Flying in Economy

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Travel aboard Europe's best Economy Class

Fly TAP and experience Europe's best Economy Class, a recognition awarded by the American newspaper USA Today and its readers.

Following the renewal of our fleet, we are at the forefront of excellence with our modern, spacious and comfortable airplanes. Our design was created in partnership with Portuguese leading companies, using distinctive materials and Recaro chairs in all classes.

We also stand out for the space between chairs and the entertainment and connectivity system on board. Having been the first company in the world to provide free text messaging services via wifi to all passengers on intercontinental flights, we also offer a huge variety of films and TV shows on board, always on high-definition 12-inch screens.

Choose to fly with the highest quality on a top-notch Economy Class.


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 areas 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 exit 
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) - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) 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
7.500 miles 5.500 miles  13.000 miles 11.250 miles  15.250 miles 22.500 miles
Intercontinental flights (except Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon, operated by A330-900) - purchase within 29 day os departure  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
8.000 miles  6.500 miles 13.750 miles  12.500 miles  16.500 miles  22.500 miles 
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900) pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) 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
 
7.500 miles
5.500 miles 16.250 miles 15.000 miles  19.250 miles  22.500 miles
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900)- purchase within 29 day os departure    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 
8.000 miles 6.500 miles 17.500 miles 16.250 miles  21.000 miles  22.500 miles


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 outlets & USB ports 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 have purchased 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
2.250 miles 1.500 miles 3.750 miles 3.000 miles 3.750 miles
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
3.000 miles  2.250 miles 5.000 miles 4.000 miles 5.000 miles
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
2.500 miles 1.750 miles 4.750 miles 3.750 miles 4.750 miles
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
3.500 miles 2.750 miles  6.250 miles  5.000 miles 6.250 miles
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
2.750 miles  2.000 miles 5.250 miles 4.250 miles  5.250 miles 
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
4.000 miles  3.000 miles  7.000 miles 5.500 miles  7.000 miles 
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
3.500 miles 2.500 miles 5.750 miles 4.750 miles  5.750 miles 
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  
5.000 miles  3.750 miles  7.500 miles  6.000 miles  7.500 miles 

*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 refundable. 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 book a seat?
    There are three ways to book:

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A330

Aircraft

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

A321

Aircraft

Area 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

Area 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) 17.3'' (43,94 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

Area 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

Area 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)

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 available to children, accompanied or unaccompanied, or babies);
  • Not have a cabin animal;
  • Not be a deportee, considered an inadmissible passenger or be in custody;
  • Not have a physical or sensory impairment that may imply difficulty in understanding written or verbal instructions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time limit 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 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* Specific 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.

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