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The Complete Guide to Booking and Flying on TAP Air Portugal

Lucie Grace

Lucie Grace

July 21, 2023

Portugal’s national airline TAP Air Portugal flies across Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.

What’s TAP Air Portugal?

Established in 1945, Portugal’s state owned national airline Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, or TAP Air Portugal as it’s now known, has a fleet of 100 aircraft that offer reasonably priced Transatlantic flights as well as serving a network of 93 destinations across Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.

What we love about TAP: 

  • Great fares in economy—we find dozens of great deals on TAP for Going members every month
  • Free stopovers in Portugal
  • Some of the cheapest business class flights
  • Some of the cheapest flights across the Atlantic; NYC to Lisbon starts from $200, while Brazil to Lisbon often comes in under the $300 mark
  • Very good onboard customer service and excellent food (compared to US airlines particularly)
  • Their extensive network provides some of the best value to smaller European cities and further afield destinations out there—Florence, Naples, Nice, Bordeaux, Dusseldorf, Morocco, Cape Verde, São Tomé, The Azores and the Canary Islands; most of these would be totally out of most travelers' budgets if it weren't for TAP

What we don’t love about it:

  • Customer service isn’t great if something goes wrong 
  • Refunds can be slow
  • They enforce their weight limit for carry-on bags, which most full-service airlines don’t (though it’s up to the whim of the individual customer service agent)

Some of the best deals we've previously found on TAP Air Portugal for Going members

  • Newark to the Canary Islands for $275 roundtrip
  • All over the US to the Azores for $501 roundtrip
  • Chicago to Casablanca for $444 roundtrip
  • Boston to Lisbon for $1,461 roundtrip in business class
  • Founded in: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hub cities: Lisbon, Porto, Madeira
  • Subsidiaries: TAP Express
  • CEO: Christine Ourmières-Widener 
  • Alliance: Star Alliance
  • Nonstop routes: 8 domestic, 80+ international
  • Safety rating: 7/7 in general. 4/5 Covid-19 safety rating .
  • On time rating: 62%
  • Nationality: Portuguese  
  • Domestic classes of service: Economy discount, economy basic, economy plus, business executive, business top executive.
  • International classes of service: Economy discount, economy basic, economy XTRA (which has two offers; economy classic and economy plus), business executive, business top executive.
  • Website:  Flytap.com

A brief history of TAP 

Founded in Lisbon in 1945, Transportes Aéreos Portugueses’ first flight from Lisbon departed for Madrid on September 19, 1946. The airline has been privatized and re-nationalized a number of times, most recently in the summer of 2020 with the Portuguese government now owning a 72% share of the company. In 1979, the airline modernized, changing its name to TAP Air Portugal. The earliest routes linked Portugal with its colonies (and former colonies) such as Brazil, Angola, Madeira, and The Azores.

Where TAP Portugal flies

TAP Air Portugal serves six American cities and 40 cities across Europe. Recent additions to the route map include Cancun and Punta Cana in Central America. You can fly from Lisbon direct to the destinations below:

  • North America: Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York (Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Washington
  • Central America: Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) and Mexico (Cancun)
  • South America: Brazil (Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fortaleza, Maceió, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, San Paolo) and Caracas, Venezuela. 
  • Europe: Austria (Vienna), Belgium (Brussels), Croatia (Zagreb), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Lyon, Marseilles, Nice, Paris, Toulouse), Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Venice), Luxembourg, The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Oslo), Poland (Warsaw), Portugal (Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Porto Santo, Terceira) Russia (Moscow), Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Malaga,Seville, Tenerife, Valencia), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich), United Kingdom (London, Manchester)
  • Africa: Angola (Luanda), Cape Verde (Boa Vista, Praia, Sal, São Vicente), Gâmbia (Banjul), Ghana (Accra), Guinea (Banjul), Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast (Abidjan), Morocco (Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech, Oujda, Tangier), Mozambique (Maputo), São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal (Dakar), South Africa (Cape Town), Tunísia (Djerba, Monastir)
  • Middle East: Dubai, Israel (Tel Aviv)

TAP Air Portugal route map.

Tips for booking a TAP flight

Find the cheapest fare.

If you’re flexible on dates for your trip or vacation and are searching for the best deals TAP has to offer, be sure to tick the box “Show all dates and best offers” on the top right corner of the booking page.

flight search page on TAP.

Using advanced search options

You can also hit the ‘Show advance search’ option for a number of additional filters to become available, including the cabin class, refundable fares only, direct flights only, checked baggage included.

show advanced options on flight search on TAP.

Viewing the day by day price

After you’ve checked “Show all dates and best offers” and hit the red ‘Select Dates’ button, the next page will show monthly tabs displaying the cheapest flight option in that month. Click the month you are interested in for a day by day price breakdown. If the prices are displayed in Euros, check that the website has your correct country of origin. It may display “Portugal '' and the Portuguese flag, in which case switch it to USA / Canada or wherever you are based for your own currency to be displayed.

price by day on flyTAP.

You can compare the cheapest option day by day and month by month here. Once you select the date and the flight that you wish to purchase, it’s time to decide which fare class you want to go for. Read our guide to what’s included in each fare type, below.

How to book a free stopover on TAP

If your final destination is not Portugal but you’d like to make a stopover in Lisbon or Porto, TAP Air gives you the option to stay for up to five nights before continuing on with the second connecting flight, depending on the route available. To book this, select the dark green “Add a TAP stopover halfway” tab which you’ll see under the destination box of the booking form.

adding a stopover on TAP.

After clicking that option, a pop up box will appear asking where you’d like to stopover. Both Lisbon and Porto are main hubs for TAP Air, but which of the cities you can stopover in will depend on where you’re flying from and to, as not all flights transit through Porto. Lisbon is possible on all routes though.

adding a stopover on TAP.

After you’ve filled out the date you wish to fly and ticked “Portugal” for your stopover, the following screen will pop up, asking where you’d like to stay, Lisbon or Porto, and the length of your stay.

adding stopover on TAP Air Portugal booking.

Once you’ve selected your destination, stopover city, length of stopover and dates required, you’ll be shown the main booking screen again. Check it all looks right, then click the red “Search flights” button.

You will then be shown your options for the two flights with the Portugal stopover. All the available fare types will be shown, with a “what’s included in these flights” tab underneath. To read about the different TAP fare types before you begin your search, scroll down to the next section of this article where we break them down. 

Adding extras

Once you’ve chosen your flights, click the red “Reserve these flights” button. You will then be given the option to pay for extras, such as choosing your seat, adding checked luggage or sporting equipment for example. It may work out cheapest to go for the lowest fare but just add individual extras you need, particularly if you’re traveling light but want to pick your seat. 

If you opt to “Add more to your flight” and book a piece of luggage, this price is for both of your flights, even including the Portugal stopover, if you selected that. It’s generally cheaper to opt for the next fare up however, so be sure to compare the difference in price between ‘discount’ and ‘budget’. We’ll run through those fares next. Remember it’s also worth adding those extras at the time of booking, as it can be more expensive to add them later. Definitely don’t leave it until you show up at the airport!

adding bags on TAP.

TAP fare types

TAP Air has four different fare types in economy class; economy discount, economy basic, economy classic (economy Xtra), and economy plus (economy Xtra). It’s always tempting to go for the cheapest possible option but do spend a little time researching what’s available as some routes allow you to upgrade from discount to basic for just $5. On longer transatlantic routes it’s $95 dollars to add a piece of luggage to the ‘discount’ fare but only $65 to book the ‘basic’ fare which includes a checked bag, so don’t rush to ‘discount’ unless you’re completely sure you don’t need checked luggage.

Economy discount

  • Comes with a 8kg (17.6lbs) carry-on bag and a 2kg (4.4lbs) personal item. 
  • Checked baggage and seat selection cost extra. 

Economy basic 

  • Same conditions as discount but includes a checked bag for free.
  • You can earn basic air miles. 

Economy classic

  • Includes a carry-on and two checked bags.
  • Includes seat selection.
  • Additional air miles earned. 

Economy plus

  • Includes priority check-in.
  • Fully refundable and changing flight dates is free.  
  • Additional air miles earned than all other economy fares

Baggage fees on TAP

If you are planning to check a bag, it’s pretty essential to upgrade to a “economy basic” fare while booking. For example, if traveling transatlantic “economy basic” costs roughly $65 extra each way—which is $10 less than most other airlines that fly transatlantic. If you opt to add a checked bag to your “economy discount” fare, it costs $95 each way, which is a chunk more than necessary.

Example baggage fees for one additional piece of luggage:

  • San Francisco to Lisbon: $95
  • Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon: $95
  • Lisbon to Oslo:  $58
  • Lisbon to Marrakech: $39 

In all cases booking “economy basic” costs less than adding a bag to “economy discount”. 

You can also check sports equipment from $100 and musical instruments from $185 (each way).

Seat selection fees on TAP

The below seat price examples are for transatlantic flights to Portugal:

  • $32 for a middle row seat
  • $40 for an aisle or window seat at the back of the plane
  • $78 for a middle row seat nearer to the front, in economy Xtra (seats are a bit bigger).
  • $84  for an aisle or window seat nearer to the front, in economy Xtra (seats are a bit bigger).
  • $101 for extra leg-room aisle or window seats, near the escape doors.

Summary of all fees on TAP 

  • ‍ Carry-on bag : A carry-on bag weighing up to 8kg (17.6lbs) is free of charge. ‍
  • Checked bag : Additional luggage ranges from $39 - $95 depending on your flight. ‍
  • Seat selection: Paying for your seat ranges from $11 - $101 depending on the length of your flight and where you prefer to sit on the plane. ‍
  • Food : On long-haul and intercontinental flights, passengers are served complimentary meals. When each meal is served, you can choose from among the various economy class meals and beverages. On medium haul flights a meal menu is available, where passengers can purchase a meal offered between $5 - $15. ‍
  • Wifi: Three wifi packages are available on flights that travel above 10,000 feet altitude; Small (100MB), Medium (200MB) or Large (500MB) available for a fee, or use TAP Free Messaging which gives free access to iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp on your device, without images, text only.

