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Old Dec 27, 09, 5:28 am
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Cuba blocked out of search engines?

Dear all

I am planning a trip to Havana, Cuba in February and I am looking for the cheapest available route from CPH to HAV (or any other international airport on Cuba).
Kayak.com tells me I cannot search on Cuba due to US travel restrictions and on ITA I keep getting no results regardless of dates or any other changes I make. It does not say anything about the travel restrictions though. Anyone know if ITA have blocked searches on Cuba?

Is there any other good place to find the cheapest available travels to Cuba in a one month period?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Dec 27, 09, 7:03 am
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Try, try again ...

As you know, SirRagner, the U.S. embargo against Cuba is pretty much complete. Thus, you are coming up empty in your searches when using U.S. based internet search engines. In fact, in some southern U.S. cities, the daily weather report even omits that island from the regional map!

I have heard that a person can fly, in the Western hemisphere, from Mexico and from Jamaica to Havana. Such a person could consult the websites of Air Jamaica and Aeromexico or Mexicana, adjust the country setting to the native country (Jamaica or Mexico, as appropriate), and then search.

Similarly for airlines from countries in the Easter hemisphere. Perhaps you might already know which European airlines fly to Havana? Perhaps Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa ... You must check them out individually and use their home country for the website location.

You might also check out some of the European-based online services such as Opodo, which has I recollect a British and a German presence.

Let us know how things turn out for you in your search! (p.s. as I was typing this response to you, two entries advertised on the webpage: Travelzoo and also Cubana de Aviacion. I have not checked either of them out; perhaps you might find them fruitful for information for your desired vacation.)

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Old Dec 27, 09, 7:17 am
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Thanks for the reply. Yea, I am familiar with the embargo but I was not aware it dug so deep as search engines omitting the country also.

I have checked the European carriers and Iberia, Air France, Martinair (KLM's) and AirEuropa flies to Havana. I can't seem to find any easy star alliance route there. Only AirCanada seems to fly there from Toronto as far as I see.

Oh well, I was hoping to use ITA's month search to find the best time to travel, but guess I need to search the hard way and figure out which airline I'll use.
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Old Dec 27, 09, 7:19 am
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You can search from some Canadian websites... But not canadian websites based out of the US. e.g.: www.expedia.ca doesn't let you search Cuban destinations. You can use aircanada (obviously only for their own flights).

Look at non-US based travel sites.

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Old Dec 27, 09, 8:48 am
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Thanks!

I've narrowed it down to pretty much only Air France as a viable option. With AirCanada and Iberia I need to spend a night in either Toronto or Madrid and the only other options are LCC's like AirEuropa, Martinair and Condor.

AirFrance has two connections out of CDG to HAV. One with a B777-300ER and one with a B747-400. They are pretty similar in price so question is which to take. Does anyone have any experience with those two AirFrance planes in Economy?
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Old Dec 27, 09, 3:28 pm
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Use a travel agent - there are plenty of very cheap charter flights from Europe to Havana. It might even be cheaper to buy a package that includes hotel.
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Old Dec 27, 09, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by SirRagnar View Post
I am planning a trip to Havana, Cuba in February and I am looking for the cheapest available route from CPH to HAV (or any other international airport on Cuba).
Kayak.com tells me I cannot search on Cuba due to US travel restrictions and on ITA I keep getting no results regardless of dates or any other changes I make. It does not say anything about the travel restrictions though. Anyone know if ITA have blocked searches on Cuba?

