Superfly
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Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:04 pm



Hello everyone, I just got back from a two week vacation in Cuba.
I had a great time!
The people in Cuba are some of the nicest people in the world. They really treated me like family.
Going to Cuba was like going back 40 years in time. Eveything is so cheap!
Beer $0.85 to $1.00. Food $2.00 a meal.
The women!  Love
I liked seeing all the old American cars from the 1950s and before.

I was disturbed by some of the poverty and dirt. Havana isn't a very clean city. The dirt didn't bother me that much though.

Cubana airlines rule!  Big thumbs up
I have to say, my IL-62 experience was fantastic!  Big thumbs up
Free beer and rum in coach!  Smokin cool
What US airline offers that?
I think the Airbus vs Boeing wars are stupid but I will go on to say that the IL-62 flight was one of the best I ever had. I'll talk more about that in the 'civil aviation' forums.

VIVA la Revolucion!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:08 pm

Did you fly to Canada first or what?
 
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Iflycoach

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:15 pm

I sneaked through Cancun, Mexico.

BTW, I was in Cancun for two days and I hated every minute of it!  Pissed
I will never go to Cancun again unless I am on my way to Cuba again.
Canacun was just a bunch of loud and obnoxious American teen-agers! Everyone one there is trying to rip you off and most establishments are US ran businesses. I didn't feel like I was in a forgien country at all.
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iflycoach
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:29 pm

I think it should be

"I snuck through Cancun, Mexico"
 
Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:32 pm

Thank you! Embarrassment
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 4:07 pm

You liberal commie stooge...patronizing a ruthless and evil Marxist regime!  Big grin Big grin

Just kidding man...again, welcome back!

BTW, did you bring any cigars back?


Take care and goodnight.
 
Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 4:44 pm

Hey CstarU:
I didn't bring anything back but photos and memories!  Big grin
U.S. Customs can be some real pricks at times so I didn't want to take any risk. I smoked planty when I was there. I didn't really see the big deal about cigars. I don't smoke cigars anyway but I did while I there just because it's the thing to do in Cuba.
I had plenty of rum and the was great!  Big thumbs up

>You liberal commie stooge...patronizing a ruthless and evil Marxist regime!

Well our predatory capitalist regime here in the US is just as evil.

 Smile  Smile
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:14 pm

Hey Superfly!

Cuba is a beautiful place! It's great to hear you loved your trip. How long where you thre you lucky dog? hahaha  Laugh out loud Man I'd love to go!!!
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 18, 2001 10:02 pm

Superfly, I was getting worried about you! Ever hear of a phone, young man?!?! You are grounded for the weekend! Oh hell, I'm a softie. Just don't let it happen again. Thought you were unconscience in a ditch somewhere! Sheesh.

By the way, Chautauqua Airlines offers free booze to coach; both as TWExpress and USAirways Express. Makes Saab340SF flights bearable.

Welcome back.
"Shaddap you!"
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jun 19, 2001 1:10 am

Hey Superfly,

That's awesome, guy! Lemme ask you, how much did you have to pay for your ticket from Cancun to Havana? How was Cuban customs upon entry/exit there? I knew Americans had to get there through another country like you did, but was it difficult or tricky in any way? Was there anything you had to watch out for or avoid doing while there (so as not to get in any trouble?) --I wanna go to Cuba too! Who did you go with? Did you get to go to Veradero(sp?) beach?

That sounds like that was quite an exciting trip!
Kool!

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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:17 am

Did you fly Mexicana to Cancun???

Anyway, welcome back!!
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jun 19, 2001 7:50 am

Welcome back, dude. Nice to see you in the forums again. Damn, would I want to fly on IL-62 - should have gone to Vladivostok from Moscow in one of those...
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
 
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An-225

Tue Jun 19, 2001 10:21 am

Hey man I plan on doing that someday!
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jun 19, 2001 11:31 am

This is the photo that was supposed to be in the heading!

Just about to board the Cubana IL-62 in Cancun, Mexico.
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:43 pm

Wow that's cool that you were able to go to Cuba. I am sure you had a real good time.
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Wed Jun 20, 2001 12:59 am

Welcome back! I knew that you would have a safe trip on Cubana. This sounds like it was a wonderful experience. Are you going to post a trip report in that forum? I hope so. Not too many people have taken such a trip, and I'm glad you were brave enough to do it.

Anyway, I'm glad you are back. You were missed here.

ps. You look cool standing next to that jet. Smokin cool
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Wed Jun 20, 2001 1:02 am

I'm sorry I spoke too soon, Superfly. I see that you did post a trip report. I'm going to read it now. Big thumbs up
 
Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Wed Jun 20, 2001 10:24 am

Thanks Climbout!  Smile

That's very sweet of you.  Smile
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Wed Jun 20, 2001 3:58 pm

Superfly:
Do you have more Cuba pictures to post?

