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Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Jerusalem, Israel
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Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

We are planning to fly out from Havana on the Cubana de Aviacion arriving at Cancun at 14:05.

If we have a flight to the USA at 15:50 will that give us enough time?

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1. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Cutting it close. If you depart late your screwed. If you can move either flight I'd do it.

Cheers

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2. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Cancun is a really small airport, so if you arrive on time, you will have no problem getting your flight.

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3. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

If the flight is on time you'll likely be okay, but Cubana is notorious for running late... good luck...

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Terry

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4. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Too tight for my peace of mind. We've always got through immigration/customs etc in much less than 2 hours at Cancun but adding the possibility of a late arrival from Havana your plan would be too tight for my peace of mind.

Jerusalem, Israel
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5. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Thank all, we will stay the night in Cancun and fly out the next morning.

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6. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Consider Playa del Carmen (regular buses from airport) rather than Cancun itself. Please don't blame us if you find on that particular day you would have made the flight LOL!

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7. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Since we are people that do not like gambling, we prefer playing it safe, and promise to blame you if the flight out of Cuba is on time.

I have an additional question, should we book our tickets directly on Cubana's website or go through an agent?

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8. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

That guarantees that it WILL be on time!

Pro and con - booking direct is much cheaper and the site does accept US credit cards but if for some reason you want to later change the flight communicating with Cubana can be a real pain. We have usually done it direct.

Jerusalem, Israel
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9. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

Thanks for instant reply, we will book directly and Playa looks a nice place for the stay over

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10. Re: Flying from Cuba to USA via Cancun

De nada - have a wonderful time.