Prices are in New Zealand Dollars.

Find cheap flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Find cheap flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Auckland

Return
Economy
Wichita (ICT)
Auckland Intl
Thu 23/9
Thu 30/9
Any month
Compare vs KAYAK |

Good to know

Low season

JuneBest time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (5% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$996(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$996or less

Good deal one-way

$745or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Auckland

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Auckland? 25% of our users found tickets to Auckland for the following prices or less: From Vaitape $745 one-way - $745 round-trip, from Papeete $996 round-trip, from Nuku Hiva $2,835 one-way - $2,835 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Auckland is June.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Auckland flight deals.

FAQs - booking Auckland flights

How far is Auckland Intl Airport from central Auckland?

What is the name of Auckland’s airport?

Can I fly to Auckland? Are there any travel restrictions when entering Auckland?

Can I fly to Auckland without having to quarantine on arrival?

Do I need to take a coronavirus (Covid-19) test before flying to Auckland?

What documents do I need to fly to Auckland?

What other coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions are there in Auckland?

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Auckland?

How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Auckland?

What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Auckland?

What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Auckland?

Top 4 airlines serving French Polynesia to Auckland Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.4
Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,843 reviews
8.6
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "I would have liked for them to refund my ticket even though I asked them to. They ignored my request and I didn't get to go on to the plane but I still paid for it."
Cons: "A refunded plane ticket or voucher would have been better."

Cons: "Baggage allowance is lower than most other airlines"

Pros: "Crew were great!"

Pros: "Staff friendly and helpful"
Cons: "My seat 57E could not be adjusted but half way through the flight was given another seat and managed to get some sleep. In our experience Air New Zealand is tops."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew is amazing. Always friendly, smiling and happy to oblige. Love the New Zealand hospitality. The inflight entertainment has so many programmes to watch, and the list of music options to listen in to is well stocked. Food is excellent. Obviously overate in the 9 1/2 hour flight."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Crumbs still on my seat when I boarded"

Pros: "Nice, short flight. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Had a middle seat between two very large women. Couldn't be helped, was a full flight."

Pros: "Short flight. No problems."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was really nice however slightly absent during the flight."
Cons: "Drinks should have been more frequently offered . Refreshments/water seemed hard to come by I had to chase them down in the galley only to get luke warm water...? Seats are pretty cramped and small with not much room."

Cons: "Air NZ serves the special meals first but never offers passengers a drink. By the time the meal and drinks trolleys come round for the rest of passengers, most people have eaten their special meal."

Cons: "No enough blankets when feeling cold"

Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "The departure was 20 minutes late (not too much), which delayed the arrival in NZ by the same amount."

Pros: "The staff was very helpful"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking."

Cons: "Crew was so busy that they kept overlooking my husband and I when doing the rounds of everything, We felt like we were singled out to be ignored, even though we paid for Premium Economy. Our flight was delayed for more than an hour. Food was barely ok even though we had been on Air NZ Premium economy 4 times now, was sorely disappointed with the food provided."

Pros: "Staff were lovely and food good ."
Cons: "Very cramped in window seat, quite claustrophobic really. Not a comfortable 11hr flight."

Pros: "Good seats great staff"
Cons: "Paying for movies not impressed"

Pros: "Good seat, very pleasant crew."
Cons: "No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks"

Pros: "I LOVED my flight to LA PERFECT The flight from LA to Auckland was not as good, seating fine, LOVED THE CHECK IN LOVED THE PHONE SERVICE when i called to increase my weight of luggage..."
Cons: "I could not hear the entertainment because engine too loud I did not experience this on my flight to LA , I found the crew were not as pleasant as the crew to LA, could be that they were tired, if i had to rate NZ Airline from my trip to LA.... I would be shouting my pleasrure and did while in LA coming back truly was a different experience however going was so good... I will gladly fly again"

Pros: "Service was very good despite our one hour delay! Everyone was appropriately apologetic though."
Cons: "Flight was one hour delayed not due to equipment but because the ground crew failed to load the cargo in time! That was annoying. (Then an ill patient had to be removed resulting in a further delay trying to retrieve her luggage.) I felt bad for those with tight connections."

Pros: "It was a very pleasant surprise to receive an upgrade at the boarding gate to a Skycouch. While I was too tall to make use of it my wife was able to use two thirds of it and get a good sleep. The flight attendants were excellent, friendly, warm attentive presenting the very best of Kiwi hospitality."
Cons: "Nothing - everything was a shining example as to why Air New Zealand continues to be rated so highly."

