Cuban Travel Tip # 5

470Cuban Travel Tip #5

Direct flights from Tampa and Miami to Cuba require a check in four hours before flight time. This rather early requirement is to facilitate handling the enormous amount of baggage headed south. Each passenger is allowed forty pounds of free luggage in addition to carry-ons. These limits are tested by travelers carrying everything from vitamins to flat screen T.V.s.
While waiting, get to know some of your fellow travelers. You’ll meet farmers from the Midwest, birders, academics, students and Cuban Americans reuniting with relatives on the island. Many of the seniors are returning for the first time in over half a century and the reunions which take place a Jose Marti airport are stirring. Start your Cuban experience at the airport, you’ll enjoy the head start.

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