I'm trying to reconstruct my Dad's journey from HAV to MAD on 18 Sep, 1964.
This is what I know so far through him:
He flew on a Bristol Britannia from HAV (Havana) - YQX (Gander) - PRG (Prague).
He says it was CSA but can't find info on CSA having any Bristol Britannia. Only CUBANA airlines. He remembers the cabin crew as all male and from the Czech Republic.
From: PRG (Prague) he flew to ORY (Paris, Orly) on a Russian jet (twin engine mounted.. on or in wings) No airline or aircraft model found so far.
From: ORY (Paris, Orly) to MAD (Madrid) on Air France Sud SE-210 Caravelle III. He remembers the aircraft name and when I showed him the pics from Air France, he also remembers the paint scheme. (Iberia had a red "cheat" line, and he remembers the dark blue / black of Air France)
This was an emotional time for my Dad as he left his family to defect from Cuba at the time and start a new life. He never saw his family again. I know these flights were operated for a while and would take people defecting from Cuba on this particular route. He remembers many details of his trip except for the night portions of his 2 day trip when he boarded the "unknown" airline/aircraft in PRG for ORY. He just noted the location of the engines being mounted on the wings, or in them.
I would like to get some Airline info, and Aircraft types to surprise him with some pics and maybe a few model airplanes of his trip.