American Airlines Announces Airfare Sale for Cuba Flights

UPDATE June 23 – See the changes listed on sale prices below.

American Airlines has announced its first airfare sale for U.S. flights to Cuba; the airline is scheduled to begin Cuba service starting Sept. 7. Here are the details from the airline’s press release to FareCompare.

American Airlines Announces Airfare Sale for Cuba

See FareCompare’s Cuba Travel GuideEventurist for what to do in Cuba

Where: Sale fares apply to five cities in Cuba – Cienfuegos, Camagüey, Holguín, Varadero and Santa Clara. The U.S. government has yet to award routes to Havana.

Travel dates: Sept. 7 to Nov. 15 (dates may vary slightly depending on destination).

Minimum stay: 3 nights or a Sunday, whichever is fulfilled first.

Book by: Sale ends June 28.

UPDATE ON SALE PRICES: We missed the fine print that listed these deals as “taxes excluded” so the total price you pay will be higher (for example, $198 fares will total $280+)

  • $198 round-trip (excluding taxes) – for flights to Cuba originating in Boston, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa and Washington, D.C
  • $298 round-trip (excluding taxes) – for flights to Cuba originating in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth
  • $398 round-trip (excluding taxes) – for flights to Cuba originating in Los Angeles and San Francisco

American Airlines reminds travelers that “passengers need a visa to travel to Cuba from the United States and can obtain one by falling under one of the 12 categories mandated by the U.S. government.” Learn more about this requirement on U.S. State Department’s Cuba travel section.

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Updated: June 23, 2016