Flying in Economy

Travel in Comfort with TAP

On board

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 your journey: choose the TAP product that suits you better and where you want to be seated.

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 inches 28 inches
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
Meal and drinks*** Hot meals** and drinks Snack and drinks

*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.
**On main meals, on flights longer than 1h 45min (except on Portugal domestic flights and the routes of Gatwick and Heathrow).
***Change in service starting on the 27th October 2019.



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
Extra Legroom/ Emergency exit chargeable chargeable

* Except flights to and from Israel.

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 EconomyXtra Extra Legroom / Emergency exit
Portugal*, Spain** and Morocco 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***, Ireland 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, Russia** and Sweden 16 EUR / 20 USD / 26 CAD 28 EUR / 35 USD / 45 CAD 28 EUR / 35 USD / 45 CAD
Israel**, Ivory Coast**, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana**, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Senegal, Gambia and Sao Tome** 20 EUR / 25 USD / 30 CAD 30 EUR / 40 USD / 50 CAD 30 EUR / 40 USD / 50 CAD

*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:

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 three areas* in the economy class cabin:

  • EconomyXtra area – red seats;
  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit - emergency exit rows;
  • Economy area - green seats.
* Type of meals served, on long haul flights, is the same for the three areas of economy class.

Long haul amounts

  Economy EconomyXtra area* Extra Legroom / Emergency extra
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 90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900) 32 EUR / 42 USD / 52 CAD  55 EUR / 70 USD / 90 CAD  90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD 
Intercontinental flights (Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon,  operated by A330-900) 32 EUR / 42 USD / 52 CAD 70 EUR / 88 USD /  112 CAD 90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD

*On long haul, tap|classic does not automatically include EconomyXtra.

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

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 Area  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°
(1) Measurements of the seven modernised aircraft.
(2) Measurements of the six non-modernised aircraft.

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 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
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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