Pros: "arrived early at destination ground crew helpful with seating"

Pros: "Most of the flight attendants were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "One of my pet dislikes would be when some passengers have oversized carryon luggage that take up all the room in the overhead compartment of their own and the next one! My bag was about 3 compartments in front of me, which I didn’t mind, until someone tried to claim my bag as theirs..."

Pros: "Very smooth, uneventful flight, perfect, in other words"

Pros: "We flew premium economy which included every luxury we could desire. We could not be more satisfied."
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "More leg space should be given to who have height to6”1’ or so."

Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The chicken pasta meal was pretty dried out and terrible"

Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Vegetarian options were all very similar. Over a 32 hour flight time I was provided with beans for breakfast/lunch and dinner. I would have preferrred more variety. Also being seated between two others was quiet uncomfortable for a long journey flight."

Pros: "The crew were very pleasant and the meal was delicious. The flight was really smooth and most comfortable. Not quite the same leg room as the e dreamer."

Pros: "nil"
Cons: "nil"

Pros: "Excellent gluten free meal offered! I appreciate the extra effort with providing a gf bun and muffin with most meals!"

Pros: "the fare is so cheap ,service is excellent"

Pros: "Really great service from the flight crews - smiley, polite and we were served drinks twice from a 2.5 hrs flight. Entertainment program was great with better leg space. Overall it was a pleasant experience! Thanks"
Cons: "No free movies"

Cons: "Crew forgot to serve us our meal."

Pros: "Food and service good"
Cons: "Had a large person next to me so not much room :-("

Pros: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "The crew were always smiling and helpful. We were allocated the SkyCouch seat which was pretty nice"

Pros: "The staff lady told me to there’s no food available then I told I need to buy it last time my flight was Jetstar was good even everyone can buy food on board but leta I called Chinese lady understood how I was hungry she brought me bread with batter and coffee that’s was good and best service I always thank to her service"

Pros: "Air NZ are great. Kayak are not,"
Cons: "I couldn’t tell about the food and entertainment because even after several call to Kayak trying to upgrade to a flight where food and entertainment were included because it said “no meal service” on my itinerary I was assured they were included and what do you know. They weren’t. I will never be using Kayak again. Very poor serve from people I phoned. They did no know what they were doing."

Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "The fact that our booking through Kayak did not record we had booked luggage. We KNOW we had booked luggage. Air NZ wanted to charge us $160 each bag. Eventually BYOJet got us through to Virgin who allowed us to buy luggage for $25 per bag. Thank you Virgin for your wonderful assistance 1 1/2 hours before departure. Virgin's standard ticket has 23kg luggage included. What is the problem with a ticket bought online through agents such as BYOJet and Kayak?"

Pros: "Really quite comfortable seat and space wise Good to see entertainment still in the back seat"

Pros: "The business class on Air New Zealand is the space and comfort level all airlines should have in all classes of seating. I could comfortably fly to Europe from California in business class on this airline."

Pros: "Happy helpful crew"
Cons: "Slow to board and no gate on arrival. Had to be bused to terminal and waited ten minutes for the bus to arrive."

Pros: "Quick, efficient service"

Pros: "Friendly crew, good in-flight entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was running about a half hour late"

Pros: "The capitan spoke and explain that was perfect taking into account that was a cloudy day."

Pros: "Getting on was a delight in Wellington. Having two set of doors open was great."
Cons: "Getting off in Auckland, only the front doors open so took what felt like ages to get off."

Pros: "Food, space, service. Arrived much more rested than in economy."
Cons: "Nothing."

"MY travel plans were canceled and l tried thru KAYAK and Quantas to cancel this flight and was not able to confirm cancelation but still received flight boarding. l tried to get refunded thru Kayak and that has been horrible long unreasolved task now l am trying to go thru Credit card. with this Covid changing world, airlines and travel companies should be refundable especially since this is a Australian airlines. l am about to lose $1000.00."

Pros: "Crew and beverage options were great."
Cons: "Seats could have been more comfortable. And slightly more leg room would have been preferred for a 14hr flight."

Pros: "Very comfortable flight. The full range of entertainment made the time go quickly. Professional crew."
Cons: "I know it's an airplane, but even so, the food was astonishingly bad."

Cons: "We booked vegan meals which came and were pretty good. But afterwards, the cabin crew handed out icecreams and then Fantales and had no vegan options for those treats."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and professional. The aircraft was clean and well maintained. Food and entertainment were great."
Cons: "Completely satisfied."

Cons: "Entertainment system was playing up and crew had to reboot it several times"

Pros: "Service from the moment of getting near the booking counter was excellent. Flight was on time and staff were great."
Cons: "The sandwich for lunch was boring and the bread was not very nice."

