Flight Report: TAP A330 Business Class (Part II)
While I published my flight report of TAP's A330 business class experience lst July, the flight in question, Lisbon-Toronto, was far from ordinary. It was a "retrojet" with all the trappings of a special occasion.
The cabin interior was also a bit peculiar, different from the rest of TAP's A330 fleet, since it still kept the same seats as when it was in service with its former operator, Singapore Airlines.
As I flew back to Europe was on another A330 with the "normal" TAP cabin interior, I thought I would complete my flight report of TAP's business class with some pictures of the return flight.
Although the light brown leather seats on the ex-SIA flight were quite comfortable, they had a somehow older look, which did not look out of place during the retro experience.
TAP's regular A330 business class cabin has a much more modern feel, though. With a dark blue colour that is gives it an aspect of sobriety, if a bit cold.
The in-flight entertainment system has a decent amount of movies, series and other content. we got also a pretty good earphone set to enjoy it.
It was a night flight anyway, so most of it was spent sleeping in the comfort of the full-flat seat.
The general quietness of the cabin was only interrupted to serve dinner shortly after take-off. (the flight departed Toronto at midnight, so most passengers just finished the meal quickly for a good night's sleep). We did not have a Michelin-starred chef supervising the inflight food this time, but I must say the service was equally excellent and the food also delicious.
We are woken up a few hours later, already with the European coastline in our sights, for a yummy breakfast of croissants and fruit.
For a more detailed review of the TAP business class experience, including the lounge at Lisbon airport, I suggest checking my more extensive flight review.
And to see how I continued the flight from Lisbon onwards, you can also find a flight report for TAP's narrow body business class product (A319 and A320) here.