kevin752
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US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:21 am

I was just wondering if Fidel Castro dies and the US resumes service to La Habana Cuba who would most likely fly to Cuba and where would they depart from. My only guess at this tim is American Airlines since they alrealdy go to Puerto Rico and many other places surrounding Cuba. I would like to have some more information about this if this question can be answered.

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levg79
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:28 am

This topic has been discussed here couple of weeks ago. Supposedly there are already few airlines flying from MIA to HAV. I remember from the previous post that CO is one of them.
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jeffrey1970
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:28 am

I would say Continental since they already fly charter flights to Cuba. I think they fly from Miami and some other place to Cuba.

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Jeff
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ahlfors
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:29 am

Considering AA, UA, CO (and others?) already have flights, albeit charters, to Havana and other Cuban cities, those would be the best bets, and I'm sure at least DL would want to get into the action.

BTW... Puerto Rico isn't exactly around Cuba... it's about a thousand miles from Havana to San Juan. Miami, on the other hand, is only 150 miles from Havana.

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jeffrey1970
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:44 am

Would Delta go directly to Cuba or would Air Jamaica fly that route for them? After all Air Jamaica already has a codeshare agreement with Delta, and Air Jamaica already has a strong presence in Havana.

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Jeff
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funflyer
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:33 am

Amricans can NOT fly to cuba becauseof he Embargo against them.
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BN747
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:36 am

After a 'bi-lateral' agreement is reached with the post-Castro gov't. HAV would be 'hit' by every major US carrier there is...period! Because of the year around tourist climate and zillions of beaches and being the largest island in the carribean (not too mention dirt cheap vacation cost---and 'instantly' the new Spring Break Capital). NW would immediately go MSP and DTW non-stop as would UAL from ORD, IAD and DEN and so on with the rest. But out of MIA, the Cuban gov't would insist on some kind of limits because of all the potential traffic. That route would become busier than the BOS-NYC-WAS route. I'm certain until CUBANA could put a good fight and corner a portion of the market....they put a muzzle on AA and DL out MIA..and FLL. Hell, probably all of Florida.

Smart US businessmen would also go and form or back a Cuban based carrier to get in on the action. The place would become a zoo! It would be like MACY's having an ad in the newspaper...'All women's dresses for $1' you'd get mobbed if you were a guy in the wrong place at the wrong time!

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copaair737
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:57 am

well, actually, Americans can go to Cuba legally, but they cannot spend money there.

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jeffrey1970
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:10 am

actually there are ways for US citizens to go to Cuba and legally spend money. You can go for educational reasons, charitable reason and so forth. However I believe either the Justice Department or the State Department has to approve of your reasons.

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Jeff
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:14 am

I work with a boatload of Cubans (pun intended). They maintain their Cuban passports and have no problem going back and visiting. they even are able to fly relatives to the states for extended stays. They keep on trying to get me to go too, but as a US citizen, I'd have to fly there via a 3rd country.

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behramjee
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:28 am

How can US citizens go to CUBA and not spend money $$$ there?
 
luv2fly
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:33 am

It is very easy to go via Mexico and Canada, when flying into Mexico and Canada, use your Birth Certificate and Driver License, other wise your birth certificate might be stamped twice arriving into Mexico/Canada and again arriving back into Mexico/Canada from Cuba, do not want that to happen, also when arriving and departing Cuba make sure they do not stamp your passport, a tip might be required here. Just an FYI - do not ask me how I know. Also take cash as your credit cards and ATM's will not be accepted nor will they work, also it leaves a paper trail, which you do not want.
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BN747
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:22 pm

Watch any broadcast tonite or tomorrow and they will talk of 'Bush' s new Cuba policy to for and end to the Castro regime. Bottom like they are cracking down on anyone found having gone to CUBA by any means other than a trip sanctioned by the 'State Department.' So if you go via Canada or Mexico and spend US dollars or not....and they find out that you 'went'...they will come after you! And the fine will be between $2000-7500 US bucks. And they can impose jail time if they see fit.

This was never enforced by the Clinton or and recent administration. I don't know what Bush plans to get out of this deal..but Canadians and others are flocking to Cuba like no tomorrow.

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armcom
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:14 pm

BN747,

Bush speech was broadcast in the afternoon, I saw it on two of the major Spanish News Networks (Univision & Telemundo), you could find the speech by going in to http://www.cnn.com.



[Edited 2003-10-11 07:21:17]
 
flymia
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:39 pm

There are many flights from MIA-HAV right now with AA,AE,CO and i think UA.
Also CO flys weekly to Camuguay the Second or Third Largest city in Cuba from MIA with a 737.
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usair330
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:40 pm

I definitely see US Airways flying to Cuba from PHL! Philadelphia has a reasonable amount of Cubans living here and also tourist would want to go. Also since US Airways already flys to other parts of the carribean and is soon to be a Star Alliance member they'd prolly be one of the first 3 in.
 
sovietjet
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:04 pm

Let's not forget the cuban cigars ppl...lol and the beautiful russian aircraft cuban chicks and beaches its like a new paradise of course every airline would want to fly there of course the price of cuban cigars would fall after that but who wouldnt want that huh.. a Cuban Cohiba costs $35-40 currently.
 
BN747
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RE: US Flights To Cuba

Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:14 pm

Thanks Armcom,

But I don't wanna see the speech it's all bullsh*t anyway...He's pretty much been saying the same thing all along anyway. Punishing those of 'the land of the free' who wish to visit one of the last 'unspoiled' places on the planet is in no way hurting Castro. It makes many of us wonder just how free we are? It's like the days when the USSR would not permit it's citizens to leave the country without official approval. Same case with a US citizen and Cuba. (of course with the russians...that applied to leaving PERIOD! but they never boasted being a free country either.)

Regardless, look at the island of Cuba on a map, it's gigantic, if Cuba wanted to get back at the US..all they'd have to do was open up their zillions of miles of pristine Beaches to resort,casino developments and commercialism...full bore. 'drop' the whole 'Revolution is Coming Anyday Now ' crap...and cash will flow in there like water from a dam. In no time, they'd have enuff capitalist ventures up and running to rain on Las Vegas' parade (and Atlantic City). Sap the energy of South Beach and South Florida, and they'll have Disney wanting to set up shop in no time. But if they dropped the 'Revolution' crap...that's all the US wants..and we open up everything to them. But when if they do of their own volition..they may still penalize the US, just to piss us off. What I mean is limit US carrier services. Flymia pointed out above that AA AE CO & UA go there....just march up to the ticket counter and try to by a ticket without US State Department approval.

Be sure to let us know what happens.

AA,AE,CO & UA ain't going there daily and aren't offering such sales on their websites.
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