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Food and drink on board 2020-2021 (Covid changes)

Food and drink on board 2020-2021 (Covid changes)

Old Jun 9, 20, 11:54 am
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Food and drink on board 2020-2021 (Covid changes)

With TAP starting flights from London again and it seeming likely that an air bridge may be established with the UK, does anyone have any idea what TAP's reduced business class food and drink is currently? It just says that have are offering reduced catering due COVID but not what that may consist if and whether they are serving alcohol.
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Old Jun 9, 20, 1:56 pm
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I flew ORY-LIS the week of the shutdowns. There was nobody in J, but in Y the service was a bottle of water.

FR and BA have maintained STN-LIS and LHR-LIS throughout the last few months, so there have been flights going.
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Old Jun 10, 20, 12:06 pm
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No idea about service in J, but Y will go full on BOB on medium-haul (except DME, TLV, ACC, ABJ). Glasses of water, tea and coffee will be complimentary. Here's the inaugural menu (which will be expanded soon):



It is estimated that in a few months, Economy Extra will feature a complimentary savoury snack.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 3:59 am
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Honestly, BOB would be a big upgrade over the crap food they served in Y over the past few years, although that roast beef sandwich doesn't look too great.
The fact that they'll now be charging for drinks - majorly sucks, but in line with IB, SN and others.

Alcohol prices are super inflated. You can get 3-4 cans of Sagres for 4€ at a restaurant, and a full 70cl bottle of licor de beirão for 10€, but I guess they have to make money somewhere.

Also - where is the regular wine on the menu?

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Old Jun 11, 20, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Honestly, BOB would be a big upgrade over the crap food they served in Y over the past few years, although that roast beef sandwich doesn't look goo great.
The fact that they'll now be charging for drinks - majorly sucks, but in line with IB, SN and others.

Alcohol prices are super inflated. You can get 3-4 cans of Sagres for 4€ at a restaurant, and a full 70cl bottle of licor de beirão for 10€, but I guess they have to make money somewhere.

Also - where is the regular wine on the menu?
The serving of a plastic cup quarter-filled with wine, TAP's complimentary copo de três, with a box of not-so-delicious surprises, was a mild entertainment on my flights from Manchester/London to Lisbon.

Symbolic maybe, but it was the single distinguishing feature between TAP and it's LCC competitors.
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Old Jun 12, 20, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Symbolic maybe, but it was the single distinguishing feature between TAP and it's LCC competitors.
Definitely.
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Old Aug 25, 20, 4:37 am
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Business Class Meal

Just flew ZRH-OPO in C.

There is a basic meal service - actually and Economy Hot meal now served in Business. Everything comes on a paper box (I took everything out to make it look nicer ) Only plastic cutlery and plastic cups for any kind of drinks.

Sure, good thing they have meal but it's far behind what Lufthansa Group is offering on the same route - hence looks rather like cost cutting unfortunately and no longer the awesome service for intra-europe TP used to have.


TP OPO-ZRH in C



Compare to SWISS OPO-ZRH in C
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Old Sep 3, 20, 4:56 pm
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Anyone knows what will happen with the food for US-Europe flight for Y? Or Economy Plus
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Old Sep 13, 20, 8:35 pm
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Just to report - apparently my friend had flown YUL-LIS recently, there was hot food
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Old Sep 14, 20, 5:38 am
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Just to report - apparently my friend had flown YUL-LIS recently, there was hot food
I wonder if TAP is offering full drink service (including coffee and alcohol) in the economy.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:07 am
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Is EconomyXtra still getting the meals and drink? Or just a bottle of water like in economy?
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Old Sep 16, 20, 12:35 am
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A photo from my friend
Seems returning to pre-COVID level.
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Old Sep 16, 20, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by tumep View Post
I wonder if TAP is offering full drink service (including coffee and alcohol) in the economy.
Originally Posted by tobiashenry View Post
Seems returning to pre-COVID level.
Yes, full service is back in C and long-haul Y.

Originally Posted by AHC96 View Post
Is EconomyXtra still getting the meals and drink? Or just a bottle of water like in economy?
Not yet. For now, BOB for Y, regardless of whether it is regular Y or Y+.
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Old Sep 19, 20, 2:29 pm
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You can find the onboard complimentary food and drink service currently available in the picture below, comparing the August offering ("serviço atual") and the September offering ("serviço 1 setembro"):

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Old Sep 20, 20, 11:08 am
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YYZ - LIS and LIS - YYZ - Food was amazing Its your regular food on TAP pre Covid
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