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For today only, TAP Air Portugal is offering travelers a 50% discount for select bookings on a variety of new routes that it’s launching in 2021. With these new routes including flights to/from destinations like Montreal, Toronto, and Cape Town, and with the discount available for travel originating at either end of the new routes, this is a great chance to snap up a fantastic deal.
- Sale Dates: Today, 27 November 2020, only
- Booking Classes: All except for Discount (Basic Economy) & Executive (Discounted Business Class)
- Agadir, Morocco (AGA)
- Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
- Cape Town, South Africa (CPT)
- Djerba, Tunisia (DJE)
- Ibiza/Fuertaventura, Spain (IBZ/FUE)
- Maceió, Brazil (MCZ)
- Monastir, Tunisia (MIR)
- Montreal, Canada (YUL)
- Oujda, Morocco (OUD)
- Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
- Zagreb, Croatia (ZAG)
- Travel Period: 11 January 2021 – 30 November 2021
- Blackout Dates: None
- Promo Code: FRIDAY50
Using The Discount Code
The easiest way to use the FRIDAY50 code is to head over to the TAP airfare search page and enter the code manually from there. I suggest you give the main TAP homepage a wide berth as it isn’t particularly user-friendly when it comes to applying discount codes while going directly to the booking page usually makes the process relatively straightforward.
On the TAP airfare search page, populate the search boxes in the usual manner, and then scroll down the page where you’ll find the box giving you the option to add a promotion code (the text box for the code opens up when you place a checkmark in the small box).
Note: Don’t attempt to add the FRIDAY50 code to your airfare search as a “voucher” as that will just result in you seeing an error message.
Type the code into the appropriate field and click “activate now”. You’ll know that the promo code has been successfully applied as you’ll get a confirmation message on the screen.
Be aware that when you’re searching for fares the discount will not be applied until after you have selected all the flights for your trip. The screenshot below shows you a typical result of a search after all the flight segments have been selected.
I think we can all agree that €355.43 for a roundtrip booking between Europe and Canada is a pretty amazing deal!
Also, just in case anyone is in any doubt, this code works for travel originating in the various destinations to which TAP is launching flights next year. For example, here’s the code working for a roundtrip booking that originates in Montreal:
€362 (which is approximately CA$560) is a stunning fare for travel from Canada to Europe (and back again) but don’t forget that this offer is only around for today only.
Make sure you get the best deal out of whatever fare you book by using a credit card that gives you a good return on your travel spending and, preferably, one that also comes with good travel protections.
The Platinum Card from American Express and the Business Platinum Card from American Express both earn 5 points/dollar for spending made directly with airlines while the Chase Sapphire Reserve card earns 3 points/dollar for just about all travel spending and, very importantly, all three of these cards offer good trip delay, interruption, and cancellation protection.
The Amex Green Card earns 3 points/dollar for just about all travel spending but doesn’t offer the same level of protection as the Platinum Card or the Sapphire Reserve, and although the Citi Prestige Card matches the Platinum Card with its earnings of 5 points/dollar on spending made directly with airlines, the fact that it offers no travel protections at all makes it a less appealing option.
TAP Air Portugal is running a number of promotions in honor of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales but this promotion may offer the best deal for most people. With a discount of 50% on offer for select bookings to destinations in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa, I’m not sure there will be many better flight deals than this one on offer today.