Is there any other good place to find the cheapest available travels to Cuba in a one month period?
Here are the lowest published fares on your route. However, as erik123 has already mentioned, an air+hotel package is likely to be a cheaper option, given the destination:

[KVS Availability Tool 5.1.7/Diamond - Galileo: Fares/PSH/RU]
Code:
CPH  Copenhagen DK [EKCH]
HAV  Havana Jose Marti Int'l CU [MUHA]
MON  01 Feb 2010 | RT | Economy

Carrier    From    To    Fare      Cur   AdvanceP  Min  Max  Fare Basis | Travel Period
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  ---  --------------------------
DE         CPH     HAV       744   USD                   90  GFLYDEME
DE         CPH     HAV       845   USD                   90  WFLYDEME
DE         CPH     HAV       905   USD                   90  UFLYDEME
IB         CPH     HAV       946   USD               7   60  NOF1MDK
AF         CPH     HAV       946   USD               7  360  QLSBAFDK     01 Jan-23 Jun
A7         CPH     HAV       966   USD               5       TLPX3MUE     12 Jan-18 Jun
MP         CPH     HAV       971   USD               7   60  QLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
VS         CPH     HAV       976   USD             Sun  360  NLSK         16 Aug-02 Jul
UX         CPH     HAV       990   USD               6  360  XLSX1MU      01 Jan-23 Jun
IB         CPH     HAV       991   USD               7  360  SLAP1YDK     01 Jan-21 Jun
UX         CPH     HAV      1066   USD               6  360  OLSX2MU      01 Jan-23 Jun
IB         CPH     HAV      1067   USD               7  360  VLAP1YDK     01 Jan-21 Jun
MP         CPH     HAV      1076   USD               7   90  LLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
A7         CPH     HAV      1086   USD               5       LLRT3MUE     12 Jan-18 Jun
AF         CPH     HAV      1086   USD               7  360  LLSXAFDK     01 Jan-23 Jun
DE         CPH     HAV      1086   USD                   90  TFLYDEME
VS         CPH     HAV      1096   USD             Sun  360  XLSK         16 Aug-02 Jul
MP         CPH     HAV      1147   USD               6  180  HLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
DE         CPH     HAV      1207   USD                   90  EFLYDEME
UX         CPH     HAV      1216   USD               7  360  WLPX3MU      01 Jan-23 Jun
IB         CPH     HAV      1217   USD               7  360  LLAP1YDK     01 Jan-21 Jun
LH         CPH     HAV      1221   USD    14 Days    6  360  WLNNDK       01 Jan-21 Jun
MP         CPH     HAV      1227   USD               5  180  KLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
AF         CPH     HAV      1247   USD               7  360  VLSXAFDK     01 Jan-23 Jun
VS         CPH     HAV      1257   USD             Sun  360  QLSK         16 Aug-02 Jul
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If you can fly via the UK, you could also check Virgin Atlantic. They fly LGW-HAV, and I think that Virgin Holidays offer packages to Cuba also.

There's also Mexicana from MEX, and Mexicana's Click from CUN. Though the fares to Cuba from Mexico aren't usually that low, CUN-HAV might be an option if you could get something cheap to CUN from Europe.

If this is your first visit to Cuba, one thing I'd suggest is that it might be worth paying a little extra for a ticket that gives you flexibility to change your return date. Cuba is different, and a fair number of people who visit the island for the first time either discover that they hate the place and want to leave sooner than they had planned, or fall head over heels in love with it and want to stay longer.

If you decide on AF, you should post your question about the 744/77W on the AF forum. Many posters there are sure to be able to tell you all about the ins and outs of both, and you're sure to get a quick answer.

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Old Dec 28, 09, 12:59 am
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Thanks for the info, guys.

I had already looked it up with KVS tool also, but I am still very new to that so I am struggling to interpret the results and replicate them in a booking search engine. I suppose it is because all the cheapest options needs to be booked well in advance? Like the AF with fare code QLSBAFDK:

[KVS Availability Tool 5.1.7/Platinum - WSpan: CPH-HAV/AF/QLSBAFDK/4847 DKK]
Code:
[ADVANCE RESERVATION/TICKETING]
TKTG AT LEAST 93 DAYS BEFORE DEPART 
RESERVATIONS 100 DAYS BEFORE DEPART 
ALL SEGMENTS MUST BE CONFIRMED 
TKTG WITHIN 7 DAYS 
AFTER RESERVATIONS OR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 
FURTHER RESTR APPLY SEE TEXT RULE
I don't suppose any booking engine will let you book based on fare basis code?

