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Seats on board

Seats on board

Comfort and design


When you fly with us you will enjoy a completely different interior: one that is more modern, spacious and comfortable. There are Portuguese-designed Recaro seats in all classes. 

We have invested in the design with the help of leading Portuguese companies that specialise in skins and leather and who are responsible for the entire interior design of the cabin.

TAP Products


When booking your flight, you can choose from several fares - from the least expensive fare, with fewer benefits, to the most expensive class, with more associated benefits. 

You can thus decide how you want to fly and pay only for what you need.

One of the benefits associated with your fare is the early booking of seats. Check the following table to see if this is included in your fare.

TAP Product Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
 or Preferential Area Standard Area 
tap|discount Chargeable Chargeable Chargeable
tap|basic Chargeable Chargeable Chargeable
tap|classic Chargeable Chargeable Free
tap|plus Chargeable Free Free
tap|executive  Not applicable  Not applicable  Not applicable
tap|top executive

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Flight extras


If your fare does not allow you to choose your seat in advance or to bring all the luggage you need, you can do it later. Just add the extras you need to your reservation. Learn more here.

Seats on board

We are now offering you the option to choose a seat in your favourite part of the aircraft where you feel most comfortable. Make sure you travel in your favourite area even before you arrive at the airport (excluding Lisbon-Porto/Porto-Lisbon flights).

We have created three areas in the economy class cabin: Standard, EconomyXtra or Preferential and Extra Legroom (emergency exits):

  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit - emergency exit rows between Preferential and Standard areas;
  • EconomyXtra or Preferential Area - front rows (red seats) - from the first row of Economy Class to the row before the Extra Legroom area;
  • Standard area - from the row after Extra Legroom to the last row of Economy Class (green seats).



Economy that feels like Executive!

This new seating area is available on select medium- and long-haul routes on the new A330-neo and A321-neo. See in which planes this area is available (PDF, EN).

Medium haul:

This area is located in the front rows of Economy Class (red seats) and offers seats with extra space, reclining chairs with headrest adjustment, tablet holder, access to power supply, and the possibility of a USB connection.

Long haul:

Also located in the front rows of the Economy Class (red chairs), the Long Haul Economy Xtra offers more spacious reclining seats with headboard adjustment, entertainment monitor, power outlets and USB, headset and reserved luggage space.

  Standard Area  or Preferential Area ** Preferential Area
- tap|classic ***
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit 
Portugal, Spain, North Africa* 12 EUR / 15 USD / 20 CAD 20 EUR / 25 USD / 30 CAD 12 EUR / 15 USD / 20 CAD  20 EUR / 25 USD / 30 CAD
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Irland and Italy 14 EUR / 18 USD / 23 CAD 25 EUR / 30 USD / 40 CAD  18 EUR / 22 USD / 28 CAD  25 EUR / 30 USD / 40 CAD
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden 16 EUR / 20 USD / 26 CAD 28 EUR / 35 USD / 45 CAD  20 EUR / 25 USD / 30 CAD  28 EUR / 35 USD / 45 CAD
Israel, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, São Tomé and Togo 20 EUR / 25 USD / 30 CAD 30 EUR / 40 USD / 50 CAD  22 EUR / 27 USD / 35 CAD  30 EUR / 40 USD / 50 CAD
Intercontinental flights (except Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon operated by A330-900) 32 EUR / 42 USD / 52 CAD 48 EUR / 57 USD / 75 CAD  25 EUR / 30 USD / 40 CAD  90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900)  32 EUR/ 42 USD / 52 CAD  55 EUR / 70 USD / 90 CAD   35 EUR / 45 USD / 58 CAD   90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD
Intercontinental flight  (Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon operated by A330-900) 32 EUR / 42 USD / 52 CAD 70 EUR / 88 USD / 112 CAD  45 EUR / 55 USD / 72 CAD  90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD
*Morocco.
**EconomyXTRA exists only on routes operated by A330-neo and A321-neo aircrafts.
*** Values applied only for pre-purchase, i.e. before check-in (36h or 24h to/from the US).

Note: This ancillary service cannot be refunded. It can be changed to another date as long as it is used to book a seat at the same or a higher price (paying the difference).

Seat Reservation
    • Standard Area - Travel with who you like most!
    • EconomyXtra or Preferential Area - All seats are reclining, with more space and the possibility of a USB connection!
    • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit - More legroom!

Terms and conditions for booking Extra Legroom / Emergency exit seating:

To book this type of seating you must:
  • Understand and speak Portuguese and/or English;
  • Be able to move quickly;
  • Be over the age of 12 (these seats are not open to children, accompanied or unaccompanied, or babies);
  • Not have a cabin animal;
  • Not be a deportee, considered an inadmissible passenger or be in custody;
  • No physical or sensory impairment that may imply difficulty in understanding written or verbal instructions. 

We know comfort is essential on a flight, so find out all there is to know about our new seats!

