TAP Air Portugal flight delayed or cancelled? Get compensation and refund!
TAP Air Portugal operates across the whole world, offering affordable 1-stop flights from the UK and Europe to multiple non-European destinations, such as cheap flights to America. In this kind of circumstances, TAP Air Portugal delays and cancellations are bound to happen.
You should be aware that British and EU laws protect you in the event of a cancelled or delayed TAP Air Portugal flight. Read on to learn more about the regulations in place — or check right away if you are eligible for TAP Air Portugal compensation and refund using our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
What you should know
Delayed TAP Air Portugal flight? If you arrived at your destination at least 3 hours late, you are entitled to up to £520 in compensation!
Cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight? If you didn’t take an alternative flight, the airline owes you a monetary refund — don’t accept vouchers!
If your TAP Air Portugal flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure, you can get both a refund and compensation!
Want to make sure that you are entitled to TAP compensation and refund? Use our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
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The Portuguese airline was founded in 1945 and currently has a fleet of around 100 Airbus jets. TAP’s aeroplanes fly to nearly 100 destinations across the world, including Africa and America. The airline is known for its cheap flights to the United States from all across Europe, with layovers in Portugal.
According to OAG, TAP’s on-time performance is at about 60% amongst other global airlines, meaning about 40% of the air carrier’s flights are delayed. If your flight was among them, remember to check if you are eligible for TAP Air Portugal compensation and refund!
TAP Air Portugal flight cancelled or delayed during the last 6 years?
You might be eligible for compensation and a refund!
European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 is one of the most comprehensive air passenger rights regulations in the world. It guarantees a refund and compensation in the event of cancelled and significantly delayed flights.
The most important rules covered by the regulations are:
If you have a cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight and you are not taking an alternative flight, you are entitled to a refund. Additionally, if your TAP flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure, there is a high chance that you are entitled to compensation.
If your TAP Air Portugal flight is delayed by at least 3 hours, you are entitled to flight compensation of up to £520.
British air passenger rights after Brexit — you are still covered!
The United Kingdom might no longer be part of the European Union but British citizens can still take advantage of the European air passenger rights. The European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 has been adopted into British law after Brexit as 'The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019’.
TAP Air Portugal flight delayed by 3h+ or cancelled 14 days before departure date?
Claim your compensation in just a few minutes!
Did you arrive at your destination at least 3 hours late because of your delayed TAP Air Portugal flight? Then you are entitled to flight compensation! Its exact value depends on the distance of your flight.
For all flights of 1,500 kilometres or less, the compensation is £220.
For all flights between 1,500 and 3,500 kilometres, the compensation is £350.
For all flights of over 3,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For all flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 — however, if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount can be reduced by 50%.
If you want to fly with TAP from the UK to the United States or another non-European destination, you will most likely have a layover in Portugal. Thankfully, the air passenger regulations apply also in these circumstances.
As long as the delay means you arrived at your final destination 3 hours late, you can claim TAP Air Portugal compensation. Just make sure that you have all the flights under the same booking.
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Had a cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight? Then you might be entitled to a refund or compensation — or even both, in certain circumstances!
First, let’s focus on the TAP Air Portugal refund. If your TAP flight was cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight, you are entitled to a refund. Remember not to accept vouchers — the airline owes you a monetary refund!
What about TAP Air Portugal compensation? You might be entitled to it if your flight was cancelled 14 days prior to the departure date.
See the table below for more details on when exactly you can get compensation for a cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight. Or, check if you are entitled in as little as a minute with our free Claim Calculator.
The British and European air passenger rights regulations protect you also when you are flying to a non-European country, such as the United States.
Because TAP Air Portugal is a European airline, both inbound and outbound flights to non-EU destinations are covered by the regulations.
It would be different if you would be flying with a non-European airline, such as United or Delta. In these circumstances, only your flight from UK/Europe would be covered. See the table below for more information.
There are so-called extraordinary circumstances in which the airline can rightfully deny you the compensation.
Bad weather, for example thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry.
HOWEVER! A strike of a specific airline/their crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An unruly or ill passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
However, be aware that even if the airline denies your claim citing extraordinary circumstances, they might not be right. It’s always best to check your case with our Claim Calculator — you might be entitled to TAP Air Portugal compensation even if the airline says otherwise.
Do you think you might entitled to TAP Air Portugal compensation or refund?
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Yes! We have had many cases when the passenger was initially denied the compensation or a refund, but with our help, they managed to get the money in the end.
At Flight-Delayed.co.uk, we have legal teams in 9 countries and boast a 98% success rate in courts — we believe there is no one better than us to handle your claim.
For your convenience, we work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis
TAP Air Portugal denied your claim?
Let us try looking into it — you might still get the money!
Are you flying from or to the UK? Then you have up to 6 years to claim your compensation and refund for a delayed or cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight.
Is UK not part of your itinerary? Then the time you have to claim will depend on the local rights in the country you are flying from, the country you are flying to, and the country the airline is headquartered in.
Sound complicated? Then simply check your flight with our Claim Calculator — it’s free and there is no obligation to use our services afterwards.
This varies case by case.
In many situations, we are able to get passengers their money within a few weeks or months. Thanks to our 10+ years of experience and legal teams in 9 countries, we can give your claim the attention it needs to be successful.
However, there are also situations where the airline is unresponsive or denies the claim and we need to take the case to court. In such circumstances, we have to patiently wait for the court to announce its final decision. This might take additional few months or even 2-3 years.
Be assured, however, that we will keep you informed on any important updates regarding your claim and fight for your rights until the very end. Plus, as we work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, there is no risk for you in submitting a claim.
Ready to claim your TAP Air Portugal compensation or refund?
You can do it right from your phone or your computer!
First, use our free Claim Calculator to make sure that you are indeed eligible for the compensation and refund.
If you are, you can later either submit a claim by yourself or let us handle everything for you. You just need to upload all relevant documents into our online system and we will take care of all the rest, including eventual court proceedings.
With legal teams in 9 countries, a 98% success rate in courts, and over a decade of experience in helping air passengers enforce their rights, we believe we are the best people to handle your claim. And you don’t have to pay us anything in advance — for your convenience, we operate exclusively on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
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