I will be looking into the hotel+flight options today, but I really despise LCC's and would hate to end up in a cramped LCC all the way to Cuba. There is quite a selection of those going to Cuba though; Condor, Martinair and AirEuropa but it's a long haul to be stuck with very limited leg room
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a bit OT but I was looking at a thread in the JAL section and the advertising banner at the top and bottom of the thread were for tours to Cuba. The ad was in Japanese so probably not a lot of help in this situation though.
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economy+/business on some of the charter companies might be less than economy on some of the regular carriers.
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Old Dec 28, 09, 9:33 am
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This might be an ideal thread for our dedicated forum on Cuba, which includes discussion of travel choices to/from. Ocn Vw 1K, Moderator, TravelBuzz.
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Old Dec 28, 09, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by SirRagnar View Post
Thanks for the info, guys.

I had already looked it up with KVS tool also, but I am still very new to that so I am struggling to interpret the results and replicate them in a booking search engine. I suppose it is because all the cheapest options needs to be booked well in advance? Like the AF with fare code QLSBAFDK:

[KVS Availability Tool 5.1.7/Platinum - WSpan: CPH-HAV/AF/QLSBAFDK/4847 DKK]
Code:
[ADVANCE RESERVATION/TICKETING]
TKTG AT LEAST 93 DAYS BEFORE DEPART 
RESERVATIONS 100 DAYS BEFORE DEPART 
ALL SEGMENTS MUST BE CONFIRMED 
TKTG WITHIN 7 DAYS 
AFTER RESERVATIONS OR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 
FURTHER RESTR APPLY SEE TEXT RULE
There is actually no advance purchase requirement for this fare:

[KVS Availability Tool 5.1.7/Diamond - DotRes: CPH-HAV/AF/QLSBAFDK/902 USD]
Code:
ADVANCE_RESERVATIONS_TICKETING : CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SECTORS.
  WHEN RESERVATIONS ARE MADE AT LEAST 100 DAYS BEFORE
  DEPARTURE, TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED AT LEAST 93
  DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
  OR - CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL
  SECTORS.
  WHEN RESERVATIONS ARE MADE AT LEAST 11 DAYS BEFORE
  DEPARTURE, TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 7
  DAYS AFTER RESERVATIONS ARE MADE OR AT LEAST 10
  DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
  OR - CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL
  SECTORS.
  TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 1 DAY AFTER
  RESERVATIONS ARE MADE.
  NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  DIFFERENCE COULD EXIST BETWEEN THE CRS
  LAST TICKETING DATE AND TTL ROBOT REMARK.
  THE MOST RESTRICTIVE DATE PREVAILS.

MINIMUM_STAY : TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER
  THAN 7 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
  NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  STANDARD RULE

MAXIMUM_STAY : TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN
  12 MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.

STOPOVERS : 2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED - 1 IN EACH DIRECTION AT EUR
  75.00.

TRANSFERS : UNLIMITED TRANSFERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT.
  FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS PERMITTED ON
  THE FARE COMPONENT.
  NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  AS PER ROUTING REQUIREMENTS
  STANDARD RULE

COMBINATIONS : ADD-ONS PERMITTED.
  END-ON-END
  END-ON-END COMBINATIONS NOT PERMITTED. VALIDATE ALL
  FARE COMPONENTS. FARES MUST BE SHOWN SEPARATELY ON
  THE TICKET. TRAVEL MUST BE VIA THE POINT OF
  COMBINATION.
  OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
  FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
  -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/
  CIRCLE TRIPS.
  PROVIDED -
  COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER AF/KL/
  AZ IN ANY RULE IN ANY TARIFF.

BLACKOUT_DATES : NO BLACKOUT DATES APPLY.

SURCHARGES : ORIGINATING CUBA -
  FUEL SURCHARGE OF EUR 130.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
  ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.

ACCOMPANIED_TRAVEL : ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL NOT REQUIRED.

TRAVEL_RESTRICTIONS : NO TRAVEL DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

SALES_RESTRICTIONS : NO SALES RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

PENALTIES : CHANGES

  ANY TIME
  CHANGES NOT PERMITTED.

