I'm not questioning the veracity of the article, but TAP's refusal to pay seems odd since it's ~75% owned by the Portuguese government. IOW they have deep pockets and are susceptible to intra-government pressure (e.g. tourism) to provide refunds.Me262A1 wrote: ↑ https://loyaltylobby.com/2020/08/18/fli ... JMs9-yXNuc
Flightright Seizes TAP Air Portugal Accounts In Germany As Carrier Fails To Pay 1 Mio Euro In Judgments
It's also interesting to note from Reader Question: TAP Advice (How To Get A Refund?)
AC has almost twice the complaints but I'd imagine there were far more AC flights between CA and US than there were TAP flights between US and PT. So TAP seems to be even worse than AC in this respect. Incredible.Here are [US] DOTs complaint statistics for May:... There are 900+ complaints in one month regarding TAP’s refunds. The only airline with a higher number was Air Canada. They are over-represented.
Nevertheless none of this helps me get in touch with TAP