TAP Air Portugal – Cheap Flights

TAP Air Portugal is Portugal’s flag carrier, where TAP stands for Transportes Aéreos Portugueses.  Founded in 1945, in the spirit of Portugal’s history of exploration, the company now flies about 2500 flights per week with an on-time performance around 65%.

TAP is part of the Star Alliance, which includes airlines such as United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air China and Air India.  It also codeshares with others, and TAP Express is its subsidiary.

TAP Air Portugal US Destinations

  • Boston, MA (BOS) Logan International Airport
  • Miami, FL (MIA) Miami International Airport
  • New York City, NY (JFK) John F Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark, NJ (NEW) Newark Liberty International Airport

TAP Air Portugal Domestic (Portugal) Destinations

  • Faro
  • Funchal
  • Horta
  • Lisbon
  • Pico
  • Porto Santo
  • Santa Maria
  • Terceira

TAP Air Portugal International Destinations -Not a complete list

  • Brazil: Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campinas, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, Sao Paulo
  • Canada: Montreal, Toronto
  • Cape Verde: Boa Vista, Praia, Sal, Sao Vincente
  • France: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Toulouse
  • Germany : Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart
  • Russia: Moscow
  • Spain: A Coruna, Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas, Madrid, Malaga, Oviedo, Santiago do Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Vigo
  • Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich
  • United Kingdom: London (3 different airports), Manchester, Newcastle

TAP Air Portugal Hubs & Focus Cities

  • Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). Situated about 4 miles from downtown Lisbon at an elevation of 114 feet above sea level, this airport is also known as Lisbon Airport and also as Portola Airport. Lisbon Airport, Portugal’s busiest airport, Europe’s most important airport for flights to Brazil, and a significant airport hub for flights to Europe, has two terminals.  Terminal 1 is the main terminal; Terminal 2 is smaller and used mostly by low-cost carriers.
  • Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). Situated about 7 miles northwest of downtown Porto, Portugal, this airport is about 226 above sea level. It is the second busiest airport of Portugal, serving more than 10 million passengers in 2017.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport (FNC). Situated on the main island in the Madeira region of Portugal, this airport is about 8 miles from downtown Funchal. The airport is considered challenging and pilots receive extra training before being permitted to land there.  It is about 190 feet above sea level and has a single terminal.

TAP Air Portugal Fleet

  • Airbus A319-100: 21 in service; each seats 144 passengers
  • Airbus A320-200: 20 in service; each seats 174 passengers
  • Airbus A321-200: 4 in service; each seats 216 passengers
  • Airbus A330-200: 14 in service; each seats 269 passengers
  • Airbus A330-300: 4 in service; each seats 285 passengers
  • Airbus A340-300: 4 in service; each seats 268 passengers

How to Check In

TAP offers five check-in options. Passengers can check-in the old fashioned way at the airport’s TAP desk, or use the four modern methods. Online check-in is available between 72 and 90 minutes before departure on most flights, although on routes to and from the USA check in is only available 24 hours in advance. You can also check in online with the FlyTAP app, which has the same opening times as web check-in. Mobile check in is only available at select airports (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Faro, Funchal, Helsinki, Horta, Lisbon, London Heathrow and Gatwick, Lyon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Marseilles, Milan Linate and Malpensa, Moscow, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Pico, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Porto Santo, Prague, Rome, Sao Paulo (Guarulhos), Seville, Terceira, Toulouse, Turin, Valencia, Warsaw and Venice.) Self check-in is also available via the automated kiosks which can be found in the lobby of select airports. At the moment the kiosks are available in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Guarulhos), Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Rome Fiumicino, Oslo, Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Funchal, and Porto Santo) and London Heathrow. Travelers flying from Lisbon can also choose the home check in option. A SKYBAGS employee will visit your home, hotel, or office to check your travel documents and pick up your luggage. Pick up your boarding card at the TAP desk up to an hour before departure and you’re ready to go.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

Hand baggage should measure no more than 22in x 16in x 8in (55cm x 40cm x 20cm). Economy passengers can bring one piece weighing up to 18lbs (8kg), while business class passengers can bring two pieces weighing a total of 16kg. The amount of checked baggage varies depending on destination. Most European routes include a free baggage allowance of at least 51lbs (23kg), while transcontinental travelers benefit from at least two pieces of luggage. You can check the baggage allowance for your route before booking on TAP’s website.

Seating – Leg Room, Choosing Seats

On long-haul flights economy passengers have a seat pitch of 32”-34”, offering a fairly generous amount of legroom. Business passengers benefit from 60” on the Airbus A330-200, and 54” on the Airbus A340-300. The legroom is still fairly decent on short haul flights, with 30” seat pitch on economy and between 32” to 34” in Business Class. Seats are assigned on check-in.

Tap Portugal Victoria Program

Air Portugal offers a comprehensive customer loyalty program that involves much more than redeeming flight miles. Although the airline has created a generous flight miles redemption program, it also collaborates with other companies to reward you for product and service purchases. You even benefit from using a Portugal Airline credit card to make purchases. Tap Airlines customers redeem Victoria Program miles at hotels, restaurants, department stores, and car rental agencies. You also enjoy free or reduced fare Tap Air Portugal flights by accumulating miles.

Meals, Snacks, Drinks

TAP offers complimentary meals and drinks in both economy and business class.Forget about nibbling on stale chips and crackers, whenever you book a Portugal Airline flight. Tap Airlines serve menus created by certified chefs. Business class passengers dine on Portuguese inspired dishes starting with a breakfast comprised of cold cuts, fresh fruit, a bread basket, and a variety of cheeses. Lunch and dinner include traditional Portuguese interpretations of meat, fish, and poultry dishes. Wine lovers enjoy sipping from vintages created by renowned vintners that include Maria João de Almeida, Pedro Garcias, Ricardo Castilho, and Dânio Braga. Tap Airlines serves coffee, espresso, and tropical fruit juices to business class passengers

On-Time Punctuality

TAP flights are fairly punctual, with 76% of flights arriving and departing at their scheduled time.

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