Review of Air Tahiti flight Manihi Rangiroa in Economy

Airline Air Tahiti
Flight VT 533
Class Economy
Seat NA
Aircraft ATR 72-500
Flight time 00:35
Take-off 06 Mar 12, 13:00
Arrival at 06 Mar 12, 13:35
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By 2770
Published on 7th April 2012
After 2 magincal days in Manihi, we have to go home…

We do our check-out and board the golf carts that will take us to the airport.

The road towards the airport.
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The hotel staff drop us off near the small shack that is used as a terminal and they drop off our bags at the check-in counters.

The airport is near the wharf where the boats link the airport to the main village located on another islet.
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The plane has arrived yet, must be inflight between Rangiroa and Manihi. The firefighters are here, awaiting its arrival.
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The waiting area and the small snack-bar.
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These are the counters for check-in and the benches of the boarding lounge !
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A tupa, big earth crab will be our entertainment while we wait for our flight.
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We were supposed to get an ATR42-500 but it is F-OIQU, an ATR72-500 that shows its wings !

The whole airport staff gets ready, the aircraft is here !
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Tiairani is on the ground !
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And parks right in front of us !
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The airport staff invites us to board and we follow the ground agent to the aircraft.
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We are greeted on board by a female cabin attendant, the purser is standing half way through the cabin to spread the passengers evenly for load purposes as there are only 11 of us.
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The legroom.
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The view through the very dirty window.
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The doors are closed and the engines are starting to rumble.

Do not sit on the tables please !
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LThe plane is taxiing up the runway…
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does a turn…
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and runs fast to take off !
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Manihi airport and the parking area.
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Take off for Rangiroa. We turn above the lagoon of Manihi.
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We go past the airport, the runway and the Pearl Beach Resort.
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We continue our route towards Rangiroa and after 30 minutes we are above Rangiroa.
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We are on final for Rangiroa.
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We land softly !
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Next FR, the last leg, Rangiroa-Papeete.
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Verdict

Air Tahiti

4.5/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew5.0
Entertainment/wifi4.5
Meal/catering2.5

Manihi - XMH

8.8/10
Efficiency9.5
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness6.5

Rangiroa - RGI

8.5/10
Efficiency9.5
Access10.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

That's a very bad mark for Air Tahiti.

No pineapple juice on this leg, the cabin staff was missing !

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