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Lisbon / LIS and other TAP lounge status? (Covid pandemic and onwards)

Lisbon / LIS and other TAP lounge status? (Covid pandemic and onwards)

Old May 23, 2021, 3:04 pm
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Old Jun 12, 2021, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by kraftdinner_
Has anyone been to FNC lately or know if it's opened in the past month?
Still closed as of June 11.
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Old Jun 19, 2021, 12:25 am
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LIS lounge opens only at 08:00

With dozens of departures from Lisbon between 5am to 9am, all with business-class passengers, TAP can't get its arse into gear to open the lounge until 8am, can't even offer passengers a coffee voucher.


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Old Aug 8, 2021, 2:34 pm
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Hello,
Is the TAP lounge open? Are there any other *Alliance lounges? Never been through LIsbon airport.
I have two flights with TAP. Paris to Lisbon october 1 evening arrival and Lisbon to Las Palmas morning dep. October 2. How late does the TAP lounge stay open and what time do they open in the morning?
I am planning to stay air side to avoid the Covid19 circus. I don't want to go land side even less go to the city.
I will have only light carry-on. This will be a quick return trip. Thank you for your help/advice.
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Old Aug 9, 2021, 3:05 am
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The airport is not a great spend to spend the night. Why not find a hotel room? You can find many reasonable hotel rooms within 15 mins of the airport.

The lounge is open 8AM to 11PM - which is crazy, given how many departures leave before 8AM.

You're flying in October - things will change before then.
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Old Aug 10, 2021, 6:25 am
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Is the ANA lounge still self service with wine and food? Can you take water, etc from the fridge? or is everything handled by an attendant?
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Old Aug 12, 2021, 7:31 am
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I am flying TAP after a long time . Just realized that if you are flying Y class despite being a Star Alliance Gold Member . no lounge at Madrid or anywhere apart from Lisbon. Not sure about Star Alliance Lounge .
Definitely no more TAP flights for me .
Learn in the hard way
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Old Aug 20, 2021, 12:25 pm
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Long layover in LIS

I have a long connection (7 hours) in LIS on an upcoming trip, looking to set expectations for Lounge time (plus an airport shopping question...).

We will arrive from FRA on one ticket (arriving flight in on LH metal), then we have 7 glorious hours in LIS before our onward flight to PDL on TAP, which is booked on a separate ticket. That last leg is an award flight in Business class. Our transit of LIS will be on a Sunday afternoon/evening.

I know we will need to recover our checked bags upon arrival in LIS (traveling on two separate tickets), take care of other formalities (COVID test/vaccination status documentation) and later we will need to check in for our flight on TAP to PDL. That's a late departure (scheduled for 22:20 pm departure). Since we have business class tickets, I believe we should have access to the TAP Premium Lounge -- I assume that's the best (perhaps only?) option. We have many hours to kill, so I'm hoping to find a comfortable, relaxing space. On a Sunday afternoon/evening at the end of August -- should I expect that lounge to be open?

(We are flying business class, but we have no status on any airline, no Priority Pass or other lounge membership; basic TAP members though!)

Shopping question: As we will have just entered the EU, we would like to buy local SIMs for our phones. Can anyone recommend a shop in the airport for SIMs? Thanks.
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Old Aug 23, 2021, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by nwflyboy
I have a long connection (7 hours) in LIS on an upcoming trip, looking to set expectations for Lounge time (plus an airport shopping question...).

We will arrive from FRA on one ticket (arriving flight in on LH metal), then we have 7 glorious hours in LIS before our onward flight to PDL on TAP, which is booked on a separate ticket. That last leg is an award flight in Business class. Our transit of LIS will be on a Sunday afternoon/evening.

I know we will need to recover our checked bags upon arrival in LIS (traveling on two separate tickets), take care of other formalities (COVID test/vaccination status documentation) and later we will need to check in for our flight on TAP to PDL. That's a late departure (scheduled for 22:20 pm departure). Since we have business class tickets, I believe we should have access to the TAP Premium Lounge -- I assume that's the best (perhaps only?) option. We have many hours to kill, so I'm hoping to find a comfortable, relaxing space. On a Sunday afternoon/evening at the end of August -- should I expect that lounge to be open?

