JetBlue: First U.S.-Cuba Commercial Flight Takes Off Wednesday

JetBlueFirst U.S.Cuba Commercial Flight Takes Off WednesdayOn Wednesday, JetBlue is inaugurating the first commercial jet service between the U.S. and Cuba, with a morning flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be on the flight, signaling the historic nature of the first regular passenger fight between the U.S. and Cuba in 50 years. A second airline, Silver Airways, starts flying to Santa Clara on Thursday, and American Airlines begins its Cuba flights on Sept. 7. Since the U.S. still has an embargo against Cuba, American passengers will have to pledge that they qualify for one of 12 categories of travel, including religious actives, humanitarian projects, and support for the Cuban people.