Cheap TAP Portugal Flights

Tap Portugal is the national airline of Portugal. It was founded in 1945, and the first flight took off a year and a half later. TAP Portugal is a Star Alliance member; its frequent flyer plan is TAP Victoria. 80 TAP Portugal planes fly to over 80 destinations in 29 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

Although Israel is not on its destinations map, you will find good deals on TAP Portugal flights between European cities. Until June 2015 it was still fully owned by the government. Today the Portuguese government holds 50% of the airline’s shares, 45% belongs to Atlantic Gateway Consortium, and 5% remains in the hands of collaborators and employees.

Information correct as of April 2017

Why Fly With TAP Portugal

How to Check in

Tap Portugal allows you to check in online starting 36 hours prior to departure, or 24 hours for flights from the USA. If you depart from Lisbon, you can also sign up for automatic check-in, and the airline will check you in for free 24 hours before your flight. You can print your boarding pass or have it sent to your smartphone, but note that in some airports you will be required to visit the check-in counter to get a paper boarding pass even if you have already checked in online. This option is not available at all airports. You can always go to the counters for old-school style check-in. In all cases, you must be at the gate at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time, or you may miss your flight.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Economy Class passengers can board the cabin with one carry-on item which must not exceed 55x40x20 cm in size and 8 kg in weight. Business Class passengers to all destinations except the US can board with two items weighing up to 16 kg each. All passengers on TAP Portugal flights may bring an additional personal item no larger than 40x30x15 cm and weighing up to 2 kg. Most European routes and trips between Europe and the US include one piece of checked baggage up to 23 kg for Economy Class. On flights to Brazil, you have a 32 kg allowance. On all other intercontinental flights, you may check two items for free. Business Class passengers have two free items up to 32 kg each. The maximum dimensions of your bags cannot exceed 158 cm (height+length+width).


On long haul flights, you will have 81 - 86 cm of legroom in Economy Class. On short flights within Europe, the legroom is 76 cm. Some tickets include a choice of seat, in which case you will be able to select your seat while booking the flight. If your ticket does not include seat selection, your seating will be randomly assigned to you upon checking in.

Booking Fees

You can pay for your ticket with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Diners. There is no booking fee unless you book via the UK website. In that case, there is a 4 GBP fee. Please note that there is a €80 no-show fee.

Service on Board

TAP Portugal serves meals or snacks on most flights, as well as a Portuguese wine. The entertainment system includes more than 100 award winning movies and many more TV shows. You can even stay connected in the sky, choosing from a selection ofy Wi-Fi packages: 4 MB for $4,99; 14 MB for $14,99; and 50 MB for $45,00.

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