Pros: "Good movies make for a quick trip"

Cons: "I booked emrits but i was boaded on quants"

Cons: "Less gate changes"

Cons: "Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller."

Pros: "Good seats and leg room in economy. Crew and service were friendly and enjoyable."
Cons: "Information from Qantas on the last minute delay to the flight and ongoing changes to the timing, was poor. We got most of our information on the delay and timing was largely from other sources."

Pros: "All inside the realm of the expected"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable"

Pros: "Healthy airline food option, friendly helpful service, use of name and I'm on the bottom rung of ff status??"

Pros: "everything was lovely"
Cons: "the outdated on flight entertainment system"

Pros: "Friendly efficient service. Lots of smiles. Food was great. Very comfortable seating"
Cons: "Toilet was very cramped USB charging plug not working. Pretty average range of movies."

Cons: "Flight was nearly an hour late leaving."

Pros: "I don't remember much about this plane. It was nice to get food service for such a short flight. I believe we had the two seats to ourselves, and they were comfortable."

Pros: "Wonderful staff, the flight felt quick and easy."
Cons: "The food, there was no vegetarian option."

Pros: "The crew was always courteous, helpful, and patient with everyone. They just seemed to have much better attitudes than I’ve seen with other airlines, at least this crew did. Even the food was good!"

Pros: "Delay on LAX to bNE was too late for us to make the connection. And our bags were lost as a result."

Pros: "Boarding from an obscure gate, then being bused quite a long way to the plane was slow and tedious. There were many queues and delays along the way and the plane was late leaving. Food was not great but we we were not offered anything to drink not even water with the meal until we had finished eating. I know crew works hard but that seemed a time management problem. There is no service involved plonking down a tray. Water could be included."
Cons: "All of the above."

Pros: "Had problems with check in because of china eastern mishandling our baggage, the Quantas staff got everything sorted for us. Plenty of leg room on the flight and the cabin staff were fantastic, only thing that let it down was the food choice, but, as it was only a 3 hour flight this wasn;t really a problem. Would gladly fly with them again any time."

Pros: "Actually had wonderful vegan food for us. Express lane through customs/security. Separate biz check-in that actually worked. Good entertainment. Qantas Biz Lounge about the best lounge I've been in - just wonderful."
Cons: "Cant think of a thing."

Pros: "Staff service was excellent."
Cons: "Paid for Qantas but got Latam. Not at all the same quality of flight material. Heat hearing strange clicks that I have never experienced on other flights."

Cons: "Checking process could use some improvement; LAX check-in counter staff was NOT customer oriented; got the feeling that either they hate the job and had a bad day?"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "When my bag got lost"

Pros: "Crew were lovely, friendly and very helpful."

Pros: "I got to my destination safely and on time. Food and service were above average."

Cons: "Flight delayed by 2 hours so I missed my connecting flight home. Had to wait at LA airport for 8 hours to catch another flight. Flight to sydney on August 26th was also 2 hours late leaving LA. My experience is not good."

Pros: "This was AA flying for Quantas and it was all very nice; the taste of the food left something to be desired, but it was all decent portions and we were fed three times. The staff was terribly accommodating and friendly. The entertainment was top notch! The flight was smooth and was as comfortable as a 12 hour flight can be. After the hellish experience I had at both O'hare and LAX, it was a lovely way to end/begin the trip."
Cons: "Nothing, really."

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Very poor legroom, felt very cramped for an international flight. The infotainment system in my seat, and some others didn't work."

Pros: "On time dep and arr."
Cons: "Nothing specific."

Pros: "They serve drinks and snacks, which is over two nights these days the entertainment was good, and the seating was average."
Cons: "We have a layover in Brisbane. It would've been nice to have a direct flight from Cairns to Auckland"

Cons: "That the flight was delayed and we are already getting there late to begin with."

Cons: "There was a known 3+ hr delay in Auckland for the second part of the connection through to Sydney, that wasn't advised during the flight. It caused quite a lot of difficulty for the Qantas Lounge Staff who were asked questions and unable to assist as it was operated by LATAM (LAN)"

Pros: "Luckily the flight was only 3 hours"
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seat (smallest, least leg room would not recline, no padding) that I can remember. Baby not just crying but screening in the seat behind me and crew did nothing."

Cons: "Minimal food and drink service."

Pros: "Getting there in one piece."
Cons: "Very small selection of movies and shows. Breakfast meal horrible. Heartburn within half hour."

Cons: "Lost a piece of our luggage--but very diligent about finding it and getting it to us the next day."

