TACV Cabo Verde Airlines

Customer reviews

7/15/2019 G Hayne

✅ Trip Verified | Fortaleza to Sal. I had decent hopes given the airlines takeover by icelandair, but it’s still a total joke. Check in confirmation confusingly suggests checked baggage is free, but airport staff say that the terms and conditions suggest otherwise, requiring a payment of $150 US per bag, the most extortionate b...

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2/3/2019 N Meares

✅ Trip Verified | Recently took a flight from Salvador, Brazil to Sal, Cape Verde. Thought the aircraft was an older 757-200, it was being leased from Icelandair, with updated leather seats, seat-back screens, etc. At 6'3, I had plenty of leg room. Considering the rock-bottom price I paid for the ticket, I was not really expect...

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8/11/2016 Flore Dequeker

TACV Cabo Verde Airlines changed my flight 3 times and twice without even informing me. The only good thing about the flight was that it was cheaper than the others but still it was unacceptable. I had a flight to Natal and suddenly they cancelled that and sent me to Recife instead. First they were talking about a bus transfer, ...

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7/23/2016 M Drolan

✅ Verified Review | On a tour of eight countries I had booked and paid for a return, direct flight Dakar-Praia (Cape Verde). To start with, I had been unable to check my flight online and had to call the airline office in Dakar to confirm its existence. I was further told to be at the airport four hours prior to the flight, whi...

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12/9/2015 E Kurrikoff

Pleasant flight on TACV Cabo Verde Airlines with friendly crew from Sao Vicente to Praia. Everything from check-in to arrival went smoothly. There was a small delay of 20-30 min on departure. The departure time was changed about 1 week before the flight but I got an automatic email from their system with this information.

11/12/2015 Rick Nijland

Trip from Lisbon to Sal (via Praia) with TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, and our flight got delayed. They informed us the evening before 9pm (flight at 7am). Tried to reach the customer service for over an hour multiple times (line got disconnected) cost 100 euro (Irish phone in Lisbon). This is why we would miss our connection flight...

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9/8/2015 Emily Casaretto

I flew TACV Cabo Verde Airlines back from Praia with an 8-week old puppy that I rescued from Boa Vista. In short, we departed 2 hours late, they were insensitive about caring for the dog, and they lost my luggage, which took over a week to be returned to me. I will not be flying with them again. I had emailed TACV weeks prior t...

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4/22/2015 M Bates

My partner and I were on our honeymoon and had booked to travel to Sal Boa Vista San Vincent and back to Sal over a 2 week period. Our first flight from Sal left 30 minutes early so we arrived at Boa Vista 2 hours early only to be told the flight had gone and they had no explanation why. They offered use flights the next day whi...

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2/13/2012 Oliver Schulz

Bissau-Dakar-Praia/Praia-Fogo island-Praia/Praia-Dakar. All flights on time international ones on leased Brazilian White Jets A320 domestic on ATR 72. Pleasant flights newish aircraft in good condition small snacks served on international legs friendly crew overall good experience at reasonable fares. No IFE available and neithe...

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12/4/2009 T Stroll

Boston to Praia roundtrip and internally from Praia to Mindelo roundtrip. The Praia to Mindelo internal flights felt safe. TACV operates ATR-42 aircraft that seem to be new. Each flight however was delayed and other passengers grumbled that TACV is unable to maintain a schedule. Boston to Praia and Praia to Boston flights made m...

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1/24/2009 Roger Hanin

TACV on a very short 15 min flight from Fogo to Praia. Very pleasant experience with annoucements in Portuguese French and English. Flight on time and a nice small airport experience. TACV's internal flights are managed in a somewhat archaic yet pleasant way no yield management pricing policy which is very nice as it gives you l...

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11/23/2008 Michael Little

Four internal flights. The planes were comfortable and clean and a simple service (cold water) was offered on these short flights. Three of the flights operated on time. The fourth (Fogo to Praia) ran with 75 minutes delay - no announcements or apologies were made. On that occasion the baggage unloading at Praia was very slow an...

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7/21/2008 G Barbes

Of 4 internal flights 3 worked just fine. Straightforward check-in friendly staff and on time. However on one (Sal - Praia) they brought forward the departure time without advising our agent so we missed it and after lots of protesting and phone calls to the UK agent we got a flight 15 hours later. They're erratic but if you con...

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7/11/2008 C McDonald

Roundtrip in economy class from Boston to Sao Vicente with a layover in Praia. Both long haul flights between Boston and Praia were on-time and flight attendants friendly. The aircraft itself seemed to be second-hand - seat cushions and tray-tables were pretty worn. The inflight meals were very good. My flights within the countr...

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2/26/2008 C Roberts

Lisbon to Sal in economy. Plane was a former Canary Islands charter that had yet to be re-painted but in good condition and comfortable. Crew friendly check-in slow food OK. I was expecting a fairly poor experience but found the flight to be far better managed than my return on TAP. I'd use them again.

11/12/2007 R Eberle

Lisbon to Praia in business. Flight on time and food okay. But confirm other comments that the business class is just an upgraded economy. No space with just the middle seat left empty. Not worth the money in business class.

4/19/2007 J van den Berg

All domestic flights (5 in total) were on time the flights from Amsterdam to Praia and return however both had a delay of 15 hours each. The aircraft on the international flights was rather tired looking B757-200. Service is adequate but they could have come around more frequently with drinks. After meal service the service stop...

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4/14/2007 Mark Hereward

Lisbon to Praia. It was quite surprisingly not really late leaving (despite reputation). But business class was in fact economy-class seat but with the middle seat left vacant. And better (really quite nice) food! All in all not a very good business-class experience though there isn't much choice in getting to Cape Verde

3/3/2007 Bob Gould

Just spent 2 weeks in the Cape Verdes. Of six internal flights only ONE was anywhere near on time - ranged from 5 hours early (we missed it!) to 3 hours late. Schedules! Trouble is there is not much choice. The international one from Amsterdam Schipol is also not very good - business class was hardly more than a slightly bigger ...

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