The Star Alliance airline Lufthansa is selling discounted tickets for flights to Bogotá in business class. You can book your seats for a round-trip between Amsterdam and Colombia at prices starting around €1,331.
Our calendar below displays all available dates. Once you’ve selected your preferred dates, it can redirect you to Lufthansa’s booking site:
The trips include one layover at Lufthansa’s hub in Frankfurt. From there, you will fly to Bogotá on board an Airbus A340. Lufthansa’s business class is not the best one out there, but it is definitely decent. Check out the great review that our author Dennis wrote:
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The fare rules do not state when the tickets will expire. They do, however, mention a minimum stay requirement of 8 days, and a maximum of 12 months. You can fly in May and June 2023.
As so often, we think that Google Flights (instructions) will be the easiest way to find the dates that work best for you – except for our own calendar above, of course. Once you’ve settled on specific dates, you can book directly on Lufthansa’s website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
All tickets will be issued in booking class P. And while one might think that business class flights should earn you a lot of miles, Lufthansa’s P fares unfortunately often earn you 0 miles. But there are a few Star Alliance programs that will get you a rate of 100% or more. Here’s what you should be credited with for the entire trip:
- 19,776 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,686 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,794 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,748 Award Miles + 2,350 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 11,748 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,748 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,748 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,544 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 4,712 Award Miles + 12,792 Tier Miles on Miles&More
Hotel prices in Bogotá usually start at roughly €25, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search: