Since the new business class by Star Alliance member TAP Portugal has been introduced, flying with this airline has not only been a good choice because of the quality they offer, but also because there are ongoing reasonable fares available. You can fly to Toronto and Montreal for only €1,299. If you like, you can fly one leg in economy as well to reduce the price even more.
You can business class rides to Canada for less than €1,400 with departure from the following cities:
Flights from most Italian airports are available for €1,500.
Our Go2 form previews availability for the nonstop flights from Lisbon. You can expect to get discounted tickets from the other five departures airports on the same dates more often than not.
You will first fly to Lisbon. After an approximate layover of 3 hours you will continue your journey on an A321 Neo LR. Our author Ditmar was very pleased with the business class product, as you can see below: Operating airplanes can be changed at any time, however.
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The cheap tickets to Canada are available until December 15, 2023. Two blockouts during the Easter (March 31 – April 17) and Summer holidays (July 15 – August 30) apply. This deal is valid until January 15, 2023. The minimum stay requirement is five nights a night from Saturday to Sunday.
To find your preferred travel dates, we would advise using Google Flights (instructions). We recommend to book directly with TAP after that, to avoid any problems in case of refunds or communication with the airline. Online travel agencies sell in our flight search these tickets up €40 cheaper, but may cause more problems.
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 airline 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 of receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to 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.
The tickets are issued in booking class J. Mileage accrual is great with this booking class. Some programs offer up to 200% credit for the distance flown. Our example covers the nonstop flight from Lisbon to Toronto and back:
- 14,924 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,268 Miles on Miles&More
- 14,268 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 14,268 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 14,268 Award Miles + 7,134 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 14,268 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 14,268 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 14,268 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 14,268 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 14,268 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 12,128 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
- 10,702 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 10,702 Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 9,274 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 8,918 Award Miles + 1,486 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 8,918 Miles on Asiana Club
- 8,918 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 8,918 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 8,918 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 8,918 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Cover Picture: Ditmar Lange