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TAP Portugal is Portugal's flagship airline and a member of Star Alliance. It operates flights across more than 90 countries in Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. If you have faced a flight delay or cancellation with TAP Portugal, you might qualify for compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004.

This regulation safeguards the rights of air passengers and outlines the regulations for compensation and assistance in the event of flight disruptions.

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Tap Portugal Flight Delay Compensation

According to the EU Regulation 261/2004, if your TAP Portugal flight is delayed by more than three hours, you are eligible for TAP Portugal flight delay compensation. The compensation amount will depend on the distance of your flight and the reason for the delay. The TAP Portugal flight delay compensation amounts are as follows:

  • Up to 1,500 km, compensation is 250 EUR
  • Between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is 400 EUR
  • More than 3,500 km, the compensation is 600 EUR

In addition, you can claim for your additional expenses, such as telephone calls, refreshments, transportation to/from the airport, and accommodation for longer delays.

Exceptions to Tap Portugal Flight Delay Compensation

However, not all flight delays are eligible for TAP Portugal flight delay compensation. If the delay occurred because of extraordinary circumstances beyond the airline's control, then TAP Portugal is not liable to pay compensation.

Such circumstances include:

  • Bad weather conditions
  • Air traffic control restrictions
  • Strikes
  • Security threats
  • Political instability
  • Unforeseen technical problems

If you are uncertain about the eligibility of your flight for compensation, you can use our free flight compensation checker. Additionally, our team of legal experts is readily available to assist you with any inquiries you may have.

Tap Air Flight Cancellation Compensation

Flight cancellations are another common type of flight disruption that can affect your travel plans. If your TAP Portugal flight is canceled, you have the following rights under EU Regulation 261/2004:

  • Rebooking to another flight at the earliest opportunity or at a later time that is convenient for you
  • Refund your ticket within seven days
  • Re-routing to your ultimate destination under comparable transport conditions

In addition, if your TAP Portugal flight is canceled less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date—you may be entitled to compensation from the airline, according to EU Regulation 261/2004.

Eligibility for Tap Air Flight Cancellation Compensation

To be eligible for TAP air flight cancellation compensation, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You had a confirmed reservation on a TAP Portugal flight that departed from or arrived at an EU airport. Or departed from a non-EU airport to an EU airport operated by an EU airline.
  • You checked in for your flight on time or no later than 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • You did not cause or contribute to the cancellation of your flight.

Refunds for Delayed or Missed Tap Portugal Flight

If your TAP Portugal flight is delayed by more than five hours or canceled, you have the right to request a refund of your ticket within seven days. The refund should cover the full cost of your ticket, including taxes and fees. And any unused segments of your journey.

If you have missed your connecting flight because of a delay or cancellation of your previous TAP Portugal flight, you are entitled to request a refund for the unused segments of your journey and your return flight.

You can request a refund from TAP Portugal online, by phone, by email, or at the airport. You can also contact us to help you claim your refund from TAP Portugal. With expertise in navigating refund procedures and a commitment to client satisfaction, we will diligently handle the entire process on your behalf.

TAP Portugal On-Time Performance and Compensation

TAP Portugal has a reputation for being slow and unresponsive when it comes to handling compensation claims from passengers. The airline often denies or ignores claims or offers vouchers or miles instead of cash compensation. The airline also tends to blame extraordinary circumstances for flight disruptions, even when they are not justified.

On average, TAP Portugal is below the industry norm with:

  • On-time arrival rate: Around 66% of flights arrive on time or with less than 15 minutes delay.

  • Average delay during delays: Passengers can expect to arrive 41 minutes late on average when delays occur.

  • Compensation eligibility: Flight delays of 3 hours or more are eligible for compensation up to 600€ per person under EU law.

  • On-time performance trend: No clear trend, but generally poor performance compared to other airlines.

  • Average delay trend: No clear trend, but generally high delay times compared to other airlines.

  • On-time performance score (out of 10): TAP Portugal's on-time performance ranks much lower than average, with a score of 4.4 out of 10, according to our legal experts.

How to Get TAP Portugal Flight Delay Compensation

To get TAP Portugal flight delay compensation, you need to follow these steps:

  • Check if you are eligible for compensation according to the EU Regulation 261/2004 and the criteria mentioned above.
  • Gather all the relevant documents and information, such as your booking confirmation, boarding pass, flight details, delay or cancellation reason, receipts for any expenses incurred due to the disruption, etc.
  • Keep a record of all your communication with the airline and any responses or offers you receive.
  • You should apply to the NEB of the country where the incident occurred.
  • If you do not receive a satisfactory response or offer from the NEB within six months, you should take legal action against the airline in a small claims court or with the help of a lawyer.
  • TAP Portugal is more inclined to settle compensation claims initiated by legal professionals rather than individuals

You can also contact us to claim your refund from TAP Portugal. At Click2Refund, we're more than happy to guide you at no risk regarding your eligibility for compensation. What we require are the specifics of your flight delay incident. You can easily claim your compensation online using Click2Refund in less than 2 minutes. Just enter your flight number and date into our free flight compensation calculation tool—and you'll immediately receive our advice!

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