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The Points Collector's Guide to TAP Portugal – NerdWallet

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal with a hub in the capital of Lisbon. TAP is a member of the Star Alliance and services several U.S. cities, which allows for connections via Lisbon to the rest of Europe, Africa and beyond.

This guide to TAP Portugal will cover the details of the airline, how to earn TAP Portugal Miles&Go airline miles, sweet spots for redeeming miles and everything else you need to know before you go.

About TAP Portugal

Here’s a quick overview of a few key features.

  • Fare types: TAP Portugal flights come in just two classes — economy class and executive class (business class). It doesn’t currently offer a first class cabin. TAP Portugal doesn’t have a true premium economy cabin either, but some economy class flights have been unbundled so travelers can pay extra for seats with additional legroom (EconomyXtra).

  • Main U.S. routes: TAP Portugal’s main hub is in Lisbon. TAP Portugal flies from Lisbon to Boston, Chicago-O’Hare, Miami, Newark, New York-JFK, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles. TAP Portugal also flies from Newark to Porto, Portugal.

  • Points currency and loyalty program: TAP Portugal’s frequent flyer program is called Miles&Go. You can credit Star Alliance flights to Miles&Go and use miles to book flights on Star Alliance and other partners.

How to earn TAP Portugal Miles&Go miles

Earn by flying

You can earn Miles&Go miles by flying on TAP Portugal and entering your Miles&Go membership number to the itinerary information. On TAP Portugal flights, you earn miles based on a percentage of flown miles, ranging from 10% for the lowest discount economy fares to 200% for top executive fares.

Nerdy tip: If you’re flying one of the cheap economy fares, you’re likely to be much better off crediting the flight to a Star Alliance partner rather than earning 10% of flown miles with TAP Portugal.

You can also earn TAP Portugal Miles&Go miles by flying on Star Alliance or other TAP Portugal airline partners when entering…

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