Flying with yet again another new airline for me. TAP Portugal, of whom sports quite a colourful livery on their aircraft. The first note I make of the airline is their so called ‘no photo policy’ on their aircraft. As soon as I boarded the aircraft, they told me no photos or video and to put my camera away. From there onwards it was like playing hide and seek between my camera and the cabin crew. Fortunately I managed to film all the main stages of the flight without them noticing anymore. Most of the time they were in the Galley and didn’t pay much attention. It is a strange policy, not one that I have come across before on any flights. Not sure why TAP has this one exactly.
Anyhow, asides from that it was a nice experience, not my favourite airline to experience though. I did think the cabin crew’s uniform looked a bit too smart. Red, black, and notably black gloves. The complimentary snacks service was alright. Not as I had seen on other videos though. I got a small box thing with a fruit juice thing, and a roll, of which wasn’t very tasty. Then on top of that a complimentary drink, I went for water as I didn’t fancy anything else. Not much else to say in review of the airline, legroom was a little bit limited. Personally I think I should of went for a right sided seat as it was slightly uncomfortable to film from.
Anyhow, a nice flight, departure from Gatwick straight into clouds, and pretty much like that until we reach the channel, where a nice view of some of the Channel islands is visible, before heading over Britanny in France and down south over the Bay of Biscay and northern Spain/Portugal. I do again apologise, I was on the wrong side of the plane for landing, especially during this time of day. The sun was too bright, and you can’t see a great deal until after touch down. However the descent towards Lisbon was fine, with some nice views north of the city, and while banking onto final approach.
On my way back home I decided to try another new airline, Iberia. My opinion on them is much different to that of TAP, much preferred Iberia! Stay tuned for those flight videos coming soon
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Aircraft type: Airbus A320-214
Flight number: TP341
Aircraft registration: CS-TNH
Seat number: 16A
Engines: 2x CFM56-5B’s
Age of Aircraft: March 1999 (18.3 years)
Scheduled time departure: 16:25 (BST)
Approx time of departure: 16:42 (BST)
Scheduled landing: 19:05 (WEST)
Approx Arrival time: 19:05 (WEST)
Departure runway: RW08R
Arrival runway: RW03
Cruising altitude: FL370 & FL390
Date of flight: 08-05-17