Wednesday, August 31, 2016

First US-Cuba Commercial Flight In More Than 50 Years Has Landed.‎ The inaugural trip was JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale took off bound for Abel Santamaria International Airport in central Cuba.


First US-Cuba Commercial Flight In More Than 50 Years Has Landed

NPR - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The inaugural trip was a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that took off Wednesday morning bound for Abel Santamaria International Airport in central Cuba. And as NPR's Scott Horsley tells our Newscast unit, two Cuban-American pilots were at ...

First US commercial flight in 5 decades lands in Cuba

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
SANTA CLARA, Cuba — The flight from Fort Lauderdale to this city in central Cuba on Wednesday morning took only 51 minutes, but it represented a major step in ending decades of isolation between communist Cuba and the United States. JetBlue Flight ...

Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A US commercial flight has arrived in Cuba for the first time in more than half a century. JetBlue Flight 387 had 150 passengers, including US transport secretary Anthony Foxx. The plane took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 09:45 EDT (13:45 GMT ...

Passenger Jet Service From US to Cuba Starts Wednesday

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
JetBlue took the time to research this historic aviation fact because on Wednesday morning, it is expected to become the first American airline to fly scheduled service to Cuba in more than 50 years. The 9:45 a.m. flight will land in Santa Clara, about ...

The First Scheduled Flight in Decades Between US and Cuba Lands

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first of several U.S. carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months, JetBlue Airways Corp took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, en route to Santa Clara, a central city known for its monument to revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

JetBlue completes first commercial flight to Cuba

CBS News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The first commercial flight from the U.S. to Cuba departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and arrived in Santa Clara on Wednesday. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave is among to the first to make the historic journey on JetBlue Flight 387, the first ...

US, Cuba Celebrate Today's Historic First Commercial Flight

NBCNews.com - ‎5 minutes ago‎
The first ever commercial passenger flight to Cuba from the United States took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday morning, manned by a Miami-based captain whose parents were born in Cuba and a co-pilot whose family fled Castro's revolution ...

Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, reestablishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. JetBlue Flight 387 from ...

There Are Still Tons of Cheap Flights to Cuba You Can Book Right Now

Money Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
There Are Still Tons of Cheap Flights to Cuba You Can Book Right Now. Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle. 11:59 AM ET. SHARE. JetBlue_Cuba. Joe Raedle—Getty Images On August 31, JetBlue Flight 387 became the first scheduled commercial flight to Cuba since ...

US commercial flights take off for Cuba after more than half-century

CNN - ‎20 hours ago‎
Santa Clara, Cuba (CNN) When JetBlue Flight 387 touched down Wednesday in Cuba, it was the first direct commercial flight between the US and the island in over a half-century. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, flight is the latest ...

From a Geiger counter to brunch: How Cuba has already changed

CNN - ‎13 hours ago‎
Havana, Cuba (CNN) As the Cubana flight touched down in Havana, the passengers around me broke into raucous applause. It was not polite "nice landing" or "glad we finally arrived" clapping, but the kind of full-throated cheering usually reserved for a ...

First U.S.-Cuba flight since 1961 arrives in Santa Clara from Fort Lauderdale

Miami Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
To a fanfare of Cuban music and a water canon salute, the first commercial flight to cross the Florida Straits to Cuba in decades took off Wednesday morning, ushering in a new era in the ever-warming relations between the U.S. and the island nation.

JetBlue launches historic US-Cuba flight from Fort Lauderdale

Sun Sentinel - ‎2 hours ago‎
JetBlue Airways made history Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as the first carrier to launch regularly scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba in several decades. The New York-based airline's first flight ...

The First Commercial US Flight to Cuba Since 1961

The Atlantic - ‎3 hours ago‎
JetBlue is one of six airlines approved to make regular commercial flights to Cuba; the others are Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, Silver Airways, and Frontier. Last year U.S. visitors traveling to the island spiked to about 93,000—double the ...

US sends first passenger flight to Cuba in 50 years

Politico - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama's transportation chief made a symbolic trek to Cuba on Wednesday as a passenger on the first commercial flight to the Caribbean island in five decades, the latest step by the administration to rebuild the relationship with the U ...

