The Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso Spa Hotel Review is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New...
It cost $500/pax to take the Maldives Seaplane from the airport to the Conrad Rangali Island. That's a steep price for a thirty minute flight but it was quite the experience.
Welcome to Tahiti everyone. Specifically, welcome to the big island of French Polynesia and Le Méridien. Don't bother unpacking your stuff as most of you will only be staying here for one night or two depending on when you arrived to Papeete and when you depart for one of the other islands.
There are worse things in life than flying coach. At the moment, I can't think of any of them. I did everything I could to get United, Air New Zealand, and the island nation of French Polynesia to upgrade my ticket from coach to business for the AKL-PPT-AKL legs.
Some may say argue that a 12 hour layover in Auckland necessitates leaving the airport. Since I was returning to Auckland and since I had been traveling like a madman, I decided to spend my half day in the Air Zealand Koru Lounge catching up on life. The first thing I had to do was get an adapter as New Zealand has the weird crooked triangle outlet that my dated adapter does not support.
You're in for a treat on this flight. I skipped writing another review on the Air China Business Class Lounge Shanghai because it was just as I left it, full of patrons peddling for pasta. Instead, I'm going to focus on the sleekest Dreamliner I've ever flown, the Air New Zealand Black Mamba.