Review TAP Air Portugal Economy – Full service airline at LCC prices

TAP Air Portugal offers a full-service experience, yet often competes at Low-Cost Carrier prices. In Economy you get standard seats, a complimentary meal and drinks and some entertainment. As a StarAlliance Elite member, you get priority check-in, FastTrack, lounge access and priority boarding, too. That’s good enough reason to choose them over LCCs or consider them next to other full-service … Continue reading

Review TAP Air Portugal Business Class short-haul

TAP Air Portugal offers a standard European Business Class product on short-haul flights – Economy seats with extra legroom and an empty middle seat, lounge access and fast-track on the ground and a full meal even on shorter flights. That’s a good deal on a connection to an intercontinental flight, but not worth to pay extra for on an intra-European … Continue reading

TAP Air Portugal – Facts & Figures

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier of Portugal. Over the last few years, TAP has gone through a transformation from a dusty, little known airline to a modern, innovative carrier that offers new cabins and friendly service at very competitive prices. As a StarAlliance carrier, they are a great alternative across the Atlantic, to Africa and around Europe. Find out all … Continue reading

Turkish Airlines plans new business class seats for Boeing 777 jets!

Turkish Airlines announced their new business class seats on new planes entering service this year earlier and I was excited that they are moving to a 1-2-1 layout on their Airbus A350 and Boeing B787 planes. Now, they have announced that they are planning to renovate their fleet of Boeing B777 planes and also introduce direct aisle access in business … Continue reading

Cebu Pacific Airlines cancels 116 flights in May to improve operations

Cebu Pacific Airlines is cancelling 116 domestic flights between May 1-10, reflecting 58 round-trip flights mostly from its Manila hub. According to local paper “Inquirer” this is part of the “ongoing effort to improve on time performance and reduce inconvenience” for the low-cost carrier’s passengers. While this might cause inconvenience for passengers affected, I think it’s actually a step into … Continue reading

Move – a better seat coming to airline economy class?

Airbus and design agency Layer have presented the innovative “Move” economy seat for airlines, offering smart textiles to adjust to the individual needs of economy passengers, promising more comfort at the back of the plane. After years of shrinking legroom, reduced seat padding and recline and elimination of food and drinks, this is the first good news for economy travelers … Continue reading