TAP Air portugal

May 5th, 2008, 02:37 PM
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TAP Air portugal

This airline has very skimpy info on it when you use google ...

That said I am looking for the following info:
- do they have an economy plus or premium econonmy for UA premier execs?
- how is their coach in general
- I am 6'2" and can fly via LHR via UAL and shorten the TAP exposure if bad, but the flight is longer ... good leg room for 8-10 hours is better than poor legrom and a shorter flight
- how are there amenities in economy? drinks, entertainment, etc.

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May 6th, 2008, 09:28 AM
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My PIL have flown TAP from Sao Paulo to Lisbon and from there to Frankfurt.

They flew business class and they say it was the worst flight experience they ever had (and FIL is 82 and used to be a Frequent Flyer for decades) both airborne and on ground. Service was catastrophic, seats were broken, flight was heavily delayed, ground service did not work, they were herded like cattle - finally they arrived 6 hours late.
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May 6th, 2008, 01:58 PM
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I flew them years ago and from the above post seems things have not changed much the flight was from hell in fact hell would have looked good.
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May 6th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Whatever you do, DO NOT order a Seafood special meal! I ended up in the hospital after my flight!
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May 6th, 2008, 03:23 PM
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I am told that TAP stands for Take Another Plane.
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May 6th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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I have to say that I'm really surprised at the responses! Sounds like TAP = Alitalia = Olympic.
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May 6th, 2008, 09:32 PM
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TAP OMG What a disaster, would rather fly around the world in the wrong direction to avoid using them again.
TAP is CR*P !!!
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May 6th, 2008, 09:38 PM
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I have had bad airplane meals, but TAP took the cake! Yuk!
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May 6th, 2008, 10:45 PM
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No airline I've checked at the site below has great reviews, but TAP does not sound particularly bad, considering the strong complaining tendencies of that site:
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May 19th, 2008, 12:54 AM
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I received some opinions and avoided them for the long haul over the Atlantic.

That said and in the interest of fairness, I took a short hop (2:30) from LHR to LIS and the flight was FINE. The service people (ground and in the air) were great. The lady at check-in noticed my height (6'2") and gave me the exit row. The small sandwich was actually quite good.

They do not have any sort of premium economy and passing the "executive seats" it seems like you don't get much, granted this was for a short haul on an A320.

In short, I would avoid them for long haul, but not hesitate for intra-EU short flights.

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