Star Alliance member TAP is selling cheap flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with departure from Amsterdam, Milan, Rome and Madrid. Prices start at only €365 if you book through an OTA. Luggage, however, is not included and would increase the price by a total of €100 in TAP’s website.
Our availability calendar highlights all flight dates at the lowest price for roundtrips up to 28 days. You can buy the cheapest from online travel agencies via our flight search or for approx. €30 on TAP’s website.
Long haul segments from Portugal to the Dominican Republic are Airbus A330-900neo services. These aircraft of the latest generation feature a 2-4-2 seating pattern in economy class.
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These tickets are on sale until May 16, 2022. A minimum stay of five days or one night from Saturday to Sunday is necessary to get the cheapest tickets. Your inbound flight shouldn’t be later than one month after arriving at your last stopover. Flights at the lowest price are available until March 2023.
You can find all available dates on Google Flights or simply use our calendar above, which will redirect you to TAP’s booking site. You can also select to be redirected to our Travel-Dealz flight search, to find the cheapest OTA price.
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. Flying from Amsterdam, you can expect to get the following number of miles:
- 2,140 Miles on Miles&More
- 986 Miles on United MileagePlus
- 986 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 986 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 986 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 492 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
As you can see, this deal is not a great way to accumulate many miles.