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    Personalized Assistance - Accompaniment

    Personalized assistance

    Learn about the TAP assistance service that helps you every step of your trip.

    The support you deserve

    TAP Personalized Assistance guarantees assistance for departures, arrivals and transfers. This support service is available to all passengers who want to benefit from this assistance at all stages of their flight. 

    The service is available at Lisbon, Porto and Funchal airports.

    Services available (according to selected level):

    • Assistance during check-in;
    • Transport of checked baggage;
    • Accompaniment to the lounge is included, provided it is included in the tariff or defined in the customer profile;
    • Boarding and disembarkation in exclusive vehicles. 
    This service does not overlap with the services the airline provides for medical or special assistance cases (such as passengers with reduced mobility, unaccompanied minors, etc.). Learn all about passengers with special needs here.

    How to request it

    1. Request the service up to 72 hours before departure
    All requests are made online a minimum of 72 hours and a maximum of 60 days before the departure date of the flight.
    2. Wait for the reservation confirmation
    You will receive a confirmation e-mail to which you will have to reply no later than 24 hours before your departure, if you do not the service request is canceled.
    3. Make the payment
    This service can only be paid by credit card, the transaction currency is euro (€). Assistance is only valid after payment and confirmation.

    View the conditions for requesting the personalized assistance service.

    • All requests must be made online a minimum of 72 hours and maximum of 60 days before the departure date of the flight.
    • The request for assistance must be confirmed 24 hours before it is used; otherwise the service will be canceled.
    • The service must be paid for by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), and the transaction currency is the euro (€). All prices shown include VAT. Assistance will only be provided after payment has been made.
    • See the levels of assistance available at each airport.

    Services

    Departures

    Facilities Personalised Assistance 1 Personalised Assistance 2 Personalised Assistance 3 Personalised Assistance 4
    Advance check-in x
    Personalised assistance with hold baggage x x
    Assistance at the check-in desk
    Escort to the boarding gate
    Coordination of most comfortable time to board
    Boarding in a separate vehicle x x
    Constant updates

    Arrivals

    Facilities Personalised Assistance 1 Personalised Assistance 2 Personalised Assistance 3 Personalised Assistance 4
    Escort from the plane to the arrivals hall
    Deboarding in a special vehicle x x
    Coordination of priority for collecting hold baggage x
    Personalised transport of baggage to the outdoor area x x
    Assistance with hold baggage irregularities

    Transfers

    We consider transfers to be flight connections occurring in a maximum of 5 hours. If the interval exceeds this referred time, then two TAP Assistance services are charged: Arrival and Departure, and the respective values are charged according to the price list shown below. Services available:

    Facilities Personalised Assistance 1 Personalised Assistance 2 Personalised Assistance 3 Personalised Assistance 4
    Escort from the plane from arrival until boarding the connecting flight Not Applicable Not Applicable
    Deboarding / boarding in a special vehicle Not Applicable X Not Applicable
    Escort through the airport (to lounge, according to the type of fare purchased) Not Applicable Not Applicable

    Prices

    The table below shows the price per person for each transfer, departure or arrival service at Lisbon, Porto and Funchal airports.

     

    Arrivals and Departures Transfer 
      1 person 2 to 9 persons 1 person 2 to 9 persons
    Personalised Assistance 1 45 24  
    Personalised Assistance 2 85 42 85 42
    Personalised Assistance 3 105 48  
    Personalised Assistance 4 140 60 140 60
    Please contact us for the price for groups of more than 9 passengers.

    Escort to the lounge will always be provided if lounge use is included in the fare or customer profile.

    VAT is included

    Meeting Point and Minimum Times

    In order for us to provide the best service, we recommend that you arrive at the airport no later than the following times:

    • With checked baggage - 90 minutes before the flight departure time.
    • Without checked baggage - 1 hour before the flight departure time.
    • Flights to the USA - 2 hours before the flight departure time for passengers with or without checked baggage

    Find out the meeting point from the table below:

    The meeting point for arrival and transfer services is at the front door of the aircraft.

    Airport For domestic flights For intercontinental flights
    Lisbon Area adjacent to the Premium Store in Terminal 1 Area adjacent to the Premium Store in Terminal 1
    Porto Check-in Desk No. 22 Check-in Desk No. 22
    Funchal Check-in desk No. 8 (tap|executive desk) Check-in desk No. 8 (tap|executive desk)

    Irregularities, changes or cancellations

    If you have not yet paid:

    If you want to make any changes or cancel the service before you have paid, please send an email to tapassistance@tap.pt and begin a new online request, provided it is still at least 72 hours beforehand. 

    If you have already paid:

    If you have already paid please send an email to tapassistance@tap.pt in the 24hours prior to the service. It is however subject to confirmation.

    • Level 1 assistance:
      • Non-refundable;
    • Level 2 to 4 assistance:
      • No penalty if cancellation occurs for reasons of force majeure or natural causes;
      • No penalty if cancelled 24 hours prior to the service;
      • Penalty of 50% of the amount paid when cancelled between 24 and 12 hours prior to the service;
      • No refund of the amount paid when cancelled within 12 hours of the provision of the service.
    Learn more about the cancellation conditions here (PDF, 0.8MB, EN).

    In the event of flight irregularity, the passenger procedure applies according to the purchased fare or product.