Star Alliance member TAP Portugal is an airline to watch for good deals from Miami and Boston. Ticket prices today flying TAP Portugal from Boston to London and Paris are $499-$500 with departures from early October to mid-December. London and Paris are particularly attractive ticket prices. There are many other cities priced in the low $500s in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Other Star Alliance airlines like Lufthansa, Swiss, SAS and United offer low fares to several other cities in Eastern Europe priced in the $500s.
TAP Portugal Boston BOS – Lisbon LIS – London Heathrow LHR – Lisbon (22 hr layover in Portugal) – Boston
22 hour layover fare is a few dollars more than lowest fare available.
NOTE: TAP Portugal USA-Europe discount economy fare tickets favor earning frequent flyer miles with Miles & More.
These deep discount fares from Miami and Boston to Europe tend to be TAP Portugal Economy booking class O. A few Star Alliance programs earn 10% flight miles, including TAP Portugal Victoria, Air Canada Aeroplan, Asiana and Turkish Airlines. The most miles are earned with Lufthansa mini-Euro-alliance with Austrian Airlines and Swiss and some other regional airlines with Miles & More 25% flight miles for TP economy O class on the USA-Europe segment. The intra-Europe flight segment from Lisbon earns only 125 miles flat rate.
Boston – London LHR earns 1,846 Miles & More miles
6,384 flight miles Boston – Lisbon x 0.25 = 1,596 miles in Miles & More + 250 miles for LIS-LHR-LIS = 1,846 Miles & More frequent flyer miles. This is significantly more than 10% of the total flight distance for BOS-LIS-LHR-LIS-BOS = 8,329 miles for a whopping 833 frequent flyer miles earned in Aeroplan or another 10% miles program.
Other Low TAP Portugal Fares
TAP Portugal Boston BOS – Lisbon LIS – Paris Orly ORY – LIS – BOS