When we return home to the U.S. from Bora Bora we will of course be connecting to our U.S. flight via Papeete.
Will our checked bags with Air Tahiti be transferred to our Air Tahiti Nui flight automatically at Papeete? We will have to check-in with Air Tahiti Nui in Papeete - will we still be in the Secure Zone or do we leave the Secure Zone to check-in at the Air Tahiti Nui Ticket counter to get our boarding passes , go through Security again and then go to our departure gate?
Hi again - you will pick up your luggage from your inter-island flight and will need to check in for your international flight and recheck your luggage. If youre flight is anything like ours was, you will probably have a few hour layover in Papete before catching your red eye flight to US. There's not a great food selection or much to do, so make sure to pack some water and snacks and your ipod or travel games to keep you occupied while you wait.
We ended up taking a taxi into town and having a good meal that evening, so I would definitely recommend relaxing and putting a couple hours in between your flights.
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