Due to recent politics, Cuba has now begun to allow flights directly from the United States into the country. This is the perfect opportunity for those with relatives living in Cuba, to visit and experience this beautiful country that has recently reopened again to the world.
Below is a direct link to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s updated document regarding traveling in Cuba, which includes frequently asked questions:
Copa airlines is offering an excellent round trip deal to Havana from both Los Angeles’ LAX and San Francisco’s SFO airports. Havana, Cuba is one of the most historic cities in Cuba as well as one of the most historic within a few hundred miles of that part of the ocean.
The following are the prices for the two departing airports (including the return trip and taxes):
- Los Angeles (LAX) — $390
- San Francisco (SFO) — $340
Sample Travel Date
This sample uses San Francisco as the departure airport.
September 25th to October 2nd
This fare is valid for air travel until: early December of 2016. Note that you must purchase your ticket(s) at least 3 days in advance of the departure date.
How to Search for Availability
To search for available dates and times that suit your schedule, head to CopaAir.com and use their flexible search tool. Due to current regulations that still exist, you cannot search for Cuba on the search, but you can search for availability on meta-search tools, such as Google Flights or the ITA Software Matrix Search tool.
SFO (San Francisco *Used as Sample*) — PTY (Panama City) — HAV (Havana) — PTY — SFO
Copa Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance as well as a United Partner. Mileage earning with United Airlines is as follows:
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,595 miles
- Base Redeemable Miles: 4,297 miles
- Miles Flown: 8,595 miles
How to Book
To book your flight, head directly to Copa Air’s website.
Below is a screen capture of this deal using San Francisco as the departing airport, to Havana, Cuba, via Copa Air. The prices and availability are as current as the publication of this article (9.13.2016).