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Alaska Air Manages To Fight Off JetBlue’s Effort To Nab Havana Flight

Now that the Department of Transportation has given approval to eight airlines to start scheduled passenger flights to Cuba’s capital city of Havana, one might think that the elbowing and jockeying for spots would be over. Not so, as some airlines are still trying to nab coveted flights from other carriers — and failing, in the case of JetBlue. [More]

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Going To Cuba? You May Now Bring Home All The Rum And Cigars You Can Carry

The Caribbean island nation of Cuba is many different things to many different people. However, to a very large percentage of Americans, the name is almost synonymous with quality, if not entirely legal, consumables: cigars and rum. No wonder, then, that news of increased access to celebratory smokes and libations from Cuba is being met with good cheer. [More]

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CheapAir Is The First U.S. Online Company To Sell Scheduled Flights To Cuba

Now that U.S. airlines can finally fly regularly scheduled flights to and from Cuba, at least one stateside online booking company is joining in the fun. [More]

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Cuban-American Flight Attendants Not Allowed To Stay Overnight In Country Where They Were Born

While Cuba appears to be welcoming American airlines and tourists with open arms, the island nation is not so forgiving to those who fled the country in recent decades. We’ve already told you about concerns that cruise ship operators had about coming into port with Cuban-born staff on board. Now American Airlines has had to pull some flight attendants from overnight flights to Cuba because they aren’t welcome to stay.
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Cuba Gives Final Approval For First Commercial Flights From Florida

If you’ve had your bags packed and been ready to go to Cuba, there’s good news: the island nation’s government has have given the final go-ahead for commercial flights taking off from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. [More]

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JetBlue Starting Flights To Cuba Next Month From $99 Each Way

JetBlue is getting the jump on other domestic airlines that have announced their plans for flights to Cuba, saying it’ll be the first domestic airline to fly a commercial flight from the U.S. to the island nation, starting next month.

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DOT Gives 8 U.S. Airlines Approval For Scheduled Passenger Flights To Havana

A few weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation gave airlines its blessing to start regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine Cuban cities, the government is adding Havana to that list of destinations for eight U.S. airlines. [More]

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Airbnb Proves To Be A Formidable Rival For Hotels Looking To Expand To Cuba

Despite Starwood Hotels & Resorts inking a deal in March that will allow it to become the first hotel company offering rooms in Cuba, traditional lodging companies are struggling to play catch up with Airbnb, which began offering rooms for rent on the island nation last year. [More]

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DOT Gives U.S. Airlines The Go-Ahead To Start Scheduled Service To 9 Cuban Cities (But Not Havana Yet)

After waiting for more than 50 years to carry passengers from the U.S. to Cuba, airlines stateside have gotten the final go-ahead from the Department of Transportation to begin scheduled service to nine cities on the island nation — not including Havana. [More]

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T-Mobile Makes Deal For Roaming In Cuba, Cheaper Calls To Island

If you’re one of the travelers planning a trip to Cuba now that direct flights and cruises will be available and you’re a T-Mobile customer, you’ll be able to roam inexpensively on the island. In addition, T-Mobile customers in the United States will also get to make cheaper calls to Cuba, costing $.60 per minute with an international calling plan. [More]

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Carnival Says Cuba Cruises To Move Ahead As Planned After Policy Shift

Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia ship will depart the Port of Miami as planned on May 1 with Cuban-Americans on board after the company reached an agreement with the government of the island nation.  [More]

Carnival Might Delay First Trips To Cuba

Carnival Might Delay First Trips To Cuba

Less than a month after Carnival Cruise Line received the official go-ahead for crises from the United States to Cuba, the company’s May start date could be delayed.  [More]

Carnival Gets The Official Go-Ahead For Cruises From Miami To Cuba

Carnival Gets The Official Go-Ahead For Cruises From Miami To Cuba

After scoring its license last July, Carnival Cruise Line says it’s gotten official approval for cruises from the United States to Cuba starting in May. [More]

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Starwood Hotels, Priceline Sign Hospitality Deals With Cuba

Now that travel is opening up from the U.S. to Cuba, hospitality companies are jumping at the chance to get in early: both Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Priceline have inked deals that will get them into business with the island nation and provide services for travelers. [More]

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U.S. Takes Another Step To Loosen Rules Governing Personal Travel To Cuba

If you’ve been dreaming about visiting a certain island just to the south of the U.S., your time to travel might be nigh: the Obama administration announced amendments to federal regulations governing travel to Cuba, saying that the changes will make it easier for people to travel to the island nation. [More]

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U.S. Airlines Competing To Nab One Of 20 New Scheduled Routes To Havana

Now that the United States and Cuba have decided to let bygones be bygones and relations are thawing between the two countries, more Americans will soon have the chance to visit the nearby island nation by air. There will be 110 new scheduled routes to Cuba, with 20 of those flying daily to the country’s capital of Havana, and major U.S. airlines are stepping up to the plate to bid for the first regularly scheduled, non-charter flights. [More]

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Airlines Eager To Offer Flights To Cuba, So What’s The Delay?

Now that U.S.-Cuba relations are thawing, a lot of Americans would love to visit the nearby island nation that had been a no-go zone for five decades, and U.S. commercial airlines really want to start regularly scheduled flights to Cuba. But it’s not as simple as flipping a switch. [More]

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U.S. Companies Will Soon Be Able To Open Offices, Bank Accounts In Cuba

After a half century of travel and trade embargoes against Cuba, American businesses will soon be able to return the island nation and establish offices there. Today, the U.S. government announced a new slate of revised Cuba-related regulations that will ease restrictions on commerce and tourism. [More]