What it’s like flying on TAP Air Portugal

Checking in.

While you can check-in online via the website or the TAP Air app, in most cases currently you will need to collect your boarding pass at the airport. This is due to the need for ground staff to check you have all your documentation required, in order to land at your chosen destination. This may change as time goes on. 

Collecting your boarding pass and dropping your luggage at Lisbon airport is a very futuristic experience, as TAP Air’s Lisbon hub has gone fully automated and you’ll collect your boarding pass from a computer and drop your luggage with a computer. Passengers for all flights form one orderly queue for this process so expect it to be long, but it’s relatively fast moving. There are members of ground staff to support your use of the computer screens if you get really stuck.

Lounge access

TAP Air has a luxurious lounge in Lisbon airport, TAP Premium Lounge, which is available to all Executive Class passengers and TAP Miles & Go Silver, TAP Miles & Go Gold or Star Alliance Gold members, as well as any passengers who purchase lounge access which ranges from $23 - $56 depending on your flight. 

TAP Premium Lounge is open from 6.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m and offers the best gastronomy, accompanied by renowned Portuguese wines.

TAP also offers executive class passengers access to a network of 60 lounges around the world.

TAP are known to be strict about measuring and weighing your carry-on bag so do stay within the limits outlined, as some passengers report having to pay additional fees when overweight.

TAP staff are notoriously friendly and helpful so do ask for any assistance you may need during the boarding procedures. It is not hugely worth paying for priority boarding, as the process is organized into efficient boarding segments and your seat is already selected on your boarding pass. Additionally, at the Lisbon airport, all classes board the same shuttle bus to the plane, so you’d be paying to board the shuttle bus first, not the plane.

Flying TAP Air Portugal in economy class

economy class on TAP Air Portugal.

TAP Air invested in a big update a few years ago and now flies a host of new planes across all routes. Their average fleet age dropped to just 3.9 years in early 2020, from 15 years in 2018, making it one of the newest fleets in the industry. Almost all of the fleet has had Recaro’s seating installed, with slimline seats at the rear of the economy class and wider seats in economyXtra at the front. Recaro seats are extra reclining which passengers on longer flights love, making that all-hallowed nap more achievable. These seats also have handy six-way adjustable headrests. While all seats share the 5” recline and snazzy headrest, economy class is split in two sections, with economyXtra at the front offering extra-legroom.

"TAP crew is very nice" features in 200+ reviews on Tripadvisor, everyone’s favorite place to raise complaints, so take that positivity and inflate it, as it’s a miracle it got there. This is also true of our own personal experiences flying with TAP transatlantic and across Europe. The crew are super friendly and will do their best to make sure you have a great flight.

On long haul flights blankets, headphones and pillows are provided, plus each seat back has a personal entertainment system of a large tv screen offering movies, tv shows, music, games and documentaries. There’s also in-seat power outlets and USB ports at every seat. 

Free meals are provided on TAP’s long haul, transatlantic flights, no matter your ticket. Their food is pretty good quality compared to some other airlines too. Shorter continental flights do sell food onboard at an additional cost, try the cheese board with a glass of Portuguese wine if you’re feeling fabulous.

Flying TAP Air Portugal in business class

business class on TAP.

There are pros and cons to flying in TAP Air’s business classes . The seating is incredibly comfortable, laid out in a 1x2x1 arrangement, so you don’t have to climb over anyone to get out of your seat. This is ideal for solo travelers as well as couples who could take the middle two seats and lower the blind between the two. The single seats are either pointing inwards at the window, or facing the aisle—the perfect setting for privacy and a good sleep. Pillows and blankets are provided on long haul and transatlantic flights as well as a sweet refreshment bag containing toiletries. 

Before take off the usual choice of champagne, orange juice, or water is offered, followed by nuts and a hot towel delivered from the refreshments trolley. Come meal time, the food is some of the best available in the air. An example menu is carrot and ginger soup, warm bread rolls or rustic bread slices, three choices of main course, including cod filet, chicken, or vegetarian orecchiette pasta with marinara sauce. TAP also serves a solid selection of Portuguese wine.

food service on TAP in business class.

Some complaints pop up from business class passengers of their experiences before and after the flight though. TAP Air doesn't offer a premium lane for immigration or security and there is no dedicated business class bus. Business class passengers are also expected to weigh their carry-on and face potential charges for being over the allowance. Paying for business class doesn’t get you off the hook there. After the flight, if you have an immediate transfer to make, you’ll have to navigate that yourself—there’s no premium transfer service to collect you, as some other airlines offer. So all in all it’s not the best of the range, but it’s not bad either, with solid comfort, excellent catering and great staff.

Tips for flying TAP

How to use a credit/voucher on tap.

The voucher can be used for an online purchase at flytap.com. You are allowed to use up to three vouchers during the online purchase. You enter your voucher code when you get to the payment page. ‍

How to change your flight on TAP

First open the official website on any browser. Then select the My Trips option. Input the Reservation or Ticket Number and Last Name then click Find Booking. The flight details and select ‘Change Flight’ option.

Follow the instructions on the screen and make the needed changes. Once you complete the above steps, enter payment details for any fare difference if necessary. ‍

How to get a refund on TAP

If your flight is canceled, you can choose to reschedule it or request a refund to the original form of payment or by voucher. As of September 1, 2020, if you opt for a voucher as a refund, you get an additional 10% of the initial amount. If you want the refund to be made in the same way you used to pay for the ticket or via bank transfer, you can request it here: https://www.flytap.com/en-us/special-conditions   ‍

What if TAP changes your flight day or time? 

You can request a voucher, a cash refund, or take the new flight. ‍

What if TAP cancels your flight?

If your flight is canceled, you can choose to reschedule it or request a refund to the original form of payment or by voucher. As of September 1, 2020, if you opt for a voucher as a refund, you get an additional 10% of the initial amount. ‍

How can I contact TAP? 

TAP asks that you contact them by phone, only if you are unable to use their website. The toll free number is +1 800 903 79 14. Alternatively you can send a message via: https://www.flytap.com/en-us/support/contacts

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Lucie Grace

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Published July 21, 2023

Last updated December 21, 2023

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Travelling with TAP is now even easier. Manage your journey and keep up to date about your flight! Get ready to embark on a TAP experience with a tailor-made app that is customised for every step of your trip: FIND YOUR NEXT DREAM TRIP Search flights using the route, date and means of payment you want to more than 90 TAP destinations and discover your next trip. FIND SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT EVERY STEP OF YOUR JOURNEY Get important information, suggestions and special offers on a customised landing page that monitors the status of your booking. MANAGE YOUR BOOKING Access and manage information about your journey in the easiest possible way. See your journey details and updates. Purchase add-on services such as seat booking or additional luggage to make your experience even more convenient. GET YOUR BOARDING CARD WHENEVER YOU WANT Once you have checked in online, you can get the boarding cards fot all the passengers on the booking. You can even access them when you are offline. KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS Get real-time updates about your flight status, booking alterations, boarding and luggage information along with other important notices for every moment of your flight. GET ALL THE TAP MILES&GO BENEFITS IN YOUR HAND See your miles balance and all the benefits of your TAP Miles&Go status. Discover all the products and special offers where you can redeem your miles or earn more miles and access your Club TAP Miles&Go membership. SEE THE STATUS OF EVERY FLIGHT TAP’s Flight Tracker lets you see information about the status, departure time and arrival time of any flight anywhere. We wish you a wonderful travel experience with TAP!

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TAP prices but Ryanair rules

I expected more from TAP. I recently traveled to Portugal via JFK-LIS. Flight was good, no issues, etc. on the return flight @ LIS I’m charged $185 for my carry on/backpack because both items weighed a total of 12.8 KG. I understand my bag had to be 10 KG, which it was. But my personal item had to be weighed ? I had a laptop on there. Beyond ridiculous TAP. It was the first time in years flying TAP. I will choose another airline my next time were I don’t have to worry that my personal item is going to be overweight. Do better.

Horrific - endlessly frustrating

This app is full of bugs. Rarely can you actually add a flight to the app. The confirmation system via text message doesn’t work. No texts ever send. If you use the email option, it repeats and bugs out and won’t accept any inquiries. You can’t actually book anything through the app, it redirects to another booking process, which is also slow, not user friendly, constantly has errors and bugs where you have to start over, and rarely ever works. Requires passport info every time even if you’ve entered before, and even when it’s not required (domestic flights). Don’t waste your time with this app. You’ll just find yourself endlessly frustrated. Typical Portuguese-level support and development, which is basically bare minimum functionality, if you are lucky. Avoid!

Usually useless

TAP’s customer-facing technology is, to be blunt, garbage. Both the website and the app are incredibly slow … if they work at all. Constant login issues, searches that send you back to the homepage, completely different prices once you get past the date pickers, it goes on. And that’s all to say nothing of the prices (at least from PRG). My actual flights with TAP have always been lovely and they have such friendly onboard staff, but getting there and managing any bookings is always a nightmare. It can’t be so difficult in 2023 to have a half-decent website and app.

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Faqs - booking portugal flights, can i take public transportation to the airports in new york city.

When choosing an airport to fly out of in New York City, you might want to take public transportation to avoid the cost of long-term parking. You can take the subway both to and from JFK very easily. If you're flying from LaGuardia, there is a public bus (MTA) that stops at the airport. At Newark's Airport, there is an express bus that goes from the airport into New York City.

Is it possible to rent a car at the airports in Portugal?

Yes, you can rent a car at any of the airports in Portugal. At the Lisbon Airport, national brands like Avis, Hertz and SIXT all have offices inside the airport. You can reach the rental agencies just outside the security gates. At Faro Airport, Europcar, Avis and Budget have rental offices on-site. If you're flying to the Porto Airport, you can rent a car from Enterprise or SIXT at the airport.

Can I exchange my US dollars for euros at the airports in Portugal?

