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Flights from LA to Cuba

NZ
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Flights from LA to Cuba

Appreciate there are no direct flights from the US to Cuba, however looking for the best option to transfer. We are flying in from New Zealand to LAX and our travel agent is talking about flying from there via Panama, however this doesn't appear to be very efficient, taking over 11 hours from LA. We're hoping to spend time in both Havana and Varadero and only have a week, so don't want to waste time unnecessarily. Our return flight out of LAX to NZ is at 2230 and we were hoping to fly from Cuba to connect, but we cannot make this work via Panama. Your advice appreciated.

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1. Re: Flights from LA to Cuba

There are some direct flights from the US to Cuba, but only those with appropriate licence can take them. Since you are not a US resident nor Citizen, you will not be allowed in. So you have to go true a third country. The usual option from LA is Mexico, either Mexico FD or Cancun.

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2. Re: Flights from LA to Cuba

Thanks that's great. Do you know what airlines and whether anyone flies into Varadero? Ideally we'd go into Havana and out of Varadero.

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3. Re: Flights from LA to Cuba

For those that got some good members kicked out of TA here is your chance to help the OP out with his question which i doubbt you could ............

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4. Re: Flights from LA to Cuba

from Mexico, it's Cubana or AeroMexico.

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5. Re: Flights from LA to Cuba

A little bird told me that there was also Interjet from Mexico. From Cancun, it's only crappy Cubana.

Thanks little bird! ;-)

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