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Book a seat in your favourite area - More comfort

Book a seat in your favourite area

Make sure you travel next to your friends and family!
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 three different areas: choose from Standard, Preferred or Extra Legroom (emergency exit).

Have you thought about the comfort that this option will give you?

Standard Area
Travel with who you like most!
Preferred Area
All seats recline.
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
More legroom!

  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit - emergency exit rows between Preferred and Standard areas;
  • Preferred Area - front rows - 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.

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A340 Executive  54" (137,16 cm) 20" (50,80 cm ) 180/º *
Economy 32 - 34" (81,3 - 86,3 cm)  17,6" (44,7 cm) 6/º
A330 Executive 60" (152,40 cm ) 20" (50,80 cm) 180/º *
44" (111,76 cm ) 27,5" (69,85 cm)
Economy 31" / 32" (78,8 / 81,3 cm) 17,72" (45 cm) 6/ª
31" (78,8 cm )  19,7" (50 cm) 4/º
A321 Executive
32" (81,28 cm) 22" (55,88 cm) 6/º
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 18" (45,7 cm)
A320 Executive 32" (81,28 cm) 22" (55,88 cm)
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 18" (45,7 cm)
A319 Executive 34" (86,36 cm) 22" (55,88 cm)
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 18" (45,7 cm)
Embraer 190 Executive 34" (86,36 cm) 16,5" (41,91 cm) 4/º
 Economy 31" (78,7 cm) 16,5" (41,9 cm)
ATR 72 Executive - - -
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 16,8" (42,7 cm) 3,1/º
* Seats that can recline to 180º are exclusive to our A330 aircraft, used first and foremost on flights to Boston and JFK (these routes are also served by other aircraft, besides the A330 planes with these features).

Find out here about our modernised aircraft.

Europe and North Africa1 and Intercontinental flights*

TAP Product Extra Legroom Area Preferred 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
1) Including Morocco.

* Travel from 01-sep-17.


Standard Area Preferred 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
*including Morocco.

Note: This ancillary service is non-refundable. However, it may be changed to other dates, since with the same characteristics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of areas are chargeable?

  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit - emergency exit rows between Preferred and Standard areas;
  • Preferred Area - front rows - 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.

For each Brand, what kind of area are chargeable?

Europe and North Africa1 and Intercontinental flights*

TAP Product Extra Legroom Area Preferred 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
1) Including Morocco.

* Travel from 01-sep-17.

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

Seats can be reserved at any time. For tickets without pre-booking or when this service is not required, seats will be allocated automatically at check-in (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.

How much does each area cost?



Standard Area Preferred 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
*including Morocco.

Note: This ancillary service is non-refundable. However, it may be changed to other dates, since with the same characteristics.

What are our seats like?

Since we know comfort is important on a trip, find out everything about our seats!

Aircraft

Class Seat pitch Seat width Seat recline
A340 Executive  54" (137,16 cm) 20" (50,80 cm ) 180/º *
Economy 32 - 34" (81,3 - 86,3 cm)  17,6" (44,7 cm) 6/º
A330 Executive 60" (152,40 cm ) 20" (50,80 cm) 180/º *
44" (111,76 cm ) 27,5" (69,85 cm)
Economy 31" / 32" (78,8 / 81,3 cm) 17,72" (45 cm) 6/ª
31" (78,8 cm )  19,7" (50 cm) 4/º
A321 Executive
32" (81,28 cm) 22" (55,88 cm) 6/º
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 18" (45,7 cm)
A320 Executive 32" (81,28 cm) 22" (55,88 cm)
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 18" (45,7 cm)
A319 Executive 34" (86,36 cm) 22" (55,88 cm)
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 18" (45,7 cm)
Embraer 190 Executive 34" (86,36 cm) 16,5" (41,91 cm) 4/º
 Economy 31" (78,7 cm) 16,5" (41,9 cm)
ATR 72 Executive - - -
 Economy 30" (76,2 cm) 16,8" (42,7 cm) 3,1/º
* Seats that can recline to 180º are exclusive to our A330 aircraft, used first and foremost on flights to Boston and JFK (these routes are also served by other aircraft, besides the A330 planes with these features).

Find out here about our modernised aircraft.

Who is exempt or not of booking seats payment?

Passenger Exemption Exempted Companion Notes
Victoria Gold Yes -  
Victoria Silver Yes - Except Extra Legroom area
Victoria Miles 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 Preferred seats and Extra Legroom area
X Class (Victoria - Economy) Yes - Except Preferred seats and Extra Legroom area
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 type changes?

Our system will replace your booked seat with another of the same type. 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 example: seat 4C, which is in the “Preferred seat”, may be changed to seat 6D, which is also in the “Preferred seat”.

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;
  • Not suffer from any physical or mental disability that limits your ability to apply written or verbal instructions.