is an easy 8 hour direct flight from Los Angeles and just south
of the equator, midway between Australia and South America.
It is in
the same time zone as Hawaii, but because it is in the Southern Hemisphere,
the seasons are reversed.
Faaa, the international airport of Tahiti, is regularly served by frequent
jet connections, linking Tahiti with the west coasts of the United States
and South America as well as with the Australasian region. The airport
is a pleasant 10 minute drive from Papeete, the capital city.