  CANCELLATIONS

  ANY TIME
  TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF CANCEL.

  ANY TIME
  TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF NO-SHOW.


  NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  ANY TIME
  CANCELLATIONS RULES APPLY BY FARE COMPONENT
  WHEN COMBINING A REFUNDABLE TICKET WITH A
  NON REFUNDABLE TICKET PROVISIONS WILL APPLY
  AS FOLLOWS
  - THE AMOUNT PAID ON THE REFUNDABLE FARE
  COMPONENT WILL BE REFUNDED UPON PAYMENT
  OF THE PENALTY AMOUNT IF APPLICABLE
  - THE AMOUNT PAID ON THE NON REFUNDABLE
  FARE COMPONENT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED

HIP_MILEAGE_EXCEPTIONS : THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY FOR
  CONNECTIONS.
  AND - THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY
  FOR STOPOVERS.

TICKET_ENDORSEMENTS : THE ORIGINAL AND THE REISSUED TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED
  - NON ENDO/ - AND - FARE RSTR COULD APPLY - IN THE
  ENDORSEMENT BOX.

CHILDREN_DISCOUNTS : CNN/ACCOMPANIED CHILD PSGR 2-11. ID REQUIRED - CHARGE
  75 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
  TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH.
  MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
  COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 18 OR OLDER.
  OR - INS/INFANT WITH A SEAT PSGR UNDER 2. ID REQUIRED -
  CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
  TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH.
  MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
  COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 18 OR OLDER.
  OR - INF/INFANT WITHOUT A SEAT PSGR UNDER 2 - CHARGE 10
  PERCENT OF THE FARE.
  MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
  COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 18 OR OLDER.
  UNN/UNACCOMPANIED CHILD PSGR 5-14. ID REQUIRED -
  CHARGE 100 PERCENT OF THE FARE PLUS EUR 150.00.
  TICKET DESIGNATOR - UM.
  NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  SERVICE CHARGE FOR UNACCOMPANIED CHILD

TOUR_CONDUCTOR_DISCOUNTS : NO DISCOUNTS FOR TOUR CONDUCTORS.

AGENT_DISCOUNTS : NO DISCOUNTS FOR SALE AGENTS.

ALL_OTHER_DISCOUNTS : NO DISCOUNTS FOR OTHERS.

MISCELLANEOUS_PROVISIONS : NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  THE FARE THAT APPLIES ON THE DATE OF PURCHASE
  IS ONLY VALID FOR THE ENTIRE ITINERARY AND THE
  SPECIFIC TRAVEL DATES MENTIONED ON THE TICKET.
  ANY MODIFICATION MAY REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN
  ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.
  FULL AND SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS-
  THE TICKET/ OR ELECTRONIC TICKET / IS NOT VALID IF
  THE FIRST COUPON HAS NOT BEEN USED AND WILL NOT
  BE HONORED IF ALL THE COUPONS ARE NOT USED IN THE
  SEQUENCE PROVIDED IN THE TICKET / OR ELECTRONIC
  TICKET / .

GROUPS : NO GROUP PROVISIONS APPLY.

TOURS : NO TOUR PROVISIONS APPLY.

VISIT_ANOTHER_COUNTRY : NO VISIT ANOTHER COUNTRY PROVISIONS APPLY.

DEPOSITS : NO DEPOSIT PROVISIONS APPLY.

