Europe is opening to vaccinated Americans this summer, and perhaps even to those who haven’t been vaccinated but test negative for Covid-19 in advance of travel. So many of you are itching to travel, to travel abroad, and to visit Europe.
And there are some tremendous sales out there. None have been quite as good as what’s on offer from Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal. They ran a sale for less than $900 roundtrip in business class and the amazing thing is that sale is back, or rather extended. (HT: Joe Brancatelli)
Departures are available from New York, Boston, Miami and perhaps Chicago and San Francisco as well. And you can travel to TAP Air Portugal destinations (via Lisbon) such as London, Barcelona, Madrid as well as France, Italy, Sweden, Australia and even more. You can fly as far as Russia, and Croatia. Or for about $500 more Morocco, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal as bookable as well.
You don’t even have to return from the same city you arrive it, open jaws are permitted – so travel around Europe.
This should be bookable at any online travel agency website or on TAP Air Portugal’s website, and you can search Google flights for availability as well, just enter your preferred cities and travel dates.
The fare is $48 from the US to Europe, $184 return, plus a $500 fuel surcharge and taxes. Key details of fare basis JUSEXI8E:
- Saturday stay required
- 14 day maximum stay
- No stopovers permitted
- Travel now through September 15, 2021.
- $250 fee to cancel and refund prior to departure
- $300 change fee, although tickets currently come with first change free if made at least 21 days prior to outbound travel
- Changing the first flight segment will require re-faring the itinerary to current prices at the time of the change
Availability is much better in May and June, but there’s a smattering of dates where fares are this low even after that.
TAP Air Portugal J fares earn 125% of flown miles with MileagePlus, 150% credited to Turkish Miles&Smiles, or 200% if you credited to Avianca LifeMiles, Air Canada Aeroplan, or Aegean Miles+Bonus. Singapore Airlines has easy Star Alliance Gold right now and offers 125% credit, just watch out for their strict mileage expiration rules.
Perhaps the one warning is that if a flight cancels you aren’t getting your money back. TAP Air Portugal was notorious during the pandemic for only issuing flight credits when refunds should have been due.
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