A340

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A340 Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
54" (138 cm) 17.8'' (45 cm) 12°
Preferential Area  This zone does not exist
Standard Area  33'' (84 cm)   17.8'' (45 cm)  12°

A330

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A330 neo Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
57" (145 cm)  17.4" ( 44 cm) 10°
Preferential Area or 3 34" (86 cm)  13º
Standard Area 31" (79 cm) 10º
A330 - 2001 Extra Legroom Area / 
Emergency exit

55" (140 cm) 17.3" (44 cm) 10º
Preferential Area  34'' (86 cm) 13º 
Standard Area   32'' (81 cm) 10º
A330 - 2002  Economy 31" (79 cm)  17.3" (44 cm) 12°


* only in Lisbon/ Sao Paulo/ Lisbon flights.
(1) Measurements of the seven modernised aircraft.
(2) Measurements of the six non-modernised aircraft.
(3) Only in and Lisbon/ Sao Paulo/ Lisbon flights.

A321

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A321 neo /
A321
Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit

48'' (121,90 cm) 17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4° **
Area  33'' (83,82 cm)* 8,4° 
Standard Area 28'' (71,12 cm) 17.3'' (43,94 cm)  -
A321 LR  Area  32"/ 33" (81.28 cm / 83.82 cm) 17.72" (45 cm)  5" 
 Standard Area 31" (78.74 cm)  17.72" (45 cm) 4" 
* The red chair at door 2 has a pitch of 48”, while the green chair at door 3 has a pitch of 51”.
** The red zone emergency exit. The green chair in the emergency exit does not recline.

A320

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A320 neo /
A320
Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
34'' (86,36 cm) 17.5'' (44,45 cm)  8,4° **
Area  33'' (83,82 cm)* 8,4°
Standard Area  28'' (71,12 cm) 17.3'' (43,94 cm)   not recline
* Only the second row of the emergency exit has a pitch of 34”.
** Red zone emergency exit. The green chair in the emergency exit does not recline.

A319

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A319
Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
 33'' (83,82 cm) 17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4° **
Area  33'' (83,82 cm)*  8,4°
Standard Area   28'' (71,12 cm)  17.3'' (43,94 cm) -
* The seat pitch in the emergency row is the same as in the “Preferential” area (33’’).
** Red zone emergency exit. The green chair in the emergency exit does not recline. 

Embraer

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
Embraer 195 / 
Embraer 190
Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
39.5" (100,33 cm) 21.25" (53,98 cm)
Preferential Area* 34'' (86,36 cm)
Standard Area  31" (78,74 cm)
* Rows 1 to 5 (inclusive), regardless of the class configuration inside the aircraft.

ATR

Aircraft

Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
ATR 72 30" (76,2 cm) 16.8" (42,7 cm)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time limit to be possible to book and pay for the seats?

Seats can be reserved at any time. In the case of tickets without this benefit included, and if you do not want to pay extra for this service, seats are allocated automatically at check-in (either online or at the airport). Any changes will be charged depending on the TAP Product and the seat requested.

This service is not applicable for Ponte Aérea between Lisbon and Porto or vice-versa.

How do I book a seat?

There are three ways to book:

*The decision to move to a seat that must be paid for (requires credit card) cannot be altered.

Who is exempt or not of booking seats payment?

Passenger Exemption Exempted Companion Notes
TAP Miles&Go Gold Yes -  
TAP Miles&Go Silver Yes - Available for Standard seats only
TAP Miles&Go No -  
TAP Corporate TOP Yes - Except Extra Legroom area
TAP AMEP Yes -  
Star Alliance Gold No -  
Star Alliance Silver No -  
G Class (Groups) Yes - Except Preferential and Extra Legroom seats
X Class (TAP Miles&Go - Economy) Yes - Except Preferential and Extra Legroom seats
I Class Yes -  
Infants Yes Unlimited* Not possible to travel on exit row
Baby Baskets Yes Unlimited* Not possible to travel on exit rowSpecific places for Baby Baskets
Unacompanied Minors Yes - Specific places for Unacompanied Minors
Pets in cabin No - Not possible to travel on exit row
*exempted companion if they are in same reservation.

When is there a right to a refund?

  • If you are allocated a cheaper seat. Should this happen you will be refunded the difference in cost in vouchers;
  • In involuntary cases (for example missing a connection through a fault of the company) you will receive a refund of the full amount of the service you did not receive.
Under what circumstances is there no right to a refund?
  • If you are allocated a different seat, but one that is of the same type;
  • If you cancel your flight you will not be eligible for a refund, although you may receive a voucher to use on the same service within 12 months of issue;
  • If you book an emergency exit seat without meeting the requirements.

What happens if the aircraft is changed?

Our system will do all it can to replace the seat you selected with another with the same characteristics. The chosen/allocated seat row may also be changed; however, the system will make sure you are allocated a new seat of the same type. For instance, seat 4C, which is a “EconomyXtra” seat may be changed to 6D, which is also a “EconomyXtra” seat.