Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal lets you fly to Faro, Portugal from three European cities: Dublin, Copenhagen and Brussels. Unfortunately, these fares only let you bring a carry-on. Bringing a checked bag could even cost double of the original price.
The calendar below will show you all available departure dates with a 14-day maximum stay. To ease your job, we already filtered out flights with a duration longer than nine hours. It will then forward you to the Travel-Dealz flight search, where you can benefit from the cheapest price. To add luggage, you can also choose to be forwarded to TAP’s website.
You would always first fly to Lisbon, from where you’d fly a short 45-minute flight to Faro. TAP uses Airbus A320-family aircraft for all of its flights.
Search & Book
While TAP set May 31 as the expiration date, these tickets can sell out anytime. There is a 2-night minimum stay rule and you can enjoy one free stopover.
Google Flights shows prices around €20-€40 more than the actual price. To search for flights, we recommend using our availability calendar above. It will forward you to either the Travel-Dealz flight search where you can find the cheapest flights or TAP’s website where you can add add-ons.
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, which for a Dublin roundtrip should roughly get you:
- 500 Miles on Miles&More
- 254 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 232 Miles on United MileagePlus
- 232 Miles on Asiana Club
- 232 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 232 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 116 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
Hotel prices in Faro usually start at roughly €50, 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:
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