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TAP Portugal LAX, SFO, BOS, JFK, MIA to Europe beats Norwegian and WOW low fare deals

TAP Portugal has had some of the lowest fares the past couple months for trips to cities all over western Europe. TAP Portugal has USA gateways in Miami MIA, Newark EWR, New York JFK and Boston. But these are not the only cities with great low fares to Europe. TAP Portugal partners with JetBlue for domestic connecting flights from cities like Los Angeles LAX and San Francisco SFO to these east coast USA gateways for TAP Portugal transatlantic flights to Lisbon. There are many low fare deals to Europe from across the USA available with TAP Portugal for one-way and round trip flights.

TAP Portugal New York JFK – Lisbon – Madrid, Spain – Lisbon – New York JFK

$413.68 round trip  Wed Feb 8 – Wed Feb 18

JFK-MAD $414 TAP Feb8-15

The drawback with these deep discount economy fares are TAP booking code O only earns 10% miles in a few Star Alliance programs. Miles&More is the highest earning program for 25% flight miles. These TAP ‘O’ code fares do not earn miles with United Mileage Plus.

The real deal to me are one way fares for positioning flights to Europe or from Europe to points across the USA. TAP Portugal low one-way fares are even an option from California LAX and SFO airports.

TAP Portugal / JetBlue  Los Angeles LAX – New York JFK – Lisbon LIS – Madrid MAD

$291.21 one-way  Wed Feb 8

LAX-MAD $291ow Feb 8

 

TAP Portugal advantage over Norwegian and WOW Air low fares

The reason TAP Portugal is a better deal than most Norwegian and WOW fares are the low ticket prices shown here include free carry-on, one free checked bag and meal. Bags and self-selected seat assignments at time of booking are high ticket items with Norwegian and WOW. Norwegian charges $90 one way from LAX to Europe for a bundled checked bag, seat assignment and meals upgrade fare. WOW Air charges bag and seat fees per flight segment and those often exceed the ticket base fare. A carry-on, checked bag and seat assignments can easily be over $150 one way to Europe on WOW.

TAP Portugal economy ‘O’ booking code fares USA to Europe allow 1 piece of carry-on up to 8kg and one checked bag at no charge.

TAP Portugal low fare free bags

You need to find a one-way fare under $200 to Europe with Norwegian or WOW to match this deal. Those kinds of ticket prices are from LAX are available at times to Scandinavia and northern Europe, but far more rare for destinations in southern European countries like Spain, France and Italy. This is the territory TAP Portugal has well-covered. Most of the lowest fares I have seen from California to Italy, France and Spain are TAP Portugal fares this past month.

TAP Portugal San Francisco – Boston – Lisbon – London LHR

$295.61 one way  Sunday Feb 12

SFO-LHR $295ow TAP Feb12

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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