The new tariff classes at TAP Portugal
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Starting with 2 July 2017, TAP Portugal will resume direct flights on the route Lisbon - Bucharest. Rates start at 115.7 EURO, and air tickets can be booked starting with 6 December 2016 (limited places).
Tariff options at TAP Portugal
In the past, TAP Portugal practiced high prices, starting at 180 EURO (promotional price), and operated flights without competition. Currently, the Bucharest-Lisbon route is operated by 2 low-cost carriers, which changes the operational data for the Portuguese carrier and "forces" it to enter the market with competitive rates.
But these rates could be offered through a compromise. Taking a look at the TAP reservation system, we were able to see 4 tariff categories for Economy Class and 2 tariff categories for Business Class. TAP Portugal adapts to the market and low-cost competitors, offering more tariff options.
The pricing options for Economy Class - TAP Portugal
Discount to do: the most competitive fare level, which includes only flight, hand luggage and on-board catering;
Basic do: includes all facilities in "Discount" + hold luggage;
Classic do: includes all the facilities from "Basic" + the possibility to pre-allocate the seat on the plane;
More to do: includes all the facilities of "Classic" + flexibility in modifying travel data (free rebooking).
Pricing options for Business Class - TAP Portugal
Executive do: all the facilities of the Business service (catering, pre-allocation by plane, 2 baggage X 32 KG), but with limited flexibility (modification of travel data and reimbursement with penalty);
Top executives do: all facilities of the Business service + maximum flexibility (modification of travel data and free reimbursement).