The cheapest times to fly from PPT to LGB are

  • January 1st to February 11th (except the week of January 15th)
  • February 26th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • early to mid April
  • June 18th to August 5th

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 PPT to LGB is early February. Prices can be as high as $6165 for Thursday flights during early December, or as low as $749 for Saturday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Papeete (PPT) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $813 to $6058 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1657. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early December, with an average price of $4781. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3124 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2598 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PPT to LGB flight.

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

PPT to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PPT to LGB flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Tahiti. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $2799 (56%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1254. Return trip prices are from the LGB to PPT 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 PPT to LGB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 23 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 PPT to LGB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 65.34% less expensive than LGB
  • Nonstop flights available

See PPT to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 59.39% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See PPT to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 59.31% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See PPT to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 58.01% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See PPT to SBA flights


Flight Hacking PPT to LGB

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 PPT to LGB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (PPT > SFO > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1173
  • Average savings: $1425 (54.85%)

See PPT to LAS flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (PPT > LAS > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1239
  • Average savings: $1360 (52.33%)

See PPT to SFO flights

Hack #3: Sacramento, CA (PPT > SMF > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1274
  • Average savings: $1324 (50.96%)

See PPT to SMF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PPT to LGB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Long Beach Airport to Tahiti Faa’a Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4109 miles or 6613 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PPT to LGB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PPT to LGB flight is about 8 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Papeete and Long Beach, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from PPT to LGB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePPT
Origination airport nameTahiti Faa’a Airport
CountryFrench Polynesia

Return Airport

Destination codeLGB
Destination airport nameLong Beach Airport
CityLong Beach, CA
Countrythe United States


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