It’s finally time to return home from my extended trip to Europe and Israel and this year, I am determined to try as many new products as I can. I’ve just booked a ticket him on TAP Air Portugal to try out the new A330neo in business class.
It’s not like I’ll forsake my 1K status and avoid United this year for the majority—or at least the plurality—of my my ocean crossings and domestic travel.
But I’m trying to be mindful of the fact that Live and Let’s Fly has more than enough Untied Polaris and Lufthansa First Class reviews. What I don’t have is a single longhaul review on TAP.
The great thing about TAP is one-way fares are cheap out of Europe. Try $881 for a last-minute ticket from Frankfurt to Boston, which was about half the price of a last-minute ticket to SFO.
Had I planned in better, Frankfurt – Lisbon – San Francisco runs as little as $1300 one-way.
Interestingly, mileage space has been bad lately. A lot of space on United, but not on other partners. Even the usually-reliable last-minute openings on SWISS and Lufthansa have not appeared in recent days to the West Coast.
From Boston, I’ll fly to Los Angele nonstop on United, a flight (at 6 hours, 54 minutes) that is almost as long as the flight from Lisbon to Boston. While United offers premium transcendental service with lie-flat beds, nice bedding, and enhanced meals between Boston and San Francisco, I’ll be on a 737-900 to LAX. At least my upgrade cleared…
Stay tuned for a TAP Air Portugal A330neo review. Also note that TAP continues to offer excellent one-way fares in both business and economy class from various cities in Europe, especially in Scandinavia, to the USA.