SkyTeam members KLM & Air France are currently offering cheap tickets to Cuba in cooperation with COPA. With departure from Amsterdam, you get to fly to Havana for €349. Tickets with a longer travel time are sometimes even available for only €333. Availability is good between March and October 2022, excluding the month of August. 23 kg of luggage cost €80 extra.
Vaccinated and recovered people can enter Cuba with a negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours.
At KLM & Air France, all tickets can still be rebooked without a change fee, but you will unfortunately now have to pay the price difference. You can also exchange the flights for a non-refundable voucher, valid for 1 year. Unfortunately, the option to have the value of the voucher paid out to your bank account no longer exists since March 1st. You can read the rules here.
You can simply use our form and then be forwarded directly to KLM. These flights are available from March until October 2022 (excluding the month of August):
The cheapest route has KLM fly you in a Boeing 777 to Panama and then have COPA take you to your final destination, Havana. Alternatively, there are also flights with Air France in a Boeing 777 via Paris. Legroom is 79 cm on long-haul routes.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, flights can be booked up until February 10, 2022 for the following travel periods:
- March 2022 (+ €20)
- April – May 2022
- June – July 2022 (+ €20)
- September – October 2022 (+ €20)
However, availability varies greatly depending on the travel period. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days or one night from Saturday to Sunday, and according to the fare rules, you can spend a maximum of 3 months at the destination.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Tickets are issued in booking class X (Air France & KLM) and L (COPA). For the example shown in the screenshot above, you would get:
- 3,039 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 2,307 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 2,181 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 1,493 Award Miles + 5,976 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 1,214 Award Miles + 32 XP on FlyingBlue
- 1,086 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 990 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 983 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 983 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 983 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 737 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 737 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 687 Miles on Asiana Club
- 616 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 500 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 500 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 500 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 492 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 492 Miles on South African Voyager
- 492 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 492 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 492 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 492 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 492 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 491 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 322 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 250 Miles on Miles&More
- 250 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 250 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 246 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 199 Kilometers on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 160 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 124 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 124 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 124 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 124 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 124 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 124 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
Information & Tips for Havana
Havana is the largest city and capital of Cuba with around 2 million inhabitants and a variety of touristic activities and attractions. Havana is also a good starting point to explore the rest of the country.
The city is connected by air to the Americas (mainly USA and Canada but also Central and South America) and partly also to the European continent. Cheap flights to Havana and to Cuba in general are often available thanks to the large number of charter airlines serving the country. It is also possible to get great deals on scheduled airlines (Iberia, Air France, Air Europe, etc…) for under €500 to Cuba. In addition, there are often good deals in business class.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Havana is in the dry season between December and May. Little rain and warm temperatures provide good touristic conditions and are a welcome change from the otherwise rather humid temperatures in the Caribbean.
From the Airport to the City Center
A taxi costs about €22-25. Airport transfers can also be arranged in advance, these also cost around €25. Alternatively you can take the bus for just €0.03, although this option is much more adventurous.
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