TAP Air Portugal

Everything you need to know before flying with TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal check-in

Krystof Hajek updated 28. 11. 2023

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.

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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

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.

Online check-in

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.

Seat selection

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.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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