GUIDE: TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-900neo

Old Oct 16, 17, 10:22 am
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Arrow GUIDE: TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-900neo

TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-900neo

IATA designation: A339

Total in fleet July 2019: 10. Aircraft on order: 13. 5 older A332 will be replaced by A330-900neo.

C34, E+96, Y168 (Total 298)


This twin-engine widebody aircraft is used on long haul routes, including transatlantic; TAP was launch customer, and the A330-900neo is its flagship aircraft. The Airbus AirSpace cabin with larger overhead bins is featured, IFE and WiFi (basic text free, packages) are provided.

Executive Class: 34 Executive class Recaro CL6710 flat-bed seat fully in staggered rows on two aisles, angled toward the aisle. Every seat has full aisle access. Seat dimensions are reported to be Width 56,64 cm / 22.3 in, Pitch 106,68 cm / 42 in. Rows 2,4,6 and 8 are aisle seats separated by seat consoles, creating greater privacy. Row 1,3,5, 7 and 9 center seats are fitted in a “honeymoon” configuration with seat consoles facing the aisles; 2, 4, 6 and 8 center seats are separated. AVOD at seat, universal and USB power ports located under the seat console along with the headphone jack.


Executive class seat layout c/o TPG

Economy Extra / Eco Premium / E+: 2 x 4 x 2 in Width 45 cm / 17.72 in, Pitch 86,36 cm / 34 in.

Economy: 2 x 4 x 2 (2 x 3 x 2 last 4 rows) in Width 45cm / 17.72, Pitch 31 in.

*Key: C = Executive (Business) seats; E+ = Economy Extra seats; Y = Economy seat

Link to SeatGuru A330neo seat chart

A330-900neo:

Length: 63,69 m
Wingspan: 64 m (composite, with Sharklets wingtip devices)
Height: 16,79 m
Wing surface area: 361,63 m2
Cruise speed: 930 km/h
Cruise altitude: 12,500 m
Fuel capacity: 139,090 l
Maximum range: 12,000 km
Engines: 2 Rolls Royce Trent 7000

Link to “Brand-New Bird, in Biz: A Review of TAP Air Portugal’s A330-900neo From Lisbon to So Paulo” by Brendan Dorsey, The Points Guy,12 Mar 2019

Link to “Trip Report: Flying on TAP Air Portugal’s New A330neo from Chicago to Lisbon in Business Class”, by Jose Antonio Payet, Airline Geeks, 11 Jun 2019

FlyerTalk: TAPs brand new A330neo reportedly causing sickness in crew and passengers

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Old Mar 24, 19, 9:52 pm
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TP A330-900 - Seat map?

I'm guessing this has been answered/posted before but couldn't find it. Does anyone have the J seat map for TP's A330-900 neo?
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Old Mar 25, 19, 1:34 pm
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It is indeed posted in a recent thread:

https://simpleflying.com/airbus-deli...-tap-portugal/



There is also a site showing the routes
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Old Mar 25, 19, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by YVRYEGYVR View Post
It is indeed posted in a recent thread:

https://simpleflying.com/airbus-deli...-tap-portugal/



There is also a site showing the routes
Thanks!

Do you happen to have the picture with higher resolution? I can't read any of the labels or row numbers in the seat map you linked. It seems that it is a pre-launch mock-up with a bizarre "Pending licensing from Air New Zealand" footnote.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 11:28 am
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There is still no official seat map on this aircraft - not on TAP site nor any other place except the mock up.

However it should pretty much modeled the current lie-flat model, i.e. it is a 1-2-1 with staggered setting on the window sides in the sense of window window and window aisle. The phone rep would only understand it as window and aisle, because the no privacy seat on the window side section is indeed an aisle seat.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 11:40 am
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I see, thanks. Maybe we should keep this thread open and add the official seat map once it's out?
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Old Mar 27, 19, 3:32 am
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TP is already selling A339 flights this summer, the seat map in 1A is pretty clear:



