TAP, Portugal's flag carrier, has a decent European network, as well as an impressive range of destinations in South America, particularly Brasil. The airline offers two daily departures from Porto to Madrid, this one departing at 20.15. --Check-In-- Check-in was a simple process. At Porto, it's possible to check in at the counter, or, if you don't have bags to check-in, you can use the electronic check-in machines, which rarely seem to have a queue. TAP is a member of Star Alliance,
Having found a good priced ticket from Oslo to Singapore in one of Qatar's frequent sales, I was eager to see what their business class product would be like. I'd heard little negative about Qatar's offering, and I wasn't left disappointed. If you don't mind a short transit in Doha, Qatar offers a good option if you're looking to fly to Asia. At the Airport Oslo is quite a nice airport, and easy to navigate. From Oslo, Qatar offer two daily departures
With a difference of just €20 at the time of booking between economy and business, Iberia Express appeared to offer a competitive direct option between the Scottish and Spanish capital's. It should be noted, however, that this route is seasonal, and currently operates between June and October. At the Airport Check-in queues were long, with only 3 desks open. There was a priority desk for passengers travelling in Business, or oneworld frequent flyers, and as such I was checked-in within ten minutes.
Having only flown Qatar's Business product, I was curious to see how economy compared on the 'World's 5-star airline'. Launched in July 2017, Qatar's new service to Nice forms part of its expanding network across Europe. At the Airport Check-in opened approximately 3hrs before departure, with five desks in operation - one for business, one for oneworld frequent flyers (Emerald and Sapphire), one for those who had already checked in online, and two more for economy passengers. We were able to use
Keen to escape the European winter, and enticed by the chance to celebrate the New Year in Brazil, I booked flights to Salvador, via Sao Paulo with LATAM. At approximately €1400 the fare seemed to offer fairly good value, even though I was aware I'd be on the Boeing 767 service, as opposed to the A350 service operated to Madrid. Whilst the service was good, both the hard and soft product fell short, not least when compared to rival services