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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

If the US and Cuba ever normalize political relations, the opening of air service between the 2 nations will become a large international market. Until 1959, Pan Am flew to Cuba, and from what I understand, its authority, which MAY still be valid, has been passed along to UA when UA purchased the Pan Am South America authorities from the backruptcy. I also have read that many other airlines have filed applications to serve Havana if and when service between the 2 nations begins. Firstly, is what I stated above true, since I have no first-hand knowledge, just what I have read and heard over the years? And, which airlines do you see receiving authority to serve Cuba from the USA? Do you think each major airline will attempt to connect Havana to its US hubs, ie DL Havana to Atlanta/Dallas/etc. and CO Havana to EWR/Houston/etc.? Your thoughts?

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User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

I would expect most major hubs, at least in the SE to serve Havana, in addition to massive charter service for vacationers! (But it won't happen till Fidel or Jesse Helms dies) :-P

User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

I saw on this website a picture of Continental 737 N14384 on the ramp in Cuba. Does someone has an idea what it was doing down there?!


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Maybe headed to Guantanamo to help soldiers (seamen) there

Greg



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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Did it take the Baltimore Orioles down there?

User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Are you sure it wasnt a COPA 737?

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1015 times:


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The date is September 2000 so I guess it wasn't the Orioles who played the Cuba team in Havanna in March 1999.


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

I can see American Eagle flying to MIA and SJU. Continental to IAH and United to IAD(its the capitol). By the way i remember sometime in 1997 or 1998 or 1999 a UA 777 flew MIA-HAV for some reason, i think it was a political flight? So i assume they have powers on those routes from Pan Am.

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois



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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2738 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Hi,

United will have the authority to fly scheduled airline service from Miami and New York if/when Fidel Castro dies and normal political relations are established with the U.S. United received Pan Am's dormant rights to fly: Miami-La Havana and New York-La Havana.
As a matter of fact, United is known to operate charters to Havana from Miami with 747s and 767s occasionaly.

Recently, The U.S. government allowed for direct Charter flights to be re-instated between the U.S. and Cuba. These flights can only been flown by Cuban Americans wishing to return to their place of birth and for special reasons. American citizens are still prohibited from traveling and spending money in Cuba. Therefore, Many Americans and Cuban Americans loop-hole the system by flying to Mexico and connecting at either Mexico City, Cancun or Merida with Mexicana, AeroCaribe or Cubana flights to Havana. Once in Havana, there is no problem as Cuban custom agents will not stamp your passport, if you just let them know. No questions asked! This is due to the fact that Cuba is in desperate need of cash and will do anything to attract tourist.

TACA has recently started a once a week service from Los Angeles and New York to Havana. While many American air carriers like: United, American and Continental can be seen in Cuban Airports because they are flying charters with Cuban American ex-pats returning to their homeland. That explains the reason why you find that Continental plane at Havana.


Best Regards,
Apollo Diaz
Los Angeles.




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