Pros: "Service was great and the airplane was very well maintained."
Cons: "More water, I was thirsty most of the time."
Pros: "TAP HAS THE MOST COMFORTABLE SEATS THAT RECINE VERY VERY FAR."
Cons: "CREW NEVER CAME AROUND AND OFFERED WATER, LIKE OTHER AIRLINES DO. THIS IS ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD HEALTH DURING A LONG FLIGHT OF 7.5 HOURS, AND SITTING ON THE PLANE FOR A TOTAL OF 8.5 HOURS....."
Cons: "TAP doesn't understand the first thing about customer service."
Pros: "The crew was super nice. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "My gluten free meal had a carrot cake... the first ingredient was Wheat! If you have any type of allergy do not trust their food!"
Cons: "It was a very old plane with two movie options that were just running from the start of the flight on a scratchy screen."
Pros: "Newer planes, good service"
Cons: "The terminal in Lisbon is poor. Poor food choices. Dirty bathrooms. And keep an eye on the change you get back, 2 out of 2 purchases they tried to shortchange me... one was for over 2 euros."
Pros: "Crew was caring and attentive to plane cleanliness. Smiling, friendly, yet, fully professional."
Cons: "Company plays games with attractive low fares but extra charges for seating and luggage"
Pros: "on time, food"
Cons: "I asked male attendant for pillow and blanket , he said no!!!!!!!!!!! foot rest would not stay in upright position, I could not remove remote from back of chair, outlet for headphones was broke."
Pros: "The entertainment choices were good. The hot meal was very good."
Cons: "We would have appreciated water being served between the meals; it was a very long time with nothing.The cold meal was just ok. We paid extra for our seats and were very disappointed at being stuck in the middle where it is difficult to move or get up. It would have been nice to be able to actually"
Pros: "I loved how the entertainment was complimentary and there was a wide selection of movies, TV shows and music. I’m used to having one or maybe two movies to choose from but TAP has an entire movie library on the back of each seat. I watched 3 new releases on my 7.5 hour flight. The food was also tasty and I technically had two meals. Great job, TAP!"
Cons: "The only thing that could be improved is the boarding process in the Lisbon airport. The boarding time for the flight was one hour before takeoff and the gate area was too small to hold the total number of people taking the flight. We also didn’t board until 30 min before the flight so passengers were waiting in one big crowd because it was impossible to find a seat or to even form clear lines for boarding."
Pros: "Great lie flat seat. Nice FAs."
Cons: "Food was not that great for intl C"
Pros: "In flight meal was one of the best I have ever had."
Cons: "Could not choose when to start a movie. If you wanted to watch one, you had to turn it on from the beginning or you would start in the middle. Plane could have been cooler as well."
Pros: "I was on a 7 hour flight and the TAP airline service was very good. I had requested a vegan meal and they were able to accommodate me with no problem. Also they had a great selection of movies."
Cons: "I didn’t like that all the soap dispensers in both bathrooms were empty the whole flight. But good thing for the wet naps they offered and antibacterial I had in my purse."
Cons: "Though the weather was fine - no excuse - the 7 hours delay! the fact that instead of landing in Newark (my original reservation), we landed in JFK! VERY INCONVENIENT AND AN EXTRA EXPENSE! The fact that in Lisbon airport I had to wait more than one hour to reach the help desk and then plead to receive a voucher for refreshment (left Madeira on an early flight, no breakfast on that flight, the flight to NY delayed till 5 PM!). I chose TAP because it was the most direct way to reach Madeira - but the delays on both flights were more than unfortunate - it was simply poor service."
Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "Had to pay extra for my only bag! Didn’t know it wasn’t in the coat of the ticket"
Cons: "flight was delayed. ended up missing our flight from newark home."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't come around with anything to drink, except with meals. All international flights I have been on offer multiple drinks through the flight. They charged $80 for a suitcase. This was not a discounted ticket."
