One of the most difficult award tickets to book just became very bookable this month. In this post, we’ll illustrate how to find Air France Business Class award availability to Tahiti and book using airline miles.
I’m finding multiple days on the outbound and return where there is plenty of availability. If interested in visiting French Polynesia, now may be the time to book and visit.
How To Find Availability With AirFrance
Anytime I book an award ticket to Tahiti, I start with the US Air France website. After you plug in your dates, you’ll be able to search by calendar availability. After a quick search, I was able to find both outbound and return flights from Los Angeles to Tahiti at the low award level.
Air France wants 75,000 each way per person in Business Class plus ~$250 Euros in taxes and fees.
What if you don’t have Air France miles? A few options exist:
- Transfer miles from a hotel program
- Transfer miles from American Express to Air France
- Purchase Air France miles outright
- Book the ticket with Delta miles (see below)
Booking Air France Flights with Delta Miles
It is easy to book an Air France flight with Delta miles. First, find availability on the Air France website, shown above. Then head on over to Delta’s website and plug in the exact dates you know there is availability. Then pick the flights where low level availability exists.
First select the outbound flight.
Next, select the return flight.
Then piece it all together and redeem 150,000 miles plus $55.60 per ticket.
A Business Class award to Tahiti at 150,000 and 55.60 per ticket is not a bad deal at all.
When Air France Business Class low level availability opens up, it is hard not to book it and just go.
Have you been to Tahiti? If so, have you considered going on airline miles and what was your experience with finding award availability?
Related Tahiti Posts
Related American Express Posts
Sign up for Email || Twitter || Facebook || Tips & Tricks
Hotel Offers || Airline Offers || Bank Offers || Cash Back Offers
The end of the year is almost here and that means a mad dash to make sure the last Medallion Qualifying Miles are earned to maintain current status or achieve the next level of status for next year. If you are looking for a few extra MQMs, you are in luck. There are a few… continue reading
Here’s a funny Delta Video created by the In-Flight Service Team called the 12 Days of Flying. It’s in the style of the 12 Days of Christmas, but makes mockery of those flying this holiday season. Here are some screenshots from the video, but definitely watch the whole video below or in the YouTube link! You… continue reading
Now through January 30, 2014, SkyMiles members can earn bonus SkyMiles when staying with Marriott. SkyMiles members will receive 1,000 bonus miles from Delta Air Lines with each stay at a full service JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, or Gaylord Hotel property. To partake in this offer, you must head over to this site where you can register and… continue reading
Delta just announced that they will be selling Medallion Qualifying Miles for those members who are trying to reach Diamond, Platinum, Gold, or Silver Medallion status for 2014. This offer is valid now through December 31, 2013, you can buy between 2,500 and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) that will post to your 2013 MQM balance and apply toward your 2014 status…. continue reading
Delta tweeted today, that they are going to be offering free spirits in Economy on all international flights starting today. Previously on international flights, complimentary spirits were only available in BusinessElite or in Economy Comfort, so adding free spirits to the economy cabin is a nice enhancement. Complimentary spirits will be offered in Economy on… continue reading
The American Express Sync program offers rewards to members who use their American Express credit cards at participating merchants. Like the $25 statement credit valid on eligible purchases at Amazon through December 31, 2013. I immediately registered for this promotion. Who wouldn’t? That is 33% off everyday purchases. But what I realized is that I… continue reading
With a blog name like Points, Miles & Martinis, it’s not hard to tell that we enjoy a cold beverage from time to time, especially when traveling. But what makes the drinks better is when it’s free. There are a few ways to get free drinks when traveling (see related posts at the bottom of… continue reading
This past week I found myself having to fly between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, so decided to give Delta a try in hopes of getting upgraded to BusinessElite since I am a Platinum Medallion. Luckily, I did get upgraded at the gate, and was quite impressed with the seat and the food onboard… continue reading
Greetings from 35,000 feet enroute from New York to Los Angeles onboard Delta’s BusinessElite product, which I was upgraded to for being a Platinum Medallion. For today’s Happy Hour we have a Rum and Coke, with Delta’s new bagged nuts. Delta used to offer warm nuts on their Transcon routes, but recently did away for… continue reading
Just the other day, I was surprised to see 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) hit my Delta account. And now today, I received notification that I’ve earned another 15,000 Delta MQMs the easy way. So that makes 25,000 bonus MQMs without stepping foot on a plane in the last week along. A pretty easy way… continue reading
Delta SkyMiles elite members who achieve status each year will know that once you get a taste of the free upgrades, unlimited award cancellations, free checked bags, complimentary economy comfort, etc, it is hard to go back to not having status. So I look for the ways to earn Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles the easiest… continue reading
Today, Delta Sky Club’s launched the first of 27 holiday pop-up shops at New York-JFK, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. This is going on now through December 5th, and you can view the full schedule here. Members will be invited to browse sample products, take advantage of exclusive offers, and participate in unique experiences (such as complimentary… continue reading
Delta just announced that they are expanding their Porsche Service to Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Currently it has only been available in Atlanta which started back in 2011, so this is a great addition to the service. Delta claims that they are able to pick up about 75 passengers a day, so… continue reading
Delta announced that they are launching a new system for when customers call in to their reservation systems. Previously SkyMiles members would have to enter their SkyMiles number and their PIN before they would be connected to an agent. Now, as long as the phone number you’re calling from matches your phone number on file,… continue reading