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TAP Fare Products - Branded Fares
Updated on 03 Oct 2022

FARES THAT MATCH EACH PASSENGER'S NEEDS

As every passenger has different characteristics and travel needs, TAP has put together a set of branded fares so that you can choose the one that best suits your customer. The six fares are available for flights between Europe and North Africa and intercontinental flights, all of which allow the purchase of extra services or upgrade to the next fare.

Customers can easily and transparently choose the option that best serves the purpose of their trip, paying only the price corresponding to the branded fare they value most.

BRANDED FARES - INTRODUCTION
TAP offers four options for traveling in economy and two in executive class,  corresponding to six fares with different levels of flexibility and services included.

Those who choose to travel with hand luggage only can opt for the DISCOUNT fare, which is more competitive in terms of price, allowing easier disembarkation without having to wait for hold luggage.

For passengers who wish to travel on intercontinental flights with one piece of hold luggage included in the fare and have the flexibility to change their trip (with a penalty), BASIC is the best option. On continental flights (Europe and North Africa) the best option for these passengers is CLASSIC. 

The CLASSIC brand is suitable for passengers who wish to book their seat on board in the standard area, for all destinations, and to have more flexibility in case of booking changes.

Passengers who want seat reservations, priority check-in, the possibility of making changes free of charge or reimbursement, and more flexibility in luggage (on intercontinental flights and between continental Portugal and the islands of the Azores or Madeira), among other advantages, will find a fare to suit their needs by purchasing PLUS

Additional services such as seat reservations, extra or excess baggage, Fast Track, and Lounge access, among others, can be purchased separately, regardless of the branded fare purchased. Please check the respective articles to learn more.

In executive class, the EXECUTIVE Brand offers a trip with all the comfort and with more attractive prices, allowing access to the lounge and differentiated boarding.

In Brand TOP EXECUTIVE, the flexibility is total, being able to change or request reimbursement of tickets without costs, and in the case of intercontinental flights, carry two bags in the hold, up to 32kgs (each), and two cabin bags up to 8kgs each. This fare also guarantees the possibility of accumulating more miles.

Thus, you can propose to your Customers the fare that best suits their profile and travel itinerary.

This change was part of the measures defined in the TAP Strategic Plan, which includes, inter alia, the program to remodel its medium and long-haul fleet with a view to improving cabin interiors and providing more comfort and a better customer experience.

 

See the table of advantages per branded fare, in the corresponding tabs below.

 

ADVANTAGES OVERVIEW TABLE - EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA FLIGHTS
 
Check below the table of advantages for each branded fare on flights to EUROPE and NORTH AFRICA:
 
Economy
Executive
 

DISCOUNT

The best price for those traveling only with cabin baggage
 
CLASSIC
Ideal for those who travel with luggage, want seat reservation and flexibility at an affordable price
PLUS
The most complete and advantageous fare in Economy Class
 

EXECUTIVE

The right choice for those who value the benefits and comfort of the Executive Class
TOP EXECUTIVE
Complete flexibility from the moment of the booking to the moment of arrival, with exclusivity

Hand baggage

1 x 8kg
1 x 8kg
1 x 8kg
2 x 8kg
2 x 8kg

Hold baggage(1)

x(1a)
1 x 23kg
1 x 23kg (1b)
 
2 x 32kg
2 x 32kg

Ticket change(2)

 

From 65€

From 85€

Refund

x x x

Seat reservation(3)

 

x
Standard Seat
 
Standard or Comfort seat

Book a seat

at any time

Book a seat

at any time

Meals(4)

x x x

Fast Track(5)

x x x

Priority check-in

x x

Priority Boarding

x x x

Lounge(6)

x x x

Priority baggage

x x

Premium Customer Center
x x x

Miles
x
70%
100%
150%
200%

Upgrade with cash or miles(7)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Digital Kiosk(8)

1 publication
2 publications
3 publications
7 publications
7 publications
The fares shown may not be available on all TAP flights.

NOTES: 

(1) 

(1a) In Brand DISCOUNT, the passenger may add hold baggage. It is possible to add extra baggage on any other Brand. 
(1b) In Brand PLUS on flights between mainland Portugal and the Islands (and vice versa) the passenger is entitled to 2 pieces of baggage weighing 23kg each.

(2)  Ticket changes are permitted, with a penalty, on DISCOUNT and EXECUTIVE fares when made prior to the flight departure. Always consult the fare notes in your GDS. 

(3)  The seat reservation service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. For DISCOUNT fares, the passenger may add seat reservations in the front rows or at the emergency exit, upon payment. For the CLASSIC fare, the passenger may add seat reservations in the front rows or at the emergency exit, upon payment, Click here for more information

(4)  This service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. On flights to/from Russia, meals are available in Economy Class branded fares. Click here to learn more about Economy Class meals.

