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Wide-open business-class fares to Colombia from $600 round-trip

March 22, 2022
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If you've been wanting to visit Colombia — and do it flying business class at that — we have a deal for you, with business-class flights to Cali, Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira starting at just $555 round-trip for select routes.

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Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by Pintai Suchachaisri/Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airlines: Delta, LATAM and American.
Routes: New York, Atlanta, Washington, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Austin, Miami, Los Angeles and others to Cali, Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira.
How to book: Directly through the airline sale page.
Travel dates: May-June 2022 and September 2022-January 2023; exact dates and availability depend on the route.
Book by: Two-three days.

This sweet deal is courtesy of our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights, which sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then for $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

As is usually the case, the best availability for these round trip flights to each Colombian city is out of JFK, though you will find a wide range of departing cities to each, including:

  • Miami to Bogota, starting at $589.
  • New York City to Cartagena, starting at $592.
  • New York City to Medellin, starting at $597.
  • New York City to Bogota, starting at $623.
  • Miami to Bogota, starting at $633.
  • New York City to Pereira, starting at $718.
  • Miami to Cali, starting at $742.
  • Miami to Medellin, starting at $747.
  • Miami to Pereira, starting at $748.
  • Charlotte to Bogota, starting at $758.
  • Washington, D.C., to Bogota, starting at $760.
  • Washington, D.C., to Cartagena, starting at $776.
  • San Juan to Medellin, starting at $778.
  • Greensboro, North Carolina, to Cartagena, starting at $800.
  • Boston/Washington, D.C., to Pereira, starting at $801.
  • Baltimore to Cali, starting at $805.

Read more: A nearly perfect hotel stay at the Grand Hyatt Bogota in Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia. (Photo by Roman Diachkin/EyeEm/Getty Images)

To search any of the included flights, start by searching your origin and destination city via Google Flights, as shown below with this round-trip flight in late October from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Bogata's El Dorado International Airport (BOG) for $633 on American Airlines.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

In this deal, you'll find fares for business class, the offerings of which vary by airline. For example, this class on American Airlines includes premium seating, priority boarding, free changes, seat selection and carry-on and checked luggage (up to one and two bags, respectively).

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Although the fares in this deal vary by route, this one specifically is nearly 70% off its usual price tag of $2,000. In fact, the other routes included in this deal are all usually $2,000 for a business-class ticket, which makes the discounted prices in the $500, $600 and $700 range a pretty stellar deal.

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Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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Bottom line

Colombia is a spectacular country with everything from beaches to jungles to thriving cities to explore. The U.S. dollar is strong right now, too, which makes it a good deal once you're on the ground. These flight prices can't be beaten. Based on a test search for this story, prices have already begun creeping up, likely because it's an uncommon price point for business-class fares. That means you should book ASAP so you don't miss out.

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Why We Chose It

If you are looking to take your premium rewards to the highest level, this card is really a no brainer in our eyes. Chase's Ultimate Rewards make points easy to redeem, with a wide range of 10 airline and three hotel transfer partners and a friendly user interface. Despite the high annual fee, Chase is consistently adding new benefits to keep the card competitive in a fierce premium rewards field.

Pros

  • $300 annual travel credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • Access to Chase Ultimate Rewards hotel and airline travel partners
  • Unlimited 3x points on the broad category of travel and dining
  • 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Broad definitions for travel and dining bonus categories

Cons

  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • May not make sense for people that don't travel frequently
  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more