Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal currently offers tickets to Mozambique‘s capital Maputo at a fairly decent price. With departure from Rome, you can reach the Eastern Coast of Southern Africa for just €409. A checked bag up to 23 kg comes at just €5 per flight, making this a full service offer (meals and drinks are included on long haul flights). You can even add a stopover in Lisbon for free.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flights dates at the lowest fare for trips up to three weeks.
Long haul flights are Air Portugal A330-900NEO services. These extremely modern planes feature all common commodities you’d expect in a contemporary economy cabin. The seat configuration is 2-4-2.
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The fare rules offer no restrictions – no minimum stay, maximum stay, sales or travel period. This also means that the offer could be gone anytime. You can find flights at the lowest fare between October 2021 and February 2022.
We recommend using Google Flights to find additional flight dates. While some online travel agencies discount these tickets even further, we recommend booking directly at flytap.com. Besides other advantages, the airline offers checked bags at a low fare and allows you to add a stopover easily.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Adding a Stopover in Lisbon or Porto
If you book directly on TAP’s website, a pop-up window will automatically open. Its user-friendly interface asks you if and how long you’d like to stay in Portugal. This is by far the easiest way to make the most out of a trip with TAP to any destination of your choice. A stopover in Porto can be added the same way. The best thing – the price of your flight remains the same!