(5)  Passengers may add the Fast Track service to DISCOUNT, CLASSIC, or PLUS fares for a fee (except on the routes Lisbon-Oporto Airbridge, Oporto-Lisbon, Lisbon-Madrid and Lisbon-Funchal, where it is free). For tickets issued before March 1, 2022, free access to Fast Track, previously included in the PLUS fare, is maintained. Fast Track service is only available at some airports. Please check here for all information.

(6)  Passengers can add the service to DISCOUNT, CLASSIC, or PLUS fares for a fee. The price and availability of the Lounge depend on the airport. Click here for all information.

(7)  This service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express.

(8)  Newspapers and magazines must be downloaded before boarding time, allowing passengers to read the respective titles offline on their smartphones or tablet. This service is free and available through the TAP mobile app (valid for TAP customers travelling on flights operated by TAP).

 
 
ADVANTAGES OVERVIEW TABLE - INTERCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS
 
See below the table of advantages for each branded fare on INTERCONTINENTAL flights
 
 
Economy
Business
 
DISCOUNT
The best price for those travelling only with cabin baggage
BASIC
A low price that includes hold baggage
 
 
CLASSIC
Ideal for those who travel with luggage, want seat reservation and flexibility at an affordable price
PLUS
The most complete and advantageous fare in Economy Class
 
EXECUTIVE
The right choice for those who value the benefits and comfort of the Executive Class
 
TOP EXECUTIVE
Complete flexibility from the moment of the booking to the moment of arrival, with exclusivity
Hand baggag(1)

1 x 8kg

1 x 8kg
1 x 8kg
1 x 8kg
2 x 8kg
2 x 8kg

Hold baggage(2)

x(2)
1 x 23kg
1 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 32kg
2 x 32kg

Ticket changes(3)

From €160 / $180 / 300 CAD

From €140 / $160 / 270 CAD

From €140 / $160 / 300 CAD

Refund(4)

x x

From 115€ / $125 / 160 CAD (one-way tickets) or starting at 230€ / $250 / 320 CAD (round-trip tickets)

From 115€ / $125 / 160 CAD (one-way tickets) or starting at 230€ / $250 / 320 CAD (round-trip tickets)

Seat reservation(5)

x x
Standard seat 

Standard or Comfort seat

Book a seat

at any time

Book a seat

at any time

Meals(6)

 Fast Track(7)

x x x x

Priority check-in

x x x

Priority Boarding

x x x x

Lounge(8)

 

x x x x

Priority baggage

x x x

Premium Customer Center
x x x x

Miles
x
50%
100%
150%
150%
200%

Upgrade with cash or miles(9)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Digital Kiosk(10)

1 publication
2 publications
2 publications
3 publications
7 publications
7 publications
The fares shown may not be available on all TAP flights.

NOTES: 

(1)  On flights to/from Venezuela and to/from Brazil: 1 x 10kg / 115 cm (55 x 40 x 20cm) + 1 personal item up to 2kg / 85 cm (40 x 30 x 15cm).
 
(2)  The passenger may add hold baggage to the DISCOUNT fare or extra baggage to any fare. Flights to/from Africa Middle and Longhaul are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage of 23kg each. For tickets issued before March 1, 2022, the 2 free pieces of baggage previously included in this fare remain.
 
(3)  Ticket changes are permitted, with a penalty, on DISCOUNT, BASIC, and EXECUTIVE fares when made prior to the flight departure. Always consult the fare notes in your GDS. The cost of a ticket change varies depending on the origin of the travel.
 
(4)  CLASSIC and EXECUTIVE fares may be refunded prior to travel departure upon payment of a penalty. The cost of refund varies depending on the origin of the travel. Always consult the fare notes in your GDS.
 
(5) The seat reservation service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. In DISCOUNT or BASIC fares, the passenger may add seat reservation in the front rows or in the emergency exit, upon payment. On the CLASSIC  fare, the passenger may add seat reservation in the front rows or in the emergency exit, upon payment. For tickets issued before March 1, 2022, the "Comfort" seat reservation previously included in this fare remains possible. For the PLUS Brand, seat reservation in Comfort seats or emergency rows can be added for a fee. Click here for more information
 
(6) This service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. Click here to learn more about economy class meals.
 
(7)  The passenger may add the service to DISCOUNT, BASIC, CLASSIC, or PLUS Brand fares for a fee. For tickets issued before March 1, 2022, the free Fast Track access previously included in the PLUS fare remains. Fast Track service is only available at some airports. Please click here to check all information.
 
(8)  Passengers can add the service to DISCOUNT, BASIC, CLASSIC, or PLUS Brand fares for a fee. The price and availability of the Lounge depend on the airport. Click here to check all the information.
 
(9)  This service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express.
 
