I was waiting for anthonytahiti to post his return Rangiroa-Papeete to post mine !
So back to where I stopped on the previous report. After the Manihi-Rangiroa leg, we now have a short stop in Rangiroa and this time we don't have to disembark unlike the flight to Manihi. It was actually a relief as I prefer to stay onboard with the air conditioning on !
Here is the last photo from the previous Flight Report.
The cabin was empty and it wasn't going to be full on the last leg of the trip either with only 20 odd passengers joining us in Rangiroa.
Waiting for the new passengers, a few pictures…
The joining passengers board and we are ready for departure. We go to the runway's end before rolling fast and sore towards Papeete !
The cabin is ready for departure, the safety demonstration are done.
U-turn at the end of the runway.
Over flying Rangiroa, the Kia Ora and the lagoon !
The usual pineapple juice service.
Playing UNO on my tablet while enjoying my juice.
Stunning cover of the Air Tahiti Magazine.
We continue our route to Papeete and soon the atoll of Tetiaroa.
Arrival in Tahiti-Faa'a is done above Papeete, anthonytahiti offered us pictures taken on the left hand side of the plane, here are pictures from the right hand side.
We arrived on time in Papeete, we finish our taxy at the ATR parking stands.
Going to Manihi there was a Monarch 757, on our return we have a French Air Force ET03/060 Esterel Airbus A340-300.
Our ATR does its last turn and we get parked ready for the plane's next flight.
Deplaning, the T tail of our ATR.
Good Bye Tiairani, mauruuru and nana !
On the ground, ATRs and an Air Tahiti Nui Airbus
We walk towards the domestic terminal and soon after, bags arrive.
Customs officers are there at the flights arrival and the opened every cooler containing fish and seafood. Indeed some VERY BAD people are involved in sea turtle meat traffic and it is forbidden to fish, hunt or kill sea turtles in French territories. If it came to my decision I would drown the people fishing or eating turtle meat !
Rangiroa - RGI
Papeete - PPT
Flight on time, it was comfortable due to the poor load factor.
Cabin service was poor...
I should but less points but a pineapple juice is better than nothing...
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