Yes, there are money exchange services at the Portugal airports. At the Lisbon Airport, you can exchange money at exchange centers at both the Arrival and Departure Gates as well as the baggage claim area. At Faro Airport, you can manage your financial transactions at an ATM machine on the first floor close to the security gate. If you're flying into Porto, you can make a money transfer via an automatic machine on the 3rd floor outside of security.

Is there public transportation from the Lisbon Airport?

From the Lisbon Airport, you'll have the choice of taking the subway or a bus into the city. The subway station is connected directly to the airport. If you'd prefer to take the bus, it runs several times a day and makes stops all around the city of Lisbon. Bus passengers are picked up outside the doors of the Arrival Hall.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Portugal

  • Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • There are three major airports in Portugal. The airport in Lisbon covers Central Portugal, the Faro Airport serves Southern Portugal and the airport in Porto provides easy access to cities in Northern Portugal.
  • TAP Air Portugal and United Airlines offer non-stop flights to Lisbon, Portugal, from New York City. These flights depart from either Newark International Airport (EWR) or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens.
  • At all of the Portugal airports, there is a travel desk where you can gather tourism information. At the Lisbon Airport, it is in the Arrival Hall, at the Porto Airport, the travel desk is on the third floor by security, and at the Faro Airport, it is just past security.
  • TAP Air has a travel lounge at the Lisbon Airport. Lisbon and the other airports in Portugal have ANA or VIP lounges with food and drinks.
  • If you have a layover on your trip to Lisbon, you might change planes at major airports in Brussels, Madrid, London, or Paris, or at a domestic airport, such as Boston Logan International Airport.

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Seat back monitors and outlets were dead and not working.

The crew, food, and entertainment were all good. But my screen had some sort of bug where if I turned it off, it would turn back on after 2-5 minutes. At full brightness. It made it very hard to get any shut-eye on the overnight flight. Also, the older Boeing plane, while nicely cared for (and no doors fell off 😅👏) doesn't have the nice air quality of newer planes. So I felt a bit greasy by the time we landed in Sweden.

Service was good for such a short flight. Small plane but smooth flight.

The flight was delayed but we got to our final destination.

Uncomfortable seats on 14 hour flight. Mediocre food. On time and great crew.

The helpful attitude of the staff, and being a wheelchair passenger everyone was helpful and understanding. The trip was made comfortable by the upgraded seat which was given without my request, that was a great surprise. Thank you Delta.

Everything went well with the flight. But one of the flight attendants had on inappropriate pants. She had on an old worn out pair of sweat pants. The back seam was unrivaled and should not have been worn for work. If I had not seen her in the airport with the standard type of luggage, I certainly would not have thought she was working for Delta. Not a good look at all for representation.

Great!! I haven’t had a bad experience with them.

The plane was one hour late cause they were doing some reparations with us on the plane no mention I was in the first seat and the door was open the entire time with 8 degrees! The plane was totally dirty no mention old ! The staff was nice but no put together, the attention to details and passenger experience is missing and i always travel first !!! Is better the lounge than the plane! KLM/air France every details is taken care maybe you need a creative creator or experience client need asap was terrible and not memorable for the price that I payed very dissatisfied

Boarding super slow with people allowed to linger in aisles

flight delays, staff only communicating when pushed, food service lasting a grand total of 7 minutes, stuck in seat from 45mins into flight until landing

Nice flight, nice crew but no cookie or napkin with my seltzer.

The flight was canceled. Got rebooked to Chicago and when we arrived our luggage where to there. They were going to our original destination the day after. They would not deliver them to our house. We had to go pick them up.

EWR terminal C United Club is great. Flight and everything else mediocre

737 Max was leaking water into the cabin through the windows. Overhead bins opened on landing. Bad bad plane.

Very bad , airplain had problem with engines , had to evacuate, had a delay on my trip for almost 4 hours , lost my rental car in london..

Other than the two hour delay, it was fine. Of course they were very professional and kept us informed throughout the whole delay..

Easy boarding in group 2. Landed 1/2 hr early. Delicious cookie snack.

Good. The wife was not working but then it got resolved.

Missed this flight due to delays from my previous flight

Flight was ok. Food on way there great a pork dish way back tuna and pasta was not good. Flight attendants were great. Wish they had more soda options like ginger ale seltzer water. Good experience overall. Worst part of trip was car rental Klass company car broke down we were on side of road late night 4 hours awful awful experience all they wanted was 500 euros for help to come absolutely horrible experience we were scared side of highway they offered zero help!

Coming from USA it was nice to be treated nice for a change. Even though our flight was pretty short we were served breakfast. On time flight with very caring staff. Please teach American carriers how to treat people.

More space between seats and in bathroom. I don’t think there was any entertainment offered. If there was, I wasn’t aware.

Every meal/snack included something with ham/pork - even the cookies had "swine fat" (which we only knew because we thoroughly checked the ingredients). There were no vegetarian options, and we had not been given the option of pre-selecting a meal when purchasing our tickets or checking in. That made for a VERY long flight. We were fortunate that we had brought our own snacks as back-up.

Waited in line for hours just to get a boarding pass which would not print at the kiosk or load on my iPhone. Waiting again for about 45 minutes to get through passport control. Poorly managed airport. The flight and crew were great and the flight was very comfortable.

I booked and paid for my original flight with E-Dreams. Also made seat selections. Got an email a few days later saying my return flight had be cancelled?? Called E-Dreams and they said it was the airline that cancelled (Sato)? Told to rebook the return flight myself? Cost was double the original flight and was booking me on the same flight as I originally booked?? Called back, the agent agreed to cancel my flight to the Azores and AGREED to a full REFUND. The agent advised me to re-book the flight on my own. Did so and ended up with the EXACT same flights as originally booked?? Have only received a PARTIAL REFUND. Still out approximately $300 dollars?? Is this a SCAM. How do I get the remaining REFUND?? Regards, Brett Parry

I wasn't able to log into the onboard wifi entertainment, but I fell asleep on the flight anyway.

The plane was modern and clean. TAP staff at the airport as well as the flight crew were professional, friendly, and helpful. Overall, a great experience.

The airline made last minute changes to our business class seats splitting our family of 4 with young children who had pre-booked a row of 4 seats. The seat was also dirty and sticky. Our pre-ordered child meals were also not available. :(

Awful experience all around, misleading booking led to disgraceful baggage charge at gate. Tiny uncomfortable seats with little drinks served in small paper cups filled halfway. Difficult to use bathrooms the whole flight and now on the way back we’re stuck in Lisbon a day later because of a diversion on our connecting flight, I will never fly this airline again.

I suspect that there was an item pilfered from my bag at the TAP automated check-in counter on March 26th at Heathrow Airport around 11:30am. I think that the employee assisting me with my bags took something out of it when I was not paying attention because today, March 27th there is a notebook missing. Please check the camera to see if indeed this occurred. My description: Male, African Decent, 5'8, 180lbs medium build, wearing trousers and a jacket. Employee description: Female, Indian Decent (guessing) 5'7, slight build. Flight 1359, London to Lisbon.

Perfect although it took an hour to board the plane but other than that it was great

Ground staff at Rome gate & boarding were rude and unhelpful

The quality of the aircraft and the professionalism of TAP's staff were perfect. The quality of vegan meals can be hit or miss depending on the airline and the city of departure; on this flight, our vegan meals were quite good. The boarding process for the connecting flight in Lisbon could have been organized a bit better, but it did not spoil our overall experience with TAP, which was excellent. I'd definitely recommend TAP to others.

We liked the crew. They were competent, professional and friendly. The only big negative was our departure was delayed several times and the airport staff did not communicate what the problems were and what we should expect.

Great staff who were ready working with smile 6 in the morning on New Year’s Day. Although security checkpoint was way too busy, the airline staff were understanding and waited few minutes after boarding. We took off not only exactly on time, but arrived 20 minutes early. Two thumbs up!!!

The flight was good, but not entertainment or free food or drinks were offered.

I've done hundreds of flights in my life, and this flight was one of the best I've ever taken, From beginning to end, everything went smoothly, professionally, and with a smile and friendly attitude from all employees I interacted with. The food was delicious (and free), as were the drinks. There was just a genial and effective way in the way that British Airways organized the flight -that reminded of days in the 70's, 80's, and 90's, when flying was a fun, and exciting adventure. I enjoyed and had confidence in the abilities of the flight crew, I'll be flying British Airways several more times this summer. Thank you so much for the great experience! Cheryl Olso

My baggage did not arrived with me. Took 3 days to get it after so may calls and follow up

Terrible! I missed my flight to my final destination and British airlines and American Airlines keep pointing fingers on each other’s. Nobody wants to take responsibility

Terrible. Flight was 3 hours delayed and I missed my other flight to my final destination

Overall, terrific service, accommodations, and experience. Only reason comfort was rated lower was because it was difficult to keep a comfortable sleeping position for the overnight flight, but I also had an economy seat.

Not sure if the crew were experiencing something unknown to me,but the service of passing water was non-existent.In addition,please take consideration when providing yogurt as alternative for breakfast as some of us, could be lactose intolerant.. thanks

Very cramped seats in economy, difficult to get comfortable with your legs and feet and back. The seat width is ok but I’m average size. Food is HORRIBLE. Crew is friendly. Delays and very tight connections made it tough for navigating. We would have missed our connecting flight if it wasn’t delayed too. The terminal transit was slow and normally every 10 minutes before 8pm, after 8 pm is every 30 minutes!!!!! No free wine or drinks!! Below average attitude.

Leg room was better than expected. Lavatory’s were easy to access.crew was grea!

Horrible seat allocation. Boarding was slow. Food was average and so was entertainment. The TV terminal didn't work and so had to use remote.

Lost one checked bag.and wasted 30min waiting and filing missing baggage report. Very unsatisfied.

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16 Best Ways To Redeem TAP Air Portugal Miles for Max Value [2024]

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TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier of Portugal. Also a Star Alliance partner, this airline connects the world to Portugal, and Portugal to many former Portuguese colonies.

With a fleet of around 75 aircraft operating to about 85 unique destinations across approximately 35 different countries, you’re bound to find a way to get to and from Portugal.

