Air Tahiti Nui Lounge Review at Papeete Faaa International Airport (PPT) For Air France Business Class PPT – LAX & Priority Pass Members
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There’s only one club lounge at Tahiti’s Papeete Faaa International Airport (PPT) in French Polynesia. The lounge belongs to the Air Tahiti Nui airlines, but you can access the lounge even if you are not flying with Air Tahiti Nui. More details are below:
Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is located after immigration and security inside the International terminal 1 at Papeete Faaa International Airport (PPT). It’s situated on the second level so you can either take the stairs or elevator to reach the lounge.
The lounge entrance requires you to press the Ring button to have the lounge attendant open the door for you before entering.
As its name suggests, Air Tahiti Nui Lounge belongs to Air Tahiti Nui airlines. Other airlines that operate out of PPT airport for international departures, such as United Airlines, Air France, and Hawaiian Airlines, do not have a lounge at PPT airport.
You can access Air Tahiti Nui Lounge even if you are not flying Business Class with the airline. In fact, any Business Class passengers on other airlines such as Air France are invited to access the lounge after checking in and receiving a boarding pass.
Moreover, it is also good to see that Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is also part of the Priority Pass network. So any cardmembers of Priority Pass Membership can access the lounge for free.
Air France Business Class Passengers Can Access Air Tahiti Nui Lounge
In a nutshell, Air Tahiti Nui Lounge offers complimentary access to the following guests:
Air Tahiti Nui Business Class passengers.
Air France Business Class passengers.
Other airlines Business Class passengers.
Priority Pass Members, regardless of class of service.
Lounge Pass Fee
For those that do not have complimentary access to Air Tahiti Nui Lounge, as mentioned above, you can pay the fee of 5000 XPF (~ USD 50) to enter the lounge.
In my honest opinion, if you want to enter the lounge because of the food items, you better off buy food at the airport instead. However, if you want to relax in more comfortable seats with unlimited drinks and Wi-Fi, it may be worth paying for the lounge pass.
Remember that Priority Pass Membership can access the lounge free of charge.
Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is not a big lounge. However, it has a lot of seats spread throughout the lounge. It can get really crowded during a busy flight time because it’s the only lounge at Papeete Faaa International Airport (PPT). Here are a couple seat photos:
Personally, I find the food served in Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is minimal. There are not a lot of good options. It said it all when I was eating a cup of ramen noodles there 🙂
Air Tahiti Nui Lounge Buffet Area
There are a variety of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, available inside the Air Tahiti Nui Lounge.
There’s a bathroom or toilet inside the lounge. So you do not need to leave the lounge.
Wi-Fi is complimentary. It is nice to access the Internet inside the lounge because it is not free when it comes to Wi-Fi at the Papeete Faaa International Airport (PPT). The complimentary airport’s Wi-Fi only gives you a set amount of data to connect.
Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is the only lounge at Papeete Faaa International Airport (PPT) in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Air Tahiti Nui Business Class passengers can access the lounge, and ther airline Business Class passengers, including Priority Pass members, can also access the lounge.
While I find the food inside Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is underwhelming, there are a good variety of drinks and comfortable seats in the lounge to relax with unlimited free Wi-Fi.
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