rjpieces
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:26 am

I was under the impression that Air Tahiti 3/4 (PPT-JFK-PPT) started service today but I can't seem to find it on the flight tracker. Was it pushed back?
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LAXintl
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:53 am

They sure did operate today.
The first flight TN004 landed at 1534local, while TN003 departed just recently at 1803local. Flight time to paradise today 11:53

Here's the ATC route.
KJFK..RBV.J230.SAAME.J6.LIT.J66.ABI.J42.AMUKI.J42.DEL.UJ2.MISEX.UJ8.PLADE.UJ8.LAP..
2246N/11154W..2000N/11500W..1400N/12000W..0900N/12500W..0330N/12935W..
0300S/13500W..0800S/14000W..1200S/14500W..KAINA.KAIN2V.NTAA/1153
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san747
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:52 am

That flight must cut close on the A343's range... Was the flight full?
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airbazar
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:00 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 2):
That flight must cut close on the A343's range... Was the flight full?

4 engines 4 longhaul, remember?  Smile

On a more serious note, it may be close but still within it's range. Long, thin routes is what the A340 was built for.
 
ikramerica
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:17 am

It's only 5500nm.

MTOW is 5800nm to 7400nm for that plane, still air.
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TUNisia
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:20 am

I was wondering the same things as well when I was reading the June issue of Conde Nast Traveller. The article said the fare was around 1K$ Return.
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AEROFAN
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:01 pm

I saw somwhere that they were offering a special to non revs. can't quite remember the price. I'll see if I can find it
 
NZ767
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:48 pm

That's a hell of a flight for an ATR. Because that's what Air Tahiti operates.
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usflt1778
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:26 pm

They had a non-rev offer of $499 r/t positive space (air only, plus taxes), or airfare plus 7 nights hotel for $999. Dates were very specific (only 1 or 2 possible dates in each direction).
 
reythreeforty
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Air Tahiti Nui Started JFK Service Today?

Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:11 am

140 pax for the return flight JFK-PPT