Discover the true meaning of travelling in economy class on TAP: quality, comfort and entertainment.
Video, audio and games
On TAP, we want the make the hours you spend with us even more pleasant by offering you high quality entertainment throughout your flight.
The best touchscreen experience
On part of our A330 and A340 fleet, you will find a wide variety of audio-visual content with touchscreen technology:
- audio and video on demand
- 30 films
- 15 television channels
- 12 radio channels
- 10 games
- Kids Channel
- 60 CDs
On which flights can you enjoy this service?
- Rio de Janeiro
- São Paulo
- Belo Horizonte
- New York
Fly in the company of a digital channel system
Another seven A330 aircraft are equipped with a digital channel system with:
- Remote control
- A selection of 20 films
- Television series and documentaries
- 12 audio channels
Entertainment for everyone
A319, A320 and A321 aircraft are equipped with ceiling mounted screens where you can enjoy content on:
- Cartoons and much more.
On board our A330's (Pedro Nunes, Vasco da Gama, João XXI, João Gonçalves Zarco and Fernão de Magalhães) with the OnAir Wi-Fi system, during the flight you can access the Internet on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You will find instructions and a price list in your seat-back pocket or on the web session home page.
Magazines and newspapers on TAP flights
Your in-flight reading is available on the screen of your mobile device. The newspapers and magazines must be downloaded before boarding, and can be read offline on your smartphone or tablet. This free service is available via the TAP mobile app (valid only for TAP Clients travelling on flights operated by the company).
Depending on the rules of your fare, you will have access to a different number of publications on each flight. More informations about TAP Digital Kiosk
On all flights you will find the ward-winning UP Magazine, TAP´s in-flight magazine.
Note: As from 1 September 2015, free physical newspapers and magazines will only be available in business class on long haul flights, in the ANA Schengen Lounge, Blue Lounge an in the TAP Premium Lounge at Funchal. Outside Portugal, you can still find physical newspapers in the Star Alliance Lounge (São Paulo - Guarulhos), Sala VIP (São Paulo – Viracopos), LH Lounge (New York), Italviages Lounge (Caracas), LAM (Maputo) and Sala Welwicha TAAG (Luanda).
Entertainment for children
Children aged between 4 and 11 will be given an eco-friendly tin containing: an eye mask, coloured pencils, sharpener, toothbrush, toothpaste and a soft rattle (for children aged between 0 and 3).
We also have a children’s music channel available on our entire Airbus A330 and A340 fleet.
In economy class, TAP offers a meal suitable for the time and duration of each flight that is inspired by the creativity of our consulting chefs and made with fresh ingredients of the highest quality.
What types of meals are served on TAP?
- Hot meal: meal with a hot main dish served on a tray
- Cold light meal: a light meal consisting of a cold sandwich on long-haul flights, and a box with a cold sandwich on medium-haul flights
- Cold meal: meal consisting of a cold main dish served on a tray
- Snack: an individually packed sweet or salty snack, mini sandwich
Note: In the event of an irregularity, the type of meal offered may be changed without prior notice.
Find out what kind of meal will be served on your flight. All routes are shown as originating in Lisbon, TAP’s base of operations.
An extra charge is payable for some special meals on flights lasting up to 4 hours (medium-haul flights), since 1 July 2015.
All special meals served on long-haul flights are free of charge for TAP passengers.
Special meals with TAP
Since each passenger is special, TAP provides an onboard special meals service (subject to confirmation and availability).
Requests for this service must be made up to 24 hours before departure. If you require a special meal, please make sure you request the correct meal when you make your online reservation, through TAP Contact Center, TAP desk, your travel agent or, if you are a Victoria Client, through the Victoria Assistance Center.
The list of special meals that can be provided on request is shown below.
Medium-haul: code, name and cost of special meals (available on flights up to 4 hours) booked via flytap.com, Contact Center, TAP desk or your travel agent:
|Code||Special meal||Price (euros)|
|VGML||Vegetarian vegan meal||15|
|VLML||Egg-lacto vegetarian meal||15|
Long-haul: code and name of free special meals for booking through the Contact Center, at the TAP counter or with your travel agent:
|AVML||Hindu vegetarian meal|
|BLML||Meal without strong flavours and spices|
|SPML||Meal with special items not covered by any of the above codes (allergies by ingestion of food products)|
|VGML||Vegetarian vegan meal|
|VLML||Egg-lacto vegetarian meal|
TAP only confirms special meals on:
Intercontinental flights: all meals.
Domestic flights in Portugal (to/from Madeira or the Azores) and European flights (except flights with an overnight stopover, supplied with meals for the outbound and inbound journeys):
- For tap|executive: all meals.
- In economy class: DBML, GFML, MOML, VGML, KSML, CHML, SPML and VLML can be confirmed.
- Special meals are free of charge on medium-haul flights for Victoria Gold Clients (travelling in any class) and for passengers travelling in Business/Executive class.
Note: It is not possible to confirm special meals in business class or economy class on night stop double catering European flights.
- Special meal requests must be made at least 24 hours before the flight’s departure to guarantee confirmation of the special meal.
Food allergies and intolerance:
- If you have a severe allergy to a certain type of food, you can ask for a special meal suitable for your needs when you book your flight, or up to 72 hours before departure. If you have a severe allergy from inhalation/airborne exposure to a food, TAP cannot guarantee that the cabin will be free of the allergen in question, nor can the airline control the foods/products that other passengers may bring on board. Before travelling, we recommend that you see your doctor and, if necessary, bring appropriate medication for your condition with you in your carry-on luggage. Please note that peanuts and derivatives are served on most of our flights.
In TAP economy class you will find reclinable seats, leg room and much more.
And because we know that comfort is essential on a flight, we have redesigned the interior of our A340s. You’ll find more distance between seats and seats that are more reclinable.
|Distance between seats||Seat width||Seat Recline||Entertainment|
|A340||32-34” (81,3 - 86,3 cm)||17,6” (44,7 cm)||9o||Individual screen|
|A330||33” / 32” (83,8 / 81,3 cm)||17,72” (45 cm)||9o||Individual screen|
|A321||30” (76,2 cm)||18” (45,7 cm)||9o||Ceiling mounted|
|A320||30” (76,2 cm)||18” (45,7 cm)||9o||Ceiling mounted|
|A319||30” (76,2 cm)||18” (45,7 cm)||9o||Ceiling mounted|
|F100||31” (78,7 cm)||17,15” (43,6 cm)||7o||Not available|
|ER4||32” (81,3 cm)||17,3” (44 cm)||7o||Not available|
On long-haul flights on A340 and A330 aircraft, we also have blankets, pillows and headphones available for you.
If you travel with tap|basic, tap|classic or tap|plus, you can also choose your seat ahead of time by contacting our Contact Centre.