One interesting fact about TAP Air Portugal is that all of its aircraft (except for the TAP Express fleet, its wholly-owned regional subsidiary) are Airbus planes!

TAP Air Portugal maintains a normal route network, which includes a hub and spoke model out of Lisbon (LIS), where its headquarters are located. There are also 2 secondary hubs located at Porto (OPO) and Madeira (FNC).

TAP Air Portugal’s mileage program is called Miles&Go. Most importantly, there are several different ways to use Miles&Go miles for free/upgraded flights.

You can even redeem them for partner airline flights, though you’ll find out that the redemption costs across the board are massive.

Let’s talk about some of the best redemptions you can make using TAP Miles&Go miles.

The problem with using an obscure mileage system such as TAP Miles&Go is that it falls under the radar for the most part.

When devaluations occur, there’s not much press coverage or push-back — but TAP Miles&Go has experienced gigantic devaluations over the years .

We’ve dissected the TAP Miles&Go loyalty program and are ready to provide you with the best redemptions with TAP Air Portugal miles.

The main pros of using TAP Miles&Go are:

  • Great pricing for intra-zone redemptions
  • Generous zone definitions
  • Emirates is an airline partner
  • Great routing rules for Star Alliance flights

Here are the main cons of TAP Miles&Go:

  • Much of the value, particularly for long-haul flights, has been decimated, resulting in insane award prices for the most part
  • TAP miles are hard to earn
  • You need miles to search for award space

Using Your TAP Air Portugal Miles

TAP Air Portugal applies zone-based pricing in all cases. In particular, it has 2 award charts — an award chart for TAP Air Portugal flights and an award chart for partner flights.

We’ll first talk about the TAP Air Portugal award chart, then move to the Star Alliance chart, then the non-alliance partner award chart, and lastly, discuss award booking rules.

If you’re flying on TAP Air Portugal flights only, you can book one-way or round-trip flights. Here’s the one-way award chart you’ll be subject to (round-trips are double the price):

As you can see, you can book economy or business class. TAP Air Portugal does not offer premium economy nor does it offer a first class product.

As we mentioned, TAP Air Portugal is a Star Alliance airline . TAP Air Portugal displays round-trip award ticket prices.

One-way tickets are permitted, and you can get the price by dividing the round-trip price by 2.

You will have access to and can redeem miles for Star Alliance flights on these airlines:

Here’s the round-trip award ticket award chart. To get the one-way price, simply divide the price by 2.

TAP Air Portugal is also partners with Azul, Capital Airlines, Emirates, GOL, and SATA. Award tickets on these airlines are the exact same price as tickets on Star Alliance partners, so the above award chart will apply.

You can book TAP Air Portugal flights and Star Alliance flights online. However, to search for award availability , you’ll need to have miles in your account.

For non-alliance partner award flights like Emirates, you’ll need to call the TAP Miles&Go Service Center at 800-931-1821 to book your flights.

There are different award redemption rules depending on which award chart you’re using. If you’re flying solely on TAP Air Portugal flights, you’ll need to follow these rules, according to TAP Air Portugal :

  • You can’t upgrade an award ticket.
  • Award tickets are valid for 1 year from the date of issue, except for promotional tickets.
  • Changes to date, time, flight number, and booking class may be made after the ticket is issued with a €50 ($55) fee.
  • Stopovers are not allowed.
  • Round-trip tickets are allowed a maximum of 4 segments.
  • One-way tickets are allowed a maximum of 2 segments.
  • To book tickets for other people, you need to send an authorization form signed by you. Authorizations must be received 24 hours after the booking is made. If the authorization isn’t sent to [email protected] within the deadline, the reservation will be canceled.
  • You may not use miles to book flights departing from Brazil.
  • An award ticket for children will have a 25% discount on the miles price.

TAP Air Portugal also indicates these terms and conditions for Star Alliance flights:

  • Round-trip tickets are allowed a maximum of 6 segments.
  • One-way tickets are allowed a maximum of 3 segments.
  • Waitlists and side trips are not permitted.
  • 1 stopover per round-trip award ticket is permitted.
  • Open jaws are permitted and the miles charged is based on the highest award ticket area.
  • Once the ticket is issued, clients can change the schedule but must keep the same route and period of validity.
  • Award tickets are usually valid for up to 1 year after issue.
  • Award tickets are refundable only if none of the flights have occurred.
  • No-shows and miles refund request fees apply if you don’t cancel your ticket and don’t fly.
  • Blackout dates apply for certain airlines.
  • You’ll be charged the mileage price for the highest class flown on any part of your journey.

If you’re flying on the miscellaneous airlines that are non-alliance partners of TAP Air Portugal, you’ll need to follow the Star Alliance award booking rules, in addition to the following rules :

  • Permitted combinations include TAP partner airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Star Alliance airlines.
  • For an award flight within the Azorean Islands only, 10,000 miles are required.

There’s 1 U.S.-issued credit card that earns TAP Miles&Go miles directly — TAP Miles&Go American Express ® Card from Cardless. TAP Air Portugal’s 2 transfer partners are Marriott Bonvoy and Capital One .

Capital One transfers at a 1:1 ratio almost instantly.

Marriott Bonvoy points transfer at a 3:1 ratio with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points transferred to Miles&Go. That means that instead of getting 20,000 miles after transferring 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to TAP, you’ll end up with 25,000 miles.

Hot Tip: If you want to learn more about accelerating your Marriott Bonvoy balance, check out our detailed guide on how to earn lots of Marriott Bonvoy points .

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The 16 Best Ways To Use Your TAP Air Portugal Miles

TAP Air Portugal has undergone endless devaluations, so much of the value is unfortunately sucked out of the loyalty program, at least when it comes to redeeming miles.

After tons of research and analysis, we’ve located several sweet spots and decent redemptions you can make. These redemptions will net you solid value for your points, but it probably won’t be as amazing as redeeming Alaska miles , for instance.

With all this being said, let’s get to the best redemptions you can make with TAP Miles&Go miles.

Emirates A380 Business Class Window Seat

If you’re reading this guide, you’re probably taken aback by the partnership between TAP Air Portugal and Emirates. Your confusion is most likely warranted, though this partnership is nothing but beneficial for travelers.

Emirates’ business class is one of the most aspirational business class flights you can take. With utter opulence and crazy price tags to match, you’ll get exceptional value.

Lately, booking Emirates’ business class with points has become increasingly expensive. Although it’s not much cheaper, booking Emirates’ business class is doable with TAP miles. The good news is that fuel surcharges aren’t passed on, which will keep your out-of-pocket costs low.

Here are great examples of redemptions you can make:

  • Auckland (AKL) — Dubai (DXB) – Houston (IAH) one-way in Emirates business class with a stopover in Dubai for 130,000 miles + ~$25 in taxes and fees (~34 hours in business class!)
  • Brisbane (BNE) — Dubai (DXB) – Los Angeles (LAX) one-way in Emirates business class with a stopover in Dubai for 130,000 miles + ~$110 in taxes and fees
  • Melbourne (MEL) — Dubai (DXB) – San Francisco (SFO)  one-way in Emirates business class with a stopover in Dubai for 130,000 miles + ~$110 in taxes and fees
  • Sydney (SYD) — Dubai (DXB) – Washington, D.C. (IAD) one-way in Emirates business class with a stopover in Dubai for 130,000 miles + ~$111 in taxes and fees

Emirates Inaugural World's Shortest A380 Flight Business Class Seat 23A - Cherag Dubash

This particular redemption is extraordinary. Let’s just say that it’s possible to get up to 12 hours of Emirates business class with no fuel surcharges for 50,000 miles. If this sounds unbelievable to you, it’s because it certainly has flown under the radar for a long time.

Here are some spectacular redemptions:

  • Bali-Denpasar (DPS) – Dubai (DXB)  one-way in Emirates business class for 50,000 miles + ~$38 in taxes and fees
  • Osaka (KIX) – Dubai (DXB)  one-way in Emirates business class for 50,000 miles + ~$107 in taxes and fees
  • Tokyo-Haneda/Narita (HND/NRT) – Dubai (DXB) one-way in Emirates business class for 50,000 miles + ~$104 in taxes and fees

Bottom Line: Chances are the highest-value redemptions you can get with Miles&Go miles is on Emirates business class flights , which have high cash prices.

TAP Air Portugal Airbus A321LRneo business class throne seat 2D

While TAP doesn’t offer as many U.S. routes as British Airways , for example, it is still a fabulous airline to take on nonstop transatlantic flights.

TAP Air Portugal’s award chart is favored towards flights on its own metal , which means that the best value will generally be on TAP flights.

Miles&Go charges 100,000 miles for flights between Portugal and the U.S. The most effective way to redeem miles in this instance would be to fly as long as possible in business class, which is achieved through San Francisco (SFO).

Best of all, the San Francisco (SFO) – Lisbon (LIS) route features the new A330-900neo aircraft with an amazing business class product.

Here’s the exact redemption you can make:

  • San Francisco (SFO) – Lisbon (LIS) one-way in TAP Air Portugal’s new A330-900neo business class for 100,000 miles + ~$647 in taxes and fees

TAP Air Portugal Older Business Class

If you’re not all that interested in flying to mainland Portugal nonstop from the U.S., you can head to the Azores, 1 of 2 autonomous regions located around 850 miles west of mainland Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean.

This archipelago is famed for amazing nature, fishing villages, and some of the most unique plant species. It’s absolutely a niche place that you might be interested in visiting.

The most logical way to get to the Azores is via TAP Air Portugal. Best of all, you won’t pay any additional miles for adding the connecting flight from Portugal to the Azores. Here are some great example redemptions you can make:

  • Chicago (ORD) — Lisbon (LIS) – Ponta Delgada (PDL) one-way in TAP Air Portugal’s A330-900neo business class for 100,000 miles + ~$652 in taxes and fees
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) — Lisbon (LIS) – Ponta Delgada (PDL) one-way in TAP Air Portugal’s A321neo business class for 100,000 miles + ~$652 in taxes and fees

TAP Portugal a330-900neo business class

If you wanted to fly on some of TAP Air Portugal’s longest routes, you’d do well to fly from Portugal to a variety of destinations in Brazil. Most of the routes feature the A330-900neo business class seats .

