Archive for the ‘TAP Portugal’ Category

Air traffic controllers & airline strikes

June 28th, 2012

Dear fliers, you had better brace yourselves for a series of airline and traffic controller strikes – this time industrial actions will affect those who travel to and from Norway and Portugal.

Again, passengers are suffering the consequences of industrial actions on the strike-ridden Iberian peninsula. In the wake of a strike threat by air traffic controllers employed at the state-owned NAV, the Portuguese TAP Portugal has cancelled some 150 flights.

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Airlines, Aviation news, Europe, News by Continent, TAP Portugal

New airline routes: LOT, TAP Portugal and Air France

June 18th, 2012

Welcome to the hot June aviation news. In today’s edition three traditional carriers. Without more ado we begin with LOT.

The recent days saw the resumption of flights Warsaw – Beirut by the Polish flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines. Warsaw travellers may now enjoy three weekly flights to this fascinating Middle-Eastern metropolis.

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Air France, Airlines, Berlin Tegel, Europe, LOT Polish Airlines, News by Continent, TAP Portugal, The Middle East

Portugal strike will cause flight disruptions

May 17th, 2012

Travellers flying to and from Portugal in May are in for an unpleasant travelling experience due to the planned strike by Portuguese Air traffic controllers today, tomorrow as well as on May 24 and 25.

Today’s walk out is scheduled between 07:00-09:00, 14:00-16:00 and 21:00-23:00 whereas tomorrow’s action will last for 24 hours. The same pattern is likely to be the case in the upcoming strike actions later this month.

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Aviation news, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair, TAP Portugal

Airlines news: new services and routes

April 23rd, 2012

Read our weekly update and keep abreast of what is happening in the world of both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers.

We start off with the latter. The flag carrier of Portugal – TAP Portugal announced it would launch flights Lisbon – Bucharest. The flights will be in operation as of June 30.

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Airfare Deals, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, TAP Portugal, Transavia

TAP – Baggage Allowance

December 1st, 2011

Hi travellers. In this week’s article from our series bringing you the luggage policy of both low-cost airlines and and traditional carriers, we look into the baggage allowance of TAP Portugal, member of Star Alliance and the flag carrier of Portugal.

Tap Portugal Baggage allowance depends on where you fly as well as where you depart.

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Airlines, Baggage allowance, TAP Portugal

The weekly update on new routes and services

June 20th, 2011

Hi there, after a little break we come back with our weekly update on new routes and services. Today’s post features as usually some popular traditional carriers as well as low-cost airlines. Without further ado, we start off with Air France.

Air France launched its 13th US route, this time from Paris to Orlando. The new route connecting these Disneyland-cities is served three times a week.

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Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Iceland Express, New Routes, Spanair, TAP Portugal

Wednesday’s deals: €150 rtn for 2 and other air specials!

March 16th, 2011

Good afternoon!

Another week has arrived and brought up a fresh handfull of new airfare deals. So let’s have a look at the selection of this week’s best fares.

Alitalia: 5-Day Sale! 2 people fly for €150 rtn
The traditional carrier Alitalia has launched a new air promotion. Book by Sunday March 20, 2011 and fly between June 15, 2011 and October 15, 2011 in order to enjoy this special air sale. What’s so special about it? Well, you and your darling or friend will pay only €150 for 2 return flights. Have a look at the samples below.

  • flight Rome – Torino  €150
  • flight Rome – Milan €150
  • flight Naples – Bari  €150
  • flight Milan – Naples  €150
  • flight Bologna – Bari  €150 Read more…

Airfare Deals, Airlines, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Other, TAP Portugal

Airline jokes!

December 31st, 2010

This is the very last post in the year 2010. As you are making the last preparations before tonight’s madness, we thought you may want to sit down a relax. And we know no better way of relaxing than to have a laughter. Enjoy this last post in 2010!

Passengers on a Lufthansa flight heard the following announcement from the captain, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am sorry to inform you that we have lost power to all of our engines and will shortly crash into the ocean.” On noticing the growing nervousness among the passengers the captain added “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are prepared for such an emergency, and we would now like you to rearrange the way you are seating so that all the non-swimmers are on the right side of the plane, and all the swimmers are on the left side.”

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Funny, Lufthansa, Other, SAS, TAP Portugal

The worst airlines world over

December 16th, 2010

Some time ago we touched upon the subject of the most extreme airports in the world and today we’d like to take a look at some of the worst ranked airlines as ranked by both travellers and independent surveys. We won’t embark on any fully-fledged comparison but rather take a few examples.

By the way, it’s by no means an easy task to compare airlines. Low-cost airlines are a whole different story and we expect something different when flying with classical airlines.

Besides, how to measure the quality of different carriers? British Airways and TAP Portugal may well have one of the worst records in terms of lost baggage and flight delays but they rank better in other areas. Let’s take a look at how how professional bodies approach this issue.


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Airlines, British Airways, Europe, News by Continent, North America, Other, Ryanair, TAP Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines

TAP Portugal to start codeshare flights with Continental

October 11th, 2010

Continental Airlines and TAP Portugal announced that they would begin codeshare flights to a wide range of destinations in the United States, Central America, Europe and Africa. Continental will place its “CO” code on flights TAP operates between Newark Airport and Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, UK and on selected TAP-operated flights from Lisbon to Faro, Madeira and Oporto, and from Lisbon to Praia, Sal and Sao Tome.

At the same time, TAP will place its “TP” code on selected Continental-operated flights from New York to 20 destinations in the U.S.A. and Mexico and on trans-Atlantic flights from Lisbon to New York.  Details and timetable can be found at

Airlines, Asia, Europe, New Routes, TAP Portugal