Review of TAP Air Portugal flight Barcelona Lisbon in Business

Airline TAP Air Portugal
Flight TP1055
Class Business
Seat 3A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 12 Dec 16, 14:15
Arrival at 12 Dec 16, 14:45
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Published on 15th December 2016
TAP Portugal – Barcelona-Lisboa


This is my flight report from Barcelona to Lisbon with TAP Portugal in Business Class
The flight duration was 1h30 and arrived at 14h45, with a delay of 1h15, due to the bad weather conditioning in Lisbon on the outbound flight.
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Getting to the Airport


I went to El Prat – Barcelona International Airport by metro, the best way to get there. I cought the L9 line in Collblanc to the Airport Terminal 1, where TAP and most of airlines operate. The journey took 30 min.

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Check-in


After leaving metro, I went to Arrivals area and then to Departures. My check-in was the 564.



Airport

After check-in with no queues I proceeded to the security screening. Then is the main departure hall with lots of stores and also a food court.
In that day, the wi-fi didn’t work.



Spotting

There were also time for Spotting some of the Barcelona traffic: Air China A330, Air Berlin mixed with the OLT Express livery A319, TAROM (SkyTeam Livery) and El Al B737, Emirates A380, Qatar A330 and Air Canada Rouge B767.



Boarding


The flight was delayed because of fog in Lisbon but there wasn’t any information by the service provider (Swissport). The boarding gate only was announced 1h before the scheduled time of departure because the airport had some gates closed due to improvement works.



Flight


After boarding I seat in 3A and prepared for take-off

Check my take-off video:




Catering


In this flight I started with a green salada with Escabeche fish, then a Panciotti and ended with a nice Mocha Mousse and a coffee.
The lunch was very good and with a great quality.



Arrival


The flight was very smooth, with no turbulence. I read the UP magazine and also relaxed a bit.
Check my arrival video:




More about the flight

Airline: TAP Portugal - Flight: TP1055 - Route: BCN-LIS - Date: 12/Dec
Check-in: 564 - Time: 10h20
Seat: 3A - Class: Business
Boarding: 13h35 - Gate: B40
Scheduled Departure: 12h35 - Actual Departure: 14h13 - Runway: 25L
Scheduled Arrival: 13h30 - Actual Arrival: 14h45 - Runway: 03
Disembarking: 15h55
Aircraft: CS-TNV - Type: Airbus A320-214 - Name: Grão Vasco - Age: 7y

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Verdict

TAP Air Portugal

9.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering9.5

Barcelona - BCN

6.4/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services3.5
Cleanliness8.0

Lisbon - LIS

8.1/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

TAP Portugal is a very nice airline to fly with in Business Class in this short-haul sectors. The catering is amazing for this kind of flight and the cabin crew is very attentive. Unfortunately this flight was delayed because of weather issues in Lisbon.

Information on the route Barcelona (BCN) Lisbon (LIS)

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1 Comments

  • Comment 378905 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5093 Comments

    Thanks for this detailed report with nice pics! Great spotting--it's always nice to see some good spotting :-)
    I am impressed with the catering on such a short flight and the seats look comfortable (soft) for Euro-Business.
    Great shots of Lisbon on arrival! Looks like it was a beautiful day once the fog lifted.
    As you may have noticed, sometimes vertical pics (usually taken on smart phones) show up sideways. Usually, rotating and saving a new copy of the pic on a computer and then uploading it to the site can help with this.

    Thanks for sharing!

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