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TAP Air Portugal has been offering a fantastic 20% discount on most fares (for travel on select dates through 31 May 2020) for the past 7 days, but today is the last day to make the most of this offer so I thought I’d highlight it one more time in case any readers can score a great Business Class or Economy Class deal (long-haul and short-haul flights are all included).
Here’s what you need to know:
- The discount on offer is 20%
- The discount code is SPRING20. Clicking the code will lead you to the promotion page from where you can search flights with the discount code applied. You can also choose to visit the FlyTAP webpage and enter the code manually.
- The TAP discount code will work for any route that TAP Air Portugal serves regardless of the country or region or where the trip starts or terminates.
- The code will not work for TAP’s ‘Discount’ Economy Class (hand baggage only fares)
- The 20% discount is taken off the base airfare and does not discount the taxes and fees.
- The code is valid for bookings made by 5 February 2020 (TODAY)
- Travel must take place between 1 March and 31 May 2020
- Blackout dates are 31 March to 20 April
How To Use The Code
You can either follow the direct Promo Code link to the TAP website (doing so will lead you to the promotion page from where all flight searches will have the code already loaded) or you can choose to visit 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 so the options listed above are the better/easier way to go.
If you decide to enter the code manually, this is how to go about it:
Head to 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 SPRING20 code to your airfare search as a “voucher” as that will just result in you seeing an error message.
You’ll know that the promo code has been successfully applied as the website will confirm as much when you price-up a fare:
Note: When searching for fares the discount will not apply until after you have selected all the flights for your trip.
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 protections.
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.
This is the first time in a while that Business Class fares have been included in a TAP discount promotion for the first time in months and with this deal being open to all TAP Air Portugal routes, this discount could be a great money saver for just about anyone looking to book a fare.
The dates for this promotion may be a little restrictive but all the other promotion rules make this a discount that should be very easy to use. Economy Class (excluding hand baggage only fares) and Business Class fares on short-haul and long-haul routes can all be discounted…and it doesn’t matter where your journey starts or ends. As long as you’re booking on to a TAP Air Portugal flight you shouldn’t have any trouble getting the 20% discount.