Flying in Economy

Travel in Comfort with TAP

Travel aboard Europe's best Economy Class

We lead by being different: modern, spacious and comfortable planes. Designed with the help of leading Portuguese companies, with first class materials and Recaro seats in all classes.

Whenever you book your flight, select what is most important for you during your trip: choose the TAP product that fits best and where you want to sit.


Check the table below to see if EconomyXtra includes the TAP product

you purchased.

  tap|discount  tap|basic tap|classic tap|plus Miles&Go Gold
EconomyXtra  chargeable  chargeable 
Economy  chargeable chargeable  ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Leg Space chargeable  chargeable   ✓    ✓    ✓  
Extra Legroom / Emergency Exit  chargeable
chargeable  ✓ * ✓ * ✓ 

* Except flights to and from Israel and intercontinental flights

Long Haul

 We are now offering you the option to choose a seat in your favorite part of the aircraft where you feel most comfortable. We have created four areas* in the economy class cabin:
  • EconomyXtra area – red seats
  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit - emergency exit rows 
  • Economy area - green seats
  • Leg Space area - first row (available on A330-900 / A330-200 / A321LR)
* Type of meals served, on long haul flights, is the same for the three áreas of economy class.

Your long-haul flight can be Xtraordinary

The EconomyXtra area was designed for you: if comfort is paramount to you, this is the area where you will find everything you need for a trip with a top-notch service. 

EconomyXtra benefits on long-haul flights:

Seats are located in the front rows, the quietest area in the aircraft. Spacious seats to give you maximum comfort during your trip. 

In addition to these benefits, EconomyXtra also offers: dedicated luggage compartment, electrical and USB outlets for your device, reclining seats, and more legroom.
  EconomyXtra Extra Legroom
/ Emergency seat 
Economy 
Extra Legroom  34" 31"  31" 
Reclinable seats  7"  5"  5" 
Front rows seat reservation  Yes  No  No 
Dedicated luggage compartment  Yes  No  No 
In seat power outlets & USB ports*  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Quietest area  Yes  No  No 
* Electrical and USB sockets are not available on a route operated by Airbus A330-200, with the exception of equipment with the registration number CS-TOQ and CS-TOR, which have only a USB socket.

Long Haul amounts

 

Economy
Window/Aisle

Economy
Center 

EconomyXtra
Window/Aisle

EconomyXtra
Center 

 Leg Space* Extra Legroom / Emergency extra
Intercontinental flights (except Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon, operated by A330-900) - Vorkauf (30 Tage vor Abflug) EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD49 EUR 22 / USD 27 / CAD 36  EUR 52 / USD 63 / CAD 83 EUR 45 / USD 54 / CAD 72  EUR 61 / USD 73 / CAD 97  EUR 90 / USD 107 / CAD 142
Intercontinental flights (except Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon, operated by A330-900) - Kauf innerhalb von 29 Tagen vor Abflug EUR 32 / USD 40 / CAD 52   EUR 26 / USD 32 / CAD 42 EUR 55 / USD 66 / CAD 88   EUR 50 / USD 60 / CAD 80  EUR 66 / USD 79 / CAD 105  EUR 90 / USD 107 / CAD 142
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900) Vorkauf (30 Tage vor Abflug) EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD49
 EUR 22 / USD 27 / CAD 36 EUR 65 / USD 78 / CAD 103  EUR 60 / USD / 72 / CAD 96 EUR 77 / USD / 92 / CAD 122  EUR 90 / USD 107 / CAD 142
 
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900)- Kauf innerhalb von 29 Tagen vor Abflug   EUR 32 / USD 40 / CAD 52     EUR 26 / USD 32 / CAD 42  EUR 70 / USD 84 / CAD 111 EUR 65 / USD 78 / CAD 103  EUR 84 / USD 100 / CAD 133  EUR 90 / USD 107 / CAD 142 


 

Medium haul: economy can be Xtraordinary!

 TAP offers two on board experiences in economy: EconomyXtra (red seats) and Economy (green seats). Choose how you want to travel on medium haul flights.
  EconomyXtra* Economy 
Extra Legroom  33" 28"
Front rows seat Reservation  Yes  No
Reclinable and more spacious seats  Yes No
Adjustable headrest  Yes No
In seat power  Yes No
Tablet holder  Yes No
Dedicated luggage compartment  Yes  No
 *Available only on Airbus operated routes: A319, A320, A321, A321LR e A330. On other aircrafts (Embraer and ATR), in economy class there is no difference in service between the two areas.

