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Why American Airlines is trimming the number of flights to Cuba

Why American Airlines is trimming the number of flights to Cuba With supply outpacing demand, American Airlines is cutting flights to several cities, while leaving four daily routes to Havana in place. Political uncertainty and limited infrastructure may be deterring some Americans from visiting the island. By Ellen Powell, Staff DECEMBER 3, 2016 Though lower-than-expected […] Continue reading

A Flight to Cuba Costs Less Than $60 Right Now

A Flight to Cuba Costs Less Than $60 Right Now Brad Tuttle Money December 2, 2016 A few short months after a mad rush by airlines to blanket Cuba with flights from the U.S., the number of departures is being scaled back due to weak demand. What’s more, prices for the Cuba flights that remain […] Continue reading

UNITED AIRLINES LAUNCHES FIRST FLIGHT TO CUBA FROM HOUSTON

UNITED AIRLINES LAUNCHES FIRST FLIGHT TO CUBA FROM HOUSTON Updated 2 hrs 17 mins ago HOUSTON (KTRK) — United Airlines announced that they will have an inaugural service from Houston to Havana, Cuba around 10am from Bush Airport. Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee are there to kick off the United Flight. […] Continue reading

It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana

It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In another milestone in improving air service between the United States and Cuba, an American Airlines jet took off Monday morning on the first regularly scheduled flight between Miami and the Cuban capital in more than half a century. The Havana-bound 737 […] Continue reading

Another sign of change in Cuba – Delta Air Lines selling tickets from Havana office

Another sign of change in Cuba: Delta Air Lines selling tickets from Havana office BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Delta Air Lines, which plans to resume regularly scheduled flights to Cuba on Dec. 1, has opened an office in Havana and is already selling tickets. Although other U.S. commercial airlines also have plans to locate ticket […] Continue reading

Southwest Airlines Begins Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft. Lauderdale To Varadero, Announces Santa Clara Service Plans

Southwest Airlines Begins Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft. Lauderdale To Varadero, Announces Santa Clara Service Plans PR Newswire November 13, 2016 DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) today inaugurated service between South Florida and Cuba with the scheduled 11:00 a.m. EST departure of Southwest Flight 3914 to Varadero (VRA) from Fort […] Continue reading

Could Donald Trump presidency change how people travel to Cuba?

Could Donald Trump presidency change how people travel to Cuba? TRANSPORTATION By Kristina Webb – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Does Donald Trump’s election mean you should put your 2017 plans to visit Cuba back on ice? It’s too soon to tell what effect a Trump presidency could have on how U.S. airlines operate to […] Continue reading

JetBlue Expands Cuba Service

JetBlue Expands Cuba Service CARIBBEAN360 NOVEMBER 8, 2016 HAVANA, Cuba, Tuesday November 8, 2016 – Building on its historic first flight into Cuba, JebBlue has expanded its service to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation, operating its first flight to Camagüey’s Ignacio Agramonte Airport (CMW) last Thursday. With daily nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Camagüey […] Continue reading

Kidnapped by Human Traffickers

Kidnapped by Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Georlys Olazabal Drake 14ymedio, Georlys Olazabal Drake, Florida, Camagüey Province, 19 October 2016 — At 29, like many of the young people here, Georlys Olazabal Drake fled the lack of opportunities in Cuba for undertake the risky journey to the United States. A member of the opposition movement Somos+ […] Continue reading

Flights from Cuba pose security threat

Flights from Cuba pose security threat BY JOSH ROGIN Oct 17 2016 12:01 am In pursuing his historic opening of relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama has frequently pushed legal and political boundaries. Now congressional Republicans are up in arms about another such initiative: an airline travel agreement they say exposes the United States to […] Continue reading

JetBlue tries to take Alaska Airlines’ daily route to Cuba

JetBlue tries to take Alaska Airlines’ daily route to Cuba Hugo Martin Alaska Airlines plans to start flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Cuba in January despite an attempt by rival JetBlue Airways to hijack the route away from the Seattle-based carrier and leave Southern California travelers out in the cold. Alaska Airlines was […] Continue reading

Flights to Havana to initially cost about $150 round trip

Flights to Havana to initially cost about $150 round trip Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:00pm Southwest Airlines entered the Tampa-to-Havana market Thursday. The initial flight takes off Dec. 12. It will be the first commercial flight in more than five decades between the two cities. Southwest is now selling tickets […] Continue reading

Southwest Airlines To Begin Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft. Lauderdale And Tampa Bay With Fares As Low As $59 One-Way

Southwest Airlines To Begin Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft. Lauderdale And Tampa Bay With Fares As Low As $59 One-Way* October 13, 2016 DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) today announced its flight schedule of new nonstop service between Florida and Cuba, bringing Southwest’s legendary low fares to a ninth country […] Continue reading

