French Bee’s no-frills, discounted fares have been a crowd pleaser for a few years now. They are becoming even more efficient with their new Airbus.
Now, French Bee has brought more capacity and cheaper fares along the California to Tahiti routes. While we have always been focused on luxury travel to Tahiti, French Bee's Premium Economy has a comfortable cabin, more amenities and does represent a good value. The coach class remains the choice for the die hard frugal travelers who are not dismayed by fewer amenities on an overnight flight.
The airline has stepped up their efficiency even more with their latest Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. It now boasts the most efficient passenger plane in operation in terms of "per seat operating costs" with 488 seats (40 of which are premium economy). If you are looking for a great fare and don't mind sharing space with almost 500 other people, look no further. One Mile at a Time explores this new aircraft in more detail in the linked article.
As for our team at Venture Tahiti, our recommendation to upgrade to the Premium Economy seats on French Bee remains intact. In this class, you'll find more comfort at a great value.