EconomyXtra amounts

 If you booked a tap|discount or tap|basic product no need to worry! You still have the opportunity to buy EconomyXtra and guarantee that your flight is even more comfortable.
  Economy 
Window/Aisle
Economy 
Center 
EconomyXtra 
Window/Aisle
EconomyXtra Center
Extra Legroom / Emergency exit
Portugal*, Spain** and Morocco  - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 9 / USD 11 / CAD 15  EUR 6 / USD 8 / CAD 10  EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 20  EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20   EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25
Portugal*, Spain** and Morocco - purchase within 29 day os departure   EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20   EUR 9 / USD 11 / CAD 15   EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32  EUR 16 / USD 20 / CAD 26  EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom***, Ireland and Italy - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 10 / USD 13 / CAD 17  EUR 7 / USD 9 / CAD 12  EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31 EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25  EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom***, Ireland and Italy - purchase within 29 day os departure  EUR 14 / USD 18 / CAD 23  EUR 11 / USD 14 / CAD 19  EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41  EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32  EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland**, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Russia** and Sweden - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure)  EUR 11 / USD 14 / CAD 19   EUR 8 / USD 10 / CAD 14  EUR 21 / USD 26 / CAD 35  EUR 17 / USD 22 / CAD 29  EUR 21 / USD 26 / CAD 35
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland**, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Russia** and Sweden  - purchase within 29 day os departure EUR 16 / USD 20 / CAD 26   EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20   EUR 28 / USD 35 / CAD 45  EUR 22 / USD 27 / CAD 36  EUR 28 / USD 35 / CAD 45
Israel**, Ivory Coast**, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana**, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Senegal, Gambia and Sao Tome**  - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure)  EUR 14 / USD 18 / CAD 23  EUR 10 / USD 13 / CAD 17  EUR 23 / USD 29 / CAD 38  EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31   EUR 23 / USD 29 / CAD 38
Israel**, Ivory Coast**, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana**, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Senegal, Gambia and Sao Tome**  - purchase within 29 day os departure  EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32   EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25  EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 49  EUR 24 / USD 30 / CAD 39   EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 49  

 *Meal differentiation, in EconomyXtra, only valid on Azores and Madeira routes.
 **Madrid, Helsinki, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Abidjan, Accra and São Tomé routes the meal, in economy class, is the same in both areas of the aircraft, while other characteristics of EconomyXtra are maintained. 
***On Gatwick and Heathrow routes hot meals are not available.

 Note: This ancillary service is not reimbursable. You may change to other dates, as long as the seat booked is of the same value or superior (by paying the difference).
How do I reserve a seat?
    There are three ways to reserve a seat:
    *Any decision to move to a seat that must be paid for (requires credit card) cannot be altered. 

Find out all there is to know about our new seats!


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 34" (86 cm)  13º
Standard Area 31" (79 cm) 10º
A330 - 200 Extra Legroom Area / 
Emergency exit

55" (140 cm) 17.3" (44 cm) 10º
Preferential Area 34'' (86 cm) 13º 
Standard Area   31'' (79 cm) 10º
 

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° **
 EconomyXtra Area 33'' (83,82 cm)* 8,4°
Standard Area   28'' (71,12 cm) 17.3'' (43,94 cm)  -
* 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° **
 EconomyXtra Area  33'' (83,82 cm)* 8,4°
Standard Area   28'' (71,12 cm) -  
* 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° **
EconomyXtra 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

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

Terms and conditions for reserving Extra Legroom / Emergency exit seats:

To reserve 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to reserve a seat?


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

This service is not applicable on the Air Shuttle between Lisbon and Porto or vice versa.

How do I reserve a seat?

There are three ways to reserve a seat:
*Any decision to move to a seat that must be paid for (requires credit card) cannot be altered.

Who is exempt from the payment of seat reservations?

Passenger Exemption Exempted Companion Notes
TAP Navigator  Yes  Unlimited*  
TAP Miles&Go Gold Yes -  
TAP Miles&Go Silver Yes - Except Extra Legroom area
TAP Miles&Go No -  
TAP Corporate TOP Yes - Except Extra Legroom area
TAP AMEP No -  
Star Alliance Gold No -  
Star Alliance Silver No -  
G Class (Groups) Yes - Except Preferential and Extra Legroom seats
Economy Award Ticket Yes - Except Preferential and Extra Legroom seats
Executive Award Ticket 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 price difference in vouchers;
  • In involuntary cases (for example missing a connection through a fault of the company) you will receive a full refund of the price 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 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 offering the same characteristics. The chosen/allocated seat row may also be changed; however, the system will ensure you are allocated a new seat of the same type. For instance, seat 4C, which is a “Preferred” seat, may be changed to 6D, which is also a “Preferred” seat.

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