Dallas, You Are Now Free(-ish) to Fly to Cuba

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So says this just-posted AP piece, which notes that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has decided to allow charter flights to Cuba from eight new airports -- among them Baltimore, New Orleans, Atlanta, San Juan ... and Dallas-Fort Worth International! Till now, you could only fly out of New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Still, there are restrictions:
Access to flights to the communist island nation will still be limited to people who meet certain travel requirements, including people from Cuba and those traveling for educational purposes or with religious groups.
Does the worship of Havana Club Añejo 7 and Rafael Gonzales cigars count?
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Neimic
Neimic

it is great having flies to Cuba from Dallas. Estoy feliz por eso .

LaceyB
LaceyB

Robert, I had intended to smuggle in a Cuban for ya the last time I was in Mexico, mostly for the thrill of the smuggle. But it was more than the $5 I had in my pocket. Sorry.

HC is widely known, even on the Virgin Islands, as the "schwag of Rums". Uh, swig up?

gladnotsad
gladnotsad

Brilliant! Gov. Perry can shuttle the indigent on Texas Medicaid down there (in a humanitarian manner, of course) for that low cost high quality nationalized Cuban medical care------and you said he didn't have a plan.

Juan Valdez
Juan Valdez

This is the most discriminatory policy in America.

Currenlty, Cuban/Americans can fly to Cuba. But not me (and you) regular american citizens.

Currently, Americans with a second passport from a diffrent country can travel to Cuba with the use of their second passport. But not me (and you) regular american citizens.

I do not like the ameican government telling me where I can/cant go. Especially when the citizens described above can circumvent the law and enjoy these places.

scottindallas
scottindallas

Juan, as you know you go to Mexico, catch a connecting flight and the Cuban authorities won't stamp your passport.

Enrique De La Fuente
Enrique De La Fuente

Havana Club? Come on, RW. The best rum is Ron Zacapa.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Ah, yes. But I was in Miami years ago, and my father-in-law had a few bottles of the HC7, and I got hooked -- first time I ever enjoyed rum. Still have half a swig in a bottle somewhere.

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