Cons: "1. Qantas was not interested in the fact that we were seniors and and that we were distress from our flight from USA. KAYAK SEND THESE COMMENTS ON TO QANTAS My phone no here in New Zealand is 0223446325 I can be contacted on this no. for more comment."

Pros: "Quick layover"
Cons: "Food used to be so much better."

Pros: "When checking in, the lady at the counter gave us great instruction on how to board and what to expect in customs when we landed in New Zealand."

Pros: "In-flight entertainment system (on-demand), on-time arrival, decent food."
Cons: "Announcements at boarding gate were impossible to understand -- very muffled."

Pros: "Wrote a story published in the Samoa News today"
Cons: "Never got my bag in Sydney and I am enroute to the Kingdom of Tonga now"

Pros: "Screen size is better and bigger"

Pros: "Everything. Personal service, excellent food and entertainment plus very comfortable."

Pros: "check in, boarding, and baggage claim was relatively quick"
Cons: "online check in did not work at 9pm before the flight- i was unable to select a seat woman at the check in counter was not friendly. i also asked if it was possible to have a window seat and she said " i dont think there are any available" *prints boarding pass* rather than "let me check" *checks seats* food options were limited- in past experiences with qantas i wouldve assumed meal was chicken or beef and a vegetarian option. this flight was fish pork or beef. fish and pork are polarizing proteins for many people. fish is also malodorous."

Pros: "Good entertainment on seatback screens, pretty good food for an airplane (dinner, breakfast and lots of snacks and drinks), clean and good sized bathrooms."
Cons: "Seat comfort sucked obviously!"

Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Qantas crew occupied other business class seats and were given preference for meals. When the attendant got to me, there was no selection left. flight attendant got my drink order wrong"

Pros: "The airconditioned lounge and shower for business class after sweating in line through security. Lay flat seats."
Cons: "Headsets had a weird jack and weren’t noise cancelling, wish it left a couple hours earlier, and for some reason, my feet kept bottoming out in the footwell but I wasn’t fully reckoned."

Pros: "Amazing, brand new plane. State of the art business class seats. Nice crew"

Pros: "Totally reasonably way to fly to tahiti. It seems like a well run airline."

Pros: "They bumped me off they also told me I had no insurance when I thought I bought the insurance from him flight. They are talking to see if I can get on the plane for Monday at 1:30 so I'm still at the LAXM very upset when I thought I bought insurance I had a important business in Paris and then I was heading out to Iraq to our mission day so I'm very upset right now thank you is there something you can do to make sure"

Pros: "Liked the tahitian atmosphere on the plane."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable and hurt my back."

Cons: "Legroom is tight and narrow..smaller than your average space in coach."

Cons: "Very tight seating-uncomfortable. Crew was not very friendly"

Pros: "The entertainment"

Pros: "The crew was astonishingly good. I really was amazed with the whole crew sense of service and kindness."
Cons: "Hard to say.. really"

Pros: "Would definitely fly Ait Tahiti Nu again."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Super Easy"

Pros: "comfortable seats and the flight attendants were friendly. Check in was smooth considering that there were 2 flights leaving within 20 minutes both bound for LA from Papeete."

Pros: "I was able to pick a seat with no one next to me and gathered 2 blankets and 4 pillows and sleep pretty well. I also appreciated boarding back to front and departing on time! Woo! TV Screens were new and updated which was also nice."
Cons: "The movie selection was a lot of sad and intense dramas. A few more comedy's and light hearted films would have been preferable."

Pros: "They provide blankets, eye patches for sleep, ear buds, and back pillows."
Cons: "The head phones aux jack for my seat didn’t work and couldn’t hear the movie. The seats caused aches and no leg room. Lack of air flow. Food wasn’t good either meal I didn’t eat. Economy for 8.5 hours isn’t a nice trip"

Cons: "Staff was not attentive in my cabin. English translation of instructions difficult to understand. Food was terrible. Bread was hard. Meal was inedible and not anything resembling breakfast. Cabin was freezing."

Pros: "The crew was super friendly and food was good. The leg space was decent also, always an important factor for tall people on long flights"
Cons: "The boardin required a long walk to a remote terminal and then quit a long drive to the plane"

Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Seats very thin with little to no cushioning. Seats way too close so that when a seat reclines in front, you wind up almost chewing on the seat in front. My seat was broken and did not recline. Should receive some compensation for this"

Pros: "Safe arrival"
Cons: "40 minutes late boarding AFTER calling people to board; no apologies or explanations offered. Then a hot cabin, followed much later by lousy food. Most uncomfortable Airbus seats I've ever known. A few minutes of extreme turbulence was a bonus."

