TAP A320 Business Class. Worth the extra miles?

Old Mar 6, 17, 9:41 am
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TAP A320 Business Class. Worth the extra miles?

(I forgot the question mark in my title above....)

Hi all,

I've recently booked a VERY long flight on TAP Portugal in economy class.

RAI-LIS (4h5m) followed by LIS-ACC-TMS (7h55m). Both flights appear to be on A320s.

Looking at the seat maps, it appears that business and economy both appear to be 3/3; I'm trying to determine whether it's worth spending the extra miles to upgrade to business class. Are there advantages that I'm not seeing?
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Old Mar 6, 17, 10:56 am
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From my limited experience TP A320 J class is like most other EU intraEU J classes. The middle seat is left empty but its generally the same Y seat with a little extra legroom and the middle seat left empty. You'll get the usual extra luggage allowance, meals & priority check-in & boarding services.
If you're miles rich or not going to generally use those miles anytime soon for something better it wouldn't be a bad ideal considering you'll be flying 3 segments of which 2 are longer than 4 hours.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 4:36 pm
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The meals are much nicer in biz. Normally, I wouldn't bother with these medium haul biz flights, but for a flight that's this long I would consider spending the extra miles for the better food and guaranteed space. Do bring an eye mask if you're doing a RAI-LIS redeye.
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Old Mar 9, 17, 12:03 pm
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I concur with Palal. The flight to ACC and TMS is a very long one for a narrowbody and the food offer in C from LIS is quite good - it will be a full meal, similar to the ones served in long-haul flights. This is valid for the first meal, catered in LIS, not for the second one, catered in ACC.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 6:17 am
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TAP A320 Business vs. Economy for 14 hours of flying

Hi all,

I'm flying a fourteen-hour (!!) economy award ticket from RAI-LIS-ACC-TMS using 17.5K Avianca Lifemiles. It's possible to upgrade the ticket to business class using an extra 15.5K miles.

The question is: is this a worthwhile thing to do? I ask because the seat maps I've seen show no difference between the economy and business seats, aside from the middle seats being blocked out.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Nov 8, 17, 8:28 am
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But you already asked the same question few months ago, and got a reply...
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/othe...tra-miles.html
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Old Nov 8, 17, 4:26 pm
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A bit off-topic - can you get that routing online? Or you need to call ?
for that length I'd probably spend the extra miles. Chances are you could get a row for yourself and be able to sleep lying across the 3 seats (don't pick the first row as armrests do not raise IIRC.
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