Flash Sale: Save 50% on TAP Business Class and Economy Flights
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Update 2/8/19: We've confirmed that the discount is now being applied, though many of the most significantly discounted seats have already been claimed.
Update 2/8/19: TAP's discount codes are currently generating an error, so it's not possible to book a discounted flight at this time. The airline's working on a fix and we'll update this post when the issue has been resolved.
While its US footprint has traditionally been quite small, TAP Air Portugal is in the midst of a significant expansion, introducing two new long-haul aircraft — the Airbus A330neo and A321LR — and a handful of new routes throughout the United States, from San Francisco (SFO) to Washington, D.C. (IAD).
Now, perhaps in an effort to drum up some buzz around its new aircraft and routes, the airline just launched a global 50% off sale, covering both economy fares and business class. According to TAP, "every seat on every flight departing this month will be half price, to all of TAP’s 89 destinations around the world." That's pretty fantastic.
You'll need to book through the airline by 6:59pm ET on Sunday to get the discounted rate, and you need to begin travel by February 28, 2019 in order for your itinerary to be eligible, though you can return whenever you like.
While the promo codes above weren't yet activated at the time of this writing, the airline has offered up some sample fares so we know what to expect:
"Round-trip economy fares to Lisbon start at $375 with no checked bags, or $405 with a checked bag. Sale fares also include up to five nights’ Stopover in Lisbon or Porto, en route to or from the final destination, for no additional airfare. Beyond fares, to destinations including Rome and Madrid, start from $390 round-trip. Round-trip fares to Lisbon in business class start from just $1,325."
You can easily add a stopover in Lisbon or Porto — while there won't be any additional airfare cost, you may be responsible for nominal taxes and fees.
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