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Flying in Economy

Travel in the best Economy Class in Europe

Fly with TAP and experience what has been awarded as the best Economy Class in Europe by the US newspaper, USA Today.

What we highlight in our Economy Class:

Following the renewal of our fleet, we are at the forefront of excellence with our modern, spacious and comfortable airplanes.
Our design was created in partnership with Portuguese leading companies, using distinctive materials and Recaro chairs in all classes.

We also stand out for the space between chairs and the entertainment and connectivity system on board. Having been the first company in the world to provide free text messaging services via wifi to all passengers on intercontinental flights, we also offer a huge variety of films and TV shows on board, always on high-definition 12-inch screens.

Choose to fly with the highest quality on a top-notch Economy Class.
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New Inflight Sales Menu
A world of flavour available for purchase on our medium-haul flights. Our new on-board meal service offers more options, reduces waste and is more sustainable.

Know which seat is included in the product you purchased:

  tap|discount tap|basic tap|classic tap|plus Miles&Go Gold 
EconomyXtra chargeable chargeable  ✓
Economy chargeable chargeable
Leg Space  chargeable  chargeable    ✓     ✓    ✓
Extra Legroom/ Emergency exit chargeable chargeable  ✓1  ✓1

1Except flights to and from Israel and intercontinental flights.
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How do I book a seat?
There are three ways to book:
During the booking process;
While checking-in online;
At Managing your Booking.
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Economic in Long and Medium Haul: options and values

Your long-haul flight can be Xtraordinary

We give you the chance to choose a place in the plane where you feel more comfortable and prefer to travel. In Economy Class we have created four different areas for you1:
  • EconomyXtra area – red seats
  • Extra Legroom / Emergency exit2 - emergency exit rows
  • Economy area - green seats
  • Leg Space area - first row (available on A330-900 / A330-200 / A321LR)
1The type of meals served in long Haul flights is the same for the four Economy Class areas.
2To be able to book this type of seat it is necessary to:
- Understand and speak Portuguese and/or English;
- Be able to move swiftly;
- Be over 12 years of age (these places are not available for children, whether accompanied or alone, neither for babies);
- Not to carry animals with you in the cabin;
- Not have been deported, considered an inadmissible passenger or in custody;
- Not to have any physical or sensory disability that implies difficulty in understanding printed or verbal instructions.

EconomyXtra benefits on long-haul flights:

The EconomyXtra area was created with you in mind: If comfort is essential, this is the area that gives you everything you need for an excellently serviced trip. The seats are located in the front rows, in the quieter area of the aircraft. Spacious places so you have the greatest comfort during your trip.

In addition to these benefits, EconomyXtra also has: Dedicated baggage compartment, socket and USB for your device, seat reclining and wider leg room.
  EconomyXtra
Extra Legroom
/ Emergency exit 
Economy
Extra legroom 34" 31" 31"
Reclinable seats   7"  5"  5" 
Front rows seat reservation yes no  no
Dedicated luggage compartment  yes  no  no 
In seat power outlets & USB ports* yes yes  yes
Quietest area  yes  no  no 
1Electrical and USB sockets are not available on a route operated by Airbus A330-200, with the exception of equipment with the registration number CS-TOQ and CS-TOR, which have only a USB socket.

Learn more about EconomyXtra in long haul flights:

Close shot of a lady sitting in the EconomyXtra seats, inside an airplane. She is bent, looking back. With her right hand she taps the screen of a tablet, that is held on the front seat. She has her left hand resting on the seat's armrest. She dresses a denim dress, with a red belt, and has a red scarf tied to her left wrist.
Extra reclining chairs.
Close shot, on the side, of two rows of plane seats inside an airplane. Each row contains three seats. Between the two rows, in the background, there are two airplane windows.
Book a place in the first rows.
Illustration with white and light blue background, displaying three elements: In the center, a white computer screen with green lines. Two options for TAP tickets are visible on the screen, the one on the right being selected. To the left, a TAP ticket in green tones. To the right, a calendar in green tones, with red crosses on top of days.
More leg room.
Wide shot of the airplane seats. Up front, gray seats are visible, with red details on the headrest.
The same comfort with the on-board entertainment system.

