Star Alliance carrier TAP Portugal offers discounted business class rides from Western Europe to four islands in the Atlantic Ocean. You can fly from three major European airports to Madeira, Ponta Delgada, Gran Canaria or Tenerife for less than €500 – while enjoying lounge access, free checked bags and full meal-and-beverage service on board.
You can add a stopover in Lisbon for up to five days without increasing the ticket price.
You can find the following prices with departure from Amsterdam:
These prices are possible from Brussels:
With departure from Paris, you get the following fares:
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to TAP with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €50 cheaper.
Only calendar only previews dates with a short layover in Lisbon. If you are willing to spend one (or more) nights in Portugal’s capital, availability gets much broader.
You can find a similar offer with departure from Stockholm, with prices dropping below €400 when starting from Sweden.
Almost all of these flights are operated by TAP’s fleet of short-haul Airbus A320 family aircraft. They have no special seats in their business class section, but roughly 10 cm more seat pitch and a blocked middle seat when compared to economy class. In some instances, you might end up in an Airbus A321LR with lie-flat-seats on flights between Lisbon and Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris or Ponta Delgada.
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Most of these fares have absolutely no restrictions. Availability depends on the city pair, but it generally starts in late 2023 and lasts deep into 2024.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
TAP issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class J, one of the best value-for-money booking classes in Star Alliance. Frequent flyers can earn the following mileage for the cheapest ride from Amsterdam to Madeira:
- 7,310 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 7,000 Miles on Miles&More
- 7,000 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 6,988 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 6,988 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 6,988 Award Miles + 3,494 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 6,988 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 6,988 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 6,988 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 6,988 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 5,940 Miles on Azul TodoAzul
- 5,242 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 5,242 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 4,542 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 4,368 Award Miles + 728 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 4,368 Miles on Asiana Club
- 4,368 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 4,368 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 4,368 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 4,368 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Since many origins and destinations are possible, our mileage calculator will help you find out about your earnings:
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