Tourism to Cuba is kind of liberalized — you should do your research and see whether you can go. CheapAir made it possible to buy a ticket to Havana on a single transaction recently — still two tickets, but single transaction. Well, today, Copa Air is selling it as a SINGLE itinerary!
Here’s what we found in terms of pricing from the Copa US gateways:
- New York [JFK] – $551
- Washington D.C. [IAD] – $541
- Boston [BOS] – $827
- Chicago [ORD] – $825
- Las Vegas [LAS] – $877
- Orlando [MCO] – $719
- Tampa [TPA] – $716
- Fort Lauderdale [FLL] – $697
- Miami [MIA] – $691
- Los Angeles [LAX] – $885
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from New York
- April 8th – 14th
- Valid for travel June 30th. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure and by March 16th
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Go to Copa Air and use their flexible search.
- JFK – PTY (Panama City) – HAV (Havana) – PTY – JFK
- Not permitted
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Copa Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and United Partner. Mileage earning with United as follows:
- Miles Flown: 6,356 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 4,400 miles (we do not believe you will receive credit for the Panama City – Havana segments)
- Base Redeemable Miles: 2,200 miles
How to Book:
- Book on Copa Air. We do not know of any US based travel agencies that will sell tickets to Americans to Cuba with the exception of CheapAir. Otherwise, you have to be part of a tour.
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