Code:
SM TP 0201/C/12AUGLISEWR/V                                                      
SM TP  0201  C 12AUG LISEWR        339                                          
        A  C     D  E  F  G     H  K                                            
C  1                /  /               1  C                                     
   2       Y     +        Y     +      2                                        
   3    +           Y  +           +   3                                        
   4       +     Y        /     Y      4                                        
   5    +           +  +           Y   5                                        
   6       +     /        Y     Y      6                                        
   7    Y           +  +           Y   7                                        
   8       Y     Y        Y     Y      8                                        
   9    Y           Y  Y           Y   9                                        
        A  C     D  E  F  G     H  K                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT               
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET               
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR              
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR              
Y CHARGEABLE
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Old Mar 27, 19, 7:57 am
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I'll be in A339 / J on their MIA route in April, here's a screenshot of the seat map for this particular flight:


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Old Mar 27, 19, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
TP is already selling A339 flights this summer, the seat map in 1A is pretty clear:





Code:
SM TP 0201/C/12AUGLISEWR/V
SM TP 0201 C 12AUG LISEWR 339
A C D E F G H K
C 1 / / 1 C
2 Y + Y + 2
3 + Y + + 3
4 + Y / Y 4
5 + + + Y 5
6 + / Y Y 6
7 Y + + Y 7
8 Y Y Y Y 8
9 Y Y Y Y 9
A C D E F G H K




. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
Thanks. Too bad these aren't easily and publicly available at TP's website as all their seatmaps used to be. Are the restricted 1EF seats bassinet seats?

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I'll be in A339 / J on their MIA route in April, here's a screenshot of the seat map for this particular flight:


Thanks, this is helpful. I was wondering about the location of the storage compartment next to each seat in the middle of the cabin. In general I prefer a seat with the storage on the aisle side, so that I'm further shielded from noise and food/duty-free carts. (In the previous 332 J layout they alternated the location of this storage space, in one seat facing outward to the aisle, in the next seat facing inward, and so on.)
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Old Mar 27, 19, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by mercflight View Post
I'll be in A339 / J on their MIA route in April, here's a screenshot of the seat map for this particular flight:


Were your ticket booked directly with TP?
How did you pull up the seat map?

The seat selection function is not even showing up on our Aeroplan award tickets on the TP 224 MIA-LIS route but travel in Sept.
i.e. Under Services, I do not see ANY clickable bubble.
I called TAP to request being put at 3A and 4C.

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Old Mar 28, 19, 10:32 am
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Yes purchased directly with TP. Under My Booking / Services on flytap.com I have the option to select seats online, that's when the seatmap shows up. I would think same works for award tickets, too.
4C not really a good seat, though I would say, much less so than 3A. Only reason I am in 8G is because I am traveling with someone in 8D.
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I just booked a flight yesterday on the EWR-LIS flight at the end of May and I was looking for a seatmap too since it showed the a330-900neo as the plane. The pic referenced in the second post is useless since it's way too small.

I did find the below post on the new plane but I think the author got his rows mixed up when referencing which rows to pick if you wanted a business class seat next to the window. He said to pick 2,4,6 or 8 and the seatmap mercflight posted and the one I got in my booking (same as mercflights pic) confirm otherwise. Anyway here is a link with some pics and call me impressed by the business class cabin!

https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/11/28/...-in-the-world/

Here's also a review from TPG website giving more details on the seating, etc.:

https://thepointsguy.com/reviews/tap...usiness-class/

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Are there any misaligned windows? I picked 7K.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 4:38 pm
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Yes purchased directly with TP. Under My Booking / Services on flytap.com I have the option to select seats online, that's when the seatmap shows up. I would think same works for award tickets, too.
4C not really a good seat, though I would say, much less so than 3A. Only reason I am in 8G is because I am traveling with someone in 8D.
We both want window side versus the middle section, instead of being one row separates us, i.e. 3 and 5, we settle for 3 and 4. Yes, 4 is the window-aisle seat facing outside, no privacy.
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Old Jun 2, 19, 11:42 am
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Not sure if this the correct forum. I booked 2 J seats on TAP for their new SFO flight at the end of this month. I chose my seats at booking. I checked yesterday and saw they took my seat away and my wife has the only assigned seat. My reservation states no seat assigned. Is this normal? The flight is pretty full and seats are limited now.
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