Cons: "I have traveled to and from Portugal in TAP for many years and never ever did I have to pay for a checked bag till this year. It is totally a robbery to be charging people for 1 checked bag of only 50lbs. not only is it ridiculous but robbery. You charge a lot of money for the flights as it is and to go and charge people to check a bag on an international flight is insane. It is to bad I have to fly back with you because I will not be flying with you ever again after this I will take my money elsewhere. Also you need to let people know that they are being charged for luggage when the are booking their flight because when I booked my flight nowhere did it say I had to pay for my luggage. It already was rediculous that we are only aloud 1 50lb bag checked and now you want people to pay for it too? Pretty soon you minus well have people just get on a plane naked!!"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived early. Food and snacks were good. Very attentive crew."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "I like the flight per se and the crew attention"
Cons: "The boarding process. It was slow, disorganized, didn't take off on time and some people were rude including the searching process that I enter voluntarily because nobody directed me. I when you schedule a flight you should try to take off on time because it can be disruptive for everyone. And when you sell discount tickets at least say you are going to charge 45 dollars for the bag... i wouldn't purchase any discount offer"
Pros: "Employees are very nice."
Pros: "since it was an older plane maybe it had more leg room"
Cons: "poor quality video and sound for watching movies on long flight attendants were brusque and ignored most passengers(except the ones with special meals) we were on connecting flight with little time in between to grab water or snack - so we sat on this flight for over two hours before we got any refreshments. Some passengers got refills before we got one. Poor execution. we had to check two bags on connecting flight (which we didn't have to do before) and it cost us time and money. Also they lost the two bags - got several days after we got back from trip huge line at immigration - we waited almost two hours will not travel on TAP again"
Pros: "Flight attendants were reponsive. Plane was comfortable enough. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "Plane was a little warm. Would have liked more information in English."
Cons: "Wouldn't let people approach the desk to ask questions before boarding. Crew very un pleasant and forceful throughout the trip. Would not look forward to flying with TAP again."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Long flight uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "So accommodating!! Top of the line!"
Pros: "The food in Economy was way better than usual U.S. airline food. Ground staff in Newark were helpful in retrieving a book I left on the plane. Captain had the seat belt sign off early and turned it back on late in descent which allowed people to visit the restrooms. Video entertainment was good."
Cons: "Captain should have made more P.A. announcements during the coast in over Cape Cod to point out areas of interest"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and already stocked with a pillow and blanket for all. we each had a personal screen stocked with movies, music, games and flight info. at no additional cost and that was great for passing the time during a long flight from Lisbon to NY. The crew was the best part, so pleasant and helpful and professional. We were instructed to close the shades and were allowed to sleep and woken up for the custom form and the great meal which had the option of soda or wine, etc. at no additional cost. The quality of the food was impressive and the salad even came with a packet of real Portuguese olive oil and vinegar. When appropriate we all had to open the shades and drinks were served again and later a small snack of a sandwich and a juice were given all in perfect timing."
Cons: "Filthy dirty airport, club and plane. No power in the seats to boot. Clown show. Never again see above."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable and there was a n extensive selection of great movies to choose from."
Cons: "There were 2 screaming children in the row next to me. The parents did not handle themselves well. On the brightside, the crew did everything they could to help better the situation."
Cons: "I found it very frustrating that we were told at the ticket counter the boarding would begin at 11:15am for a 12:45pm flight time. I arrived at the airport over two hrs in advance and then had to run a significant distance through the airport and sweat and be unnecessarily anxious waiting on the customs line only to arrive at the gate at 11:20am, to have my bags checked for a second time and then be unable to get any food or coffee before a flight that did not begin boarding for another 40 minutes. I did and still do not see the need for that additional luggage/security check and then being held at the gate for almost an extra hour for seemingly no reason at all."
Pros: "Flight staff was great, service was top notch. food was surprisingly good, red wine included in your ticket. movie choice was good. coach seat was as manageable for a long flight. you pretty much know what your getting yourself into flying coach overseas. this was a pretty good seat."
