As a U.S. citizen living in Ecuador, I do not usually qualify for discount air fares between cities in Colombia.
When I looked online for a flight from Armenia, Colombia, to Medellin this week at www.cheapoair.com, the one-way fare (three days out) for an evening flight on Avianca air lines was listed at $202 U.S. As usual, the flight plan called for a change of planes in Bogotá.
I then walked one short block from my hotel in Armenia to the Palmas de Cera travel agency, and showed them my one-way flight information.
They quoted a fare of $94 U.S. -- a savings of over 50 percent !
”Excelente," says I. I had them sell me the ticket.
There were two reasons I went to the travel agency. One: the last time I made this trip, the ticket also cost less -- although not 50 percent less. Two: Avianca air lines did not accept my debit card last time .. and I do not use credit cards.
Now you know the rest of the story.
cccmedia, from Eje Cafetero, Colombia