So...is TAP airlines THAT bad

Old Jan 27, 17, 12:11 pm
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So...is TAP airlines THAT bad

looking at RT routing from IAD to BCN via JFK, they have the best fare.

whats the difference between their basic airfares....anyone experience either class yet?

also if I choose the next higher priced airfare it's a difference of say USD300. is TAP really that bad from what I have read?

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Old Jan 27, 17, 3:13 pm
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We don't know what you've read. TAP is quite normal.

In the economy cabin they divide their fares into four groups: Discount, Basic, Classic and Plus. See https://www.flytap.com/en-us/booking...n/tap-products Make sure you choose wisely. For example, their Discount fare does not allow free seat selection before check-in, they charge $30 for that. Per person per segment. So if you are traveling as a group and seating together is important, take into account this extra charge or consider a Basic fare.
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Old Jan 28, 17, 6:15 am
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This thread should be in the Other European Airlines forum.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say
is TAP really that bad from what I have read?
Compared to whom? What did you read? What are you judging on?

It's a typical European flag carrier. I'd argue that service in Y is better than what you'd get for most US-based carriers.

The difference between all the different fares is what you get. The cabin is the same, the ammenities are different.
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Old Jan 29, 17, 1:38 am
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The A32S fleet beats any US carrier hands down in comfort and in flight. The longhaul fleet has mostly dated seating, but then the question comes up what the alternative between IAD and BCN is. The alternatives in coach are not exactly plush either.
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Old Jan 29, 17, 9:09 am
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I flew TAP 3 times in late Dec 2016. All good service (in Economy) and baggage handling. In my opinion TAP is
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Old Jan 30, 17, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by QuesoDeCan View Post
looking at RT routing from IAD to BCN via JFK, they have the best fare.

whats the difference between their basic airfares....anyone experience either class yet?

also if I choose the next higher priced airfare it's a difference of say USD300. is TAP really that bad from what I have read?

haaaalp
It's just another airline: better than some in some ways, substandard in others. Fare class is if no importance in terms of comfort and service.

Customer service stinks.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 9:39 am
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I flew TAP to Rome from JFK and the service was great. I was able to get premium economy seats for free.
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Not flown them in the last five years, but before that I never had the slightest complain, both intraeuropean in coach and a few TATLs to Brazil in business.
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Perfectly fine intra-EU.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 9:49 am
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Flew JFK - LIS on TAP economy. Perfectly fine for the price. If you book early enough you can even choose exit rows for free.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by QuesoDeCan View Post
looking at RT routing from IAD to BCN via JFK, they have the best fare.

whats the difference between their basic airfares....anyone experience either class yet?

also if I choose the next higher priced airfare it's a difference of say USD300. is TAP really that bad from what I have read?

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Economy or Business?
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Old Feb 7, 17, 2:03 pm
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This would be for economy....economy plus would be a bonus though!
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Old Jul 13, 18, 5:04 am
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So as everybody said here, it depends on what youíre looking for and comparing to. Iíve flown them business once and that product may not be top notch. For economy, it is a fair and honest product: seats are appropriate, catering is acceptable or even good (not TK-great, but neither UA or LH whatever) and youíll have many flight attendants who are not just polite, but kind, warm and caring from the bottom of their heart. Consider the possibility of the free TAP Stopover (the option to spend up to 5 nights in Portugal for free during your trip), mind the super cheap rates on discount fares (TAP will still honor all your *G privileges, including the free checked bag) and if youíre looking for something thatís worth your money, mostly reliable and not a rip-off, youíre likely to get it from them.
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I'm glad we settled this 18 month old discussion.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by pablitoooooo View Post
....if youíre looking for something thatís worth your money, mostly reliable and not a rip-off, youíre likely to get it from them.
... sure, it's a run-of-the-mill airline. But if things go at all wrong, as they inevitably will, don't expect too much from customer service.

And watch out for those longer, intercontinental, flights operated by narrow-body aircraft configured for short-haul routes.
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