Cons: "We flew thru about an hour straight of moderate turbulence but i'm guessing that was unavoidable. Checkin was a bit weird, they had a gate change and never announced it. Fortunately, i checked the board. about 6 of us had been at the other gate for a long while."
Cons: "We experienced a 6 hour delay in Lisbon because there was no fuel available - terrible planning causing us to spend hours on the runway."
Pros: "Great flight! Unexpectedly good amount of food and good entertainment. On time. Seats were comfortable w good room."
Cons: "Boarding was pretty disorganized and crowded and seemed like it took even longer than it normally takes. we were lined up for a while before boarding initiated."
Pros: "lots of food and drink"
Pros: "Meal was good."
Cons: "Service was poor, the seat was not comfortable."
Pros: "The movie selection was good."
Cons: "Food was pretty bad, the flight attendant was unfriendly, which is unlike any Portuguese we have met in our trip, maybe she was just having a bad day."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "No air from above. Just an all around bad flight with so many problems."
Pros: "Efficient boarding. Very friendly crew. Coach seating comfortable and roomy."
Cons: "It wasn't at all the airline's fault, but this flight saw random searches at the gate of carry-on luggage + patdowns of selected passengers. I understand fully the imperatives for security, However it would be nice if there were some way to signal passengers that they might want to get to the gate early...... Fortunately I'd experienced it before (same flight out of Lisbon) and knew there was a good chance of a repeat...."
Pros: "Generally good and professional."
Cons: "One washroom was permanent;y dirty because the FLUSH mechanism wasn't performing well. Another washroom was permanently locked - causing higher traffic in the remaining washrooms."
Cons: "this was a very last minute flight to return home. It was cancelled within hours. I am very disappointed."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable"
Pros: "Out of the 100+ flights I've been on in my life. TAP Portugal has been the worst and least professional."
Cons: "My first flight from Madrid to Portugal was cancelled (at midnight) so I had to sleep in the terminal because the bus they provided to the hotel couldn't take all of us. Then my flight to New Jersey was delayed several hours making me miss my next flight to Denver (home) and I had to spend a 2nd night in the terminal. I never received and hotel/food/taxi vouchers. I will do everything to avoid flying with TAP Portugal ever again."
Pros: "Nice flight, clean planes, decent amount of beverages/food provided, good TVs"
Pros: "USB ports to charge your phone, watched almost a whole season of HIMYM:) good dinner."
Pros: "Good in every way"
Pros: "Very comfortable."
Cons: "All was good."
For business class, the seats are not comfortable.
Pros: "Crew was awesome food was delicious and very comfortable"
Cons: "The options for movies could be a little bit better internet didn’t work"
Cons: "More space and larger selection of movies and shows."
Pros: "Crew was polite and courteous. Flight arrived on time despite late takeoff."
Cons: "Reading light and entertainment system did not work the entire flight despite repeating attempts from crew to restart system. This is a 12 hour flight and with out overhead light and / or entertainment, one cannot do much. Could have been good also if there was wifi, like other airlines have."
Pros: "The crew was courteous and pleasant. Boarding was quick. Airplane was clean. Blankets were warm. Food was good."
Cons: "Aircraft old so entertainment was not on the individual seat. Seats were hard and didn’t recline too much. Leg room was decent. Check in was horrible. 45 minute line."
Cons: "Food, WiFi on airplane."
Pros: "Everything went went really well. The only problems was a delay of several hours which they posted so I knew in advance."
Cons: "There was a delay of 5 hours that haven’t been announced before I left my home and stayed at the terminal between 23:00 to 05:00 - no compensation or anything"
Pros: "Clean airport and airline. I was on the new Dreamliner. Book business you don’t want to be in the back."