Prices for Long Haul:

If you have purchased a tap|discount or tap|basic product no need to worry! You still have the opportunity to buy EconomyXtra and guarantee that your flight is even more comfortable.
 

Economy
Window/Aisle

Economy
Center

EconomyXtra
Window/Aisle

EconomyXtra
Center 

 Leg Space1 Extra Legroom / Emergency extra
Intercontinental flights (except Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon, operated by A330-900) - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 48 EUR 22 / USD 27 / CAD 36  EUR 52 / USD 63 / CAD 83 EUR 45 / USD 54 / CAD 72  EUR 61 / USD 73 / CAD 97  EUR 90 / USD 110 / CAD 135
Intercontinental flights (except Lisbon / Sao Paulo / Lisbon & Lisbon / San Francisco / Lisbon, operated by A330-900) - purchase within 29 day os departure  EUR 32 / USD 40 / CAD 52   EUR 26 / USD 32 / CAD 42 EUR 55 / USD 66 / CAD 88   EUR 50 / USD 61 / CAD 80  EUR 66 / USD 79 / CAD 105  EUR 90 / USD 110 / CAD 135
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900) pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 48
 EUR 22 / USD 27 / CAD 36 EUR 65 / USD 78 / CAD 103  EUR 60 / USD / 72 / CAD 96 EUR 77 / USD / 92 / CAD 122  EUR 90 / USD 110 / CAD 135
 
Intercontinental flights (operated by A330-900)- purchase within 29 day os departure    EUR 32 / USD 40 / CAD 52     EUR 26 / USD 32 / CAD 42  EUR 70 / USD 84 / CAD 106 EUR 65 / USD 78 / CAD 103  EUR 84 / USD 101 / CAD 127  EUR 90 / USD 110 / CAD 135 
Intercontinental flights: BOS, MIA, YYZ, BSB, SSA, GRU (any equipment) -  pre-purchase (30days prior to departure)  EUR 27 / USD 33 / CAD 43 EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31  EUR 52 / USD 63 / CAD 83  EUR 45 / USD 54 / CAD 72  EUR 61 / USD 73 / CAD 97  EUR 87 / USD 107 / CAD 132 
Intercontinental flights: BOS, MIA, YYZ, BSB, SSA, GRU (any equipment) -  purchase within 29 day os departure   EUR 29 / USD 36 / CAD 47  EUR 23 / USD 29 / CAD 38  EUR 55 / USD 66 / CAD 88  EUR 50 / USD 61 / CAD 80  EUR 66 / USD 79 / CAD 105  EUR 87 / USD 107 / CAD 132 

1available on A330-900 / A330-200 / A321LR.

Medium haul: economy can be Xtraordinary!

 TAP offers two on board experiences in economy: EconomyXtra (red seats) and Economy (green seats). Choose how you want to travel on medium haul flights.
  EconomyXtra1
Economy
Extra legroom 33" 28"
Front rows seat reservation yes no
Reclinable and more spacious seats yes no
Adjustable headrest yes no
In seat power outlets & USB ports yes no
Tablet holder yes no
Dedicated luggage compartment  yes  no 
1Available only on Airbus operated routes: A319, A320, A321, A321LR e A330. On other aircrafts (Embraer and ATR), in economy class there is no difference in service between the two areas.