You’ll pay 113,000 miles for a 9 to 10 hour flight . This isn’t the best value option, but it’s still a great way to get solid value when you think about how the cheapest business class tickets are around $2,500 to $3,500.

Here are some great example routes you can take:

  • Lisbon (LIS) – Brasilia (BSB) one-way in TAP Air Portugal’s A330-900neo business class for 113,000 miles + ~$314 in taxes and fees
  • Lisbon (LIS) – Rio de Janeiro (GIG) one-way in TAP Air Portugal’s A330-900neo business class for 113,000 miles + ~$313 in taxes and fees
  • Porto (OPO) – São Paulo (GRU) one-way in TAP Air Portugal’s A330-900neo business class for 113,000 miles + ~$307 in taxes and fees

TAP Air Portugal Business Class passenger sleeping

If you don’t feel like heading down to South America, you can also redeem miles to head to Southern Africa. TAP Air Portugal offers nonstop flights to 2 unique destinations. Unsurprisingly, these destinations are former Portuguese colonies.

Additionally, flying from deeper in Europe as opposed to originating in Portugal is the same price. The best part is that the flights from Lisbon to Southern Africa feature the A330-900neo business class.

So, let’s look at 2 solid redemptions you can make as follows:

  • Oslo (OSL) — Lisbon (LIS) – Luanda (LAD)  one-way in TAP Air Portugal business class for 120,000 miles + ~$336 in taxes and fees
  • Stockholm (ARN) — Lisbon (LIS) – Maputo (MPM) one-way in TAP Air Portugal business class for 120,000 miles + ~$367 in taxes and fees

South African Airways JNB VFA business class seat

Here’s where things really start to get interesting.

South African Airways, a Star Alliance partner, offers lie-flat business class seats on its A330-300 aircraft. In fact, with its bankruptcy and restructuring, South African Airways now has just 1 long-haul plane in its entire fleet. That’s the A330-300 (tail number ZS-SXM).

It’s currently offered on nonstop flights from Johannesburg (JNB) and Lagos (LOS) , though it is scheduled to be offered from Johannesburg (JNB) to Accra (ACC) when it’s not deployed to/from Lagos.

Here’s the redemption:

  • Accra (ACC) – Johannesburg (JNB)  one-way in South African Airways’ A330-300 business class for 50,000 miles + ~$363 in taxes and fees
  • Lagos (LOS) – Johannesburg (JNB) one-way in South African Airways’ A330-300 business class for 50,000 miles + ~$320 in taxes and fees

ANA Business Class Seat

ANA is Japan’s largest airline, and it’s got an amazing business class . Basically, you’ve got plenty to look for if you have a chance to fly ANA.

There’s yet another sweet spot here, and it’s for flights wholly within Asia. You can travel all the way from Japan to India in business class for a price of 50,000 miles one-way. Not a bad value for 10 to 11 hours in an excellent lie-flat business class product!

  • Tokyo-Haneda (HND) – Delhi (DEL)  one-way in ANA business class for 50,000 miles + ~$89 in taxes and fees
  • Tokyo-Narita (NRT) – Chennai (MAA)  one-way in ANA business class for 50,000 miles + ~$90 in taxes and fees
  • Tokyo-Narita (NRT) – Mumbai (BOM) one-way in ANA business class for 50,000 miles + ~$90 in taxes and fees

ANA B787 8 business class seats by window

Not that interested in flying to India? You can check out the deep parts of Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, and pay the same, excellent price for ANA business class using TAP Miles&Go miles. The flights aren’t as long as flights to India, but it’s still a great value redemption.

Here is a great example redemption you can make:

  • Jakarta (CGK) – Tokyo-Haneda/Narita (HND/NRT) one-way in ANA business class for 50,000 miles + ~$67 in taxes and fees
  • Tokyo-Haneda/Narita (HND/NRT) – Singapore (SIN) one-way in ANA business class for 50,000 miles + ~$88 in taxes and fees
  • Tokyo-Narita (NRT) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL) one-way in ANA business class for 50,000 miles + ~$90 in taxes and fees

Asiana Airlines A330 Business Class

Traveling from Korea to Thailand? Since TAP Miles&Go considers all of Asia to be a single region, you can go all the way from North Asia to the depths of Southeast Asia for 1 great price.

Asiana Airlines flies from Seoul to Bangkok, but it also flies to Phuket, a beach paradise. Here’s the exact redemption you can take:

  • Phuket (HKT) – Seoul-Incheon (ICN) one-way in Asiana Airlines A330-300 regional 2-2-2 business class for 50,000 miles + ~$52 in taxes and fees
  • Seoul-Incheon (ICN) – Phuket (HKT)  one-way in Asiana Airlines A330-300 regional 2-2-2 business class for 50,000 miles + ~$41 in taxes and fees

Asiana A330 Business Class

This particular redemption falls under niche redemptions, to say the least. Asiana Airlines offers a unique nonstop flight to Central Asia.

You can fly to Uzbekistan from Seoul with the following redemption:

  • Seoul-Incheon (ICN) – Tashkent (TAS) one-way in Asiana’s A330 regional 2-2-2 business class for 50,000 miles + ~$41 in taxes and fees
  • Tashkent (TAS) – Seoul-Incheon (ICN) one-way in Asiana’s A330 regional 2-2-2 business class for 50,000 miles + ~$86 in taxes and fees

Greg Stone - Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 Business Class - Middle Seat

If you follow points and miles closely, you might have heard that booking Singapore Airlines first class or business class is impossible without using Singapore Airlines’ own miles.

This is true, for the most part. However, on intra-Asia flights, Singapore Airlines releases a healthy amount of availability to partners.

When you couple this with the fact that TAP Miles&Go treats Asia as a single large region, you can get some fabulous value. Here are some great example redemptions you can make:

  • Singapore (SIN) – Beijing (PEK)  one-way in Singapore Airlines business class for 50,000 miles + ~$14 in taxes and fees
  • Singapore (SIN) – Seoul-Incheon (ICN)  one-way in Singapore Airlines business class for 50,000 miles + ~$14 in taxes and fees
  • Singapore (SIN) – Tokyo-Haneda (HND)  one-way in Singapore Airlines business class for 50,000 miles + ~$14 in taxes and fees
  • Singapore (SIN) – Tokyo-Narita (NRT)  one-way in Singapore Airlines business class for 50,000 miles + ~$14 in taxes and fees

Hot Tip: You can technically also book Singapore Airlines’ first class (including Suites) using this method, but award availability is nearly impossible to find . This makes business class a much more realistic goal.

Avianca Boeing 787 Business Class small rear cabin middle

If you’re more interested in exploring South America, you can book excellent value business class tickets by utilizing 2 Star Alliance airlines: United Airlines and Avianca.

TAP Miles&Go considers all of South America to be a single region, and the award rates for flights between South America and North America are awesome .

Here are some example routes you can take:

  • Houston (IAH) – Buenos Aires (EZE) one-way in United Polaris class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Houston (IAH) – Santiago (SCL) one-way in United Polaris class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Houston (IAH) – Rio de Janeiro (GIG) one-way in United Polaris class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Bogota (BOG) – Rio de Janeiro (GIG) with a stopover on Bogota (BOG) one-way in Avianca business class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Newark (EWR) – Lima (LIM)  one-way in United Polaris class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Newark (EWR) – São Paulo (GRU) one-way on United Polaris class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) – São Paulo (GRU) one-way on United Polaris class for 50,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees

Air Canada Business Class

North America is a big continent. TAP Miles&Go considers the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean to be a single zone under partner award bookings, so there are opportunities to get transcontinental business class for cheap.

Air Canada uses wide-body aircraft with proper business class seats on some of its transcontinental routes (frequencies may vary). When you use TAP miles, you can get some attractive redemption value:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Toronto (YYZ) one-way in Air Canada Signature Class for 45,000 miles + ~$170 in taxes and fees
  • Vancouver (YVR) – Newark (EWR) one-way in Air Canada Signature Class for 45,000 miles + ~$139 in taxes and fees

Air Canada 787 Signature Class

Air Canada has an extensive network of flights to the Caribbean. We can leverage this to book nonstop flights from Canada to the Caribbean for great value.

Just be sure to try to find wide-body aircraft or planes with at least angled-flat seats.

Here is 1 route redemption you can make:

  • Toronto (YYZ) – Bridgetown (BGI) one-way in Air Canada 787 Signature Class for 45,000 miles + ~$108 in taxes and fees

United B737 800 Island Hopper HNL PNI seat pitch

Our very last redemption is a relatively simple one. Flights from North America to the Caribbean can be expensive, especially during high season.

If you have no desire to fly in business class or first class on a shorter flight such as this one, you can redeem TAP miles for 30,000 miles one-way for flights anywhere from the U.S. and Canada to the Caribbean.

Here are some great example routes:

  • Denver (DEN) – Nassau (NAS)  on United Airlines economy class for 30,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Houston (IAH) – Port of Spain (POS) on United Airlines economy class for 30,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Newark (EWR) – Grand Cayman (GCM) on United Airlines economy class for 30,000 miles + ~$29 in taxes and fees
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) – Aruba (AUA)  on United Airlines economy class for 30,000 miles + ~$39 in taxes and fees

Between Emirates business class redemptions, niche Star Alliance business class flights, and even transcontinental flights within North America, there are tons of ways to redeem TAP Miles&Go miles for maximum value.

This traditionally obscure mileage program has a bunch of great options you can take, despite having experienced lots of devaluations over the years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can i earn miles on tap miles&go.

The easiest way for U.S.-based consumers to earn TAP miles is to transfer them from Marriott Bonvoy or Capital One Miles-earning credit cards.

You can transfer Capital One miles at a 1:1 ratio or Marriott Bonvoy points at a 3:1 ratio, plus a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points transferred to TAP.

Additionally, you can earn Miles&Go miles using the TAP Miles&Go Amex card.

