TAP Air Portugal flights & tickets

Tap Portugal operates as the flag carrier airline of Portugal, with its headquarters and primary hub located at Lisbon Airport. TAP benefits from a central hub at Lisbon’s Portela Airport, which sits at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, North America, and South America. As a member of the Star Alliance, Tap Air Portugal schedules nearly 2,000 flights per week that reach 88 destinations in 38 countries. The airline specializes in flights that depart Lisbon Airport and travel to several South American countries. After the privatization of Air Portugal in 2015, the airline announced it would add 10 new destinations to its flight schedule in the United States, as well as 8 to 10 destinations in Brazil, where Portugal Airline already grabs a significant market share. Tap Airlines flies to cities many other airlines never reach, such as Caracas, Budapest, Amsterdam, and Buenos Aires. The airline operates a fleet of 88 airplanes, with Airbus manufacturing 63 of the aircraft.

According the 2011 JACDEC Airliner Safety Report, it’s the safest airline in Western Europe: and the fourth safest airline in the world. TAP Portugal is a member of Star Alliance, and has a frequent flyer program called Victoria. Over the years, TAP has won a range of awards at the World Travel Awards: including World’s Leading Airline to South America and World’s Leading Airline to Africa.

Why fly with TAP Portugal?

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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