Learn about EconomyXtra in medium haul flights:

Close shot of a lady sitting and leaning against the EconomyXtra seats, inside an airplane. She is holding the headrest of the seats with both hands. Wears a flowered white sweater, black pants and a light pink blazer.
Reclining chairs.
Adjustable headrest.
Close shot of a lady sitting in the EconomyXtra seats, inside an airplane. In her right hand she holds an electric cable and in her left hand she holds a mobile phone. She's smiling, looking at the phone. She wears a flowered white sweater, black pants and a light pink blazer.
More leg room.
Close shot of the lady's face. She has her head resting on a headrest of the EconomyXtra seats. The lady is serene, with her eyes closed.
Tablet holder.
Close shot of a lady sitting in the EconomyXtra seats, inside an airplane. She is touching on a tablet with her right hand. The tablet is inserted in a Support for tablets, located on the front seat.
Usb sockets.
Close shot of a hand, with its nails painted red, inserting a USD cable in the appropriate socket.
Electrical outlets.

Prices for Medium Haul:

If you have purchased a tap|discount or tap|basic product no need to worry! You still have the opportunity to buy EconomyXtra and guarantee that your flight is even more comfortable.
  Economy 
Window/Aisle
Economy 
Center 
EconomyXtra 
Window/Aisle
EconomyXtra 
Center
Leg Space (1st row)4 Extra Legroom / Emergency exit
Spain - Valencia and Gran Canaria - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 6 / USD 8 / CAD 10
EUR 4 / USD 5 / CAD 6
EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25
EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20 
EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25 EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25
Spain - Valencia and Gran Canaria - purchase within 29 day os departure  EUR 9 / USD 11 / CAD 15 EUR 7 / USD 9 / CAD 12 EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32
EUR 16 / USD 20 / CAD 26
EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32 EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32 
Portugal1, Spain2 and Morocco  - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 9 / USD 11 / CAD 15 EUR 6 / USD 8 / CAD 10 EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25 EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20  EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25  EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25
Portugal1, Spain2 and Morocco - purchase within 29 day os departure  EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20  EUR 9 / USD 11 / CAD 15  EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32 EUR 16 / USD 20 / CAD 26 EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32
EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32
France (Marseille and Nice); Italy (Venice and Florence) and Germany (Munich and Düsseldorf) - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 7 / USD 9 / CAD 12
EUR 5 / USD 6 / CAD 8
EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31  EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25
EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31  EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31
France (Marseille and Nice); Italy (Venice and Florence) and Germany (Munich and Düsseldorf) - purchase within 29 day os departure 
EUR 11 / USD 14 / CAD 19
EUR 9 / USD 11 / CAD 15
EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41
EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32  EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41
EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41 
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom3, Ireland and Italy - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 10 / USD 13 / CAD 17 EUR 7 / USD 9 / CAD 12 EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31 EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25 EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31   EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom3, Ireland and Italy  - purchase within 29 day os departure  EUR 14 / USD 18 / CAD 23 EUR 11 / USD 14 / CAD 19 EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41 EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32 EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41
EUR 25 / USD 31 / CAD 41
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland2, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Russia2 and Sweden - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 11 / USD 14 / CAD 19  EUR 8 / USD 10 / CAD 14 EUR 21 / USD 26 / CAD 35 EUR 17 / USD 22 / CAD 29 EUR 21 / USD 26 / CAD 35 
EUR 21 / USD 26 / CAD 35
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland2, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Russia2 and Sweden  - purchase within 29 day os departure EUR 16 / USD 20 / CAD 26  EUR 12 / USD 15 / CAD 20  EUR 28 / USD 35 / CAD 45 EUR 22 / USD 27 / CAD 36 EUR 28 / USD 35 / CAD 45
EUR 28 / USD 35 / CAD 45
Israel2, Ivory Coast2, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana2, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Senegal, Gambia and Sao Tome2  - pre-purchase (30days prior to departure) EUR 14 / USD 18 / CAD 23 EUR 10 / USD 13 / CAD 17 EUR 23 / USD 29 / CAD 38 EUR 19 / USD 24 / CAD 31 EUR 23 / USD 29 / CAD 38 
EUR 23 / USD 29 / CAD 38
Israel2, Ivory Coast2, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana2, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Senegal, Gambia and Sao Tome2  - purchase within 29 day os departure EUR 20 / USD 25 / CAD 32  EUR 15 / USD 19 / CAD 25 EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 49 EUR 24 / USD 30 / CAD 39 EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 48
EUR 30 / USD 37 / CAD 49  

1Meal differentiation, in EconomyXtra, only valid on Azores and Madeira routes.
2Madrid, Helsinki, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Abidjan, Accra and São Tomé routes, the meal in economy class is the same in both areas of the aircraft, while other characteristics of EconomyXtra are maintained.
3On Gatwick and Heathrow routes hot meals are not available.
4available on A330-900 / A330-200 / A321LR.