Pros: "Easy boarding in Bora Bora, & speedy arrival in Moorea"
Cons: "High cost to make any changes to a reservation"

Pros: "Faa’A International Airport is NOT air conditioned and there can be long lines in the check-in counter for economy class. If you are flying Business Class, the VIP Lounge is a must. It is the only air conditioned room at the airport."
Cons: "Food was mediocre."

Pros: "seat in business class was fair to poor- unable to fully recline\ food was poor"
Cons: "seating and food"

Cons: "Three and a half hour delay (while lying to us about why it was delayed) missed my connecting and got to sleep in an airport with no accommodation or recompense on either end. "Island Time" not acceptable for air travel."

Pros: "great entertainment options"
Cons: "horrid food"

Pros: "Old movies little choice"

Cons: "For the crazy price and booking the tickets together, I have never not sat next to the person you booked with. The airline sat us in middle seats 4 rows away from each other (there was no reason for it since we both had single people on the aisles next to us). Really ruined the trip and made nothing about the flight worth commenting on. I won't ever fly this airline again."

Pros: "Coach is about par with other airlines of the same class. Food is acceptable. Service is efficient and the crew is pleasant. Decent legroom for me (5’5” tall). I was able to get 5-6 hours sleep on the overnight flight to LAX."
Cons: "Having to go outside and climb stairs to board. Food could have been better."

Pros: "I got I'll on the flight and the crew was very helpful."
Cons: "I really don't know as besides being sick I tried to get as much sleep as I could."

Pros: "N/C for food, head sets and in flight movies. Crew was very professional and pilot was excellent. I liked that they boarded the plane back to front. Makes more sense. Service was excellent!"
Cons: "Hard to board when everyone lines up and doesn't get out of the way for those to board whose seat numbers were called. The attendant started calling the next numbers before the first group had a chance to get through all the people waiting! You couldn't push thru the crowd because others in front of you were in the same predicament. People were asked to stay in their seats until their numbers were called but they didn't listen. We were an hour late taking off. Food was not very good and I'm not a picky eater. Rolls were hard as a rock and The eggs were uneatable. The lady in front of me reclined her seat all the way back and slept the whole flight so I was uncomfortable the whole way home and couldn't sleep. Her seat was resting on my knees. Very hard to eat off a tilted tray table. Seats very close together so hard to get to the remote."

Pros: "Being a redeye flight, they kept the plane dark for about 4 hours & didn't disturb us. The crew was friendly & professional."
Cons: "The terminal is not air-conditioned, just ceiling fans, so waiting to board was uncomfortable. We had no ability to select our seats so we had to take what they gave us."

Pros: "Free movies rocks. Hawaiian air charges for them. Very good food"

Cons: "Better food selection, especially for vegetarians. Also, get gingerale!"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Staff was VERY rude, seats are uncomfortable. Inside the plane is FREEZING cold. Food was ok-"

Pros: "Great service, from booking seat assignment to meals, the staff could not have been better,"

Pros: "Plentiful blankets, pillow, headphones and earplugs. Food and drink readily available."
Cons: "Seats are too small/narrow with little leg room for a 6' person. I was seated in 45A, the last row against the window. The seat backs do not recline yet, the seats in front of us so so, we end up with the guy ahead of my in my lap with zero leg room as my knees were pressed down by the reclined passenger in front of me. Very uncomfortable to not be able to move for 8 hours!!!!"

Pros: "The price was good, the service was excellent. The food was good and generous. We didn't have to wait in any lines for getting our boarding pass or checking bags. It was a very quick process. The entertainment was good but I have had a few more selections from other carriers. It was certainly enough to keep one occupied."
Cons: "Can't think of any negatives."

Cons: "No movieson demand"

Pros: "Loved that there was a blanket and pillow provided, that they also provided headphones, earplugs, and a sleep mask, and that they served food and wine."

Pros: "Food and service were beter than expected"
Cons: "To little space between Seats in economy or maybe I'm to tall"

Pros: "The plane was on time."
Cons: "I did not like the schedule. Leaving by 7 in the evening would permit many more connecting flights upon arrival in LA. Leaving Papeete at midnight wss exhausting. There were a lot of empty spaces but when we were assigned seats, we were not asked if we would like a place to stretch out (which we would have!)"

Pros: "They were able to secure our connecting flight at the check in gate which was nice, the tv entertainment was excellent service was attentive."
Cons: "The flight had been delayed over an hour yet still showed as on-time at the airport and on kayak. Had we known ahead of time we could have adjusted our schedule."

