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TAP Fare Products - Branded Fares
Updated on 12 Aug 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.

Passengers who wish to travel with one piece of hold baggage included in the fare and the possibility of changing their trip (with a penalty) may choose Basic. 

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 exess 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 fare offers a trip with all the comfort and with more attractive prices, allowing access to the lounge and differentiated boarding.

In the TopExecutive fare, 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
BASIC
 
A low price that includes hold baggage
 
CLASSIC
 
Ideal for families.
Flexible and allows sear reservation 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 all exclusivity

Hand baggage

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

Hold baggage(1)

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

Ticket change(2)

 

From 65€

From 55€

From 85€

Refund

x x x x

Seat reservation(3)

 

x x
Standard Seat
 
Standard or Comfort seat

Book a seat

at any time

Book a seat

at any time

Meals(4)

x x x x

Fast Track(5)

x x x x

Priority check-in

x x x

Priority Boarding

x x x x

Lounge(6)

x x x x

Priority baggage

x x x

Premium Customer Center
x x x x

Miles
x
40%
70%
100%
150%
200%

Upgrade with cash or miles(7)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Digital Kiosk(8)

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)  The passenger may add hold baggage to the DISCOUNT fare or extra baggage to any fare. | In the PLUS brand 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, Basic, 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 or Basic 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, Basic, 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, Basic, Classic, or Plus fares for a fee. 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 traveling on flights operated by TAP).

 
 
ADVANTAGES OVERVIEW TABLE - INTERCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS
 
See below the table of advantages for each branded fare on INTERCONTINENTAL flights
 
 
Economy
Executive
 
DISCOUNT
 
The best price for those traveling only with cabin baggage
BASIC
 
A low price that includes hold baggage
CLASSIC
 
Ideal for families.
Flexible and allows sear reservation 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 all 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 fare, 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 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 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 traveling 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.

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- TopExecutive 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"TOP", "EXE",  "PLU", "CLC", "BSC" and "DSC"  for Short and Medium Haul fares mean:

TOP = top executive
EXE = executive

PLU = plus
CLC = classic
BSC = basic
DSC = discount

In the Fare Basis the acronyms "TTI", "EXI",  "PUI", "CLI", "BSI" and "DSI" of Long Haul fares mean:

TTI = top executive
EXI = executive

PUI = plus
CLI = classic
BSI = basic
DSI = discount

 

GDS ENTRIES

AMADEUS

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

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

Example:
FXB/FF-DISCOUNT  (entry to quote tap|Discount)

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      08NOV19LIS 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  (tap| Basic - for an extra 18 Eur includes baggage; with the entry FXY all upsell possiblilites 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 BANDED 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:

- Discount > Basic, Classic, or Plus
- Basic > Classic or, Plus
- Classic > Plus
- Executive >TOP Executive

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

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

eg;

Example Discount:

FARE CAN BE UPGRADED TO ANY HIGHER FARE WITHIN                        
          FARE FAMILIES -DSC/-EXE/-TOP TYPE FARE                                
          FOR CARRIER TP.                  

Example Basic:

 FARE CAN BE UPGRADED TO ANY HIGHER FARE WITHIN                        
          FARE FAMILIES -BSC/-EXE/-TOP TYPE FARE                                
          FOR CARRIER TP.              

 

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