 


Note: This ancillary service is not refundable. You may change to other dates, as long as the seat booked is of the same value or superior (by paying the difference).

Important information
  • The seat selected by the Client during the booking process may be altered to another with similar characteristics. 
  • The reservation of your seat, as well as that of an extra seat, must be made in advance and will be subject to the fare conditions of the ticket (applicable rates on Discount and Basic fares). 
  • Seat reservation subject to availability.
  • Non-refundable.
  • These services are available only on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express.

Find out all there is to know about our new seats!

A340
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
A340
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
54" (138 cm)
17.8'' (45 cm)
12º
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
This zone does not exist
This zone does not exist
This zone does not exist
Standard Area
33'' (84 cm)
17.8'' (45 cm)
12º
Seat pitch
A340
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    54" (138 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    This zone does not exist
  • Standard Area
    33'' (84 cm)
Seat width
A340
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    17.8'' (45 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    This zone does not exist
  • Standard Area
    17.8'' (45 cm)
Seat recline
A340
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    12º
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    This zone does not exist
  • Standard Area
    12º
A330
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
A330 neo
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
57" (145 cm)
17.4'' (44 cm)
10º
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
34'' (86 cm)
17.4'' (44 cm)
13º
Standard Area
31'' (79 cm)
17.4'' (44 cm)
10º
A330 200
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
55" (140 cm)
17.3'' (44 cm)
10º
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
34'' (86 cm)
17.3'' (44 cm)
13º
Standard Area
31'' (79 cm)
17.3'' (44 cm)
10º
Seat pitch
A330 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    57" (145 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    34'' (86 cm)
  • Standard Area
    31'' (79 cm)
A330 200
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    55" (140 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    34'' (86 cm)
  • Standard Area
    31'' (79 cm)
Seat width
A330 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    17.4'' (44 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    17.4'' (44 cm)
  • Standard Area
    17.4'' (44 cm)
A330 200
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    17.3'' (44 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    17.3'' (44 cm)
  • Standard Area
    17.3'' (44 cm)
Seat recline
A330 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    10º
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    13º
  • Standard Area
    10º
A330 200
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    10º
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    13º
  • Standard Area
    10º
A321
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
A321 / A321 neo
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
48'' (121,90 cm)
17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4º
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
33'' (83,82 cm)
17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4º
Standard Area
28'' (71,12 cm)
17.3'' (43,94 cm)
Seat pitch
A321 / A321 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    48'' (121,90 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    33'' (83,82 cm)
  • Standard Area
    28'' (71,12 cm)
Seat width
A321 / A321 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    17.5'' (44,45 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    17.5'' (44,45 cm)
  • Standard Area
    17.3'' (43,94 cm)
Seat recline
A321 / A321 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    8,4º
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    8,4º
A320
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
A320 / A320 neo
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
34'' (86,36 cm)
17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4º
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
33'' (83,82 cm)
17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4º
Standard Area
28'' (71,12 cm)
17.3'' (43,94 cm)
Seat pitch
A320 / A320 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    34'' (86,36 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    33'' (83,82 cm)
  • Standard Area
    28'' (71,12 cm)
Seat width
A320 / A320 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    17.5'' (44,45 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    17.5'' (44,45 cm)
  • Standard Area
    17.3'' (43,94 cm)
Seat recline
A320 / A320 neo
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    8,4º
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    8,4º
A319
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
A319
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
33'' (83,82 cm)
17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4º
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
33'' (83,82 cm)
17.5'' (44,45 cm)
8,4º
Standard Area
28'' (71,12 cm)
17.3'' (43,94 cm)
Seat pitch
A319
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    33'' (83,82 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    33'' (83,82 cm)
  • Standard Area
    28'' (71,12 cm)
Seat width
A319
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    17.5'' (44,45 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    17.5'' (44,45 cm)
  • Standard Area
    17.3'' (43,94 cm)
Seat recline
A319
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    8,4º
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    8,4º
Embraer
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
Embraer 195 / 190
Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
39.5'' (100,33 cm)
21.25'' (53,98 cm)
Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
34'' (86,36 cm)
21.25'' (53,98 cm)
Standard Area
31'' (78,74 cm)
21.25'' (53,98 cm)
Seat pitch
Embraer 195 / 190
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    39.5'' (100,33 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    34'' (86,36 cm)
  • Standard Area
    31'' (78,74 cm)
Seat width
Embraer 195 / 190
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
    21.25'' (53,98 cm)
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
    21.25'' (53,98 cm)
  • Standard Area
    21.25'' (53,98 cm)
Seat recline
Embraer 195 / 190
  • Extra Legroom Area / Emergency exit
  • Preferential Area / EconomyXtra
  • Standard Area
ATR
Seat pitch
Seat width
Seat recline
ATR 72
Standard Area
30'' (76,2 cm)
16.8'' (42,7 cm)
Seat pitch
ATR 72
  • Standard Area
    30'' (76,2 cm)
Seat width
ATR 72
  • Standard Area
    16.8'' (42,7 cm)
Seat recline
ATR 72
  • Standard Area

