Best way to Cuba from So Cal.

Feb 10th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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Best way to Cuba from So Cal.

What is the best way to get to Cuba from southern california? I prefer top tier airlines, but will consider all options.
 
Feb 10th, 2002, 03:42 PM
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If you are an American, you can not go to Cuba, therefore there are not any airlines from US to Cuba. You can go from Canada or I think Mexico
 
Feb 10th, 2002, 07:39 PM
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I think Air Jamaica goes to Cuba from Montego Bay.
 
Feb 10th, 2002, 08:02 PM
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xoxo
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4 ways. From Cancun, Montego Bay, Canada or Nassau. Don't let them stamp your passport. My choice would be Air Jamaica
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 01:46 AM
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xxx
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What are you nuts or desperate? Maybe you're both. Yes, please let them stamp your passport.
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 04:58 AM
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Getting there is not the problem, getting back into the US is a bigger problem. Please do some additional research. US immigration is very strict about this, and there can be a huge fine. I know there are ways around it, just be sure you are prepared. I believe there are companies in Florida who do all the planning, paperwork and travel for you.
Check into it.
Try Tico Travel
Ft.Lauderdale,Florida 800-493-8426

 
Feb 12th, 2002, 09:54 PM
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TL
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Mith: Americans cannot legally travel to Cuba.
truth: US laws can prevent you from engaging in gainful activity in cuba, but cannot stop you from traveling to Cuba. look into it. as a free citizen if you can find your way to Cuba, say from Mexico city, and find your way back, you are OK.
 
Feb 12th, 2002, 10:49 PM
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cali
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Find the nearest banana boat and steer right.
 
Feb 24th, 2002, 03:36 PM
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You guys are nuts. If you are an American you are supposed to be free. That's what I am and I went. It's great.
Go to Nassau buy a ticket from a travel agent in Nassau, then go. When you get there do NOT have your passport stamped. They will stamp a piece of paper for you, keep it, you need to give it back when you leave. Do not use your passport when you enter Nassau. Use your drivers license. Nassau will stamp your psssport when you return from Cuba and you do not want two stamps entering Nassau and nothing in between. Have a great time . It is a fabulous place. Never compromise your freedom- always question authority.
 
Feb 25th, 2002, 12:57 AM
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Kevin
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Jose, you are a complete liar! Cuba is a dump! Do not waste your time or money going to this disgusting island.
 
Feb 25th, 2002, 01:22 AM
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Marie
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Always question authority??? Jose, you have some serious issues, and you should not be giving advice to others. I personally would not waste my time visiting Cuba when there are so many other islands that are truly beautiful, clean and civilized.
 
Feb 28th, 2002, 06:19 AM
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For the lowdown on Cuba, go to <http://travel.discovery.com/destinations/caribbean/cuba/planner/traveling.html>

For flights to Havana, go to travelocity.

We just came back from Cuba on an educational tour, went from LaGuardia to Nassau on Delta, to Havana on Cubana Air.

Cuba is a very interesting place to see Communism in practice. "It is a nice place to visit, but I would not like to live there."
 
Feb 28th, 2002, 12:09 PM
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Call TACA airlines ( a reputable Central American carrier) and ask about their once-a-week charter flight direct from LAX to Havana. Our flight was quite comfortable and much more pleasant than having to deal with layovers and changing planes.
 
Feb 28th, 2002, 12:13 PM
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Mary
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So does our gov't. allow us into Cuba or don't they? Now I'm confused.
 
Feb 28th, 2002, 01:00 PM
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Mary, you go at your own risk! The USA does not recommend this island for its citizens. You risk having your passport marked and you may be questioned or detained temporarily. Remember Cuba is a communist country. If any legal problems arise during your visit there, you'll be on your own. Cuba is a poverty stricken country with government controlled censorship.
 
Feb 28th, 2002, 01:26 PM
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But I've also heard that the U.S. Govt. will fine American citizens big-time if they find out you've traveled there. Untrue?
 
Feb 28th, 2002, 09:37 PM
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Hey Mary, are you a complete moron who doesn't understand anything that is being said? You must be a very stupid troll with to much time on her hands. Get a LIFE, Mary! And just get the hell off this board and move to cuba!
 
Mar 1st, 2002, 07:13 AM
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Mary - Also go to <http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/[email protected]&cur_section=tra>

It is legal for Americans to go to Cuba. It is illegal to spend any money there. Since that is almost impossible, most everyone who goes there does so illegally. It is illegal to go just as a tourist and spend money, although there have been only a few prosecutions.

To go there legally and spend money, you have to have a reason -such as on an educational, humanitarian, religious, or diplomatic mission. To do this, you have to have a licence from the US Treasury. If you have your passport stamped, then you have to show this license every time you enter the US.
 
Mar 1st, 2002, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for the clarification, Dave.

Note to Yikes, Too Bad, or whatever your name is. No thanks. I think I'll stick around here and keep getting under your skin. Way more fun. Hark! Is that your mommy calling?
 
Mar 1st, 2002, 02:09 PM
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I think most of us agree that Mary is craving attention because she has no friends other than this board. Every post from her is a clear sign of her mental impairness and ignorance. No one finds you amusing Mary, just pathetic.
 

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