Pros: "Colors and design are beautiful. Staff is courteous. Appreciate the extra giveaway bags. Food is nice and pretty decent. First flight to PPT was great. Returning flight to LAX was bad."
Cons: "In comparison to the flight we took from LAX to PPT, this plane was ancient, and the technology was really lackluster. The tv screens were super old and the quality was very bad. My screen was completely fuzzy and striated.. The movies froze continuously, and you didn't have control over when you could play something. The magazine guide to what was playing didn't match what was playing. You needed to use the airplane headphones with a double jack because the plane was so old, and the headphones were super uncomfortable to wear in comparison to my own personal headphones. I ended up using my own headphones, but that meant that I only had sound in one ear. There was no USB port to charge your phone. It was just very disappointing considering the airplane going to my destination was more state of the art and comfortable, and I was expecting the same going back. For an 8 hour red eye, I was counting on being able to watch good movies. I tried to watch three different movies and couldn't watch any of them through completion because they froze midway through at some point and never restarted. Most of the movies were in French too even though our destination was LAX. Super disappointing. Especially considering how expensive the flight was. Also on the flight to PPT, they even gave you a Tempur-pedic pillow for your back which was so helpful in terms of overnight comfort. There was nothing like that on this flight. Also there were no temperature controls and I had cold air blowing on me the whole flight that I could do nothing about. Lastly the food schedule was strange in that for a midnight flight, they kept you up for another 1-1.5 hours to do a light dinner service. The food is appreciated but I think going to sleep right away is way more important. Seats are super tight also. Thank you."

Pros: "Flight attendants were nice and Lights turned off shortly after T/O to help people sleep, but not much else."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hours--very hot waiting inTahiti airport, especially when original T/O time was 1 minute before midnight."

Pros: "Crew service was great- friendly."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. So much hardware underneath some there is compromised leg room. Terrible hot food- breakfast in particular."

Pros: "The flight personnel are very nice and accomodating"
Cons: "No seat assignment ahead of time is a terrible idea. There is a mad scramble at the airport to avoid middle seats. The check-in procedure in Papeete is primitive and requires waiting on line for an inordinate amount of time. The food on board was terrible. The omelette tasted like cardboard Movie and TV selection were poor"

Pros: "The seat I was in wasn't as crowded in last row center. So I had some recline space to kick back."
Cons: "Screaming baby and sick baby right next to me both flights but can't do anything about that."

Pros: "According to our reservation we had seat assignments (not marked seat requested) but when we checked in they assigned us seats in the back of the plane. When we showed theconfirmation and seat assignments they checked and said a family with children has priority so they gave our 2 seats to them. However when we got on the plane we saw that it was not a family but 2 separate individuals. Not sure why they got our seats but it obviously was not because of a child. Another flight with them several days earlier we also got our seats reassigned but the flight confirmation on that leg said seats requested so when they reassigned us we could justify the airline thought that request is different than assigned."

Pros: "No agent at gate. I was there 1hour and 15 minutes before the flight. No one was available to help me. Not even kayak!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Too hot Food was awful Delayed on both ends"

Pros: "Very organized and helpful. I felt safe."
Cons: "Different types of snack. Nothing serious to complain about."

Pros: ":)"
Cons: ":("

Cons: "Flight was delayed. Didn't make connecting flight in Houston. Had to stay overnight in Houston."

Cons: "American Air cancelled my flight two hours before departure and didn't rebook it. My trip to Atlanta was cancelled. I lost a lot of money and time since I drove 2 hours to get to Chicago airport to find out I couldn't even fly. I missed my weekend event. It was the most horrible bizarre experience."

Pros: "Seat was roomier. Food was good."

Cons: "Flight left at 1120 AM and was close to five hours long. They should provided at least a small meal not just waffle cookies! also we paid for “premium seats yet the space was still very cramped."

Pros: "The range of 'free' food and beverages (including beer, wine, and liquor was phenomenal, and the functionality of the 777 touch-screen was outstanding. Seating was also more comfortable than comparable flights on AA."

Cons: "Horrible 4 hour delays and no ETA on take off time."

Pros: "Good crew. Multiple options on entertainment, if I so chose. Roomy seat. Arrived safely."
Cons: "Had to pay $180+ extra to get a seat with decent leg room. Had small child next to me who was not well behaved. Limited bathrooms. Cooler vent blowing right on me which I couldn't move. Long delay before and after boarding, and left an hour late."

Pros: "Lots of movies, reasonable seats, arrived early."
Cons: "I'm 6'0" tall and have to pay extra to get enough leg room, one very grumpy flight attendant, mediocre dinner, very unappetizing breakfast"

Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"

Pros: "Food was actually quite decent"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment systems malfunctioned for roughly half the flight, which was quite disappointing"

Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."

