Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
There’s almost daily availability from April onward.
You can fly from the following cities:
- Glasgow: £1,177 (~€1,364)
- Birmingham: £1,179 (~€1,366)
- Manchester: £1,185 (~€1,373)
- Edinburgh: £1,236 (~€1,432)
From the UK, you would first fly to Frankfurt, from where you’d continue your trip to the Colombian capital – all flights operated by Lufthansa.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
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This deal expires on February 28, 2021. Until then, you can purchase flights for any time, as long as it’s before December 12 and your trip is at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long.
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.
The tickets are all issued in booking class P, meaning that, e.g. a roundtrip from Glasgow would get you:
- 20,340 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 15,800 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,790 on Miles & More
- 12,790 on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,630 on United MileagePlus
- 12,630 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 12,630 on LATAM Pass
- 12,630 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,960 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 8,840 on ANA Mileage Club
- 1,340 on Asia Miles
Lufthansa’s Business Class on Long-Haul Routes
Lufthansa is rated as a 5-star airline through Skytrax and is the only European airline amongst the other 5-star airlines.
Business class with Lufthansa typically includes the following amenities:
- Business check in
- Priority borading
- 2 checked bags each up to 32kg
- 2 items of carry-on baggage each up to 8kg plus a personal item
- Access to business lounges across the Star Alliance network
- Access to welcome lounge in Frankfurt on the way back
All airplanes that Lufthansa utilizes for long-haul have a 2-2-2 seat configuration in business class. However there is one exception which is the single-aisle upper deck of the Boeing 747-400 that comes in a 2-2 seat configuration. All seats are fully lie-flat. Window seats do not have direct aisle access.
Service, food, inflight entertainment and the amenity kit are of high quality.