have taken out a billboard in Times Square advertising the new service, with a special website for the service:
http://www.nyctotahitinonstop.com/


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