TAP Portugal Lie-Flat Business Class Award Space From JFK To Lisbon For Just 30.5K Points!

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Update, 8/29: There is currently JFK-Lisbon business class availability for 35K Lifemiles on the following dates:

January 16, 20
February 1, 5, 11, 21

Lisbon to JFK business class dates include:

January 11, 19, 23, 24, 30, 31
February 2, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 28, 29
March 12
April 9, 15, 16, 23
May 9

You can also get an instant 15% bonus for transfers from AMEX to Lifemiles, dropping the effective cost to below 30.5K points! If you aren’t able to login to Lifemiles, try using an incognito browser or a different browser.

Update, 5/15: While I now only see 2023 availability from JFK to Lisbon on 11/27, there is now excellent availability on most dates from January-March 2024 for this business class bargain for 35K Lifemiles!

You can also get an instant 15% bonus for transfers from AMEX to Lifemiles, dropping the effective cost to below 30.5K points!

HT: UKinNYS, via DDF


Originally posted on 1/27:

Lifemiles can book flights from JFK to Lisbon in TAP Portugal business class for just 35K miles one-way.

Using the United legacy search, you can find excellent availability from October through December. Some dates have 8 business class seats available!

Unfortunately United.com no longer allows you to only search for JFK flights, so searching for JFK will include Newark flights and Lifemiles only charges 35K miles for flights from JFK to Lisbon. 77K nonstop dates have TAP availability, but you’ll need to see if they are JFK or Newark flights.

 

You can then book on Lifemiles.com for 35K miles one-way:

 

Sadly, this pricing only applies from JFK to Lisbon. The return prices at 63K Lifemiles.

It should be bookable 45K Turkish miles, though I couldn’t find any TAP space on the Turkish website, so you would have to try calling and hoping for the best as the Turkish call center is not very helpful.

 

You can save a few miles by going through Air Canada for the return:

 

Alternatively, you can book the round-trip for 88K ANA miles, which is what they charge for round-trip business class between the east coast and Europe. Unfortunately, they require round-trip travel.

 

Want to earn Lifemiles?

  • You can transfer AMEX, Capital One, Or Citi points to Lifemiles instantly or within a day at a 1:1 ratio, or Marriott points to Lifemiles at a 60K:25K ratio.
  • AMEX, Capital One, and Chase transfer instantly to Air Canada at a 1:1 ratio.
  • AMEX transfers to ANA at a 1:1 ratio in 1-2 days.
  • Capital One and Citi transfer instantly or within 1 day to Turkish at a 1:1 ratio.
  • Find transfer ratios here.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points include:

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card has a 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus offering 3 points per dollar on up to $20K of spending in your first 12 month, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into miles:

  • Citi Premier has a 60,000 point bonus for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 3 points per dollar on airfare, hotels, travel agents, groceries, gas, and dining. $95 annual fee. Read more here.

Citi no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 points per dollar spent everywhere that can be transferred into ThankYou points. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Custom Cash Card offers 5 points per dollar on up to $500 in purchases in your top eligible spending category each billing cycle. This is marketed as 5% cash back, but will actually come in the form of 5 ThankYou points per dollar spent! Eligible categories include Restaurants, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Select Travel, Select Transit, Select Streaming Services, Drugstores, Home Improvement Stores, Fitness Clubs, and Live Entertainment. You will also get 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 20,000 points for spending $1,500 in 3 months. This card can’t transfer points on its own, but can transfer points if you have one of the Citi cards above. This card automatically rounds up rewards earned on every purchase to the nearest 10 points, meaning you earn 10 points on a $0.50 Amazon balance reload. Earn 2 points on $6K in annual spending at supermarkets, and a 10% points rebate when you redeem points, up to a 10K points rebate per year. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles and get a 10% points rebate on transferred or redeemed miles. No annual fee. Read more here.

Capital One cards with transferable points include:

Marriott cards with transferable points include:

Will you travel to Portugal with this award space availability?


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24 Comments On "TAP Portugal Lie-Flat Business Class Award Space From JFK To Lisbon For Just 30.5K Points!"

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yelped

Lifemiles used to price put jfk-zrh at 16k economy, it changed to 29k recently. Although business went down to 56k, and not 63k.

Moshe

How come lifmiles doesn’t charge 35k from Newark as well ? Why does the airport matter ?

abraham

I can never get the legacy calendar to work. always get the same results- “There are no award flights on the date you selected.”

Justmeha

Also having issues with the legacy calendar

BT

How much extra miles would LIS-TLV be?

David

I tried to ticket two separate sets of dates with availability. Errored out each time and then ceased to show as available. This happened earlier today as well. Very glitchy.

Yoni

Thanks Dan!
Any idea if this works for any dates in the near future. I checked for March but the flights were not showing up.
Thanks

Justmeha

on 11/27?

JackB

If booking with ANA can I go from ewr? Also what points transfer to ANAm

David

Anything jb February 2024?

JSo

I see that signing up to LM you have to provide your national ID, that then becomes part of your log in. Is this considered safe? First time I see national id needs being part of a login id.

David

can book via Brussels JFK to BRU to LIS with wider dates up to 4 seats for the same price. I booked July next year.

MT

Don’t know why but it’s been a while that I can’t log in to my LifeMiles account. It just keeps on searching & searching.

VL

Just a minor correction – you can transfer Capital One miles from any Venture card including no AF VentureOne card. The earning on that card is lower (1.25 vs 2 miles per $1), but for transferring purposes it is as good as cards with AF (VentureX or Venture). So it is perfect for keeping your points if you are not spending on CapOne cards at the moment.

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