(We are flying business class, but we have no status on any airline, no Priority Pass or other lounge membership; basic TAP members though!)

Shopping question: As we will have just entered the EU, we would like to buy local SIMs for our phones. Can anyone recommend a shop in the airport for SIMs? Thanks.
You'll have access to the lounge.
Concerning the sim card, you'll find a Vodafone store in the terminal. If you're only interested in data in Portugal (mainland and islands) you can go with the "Vodafone go" plan: unlimited data at around 1 euro per day (you can get a 15euros or a 30 euros prepaid card). Just mind the store closing time: 5pm and enjoy your time on the island.
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Old Aug 25, 2021, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by nwflyboy
I have a long connection (7 hours) in LIS on an upcoming trip, looking to set expectations for Lounge time (plus an airport shopping question...).

We will arrive from FRA on one ticket (arriving flight in on LH metal), then we have 7 glorious hours in LIS before our onward flight to PDL on TAP, which is booked on a separate ticket. That last leg is an award flight in Business class. Our transit of LIS will be on a Sunday afternoon/evening.

I know we will need to recover our checked bags upon arrival in LIS (traveling on two separate tickets), take care of other formalities (COVID test/vaccination status documentation) and later we will need to check in for our flight on TAP to PDL. That's a late departure (scheduled for 22:20 pm departure). Since we have business class tickets, I believe we should have access to the TAP Premium Lounge -- I assume that's the best (perhaps only?) option. We have many hours to kill, so I'm hoping to find a comfortable, relaxing space. On a Sunday afternoon/evening at the end of August -- should I expect that lounge to be open?

(We are flying business class, but we have no status on any airline, no Priority Pass or other lounge membership; basic TAP members though!)

Shopping question: As we will have just entered the EU, we would like to buy local SIMs for our phones. Can anyone recommend a shop in the airport for SIMs? Thanks.
Lisbon airport is very close to the city center. 7 hours is a long time to spend at the airport when you have such a great city to explore. I would check in to the next flight, get rid of my luggage, head out and get an Uber to the Baixa area and just walk around for a couple of hours. The Uber trip will take you 20 mins if outside of morning and evening rush, and is a much better way of spending your layover time. The TAP lounge is nice but not that nice.
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Old Oct 17, 2021, 7:25 pm
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I am flying back from Lisbon in November back to the states. I am flying TAP business class and my mom is flying United business. Are we both able to use the Fast Track? How much time do you think we will need to get through security? We are flying back on a Saturday around 10am.
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Old Oct 20, 2021, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Nath36
I am flying back from Lisbon in November back to the states. I am flying TAP business class and my mom is flying United business. Are we both able to use the Fast Track? How much time do you think we will need to get through security? We are flying back on a Saturday around 10am.
You'll be able to use the fast track indeed. Idk about your mom, but my guess is positive too.
You should clear security in 10 mins.
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Old Oct 23, 2021, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by john1987
I am flying TAP after a long time . Just realized that if you are flying Y class despite being a Star Alliance Gold Member . no lounge at Madrid or anywhere apart from Lisbon. Not sure about Star Alliance Lounge .
Definitely no more TAP flights for me .
Learn in the hard way
Wondered about this. Was considering doing the status match, but my home airport is MUC and it looks as though TAP Gold doesn't give me any lounge access there at all if flying economy. Can anyone confirm?
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Old Oct 23, 2021, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by mustafina
Wondered about this. Was considering doing the status match, but my home airport is MUC and it looks as though TAP Gold doesn't give me any lounge access there at all if flying economy. Can anyone confirm?
That's not correct. You have access to all the Star Gold lounges regardless of fare class. In MUC, that means access to all of the Lufthansa business and Senator lounges.

What you don't have access to is Contract Lounges...in Madrid, there are no Star Gold lounges, only a contract lounge for business class customers.
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Old Oct 23, 2021, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by chrisny2
That's not correct. You have access to all the Star Gold lounges regardless of fare class. In MUC, that means access to all of the Lufthansa business and Senator lounges.

What you don't have access to is Contract Lounges...in Madrid, there are no Star Gold lounges, only a contract lounge for business class customers.
Ah, OK, thanks. The *A lounge finder suggests that there are no lounges available in MUC if I filter by TAP gold status.
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