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How Does One Travel To Havana,CUBA  
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

A few friends of mine and i would like to travel to Havana Cuba within the next week or so.....it is a bit last minute plan.We live in Boston and i would like to know how does one travel to Cuba with all the restrictions and what not...i have heard that if someone is a US citizen then traveling to Cuba is not illegal,its spending money over there....so whats the deal guys..me and my friend want to travel there....one of the guys is american national others are Pakistani...where to get tickets from? and how to arrange the whole thing....visa and all..really looking forward to hear from you

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User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Friends of mine went to Canada I think in Toronto, then from there went on a direct flight to Havana. And also co-workers of mine went through Panama City then onto Havana.


CB777


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5490 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Easiest way to go there from the USA is to connect with Cubana service at Cancun; I understand they do not stamp your passport.

Which reminds me: isn't it about time we ditched this ridiculous embargo?

Superfly went there, had glowing tales to tell.

Have fun, tell all.

(By the way, notice how there do not appear to be any forum members from La Habana? You suppose it's because no one inCuba cares about airplanes, or maybe the scarcity of uncensored Internet access there? Hmmmm.)



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Its time to bust out my "Official Polak Passport" Big grin

User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Most everybody in the world, except Cuban-born-non-Cuban citizens, and ANYBODY under United States jurisdiction, can travel to and from Cuba freely. If you are a Cuban-born non-Cuban citizen, you will need to apply for a visa at a Cuban Embassy. For all other North American and EEC citizens, traveling to Cuba as short-term visitors, you need a passport and the tourist cards that is issued with your plane ticket to Cuba. Cuba welcomes non-Cuban born U.S. tourists with no red tape.

It is legal for Americans to go to Cuba.
It is illegal for American to have transactions (spend money) in Cuba under most circumstances.
It is legal for American to have transactions (spend money) in Cuba if they have a "license", but the government is arbitrarily about how it interprets it's rule and who is issues licenses to.

If you are a journalists, government officials, have relatives in Cuba, are a full-time professionals (including doctors, dental hygienists, environmentalists and actors) going to conferences or doing research, or are fully hosted, you should be able to go to Cuba, under a "General License" -- with no red tape....

more here
http://www.ibike.org/cuba/ofac/cuba-travelto.htm

Max Powers


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Send an e-mail off to Superfly.

I don't think the feds have caught up to him about the trip there that he took.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

KHI747:
I was in Cuba summer 2001.
I am an outlaw, sinner, pinko leftist, liberal, heathen, and example of the moral decline of our God fearing nation!  Big grin

But boy oh boy did I have a ball in Havana!  Big thumbs up  Laugh out loud

The best thing for you to do is go through Toronto or Cancun.
From Toronto (YYZ) you have a 50/50 chance of getting a cheap A320 or a magnificent IL-62.

Here is a website that tells you everything you need to do in terms of getting to Cuba.
I used their services.
http://www.nashtravel.com

You need to have a passport to show before entering the country. You could request that your passport not be stamped or staple an extra sheet to your passport for them to stamp. Then rip it out as you leave Cuba.
Your friend from Pakistan shouldn't show his U.S. passport while entering Cuba.

Bring an old extra suitcase you want to get rid of and put lots of bottled water, condoms and clothes you don't want in it. Mainly sandals, shorts and t-shirts you don't want. You can use those to barter and exchange for dinners and tours from the locals. The drinking water may not be good for Americans who haven't had all of there shots. You will get thirst in the hot humid climate.
I am sure you'll know what to do with the condoms.  Big grin
The rates go from $10-$20. Big grin
Hotels are cheap and so are the restaurants and bars.



You are going to have a great time!  Smokin cool





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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

I am an outlaw, sinner, pinko leftist, liberal, heathen, and example of the moral decline of our God fearing nation!

Very true.  Big thumbs up





 Big grin Big grin Big grin


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

I heard the women there are nasty


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/9636/4/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/107808/4/
sorry for all of those broken links now  Sad



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

VonRichtofen:
I heard the women there are nasty

Only Janet Jackson is "nasty".  Big grin



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1561 times:


HOLY CRAP ! ! ! ! ! ! !

John Asscroft is at my front door and the agents are surrounding my house!
They have drug and bomb sniffing dogs!

I hear him demanding a 'full body cavity search'.
He reminds me of that crazy sargent on that Beavis & Butthead Do America movie!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

My cousin went and took Mexicana from Cancun.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Many thanks everyone for the response.....it really has helped.I had a few more questions specially for you Superfly since you have been there in the recent past.
How does my friend get into Cuba if he doesnt show his US passport.....thats the only passport he has.What are the visa requirements..does an american get a visa upon arrival?? what about someone from Pakistan..?? What if they do stamp our passport?? I will call the travel agency first thing tomorow morning and check out whats the scene....i really hope it works out and we get to go there..what connection you think i should take from BOS?.only wish we had started to plan earlier..keep the info coming guys and thanks again.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

KHI747:
As far as passports, bring your U.S. passport if that's the only one you have. Cubans and the Cuban Government loves Americans to come visit there country. Remember it's our Government that has it's head up there a$$.
Call that Nashtravel.com agent in Toronto. They will explain everything you need to do as far as Visas.
Cuba is the cheapest and most adventurous way in to Cuba (free beer & rum as well as a cigar cart).  Smile

You will need to buy your Visa through Nash travel and they will send you a voucher. When you arrive in Cancun, they will have a guy (Fidel's younger brother) will supply you all the forms in his breifcase.  Smile

Again, Nashtravel is a good source.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Thank you Superfly for providing me with Nash travel info.....i have gotten in touch with them....where do you live by the way...if you live in USA is ok that i can call you and ask you a few questions?thanks again

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

KHI747:
Send me an email.




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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

"pinko" LOL

Seriously...does Cuba pose a threat to us?


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