Fly NYC to Colombia for 5,000 SkyMiles in late 2021, Delta One from 12,000 SkyMiles

Feb 16, 2021

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Planning a trip to Colombia later this year? If you have Delta Skymiles on hand, consider booking your tickets now.

TPG found one-way flights from New York-JFK to Bogota (BOG) — the country’s largest city — for just 5,000 SkyMiles in Comfort+. There’s wide-open award space on this route through the end of the year. Some flights are operated wholly by Delta, while others are operated by Aeromexico with connecting flights in Mexico City (MEX). Many dates have tickets at this price in standard economy, while others have Comfort+ award space too.

We’re also finding limited dates with low-cost first-class award space. Some of these flights are equipped with proper Delta One lie-flat first-class cabins.

It’s worth noting that Colombia is one of the few countries allowing American tourists during the pandemic. To avoid a 14-day quarantine, you must test negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours before your flight. You must upload your negative test result to CoronApp, the country’s new coronavirus tracing mobile app. That said, coronavirus is still a very real threat, so make sure to check Colombia’s COVID numbers before you depart. Additionally, you must test negative for COVID-19 72 hours (or less) before your return flight to the U.S. Otherwise, you will be denied boarding for your flight.

Let’s take a closer look at cheap Delta awards to Bogota (BOG).

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Delta awards from NYC to Bogota

Delta Comfort+ Cabin
(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

As discussed in the intro, Delta is offering discounted tickets from New York-JFK to Bogota (BOG). We’re seeing widespread dates with one-way tickets pricing at just 5,000 SkyMiles one-way in Main Cabin economy and Comfort+.

Here’s a look at Comfort+ pricing in mid-August through early September:

Delta Comfort+ Pricing NYC to Bogota August and September
(Screenshot courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Looking even later in the year, we’re finding similar pricing in late-September and October:

Delta Comfort+ Pricing NYC to Bogota October
(Screenshot courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Some dates have excellent first-class pricing too. Many dates in July and August have tickets that cost just 12,000 SkyMiles one-way.

Delta First Class Pricing NYC to Bogota October
(Screenshot courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Some flights with low-cost first-class award space are routes through Mexico City (MEX), with the Mexico City to Bogota flight being operated by Aeromexico. That said, some return flights even have nonstop award space on Delta’s 767-300 aircraft that’s outfitted with lie-flat Delta One seats. This is an excellent opportunity to try Delta’s international business class product on the cheap.

BOG JFK Award Space Delta One
(Screenshot courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Many flights from Bogota to New York have cheap Main Cabin, Comfort+ and first-class award space available as well. Here’s a look at return award pricing in July and August.

Delta Main Cabin Pricing Bogota to NYC July and August
(Screenshot courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

Note that round-trip itineraries are subject to roughly $80 in taxes and fees, though this may be higher if you book a flight through Mexico.

NYC BOG Round-Trip Award Ticket
(Screenshot courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

We are not seeing award space from other U.S. cities at this time.

Bottom line

This is an excellent deal for flights from the U.S. to Colombia. If you’re interested in taking one of these flights, book your tickets fast. Delta is known to offer cheap limited-time award tickets, so this deal could disappear at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, you can cancel your tickets for a full refund due to Delta’s new award redeposit policy.

Feature photo by Starcevic/Getty Images

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