RULE_APPLICATION_AND_OTHER_CONDITIONS : NOTE - THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS INFORMATIONAL AND NOT
  VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  AIR FRANCE STANDARD RULE - NON REFUNDABLE - RESTRICTED
  FARES
  APPLICATION
  AREA
  THESE FARES APPLY
  BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 2
  BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 3
  BETWEEN AREA 2 AND AREA 3.
  CLASS OF SERVICE
  THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
  TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
  THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES.
  FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
  ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/OPEN-JAW JOURNEYS.
  CAPACITY LIMITATIONS
  THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS
  CARRIED ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY
  THIS RULE AND SUCH FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE
  AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS. THE NUMBER OF SEATS,
  WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN
  FLIGHT, WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CARRIER$S BEST
  JUDGEMENT.
  OTHER CONDITIONS
  THE FARE THAT APPLIES ON THE DATE OF PURCHASE
  IS ONLY VALID FOR THE ENTIRE ITINERARY AND THE
  SPECIFIC TRAVEL DATES MENTIONED ON THE TICKET.
  ANY MODIFICATION MAY REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN
  ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.
  FULL AND SEQUENTIAL USE OF FLIGHT COUPONS-
  THE TICKET/ OR ELECTRONIC TICKET / IS NOT VALID IF
  THE FIRST COUPON HAS NOT BEEN USED AND WILL NOT
  BE HONORED IF ALL THE COUPONS ARE NOT USED IN THE
  SEQUENCE PROVIDED IN THE TICKET / OR ELECTRONIC
  TICKET / .

ELIGIBILITY : NO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLY.

DAY_TIME : NO DAY/TIME TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

SEASONALITY : PERMITTED 01JAN THROUGH 23JUN OR 22AUG THROUGH 15DEC.
  SEASON IS BASED ON DATE OF ORIGIN.

FLIGHT_APPLICATION : THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
  ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
  ANY LH FLIGHT
  ANY IB FLIGHT
  ANY LX FLIGHT
  ANY FC FLIGHT
  ANY SK FLIGHT
  ANY AA FLIGHT
  ANY US FLIGHT
  ANY UA FLIGHT
  ANY UU FLIGHT
  ANY PK FLIGHT
  ANY JS FLIGHT
  ANY FG FLIGHT
  ANY QZ FLIGHT
  ANY 3Y FLIGHT
  ANY RI FLIGHT
  ANY MZ FLIGHT
  ANY 7P FLIGHT
  ANY AW FLIGHT
  ANY RW FLIGHT
  ANY NV FLIGHT
  ANY DC FLIGHT
  ANY QH FLIGHT
  ANY R8 FLIGHT
  ANY O3 FLIGHT
  ANY I7 FLIGHT
  ANY ZC FLIGHT
  ANY Q4 FLIGHT
  ANY EO FLIGHT
  ANY BA FLIGHT
  ANY W5 FLIGHT
  ANY UF FLIGHT
  ANY KF FLIGHT
  ANY C2 FLIGHT
  ANY OD FLIGHT
  ANY K9 FLIGHT
  ANY X7 FLIGHT
  ANY FT FLIGHT
  ANY MQ FLIGHT
  ANY 2S FLIGHT
  ANY Z7 FLIGHT
  ANY 6A FLIGHT
  ANY M9 FLIGHT
  ANY IP FLIGHT
  ANY W7 FLIGHT
  ANY SX FLIGHT
  ANY UQ FLIGHT
  ANY Q8 FLIGHT
  ANY D3 FLIGHT.
  OR
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
  ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
  ANY 8F FLIGHT
  ANY CO FLIGHT
  ANY SN FLIGHT.
  NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
  ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
  ANY 0K FLIGHT
  ANY DZ FLIGHT
  ANY D8 FLIGHT
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We just returned from Cuba, Finnair from HEL to CDG and Air France from CDG to HAV. The flight from/to Havanna is often late.

For economy, the best place is the upper deck on the 747 flight. The AF flights are very economy-heavy, the 777 has 422 Y (17"), 36 premY (18") and 14 C seats. On the 747 flight, you actually get premY seat pitch on the upper deck, 17.5" downstairs. AF seems to use the 777 for the high season flights.

You may also want to check where Cubana fly. We had domestic flights from Havanna to Santiago, on AeroCaribbean (ATR) and Cubana (YAK-42). Both were super-smooth, although we had to change the e-ticket on AeroCaribbean to a paper ticket. Airport procedures were fast and efficient. I was really disappointed, you get a more realistic cuban flight experience in the US.

