The Guide to TAP Air Portugal Partners

As a Star Alliance member, TAP has more than 20 alliance partners in addition to its five non-alliance partnerships.
Anya Kartashova
By Anya Kartashova 
Edited by Giselle M. Cancio

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While you may be aware that TAP Air Portugal is a Star Alliance member, the airline’s Miles&Go loyalty program might not yet be on your radar.

You can redeem TAP Air Portugal’s miles for flights on Air Portugal or take advantage of a favorable redemption on a partner airline.

Here’s a list of TAP Air Portugal's airline partners and how to redeem Miles&Go miles with those partners — as well as a few sweet spots to look out for.

TAP Air Portugal partner airlines

TAP Air Portugal partners with other Star Alliance airlines and several non-alliance airlines.

Star Alliance partners

  • Aegean Airlines.

  • Air Canada.

  • Air China.

  • Air India.

  • Air New Zealand.

  • All Nippon Airways (ANA).

  • Asiana Airlines.

  • Austrian Airlines.

  • Avianca.

  • Brussels Airlines.

  • Copa Airlines.

  • Croatia Airlines.

  • Egyptair.

  • Ethiopian Airlines.

  • EVA Air.

  • LOT Polish Airlines.

  • Lufthansa.

  • Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

  • Shenzhen Airlines.

  • Singapore Airlines.

  • South African Airways.

  • Swiss International Air Lines.

  • Thai Airways.

  • Turkish Airlines.

  • United Airlines.

Non-alliance partners

  • Azul.

  • Beijing Capital Airlines.

  • Emirates.

  • GOL.

  • SATA Azores Airlines.

How to redeem TAP Miles&Go miles

To redeem TAP miles for any flight, you must be a TAP Miles&Go program member. Once logged in to the website, go to My Client Area and click on the “Reserve with miles” button. You also can start the booking process from the homepage.

You’ll then see a search area where you can enter your flight parameters, including cities, travel dates and whether you want a one-way, round-trip or multi-city ticket. Make sure the “Pay with miles” box is checked.

If you’d like to book a ticket on one of TAP Air Portugal’s partners, start on this page and click on the “Star Alliance” tab.

If a route is serviced by TAP and other Star Alliance carriers, you can switch to “TAP + Star Alliance” from the flight results page, and the website will perform a new search.

Unfortunately, TAP Air Portugal partners that are not part of Star Alliance can’t be booked online, so you have to call 1-800-903-7914 to redeem miles on non-alliance carriers.

Miles&Go sweet spots

There are some good ways to use Miles&Go miles. Here are a few sweet spots:

Book Emirates business class from Dubai to Asia

Using TAP airline partners, you can fly nonstop from Dubai to Tokyo or Bali for — wait for it — just 50,000 Miles&Go miles one-way. That’s not bad for spending up to 10 hours in some of the most coveted business-class seats.

Book ANA business class from Japan to India

Another sweet spot comes out of Asia, for flights between Tokyo and New Delhi, which clock in at about nine hours in length. A one-way flight in ANA’s business class cabin will set you back 50,000 Miles&Go miles and $310 in cash.

Book United economy class from U.S. mainland to the Caribbean

TAP Miles&Go charges 30,000 miles for one-way economy flights within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, so use this to your advantage by booking award flights operated by United Airlines from the U.S. to Caribbean countries.

Earning Miles&Go miles with partners

TAP Miles&Go miles are not the easiest to earn, but you can earn them by flying TAP Air Portugal or its partner airlines. How many miles you earn depends on the fare type you book and the distance flown.

TAP Air Portugal earnings rates

Flights within Europe and North Africa earn miles at the following rates based on flight distance:

  • Discount: 0%.

  • Classic: 70%.

  • Plus: 100%.

  • Executive: 150%.

  • Top Executive: 200%.

Intercontinental flights earn miles at the following rates based on flight distance:

  • Discount: 0%.

  • Basic: 50%.

  • Classic: 100%.

  • Plus: 150%.

  • Executive: 150%.

  • Top Executive: 200%.

Airline partner earning rates

TAP Air Portugal partner flights earn miles similarly, but each airline has its own earning chart based on its fare classes and flight distances.

For example, here’s how many miles you can expect to earn by crediting a United flight to Miles&Go, based on flight distance:

  • Fare classes G, K, N: 25%.

  • Fare classes L, S, T: 50%.

  • Fare classes Q, V, W: 75%.

  • Fare classes A, B, E, H, M, O, R, U, Y: 100%.

  • Fare classes D, P, Z: 125%.

  • Fare classes C, J: 150%.

Other program partners

The TAP Miles&Go program partners with two additional programs: Capital One and Marriott Bonvoy. You can transfer points to TAP Air Portugal at the following ratios:

Elite benefits on partner flights

The Miles&Go program has four status tiers: Member, Silver, Gold and Navigator.

Silver benefits on partner flights

Once you reach Silver, you'll be extended some benefits when you fly other Star Alliance carriers.

TAP Miles&Go Silver status equates to Star Alliance Silver status, which comes with the following perks:

  • Priority reservation waitlist.

  • Priority airport standby.

Gold, Navigator benefits on partner flights

TAP Miles&Go Gold and Navigator status gives you access to Star Alliance Gold benefits, such as:

  • Gold Track priority lane access.

  • Extra baggage allowance.

  • Priority boarding.

  • Airport lounge access.

  • Priority baggage handling.

  • Priority airport check-in.

The bottom line

As a TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go member, you can earn and redeem miles with the airline’s partners as well.

To be successful at redeeming miles for award flights, be aware of what airlines are partners with TAP Air Portugal and use your miles in a way that extracts the most value out of them.

It might take some time to learn the award charts for different regions, but it can be worth it.

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