Residents of hurricane-ravaged eastern Cuba say they need help

Residents of hurricane-ravaged eastern Cuba say they need help BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Matthew’s winds had scarcely subsided in eastern Cuba Wednesday when Msgr. Wilfredo Pino Estévez, bishop of the Diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa, set off at 5 a.m. to see what the hurricane had wrought on Cuba’s northern coast. Representatives of Caritas Guantánamo, a Catholic […] Continue reading

Thomas Cook evacuates 570 holidaymakers from Cuba as Hurricane Matthew flattens homes

Thomas Cook evacuates 570 holidaymakers from Cuba as Hurricane Matthew flattens homes Thomas Cook evacuated 570 guests from Cuba to Cayo Coco Hurricane Matthew was expected to rip through the island The fierce storm is now travelling north towards the Bahamas and Florida By SADIE WHITELOCKS FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 16:30 GMT, 5 October 2016 | […] Continue reading

JetBlue pushes (again) to create a daily flight from Boston to Cuba

JetBlue pushes (again) to create a daily flight from Boston to Cuba By Adam Vaccaro GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 03, 2016 JetBlue Airways is making another attempt for permission to fly between Boston and Cuba, petitioning the US government to strip a rival airline of a new route between Los Angeles and Havana and replace it […] Continue reading

Fear of flying – GOP lawmakers worry about security gaps at Cuban airports

Fear of flying: GOP lawmakers worry about security gaps at Cuban airports By Josh Rogin Global Opinions October 2 at 7:30 PM In pursuing his historic opening of relations with Cuba, President Obama has frequently pushed legal and political boundaries. Now congressional Republicans are up in arms about another such initiative: an airline travel agreement […] Continue reading

Rubio wants answers from White House on security of Cuba flights

Rubio wants answers from White House on security of Cuba flights adiaz@miamiherald.com BY MIMI WHITEFIELD Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has sent a letter to the White House demanding answers about why scheduled airline service to Cuba began without a security agreement in place that would have put federal air marshals aboard select flights. “You […] Continue reading

Cuba Flights Spark Security Concerns After TSA Admission

Cuba Flights Spark Security Concerns After TSA Admission September 16, 2016 Following an admission from the Transportation Security Administration that air marshals have not been allowed to board U.S. commercial flights to Cuba, some lawmakers havecalled for the flights to be suspended. I think we need to unite across the aisle and basically say no […] Continue reading

Cuba won’t allow Cuban-Americans flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them

Cuba won’t allow Cuban-Americans flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com When American Airlines launched the first of an unprecedented 12 daily commercial flights from Miami to six cities in Cuba, the company rolled out the Cuban-American brass to mark the milestone at Miami International Airport. At a […] Continue reading

House panel advances bill to halt Cuba flights

House panel advances bill to halt Cuba flights By Melanie Zanona – 09/13/16 04:08 PM EDT A House panel advanced legislation on Tuesday that would halt commercial flights to Cuba until a thorough security review is conducted at the country’s 10 airports, fueling an ongoing debate about whether the U.S. should have resumed air service […] Continue reading

Charter service to Cuba planned from Pittsburgh International Airport

Charter service to Cuba planned from Pittsburgh International Airport September 9, 2016 9:41 PM By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As little as a year ago, a nonstop flight to Cuba from Pittsburgh would have been the stuff of pipe dreams. Now it may be just months away from happening. Miami-based Choice Aire intends to […] Continue reading

Booking a flight to Cuba? Here’s what to expect now

Booking a flight to Cuba? Here’s what to expect now TODAY IN THE SKY Seth Miller, Special for USA TODAY 7:28 a.m. EDT September 9, 2016 SANTA CLARA, Cuba — A new era for U.S.-Cuba aviation began last week with JetBlue Flight 387 from Fort Lauderdale to the Cuban city of Santa Clara. The historic […] Continue reading

Cuba airport security causes senators to call for pause in U.S.-Cuba flights

Cuba airport security causes senators to call for pause in U.S.-Cuba flights Last week, regularly-scheduled commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba took off for the first time in more than fifty years. Now, a bipartisan pair of senators has submitted legislation to ground those planes over what they say are airport security concerns. Senators […] Continue reading

Cuba Beckons, but U.S. Airlines and Passengers Face Hurdles

Cuba Beckons, but U.S. Airlines and Passengers Face Hurdles As regular flights get under way, carriers cope with incompatible technical systems and travelers will find most wireless devices and credit cards won’t work By SCOTT MCCARTNEY Sept. 7, 2016 1:37 p.m. ET Just a short hop from Florida, flying to Cuba should be easy. But […] Continue reading

Rubio unveils bill to halt Cuba flights

Rubio unveils bill to halt Cuba flights By Melanie Zanona – 09/07/16 03:42 PM EDT Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) dropped legislation on Wednesday that would halt commercial U.S. flights to Cuba until a thorough security review is conducted at all of the island nation’s 10 airports. The measure, which is co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez […] Continue reading

Lessons From Myanmar

Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading