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TAP contract lounges: recent changes and Star Gold access

TAP contract lounges: recent changes and Star Gold access

Old Jul 25, 22, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by sodaisei
Does this mean I can access the lounge in BIO when flying TAP? (I am *G)
Unfortunately no, there is no lounge service for TAP's services at BIO (and no Executive class flights either, the flights are operated by White Airways). Spain remains a weak spot, the main operator of lounges is the national airport authority AENA and they appear to have high internal charging rates which some airlines struggle to accept.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Unfortunately no, there is no lounge service for TAP's services at BIO (and no Executive class flights either, the flights are operated by White Airways). Spain remains a weak spot, the main operator of lounges is the national airport authority AENA and they appear to have high internal charging rates which some airlines struggle to accept.
But I will be flying Executive class from BIO (true that's operated by White Airways, but it's not sold by them so it's only a TAP flight). Now I am confused
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Old Jul 27, 22, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by sodaisei
But I will be flying Executive class from BIO (true that's operated by White Airways, but it's not sold by them so it's only a TAP flight). Now I am confused
As long as BIO-LIS flights are operated by ATR72s (be it by White Airways, be it by Eastern Airways), there is no C class. Probably you will be flying C in your connecting flight.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by tff
As long as BIO-LIS flights are operated by ATR72s (be it by White Airways, be it by Eastern Airways), there is no C class. Probably you will be flying C in your connecting flight.
This is what my reservation shows


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Old Jul 28, 22, 1:42 am
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There is an AENA lounge in BIO which matches that description, it's near gate A12 but on the mezzanine floor. You will have to let us know in due course, but it's not on the TAP list at the moment.
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Old Jul 29, 22, 3:46 am
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Sure, I will let you know if they let me in.

(I have PP, so I can get in, but my colleague doesn't have *G nor PP, so I am worried about him)
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Old Jul 29, 22, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by sodaisei
This is what my reservation shows
Unfortunately, that is just a generic template prepared for "Executive" guests (who normally do, of course, have access to a lounge) and is not at all tailored for the specific context.

There simply is no lounge contracted by TAP at BIO:

https://www.flytap.com/en-pt/at-the-.../lounge-finder
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Old Jul 30, 22, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by sodaisei
Sure, I will let you know if they let me in.

(I have PP, so I can get in, but my colleague doesn't have *G nor PP, so I am worried about him)
If you wish to preserve good relations forget about lounges, showers and free cheese sandwiches: steer your colleague to a non-lounge caf and join him/her for a coffee or a beer. It won't cost a fortune and, who knows, you might be able to expense it
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Old Jul 30, 22, 2:22 pm
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Hello,

Flying on Thai between sin and bkk, ecom.

Have TAP gold. Can I access a Star alliance lounge in either airport?

Thanks
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Old Jul 31, 22, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by Johnlr255
Hello,

Flying on Thai between sin and bkk, ecom.

Have TAP gold. Can I access a Star alliance lounge in either airport?

Thanks
Yes - both. There are a few choices, look on the *A website and see which you prefer.
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Old Jul 31, 22, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Harper50505
Yes - both. There are a few choices, look on the *A website and see which you prefer.
Great, thanks for the reply :-)
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Old Jul 31, 22, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Harper50505
Yes - both. There are a few choices, look on the *A website and see which you prefer.
The Thai flight is from SIN T1. There looks to be only contract lounges open in this terminal at the moment. Not sure if we'll be allowed access to a contract lounge with TAP gold status? Can you move between terminals airside at SIN? Would like to entre a SQ lounge if possible.
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Old Jul 31, 22, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Johnlr255
The Thai flight is from SIN T1. There looks to be only contract lounges open in this terminal at the moment. Not sure if we'll be allowed access to a contract lounge with TAP gold status? Can you move between terminals airside at SIN? Would like to entre a SQ lounge if possible.
All terminals are connected airside at SIN, so you can walk over to SQ lounge and enter with your *G card when flying any Star Alliance flight
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Old Jul 31, 22, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Fims
All terminals are connected airside at SIN, so you can walk over to SQ lounge and enter with your *G card when flying any Star Alliance flight
Great, thanks for the info :-)
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Old Aug 1, 22, 2:28 am
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TK Elite (*G) here. At BCN today, boarding a TAP flight to LIS in Y. Denied Fast-Trak security and Lounge Access with the check-in agent lying to my face saying that both were included. I actually went back to her desk when I was denied Fast-Trak security and was provided with the same when I demanded it. At the lounge, I didnt bother - opting instead to use my LoungeKey enabled Credit Card for access to the mediocre contract lounge

Shame on TAP.
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