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Travel to Bogota, Colombia roundtrip for $228+ on American Airlines from:

  • Newark
  • Washington (DCA and IAD)
  • San Francisco
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Cleveland

The fares are valid for the next 10 months other than the period over Christmas and New Year.


  1. When are the $228 fares?
  2. Why Bogota?
  3. Other Colombia Options
  4. Mileage Earning
  5. Best Credit Card to Buy the Ticket

$228 Roundtrip from USA to Colombia

These fares are all on American Airlines flights from United hubs. Search on with the flexible dates feature or to find these amazing fares in the $220 – $240 range.

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Why Bogota?

I’ve spent a little over three weeks there in the last year, and I’ll be there for another week this month. Other than the weather, which is generally brisk, cloudy, and rainy, I love the city.

Hike Monserrate, hit the Gold Museum, go to the restaurant/nightclub Andres Carne de Res (all ages), and eat at El Corral and Sipote plus more sophisticated places. If you like nightlife, stay in Zona Rosa (AKA Zona T) or Rosales.

Most importantly, on any Sunday or holiday, rent a bike and participate in the original ciclovia, which has spawned worldwide imitations. You can bike on 121 km of roads closed to cards. I took the opportunity to roll through the South of the city which would otherwise be far too dangerous to visit alone.

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Other Colombia Options

Here are other places I like or want to go in Colombia:

  • Medellin
  • Cali
  • Parque Tayrona
  • El Camino a La Ciudad Perdida
  • Cocora Valley
  • Cartagena

All of these can be reached with Avios on LAN Colombia from Bogota or on low cost carriers. This fare is a gateway to all of Colombia.

Mileage Earning

You’ll earn one American Airlines mile per mile flown, which are worth about 1.8 cents each to me.

Best Way to Buy the Ticket

Your top choice should be the Citi Prestige® Card, since it comes with a $250 Air Travel Credit every calendar year that will cover the purchase of this ticket. If you haven’t used the credit yet, buy this fare with your Prestige, and you will receive an offsetting credit on your next statement: a completely free ticket!

Even if you’ve already used your $250 credit for this year, the card offers 3x on all airfare purchases.

See my review of the Citi Prestige Card which explains its many benefits like it annual $250 Air Travel Credit, 40,000 point sign up bonus, access to Priority Pass lounges, 3x points per dollar on air travel and hotels, and a $450 annual fee.

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