Avios to get to Tahiti

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  1. tulane09

    tulane09 Silver Member

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    I'm planning a trip to Tahiti for September 2014. I was wondering if there was a way to use avios to book that flight from the Washington, DC area?
     
  2. ethiopianbuffman

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    I haven't found an easy way, but other may know a way. Most of flights leave from LAX or HNL and both those are bookable via AA, but not BA.
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Avios are generally a rough use case when it comes to long-haul travel. Combine with that no oneworld service to PPT and you're doubly troubled. You can get vaguely close but not all the way there.
     
  4. gleff
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    Strictly speaking LAN flies IPC-PPT. But that's really it.

    From the US the only PPT service is:
    LAX-PPT on Air Tahiti Nui (AA, DL partner)
    LAX-PPT on Air France (Skyteam)
    HNL-PPT on Hawaiian (if memory serves, once-weekly on Saturdays)
     
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    Let's not forget the *A way (via Auckland).

    Okay, let's.
     
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    Good luck finding award space in J!
     
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  7. tulane09

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    So you can't use Avios on AA partners? Sounds like I can use the Avios for my flight to LAX on AA, then do airfrance from there using delta points?
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    Correct on both counts, though if you are redeeming DL points it is the same number required (in theory) whether you start in DC or LA. You'll have to dig to find low award seats from DC to LA using SkyMiles, but it may be possible. The AS flights can be used, too.
     

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