TAP Air Portugal is a classic network carrier and offers free check-in at the airport.
Check-in at the airport
Airport check-in is offered free of charge at all airports served by TAP. Opening and closing times of counters vary considerably depending on the destination. In Europe, expect counters to open 2 hours and close 45 minutes before departure.
For flights from the Americas or Africa, opening times will be between 3-1 hours before scheduled departure.
Detailed check-in times for each airport can be found at flytap.com/check-in-times.
Self-check-in counters are also available at selected airports, both for boarding passes and baggage check-in. A brand new check-in desk can be found at Lisbon LIS Airport.
You can check in yourself online using your mobile phone or computer. Check-in is available 36 hours before departure (24 hours before departure for flights to the USA) and the latest you can print your boarding pass is 2 hours before departure.
You can keep your boarding passes on your phone and present a QR code from your mobile phone screen at the airport.
There is a charge for selecting a specific seat on the aircraft when purchasing a basic Discount fare.
Prices are quite high and start at 12 eur. If you do not choose a seat, it will be randomly assigned to you free of charge.
If you are travelling with more than one person, the system will not deliberately seat you.
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