Is it possible to earn TAP Miles&Go miles by using credit cards?

There’s no way to earn TAP miles directly, but you can earn Marriott Bonvoy points or Capital One miles and then transfer them to TAP easily.

All you do is add another step, and all of a sudden, you have a bunch of TAP miles!

What are TAP Miles&Go miles worth?

It depends wildly on how you redeem them. We have demonstrated how you can get 15 to 17 cents per mile in value. However, with bad redemptions, you’ll easily go down to 1 to 2 cents per point.

Are TAP miles refundable?

TAP miles are refundable if the travel has not yet commenced.

You’ll pay a $62 change fee after issuance for select requests. Depending on what you want, you’ll be charged a cancellation fee plus a re-crediting of miles fee ($148 for flights outside of Europe).

When do TAP Miles&Go miles expire?

TAP miles expire after 3 years, regardless of earning activity. You can pay a fee to extend the validity of your miles for another 3 years. However, you can’t continuously extend the miles.

Is TAP Air Portugal part of United Airlines?

No. While TAP Air Portugal and United Airlines are both in the Star Alliance, they are not the same company.

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier of Portugal, while United Airlines is an American company that operates flights from many cities in the U.S.

How much does it cost to buy TAP Miles&Go miles?

The price to purchase miles is €35 (~$39) per 1,000 miles. You can purchase a maximum of 20,000 miles per transaction and up to 100,000 miles per year.

How do I join TAP Miles&Go?

You can register for a TAP Miles&Go account online .

Do I need to be a TAP Miles&Go member to search for awards?

Yes. Additionally, you need to have earned at least 1 mile to search for flight awards. In order to get around this, you can search via another partner’s website, such as United Airlines.

How many TAP Miles&Go miles do I have?

You can check by logging into your TAP account .

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If you decide to travel to Portugal:  

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Contact the embassy of Portugal at 202-350-5400 for the most current visa information. 

Portugal is a party to the Schengen Agreement and part of the European Union.

Traveling Through Europe: If you are planning to visit or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement. 

  • U.S. citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourism or business without a visa.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.  If you plan on transiting a Schengen country, review our U.S. Travelers in Europe page .   
  • You will need sufficient proof of funds and a return plane ticket. 

For information about visas for the Schengen area, see the Schengen Visa page .

If you are not staying in a hotel or a similar tourist accommodation, you are required to register your presence in Portugal with the Portuguese Immigration Service (SEF) within three working days of entering Portugal. You must download a declaration of entry form (declaracão de entrada) from SEF's website and personally submit it to the nearest SEF office within three business days of entry. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in an administrative offense punishable with a fine from €60 to €160.

Under Portuguese Immigration law, foreign minors under 18 years of age entering or exiting Portugal must possess an authorization letter of parental consent to travel, if travelling with adults other than their parent(s) or legal guardian. The document must be signed and dated, with the signature(s) certified by a notary. The letter of parental consent to travel must include the dates and reason for travel and the details about the adult responsible for the child. More information here .

Find additional information on traveling with minors on the  Portuguese Immigration Service  webpage.

HIV/AIDS Restrictions: The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Portugal.

Find information on  dual nationality ,  prevention of international child abduction  and  customs regulations  on our websites.

Safety and Security

Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possible near-term attacks in Europe. All European countries, including Portugal, remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations. U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant with regard to their personal security.

Crime:  Crimes of opportunity, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, particularly at popular tourist sites, restaurants, and on public transportation, are common. Pickpockets take advantage of crowds getting on and off all forms of public transportation, such as the popular Tram 28, using the jostling of the crowd as a distraction. Avoid standing near the doors on public transportation, as thieves will often strike just as the train/bus doors open and then dash onto the platform and disappear into the crowd.

  • Safeguard your passport and identity documents when traveling throughout Portugal. Foreigners who arrive in Portugal without a valid passport will not be permitted to enter and will be returned to their point of origin.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and take personal security measures to stay safe. Thefts of backpacks, electronics and luggage occur regularly. Do not leave valuables in rental cars, especially those with stickers identifying the vehicle as a rental car. Tourists are frequent victims of petty crime/car break-ins.
  • Avoid using automatic teller machines (ATMs) in isolated or poorly lit areas. Use the buddy system and indoor bank ATMs when possible. Leave extra cash, credit cards, and personal documents at home or in a hotel safe.
  • Keep doors and windows of private rentals locked at all times, taking extra care if easily accessed from the street or other places.
  • Illicit drug transactions increase at night, and travelers are often approached by drug dealers in the downtown area of Lisbon, especially near the bars and restaurants. Some travelers have reported incidents in which criminals used drugs to assault or rob them. Use caution when accepting open drinks at bars or clubs, and do not leave drinks unattended.
  • Always use a taxi from the queue or kiosk. Do not go with someone who walks up to you and offers a ride. If you have called a ride sharing service such as Uber, confirm that the car information in the App matches the vehicle you are entering.
  • Tourists should not leave personal items or valuables unattended while at the beach.
  • Reports of thefts from rental homes and online rental apartments have increased.  Secure belongings and lock windows while away or sleeping.

Demonstrations occur in Portugal. They may take place in response to political or economic issues, on politically significant holidays, and during international events.

  • Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly become violent.
  • Avoid areas around protests and demonstrations.
  • Check local media for updates and traffic advisories.

International Financial Scams: See the  Department of State  and the  FBI  pages for information.

Victims of Crime: Local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes. Report crimes to the local police at 112 (National Emergency Number) and contact the U.S. Embassy at +(351) (21) 770-2122 or the emergency after-hours telephone: +(351) (21)-770-2122 or +(351) (21) 727-3300.

  • U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault should seek medical attention if needed and are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance.
  • For social welfare emergencies such as domestic violence or child abuse, dial the National Social Emergency Line - 144. English-speaking operators are available.

See our webpage on  help for U.S. victims of crime overseas .

  • help you find appropriate medical care
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide information on  victim’s compensation programs in the United States
  • provide information about a Portuguese victim assistance program, administered through an organization known by its acronym “ APAV ”  
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance. Additionally, Portugal has an “SOS” immigrant line with English-speaking operators who are ready to help you in case of emergency. You may contact them at +351 808 257 257 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tourism:  The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules regarding best practices and safety inspections are regularly enforced. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage, and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance . 

Natural Disasters: In the event of a natural disaster or other widespread emergency, travelers can monitor the Portuguese Civil Protection Authority’s website at Prociv.pt for the latest information. All U.S. citizens living or traveling in Portugal should also monitor local news reports, follow directions from local officials, and take appropriate action needed.  Additionally, information about areas in Portugal impacted by any events can be found at: http://www.prociv.pt/en-us/SITUACAOOPERACIONAL/Pages/ocorrenciassignificativas.aspx.

We recommend all Americans enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages, alerts, and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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Criminal Penalties:  You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. 

  • Filming and photographing the police or military and certain buildings in Portugal is illegal and could lead to arrest or detention.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol could land you in jail.
  • Possession and/or use of narcotics and illegal drugs can result in fines, administrative penalties, mandatory drug treatment, criminal punishment, or prison, depending on type, quantity and usage. 
  • Penalties for trafficking illegal drugs are severe. Offenders can expect long jail sentences.
  • Pepper spray is illegal and will be confiscated. Persons carrying it are subject to fines or prison.
  • Possession of unlicensed metal detectors is strictly forbidden, and persons caught with them are subject to fines.
  • Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities prior to practicing or operating a business.  

Furthermore, some U.S. laws allow criminal prosecution in the United States, regardless of where the crime was committed. For examples, see our website on  crimes against minors abroad  and the  Department of Justice  website.

Arrest Notification:  If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. Your U.S. passport will not help you avoid arrest or prosecution.

See our  webpage  for further information.

Faith-Based Travelers:  See our following webpages for details:

  • Faith-Based Travel Information
  • International Religious Freedom Report  – see country reports
  • Human Rights Report  – see country reports
  • Hajj Fact Sheet for Travelers
  • Best Practices for Volunteering Abroad

LGBTI Travelers:  There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Portugal. See   our  LGBTI Travel Information   page and section 6 of our  Human Rights report  for further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance:   General information on accessibility and accommodations is available on the website of the  Portuguese Tourism Board .

  • Driving : You can drive with your U.S.-issued driver’s license for up to six months. Please note that many highways require a toll for use. Highway tolls in Portugal can be confusing, please visit  https://www.portugaltolls.com/en  for more information.
  • Public transportation : Public transportation, in general, has specially reserved seats for individuals with disabilities, but some vehicles may not be equipped to load and secure wheelchairs mechanically.
  • Trains : The State Railway Operator, Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses (also known as CP – Combóios de Portugal ), has a free service called “integrated mobility service” (SIM), mainly aimed at reduced mobility customers. English-speaking customer service representatives can be reached by phone at + 351 808 100 746 (to request SIM Service) or (+351) 707 210 746 (reduced mobility passengers can request information about various concerns, 24 hours a day). SIM staff provides train and station accessibility, assistance with boarding/exiting or during the train ride, and assistance with trip planning. Some train stations are equipped with elevators. Requests for information or assistance must be made at least 48 hours before travel. For additional information, please visit Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses’ page for Special Needs Customers. 
  • Subway (Metro) : Thirty-one of Lisbon Metro’s 52 stations offer full accessibility to people with disabilities. Elevators and moving walkways at main stations provide access from the platform to street level, as well as payment machines adapted for passengers with disabilities and/or visual impairment. Passengers with visual disabilities can travel with their guide dogs as long as their service animals are leashed and muzzled. Check  Lisbon Metro’s website  for more information. Porto’s new metro system provides system-wide accessibility for passengers  with a network of elevators, ramps, and spaces for wheelchairs onboard metro cars. Check  Porto Metro’s website  for more information about accessibility.
  • Airports : All Portuguese airports provide wheelchairs and bathrooms to accommodate persons with disabilities.
  • Parking : Designated parking with a wheelchair symbol is available in most supermarkets and commercial centers. The National Help Line for the Disabled (Linha Nacional de Apoio à Deficiência) can be reached by phone at +351 21 795-9545 (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). Assistance is only available in Portuguese.

