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What If Cuba Travel Ban Is Lifted  
User currently offlineheysfo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Was curious the current USA administration is leaning toward lifting the USA-CUBA travel ban , will this allow US carriers fly to the island ? I know that there are actually a lot of flts from the US JFK, MIA, LAX but for Cuban Americans only....

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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8375 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3577 times:
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Cruise Ships from Miami by the dozens, its a short trip much better by boat. Lots of air service from most airline hubs east of the Mississippi multiple times daily.

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7191 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

and the destruction of everything that makes Cuba cool and unique.

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Remember the United States ban on US citizens visiting Cuba is not as nearly as stringent as Cuba's ban on Cuban citizens visiting the US.

User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2412 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

I just don't see the mad rush happening. The tourist infrastructure is insubstantial, at least to the standard Americans are used to, and any large-scale American operation to Cuba is going to have to rely on leisure travel. The expat population is large, but I doubt they will generate enough traffic to sustain ...

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
Lots of air service from most airline hubs east of the Mississippi multiple times daily.

San Juan barely gets that kind of service.

Furthermore, as 474218 points out above, Cuban citizens likely won't be able to visit the US, so this massive expansion is going to have to be US-driven. When (if) it happens, the service will largely be from MIA, FLL, and JFK. EWR, ATL, MCO, and TPA are possibilities as well.


User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 3004 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 4):
The tourist infrastructure is insubstantial, at least to the standard Americans are used to

Really? Have you seen the infrastructure that Canadians (and other non-US nationals) flock to? Other countries have "standards" too, often higher than Americans.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 2):
and the destruction of everything that makes Cuba cool and unique.

     



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8908 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 2):
and the destruction of everything that makes Cuba cool and unique.

I think the Cuban People would rather be well fed and clothed, instead of cool and unique.



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User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

I suspect it may be very gradual to allow over time increasing numbers of scheduled (not-chartered) non-stop flights by USA airlines from the USA to Cuba. It will take several years as the relationships evolve to something 'normal' and a number of serious political and trade issues as well as the future of Gitmo are resolved.

I would also think that Cubana would also have be allowed in too with some flights to keep it fair for them and as part of any flight deals. Perhaps for every 3 USA based airliners flights, Cubana would have to operate a flight and may have to get Boeing or Airbus a/c to do them.

Most of the first year's passangers will be Americans of Cuban birth or decendants to see relatives, perhaps to take back family property and businesses, establish money making businesses for themselves and most of all to bring money to their Cuban families so they can live a better life.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 5):
Quoting CODC10 (Reply 4):
The tourist infrastructure is insubstantial, at least to the standard Americans are used to

Really? Have you seen the infrastructure that Canadians (and other non-US nationals) flock to? Other countries have "standards" too, often higher than Americans.

Cuba was the 4th largest foreign destination for Canadian visitors in 2008 (latest available data), behind the US, Mexico and UK, and ahead of France. That was the first year more Canadians visted Cuba than France.
http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/arts37a-eng.htm

[Edited 2010-06-30 14:28:43]

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