The cheapest times to fly from JFK to RFP are

  • January 8th to June 17th (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 9th, and May 21st)
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • November 26th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to RFP is late January. Prices can be as high as $4323 for Saturday flights during early November, or as low as $1523 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Raiatea

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Raiatea (RFP) will usually cost between $1530 to $3227 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1559. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $3277. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1718 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2242 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to RFP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to RFP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to RFP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to RFP flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RFP, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1227 (31%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2051. Return trip prices are from the RFP to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to RFP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 24 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to RFP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT) in Papeete

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 32.47% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to PPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 13.47% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See JFK to MOZ flights

Destination alternative #3: Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport (BOB) in Bora Bora

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 7.94% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See JFK to BOB flights


Flight Hacking JFK to RFP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to RFP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (JFK > LAX > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1743
  • Average savings: $500 (22.28%)

See JFK to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (JFK > SFO > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1783
  • Average savings: $460 (20.5%)

See JFK to SFO flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (JFK > SAN > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1928
  • Average savings: $314 (14.01%)

See JFK to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to RFP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raiatea Uturoa Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6346 miles or 10213 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to RFP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to RFP flight is about 12 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Raiatea?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from JFK to RFP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeJFK
Origination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeRFP
Destination airport nameRaiatea Uturoa Airport
CountryFrench Polynesia


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