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What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?  
User currently offlineJUANITO From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 13 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

When and if the Embargo is ever lifted, what US Airlines and what type of equipment will serve Cuban destinations and from where? I am curious to hear your opinions.

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User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

US Airlines are serving Cuba as we speak. They operate non-advertised charter flights to Havana, most of them from Miami. If you go to the DOT website and search for some articles, you'll find applications for charter flights from amny major US airlines. I knwo for sure that United has operated some flights there, and Continental occasionally has a 737-300 from Miami.

User currently offlineJUANITO From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

I mean't scheduled service in the future.

User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Northwest is ready to begin flights from Miami as soon as the embargo is lifted and I'm sure American will begin flights as soon as they can, too.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

A once-weekly scheduled service already exists between MIA and HAV. It's operated by IBC Airlines.


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

If teh embargo is ever lifted and scheduled flights become the norm these are my predictions
Continental:
Newark-Havana 737-800
Houston-Havana 737-800
American:
Miami-Havana A-300,757-200
San Juan-Havana A-300
Chicago-Havana 757-200
JFK-Havana 757-200
Miami-Santiago 737-800
Delta:
Atlanta-Havana 757-200
Fort Laurdale- Havana 757-200 or 767-300
United
Miami-Havana A 320 , A-319
Washington Dulless- Havana A 319
I really doubt Northwest planning to serve Cuba as at the moment they serve SJU from Detroit , Minneapoliss,Memphis and they have never tried serving SJU from Miami wich would be a great success.Maybe from Havana - Detroit maybe who knows. These are my predictions they might sound stupid but they are just predictions.
Chepos
Puerto Rico






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User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

I'm getting off topic now but BA fly out of Gatwick using a 777. In fact a few weeks ago a flight from Havana to Gatwick was in the news because when the plane was making it's final approach to Gatwick a 16 year old frozen solid Cuban fell out of the undercarriage into a farmers field.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 1603 times:


Actually Chepos, your predictions make sense. Any U.S. airline flying to HAV us most likely going to fly from their hubs for the most part. I think AA is the airline that will jump all over Cuba if the embargo is ever lifted since they are they the largest U.S. airline in that region. However, I think MIA-HAV is going to see all widebody service because the amount of traffic between those two is going to be a lot. It'll probably be one of the bigger O&D markets out of the U.S.



User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Hi,

When the embargo is finally lifted, what US cities will Cubana serve? MIA and EWR or JFK probably. Any others? maybe TPE?

Rgds,
Joe


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Gulfstream International Airlines already flies there daily from Miami using 50 seat Dash 7 aircraft.

Nate


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

There has been a UA 777 in Havana before. I still dont know why.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 1532 times:


Probably a charter. A few years ago, some Cuban Americans from MIA were allowed to visit relatives in Cuba-no strings attached. There were 3 different trips scheduled, the first one operated by a UA 763.

In the Just Planes Videos Cuba edition, there is an AA 757 in Santiago, Cuba. Most likely another charter.



User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Elian could have gotten across the border faster if there were scheduled air service from HAV to MIA!(Alright, I know that was mean!)
I think the two airlines that will jump into the market first will be American(surprise surprise!) and Continental as they keep getting bigger and bigger in that market.
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

If they ever lift the embargo with Cuba, I think José Marti Airport will need some serious rebuilding!  

This is because you KNOW that AA will fly to HAV from MIA, JFK, ORD, DFW and LAX. AA may need its own dedicated terminal at HAV, more or less.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1507 times:


Don't forget SJU! AA would definitely put some mainline flights out of SJU. I doubt you'll see non-stop LAX-HAV. There is hardly a market from the West Coast to the Carib. other than maybe Jamaica. AA already tried non-stop LAX-SJU and dropped in favor of one-stop service via DFW. TW was doing the same route but was being subsidized by the Puerto Rican gov.


User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Let's face it, even if Castro's successor comes from within the party, he'll likely be more free-market oriented than the old man, and that will set the stage for deals to be cut by American-based hotels and tour operators. The same thing will happen in Cuba that has happened in China, and all of the majors will want in, from every hub city in the US (well, maybe not from St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland or Salt Lake, but certainly Miami, Atlanta, New York, Washington, Chicago, Houston, DFW, LA, and perhaps Detroit, St. Louis and Minneapolis-St Paul). I would also expect Cubana will be looking to code-share or to offer nonstops to Miami, Orlando and New York.

User currently offlinePrinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Back in the days before Castro three U.S. airlines had traffic rights into Cuba. They were PA, NA and EA.

Many U.S. carriers are currently operating charter flights to Havana. Once the embargo is lifted scheduled flights can start again.

While I worked at EA the rights were sold to CO (this was back in 1989 and the info may have changed since then). PA and NA rights were acquired by UA.

Thanks.



PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Personally, I think that in a post-communist Cuba all the major US carriers would start service to HAV from their respective hubs. Cities like Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Varadero, among others, would be richly served out of MIA and FLL by charters and regional carriers like AE. Cuba's airports would become havily Americanized in terms of their air services, not unlike MBJ at present, where apart from Air Jamaica almost every flight there is by a US carrier.

Cubana would expand to MIA and JFK, maybe MCO or FLL but would codeshare to get other services. The Cuban community in the US is heavily concentrated in FLA and so services elsewhere would not be justified until the tourist market, developed by the US majors, takes off.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

I don't think I would ever fly an airline that flies to communist Cuba. Once someone finally assassinates Castro, I'll reconsider.

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

once again, Gulfstream International Airlines is flying RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK between Miami and Havana :P

hehe.... Nate


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