Star Alliance member TAP Portugal has issued some great fares for business class leisure travel to the Caribbean destination Cancun. Prices start as low as €1,198 for nonstops from Lisbon. Of course, there are flights from other cities for less than €1,500, including Barcelona, Brussels, Amsterdam, London and more.
Here are possible departure cities for less than €1,500 and without a stopover:
- Barcelona at €1,198
- Madrid at €1,199
- Porto at €1,240
- Lisbon at €1,262 (nonstop)
- Amsterdam at €1,343
- Paris at €1,343
- Brussels at €1,344
- Frankfurt at €1,411
- Rome at €1,445
- London at €1,460 (~£1,267)
- Milan at €1,499
Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days for trips from Lisbon. Trips from other airports are available on roughly the same dates. Once you’ve selected the route and dates that suit you best, you can either be redirected to our Travel-Dealz.com flight search to get the cheaper OTA price or to TAP’s website, where you’ll pay roughly €60 more.
On their route to Cancún, TAP uses Airbus A330-900neo planes, featuring 1-2-1 seating in business class.
Not too long ago, TAP’s Executive Class was infamously subpar. By now, however, all planes have been equipped with new seats that can be converted into fully flat beds and offer quite a high comfort. The service is also said to be very friendly.
Search & Book
Tickets at this price are on sale until September 19, 2023 and are valid for departures between November 1 and April 30, 2024. Your inbound flight may arrive later. The minimum stay requirement is five nights or a night from Saturday to Sunday. A maximum stay of one month applies.
Google Flights shows you all available flight dates, as does our calendar above. You can either get the cheapest price on our Travel-Dealz flight search or pay roughly €60-€100 more to book directly on TAP’s website.
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 all flight segments in booking class J. Flying from Lisbon to Cancun (and back) yields the following mileage:
- 22,586 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 18,712 Miles on Miles&More
- 18,712 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 18,712 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 18,712 Award Miles + 9,356 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 18,712 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 18,712 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 18,712 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 18,712 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 15,906 Miles on Azul TodoAzul
- 14,034 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 14,034 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 12,162 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 11,696 Award Miles + 1,948 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 11,696 Miles on Asiana Club
- 11,696 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,696 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,696 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,696 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Hotel prices in Cancún usually start at roughly €40, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Cover Picture: © TAP Portugal