Cuba Flights Now on Sale on CheapAir.com
Feb 26, 2015, 10:35 AM ET
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN
GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN
Travel & Lifestyle Editor
CheapAir.com announced today that it is now selling flights to Cuba to
American travelers on its web site.
But because the sale of direct flights to Cuba from the United States is
still not possible, the trip will involve a stop in another country.
The site sells tickets to Havana and requires American travelers to
purchase separate tickets, one from the U.S. to Mexico and another from
Mexico to Havana. American travelers will need to purchase a Visa in
Why Cuba Isn't Ready For American Tourists Just Yet
Relaxed restrictions on travel to Cuba announced earlier this year have
resulted in a renewed interest in a nation that's largely a mystery to
the vast majority of travelers.
"Since the rule change, we have seen a surge in search volumes for
travel to Cuba." said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com. "Arranging flights
to Cuba is a little complicated, but it's the kind of thing we're good
at and our technology platform is flexible enough to make it possible.
Our team did a great job building it out in just a few weeks' time."
But there are still rules in place and criteria that needs to be met for
any American who wishes to travel to Cuba. Click here to have all your
Cuba travel questions answered. When a traveler books a flight to Cuba
on its site, they will be asked which of the 12 existing criteria they
meet before the purchase is complete.
It was already possible to book tickets to Cuba through a third country:
CheapAir simply makes the process doable on one travel site.
Last month, travel site kayak announced that American travelers could
now search for air travel and hotel accommodations in Cuba on its site.
However, booking is not possible.
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