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JFK - Tahiti Spring Special:  Book by May 16 and Save 30,000 Points

On Economy Tickets; 50 Percent On Companion Tickets


NEW YORK, NY, March 7, 2008 - Air Tahiti Nui announces it is one of American Express’ newest Membership Rewards® partners.  For the first time ever, the leading carrier to French Polynesia is offering Membership Rewards participants the opportunity to save 30,000 points on roundtrip economy class flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Tahiti’s Faa'a International Airport; tickets are just 80,000 points.  In addition, companion tickets are in the offing for a mere 40,000 points, an exceptional value at 50 percent savings.

These “Spring Special” tickets are valid for travel through May 31, 2008, and between November 1 and December 8, 2008.  All tickets need to be booked by May 16, 2008.

For travel from New York outside of these dates, the Membership Rewards program offers Air Tahiti Nui economy class flights for 110,000 points; regular companion seats are 80,000 points.  For those wishing to travel to Tahiti in business class, a roundtrip ticket can be redeemed for 400,000 points with a companion seat 300,000 points.

The gateway to the South Pacific islands of Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a and Rangiroa, Tahiti is only 12 hours from New York.  Air Tahiti Nui offers twice-weekly service from JFK with an additional third weekly flight June to October.

Neither crowded nor hurried, vacationers on Tahiti and Her Islands can do everything or nothing.  Favored past times include lounging on private over-water bungalow decks and quiet motus, as well as exhilarating jet ski tours around the isles and 4x4 expeditions up jagged mountainous peaks.

For five years straight, Air Tahiti Nui won the Skytrax World Airline awards for “Best Airline” and “Best Cabin Staff” in the Pacific Region.  The airline’s economy class boasts a comfortable 2-4-2 configuration with a personal entertainment system at each seat with six movie channels and 12 audio channels. 

For more information on Air Tahiti Nui visit To reserve Air Tahiti Nui flights with American Express Membership Rewards points, travelers must call the airline at (877) 824-4846 and inform the agent you are using a Membership Rewards travel certificate.   Once a reservation is confirmed, search for and select the Air Tahiti Nui travel certificate on, and click “add to cart” to redeem your certificate.  For more details call 1-800-AXP-EARN.

Air Tahiti Nui, the leading carrier to French Polynesia, has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa'a International Airport on the island of Tahiti.  The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui won the Skytrax 2007 World Airline Awards for "Best Airline" and “Best Cabin Staff”.  Global Traveler's "Best of 2005" reader poll ranked Air Tahiti Nui the number two "Best Airline in the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand," and sixth for "Best Onboard Service" in the worldwide category.

For information on schedules and fares call toll-free 1-877-824-4846, or visit your local travel agent, or Air Tahiti Nui online at


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