Climbout:
Superfly is a cutie, what do ya think?! Big grin
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Wed Jun 20, 2001 5:03 pm

Superfly.....

How where you able to live over there.

It is against federal law for US citizens to spend money in that country. Unless permission is granted, Usually only for diplomats, news crews or relief agencies.

Is it safe to say that you circumvented US law?
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 21, 2001 3:36 am

Yeah he is, RealHigh.

I want to pinch his cheeks.  Smile

 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 21, 2001 10:06 am

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!
I knew your were a Commie sympathizer!  Pissed
I saw the red in all of your leftist post in these forums!
You showed support to Castro and aided & abeded a communist dictator!

Shame on you!  Pissed
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:39 am

Hairyass, chill out man. I would go to Cuba too if I had the money. Life is too damn short to not go where the Caribbean breezes take you.

Glad you had a nice trip Superfly. Take me next time?  Smile

LH423
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 21, 2001 3:17 pm

Climbout:
Stop teasing!  Laugh out loud
Your making me blush.
Which cheeks did you want to pinch?
HA HA
Just kidding!  Laugh out loud

Thank you though!

Realhigh:
I'll post more photos as I get more develped.

L-188:
SSHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LH423:
Let's go man!  Big thumbs up

Hairyass:
Just shut up!  Pissed
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Fri Jun 22, 2001 1:00 pm

Heh, stupid red scare again. Chill out people, and let's all go to Cuba!
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Mon Jun 25, 2001 3:17 pm

Would any other aviation enthusiest be willing to go to Cuba? HAV is a great airport for spotting. It's the only airport in the western hemisphere whare you can see IL-62, YAK-42, AN-24 along with A320, 747, 777, 737, DC-10, and A340s.

I plan on going again at some point and time.
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:53 am

Jaspike returns from Spain! Wow!
And I'm guessing coach is the same as economy class.
Stuff in spain is cheap too! £10 for a meal for 4.
£££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
 Big thumbs up
 
Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:55 pm

Jaspike:
What part of Spain were you in?
I went to Sapin a number of years ago.
I went to Palm de Mallorca, Malaga, Valencia and Madrid.
Mallorca was great.
Next time I go I want to see Ibiza.
A friend of mine just got back from there and he had a blast.
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 28, 2001 6:35 pm

Thank you for your comments about Cuba. I would go now there.

About Havana airport. Have you visited an IL62 somewhere near the terminal that is actually a cafeteria now? I have seen a picture of it one a magazine.

I think many Americans are visiting Cuba now. My uncle is a doctor and went there for a medical meetings. In order to avoid conflict with passports or embargos they use many cultural interchange programmes such as congresses or meetings.

 
Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:46 pm

Lima:
Yes they do!  Big thumbs up
The taxi dropped us off right in front of it going back to the airport. There are some Americans that do sneak in to Cuba like I did. It is very difficult for us to get visas to go there. I am not native Cuban, government official, journalist or educator. Those are the Americans usually granted passports.
Cubana flies directly from Buenos Aires
to Havana. They use the IL-62 on this route.

Go to:
http://www.cubana.cu/indexes.html
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:51 pm

When I went to Cuba (last year) I noticed loads of Canadian sex-tourists. Are they still around now?
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Tue Jul 03, 2001 5:09 pm

Ryanb741:
OH YES!  Big grin
Rum and cigars aren't the only reason many guys go to Cuba. I myself wasn’t in to it. I went with my girlfriend. I have never had to pay for sex and I don't think I ever would need to.
I am too good looking for that! Women throw themselves at me! Big grin
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Superfly
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Fri Jul 13, 2001 1:18 pm

Well since Cuba has been a hot topic in the Civil Aviation thread, I'd thought I'd just bring it up to the front again. Big grin
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Sat Jul 14, 2001 1:51 pm

Sometime in the future I will be headed to Ireland. Anyone know any really cheap air fares to there from Chicago, even if I have to go through 400 sets of customs?
I don't know, so this is my signature.
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Sat Jul 14, 2001 2:43 pm

Sometime in the future I will be headed to Iceland and Greenland.

Imagine, a sister in Iceland! Big thumbs up At least I'd be easy to spot if I were to get lost. Laugh out loud

This will be my dream trip.
 
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RE: Superfly Returns From Cuba

Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:43 pm

damn I want to go now... Mayby one day through Switzerland.

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