Pros: "Hetti g home"
Cons: "Checking in terrible over two to get checked in and boarding. Cabin service very very slow and to top it all our luggage did now show at destination"

Cons: "Punctuality"

Pros: "The flight was delayed by a couple hours, causing a missed connection in SFO. The United agents, both in PPT and SFO were greatly helpful in getting me rebooked and accommodated. A special shout out to the *captain* of this flight who helped sort me out, off the clock, after a long flight."
Cons: "The media screen at my seat didn't work at all."

Pros: "Crew were great, especially considering we had a couple of mishaps travelling with a five year old and five month old. Despite being a mega long flight it was comfortable and we were well looked after."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow on the exit rows and bulkhead as the armrests accommodate the TV and tables. This also means they can’t be moved. Not unique to Air NZ though."

Pros: "United’s crew were the sweetest. They knew I looked so tired, they took care of me and everyone on board!"

Pros: "Good boarding"
Cons: "Delay and no food or movies"

Cons: "3 hour delay. Had to reroute."

Pros: "I got super lucky and had three seats to myself, it's a long flight just over 12hrs and good sleep is precious. The entertainment options were excellent and I watched some great first run movies. Food was quite good with options, beverage service standard. Restrooms were readily accessible and "clean.""
Cons: "We left SFO an hour late waiting for a handful of late passengers - good for them though, eh? The rest of the passengers on plane were packed in like sardines. Seemed to me that too much space on plane dedicated to the premium 'cabins' for the uber rich, but they were interesting to look at."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and patient"
Cons: "The seats aren't very comfortable, but it was a short flight"

Cons: "Check in clerk was mean nasty and said several times we could not fly because we didn’t have our tickets rather then helping us use the airport printer to print our tickets she said you can’t print you ticket until you show me your ticket. She should be fired it was united airlines won’t fly them again"

Pros: "all was very good"
Cons: "Nithing"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Good service, being on time or early! Food was good. Keeping it dark for several hours to allow for sleep is good! I would do this flight again hoping for similar experience."

Pros: "The flight attendants were wonderful."
Cons: "The food was so so - I left very hungry (which is not so good for a diabetic). One of the toilets overflowed and soaked the carpeting by the bathrooms. There was an out of order sign on the door - but no sign indicating the rug was soaked. I left my shoes by my seat - had to throw my socks away. Movies & entertainment was mediocre."

Pros: "Arrived an extra 20 minutes early and the bags came quickly out, very happy about that!!"
Cons: "Overpriced entertainment--I'm not sure why there is a charge at all. Also, didn't get to choose my seat and got stuck one row ahead of the bathrooms in the back of the plane--worst seat ever. Apparently everyone on the plane had to use the bathroom at least 3 times during the flight--plus the drink cart went by another 10 times."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "United delayed my flight so I physically couldn't make the next plane, furthermore they didn't compensate my expenses from my extended airport stay which was 12 hours"

Cons: "Wifi was unusable 90+% of the time, will request a refund. All coach seats will be terrible on a 12 hour flight...I had exit row "window"...no window, and the slide mechanism consumed all my leg room. But, I could get out, if I needed, and I could lean on the bulkhead. Most of the crew were fine, but some were a bit directive and one appeared to be going through the motions."

Cons: "Boarding by group is ridiculous. Should be back of the plane people after kids & wheelchairs. One small bag of pretzels & a cup of drink. JetBlue gives many choices of snacks & whole can of drink. DirecTv - $7.99, JetBlue is free. We were a party of 3 that picked our seats to be together. Got to the airport & our seats were split up by desk clerk & she didn't even inform us of seat assignment change. She also put 2 of us in the Exit row without informing us. Did not know we were assigned to Exit row until we boarded. Our overhead bins were full with other passengers carryons. This should not be. Why can't passengers use their own overhead bins. Stewardess would not help us, she said find a spot up front, if not you'll have to check carryons. Terrible."

Pros: "Comfy seats and liked that we actually got blankets for the Red Eye. Lots of airlines don't provide anything anymore."
Cons: "Boarding took quite a while."

Pros: "priority boarding; seat;"
Cons: "snacks selection was limited"

Pros: "I made it to the destination on time."
Cons: "Small seats, I'm not big, just tall. You have to pay extra for everything except for non-alcoholic beverages. Crews get by doing their basic job. Pretty sure they are not even required to smile. I fly a lot and know this is just the way it is with most US continental airlines. They all suck and should take notes from any international airline."

Cons: "The boarding process is ridiculously slow. Why not load from the back row first? Then you wouldn't have 150 people behind one slowpoke. You could cut the boarding process time by 90%."

