Fare Glitch on Tickets Originating in French Polynesia

Travelocity seems to be having difficulty properly converting French Polynesia Francs to US Dollars.

Right now, all tickets originating in Tahiti and Noumea are showing up at 10% of their usual dollar cost. For instance, Tahiti-Los Angeles roundtrips are showing up from $299 in business class.

So if you plan to be in French Polynesia, now is the time to book your tickets.

If you already have tickets to French Polynesia, consider buying a one-way return ticket in business or first class and throwing away your existing return.

Or you might claim an award ticket to French Polynesia (expensive in miles, I know) and fly from there to pretty much anywhere in the world in a premium class of service. After catching a free flight, top level elite status can be had for ticketing originating from French Polynesia for less than $2000.

For anyone who can possibly use this glitch, hurry because it’s certain not to last.

I discovered it yesterday afternoon when trying to buy interisland tickets from Tahiti to Bora Bora and Travelocity returned a price of $37 roundtrip. They couldn’t seem to ticket the local interisland carrier, but they can certainly ticket the international carriers flying in and out of Tahiti.

There’s also a current discussion on Flyertalk about this glitch.

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