heysfo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 45 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3108 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....
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2297 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2895 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.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12673 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2740 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.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23165 posts, RR: 23 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2543 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