Flying with TAP – Frequently asked questions at the airport and during the flight

Flying with TAP

Find the answers to the most common travel questions, whether at the airport or on the plane.

Is there any specific entertainment for children on board?

Yes. For more information click here

What meals and does TAP serve in economy class?

In economy class, TAP offers a meal according to the weather and season, as to the flight duration. The meal is inspired by the creativity of our Chefs and produced with fresh and high quality products.

We serve four types of meals:

  • Hot Meal;
  • Cold light meal;
  • Cold meal;
  • Snack.

Do I have to pay to watch a movie or listen to music on board?

No. This type of service is free.

What kind of entertainment is available in Economy or Executive Class?

Our Neo fleet is already equipped with an Audio and Video On Demand system, which includes:

  • A selection of over 100 films;
  • 50 hours of Portuguese, Brazilian and international TV series and documentaries;
  • Weekly news from Rádio Televisão Portuguesa in Portuguese and from France 24 in English and French;
  • 10 games (some of them multiplayer so you can play with other passengers on the same flight);
  • Over 1000 songs (renewed each two months) and audio books, with the possibility of creating your own playlist to listen to on board;
  • 16 Radio TAP stations;
  • Information about TAP and its destinations.

What meals and drinks does TAP serve in executive class?

Our menus showcase Portuguese products, flavours and traditions. For more information click here

What kind of comfort levels can I expect when travelling Executive Class?

For more information click here

Can I use electronic devices on board?

Yes. TAP  allows the use of portable electronic devices (PED) during all flight, if set in “flight mode” or equivalent profile — Wireless and Bluetooth functions disabled.

There are some guidelines you should observe during your flight:

  • Mobile phones and other transmitting PED´s may be switched on until aircraft doors are closed;
  • During take-off and landing, laptops and heavier PED´s must be properly secured in overhead lockers;
  • When placed on overhead lockersor if requested by the crew, PED´s must be switched off;
  • Please, check the list of portable electronic devices that are not allowed to use during all flight here.

Can I request a special meal on board?

Yes. You have a wide choice, including:

  • Meals for babies, children and diabetics;
  • Lactose- and gluten-free meals;
  • Low-calorie and low salt options;
  • Vegetarian meals;
  • Hindu, kosher, halal choices;
  • Fruit or seafood only dishes.
For more information click here.

Do I have to pay for the special meals on board?

All special meals served are free for TAP passengers.
This service must be requested at least 24 hours prior to flight departure time or at the time you book your flight through the Contact Center, the TAP desk or your travel agent.


Check the list of special meals and other information about this service here.


Are there any special meals for children?

Yes. On all long-haul flights, and certain medium-haul flights, TAP has special meals for children, provided that they are requested when the flight is booked.

If you require a Child Meal for children between the ages of 2 and 11 (inclusive), please request it as early as possible.

Baby Meals for children up to the age of 2 (inclusive) are available, if previously requested:

  • On long-haul flights;
  • Some medium-haul flights in tap|executive class.

Can I use the internet on board?

Yes. Our on-board WiFi service makes it increasingly easy to access the internet so you can enjoy a more comfortable and convenient trip.

For more information click here.

Is there a wine list available on board?

Yes. The TAP wine list is the result of careful selection by a panel of renowned Portuguese and Brazilian specialists.

Find out more here.

Does TAP charge extra for in-flight meals?

In-flight meals are free of charge except for some special dishes that are subject to an extra charge and are always subject to confirmation and availability.

All of the airline’s flights, except the Faro services from Lisbon, have in-flight meal service.

Find out what meal we will be serving on your flight here.

Which flights offer comfort kits?

On tap|executive, we offer new comfort kits. Recyclable and collectable, decorated with works from acknowledged Portuguese, Brazilian and African artists.

The kit contains items made with 100% natural materials.

Where can I find information on the TAP long-haul flights cabin?

You can find all information regarding executive cabin here.

Can I smoke on board?

No. Smoking on board TAP flights is strictly prohibited.

You can only carry electronic cigarettes in hand luggage. However, as their use may cause problems, smoking is prohibited in whatever form.

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