Toronto at €1,099 Nonstop TAP Business Class from Lisbon

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Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal offers some interesting business class fares from its hub Lisbon to Toronto. Roundtrips are currently available as low as €1,099 and are available for flights until June, or from October through March.

Info

From April 1, fully vaccinated passengers entering Canada will not need a pre-entry test. You will still need to use the ArriveCAN service in addition to your eTA or visa.

TAP flights purchased before June 30, 2022, can be rebooked without having to pay a rebooking fee, but the price difference will have to be paid. This does not apply to Discount fares.

Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of 3-21 days. Once you’ve selected the dates that suit you best, it can redirect you to TAP’s booking site.

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TAP announced the complete refurbishment of its business class product over 2 years ago, which is now deployed on all wide-body planes in its fleet. Flights to Toronto feature Airbus A321neo aircraft with lie-flat-seats in a an alternating 1-1 and 2-2 alignment.

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The fare rules state that this deal will expire on May 16, 2022. The minimum stay requirement is 5 days (or a Saturday), the maximum being set at one month. You cannot fly between July 15 and August 31, nor between December 15 and January 15 – so basically, not during the summer or Christmas holidays.

We suggest you search for the available flight dates that suit you best using our calendar above, or on Google Flights (instructions). We recommend booking directly on flytap.com.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

Air Portugal issues these tickets in booking class J. This is a rather attractive business class fare, leading to a credit of at least 100%, but often up to 200%. Even without any further tier bonuses, you can expect the following mileage for a Lisbon-Toronto roundtrip:

  • 14,924 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 14,268 Miles on Miles&More
  • 14,268 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 14,268 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 14,268 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 14,268 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 14,268 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 14,268 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 14,268 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 14,268 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 12,128 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
  • 10,700 Miles on Emirates Skywards
  • 10,700 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 9,274 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 8,918 Award Miles + 1,486 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 8,918 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 8,918 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,918 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 8,918 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 8,918 Miles on Asiana Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Hotels

Hotel prices in Toronto usually start at roughly €105, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Toronto

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. The city is located on the northwest coast of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes of North America.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Toronto is in late spring (April/May) or early autumn (September). Thanks to mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, these months are best suited for tourism.

Climate diagram for Toronto, Ontario (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the Airport to the City Center

Toronto has two commercial airports, Toronto Pearson (Canada’s largest airport) and Toronto Billy Bishop. The latter is located on an island and is serviced by a free ferry every 15 minutes – if you land here, you are downtown in 10 minutes! Toronto Pearson is a little further out, a taxi to the city centre costs $53 CAD. The Union Pearson Express train connects the Union Station in the city center with the airport in 25 minutes, a one-way ride costs $12.35 CAD for adults.

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