I noticed that Air Tahiti Nui's website allows booking flights from the 'States to the final destination (Tikehau, in our case) rather than ending at Papeete. Maybe they have worked out a deal with Air Tahiti? Anyway, the total price seemed reasonable, compared to booking the travel legs separately on the two airlines.
Is letting Air Tahiti Nui bundle my travel segments recommended, or would there be an advantage to booking the intra-island flights separately, myself?
Thanks, TA friends!