The embargo is such a joke and lack of cuban flights on search engines just emphasizes it. The new pool mattresses at Nacional's pool are made in Texas, the Pellegrinos in all the restaurants have US labels, you can even find Coca Cola. TV's are everywhere and the local stations are showing shows like Grey's Anatomy and CSI. People had HP laptops and at the Cubana office the PC's had HP laser printers and APC UPS'es.

If they have the money, they can get anything through Mexico or some other neighbouring country who don't care much. Not that it matters that much because they get everything from China, just like the US. However I'm not suggesting dropping the embargo. Cuba is pretty nice with the multinational tourist flow and it would benefit the most to the country if it opened the China way.
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Originally Posted by KVS View Post
Here are the lowest published fares on your route. However, as erik123 has already mentioned, an air+hotel package is likely to be a cheaper option, given the destination:

[KVS Availability Tool 5.1.7/Diamond - Galileo: Fares/PSH/RU]
Code:
CPH  Copenhagen DK [EKCH]
HAV  Havana Jose Marti Int'l CU [MUHA]
MON  01 Feb 2010 | RT | Economy

Carrier    From    To    Fare      Cur   AdvanceP  Min  Max  Fare Basis | Travel Period
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  ---  --------------------------
DE         CPH     HAV       744   USD                   90  GFLYDEME
DE         CPH     HAV       845   USD                   90  WFLYDEME
DE         CPH     HAV       905   USD                   90  UFLYDEME
IB         CPH     HAV       946   USD               7   60  NOF1MDK
AF         CPH     HAV       946   USD               7  360  QLSBAFDK     01 Jan-23 Jun
A7         CPH     HAV       966   USD               5       TLPX3MUE     12 Jan-18 Jun
MP         CPH     HAV       971   USD               7   60  QLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
VS         CPH     HAV       976   USD             Sun  360  NLSK         16 Aug-02 Jul
UX         CPH     HAV       990   USD               6  360  XLSX1MU      01 Jan-23 Jun
IB         CPH     HAV       991   USD               7  360  SLAP1YDK     01 Jan-21 Jun
UX         CPH     HAV      1066   USD               6  360  OLSX2MU      01 Jan-23 Jun
IB         CPH     HAV      1067   USD               7  360  VLAP1YDK     01 Jan-21 Jun
MP         CPH     HAV      1076   USD               7   90  LLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
A7         CPH     HAV      1086   USD               5       LLRT3MUE     12 Jan-18 Jun
AF         CPH     HAV      1086   USD               7  360  LLSXAFDK     01 Jan-23 Jun
DE         CPH     HAV      1086   USD                   90  TFLYDEME
VS         CPH     HAV      1096   USD             Sun  360  XLSK         16 Aug-02 Jul
MP         CPH     HAV      1147   USD               6  180  HLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
DE         CPH     HAV      1207   USD                   90  EFLYDEME
UX         CPH     HAV      1216   USD               7  360  WLPX3MU      01 Jan-23 Jun
IB         CPH     HAV      1217   USD               7  360  LLAP1YDK     01 Jan-21 Jun
LH         CPH     HAV      1221   USD    14 Days    6  360  WLNNDK       01 Jan-21 Jun
MP         CPH     HAV      1227   USD               5  180  KLMPDK       29 Dec-23 Jun
AF         CPH     HAV      1247   USD               7  360  VLSXAFDK     01 Jan-23 Jun
VS         CPH     HAV      1257   USD             Sun  360  QLSK         16 Aug-02 Jul


As we travel twice per year to HAV we recommend DE (Condor) for the longhaul (FRA-HAV), operates only once per week on mondays. Except peak season (New Year) you get bargains for around 400 € RT (= 600 US $) plus a cheap feeder on *A to get to FRA.

Eco+ is 100 € for FRA-HAV and (with a little luck) 50 € HAV-FRA. Business (called Condor Comfort Class) on DE is around 500 € per leg. You can even buy the upgrade onboard.

IB on MAD-HAV is quite often late, very late. Sometimes 24 hours.

AF has, as already mentioned, special layouts for the Carribean and the seats are no fun.

Avoid Blue Panorama operating from MXP.
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