Flying with TAP Portugal: our experience

Flying with TAP Portugal Today is the big day for Leonardo and me: we are leaving to Boston.

Flying with TAP Portugal, Valeria and Leonardo ready to leave

From Milan Malpensa Airport with TAP PORTUGAL flight we will reach Lisbon and then Boston.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Boston: we are arriving!!!

It’s impossible to describe our feelings in these last and very long days. On our social profiles we published phrases like “A dream came true” and “My life with my passion” but no phrase is able to convey the idea of what we are experiencing.

Flying with TAP Portugal, love in the sky

We also shot a short video trying to tell you about it. Here it is (in italian):

To us this is not only “a” leaving but it’s “the” leaving: a beautiful experience we’ll try to tell you about.

Flying with TAP Portugal, Vale and Leo leave

Above all, what will Leonardo (17 years old) and I (15 years old) do alone in Boston?

Flying with TAP Portugal, leaving

If you are following us on the socials you already have known it for quite a long time. Instead if you don’t know it, I recommend you to read this post where we tell you about the fairy tale we are living.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Flying with TAP Portugal

When we purchased the ticket we opted for TAP Portugal for a very handy reason: it was the most suitable flight due to our dates at the Boston summer camp.

Flying with TAP Portugal

You have to know TAP Portugal improved recently the connections with the North America and the last June it opened this new air route from Lisbon to Boston.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Just what’s needed!

Flying with TAP Portugal

As you know there aren’t direct flights from Milan to Boston.

Flying with TAP Portugal, on board

I bring to your attention the fact that when we purchased the ticket, also the ticket for New York was on special offer at very favourable prices (with stopover in Lisbon).

With @taportugal #fly from #Lisbona to #Boston a very #lowcost! @valeriacagnina Click To Tweet

Flying with TAP Portugal

One of the most interesting aspects in purchasing a TAP flight is that all fares provide for the possibility of open jaw and above all the free stop over in Lisbon.

Flying with TAP Portugal, landing in Lisbon

You can stay until 3 nights (at leaving or on your return) in Lisbon; then you leave again towards your own American destination.

#stopover free in #Lisbon until 3 nights with @taportugal and then #fly to America!… Click To Tweet

Flying with TAP Portugal

Is it handy, isn’t it?

Flying with TAP Portugal

Unfortunately we couldn’t take advantage of it, even though we would have liked it since we have never seen Lisbon. And always for the same reason: we are under age and alone we cannot do the check-in at the hotel!

Flying with TAP Portugal

The change in Lisbon was very quick, a bit more than a hour and our flight was perfectly on time.

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The flight experience with TAP Portugal

The flight experience on board the new Airbus A330-200 is in total relax thanks to the wide seats.

Flying with TAP Portugal

The Economy Class has comfortable spaces and the new Economy Plus is interesting: it offers even more spaces among the seats for a greater comfort.

Flying with TAP Portugal

You think it’s possible to book a seat in the Economy Plus at €25,00 to travel with more space between the front seat and one’s own.

With @taportugal you can seat in #EconomyPlus with only 25 euro to fly in relax! @valeriacagnina Click To Tweet

Flying with TAP Portugal

Is it incredible, isn’t it?

Flying with TAP Portugal

It will be enough to book within 72 hours before the flight.

Flying with TAP Portugal

The upgrade to the TAP Executive Class can be purchased on action from the website to travel with even greater comfort at a very affordable price.

Flying with TAP Portugal, service on board

The onboard service is particularly cared in economy, too, and one of their strength points is the wines card offering a selection of the best Portuguese labels.

Flying with TAP Portugal, service on board

Due to our age we couldn’t test this aspect, of course, but it’s very appreciated on board.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Meals are inspired by the creativity of the Chefs and the choice is really wide to cover any need: from Asian vegetarian to the babies’ food, then meal without strong seasoning, for kids and diabetics, fruit, gluten free, Hindu, Kosher, low in calories or fats, low sodium, Halal food, lactose free, fish, vegan, vegetarian and for people with allergies. You’ll certainly find what’s fit for you!

Flying with TAP Portugal

Entertainment, Wi-Fi and digital

Of course, it’s possible to connect on board thanks to the On-Air Wi-Fi system. You think TAP was one of the first European airline companies to offer the Wi-Fi onboard.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Also the Panasonic individual entertainment on board is the top: more than 15 movies, documentaries, the news (in English and French), videogames (some of them have even the multi-player function and allow challenges among passengers of the same flight!). Furthermore, the information about TAP and destinations, songs, audio books, channels radio and even the possibility to create a personalized playlist.

Flying with TAP Portugal, entertainment on board

A handy app allows to entirely organize one’s own flights: from booking to purchasing, the check in and the flights status.

Flying with TAP Portugal app

 

You think from the TAP website is possible, too, to check on some flights if your baggage was embarked.

Flying with TAP Portugal

So the most anxious people, too, can be absolutely unworried!

Flying with TAP Portugal

For people leaving from Lisbon Airport with baggage it’s available the personalized check-in service with home collecting baggage: SKYBAGS.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Tap offers also a new function even more advantageous: reading newspapers and magazines on board also on one’s own mobile device.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Free service always available through the TAP application for mobile devices.

Flying with TAP Portugal

They can be downloaded before the embark and then they can be read on board using the airplane mode on Smartphone and tablet.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Directly on the website several excursions to the destination cities can be booked with handy options like “skip the line”.

Flying with TAP Portugal departure

Travel with kids on board TAP Portugal

Of course, it’s convenient and handy the check-in online choosing the seats: it allows to save time at the airport, going directly to the baggage delivery and the usual priority embark for children.

Flying with TAP Portugal

If you travel with kids 0-3 years old, you will be given as a gift a soft toy to go together with the kid during flight.

Flying with TAP Portugal

On the contrary the big ones 4-11 years old, will be given a package with a magazine fit for them and an eco-friendly can: it contains a half mask for eyes, colored pencils, a pencil-sharpener, a brush teeth, a strawberry toothpaste and two games (Mini Mind and Domino).

Flying with TAP Portugal

The whole Airbus A330 and A340 fleet has also a music channel for kids.

Flying with TAP Portugal

In short, you’ll arrive to Boston fresh and rested in a very short time. And excited to leave immediately discovering this wonderful city.

Flying with TAP Portugal, arrival to Boston, Leonardo

What’s better than enjoy the skyline at sunset taking the very comfortable water taxi to reach the downtown (bus from the airport and then it arrives in few minutes on call)?

Flying with TAP Portugal

Boston is ahead of us to live our scream long Summer!

Flying with TAP Portugal

Follow us on our social channels and through the videos on YouTube: every day we’ll tell you about what we are experiencing!

Flying with TAP Portugal

The United States are a great chance for teenagers like us and they are even closer than what too often we think.

Flying with TAP Portugal

Boston is ahead of everyone of you. And as always Leo and I say, remember that a ticket flight for the USA costs less than the most part of the mobiles we have in our pocket!

Flying with TAP Portugal

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