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[various airlines] Fare war Colombia or Lima from many cities $463+, many of them $500-600s

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Fare war Colombia or Lima from many cities $463+, many of them $500-600s

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Update 4/12: Interjet joined this fare war, Lima has been added. Ecuador still seems to be excluded. Example Vancouver-lima $463 9/12-9/26.

It seems like there's a fare war going on for Colombia now: from many Canadian cities to many Colombian cities by various airlines $525+, many of them in $500s-600s. Play around with google.ca/flights with your preferred city pairs and dates. Currently Colombia charges around CAD95 entry tax against Canadians, but they'll stop it as of May 1.

The hottest of the bunch is Vancouver-Bogota, $534, operated by American Airlines, booked on LATAM web site. Wide availability except July, Aug, Christmas and New Year's. This books into fare class Q, you earn 25% for many programs like Alaska, American, British Airways, etc. Google shows the lowest fare under $500, but it says to call LATAM to book, so YMMV.
https://www.google.ca/flights#flt=YVR.B ... .CAD.53361

Next one is Toronto to Bogota, $525 NONSTOP on Air Canada Rouge. The availability is fairly wide open as well.
https://www.google.ca/flights#flt=YYZ.B ... .CAD.52426

I see Winnipeg-Bogota for mid $500s with Delta, but Google says to book with travel agents, so it may be YMMV, but really hot if it's bookable.

This is a sale with many city pairs, so I don't have time to check availabilities with all of them, but I thought I should post before they're gone.
Last edited by maverikbc on Apr 12th, 2019 4:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Amazing country, I lived there for a year just over a year ago

Bogota is a very nice giant city with a climate close to spring time Vancouver.

Medellín is a very modern and cool city, lots to see there and a lot of tours to go on etc.

San andres is a tropical island to the north shore of Colombia, very nice but costs about 50$ in a tax to go there.

Flights to most major cities on discount carriers are about 50$ CAD one way.

Barranquilla is also a neat city if you go during Easter for the Carnival.

If you have any questions let me know
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nicolascon wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:18 pm
Amazing country, I lived there for a year just over a year ago

Bogota is a very nice giant city with a climate close to spring time Vancouver.

Medellín is a very modern and cool city, lots to see there and a lot of tours to go on etc.

San andres is a tropical island to the north shore of Colombia, very nice but costs about 50$ in a tax to go there.

Flights to most major cities on discount carriers are about 50$ CAD one way.

Barranquilla is also a neat city if you go during Easter for the Carnival.

If you have any questions let me know
I am street smart and used to go solo, is it safe in general? Asking because I normally don't bring the lady to anywhere to place I consider higher risk( I could be dead wrong), if it is just myself I would care less.
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Focus wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:37 pm
I am street smart and used to go solo, is it safe in general? Asking because I normally don't bring the lady to anywhere to place I consider higher risk( I could be dead wrong), if it is just myself I would care less.
Yes it is a very safe country and nothing like it was in the 90s. There are of course things you shouldn't do like use cell phones on streets and flash cash and all that. Still very safe though and the worst thing I heard happening was people having things stolen.

This is of course if you stay in the major cities/smaller places that are safe and stay out of the very worst neighborhoods.
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nicolascon wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:49 pm
Yes it is a very safe country and nothing like it was in the 90s. There are of course things you shouldn't do like use cell phones on streets and flash cash and all that. Still very safe though and the worst thing I heard happening was people having things stolen.

This is of course if you stay in the major cities/smaller places that are safe and stay out of the very worst neighborhoods.
https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/colombia

Does not seem safe, and especially not since the Zika Virus is still around.
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Prices to Colombia were much cheaper in in February/March if you flew with Interjet. Only $277-$295 CDN roundtrip from Montreal/Toronto/Vancouver. $500-$600 CDN roundtrip seems like the regular price to fly to Colombia.

Toronto-Colombia: $289 CDN RT: https://www.secretflying.com/posts/toro ... roundtrip/

Montreal-Colombia: $295 CDN RT: https://www.secretflying.com/posts/mont ... roundtrip/

Vancouver-Colombia: $277 CDN RT: https://www.secretflying.com/posts/vanc ... roundtrip/
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It has been more than a decade since I was there, and found it very safe. Took night buses, travelled to out of the way spots, etc. From what I’ve heard, it has only gotten safer.
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oj777 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 6:31 am
Prices to Colombia were much cheaper in in February/March if you flew with Interjet. Only $277-$295 CDN roundtrip from Montreal/Toronto/Vancouver. $500-$600 CDN roundtrip seems like the regular price to fly to Colombia.

https://www.secretflying.com/posts/toro ... roundtrip/

https://www.secretflying.com/posts/mont ... roundtrip/

https://www.secretflying.com/posts/vanc ... roundtrip/
Extremely helpful if you have a time machine and want to travel in 2020.
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mikefly wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 6:34 am
Extremely helpful if you have a time machine and want to travel in 2020.
LOL, it was just a month and a half ago, I'm sure the $280-$300 roundtrip prices will pop up again. My point is $500-$600 RT for off season airfare is pretty much regular price to fly to Colombia, no deal to be had here, at least for now!
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OP, you got an upvote from me for spelling correctly Colombia
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oj777 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 6:38 am
LOL, it was just a month and a half ago, I'm sure the $280-$300 roundtrip prices will pop up again. My point is $500-$600 RT for off season airfare is pretty much regular price to fly to Colombia, no deal to be had here, at least for now!
+1. We went to Colombia in February, with a flight purchased in November and the prices in the OP aren't too far off from what we paid.
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This is fairly standard fare to northern South America these days. Peru, Brazil, Columbia all round the same price mostly wide open.
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I flew roundtrip Toronto to Cartagena last year for $320 with Avianca. We visited Baranquilla and Medellin as well. Colombia is such a beautiful, safe and friendly country. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone.

That said, I think there are better deals to be had.
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I went to Bogota, Colombia March 2018 and brought the family (2 kids, aged 4 and 6). We stayed with friends but would tour all over the place taking Uber most of the days and going to touristy places.

We felt safe and stuck the normal places. We also went out for dinner by ourselves at night and it was fine. Btw, food and dining in Colombia is amazing! I would also recommend Uber over the Taxis as many taxis didn't function well (broken seatbelts or seats!). Also, don't hang out near police stations as at that time, we told that there was still some police places being targeted. That was one of the tips we were told. And I also went with some friends one evening and played Tejo! There's also museums like the Gold and Botero in Bogota, and Jamie Duque park .Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Oh, and we only know a few words of spanish.

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