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TAP Fare Products - Branded Fares
Updated on 15 Feb 2024

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. Check the table of advantages by brand product in the corresponding tabs.

Advantages Overview Table - Europe & North Africa Flights
 
The information below is not exempt from GDS fare rules consultation
 
Economy
Business
 

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 baggage1

1 x 10kg
1 x 10kg
1 x 10kg
2 x 10kg
2 x 10kg

Hold baggage2

Additional charge
1 x 23kg
1 x 23kg
 
2 x 32kg
2 x 32kg

Seat reservation3

Additional charge

Standard Seat
Standard
or Comfort seat

Book a seat

at any time

Book a seat

at any time

Meals4

Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge

Fast Track5

Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge

Priority check-in

x x

Premium Boarding

x x x

Lounge6

Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge

Priority baggage

x x

Premium Customer Center
x x x

Ticket change7

Consult

your GDS

Consult

your GDS

Consult

your GDS

Refund8

x x x

Miles
x
70%
100%
150%
200%

Upgrade with cash or miles9

Not applicable

Not applicable

The fares shown may not be available on all TAP flights.

1 In addition, with the hand luggage, passengers may also bring a personal item. Check all the information here.
2 Passengers can add hold baggage to the DISCOUNT fare or extra baggage to any fare. Traveling with PLUS fare on flights between mainland Portugal and the islands (and vice versa) passengers are entitled to 2 pieces of luggage of 23kg each. Check all the information here.
3 The seat reservation service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. On DISCOUNT fare, passengers can pre-book a seat upon payment.  On CLASSIC fare, passengers can add a Comfort or emergency exit row seat reservation upon payment. On  PLUS fare, passengers can add  emergency exit row seat reservation upon payment. Check here for more information.
4This service is only available on flights operated by or on behalf of TAP and TAP Express. The availability of meals on board included in the fare, or of the On Board Sales Service varies depending on the destination, time and aircraft on which the passenger is traveling. Check all the information here.
5 Passengers can add the Fast Track service to DISCOUNT, CLASSIC or PLUS fares for a fee (except on the Ponte Aerea (air bridge) routes where the service is free). Check all the information here.
6 Lounge prices and availability depend on the airport. Check all the information here
Ticket changes are allowed, with a penalty, on DISCOUNT, CLASSIC and EXECUTIVE fares when made before the flight departs. Check the fare rules in your GDS. Check here the ticket change rules for the Ponte Aerea (air bridge) routes.
Refund penalty varies depending on the origin of the trip. Always check the fare notes in your GDS.
Only available on flights operated by or on behalf of TAP and TAP Express.

 
Advantages Overview Table - Intercontinental Flights
 
The information below is not exempt from GDS fare rules consultation
 
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 baggag1

1 x 10kg

1 x 10kg
1 x 10kg
1 x 10kg
2 x 10kg
2 x 10kg

Hold baggage2

Additional charge
1 x 23kg
1 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 32kg
2 x 32kg

Seat reservation3

Additional charge

Additional charge
Standard seat 

Standard

or Comfort seat

Book a seat

at any time

Book a seat

at any time

Meals4

 Fast Track5

Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge

Priority check-in

x x x

Premium Boarding

x x x x

Lounge6

 

Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge Additional charge

Priority baggage

x x x

Premium Customer Center
x x x x

Ticket changes7

Consult

your GDS

Consult

your GDS

Consult

your GDS

Refund8

x x

Consult

your GDS

Consult

your GDS

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

Upgrade with cash or miles9

Not applicable

Not applicable

The fares shown may not be available on all TAP flights.

1 In addition to hand baggage, passengers may also bring a personal item. On flights to/from USA, in business cabin: 1 x 10kg / 115 cm (55 x 40 x 20cm) + 1 personal item up to 2kg / 85 cm (40 x 30 x 15cm). Check all the information here.
2Passengers can add hold baggage to DISCOUNT fare or extra baggage to any fare. Flights to/from Africa Middle and Long Haul are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage of 23kg each. Check all the information here.
3The seat reservation service is only available on flights operated by TAP and TAP Express. On CLASSIC fare, passengers can add Comfort or emergency exit row/leg space seat reservation upon payment (available on A330-900 / A330-200 / A321LR).  On PLUS fare, passengers can add emergency exit/leg space row seat reservation upon payment (available on A330-900 / A330-200 / A321LR).   Check here for more information.
4Meal service is only available on flights operated by or on behalf of TAP and TAP Express. Check all the information here.
5 Check out all the information and prices for Fast Track here.
6 Lounge prices and availability depend on the airport. Check all the information here
Ticket changes are allowed, with a penalty, on DISCOUNT and EXECUTIVE brands when made before the flight departs. Always check the fare rules in your GDS.
 CLASSIC and EXECUTIVE fares can be refunded before the start of the trip for a fee. The penalty varies depending on the origin of the trip. Always check the fare notes in your GDS.
Only available on flights operated by or on behalf of TAP and TAP Express.

 
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.

On October 11, 2022, for journeys beginning on November 11, 2022, TAP changed to 3 brands in Economy, in all Continental Fares: DISCOUNT, CLASSIC, and PLUS. The BASIC brand was removed from fares on routes in Europe and North Africa. The 2 brands were kept in Executive - 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 

 

RBD/Brand Structure for Europe & North Africa:

-  - updated on October 11, 2022 - 

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.

 

As of January 17, 2023, for journeys beginning on February 1, 2023, TAP will implement a new RBD/Brand structure on Intercontinental Fares: 

RBD/Brands structure for Intercontinental routes:

- update January 17, 2023 - 

Acronyms meaning in the Fare Basis: 

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  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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