Wheels Up! JetBlue Launches $99 Flights to Cuba

HAVANA, CUBA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Vintage American cars being used as tourist taxis are parked alongside each other as drivers wait for customers on September 16, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.  Pope Francis is due to make a three day visit to Cuba from September 19 where he will meet President Raul Castro and hold Mass in Revolution Square before travelling to Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, El Cobre and onwards to the United States.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Wheels Up! JetBlue Launches $99 Flights to Cuba

Get those bags packed STAT!

Published August 3, 2016

Thanks to JetBlue, you can visit the Caribbean island starting at a mere $99 each way beginning on August 31. Well, probably. JetBlue is still waiting for Cuba's approval, but if they get it, they will be the first U.S. commercial airline to fly to the island in more than half a century, says The Miami Herald.

“It’s a new day for Cuba travelers and one we have thoughtfully prepared for,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president of commercial and planning at JetBlue. “We are proud to usher in a new era of Cuba travel with affordable fares and great service," he added.

Their nonstop flights will fly from Fort Lauderdale, FL, to Santa Clara–Abel Santamaría Airport, which is about three hours away from the country’s capital of Havana. And depending on where you live, the total cost of a round trip could be as low as $204, which will include taxes and fees and Cuba-required health-insurance coverage, Refinery 29 noted.

Since Cuba opened its borders earlier this year, it has been the destination. And with plenty of ways to occupy your time, we suggest getting in on this flight deal ahora.

You can soak up the sun at one of their many beautiful beaches, digest the country’s rich history by visiting their cultural sites or be whisked away by the live music played in the clubs and on the streets.

Chanel held their Cruise show on the streets of Havana this year, and if it’s good enough for Karl Lagerfeld, it’s good enough for us.

Che in sequins. #ChanelCruiseCuba #cococuba

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President Obama and the first family took in a baseball game:

Or you could light up some of those coveted Cuban cigars like the Kardashians did on their vacation:

Pablo was here! Cuba 🇨🇺

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Ok, Cuba, let’s do this.

Written by Kellee Terrell

(Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

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