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Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:22 am

Date: january 23rd, 2010
Airline: Air Tahiti Nui
Flight : TN 181
Registration: F-OLOV
Aircraft: Airbus 340-300
Departure City: PPT Papeete
Departure Time: 09:25
Destination: AKL Auckland
Arrival Time: 14:05
Scheduled Flight Time: 5 hrs 40 mins
Class: Economy Class Moana
Seat: 17A


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Here is a report of a trip taken to Asia from PPT.
First stop was AKL on our way to SYD and then on to HKG our first stop in Asia.

We checked in at Tahiti Faa'a airport for our ATN flight to AKL and got our seats 17A and 17B. We made our way to the boarding lounge which has been refurbished recently and now has a garden lounge and a new snack-bar.
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Our boarding gate to AKL
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New art work on the pillars of the boarding lounge.
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Boarding Air Tahiti Nui's youngest A340-300, F-OLOV Nuku-Hiva
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Boarding is nearly complete but the flight is not full
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Push Back
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Leaving the apron of PPT and making our way towards the runway.
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View from our seat in a very warm cabin, after talking to the chief purser, there was something wrong with the air conditioning onboard.
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Stunning view of my home island, Tahiti and it's sister island, Moorea.
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Brunch with very nice chocolate crepes ! Wish there was more !
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My partner's brunch of chinese omelet, he said it was awful ! only ate the bacon and sausage and he usually LOVES eggs !
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Somewhere above the Pacific Ocean !
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Approaching Aotearoa, how appropriate huh ?
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Gloomy weather in Auckland.
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This concludes the first leg of our trip to Asia. Next AKL-SYD on EK in Business Class.

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew.
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
staralliance38
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:49 am

Thanks for the short TR! The garden lounge at PPT looks cool, a concept that I hope would pick up in the States  
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andyinpit
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:23 pm

Great report. I'm thinking about taking my wife there in the next year or so for our next vacation. Any ideas on where to stay?
 
akhmad
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:16 pm

Hi AF Cabin Crew,

Nice report of TN. I just love the scenery pictures of Tahiti. The airport looks so calming and charming. Nothing is more romantic than walking on the tarmac to board a widebody where the palm trees are waving you good bye!

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
My partner's brunch of chinese omelet, he said it was awful ! only ate the bacon and sausage and he usually LOVES eggs !

What a pity that the look was more appetizing than the taste.

Nevertheless, TN seems a decent airline to fly with towards the Pacific. Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo

[Edited 2010-06-21 11:19:14]
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SurfandSnow
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:22 pm

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 1):
The garden lounge at PPT looks cool, a concept that I hope would pick up in the States

Have you never been to KOA? It is my favorite airport for a reason  
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
 
chepos
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:43 am

Thank you for sharing your TN flight wiht us.
My partner nonreved on TN between LAX and CDG and he was very impressed with the service provided.
We have been planning a trip to Tahiti but it seems AF and TN flights out of LAX always seem to be full.
Oh well hopefully one day.

Regards,

Chepos
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AF Cabin Crew
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:25 am

Ia Orana Chepos !

Quoting chepos (Reply 5):
We have been planning a trip to Tahiti but it seems AF and TN flights out of LAX always seem to be full.
Oh well hopefully one day.

Should you need me to check the loads on the AF flights, do not hesitate !
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
vandenheuvel
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:21 am

Hi AF Cabin Crew,

This is a nice report on Air Tahiti Nui. Service on this carrier looks nice. Especially the catering.

Thanks for the many reports. Now I don't have to be bored at work  

Tim,
 
MasterBean
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:01 pm

The food looked awesome, well better than that on Thomas Cook but hey, I suppose it's annoying when food looks good and tastes rubbish.
 
globalflyer
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RE: Air Tahiti Nui PPT-AKL Economy Class Moana TN 181

Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:49 pm

Amazing Trip Reports! I have read all that you have posted to date. I feel like I was there too! Wonderful photography! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Liam
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