Are you looking at different prices than I am?! My whole family is setting up a HAV trip. Fares seem to hover right at $1,000 USD RT. For a US domestic to HAV trip. So that will be uh, $12k. Note: I am talking fare only.
I suppose so ... for starters, as I said, I was quoting fares from Canada and that was a month ago during low season. Today though, looking at Sunwing.ca (for example) I see a week in Cuba at an all inclusive
resort for $705 CDN or $520 USD, including fares, taxes and fees.
But that is really the point I was making. HAV is a very very different market than the rest of Cuba, with a very different customer. That American HAV customer always existed, the "vacation" customer is far more plentiful from Canada, but virtually non-existant from the US. I often wonder if American carriers did not see that.
During high season from Canada, there is still only one HAV flight daily, but almost 100 flights from all of Canada to all of Cuba daily on weekends!
Also note, that during the same week in January, Air Canada's round trip fare YYZ-HAV-YYZ is anywhere between $600 CDN to $1000 CDN.
Interesting that you are looking at HAV and not a beach/resort type vacation. I have always said that
is the best way to see Cuba. Fly to HAV, rent a car, rent a house and explore. It is an astounding island full of wonderful people. The police presence is a little initimidating, until you remember that as a Canadian (or American) you have rights the locals do not.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!