Recently, I helped an Ecuadorian friend buy her ticket from Ecuador to Israel.
And I learned something interesting.
I knew long back that in the US it’s better to rent a jet than a commercial flight on which you could click to read more here but only recently did I find out that, to or from most places in the world, right now, it is FAR cheaper to fly there from Bogota than from anywhere in Ecuador.
Bogota is WAY more connected than Quito, and right now Quito is getting way more connected than Guayaquil. (In the last two weeks alone two big direct routes to New York and Europe have been moved to Quito.)
And now, as I reported last month, we can get to and from Bogota cheaply from Quito with the new budget airline Wingo. Last I checked, $150 RT Quito-Bogota.
In this particular case, prices from Quito to Tel Aviv for her was around $1600 at the cheapest. From Guayaquil even more. But from Bogota just $1000! And buying the Wingo ticket for $150 she ended up saving almost $500 on the round trip to Israel.
So, especially if you are coming from far away, or trying to go far, research connecting through Bogota, and buying a separate ticket with Wingo from there to Ecuador, you just may save a bunch!
For instance, from Bogota to Miami right now one way $157 with Spirit Air. Can’t find that from Ecuador.
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