Cons: "For obvious reasons security is tight. However, they do not warn you sufficiently about the screening and security process. It took 2 hours alone to get through security and it was a light crowd. I can only imagine if it was packed or during major EU or Israeli holiday. They try to move people fast but security folks are all very young so they require a lot of supervision and need oversight so they stop and go for questions with trained team members."
Pros: "They found an aisle seat for me even though I said it wasn't all that important....very nice of them, plane and service were great, stewerdesses were very nice. Plenty of leg room!!"
Cons: "nothing, all was very professional"
Pros: "Cleanliness of plane Great entertainment options Accommodating crew On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Boarding a bit slow"
Cons: "Love the Dreamliner"
Pros: "the staff is nice and helpful, food was fine, boarding and fligh on time"
Pros: "The boarding was the only redeemable of the trip, correct and efficient"
Cons: "The plane was not in good condition, broken seats, screens and individual lights that did not work, heavy attention of the personnel of board, the food of low quality and without provision of water during the flight"
Pros: "Boarded quick"
Cons: "Waited one hour in line to check my Bag. Sat in the back of the plane smelled like the bathroom. The tv wasn't working and I asked five people to fix it after asking so many people and there could fix it they eventually gave me an Ipad which was halfway through the flight. I tried to watch a movie but couldn't finish because they took it away so quickly. I was in such a rush to get out of the plane I forgot a bottle of vadka I had bought in duty free."
Pros: "Flight was direct"
Cons: "The seats are undomfortbale and the staff was really not too friendly .It is a shame as I try to fly elal but I can sit in the seats they kill my legs and back"
Pros: "We could. Not make a notmal check in. By the time we could 24 hrs before all the seat s were engaged."
Cons: "8 hour delay. No information. Crew turned off the screens and refused to give people information. Hungry screaming children. No compensation. Couldn't even get water on the flight more than one time. Television was a small screen. Volume didn't work. Only four channels and one was the map. Spend your money elsewhere. El Al has a lot of growing up to do. I've flown all over the world with multiple carriers. This was by far the worst. They're profoundly more expensive than other carriers to Tel Aviv. They could do a lot better than this!"
Pros: "Israeli jewish airline"
Cons: "Safety movie didn/t work properly and we taxi back to the gate."
Pros: "Like all El al flights, it was just okay. Not the best but value for money"
Cons: "Food, seats, entertainment"
Pros: "Crew space overhead"
Cons: "1 1/2 hour delay on board before departure: bathroom not clean"
Pros: "Pleasant crew; took off on time."
Cons: "rocking seat."
Cons: "In your website it was not specified that this wad a low cost flight. More expanses were required on check in. There were many passengers that felt misleaded."
Pros: "The blankets were warm and comforting. Despite a full plane, the bathrooms were kept clean."
Pros: "The crew is nice."
Cons: "Yet again the plane was old and uncomfortable. I am fed up with paying full price and getting a plane that has an entertainment system that is falling apart and seats where you feel like you are sitting on top of the other passengers."
Pros: "crew crewis nice and helpful"
Cons: "food is not tasty,personal screen resolution not good and ear phone jack not working properly."
Cons: "Security - we were profiled and took 1.5 hours for them to search all our belongings. Tiny seats, no space, old plane, rude staff, terrible food."
Cons: "El Al has a draconian carry on limit of 8 KG, which they enforce strictly. The also do not allow a personal item in addition to the carry on. This is extremely inadequate and will prevent me from flying El Al in the future."
Cons: "No multimedia system No AC Poor service"
Pros: "The safety aspect of flying on EL AL"
Cons: "Plane was crowded and crammed. Old. Crew was less than helpful and for the most part ignored passengers or was unfriendly. Food was lackluster. Entertainment was poor and the screen was small and in poor maintenance."
Pros: "Entertainment system did not work at my seats on both legs on my round flight."
Pros: "The El Al crew are amazing, patient, and probably the best thing about the airline. The food was also very good for airplane food. The 747's need to be put out to pasture. Overall a very good experience for a long-haul flight."
