Vivacolombia airlies: paying with foreign credit cards?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 15, 2013 10:40 AM Last Post By: timanovic
May 28, 2013 1:08 AM
Vivacolombia airlies: paying with foreign credit cards?Hi
since a week I'm trying to book and pay 2 flights in Colombia for next August (BOG-MED and MED-CAR) through VivaColombia website (http://www.vivacolombia.co/)
I'm italian, I have a MasterCard Credit card and a MasterCard debt card: with both the transaction is denied...
Is this normal?
Do you know any other way to book and pay the flight with VivaColombia?
thanks in advance
May 28, 2013 3:33 AM
This is normal. Foreign creditcards are not accepted. A few weeks ago I made a phone call to their office in Bogotà and I made the booking by telephone by giving all information (route, date, full names (spelled correctly), passport information, credit card details). Fortunately there was someone who was able to speak English. I speak some Spanish but I wanted to be sure we understood each other very well.
By telephone they accepted my Mastercard. So give it a try. Good luck!
Han (The Netherlands)
May 28, 2013 7:04 AM
2Instead of clicking on the credit card option click the other bubble which says VIA BALOTO. They give you a code number that you take to any Via Baloto office or one of the many tiendas/supermarkets that they operate out of and give them the code number and your details and pay cash on the spot. You have to do it the SAME day as you make the reservation. Via Baloto is a lotto/recargar/enviar giros agency. You can find the nearest location here: http://www.via.com.co/p/nuestra-red.html
Edited by: shikibu
May 31, 2013 6:01 PM
Aug 16, 2013 6:20 PM
I`m Maria from Taganga Ventura Travel in Taganga-Santa Marta- Colombia.
I can help you booking with VIVACOLOMBIA
We operate with national debit cards to book and pay your tiket
Then you can pay at our agency with your card, No problem at all!!! I pay them you pay me!!!
We are located in Taganga next to the police station the charge is 25,000 pesos per person per booking the second booking for the same person is 15,000 pesos.
Let spread the word!!!
e-mail me to firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk to Maria or Leticia or the secretary...
and we speak english!!
Oct 15, 2013 10:39 AM
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