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Air Tahiti Nui starts service to Seattle, its second U.S. destination

Air Tahiti Nui starts service to Seattle, its second U.S. destination

Air Tahiti Nui’s 787-9 Deamliners will fly the new route between Seattle and Papeete

Air Tahiti Nui launched service to Seattle on October 5, 2022, offering twice-weekly direct service to Papeete on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

“North America is a key market for our destination. So, when we decided to open a second gateway on the West Coast, Seattle was a natural answer for us,” said Air Tahiti Nui Managing Director Mathieu Bechonnet. “I would like to thank our partners at Alaska Airlines and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for their warm welcome and support in making this happen.”

The inaugural flight was greeted with a traditional water-cannon salute from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Fire Department. The aircraft can be seen passing beneath SEA’s recently-opened pedestrian skybridge linking the S Gates to the new international arrivals hall.

The airline and airport hosted a gala-like arrivals ceremony complete with the requisite speeches, gift

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Etihad’s Dreamliner Business Class – AirlineReporter : AirlineReporter

Etihad’s Dreamliner Business Class – AirlineReporter : AirlineReporter

A few years ago Etihad Airways set out to streamline itself. After hitting hard times and running into fierce competition, it cut routes, cut costs, and invested in a more fuel-efficient fleet. And earlier this year Etihad announced a long-awaited return to profitability. So that part of the transformation seems to be working.

What’s better than one Dreamliner? How about Two? – Photo: Manu Venkat

But did the passenger experience take a hit from the airline’s belt-tightening? We had a chance to find while flying business class on their 787-9 Dreamliner, a staple of their leaner long-haul fleet. Read on for plenty of photos, videos, and opinions on the experience. And at the end of the story we have some fresh news about Etihad’s onboard product.

Arriving at Dulles

Our flight was in business class from Washington D.C. to Abu Dhabi. I love planespotting at Dulles, especially from onboard those

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COME INAUGURATE AN 85-MILE 737 ROUTE WITH US

COME INAUGURATE AN 85-MILE 737 ROUTE WITH US

A tide pod livery 737 jets down the runway with exhaust causing amazing distortion. There's snow in the foreground and you can see steam from ventilation or heater exhaust in the background. The lighting is excellent, everything is warm.
A Sun Country 737 Departs MSP on a frigid morning. – Photo: Nick Benson / JetTip.net

Inaugurals, brand new airlines, airline sunsets, new planes, unique planes. What do these all have in common? They’re a magnet for AvGeeks. And any time you get a group of enthusiasts in a room together they all start telling their “AvGeek experience” stories. You know how it goes – “the shortest flight I ever flew was…” and then someone chimes in with theirs. It’s good fun.

Today we are excited to tell you about an AvGeek experience we just recently learned of (and promptly booked) thanks to our friend and sometimes AirlineReporter contributor Nick Benson over at JetTip. Picture this: An inaugural flight between a new city pair, to an airport you and your friends have probably never been to. Just an 85-mile flight, onboard a 737 with a bunch of fellow

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Flight Booking Tips For A Savvy Traveler

Flight Booking Tips For A Savvy Traveler

Flight And HotelPlanning a holiday is a tough process. A lot of issues like cash, flights, lodges and itinerary should be saved in thoughts to make sure that you have a superb and pleasing journey. Booking a package tour is the best for people who wish to have a memorable vacation with little stress. Such excursions embody a variety of services put together for a single journey. These packages could be booked for both long and quick period. Once you’ve found the proper deal from a reputed tour operator, you can ensure that your journey will be well organized right from the start till the tip.

Not a desert dweller? Check out holidays to San Diego , a SoCal metropolis with miles of warm seashores, numerous craft breweries, and tacos for days. Home to sprawling Balboa Park and mountaineering trails galore, San Diego is a good place to get outdoors or sit … Read more

When is the Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

When is the Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

India is the gem of this world. We would say hidden but that’s not the case. Everyone knows about India. But unfortunately, there is still a lot of stigma and prejudice that surrounds it. People often tend not to include it on their list of travel destinations. A big mistake if you ask us. But, in this article, we will not talk about the whole country. Yes, it is overpopulated, and has problems like most countries in the world. Nobody is perfect.

But, let’s talk about one part of this great country that is perfect. Heaven on earth is undoubtedly a working visit. Have you heard of Rajasthan? If not, it’s a shame and you should be ashamed. Luckily you’ve found this article and we’re going to spend some time talking about it on a high note. It’s the only way you can talk about this region. It has everything. … Read more