Commercial Flights From US to Cuba Finally Take Off
It’s a bridge over once-troubled water. JetBlue Flight 387 — the first passenger flight to Cuba in more than 50 years — made the hop from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara yesterday, with a salsa band welcoming the 30 ticketholders aboard. Two more airlines begin Cuban flights this month, and though it’s not expected be a moneymaker for airlines, it’s a major step toward expanding diplomatic relations. But don’t grab your passports yet: Americans still need visas in categories like journalism or education to enter Cuba.