Students:  See our  Students Abroad  page and  FBI travel tips .

Women Travelers:  See our travel tips for  Women Travelers .

For emergency services in Portugal, dial 112.  Ambulance services are widely available, but training and availability of emergency responders may be below U.S. standards. 

The U.S. government does not pay medical bills.  Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.  Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance.

  • Good medical care is available, but facilities may be limited outside urban areas. Public hospitals offer services at costs lower than private hospitals.
  • Payment is expected upon admission at private hospitals.
  • Call the national emergency response for an ambulance at 112 for life-threatening emergencies.

Medical Insurance:  Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance coverage overseas. We strongly recommend  supplemental insurance  to cover medical evacuation.

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the  Government of Portugal to ensure the medication is legal in Portugal. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription. Portuguese law prohibits the mailing of prescription medicines from the United States to Portugal. Any prescription medications mailed to Portugal will be impounded by the Portuguese customs office.

You should bring a sufficient supply of medication with you to cover your anticipated stay in Portugal, along with a copy of your physician's prescription. Portuguese pharmacies generally carry equivalent medications to those found in the United States; however, they may be sold under a different brand name, may not be available in the same dosage, or may require a prescription from a local doctor.

Vaccinations:  Be up-to-date on all  vaccinations  recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further health information:

  • World Health Organization
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC)

Air Quality: Visit AirNow Department of State for information on air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of doctors and hospitals for Medical Assistance . We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety:  While Portugal has significantly expanded its motorway network with well-constructed roads that decreased the total number of accidents and fatalities, its road-accident fatality rate is still high. Use caution when driving, as aggressive driving habits and high speeds pose special hazards. Use appropriate care and caution while on the roadways, practice safe driving habits, and adhere to the applicable speed limits.

Traffic Laws:  It is against the law to speed, drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or use a mobile phone while driving. Fines for traffic offenses are substantial.

  • Seatbelts are mandatory for drivers and all passengers. Small children must be in a child safety seat in the rear seat with seatbelts fastened.
  • Portuguese law requires you to leave your vehicle where it is and immediately notify the police when involved in a traffic accident. The national emergency phone number 112.
  • Police in Portugal have the authority to fine on-the-spot and most of their vehicles have portable payment machines to facilitate immediate payment.
  • You may drive with a valid U.S. driver's license for up to six months. For international driving permits, please contact AAA or the National Auto Club.

Public Transportation:  Taxis and prominent ride-sharing services such as Uber are a reliable means of transportation. Refer to the crime section of this page to alert yourself to other threats related to taxis and ride-sharing services. Bus service is also reliable.

In the Azores, driving can be challenging due to narrow cobblestone streets, blind curves, blind corners, and livestock on country roads. Public buses are inexpensive. Bus services begin at 7 a.m. and generally operate until 8 p.m., depending on the destination.

See our  Road Safety page  for more information. Visit the website of Portugal’s  national tourist office  and the national authority responsible for road safety.

Aviation Safety Oversight:

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed that the government of Portugal’s Civil Aviation Authority is in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Portugal’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the  FAA’s safety assessment page .

Maritime Travel:  Mariners planning travel to Portugal should also check for  U.S. maritime advisories and alerts . Information may also be available on the  U.S. Coast Guard homeport website and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  broadcast warnings .

Please see Fact Sheet for Portugal here.

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  • See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution  and  Travel Advisories .
  • Follow us on  Twitter  and  Facebook .
  • See  traveling safely abroad  for useful travel tips.

Review information about International Parental Child Abduction in Portugal . For additional IPCA-related information, please see the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act ( ICAPRA ) report.

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6 Cheapest Business Class Airlines for an Affordable Upgrade

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With the ever-shrinking seats in coach class, the allure of those spacious front-of-plane cabins has never been stronger. Flying business class can feel reminiscent of the golden era of travel, when glamour and comfort ruled the skies. Perks like lie-flat beds, privacy doors that encapsulate seats, airport lounge access, and even chauffeur services can entice even the most austere travelers among us to contemplate splurging on an upgrade every now and then.

Of course, those amenities all come at a price. Business class fares can be prohibitively expensive for the average traveler, with one-way tickets soaring as high as several thousands dollars. But did you know that the cheapest business class airlines offer many of the best perks for less money? If you know the right carriers, an affordable but luxurious business class ticket could be within reach. Here’s everything you need to know about the cheapest business class airlines .

What perks and amenities do the cheapest business class airlines give you?

On board a cheap business class airline that still offers good value, you can expect a spacious seat—one that lies flat on longer routes—better in-flight meals, complimentary alcohol, and reserved overhead bin space.

Other perks on the ground will vary from airline to airline. Some carriers “unbundle” their cheapest business class fares, meaning amenities like airport lounge access , seat selection, and over-the-top perks like chauffeur services aren’t offered to keep prices lower. Other airlines simply do not offer any customers amenities like lounges at all.

To get the cheapest business class fares, you’ll have to decide what perks are most important to you. Would you prefer to relax in a lounge during a long layover? Or is an affordable bed in the sky with fully closing doors of more importance? The airlines below all offer luxury, but the emphasis is put on different stages of the travel experience.

What prices are considered affordable for business class?

The price for that premium seat can get quite steep: Flights in top business class cabins can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. Like other airline tickets , the price of cheap business class fares can depend on the destination, time of year, when you book, and the airline itself. The longer the flight and the plusher the cabin, the higher the fare will climb.

However, according to recent data from aviation statistics firm Cirium , The average business class fare in 2023 was $1,845. So anything near or below that price point can be considered a pretty good deal for one-way in business class—keeping in mind the factors like the length of the flight and the amenities your ticket includes.

6 of the cheapest business class airlines

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TAP Air Portugal business class tickets can occasionally be found for under $2,000 roundtrip.

TAP Air Portugal

Generally known as a budget carrier, TAP Air Portugal actually offers a solid—and affordable—business class product as well. According to Katy Nastro, travel expert at Going.com , TAP Air Portugal routinely prices its business class seats to Europe for less than $3,000 roundtrip—sometimes even slipping below $2,000 roundtrip. For that price, you’ll get lie-flat seats with bedding that includes wrap-around duvets and large pillows, as well as meal service that features Portuguese dishes and wines. The seats and finishes might not feel as plush as other business classes, but you’ll have space to stretch your legs and lie flat at an attainable price point.

Turkish Airlines

Offering a few more amenities but still cheaper rates in business is Turkish Airlines, a carrier that Nastro says also consistently offers seats in business class on flights to Turkey and other destinations in Europe for under $3,000 roundtrip. You’ll be well cared for in Turkish business class, which offers a lie-flat seat that’s more than six feet long and up to two feet wide, with an 18-inch entertainment screen. When it comes to dining, you’ll have access to the airline’s iconic flying chefs, who prepare a litany of Turkish dishes and other cuisines mid-flight and essentially transform the business class cabin into a flying, top-tier restaurant. Plus, business class passengers also have access to Turkish lounges when they arrive at the airport.

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Emirates' most affordable business class option doesn't include perks like lounge access or seat selection.

Emirates “Special” business class fares

In order to give customers access to the cheapest business class seats, Emirates unbundles its business class fares. If you book one of these tickets, called “Special" business class fares by the airline, you won’t have access to Emirates lounges , chauffeur service, seat selection, or upgrades to first class. But once onboard the plane, you get all those bells and whistles Emirates business class is known for: ultra-comfy beds, gourmet food, premium cocktails, and even the A380’s onboard cocktail lounge.

Using the unbundled booking method can potentially save travelers thousands of dollars. A quick check of business class fares on Emirates’ New York to Dubai route for June 2024 showed the airline’s Special business class price at $2,787 one-way, while its Flex Plus business class ticket, which offers the most perks and rebooking options, clocked in at $6,229—a difference of more than $3,400. The Special fares are only available on certain routes and certain times of year, so if you see one that works for you, it could be worth locking in.

This little-known German carrier flies from 13 major US gateways to Europe, and is one of the best cheapest business class airlines out there. Condor’s sharp-looking business class cabins with striped accents offer seats that transform into a 6.5-foot lie-flat bed, 4K entertainment screens, and direct-aisle access for every passenger. Plus, each business class passenger gets access to Condor’s lounges. Fares start at about $1,100 on flights from New York to Berlin.

Qatar Airways Business Class Lite option is a more affordable way to book one of the best seats in the sky.

Qatar Airways’ Business Class Lite option is a more affordable way to book one of the best seats in the sky.

Qatar Airways Business Class Lite

Much like Emirates’ unbundled tickets, Qatar Airways’ Business Class Lite and Business Class Classic fares offer the same opulent seats to fliers who’d like to shave off a few amenities in order to save money. You won’t have lounge access or seat selection before check-in included in your ticket. But you can book into the revered Qsuites product, which offers fully closing doors around a spacious lie-flat seat (79 inches long and 21 inches wide) and impeccable in-flight service. While the price tag can’t be considered “cheap” compared to some carriers, the unbundled fares can be a more affordable way to book one of the best seats in the sky. The unbundled fares aren’t offered on all routes, but a search of Qatar’s flights from New York to Doha for August 2024 shows Business Class Classic fares for $6,268, while Business Elite is $8,810—a difference of more than $2,500.

JetBlue Mint

Although it’s not offered on every plane or every route, JetBlue’s Mint business class is among the best premium products in terms of value for the money. Mint offers a mix of standard lie-flat seats and more private suites with doors, depending on the aircraft layout. Each seat offers adjustable firmness, a massage function, and turns into a bed that’s six feet, eight inches long outfitted with blankets and pillows from Tuft and Needle. You can also expect some seriously scrumptious food and drink options, as JetBlue has partnered with New York restaurant group Delicious Hospitality, the collective behind Manhattan restaurants Pasquale Jones, Charlie Bird, and Legacy Records, to design the rotating menus in Mint. One-way tickets start at about $700 and range up to $2,000 to fly between New York and Los Angeles, but expect to pay more on JetBlue’s international routes.

