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Any Experience with TAP Airlines?

#1 Post by David K o l i n » January 21st, 2019, 6:13 pm

We’re looking at possibly flying into Lisbon this summer. Direct options are limited from Chicago. TAP will start service from O’Hare in June.

Any thoughts on the carrier would be appreciated.
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#2 Post by jordan whitehead » January 21st, 2019, 6:54 pm

ridiculously cheap biz class fares at the moment. cheap award redemptions as well.

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#3 Post by J. D'Antonio » January 22nd, 2019, 5:00 am

I flew TAP to Spain in late 2016 in business class and enjoyed the experience. YYZ --> LIS --> BCN, then MAD --> LIS --> YYZ. It was on their slightly older A320, with 150 degree recline in their seats, but service was good and food was pretty decent. They were serving 12-year old Barraida on the plane which which surprisingly good.

I liked the TAP lounge in Lisbon as well - nice bar, plenty of pasteis de nata and a savoury spread that was routinely replenished.

Looking forward to my Europe trip this summer on their new A330 with lie-flat beds.
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#4 Post by Paul Jaouen » January 22nd, 2019, 5:21 am

One flight from Lisbon when computers at United went kerphooey. No complaints.
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#5 Post by George Hejna » January 22nd, 2019, 6:34 am

Flew them to Lisbon. I think it was out of EWR at the time. They were just fine, quality the same as AA or UAL. nice lounge in Lisbon. They do sometimes run a narrow body 757 not sure if they are doing that from ORD. If they are direct I would take them in a heartbeat. Lisbon is wonderful. Spend some time in Sintra.

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#6 Post by Robert Broder » January 22nd, 2019, 8:29 am

Flew from Phila to Lisbon 2 years ago. Timing, service and food were fine. Check what planes they are flying on your route. Ours was the older narrow model as noted above. Somewhat cramped.

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#7 Post by Ramon C » January 23rd, 2019, 7:57 am

Flew them biz to EWR-LIS-EWR about 5 years ago.

Good recline that's almost flat, took pride with their nicely-chosen Portuguese wines that are fine with me (although I know very little about Portuguese wines), and service is basic-efficient but not the same level as biz-class service by more, generally lauded carriers that I've had to chance to fly with.
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#8 Post by David K o l i n » January 23rd, 2019, 9:01 am

Thanks, everyone.
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#9 Post by Marshall Gelb » January 26th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Thank you all! Very interesting thread and I am going to start another thread about Lisbon in general.


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#10 Post by Rich Brown » January 26th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback all - traveling TAP Business to Barcelona in May for the first time.

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#11 Post by Mont Stern » February 1st, 2019, 7:26 am

I have flown TAP and was satisfied. Wish I could say the same for AA and UA recently. :(

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#12 Post by scamhi » February 1st, 2019, 10:22 am

We took TAP this past summer business class. layflat seats and good not great service
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