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Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:28 pm

Dear
Maybe it's the stupid idea that i plan a vacation to Cuba. but i have no idea which is the best city maybe in US or Europe serving the best transfer to Havana. and which airlines? i'll start my trip from Bangkok.
Thank you all...
 
hailstone
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:10 pm

fat chance through the USA.....

try OAG.com
 
swissgabe
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:15 pm

If you want to fly via USA I would go to Kingston or another city in the Caribbean where you have connection to Havana. No connections between USA and Cuba due to well known reasons.

Another possibility would be flying via Europe. If you are going via London with BA you would have to change the airport because BKK-LHR / LGW-HVN.

Iberia offers excellent flights between MAD-HAV but I don't think they are flying to BKK.

Don't know if AF or LH fly to Havana.

You could use any airline from BKK to a destination around US / Caribbean and then book a ticket with Air Jamaica or another airline which flies via a gateway to Havana...

Have fun...
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hkg82
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:28 pm

CO has charter flights to Havana from MIA & JFK, don't know of any other US-based airlines that offers flights to Cuba. Your best bet is to transfer via a European city that Cubana flies to from Havana, such as LGW, FRA, CDG & a few other cities which I'm not sure of.

Have a great trip!

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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:43 pm

If you want Thai-Star Alliance mileage then via Air Canada to Havana maybe?
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:51 pm

Thanks all, i may try to catch mexicana via Sanfrancisco..what do you think ??
 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Mon Aug 12, 2002 11:30 pm

AF flies to Havana - I think LH too.
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airafriquedkr
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:10 am

The easiest routings look like BKK-CDG-HAV on AF or BKK-FRA-HAV on LH and Condor.
 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 2:16 am

Yes mexicana does fly to Cuba. Mexicana is a good choice ROP.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy They have great service, you will like it.
 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 2:37 am

You could also fly from BKK to London, Heathrow and then connect to Air Jamaica which has non-stop service to Havana (Airbus A340).
 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 2:40 am

On Star Alliance, UA flies to Havana three times a week from Miami with a 777. Mexicana flies to Havana from Cancun and Miami, both non-stop. Cancun is daily, not sure about Miami. To fly between the US and Cuba, you need special permission, however, but it's fairly easy to obtain recently. I don't think someone traveling from Bangkok would be able to obtain it, however.
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:01 am

Air Jamaica fly non-stop from Heathrow to Havana  Nuts
 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:16 am

ROP:
I flew to Havana, Cuba last year.

The best way for you from Bangkok is:
Aeroflot; Bangkok to Moscow and then Moscow to Havana.
Both legs will be on an IL-96 unless you fly Cubana from Moscow and that will be either a IL-62 or DC-10.
I flew Cubana IL-62 and it was great.



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Reggaebird
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:36 pm


Hkgspotter1,

Yes indeed! Air Jamaica has non-stop service from London Heathrow to Havana several times each week. The Jamaican airline picked up the route when British Airways pulled out of Havana.

Be advised that the return service requires a stop in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 3:54 pm

I would prefer Superfly's solution...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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hkgspotter1
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 4:13 pm

London Heathrow - Havana NON STOP ??, then to Jamaica ??
 
Superfly
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:04 pm

ROP:
Dude, just go the Aeroflot route. (BKK-SVO-HAV)
It's so much simpler and you only have to switch once which means going through customs once.
Plus you get to fly on a IL-96. Only 10 exist and is a far more exotic jet than what the other airlines offer.
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ILOVEA340
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:26 pm

as stated before Due to our governments rediculous embargo on cuba you will find no flight from the USA to cuba. I would suggest trying via canada or mexico as there are readily flights from there.
 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:48 pm

ILOVEA340:
Hey how are you doing man?
We missed you at the last Airliners.net gathering here in SFO.


ROP lives in Bangkok. There is no need for him to connect anywhare in North America when he can do it once in Moscow.
The BKK-SVO-HAV is the best option for him.
Plus he can fly an IL-96.  Smokin cool
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Andie007
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 9:32 pm

Some other opinions:
- Fly Lufthansa or Thai to Frankfurt - Connect on Condor (Thomas Cook) directly to Havanna.
- Fly Air France to Paris; Connect with Air France directly to Havanna
- If you have any chance to get to Madrid, you can connect on Iberia or Air Europa.
- Other opinion is via Toronto where cubana has flights to Havanna.

Have fun in Cuba... beautiful beaches  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 9:45 pm

Thank you all for your fruitful advises... i'll see again the ticket price..
 
airafriquedkr
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:19 pm

BKK-SVO-HAV on SU doesn't really work. SU only operates SVO-HAV once a week. Here is how the itinerary would look:

(sat.)SU 560 BKK SVO-1050P 535A#1
(mon.)SU 333 SVO HAV- 135A 840A
(20 hour layover)

(mon.)SU 334 HAVSVO 1040A 845A#1
(wed.)SU 551 SVO BKK- 955P1010A#1
(37hour 10 minute layover)


 
Superfly
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Wed Aug 14, 2002 8:47 am

37 hour layover in Moscow?
Can you leave SVO and look at some sites in Moscow?
I am sure you wouldn't want to miss your flight.  Smile

How often does Cubana operate to Moscow/SVO?
ROP may want to look in to Cubana out of Moscow/SVO.
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:32 am

On Star Alliance, UA flies to Havana three times a week from Miami with a 777

???? Since when does UA fly to Havanna?
 
Superfly
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:35 am

On Star Alliance, UA flies to Havana three times a week from Miami with a 777


Ahh, that's no fun!  Laugh out loud

You can fly a UA 777 anywhare!

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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Wed Aug 14, 2002 12:26 pm



One option would be take Thai from BKK-MAD and then transfer to Iberia and fly to Havanna.
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:26 am



AA, CO, UA all fly charters to Cuba from the USA. You have to
get permission from the U.S. Govt to fly on the planes as they
are usually for returning countrymen or people visiting family or
friends. The general U.S. public can not fly to Cuba yet, but
if you are part of a group, on a Government mission, or School
sponsored trip you can fly from MIA or JFK to Havana.
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kaitak
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RE: Bangkok-Havana

Thu Aug 15, 2002 2:41 am

I'd certainly agree with the suggestion to fly on the Russian types if you get the chance; you can forget all your creature comforts like PTVs and inflight movies/entertainment (certainly on the IL6!) but WHAT an experience. If you can do it, get it! And Aeroflot via SVO will be considerably cheaper than virtually any other airline you can choose.

About the only other single airline connection is with Air France via Paris. (And they have become a particularly good airline in recent years - A340s to CDG and 743 to HAV; the latter may operate from ORY, but there is a bus service between them.