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Seats on board

Seats on board

Make sure you travel next to your friends and family!

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 Product Extra Legroom Area /
Emergency exit
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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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, Preferential and Extra Legroom (emergency exits):

  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit - emergency exit rows between Preferential and Standard areas;
  • Preferential Area - front rows - from the first row of Economy Class to the row before the Extra Legroom area. Except in the A321 fleet, where it is up to row 15 (red seats);
  • Standard area - from the row after Extra Legroom to the last row of Economy Class.

  Standard Area Preferential Area Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit 
Portugal, Spain, North Africa* 12 EUR / 15 USD / 20 CAD 20 EUR / 25 USD / 30 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 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 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 30 EUR / 40 USD / 50 CAD
Intercontinental flights 30 EUR / 40 USD / 50 CAD 40 EUR / 50 USD / 65 CAD 65 EUR / 80 USD / 100 CAD
*Morocco.

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!
    • Preferential Area - All seats recline
    • 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. 

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 - Except Extra Legroom area
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 “Preferred” seat may be changed to 6D, which is also a “Preferred” seat.

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  34" (86 cm)  13º
Standard Area 31" (79 cm) 10º
A330 - 300 Extra Legroom Area / 
Emergency exit
50" (127 cm)
 17,3" (44 cm)  11°
Preferential Area  This zone does not exist
 Standard Area 32'' (81 cm) 17.3'' (44 cm)  11° 
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°
(1) Measurements of the seven modernised aircraft.
(2) Measurements of the six non-modernised aircraft.

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° **
Preferential 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° **
Preferential 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° **
Preferential 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)