Frequently Asked Questions


Seats can be reserved at any time. In the case of tickets without this benefit included, and if you do not want to pay extra for this service, seats are allocated automatically at check-in (either online or at the airport). Any changes will be charged depending on the TAP Product and the seat requested.

This service is not applicable for Ponte Aérea between Lisbon and Porto or vice-versa.

There are three ways to book:
1The decision to move to a seat that must be paid for (requires credit card) cannot be altered.
Passenger Exemption Exempted Companion Notes
TAP Navigator  Yes   
TAP Miles&Go Gold Yes -  
TAP Miles&Go Silver Yes - Except Extra Legroom area
TAP Miles&Go No -  
TAP Corporate TOP Yes - Except Extra Legroom area
TAP AMEP No -  
Star Alliance Gold No -  
Star Alliance Silver No -  
G Class (Groups) Yes - Except Preferential and Extra Legroom seats
Economy Award Ticket Yes - Except Preferential and Extra Legroom seats
Executive Award Ticket Yes -  
Infants Yes Unlimited1 Not possible to travel on exit row
Baby Baskets Yes Unlimited1 Specific places for Baby Baskets
Unacompanied Minors Yes - Specific places for Unacompanied Minors
Pets in cabin No - Not possible to travel on exit row
1exempted companion if they are in same reservation.
  • If you are allocated a cheaper seat. Should this happen you will be refunded the difference in cost in vouchers.
  • In involuntary cases (for example missing a connection through a fault of the company) you will receive a refund of the full amount of the service you did not receive.
Under what circumstances is there no right to a refund?
  • If you are allocated a different seat, but one that is of the same type.
  • If you cancel your flight you will not be eligible for a refund, although you may receive a voucher to use on the same service within 12 months of issue.
  • If you book an emergency exit seat without meeting the requirements.

Our system will do all it can to replace the seat you selected with another with the same characteristics. The chosen/allocated seat row may also be changed; however, the system will make sure you are allocated a new seat of the same type. For instance, seat 4C, which is a “EconomyXtra” seat may be changed to 6D, which is also a “EconomyXtra” seat.
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Meals in Economic

Enjoy the diverse dining, snack and beverage options, that vary depending on your destination and the plane you travel on.

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