Next Stop, Havana: Eight More US Airports Get Go Ahead to Fly to Cuba
Oh wow. Steps towards the re-opening of Cuba are coming quicker and quicker now, and the latest advance is a huge one: Eight new US airports have been given permission to operate charter flights to Cuba. It was only back in January that Obama and Congress re-allowed educational and religious groups to travel to Castro's island, but their departure points were limited to NYC, Miami and Los Angeles.
With the news that eight more airportsdeemed to have sufficient customs and immigration facilitiescan now begin their own travel agency-arranged flights, you can expect to see many more "My Cuba Trip" photo slideshows from your neighbors. The new airports are: Chicago-O'Hare, Baltimore, Dallas-Fort Worth, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Just keep in mind that to hope on one of the flights, you can't just buy a ticket and pack your bags; you still must be have special permission as part of an educational or religious group booked in with whatever charter company is running the flights from your closest Cuba-approved airport.
If you're good to go with all that, please check out our recent 2-week series on Cuba, written by a special Jaunted agent just returned from living the Cuban life for quite some time.