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Founded in 1929, Cubana de Aviación S.A., more commonly known as Cubana, is both a national airline carrier in Cuba and the largest airline in the country. Cubana was one of the earliest airlines to come to prominence in Latin America and has been wholly owned by the Cuban government since 1959. With over 80 years of service, Cubana is based in Havana out of the José Martí International Airport and is the bridge point between Cuba and the world.
Make sure that you get the best deals on Cubana ticket prices and cheap international flights on your next booking by subscribing to Skyscanner’s Price Alert for your next travel destination, or use Skyscanner’s monthly search feature and find out when you should be planning your next flight with Cubana. Cubana is an international airline that has flight services all over the world. From their main hub at José Martí International Airport, here are some popular domestic and international flights that Cubana flies. Because domestic flights can be infrequent, the average posted rates can be hard to find. For those passengers looking for domestic travel within Cuba, it would be best to subscribe to Skyscanner’s Price alert for your destination and let Skyscanner take the guesswork out of your next vacation.
Cubana Latin America:
Cubana has airline services to major airports all over Latin America and the rest of the world. Here are ten major airports that Cubana services internationally and the corresponding terminal that you will find Cubana in.
Currently, Cubana offers flights in Antonov models (An-158), an ATR model (42-500), Ilyushin models (Il-96-300) and a Tupolev model (Tu-204-100). Along with their cargo fleet (Tupolev Tu=204-100RC), it brings their total fleet size to 14, with 3 Ilyushin models (IL-96-400) on order to meet the current and ongoing demands of their passengers.
Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles Promotions
Currently, Cubana does not have either a loyalty or frequent flier program available for its passengers. Though passengers can check back with Skyscanner’s monthly search feature to determine which months are best for a visit to Cuba and to help save some money on fares. Alternatively, you can subscribe to Skyscanner’s Price Alert and take the hassle out of watching for flight sales—let Skyscanner do all the hard work so you can sit back, relax and plan the rest of your vacation.
How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
Because of certain trade embargos and other limitations when visiting Cuba, the airport experience can be a little different from other airlines. That being said, it is a good idea to be sure that you have all relevant identification (passports, photo ID) and trip information (flight information, hotel information, car rental information) printed out and ready to supply to airport officials when requested. All tourists to Cuba must have their return tickets purchased and available for officials to see prior to arriving in Cuba. It is also beneficial for passengers to give themselves more time than they think they need as both airport lines and security clearance lines can take some time to navigate through.
Cubana does not currently have online check-in available for its passengers, so they recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to departure for international flights. For passengers needing more seating space on the flight, be sure to either let the reservation office know of your seat preference or choose the seat you require while making your reservation online as passengers are able to make specific seat selections while reserving their ticket.
Your seat assignment with Cubana is only guaranteed up until the check-in deadline (check-in deadline for international flights is 40 minutes before departure and the check-in deadline for domestic flights is 50 minutes before departure), so be sure to get to the airport on time and be sure that you are at the gate and ready to board as soon as possible after receiving your boarding pass, otherwise your seat could be reassigned to another passenger.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Passengers on Cubana flights are allotted one handbag as a carry-on item for their flight. The maximum weight for hand baggage is 5kg and the dimensions cannot exceed 115cm combined (length + width + height). The hand baggage weight is also counted towards your total baggage allotment for checked baggage as well, which means you need to be aware of the weights of both your carry-on and checked baggage prior to your flight.
The international checked baggage allowance varies greatly depending on the region you are flying from/to, but the Economy domestic baggage allowance is as follows: one checked bag up to 20kg in weight. The allowance for Business class is more generous than Economy class but also depends on the specific route you are traveling. If you are traveling with luggage that weighs more than your allotment for your route, then you will be charged the excess baggage fee that ranges from $4 USD to $25 USD (generally, the excess baggage fee is 1.5% of the highest one-way Economy class fare, but the fee is route dependent). Please contact Cubana prior to your departure if you have any specific baggage questions or refer to their online baggage fee reference.
Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals
Depending on the length of your flight, Cubana does offer onboard meals for passengers. For shorter flights, snacks and drinks are available for passengers, though alcoholic beverages are available for purchase only. On longer flights, meals (usually sandwiches) and drink service are provided, again with alcoholic beverages being available for a fee. Passengers may wish to bring a snack with them on the flight, depending on the length.
Passengers needing special meal requests are encouraged to contact the airline directly to ensure that their meal requirements will be met. Otherwise, it is recommended that passengers with specific dietary needs bring their own meals to eat as airlines cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment. It is also recommended that passengers with allergies bring their required medications with them in their carry-on luggage, ensuring that it is easily accessible if it is needed.
Though entertainment options are not specifically advertised by Cubana, passengers can look forward to onboard movies and music (depending on the length of the flight and the model of the airplane). Alternatively, passengers are able to bring their own personal electronic devices (as long as they are switched into airplane mode prior to takeoff and during taxiing), or books/magazines to read.
Cubana also has onboard shopping available to passengers during their flights. Passengers can choose from a variety of international and Cuban products. Prices are in USD though some other currencies are accepted—check with your flight attendant to see if you can pay with your local currency if desired.
Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service Guidelines
Children who are between 7 days old and under 2 years of age prior to their departure date do not have to have their own seats on Cubana. These children are considered infants and are able to sit on the lap of a parent or guardian and are eligible for a reduced rate (10% of the accompanying adult’s fare). Only one child per parent or guardian is permitted, so parents who are traveling with two or more children are only able to have one child in their lap at any given time and seats must be purchased for any remaining children. Any child that is not yet able to sit upright on its own must have either a bassinette or child’s seat for them to sit in during the flight. Cubana can supply a carrier for your child and infant meals but these special items need to be requested prior to your flight during the reservation process.
For children who are over 2 years of age, they are charged a reduced rate on Cubana (a percentage of the adult fee). Depending on the region you are traveling within and the fare rules for that region, the percentage of the child’s fare ranges from 50 to 75% of the adult fare. Any child that is paying the reduced adult fare is entitled to the same baggage allowance as the adult fare of the same class. Any excess baggage that the child might have will be charged at the same rate as the adult excess baggage fees.
Children under 5 years old must be accompanied, either by an adult family member or guardian or by one of the staff at Cubana. Parents must notify Cubana that their child (5 and under) will be traveling alone and that they require Cubana’s special service. Arrangements will be made for a staff member to stay with the child for the duration of their flight and until the designated guardian comes to pick the child up from the airport. The fee for this special service is 100% of the adult fare for the child’s ticket class plus a surcharge of 100% of the fare. Children between 5 and 12 years old are able to travel alone on Cubana’s flights, but their adult/guardian must fill out a Liability Relief Form prior to the child’s departure.
On Cubana, passengers can only travel with pets as checked cargo, unless they a service animal (dogs only) or a Yorkshire breed, in which case they may travel in the main cabin. Service animals are not charged a fee and are able to travel in the main cabin with their owner, as long as they stay seated on the floor by their owner’s feet and do not stick out into the aisle, or inhibit the flight in any way. You must notify Cubana prior to arriving at the airport on your departure date as arrangements for your service dog or terrier must be made. If you are traveling with a cat or a dog that isn’t a Yorkshire (or a service animal), then you must transport your animal as checked baggage.
Your pet’s carrier must be ITIA (International Air Transport Association) compliant and be able to withstand cargo handling, in addition to keeping your pet safe and contained. Your carrier must also be leak proof and large enough for your animal to stand comfortably and turn around in. Please be sure that your pet has a sufficient source of water and food inside the carrier, one that won’t spill.
If the temperature is too hot or too cold in the cargo area, Cubana reserves the right to refuse to fly your pet as the heat or cold could pose a threat to their health (higher than 29 degrees Celsius or lower than 7 degrees Celsius). Excess baggage fees apply towards animals and their carriers (the combined weight of both). Excess baggage fees depend on the route/region you are flying to/from, so please contact Cubana or reference their detailed baggage information page for more info.
Passengers are responsible for having all necessary identification for their pet, in addition to health certificates and vaccinations records. Passengers are also required to comply with all quarantine laws for their final destinations.
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