First commercial flight from US to Cuba in 50 years takes off

Mashable - ‎2 hours ago‎
The 9:45am JetBlue flight 387 will land in Santa Clara, Cuba, about 175 miles east of Havana, at a site renowned for the huge memorial that hosts the remains of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. JetBlue is one of six carriers — the others being ...

First direct US-to-Cuba flight in 50 years lands

KMOV.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wednesday's flight from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Santa Clara, Cuba, is the first direct flight in more than 50 years. Increasingly, Americans are traveling to Cuba, with many wanting a glimpse of the island in its "time warp" state. (Source: Cuban TV/CNN).

The First Scheduled Commercial Flight to Cuba in More Than 50 Years Just Took Off

New York Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, JetBlue Flight 387 took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to land in Santa Clara, Cuba. It is the first scheduled U.S. commercial plane to depart for Cuba since 1961, when airlines were still operating propeller planes.

Hola Santa Clara, JetBlue Begins Service To Cuba

CBS Local - ‎3 hours ago‎
JetBlue made history Wednesday morning with the first commercial flight to Cuba in more than 50 years. Flight 387 took off from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport just after 10 a.m. bound for Santa Clara. In the cockpit of the Airbus A320 ...

First US-Cuba commercial fight takes off from Florida today

The Week Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, JetBlue is inaugurating the first commercial jet service between the U.S. and Cuba, with a morning flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be on the flight, signaling the ...

First commercial flight to Cuba from US in more than 50 years takes off

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
The JetBlue flight from Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will touch down in Santa Clara, Cuba, after an hourlong flight. While relations between the United States and Cuba are still complex and far from being entirely open, the ...

First U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in more than 50 years lands

New York Daily News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The historic flight is the result of years of diplomatic efforts between the Obama administration and theCuban government in order to improve ties, trade and travel between the U.S. and its former Cold War era foe. U.S. Transportation Secretary ...

New era in US-Cuba relations set to take off

USA TODAY - ‎20 hours ago‎
MIAMI — The United States and Cuba will enter a new era Wednesday with a one-hour flight over the Florida Straits that will make it easier and cheaper for Americans to visit the long-isolated communist nation. JetBlue is scheduled to fly the first ...

First US flight to Cuba since 1961 lands safely

PBS NewsHour - ‎1 hour ago‎
Water cannons are deployed as Jet Blue Flight 387 departs from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, for Santa Clara, Cuba, inaugurating the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the U.S. andCuba in more than half a century, in Fort ...

Skies are open for first scheduled flights between U.S. and Cuba

Miami Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
Silver Airways is preparing to launch a much smaller commercial service to Santa Clara from Fort Lauderdale Thursday with approximately 30 passengers, and next week American Airlines will offer its inaugural scheduled 160-seat flight to Cuba from Miami ...

First US-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in decades takes off

AOL News - ‎2 hours ago‎
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 31 (Reuters) - The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century departed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to open ...

US, Cuba to launch regular commercial flights

Deutsche Welle - ‎10 hours ago‎
But it was also the last time there was a direct scheduled flight between the US and Cuba. And more than half a century later, regular air services between the two former Cold War rivals are scheduled to resume at 13:45 GMT on Wednesday, with an Airbus ...

Getting to Cuba gets easier Wednesday

STLtoday.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
FILE - In this Friday, June 10, 2016, file photo, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways charter flights wait to depart from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. The first commercial flight between the US andCuba in more than half a century is ...

Commercial flight from U.S. to Cuba takes off for first time in decades

UPI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
A view from the roof of the Iberostar Parque Central Hotel in Havana, Cuba, on March 22, 2016. JetBlue on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, hosted the first commercial flight from the United States to Cuba after the normalization of once-frozen relations.

First commercial flight from Florida to Cuba took off today

Orlando Weekly (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
The U.S. still maintains an embargo against Cuba, so any American passenger wishing to fly to Cuba will have to pledge that they qualify for one of 12 categories of travel. They include religious activities, humanitarian projects, and support for the ...

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