Transaction Alert – TAP Portugal Transatlantic Business for less than $1,500 – Three options plus a bonus offer!
C’est à nouveau cette période de la semaine, et nos amis de Mighty Travels ont partagé des offres incroyables pour le confort de la classe affaires long-courrier dont nous avons hâte de vous parler. Avec le marché transatlantique qui se réchauffe à nouveau, il n’est pas facile de trouver des tarifs abordables en classe affaires, mais Mighty Travels a trouvé non pas une mais trois options différentes pour le voyageur intrépide, toutes à moins de 1 500 $.
Nos offres en vedette cette semaine proviennent de TAP Portugal, une compagnie aérienne avec une super réputation pour la nourriture et le service, sans parler du premier à voler l’incroyable Airbus A330neo. De plus, nous avons un bonus surprise pour nos lecteurs – toujours transatlantique mais disons juste un peu plus au sud.
De New York à Londres en appartement-lit pour seulement 1 300 $
Si vous êtes à la recherche d’une escapade automnale, TAP Air Portugal propose une offre incroyable sur son itinéraire à arrêt unique entre l’aéroport John F Kennedy de New York et Londres Heathrow. La portion transatlantique est confortablement allongée, le tout pour un peu plus de 1 300 $.
TAP offers superb comfort on its A330 in business class. Photo: TAP Portugal
Departing Nov. 8, the flight spends the night from JFK to Lisbon on the airline’s Airbus A321neo. Don’t panic about this narrow-body option, as the A321s have fully flat business-class seats. In fact, you can enjoy a healthy dose of smugness about traveling in a smaller plane, as the CO2 emissions for the flight are around 50% lower than typical TATL service.
Arrival in Lisbon sees passengers with a five-hour layover, just enough time to grab some pastel de natas or other Portuguese delicacies before setting off for the short hop to London. Returning on November 22, this trip will give passengers a good two weeks in the UK’s capital to catch up with family and friends, or to soak up the culture of this historic city.
Toronto to Lisbon on business this month for $1,500
For those in northern North America who want to travel a little earlier, TAP also has a great transatlantic deal for departures from Toronto. Departing on May 21 for a journey lasting just over a week, it will see passengers stretched out in comfort all the way to Lisbon on a non-stop route. Total cost? Just over $1,500 round trip, which is very competitive in this market.
Departing from Toronto Pearson is a very civilized 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, flying at night with TAP’s superb Airbus A330-900. As the first to fly the A330neo, it is the flagship of the TAP fleet, featuring an Airspace cabin, fully flat seats and a state-of-the-art personalized entertainment system.
TAP Air Portugal was the first airline to fly the Airbus A330neo. Photo: Airbus
Once in Lisbon, Europe is your oyster. While there is plenty to do in and around the city for a leisurely week, the airport is also served by just about every European low-cost airline, including Vueling, easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz. These budget airlines will get you just about anywhere on the continent for less than a night in town.
Lisbon is a delicious slice of European culture. Photo: Unsplash
The return flight is Sunday, May 29, departing LIS at 5:45 p.m. This time, it is the A321neo which provides transport, but still with the same comfort and the same space in business class. All in all, it’s a bargain for a trip to one of Europe’s most popular cities before the end of the month.
From Dublin to San Francisco in apartment rental for less than $1,300 in November
For a trip the other way, this inexpensive transatlantic hop to the west coast will be very hard to beat. Traveling with TAP Portugal, passengers can get from Dublin to San Francisco in November for less than $1,300.
San Francisco is the heart of the West Coast. Photo: Unsplash
Departing Dublin on November 17, an Embraer will ferry passengers to TAP’s home in Lisbon to catch the onward flight. Once again, the superb A330neo will provide the wings for the long haul to SFO, a total of 13 hours in stretched comfort. The return is November 29 using the same transport route. Both legs have a comfortable two to three hour stopover in Lisbon.
Enjoy wonderful TAP hospitality on this long flight. Photo: TAP Portugal
While the seat alone is reason enough to hop on those cheap flights, TAP also has an incredible reputation for its delicious onboard cuisine. With menus from Portugal, their food and drink selection focuses on local produce and traditional desserts, paired with Portuguese wines and served on Portuguese porcelain tableware. Business Class passengers can also pre-book specialty meals to ensure they enjoy exactly what they want.
Bonus Offer – London to Rio de Janeiro on Business for Under $1,500
This one isn’t TAP, but it’s definitely a way to take advantage of amazing savings! Operated by LATAM, this flight departs November 1 for a three-week stay in Rio de Janeiro. Departing from Heathrow, LATAM’s Boeing 777 will offer the seat on the way to Sao Paulo, departing at 8:45 p.m. for an 11-hour night flight.
LATAM’s 777s are a relatively new and very competitive business class product. Photo: LATAM
LATAM began updating its 777-300ER business class in July 2019, and now the entire fleet is equipped with the new premium standard. In total, there are 38 open business suites, with a 1-2-1 layout and a modified version of the Thompson Vantage XL, a fairly solid and modern business class solution. It’s the same product that forms the basis of Delta One on the A350, a product highly valued by high-end travel gurus.
In Sao Paulo, you have plenty of time to leave the airport and explore. If you’re worried about getting lost, many companies offer guided layover tours so you can maximize your time with minimal risk. Alternatively, there are plenty of bus, metro and taxi connections to get you to any attraction in the city.
LATAM’s premium economy on the A320 is in line with many other domestic business class configurations. Photo: LATAM
The connecting flight is on a LATAM A320, which does not have business class seats. However, LATAM’s premium economy product, launched in 2020, is roughly in line with European business class or US domestic business. The middle seat is blocked, the soft product improved and priority boarding is standard. For the one hour jump to Rio, that’s enough comfort level for everyone.
Return flights follow the same pattern, with the flight departing GIG on November 23. The total round-trip price, verified today, is only $1,445, which is pretty darn good for 12+ hours of premium flight.
Let us know if you’ve booked any of our offers this week, or which routes you’d like to see featured in our future offers articles.
This post was sponsored by Mighty Travels.
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