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This isn’t really anything new, though I think it’s worth posting a reminder of this every so often. TAP Air Portugal pretty consistently has among the lowest transatlantic fares out there, both in economy and business class. There are two things that make them especially unique:
- They publish great one-way transatlantic fares, which is rare since most airlines charge a significant premium for just booking one-way
- They allow free stopovers in Portugal for up to three days if you’re connecting to a medium or longhaul flight, which is a great way to visit two locations for the price of one
I wrote last October about the great TAP Air Portugal business class fares that are available, and LoyaltyLobby just wrote about them yesterday. These great fares are still available.
TAP Air Portugal has ~$720 one-way business class fares from Copenhagen to Miami, which are available through the end of the schedule. There’s not availability every day, but there’s a good smattering of availability throughout the schedule.
Similar fares are available from Copenhagen to Toronto.
Then starting in August, similar fares are available to Boston.
Starting in September, similar fares are available to NYC.
You can also fly roundtrip for roughly double the price of a one-way ticket, though you do have to originate in Europe (the fare isn’t valid for travel originating in the US).
TAP Portugal is in the process of installing a new business class product throughout their longhaul fleet. As it stands, flights to New York and Boston generally feature the new seats, while select flights to Miami and Toronto feature the new seats. As time goes on, more flights should feature the new cabins. I recently flew TAP Air Portugal’s new business class, and thought it was reasonably good. The seats were solid, the food was alright, and the service not so great. However, at the price you really can’t go wrong, in my opinion.
Your best bet for searching the fare is Google Flights or ITA Matrix, and then you can use the multi-city feature if you want to add a stopover. Google Flights will direct you to an online travel agency or to TAP’s own website to book.
This fare books into the “J” fare class, so see this page on wheretocredit.com to see how many miles you’d earn for this ticket with various programs (some programs credit as much as 200% miles).
If you do book one of these tickets and have access to US credit cards, make sure you maximize the points you earn. The Platinum Card® from American Express offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines, which is a great option if you’re booking directly with the airline. Meanwhile the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card offers triple points on airfare purchases, and also offers fantastic travel coverage in the event of irregular operations.
Anyone plan to take advantage of these great TAP Portugal business class fares?