Given a Preferred Carrier status due to the new aircraft and improvements TAP has made over the last few years. There is still room for improvement with their Ground & On-Board Service, but that is showing signs of improvement as well.
I am extremely pleased to have TAP Air Portugal as a preferred partner. I will be posting here and on the Airfare Specials Page special pricing offers from TAP.
SFO San Francisco > AMS Amsterdam
$2,204 usd – Business Class – Round Trip
Dates of Departure: Decmeber 2020 to August 2021
Stopover options: Possible in LIS Lisbon
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In 2017, TAP released a RetroJet Livery, which also included crew uniforms and onboard amenities
Everyone loves a retrojet. That includes passengers — witness the flurry of smartphones glued to an airport window whenever one rolls past — and airlines, who take delight in not just painting planes in historical liveries but in creating a wealth of social media campaign assets around them. JetBlue even created a tongue-in-cheek faux retrojet in a spoof livery that never existed. The concept speaks to passengers’ nostalgia for an era of carved chateaubriand and free-flowing Champagne, and airlines’ desire to cash in on that sentiment instead of (or, less commonly, alongside) investing in their contemporary product.
The retrojet is all about branding: connecting and reconnecting emotionally with passengers. TAP Portugal, the national airline undergoing something of a renaissance under new management, needed to reconnect with flyers more than most airlines after a rocky period in its operational and passenger experience history. According to former JetBlue, WestJet and Azul boss David Neeleman — who is presently a co-owner of and investor in TAP — that objective has been firmly achieved with not just an Airbus A330 retrojet, but a full historical experience from what the zeitgeist considers a golden age of flying for the airline.
Verdict: Quite Good
TAP Air Portugal has a spectacular service in the Business, from meals through to the crew always attentive to the needs of the people.
The introduction of the A330neo in the company’s fleet was undoubtedly an achievement! Compared with the older generation of the A330 and A340 (aircraft that also serves this route) all passengers refer to the innovations present in the NEO as the super silent engines, the lights that help reduce jetlag, and the comfort of the seats even in economy.
LIS Lisbon & OPO Porto are the 2 main hubs for TAP.
Over the last 10 years, TAP’s home at Lisbon (LIS) has seen lots of investment. The goal is to modernize and expand the space, to help make the airport a gateway to Europe and a connecting hub for destinations further afield. David Neeleman, JetBlue’s founder, got involved with TAP in 2015 and has been instrumental in the carrier’s growth.
TAP Air Portugal has been adding some very interesting routes to become a major Hub Airline.
EWR > LIS Lisbon Daily
Airbus A321neo – TP 202/201 TP 204/203
JFK > LIS Daily
Airbus A321neo – TP 210/209
EWR > OPO Porto 2X Weekly
Airbus A321neo – TP 212/213
BOS > LIS 5X Weekly
Airbus A330-900neo – TP 218/217
BOS > PDL Ponta Delgada 3X Weekly
Airbus A321neo – TP 220/219
MIA > LIS Daily
Airbus A330-900neo – TP 224/223
SFO > LIS 3X/5X Weekly
Airbus A330-900neo – TP 236/237
ORD > LIS 4X Weekly
Airbus A330-900neo – TP 242/243
IAD > LIS 5X Weekly
Airbus A321neo – TP 232/231
YUL > LIS 3X Weekly
Airbus A330-900neo – TP 254/253
service to commence in 2021
More information: official TAP Air Portugal website
Wish to make a booking, please let me know the details.
page updated: September 2020
images courtesy: TAP Air Portugal and other sources