Personally, I find this news exciting – I definitely want to visit Cuba!
I’m sure that there will be further facts and developments in the near future. Some questions that come to mind concern the availability of award space, whether there will be non-stop service to other airports in the USA, and details as to flight schedules and flights from other carriers.
In the meantime, here’s what Airfare Spot is presently reporting for Miami (and similar posts for other US cities):
Flights from Miami (MIA)
For travel beginning September 7, 2016
For travel beginning September 9, 2016
For travel beginning September 11, 2016
Per FareCompare – these are the airports which will have service to Cuba, and the prices (excluding tax – approximately $80):
- $198 round-trip (excluding taxes) – for flights to Cuba originating in Boston, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa and Washington, D.C
- $298 round-trip (excluding taxes) – for flights to Cuba originating in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth
- $398 round-trip (excluding taxes) – for flights to Cuba originating in Los Angeles and San Francisco
USA citizens will need a Passport and probably a Visa to travel to Cuba (see State Department LINK). No vaccinations are required.
Note: AirfareSpot has been updating its website to detail not just flights from Miami and New York, but also Boston, Philadelphia and each of the other cities that have AA sales to Cuba.
Note: I attempted to see if this could be booked as an award ticket, but got this response: “There are currently no awards available on AA.com for your requested Origin and Destination. Please modify your request or contactAAdvantage Reservations for award opportunities on all AAdvantage participating airlines.”