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TAP Air Portugal is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and is a Star Alliance member. If you’re visiting the country on the Iberian Peninsula, you might bring back some souvenirs for your friends and family. Canned sardines, a jar of local olives and a bottle of port wine all need to be checked, so here’s what you need to know about TAP Air Portugal's baggage allowance and fees.

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How many bags can you bring on TAP Air Portugal?

The TAP baggage allowance depends on the fare type you book and the route you’re flying.

TAP Air Portugal carry-on allowance

TAP Air Portugal passengers flying in economy class can bring one carry-on bag and one personal item. Those traveling in business class to or from North America get the same carry-on baggage allowance.

If your ticket is in Executive class domestically or to and from Europe, Africa or South America, TAP lets you carry two bags plus a personal item.

TAP Air Portugal's carry-on size limits are as follows:

Size: 22 x 16 x 8 inches (55 x 40 x 20 centimeters).

Weight: 22 pounds (10 kilograms).

As for personal items, TAP allows the following:

Size: 16 x 12 x 5 inches (40 x 30 x 15 centimeters).

Weight: 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms).

The following items count as personal items:

Handbag, laptop bag or purse.

Duty-free shopping bag.

Walking aid, such as a wheelchair or walking cane.

Medical devices.

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TAP Air Portugal checked bag allowance

The checked baggage allowance with TAP Air Portugal also depends on the fare and the destination. Here is the number of pieces of baggage you can check for free:

Middle and long-haul flights to the African continent (except Morocco) include two checked pieces of luggage weighing up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) each.

The maximum size for checked baggage can’t exceed 62 inches (158 centimeters) total, including height, length and width, for all routes.

Children ages 2 to 11 get the same baggage allowance as adults. If you’re traveling with a child younger than 2, you can check a bag weighing no more than 22 pounds (10 kilograms), not exceeding 45 inches (115 centimeters) total, including height, length and width.

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TAP Air Portugal baggage fees

If you need to check more bags than the number included in your fare, you can purchase extra luggage allowance. The cost varies by season (low seasons or high season), the route you’re flying and whether you pre-purchase extra bags or add pieces during online check-in. Adding luggage to your ticket before online check-in opens costs less.

Below is how much you’ll pay for extra checked bags when traveling during off-peak dates.

And here’s how much extra checked bags will set you back when traveling during peak travel dates.

You can check what dates are high and low season for which destination on this page .

Overweight and oversized baggage fees

If your checked bags exceed the weight or dimensions of the baggage allowance included with your fare type, you’ll have to pay extra for oversized or overweight (or both) pieces of luggage. If you’re traveling in peak season, the oversized and overweight baggage fees are slightly higher.

Leverage elite status to get free checked bags on TAP Air Portugal

Elite members of the TAP Miles&Go loyalty program, as well as passengers with Star Alliance status, can take an extra bag on a TAP Air Portugal flight.

TAP Miles&Go Gold members flying on TAP or Star Alliance network flights: One extra piece up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) in Economy and one extra piece up to 70 pounds (32 kilograms) in business class.

TAP Miles&Go Navigator members flying on TAP or Star Alliance network flights: One extra piece up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) in Economy and one extra piece up to 70 pounds (32 kilograms) in business class.

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Check-in times for checked luggage

Check-in starts 24 hours before flights to and from the United States and 36 hours before flights to all other destinations. Depending on the airport, the cutoff time for baggage drop-off ranges from 45 minutes to two hours. For specific cutoff times, check your departure airport .

TAP Air Portugal baggage policy recapped

TAP Air Portugal's baggage policy is clearly defined. Each fare type to a certain region gets a certain number of bags up to a certain size and weight limit. If you’re over the specified limit, you have to pay a fee, which varies by the travel season and the time you decide to add more baggage allowance.

TAP Miles&Go Gold and Navigator members get an extra checked bag, so make sure to pack accordingly when traveling with TAP Air Portugal.

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Iran launches barrage of strikes toward Israel

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Iran warns its response will be "stronger and more resolute" if Israel retaliates following latest strikes

From CNN’s Alireza Hajihosseini and Eyad Kourdi

An anti-missile system operates as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, on Sunday.

Iran has warned that it will respond with more force if Israel retaliates over this weekend's strikes, which Tehran said were themselves a reply to an Israeli attack earlier this month on its embassy complex in Syria's capital Damascus.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate to exercise its inherent right of self-defense when required," Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Amir Saeid Iravani, said in a statement.

Citing self-defense against repeated Israeli military aggressions, Iravani said the strikes were specifically in retaliation to an Israeli attack on April 1 against what Iran says were diplomatic facilities in Damascus.

Iran claims the attack violated international law and led to the death of seven Iranian military advisors, including key commanders from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The statement also criticizes the United Nations Security Council for “failing to uphold international peace,” allowing Israel to “breach” established international norms and “escalate” regional tensions.

Additional context: Israel has carried out numerous strikes on Iran-backed targets in Syria, often targeting weapons shipments allegedly intended for Hezbollah, a powerful Iranian proxy in Lebanon. 

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the April 1 attack which destroyed an Iranian consulate building in the capital Damascus, including Mohammed Reza Zahedi, a top Revolutionary Guards commander.

However an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told CNN that their intelligence showed the building was not a consulate and was instead “a military building of Quds forces disguised as a civilian building.”

China expresses 'deep concern', calls for ceasefire

From CNN's Philip Wang and Irene Nasser

China has expressed "deep concern" over the "current escalation" following Iran's attack on Israel, according to a spokesperson for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, adding that it is a "spillover of the Gaza conflict" and a ceasefire should be implemented without delay.

In a statement, China called "on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint to prevent further escalations."

"The ongoing situation is the latest spillover of the Gaza conflict," the spokesperson said, adding that a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas should be implemented without any more delay.

Beijing did not  name or condemn Hamas  in the wake of the initial October 7 attacks. Since then, it has condemned the war and been a vocal  proponent of an immediate ceasefire  and the implementation of a “two-state” solution.

Last month, Chinese diplomat Wang Kejian met Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh in Qatar, the first meeting between a Chinese and Hamas official publicly acknowledged by Beijing since the outbreak of the  war in Gaza .

Wang’s visit follows efforts by Beijing to step up its profile as a  peace broker in the Middle East conflict.

US forces intercepted 70+ drones and at least three ballistic missiles, US officials say

From CNN's Oren Liebermann and Haley Britzky

US forces intercepted more than 70 one-way attack drones and at least three ballistic missiles during Iran's attack on Israel, according to two US officials familiar with the situation.

The ballistic missiles were intercepted by warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, one of the officials said. Iran launched more than 100 ballistic missiles in total at Israel, according to a senior administration official.

The US Navy currently has two destroyers in that area, both are guided missile destroyers capable of intercepting missile and drone launches.

US fighter jets were also part of the response to Iran’s attack on Saturday and shot down drones launched towards Israel, another US official told CNN.

Biden to meet with G7 leaders Sunday as he condemns Iran's "brazen attack"

From CNN’s Lauren Koenig

US President Joe Biden will meet with G7 leaders Sunday “to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran’s brazen attack,” according to a statement released by the White House. 

“My team will engage with their counterparts across the region. And we will stay in close touch with Israel’s leaders,” the statement from Biden reads. “And while we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people.”

US defensive assets moved to the region earlier this week and “helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles,” according to the statement.

Biden also spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu following Saturday’s attack “to reaffirm America’s ironclad commitment to the security of Israel.” 

United Airlines cancels three Middle East flights

From CNN’s Sara Smart

At least three United Airlines flights headed to or departing from the Middle East have been canceled amid the ongoing conflict unfolding between Iran and Israel.

On Saturday a flight from Newark, New Jersey to Tel Aviv, a flight from Washington D.C. to Amman, Jordan, and one from Dubai to Newark were canceled, the airline told CNN in a statement.

There have been no changes to any Sunday flights for United as of Saturday night, according to the airline. 

CNN has reached out to other airlines regarding cancellations.

Biden told Netanyahu US will not participate in offensive operations against Iran, US official says

From CNN's MJ Lee

A US Marine guards the entrance to the West Wing of the White House on Saturday.

The US will not participate in any offensive operations against Iran, US President Joe Biden has made clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior administration official told CNN.

The comments were relayed during the phone call that the two leaders shared in the aftermath of Iran's retaliatory strikes against Israel.

Biden tells Netanyahu tonight was a win, nothing of "value" hit in Israel, US official says 

Israel should consider tonight a win because the current US assessment is that Iran’s attacks had been largely unsuccessful and demonstrated Israel’s superior military capability, President Joe Biden told Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in their phone call, a senior administration official told CNN.

The US’s assessment tonight was that almost all of the drones and missiles – including more than 100 ballistic missiles -- launched by Iran had been knocked out of the sky. No cruise missile made impact, the official said, and nothing of “value” was hit. 

Bolton: 'Passivity at this point for Israel would be a big mistake'

From CNN's Heather Chen

John Bolton, the former US national security adviser and ambassador to the UN, said “passivity at this point for Israel would be a big mistake,” warning of more attacks. 

“This is not time to play academic games and message and signal. This is a question of power,” Bolton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. "If they came from a different location containing nuclear warheads, Israel might not be so lucky.”

A known Iran policy hawk, Bolton served in senior national security positions during the Trump and Bush administrations. A neoconservative, Bolton has in the past advocated war with Iran and a pre-emptive strike on North Korea.

In 2022, he was the target of an alleged assassination attempt orchestrated by a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. 

He has warned against underestimating Iran’s nuclear program, which Tehran has said is for peaceful purposes only.

“I think we have enough experience with faulty intelligence by now, not to be so sure, not to know how much of Iran’s uranium enrichment program is really being conducted under a mountain in North Korea,” Bolton said.

If Tehran sent “a wire transfer to Pyongyang,” it would give the North Koreans “enough time to put a couple of warheads on an airplane and fly them to Tehran. (But) if you take away their nuclear capability, that would be a dramatic hit to the regime, maybe enough to topple it.”

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