Cons: "The boarding process had no process in Israel - I was in business class but had to wait in a huge line since everyone just boards when they want - even though there are zones printed on the ticket the airport personnel lets everyone board the plane at the same time and disregards the boarding procedure. No order whatsoever."
Pros: "The service was great Thank you"
Pros: "I enjoyed the smooth flight ,choices of menu & the comfortable bed the seat became. My flight landed in JFK, New York. attendants were courteous and attentive."
Pros: "Direct flight from tel aviv to new york, great security, handicapped check in"
Cons: "No USB port at seat, limited entertainment, unresponsive crew-requested more tea and never received it. Tight seating, didn't leave on time"
Cons: "Everything. Never fly El Al again. I will tell all my friends who will tell all of their friends"
Cons: "Never on time Always have problems that keeping them from departing on time"
Pros: "Very nice flight. The crew were nice at well."
Cons: "Landed later then scheduled"
Pros: "Price was good"
Cons: "1. No organization to boarding, I e: everyone boards at the same time without a line 2. Very little leg room and reclining room 3. Hardly any choices for entertainment"
Cons: "the flight late 6 hours without telling why, i missed my connection flight also."
Pros: "One of the movies was Captain America: Civil War. The food wasn't bad either, and the flight attendant gave me apple juice when I went to ask for it mid-flight."
Cons: "No choice of movies, i.e. no proper entertainment system. The movies/shows El Al chose for the different channels weren't horrible, but nothing compared to the choices most airlines give nowadays, and more importantly, with El Al it's not possible to control the timing of the movies, nor choose from a library, and that's much, much worse."
Pros: "I like the safety procedures that were performed before boarding the plane. I feel safe on el al. The boarding was on time. The 777 was MUCH better than the plane on which we flew to tel Aviv. That was flight 28. We were dreading getting on the flight home, but this was much better."
Cons: "The seats do not give enough leg room. I'm only 5' 3". I actually have leg discomfort even now, almost 24 hours after the flight. also, the hot meals are okay, but the cold meals are not very good. My whole family left most of that meal on their trays. the flight on the way to tel Aviv, flight 28 was poor in every category. So at least, this flight number 27 was better."
Pros: "The staff throughout have been courteous and helpful, and very tolerant of the crazy situation with certain passengers."
Cons: "The entertainment system on this flight is embarrassingly outdated. Today, we hope to be able to have control over what we watch and when we watch it. Instead, El-Al still (and hopefully not for long) uses a system that controls what movies play, and when. That means, if you missed the beginning of a film, you have to figure out when it starts again, and hope to be awake to watch it. We've moved past that even in shorter European flights by now. Israel 21C - time to upgrade!! Love you"
Pros: "Nothing stands out."
Cons: "Flght from Newark to Tel Aviv....TV didn't work Extra room seats don't have any extra room Each leg of the flight the person in front of me leaned way back and I could't even put my tray table down."
Pros: "Flight was good, El Al at the check in should see when you guys book two ticket under my name.. How come?? Same name, same flight, same date, same credit crad, same date of birth...?? In professional"
Cons: "You book me twice and you charge me twice because arro...how could you book me twice for the same flight...and you charged me twice!!! You are a scam and I will not use your service!!!"
Pros: "flight was two hours delayed, then waited at taxiing for another hour and a half. TV screen did not work, earphone plug did not work. it was an unpleasant experience."
Pros: "Friendly crew Helpful crew Good choice of movies"
Cons: "Had a 12:30 AM flight and when I arrived at the airport they told me the flight was 4 and a half hours delayed with no explanation I later found out they are at the bottom of the list for on time flights I wound up having to pay for an additional day of parking at the airport. Boarding was disorganized. Everybody just rushed ahead. It was a mob scene with no calling by rows or groups."
Pros: "Good food comfortable seats in Economy plus. Very good service"