Boston: £1,116/ €1,301 TAP Business Class Flights from London w/ Lisbon Stopover

tap business a321

Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal is selling business class flights from London to Boston starting at £1,116 (~€1,319) from October to March 2025 with blackout dates on December. TAP’s business class gives you good mileage and two checked bags of 32 kilos.

The catch is that you have to stay at least 24 hours in Lisbon on your outbound to get the lowest fare. Any stop that does not exceed 24 hours raises the ticket price by roughly £200 (~€236) due to the UK air passenger duty. Your stopover in Portugal may last up to five days. For the inbound journey, you can choose the shortest available connection. It is necessary to purchase tickets for a multi-stop journey (LONLISBOSLON) to get the lowest fare.

Flights without Stopover

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days with no overnight stays in Lisbon. It will forward you to TAP or Kayak. From there you check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to £40 (~€47) cheaper:

tap lgw bos no stopover 2025

Flights with Stopover

For the multi-city option, you can find the dates in the Find Availabilities box below. You can use those return dates as the first and last legs’ dates and set the day after departure as the date for the Lisbon-Boston flight. This flight search form will lead you to Kayak’s or TAP’s website.

tap lgw bos stopover 2025

TAP uses Airbus A321LRs for the long-haul flights. Those offer an alternating 1-1 (throne seats) & 2-2 lie-flat configuration in business class. You can find our review of the product here.

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. Especially the Throne seat on the long-range A321 is top-notch, being twice as big as other seats.

tap business throne seat a321

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, this fare will expire on May 21, 2024. There is a minimum stay of 5 nights or a Saturday night overnight stay and a maximum stay of 1 month. Departures are available between from October to March 2025 with blackout dates on December.

Above, you can find an availability calendar. Since the cheapest fares are only available in the form of multi-stop tickets, you can’t book them directly through our availability calendar. However, you can use the outbound and inbound flight dates displayed above (or on Google Flights) as the first and last legs of your journey. We recommend you book directly from TAP AIR’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Kayak. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.

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.

Miles & Points

TAP issues these tickets in booking class J. This is what a trip booked on TAP’s website to Boston would earn you:

  • 19,440 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
  • 16,736 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
  • 16,624 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 16,624 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 16,624 Award Miles + 8,312 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 16,624 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 16,624 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 16,624 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 14,130 Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 12,468 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,468 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
  • 12,468 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 10,806 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 10,390 Award Miles + 1,730 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 10,390 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 10,390 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 10,390 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 10,390 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 10,390 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Hotel prices in US cities, such as Boston, usually start at roughly £80 (~€95), 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:

Information & Tips for USA

The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.

Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements

The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA)  for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The Best Time to Visit

Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Knowroaming and Ubigi. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for the USA 🇺🇸 Compared

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