(10)  Newspapers and magazines must be downloaded before boarding time, allowing passengers to read the respective titles offline on their smartphones or tablet. This service is free and available through the TAP mobile app (valid for TAP customers travelling on flights operated by TAP).

 

RESERVATION BOOKING CLASSES (RBD) AND GDS ENTRIES
 

The display module in the GDSs allows differentiating the offer of the system through Branded Fares, which include the following information:

  • name of the Branded Fare
  • services and whether they are paid or not
  • base fare conditions

The upsell module will show in order the possible fares and the included services. A teaser will clearly show the difference between the lowest possible fare for the reservation and the following Branded Fares and what they include. In this way, it is easy to demonstrate to the customer the advantages that can often have a small difference, for example with regard to luggage, which will be more advantageous to include in the fare sooner than to pay at the time of check-in.

From the 11th of October 2022, for travel from the 11th of November 2022, TAP will only adopt three Economy brands on all Continental fares: DISCOUNT, CLASSIC and PLUS. Brand BASIC will be removed from fares on routes in Europe and North Africa. The 2 brands in Business will remain - EXECUTIVE and TOP EXECUTIVE

By adopting only 3 brands in Economy we offer greater simplicity in the main attributes offered in each one, namely: 

  • DISCOUNT- competitive price + hand luggage 
  • CLASSIC- hold baggage + choice of seat 
  • PLUS- total flexibility 

Additionally TAP is implementing the following RBD/Brand Structure. 

New RBD/Brand Structure for Europe & North Africa:

MADEIRA AND AZORES

The new RBD/Brand Structure is valid for all Europe and North Africa flights, except for domestic flights between Portugal Mainland and Madeira/Azores, where brand CLASSIC will still be available for all RBDs in Economy (O to Y).

NOTE

Reissues on tickets issued :

  • before 11APR22 must be manually calculated to any higher brand, provided all other fare conditions are observed. The applicable change fee and fare differences, if any, must be applied. 
  • on/after 11APR22 will be automatically re-calculated according to the fare rules/conditions to any higher brand.

 

On intercontinental flights, the structure already in place is maintained:

RBD/Brands structure for Intercontinental routes

Economy booking classes (RBD) can be issued in any branded fare - PLUS, CLASSIC, BASIC, or DISCOUNT, just as business class booking classes (RBD) can be issued in any Business class fare- TOP EXECUTIVE or EXECUTIVE.

For example, a "W" can be a PLUS, just as a "Y" can be a DISCOUNT 

When you select a class of the chosen flight and request the fare for this class, you will see that the various fare bases for that same class will appear.

For example, in a Lisbon-São Paulo flight, selecting the class "M", these are the fare bases that may be presented for the economy cabin, each one with a different value:

MPTPUI0B
MPTCLI0B 
MPTBSI0B
MPTDSI0B

In the Fare Basis the acronyms mean:

Fare Basis Acronyms

Short and Medium Haul

TOP TOP EXECUTIVE
EXE EXECUTIVE
PLU PLUS
CLC CLASSIC
DSC DISCOUNT

Long Haul

TTI TOP EXECUTIVE
EXI EXECUTIVE
PUI PLUS
CLI CLASSIC
BSI BASIC
DSI DISCOUNT

GDS ENTRIES

AMADEUS

Fare display for all Continental branded fares:
FQDLISLON/ATP/FF

PNR quotation choosing brand:
FXB/FF-DISCOUNT
FXB/FF-CLASSIC
FXB/FF-PLUS
FXB/FF-EXECUTIVE
FXB/FF-TOPEXE

Fare display for all Intercontinental branded fares:
FQDLISGRU/ATP/FF

PNR quotation choosing brand:
FXB/FF-DISCOUNT
FXB/FF-BASIC(1)
FXB/FF-CLASSIC
FXB/FF-PLUS
FXB/FF-EXECUTIVE
FXB/FF-TOPEXE
(1) Brand BASIC is available only on Intercontinental flights

 

Example:
FXB/FF-DISCOUNT  (entry to quote DISCOUNT fare)

Output of the system:                                                                                                                    
NO REBOOKING REQUIRED FOR LOWEST AVAILABLE FARE                                                                                                       
------------------------------------------------------------                    
     AL FLGT  BK T DATE  TIME  FARE BASIS      NVB  NVA   BG                    
 LIS                                                                            
 LON TP  1352 O  O 08NOV 0945  O02DSC0A        08NOV08NOV 0P                                                                                                    
EUR     4.00      08NOV23LIS TP LON4.47NUC4.47END ROE 0.893096                                                      
EUR    10.00-YQ                                                                 
EUR     5.14-PT                                                                 
EUR    20.17-YP                                                                 
EUR    39.31                                                                    
Fare Families:    (ENTER FQFn FOR DETAILS, FXY FOR UPSELL)                      
Fare Family :FC1:1:DISCOUNT                                                      
FXU/TS TO UPSELL BASIC FOR 18.00EUR  (Brand BASIC - for an extra 18 Eur includes baggage; with the entry FXY all upsell possibilities are shown) 

