Baby Steps: Flights to Cuba Added to Several U.S. Airports
In light of this year’s legislation regarding travel to Cuba, several airports in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, along with New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, will offer legal trips to the land of Habanos, according to a recent article in Cigar Aficionado.
You can’t just fly out to Cuba for a few Cohibas, though—the catch is that you can only travel there for religious, academic, journalistic or cultural reasons, i.e. visiting a family member who lives in Cuba. According to an article in the Washington Post, these flights aren’t supposed to start taking place until the end of the year. That means there’s still time to start working for a newspaper or enroll in a few night classes on Cuban foreign policy.
Now I have a degree in journalism and I’ve been writing for this blog for several months. I wonder—does that give me enough journalistic clout to snag myself a legal flight to Cuba? Probably not, but I can dream, can’t I? I just hope that these flights symbolize yet another crack in the long outdated embargo against one of our closest neighbors.