Review of TAP Air Portugal flight Barcelona Lisbon in Business

Airline TAP Air Portugal
Flight TP1045
Class Business
Seat 3A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 12 Apr 15, 19:10
Arrival at 12 Apr 15, 20:05
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By 2313
Published on 13th April 2015
The first of my return flights to Funchal, Madeira (FNC) would be the BCN-LIS flight. The aircraft, CS-TNQ, named José Régio and delivered to TAP in February 2009, arrived gate C73 slight delayed. At the gate a full load of passengers were ready to board when the A320 arrived.

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Boarding started at 18h55, with 12 pax seating in C class cabin. This cabin has a 2-3 configuration, so you always have middle seat empty on the left (B) but on the right side middle seats, if necessary, can be occupied. Newspappers were offered still on the ground, before push back.

The taxi for the departure runway was quite short and, at 19h26 we were airborne heading east towards the port of Barcelona. This provided excellent view of Barcelona for passengers seating on A seats, as was my case. After a right turn over the sea the A320 headed on a direct route towards the south of Lisbon.




Service started soon after take off, the crew came along distributing towels and the menu for dinner. There was no pre-dinner drinks/spirits with pretzels, due to the short flight time (1h30) and also there was no choice for the hot meal, as on longer european flights. Appetizer: octopus confit, pinneapple and ginger chutney with green salad; Main Course: beef terrine with mashed potatoes and baked pear and for dessert almond cream scented with cinnamon. This was the same dinner that I had one week before on a FRA-LIS flight and very tasty. Hot bread were offered from a basked twice during the service and a full board of drinks were also available.



Soon after the meal service there was still time for onboard sales and then it was time to start descending to Lisbon approaching from the south sector into runway 03. Landing was 8 minutes ahead of schedule at 19h57, allowing enough time for my connection to Funchal at 21h10.




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Verdict

TAP Air Portugal

8.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering9.0

Sala VIP Pau Casals - 1

3.4/10
Comfort3.0
Meal/catering3.0
Entertainment/wifi4.5
Services3.0

Barcelona - BCN

8.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access5.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Lisbon - LIS

5.0/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Barcelona (BCN) → Lisbon (LIS).


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The airline with the best average rating is TAP Air Portugal with 7.2/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 46 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 134072 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Thank you for this FR!

    Beautiful shots departing Barcelona and I like the sunset shots on arrival.

    Isn't this the exact same meal you had FRA-LIS with the octopus starter and beef? I'm not scared of octopus, so this meal tray looks good to me even with the exploded sauce.

  • Comment 134089 by
    CS-TTI AUTHOR 21 Comments

    Yes, the meal was exactly the same as the FRA-LIS that I took one week earlier. The only difference is that on the BCN-LIS leg, as it is a shorter flight, there no option for the main course.

  • Comment 134657 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5528 Comments

    Thanks for sharing. The meal looks pretty decent for such a short flight. Nice aerial pics. A 2-3 configuration in Business? So it's 3-3 with middle seat blocked only on the left side (ABC) that seems off. Would hate to be a paying business class customer and get stuck with a middle seat on the right side.

  • Comment 134910 by
    CS-TTI AUTHOR 21 Comments

    Yes that's right. On the right side of the A319, A320, A321 they can sell the E seat. That's why, when I fly C class on TAP medium haul I always make a pre-seat reservation on A seats.

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