Refunds, Reimbursement, and Compensation: TAP Portugal

Refunds, Reimbursement, and Compensation: TAP Portugal

If you think you might be owed compensation, reimbursement, or a refund by TAP Portugal because of flight delays or cancellations, you've come to the right place. We can explain your air passenger rights, and help you get your money. Don't miss out on as much as €600 per person. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out what you're entitled to, and get your claim started.


TAP Portugal Flight Delay Compensation

While airlines like TAP Portugal make every effort to stick to their advertised schedules, flight delays do happen. The good news for travelers is that air passenger rights exist to protect you and your journey when you get caught up in TAP Portugal flight delays.

Under an EU law known as EC 261, if an airline causes passengers to arrive at their destination 3 or more hours late, those passengers could get up to €600 in compensation.

There are some extraordinary circumstances which may excuse airlines from paying compensation. Those include situations like bad weather or issues at the airport. But if the delay is a result of technical issues or an airline staff strike, you're likely to be owed compensation under EC 261.

What's more, you generally have up to 3 years to claim with TAP Portugal and get your flight delay compensation. All you have to do is type in your flight details and our easy-to-use flight delay compensation calculator will tell you if you are eligible for cash compensation, and our expert team are on hand to help you get it.

Delayed or canceled flight with TAP Portugal? Find out if you're owed up to €600 in compensation

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TAP Portugal Flight Cancellation Compensation

In the event your TAP Portugal flight is canceled, Europe's air passenger rights are clear: TAP Portugal must offer you an alternative transport to your destination, or a full flight refund if that's what you'd prefer.

In addition, if you were told about the cancellation less than 14 days before you were due to depart you may also be able to claim up to €600 per person in compensation.

Generally speaking, when TAP Portugal cancels flights, they'll attempt to rebook passengers straight away onto another flight at no additional charge. You can request further changes if the alternative flight doesn’t work for you, or reimbursement if you no longer wish to travel that route.

If TAP Portugal can book you onto a new flight that lands at a similar time to your original they won't have to pay you compensation. This is fair, as you'll get to your destination with minimum disruption to your plans. However in a lot of cases, passengers whose flights are canceled at the last minute have valid claims to TAP Portugal canceled flight compensation.

That's unless the cancellation was caused by an event TAP Portugal can't be expected to control — something like bad weather conditions, or an incident at the airport. These events are referred to as extraordinary circumstances.

You can learn more about flight cancellation compensation here.

Claim up to €600 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Flight Compensation and Air Passenger Rights

Because TAP Portugal has its headquarters within the EU, almost all the flights they offer are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive air passenger rights laws.

The EC 261 regulation gives passengers the right to claim for compensation when they have suffered delayed, canceled or overbooked flights, which are no fault of their own. Passengers are also entitled to claim for past flights — often you can still claim for flights in the past 3 years.

Which TAP Portugal Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Covered by EC 261
Flights departing EU airports ✔️ Yes
Flights arriving at EU airports ✔️ Yes

How Much TAP Portugal Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261

There are exceptions and special circumstances which may impact how much compensation TAP Portugal owes in your case. The easiest way to find out what you’re owed is to use our free compensation check.


About TAP Portugal

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal, headquartered at Lisbon Airport which also serves as its hub.

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