I hopped on Air Tahiti Nui B787 Dreamliner from Auckland to Papeete, French Polynesia. Air Tahiti Nui B787 is the most colorful and the most exotic B787 I’ve flown. Flight attendants gave out tiara flowers to passengers. The flight was an immersive experience of Tahitian culture.
I literally travel back in time and gained a day by flying from the earliest timezone (New Zealand) to the last timezone (Tahiti) by crossing the dateline on this flight. Tahiti is located in the middle of the South Pacific with isolation. The nearest diversion point is Cook Island. A nice Polynesian music welcome was performed after landing at Papeete Faa’a International Airport. I spent a day exploring the island of Papeete by visiting a waterfall and spending some time planespotting. Next week, I will fly on Air Tahiti domestically to explore the Tahitian Islands of Huahine and Bora Bora.