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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  ✓  ✓  ✓ 
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 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 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:

Traveling on EconomyXtra gives you priority boarding access*: no queues and no need to hurry, be the first to board and stow your hand luggage. 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.

* Priority Boarding is valid for EconomyXtra seat bookings made from February 6 2020 onward.
  EconomyXtra Extra Legroom
/ Emergency seat 
Economy 
Extra Legroom  34" 31"  31" 
Reclinable seats  7"  5"  5" 
Priority boarding (from February 2020)*  Yes  No  No 
Front rows seat reservation  Yes  No  No 
Dedicated luggage compartment  Yes  No  No 
In seat power outlets & USB ports*ª  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Quietest area  Yes  No  No 

* Priority Boarding is valid for EconomyXtra seat bookings made from February 6 2020 onward.
** 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 EconomyXtra Extra Legroom / Emergency exit 
Intercontinental flights (except 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 (operated by A330-900)  32 EUR / 42 USD / 52 CAD   70 EUR / 88 USD / 112 CAD   90 EUR / 110 USD / 140 CAD 


 

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"
Priority Boarding (from February 2020)**** Yes  No 
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 
Meals 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 tha 1h 45min (except on Portugal domestic flights and the routes of Gatwick and Heathrow.).
***Change in service starting on the 27th October 2019.
****Priority Boarding is valid for EconomyXtra seat bookings made from February 6 2020 onward, 

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   EconomyXtra   Extra Legroom / Emergency exit
Portugal*, Spain** and Marrocos  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, 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 and São Tomé 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 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 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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