Guerosinfe, JaseWGTN, BNE, and Parisien:
I picked the airlines that "I" personally find exotic. YES, to me (remember, you have to consider the source. I am a black female living in Southern California USA) flying Air New Zealand, Thai, Varig, Finnair ect..would be exotic, considering the cool places that they fly to, and they fly to places that I wanna go to, REAL BAD. An airline that I find exotic may not be exotic to some one else. I'm sure a person living in Turkmenistan would think flying Delta or United is exotic, or at least find them unique. It all depends on where you are coming from and where you are going. You see what I maen?
I'm proud of you for two reason: 1. You are brave enough to travel on Cubana (and yes, God will bring you back safe), 2. You are adventurous and going to Cuba. I heard the people there are friendly. I can't wait to read about it because I'm sure you will be posting a trip report about your flight.
Many of you have listed some very interesting airlines, that I have never heard of!!