Pros: "Crew worked hard and were terrific."

Cons: "More than an hour late departure."

Pros: "The united club"
Cons: "Allergy friendly snacks would be nice. Offering one free movie would be great and placing people who can't move well in seats that don't block others would be wonderful. The should be given a nicer seat with less people stuck inside"

Pros: "The staff was most welcoming and helpful! The space was good and we really liked the overall comfortability. Also, we liked the individual T.V.'S too!"
Cons: "Really no complaints"

Cons: "All the food choices had some sort of animal product – eggs, dairy or meat"

Pros: "Nice seats and lots of space"
Cons: "Rude crew on board"

Pros: "Land crew quickly attended to my need since I missed my connecting flt due to departure and US Customs delays."
Cons: "You will have to walk briskly from one end of LAX to the other end to be able to catch the connecting flt. Delay caused by air traffic in Beijing made me miss my connecting flight from LAX to SAN. Next available flt would be 7hrs wait so I just took off and had someone to pick me up from LAX."

Cons: "There were a lot of children on the flight."

Cons: "First of all there is no tv on 5-6 hours flight i think that is not right.plus the food is weet from the microwave!! And tooo salty.. And many more hard to say now"

Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."

Pros: "The crew were all very nice and clearly well trained. The seats had plenty of leg room. For being an early flight I was able to take a nap on the plane comfortably."
Cons: "It listed that there was private tvs for each passenger but I didn't see a single screen. Maybe I needed to be more proactive with asking about them."

Cons: "It was late boarding and landing. Our bags were sitting in the rain."

Pros: "They put me on a flight for the next day and got me a hotel room when it was determined I missed this connection"
Cons: "I was supposed to go out the day before. My first flight landed 30 minutes before it was scheduled. I would have gotten to the gate with 10 minutes before departure. No one called ahead, checked if there were people connecting. With 15 minutes to go on the shuttle between terminals, they called ahead and the gate was already closed. It was the last flight out of the day."

Pros: "Nice crew, good flight."
Cons: "No Wi-Fi, short flight so not big issue"

Pros: "The plan took off and landed. Not much positive about united."
Cons: "Feel like a number. Crowded zone two line (Platinum and below and all the darn credit card holders. Flight was delayed for no crew, then in was maintenance issue, which could not be addressed until the pilot was there. Ugh. Inefficient."

Read more about Air New Zealand
COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from French Polynesia to Auckland

Airlines flying from French Polynesia to Auckland have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Book cheap flights from French Polynesia to Auckland

Recent return flight deals

18/12
Sat
direct
Multiple Airlines
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
31/12
Fri
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
46h 55m
AKL - PPT
18/12
Sat
direct
Multiple Airlines
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
31/12
Fri
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
36h 35m
AKL - PPT
18/12
Sat
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
29h 25m
PPT - AKL
31/12
Fri
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
46h 55m
AKL - PPT
18/12
Sat
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
36h 41m
PPT - AKL
31/12
Fri
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
39h 00m
AKL - PPT
27/12
Mon
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
39h 10m
PPT - AKL
31/12
Fri
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
39h 00m
AKL - PPT

Recent one-way flight deals

22/12
Wed
direct
Qantas Airways
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
17/3
Thu
direct
Air New Zealand
5h 40m
PPT - AKL
5/3
Sat
direct
Qantas Airways
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
5/3
Sat
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
17h 20m
PPT - AKL
2/1
Sun
direct
Air Tahiti Nui
5h 40m
PPT - AKL
29/12
Wed
direct
Qantas Airways
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
19/1
Wed
direct
Qantas Airways
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
1/12
Wed
direct
Qantas Airways
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
16/1
Sun
direct
Air New Zealand
5h 40m
PPT - AKL
18/1
Tue
2 stops
United Airlines
57h 05m
PPT - AKL
22/1
Sat
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
17h 20m
PPT - AKL
2/12
Thu
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
30h 55m
PPT - AKL
3/11
Wed
direct
Air Tahiti Nui
5h 30m
PPT - AKL
20/1
Thu
2 stops
United Airlines
44h 05m
PPT - AKL
30/12
Thu
2 stops
United Airlines
44h 05m
PPT - AKL
18/3
Fri
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
29h 35m
PPT - AKL
18/1
Tue
1 stop
United Airlines
33h 05m
PPT - AKL
20/1
Thu
1 stop
United Airlines
33h 05m
PPT - AKL
5/3
Sat
1 stop
United Airlines
35h 05m
PPT - AKL
6/12
Mon
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
39h 10m
PPT - AKL
Show more results
-
1
  • Return
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Trip Builder
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First