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TAP flights warning

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(@suegrahamellis)
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Are other people experiencing similar problems with TAP flights that our friends are experiencing?
A couple of years back, TAP flights seemed to offer good value and good service.
However.....
Last year four friends came to visit in June flying Manchester - Lisbon. Their flights were cancelled at the last minute and they arrived 36 hours late, having been diverted to Heathrow, and then delayed again and again.
Unfortunately, they all decided to give TAP another chance this year.......
Two friends had their Manchester fllghts cancelled last Thursday, were rebooked onto a later flight, and arrived 14 hours late with no apology or compensation.
The other two friends have had their flights for this coming Thursday cancelled and have been told that there is no alternative available, only a refund, so have probably lost their holiday altogether.
Everyone should seriously think many times before booking with this excuse for an airline.

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(@nickallport)
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The inference being of course a plane with not one but two low passenger numbers equals a technical problem equals a cancelled flight.

I definitely believe this happens. I was on a TAP flight out of Heathrow last year, and the TAP flight 90 minutes before us was cancelled due to "technical problems" and everyone moved onto our (half empty) flight.

Having said that I use TAP every month Lisbon - LHR and back nearly 5 years now and I think I can recall one serious delay, which was during the snow, and high winds in Lisbon.

Thanks, Nick

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(@joe-k)
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Oh dear !
And the problems continue

http://www.oje.pt/pt/tap-cancela-37-voo ... e-e-sabado

Cancelled today 13 - Friday 11 - Saturday 13

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