TICKET STOCK RESTRICTION                                                        
BG CXR: TP    

Example for branded fare combination:

FXB/FF2-BASIC/FF3-CLASSIC
 

GALILEO

FQ*:BF1 
FQ*:BF2 
FQ*:BF3 
FQ*BF4
FQ*BF5
FQ*BF6
FQ*BF7


FQ (quotation entry)

Output of the system:

BKD:DISCOUNT-BF1                                   VIEW:>BFA01·

BRAND UPSELL AVAILABLE FROM +15.00EUR   VIEWALL:>BFA·

>FQ                                                             

   PSGR                  FARE     TAXES         TOTAL PSG DES  

FQG 1         EUR        4.00      35.31       39.31 ADT      

    GUARANTEED AT TIME OF TICKETING                            

GRAND TOTAL INCLUDING TAXES ****     EUR        39.31         

  **FEE TOTAL                                    0.00          

  **PRICE INCLUDING TAXES AND FEES              36.91          

  FEES BASED ON CURRENT REQUEST-SEE >FO· FOR ALL TICKET FEES   

       **CARRIER MAY OFFER ADDITIONAL SERVICES**SEE >FQ/DASO·  

    ADT      LAST DATE TO PURCHASE TICKET: 09JUN19              

    ADT      TICKETING AGENCY 5ABC                              

    ADT      DEFAULT PLATING CARRIER TP                        

    ADT      FARE HAS A PLATING CARRIER RESTRICTION            

    ADT      E-TKT REQUIRED                                    

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE                                               

ADT                                                            

 TP LISLHR  0PC                                                

   BAG 1 -  37.00 EUR    UPTO50LB/23KG AND UPTO62LI/158LCM       

   BAG 2 -  57.00 EUR    UPTO50LB/23KG AND UPTO62LI/158LCM     

   VIEWTRIP.TRAVELPORT.COM/BAGGAGEPOLICY/TP                    
     ...

With the entry BFA you may see all upsell options.

Travelport has made available a manual for Branded Fares which can be consulted here.    

 

REISSUANCE BETWEEN BRANDED FARES

Since May 2022, TAP is allowing the Brand to be changed, within the same cabin, by reissuing the ticket, as long as the change is to a higher brand.

Thus, for example, a customer who purchased a ticket in brand CLASSIC may pay the difference to brand PLUS. Or a customer who purchased a ticket in brand EXECUTIVE may change to brand TOP EXECUTIVE.

The allowed changes are:

FROM: TO:
DISCOUNT BASIC(1), CLASSIC or PLUS
BASIC(1) CLASSIC or PLUS
CLASSIC PLUS
EXECUTIVE TOP EXECUTIVE

(1) Brand BASIC available on Intercontinental flights only

 

All tickets with economy class brands may be reissued to business class. 

Unrestricted Economy fares, i.e. PLUS, can only be reissued to TOP EXECUTIVE for the ticket to remain unrestricted. 

Please check the "Penalties" chapter in the fare notes. 

eg;

Example DISCOUNT:

-----------------------------------------------

          WHEN CHANGES ARE MADE NEW FARE MUST BE

          EQUAL OR HIGHER THAN ORIGINAL TICKET

          WITH THE FOLLOWING BRANDS

          -BRAND DISCOUNT - FARE FAMILY  -DSC

          -BRAND BASIC - FARE FAMILY  -BSC

          -BRAND CLASSIC - FARE FAMILY  -CLC

          -BRAND PLUS - FARE FAMILY  -PLU

          -BRAND EXECUTIVE - FARE FAMILY  -EXE

          -BRAND TOP EXECUTIVE - FARE FAMILY  -TOP

          REISSUE TO LOWER FARE BRAND NOT PERMITTED.

          -----------------------------------------------                 

Example BASIC:

-----------------------------------------------
          WHEN CHANGES ARE MADE NEW FARE MUST BE
          EQUAL OR HIGHER THAN ORIGINAL TICKET
          WITH THE FOLLOWING BRANDS
          -BRAND BASIC - FARE FAMILY  -BSC
          -BRAND CLASSIC - FARE FAMILY  -CLC
          -BRAND PLUS - FARE FAMILY  -PLU
          -BRAND EXECUTIVE - FARE FAMILY  -EXE
          -BRAND TOP EXECUTIVE - FARE FAMILY  -TOP
          REISSUE TO LOWER FARE BRAND NOT PERMITTED.
          -----------------------------------------------
                                    

 

 

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