We flew out of LA,it was a eight hour flight.I recommend staying over night both ways in LA.We flew home to NJ all the way and it was an 18 hour trip.It took us about four days to recoup from the flight.
We sailed on the R4 which is now the tahiti princess.We had a chartered flight when we went there.the flight left early in the morning and coming home was a red eye.we got into LA at 8 in the morning.
The airport code for Papeete is PPT. give it a go and see what turns up.
. 7 days-Cruising on Carnival Magic Dec 3,2016--7 days from Port Caniveral--Cruising on Carnival Vista, 8 days, Jan 27, 2018 From Miami, FL.Cruising on Carnival Valor 5 days from Port Canaveral Feb 22,2018