Cuba: โ‚ฌ381 from Luxemburg with Air Canada (incl. luggage)

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You can currently buy very cheap tickets from Luxemburg to three Cuban destinations: Varadero, Cayo Coco and Havana (a bit more expensive). The feeder flights from Luxemburg to the European airports, that Air Canada flies to, are generally operated by Lufthansa, SWISS or British Airways. What’s outstanding in this deal, is that luggage is included, which is very rare nowadays at this price level. Also, Varadero and Cayo Coco are two destinations that we very rarely see good deals for.

We found cheap flights to the following three Cuban destinations:

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The flight times on the way back are not ideal, but the price is.

While the flight times on the outbound flight are quite good, on the inbound flight, you’ll have two very long layovers in Montreal and London. If you’re willing to pay roughly โ‚ฌ40 more, you’ll mostly be able to fly back via Frankfurt or Zurich instead, where the layover time is much shorter. Also, from Frankfurt and Zurich, flights are operated by Lufthansa and SWISS, respectively, which is better if you’re collecting miles, as they are in the Star Alliance, while British Airways is not. If you are, however, stuck with a long layover in Montreal, you should use the opportunity to explore the Canadian metropolis.

In some cases, you will fly to Toronto, instead of Montreal.

Search & Book

The only restrictions mentioned in the fare rules are that the trip has to be 5 days (or a Sunday) to 12 months long. We do not know until when this price will continue to be available.

Using Google Flights is the easiest way to find available dates, and then our Travel-Dealz flight search will find you the cheapest price for those dates. You can also book the flights directly at aircanada.com, but the price will be at least โ‚ฌ40 higher there.

To facilitate your search for dates, we’ve created an availability calendar for trips of 6-9 days. For other trip lengths, use Google Flights.

Miles

All tickets are issued in booking class K. Should you, for example, fly to Varadero via Frankfurt on both ways, you can expect to be credited the following number of miles:

  • 8,440 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 5,310 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 5,300 on United MileagePlus
  • 5,240 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 5,240 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 5,240 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 5,240 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 5,240 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 5,240 on Asiana Club
  • 2,870 on Miles & More
  • 2,870 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 2,620 on GOL Aรฉreos Smiles
  • 2,620 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 2,620 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 2,620 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 2,620 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Cuba

Cuba has developed its very own charm throughout the decades of embargoes and socialism and stands out clearly from the other islands in the Caribbean. In addition to the many fantastic beaches, cigars, rum, salsa and American vintage cars attract numerous tourists to Cuba every year despite the difficult political situation. Nevertheless, the island is still not nearly as touristically developed as many other islands in the Caribbean.

Best Time to Visit

Although Cuba has warm temperatures between 25 – 30ยฐC all year round, the dry winter months between November and April are particularly popular. During this time the humidity is clearly lower than in the high summer during the rainy season.

For travel between June and October, one should be aware of the risk of hurricanes. The last hurricane to hit Cuba was “Irma” in September 2017.

Immigration and Visa Requirements

To enter Cuba, most EU citizens needs a passport valid for at least six months and a visa in the form of a tourist card (A1 visa) for up to 30 days. These must be obtained from the Cuban embassy in Berlin before entering the country. At least one person must appear there in person, but can also obtain the visa for other companions. This costs 22โ‚ฌ for the person appearing in person and 25โ‚ฌ for all other companions. It is much easier to purchase the tourist card directly from your airline: (all data without guarantee)

  • Condor: 25โ‚ฌ, in Frankfurt/Main at the ticket counter or transit area
  • Eurowings: 25โ‚ฌ, in Cologne/Bonn at the check-in desk / in Munich at the ticket counter & check-in desk
  • Air Canada: Will be handed out free of charge on board before landing. In addition, however, an electronic travel permit (eTA) is required for the transfer in Canada!

Additionally you have to show valid health insurance coverage in Cuba, e.g. a travel health insurance. If possible, the policy should be in Spanish. German or English policies are also recognized nowadays. Otherwise you have to take out a Cuban insurance at the airport for 2 – 3 CUC per day.

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