Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Flights to Cuba Are Getting Cheaper

Flights to Cuba Are Getting Cheaper
By Tom Burson | March 29, 2016 | 11:55am

Looks like the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba could spur
something beyond
cheap cigars and rum: flights to Cuba are about to get ridiculously cheap.

According to research by Hopper, flight prices from the U.S. to Cuba
could drop by 50 percent after alltravel restrictions are lifted.
Currently, travel between the two countries requires either a tertiary
country like Canada or Mexico or pretending you're a marine biologist
researching Cuban coral—or any of these 12 sanctioned criteria. Either
way, none of these flights come cheap. The cheapest current—albeit
illegal—route to the island will cost $576; however, legally, within one
of the sanctioned programs, the cheapest flights run for $717.

If Cuba's opened for free-range travel, Hopper predicts flight prices
will drop to $364, with nonstop flights from Miami to Cuba projected at

The current state of relations between the U.S. and Cuba has generated
unprecedented interest in traveling to Cuba. Search traffic for flights
is up 500 percent from last year. Airlines, notably American Airlines
and JetBlue, are pushing for more daily flights to the island, which
will almost assuredly result in lower and more competitive fares.

That said, swimming—totally, kind of possible—or simply sailing the 90
miles from Key West to Cuba would still be the cheapest route.

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