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Booking management

Time to Think

Save your booking for 48 hours, 5 days or 10 days and make sure you get the fare you want.
From now on, we give you the opportunity to safeguard the price of your trip using one of three options: 48 hours, 5 days or 10 days, without any change to the price of your booking.

To do this, just pre-book online using Time to Think.

Think about where you want to go, select the Time to Think option in the online booking process and talk your friends and family into joining you on this adventure!

This way you can lock in the most attractive price without the risk of losing your flight.
1. Choose where you want to go
by selecting the button "Book now".
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2. Save your booking for 48 hours, 5 days or 10 days
Option available to passengers whose booking is at least 7 days away from the time of departure of the intended flight.
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3. Complete your pre-booking
by filling in the fields “Booking number” and “Surname” -  under "Complete your Time to Think pre-booking".

Frequently asked questions

Where can I pre-book my flight?

You can only do this through our online booking system by selecting the option Time to Think.

When can I use the Time to Think option?

Time to Think is only available for TAP flights and these flights must be more than 7 days away from their time of departure.
If there are less than 7 days between the time of booking and of flight departure, this option will not be available.

If you have a promotion code or conference code, or if you want to book with miles, the Time to Think option will also not be available.

How long will my booking stay in the system?

The booking is safeguarded according to the option chosen (48h, 5 days, 10 days). After that period, the booking will be immediately canceled if the ticket has not yet been issued.

How much does it cost to use Time to Think?

The price of Time To Think varies depending on the option selected (48 hours, 5 days or 10 days). Prices are applied per person, excluding infants (please note that in order to be considered an infant, the baby must be under 2 years of age until the end of the trip).

These rates are not converted to BSR exchange rates. Since the loading of the values is not carried out by TAP, the values applied are decided by the market.


48 hours:

Currency Continental Flights  Intercontinental Flights
AUD 8 14
BRL 32 54
CAD 13
CHF 12 
CNY  50  80 
COP 33100 41400
CZK 101 200
DKK 32 62
EUR 4 8
GBP 5 10
HRK 33  63
HUF 2300 3800
MAD 47 110 
MXN 91 180
MZN 310 590
NOK 40 79
PLN 21 40
RUB 427 847
SEK 44 85
TRY 68 133
USD 6 11 
XOF 4000  6600 
ZAR 72  142


5 days:

Currency Continental Flights   Intercontinental Flights
AUD 13 20
BRL 48 75
CAD 12 19
CHF 10 15 
CNY  70 110
COP 37300 45400
CZK 175 298
DKK 54 92
EUR 7 12
GBP 8 12
HRK 55 94
HUF 3400 5300
MAD 82 132
MXN 158 269
MZN 502 862
NOK 69 117
PLN 35 59
RUB 950 1480
SEK 75 127
TRY 117 199
USD 10 15
XOF 6000  9200 
ZAR 122 202


10 days:

Currency Continental Flights   Intercontinental Flights
AUD 17 24
BRL 64 91
CAD 16 23
CHF 13 18
CNY  90 112
COP 49700 70400
CZK 249 372
DKK 77 113
EUR 10 15
GBP 10 14
HRK 78 116
HUF 4500 6400
MAD 112 167
MXN 267 378
MZN 712 1072
NOK 98 148
PLN 49 73
RUB 1270 1795
SEK 106 158
TRY 168 247
USD 13 19
XOF 7900 11200
ZAR 172 252

For transactions conducted outside Europe that use different local currencies, the service amount will be converted from the USD fixed price to the local currency (except Canada).

What methods of payment are accepted?

Payment of this service will be possible by credit/debit card.

How can I complete the Time to Think pre-booking and access my booking?

To complete your Time to Think pre-booking you can:
  1. Fill out the fields “Reservation number” and “Surname” under “Complete your Time to Think pre-booking";
  2. Use the link in the Time to Think confirmation email you received;
  3. Access your pre-booking through your TAP Client Area.


To access your booking:

  1. Use the link that is sent in the confirmation email;
  2. Access through Flytap in the "Manage booking" option;
  3. Access your bookings in the TAP Client area.

Can I make changes to my Time to Think pre-booking?

No changes are allowed to a booking made through Time to Think.
If any change in the booking (change type of passenger - adult/child - number of passengers, route, flights or date) is required, it is necessary to cancel the Time to Think booking or to wait for it to expire, before booking again.

Can I book extras for my flight with a Time to Think pre-booking?

Other services (such as seat selection, upgrades, extra baggage, etc.) can only be booked after you complete your pre-booking. Find out what’s available here.

Do I have the right to a refund?

No. The charge for this service in non-refundable.

It can only be refunded if there is an irregularity or cancellation during the period of 48 hours in which the booking is safeguarded and if the passenger does not accept the alternative offered by TAP.

If the flights offered are not accepted, the passenger is entitled to cancel the booking and receive the value of the service they paid for.

The refund must be requested via Contact Center.

What types of payment are accepted for issuing my ticket?

Several methods of payment are available. You can pay using an ATM (in the Portuguese market), a credit card, Paypal, iDEAL or Alipay.

Can I use Time to Think for a Stopover?

Because the client can book the Stopover hotel during the booking process, the Time to Think option is not available for a Stopover. Unlike travel, the hotel cannot be pre-booked, making Time to Think incompatible with a Stopover.

Complete your Time to Think pre-booking

Just enter your information (Booking Number and Surname):