Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal is currently offering discounted tickets to the Cape Verde Islands. Flights from Paris to the island of Boa Vista are available at €259, with a stop in Lisbon both ways. You’d have to add another €30 to add a checked bag of 23 kg both ways, which is a reasonable offer. Tickets for up to €300 are also available from Lisbon, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt.
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.
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.
These prices are available from September through November, as well as from January until March. Be aware, however, that TAP does not fly to Sal on Tuesdays (and back on Wednesdays).
You can fly from:
- Paris: €259
- London: €290 (~£246)
- Lisbon: €299
- Brussels: €299
- Frankfurt: €299
- Amsterdam: €299
- Copenhagen: €300 (~DKK 2,232)
- possibly more…
If you’re willing to have a 26-hour stop in Lisbon, flights to London are even available for only €211 (~£179)! To book these flights, you’d have to search for a multistop ticket like this: London to Lisbon, Lisbon to Sal on the next day, Sal to London.
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This deal is set to expire on May 16, 2022. There is a minimum stay requirement of 5 days, and you have to fly before March 31, 2023. However, we haven’t found any availability before September.
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.
The tickets are issued in booking class O. To give you an example, flying from Paris should get you:
- 1,118 Miles on Miles&More
- 526 Miles on United MileagePlus
- 526 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 526 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 526 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 526 Miles on Asiana Club
- 264 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
Feel free to find out how many miles your individual routing would get you by using our mileage calculator:
Hotel prices in Sal usually start at roughly €70, 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: