SkyTeam member Air France is currently promoting discounted tickets for business class connections between Madrid and Havana. Fares for a round-trip between Europe and Cuba start at around €1,408. There’s quite good availability from October 2021 through July 2022.
All Air France and KLM tickets issued for flights until March 31, 2022, are fully refundable. You’d receive a voucher which can be refunded to your bank account. You can read more about this here.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
The fare shows up for flights between August 2021 and March 2022. A hefty minimum stay of ten days applies. However, shorter trips are available for just €100 more, still a good price for this route. Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates at the cheapest price for trips up to four weeks.
Air France sends a Boeing 777-300ER to Havana. To see what the long haul flights in business could be like, check out this review.
Before Covid-19, Air France still had 4 different business class versions, but now, as the A380 & A340 have left the fleet, only 3 remain. The business class in the A380 was no longer up to today’s standards, unlike the business class that’s installed in the Boeing 787-Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which is modern and comfortable. This business class is now continuously being installed in other Air France planes as well.
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The fare rules state that this offer is valid for trips commencing on or before July 31, 2022, with a minimum duration of ten days. A sales period is not mentioned.
The fares in question are displayed by Google Flights. You can use this to your advantage by comfortably looking for matching dates there (instructions) or, even better, use our calendar above to book the cheapest fare available on Air France’ website.
KLM issues tickets in booking class O for long haul flights and J for Schengen flights. Sadly, this results in the long haul flight yielding only revenue-based award mileage in Air France’ & KLM’s FlyingBlue. Other Skyteam frequent flyer programs won’t acknowledge any miles in this booking class, with the sole exception of Delta SkyMiles, Aerolineas Argentinas Plus, and Alitalia MileMiglia.
- 11,274 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 8,388 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 5,356 Award Miles + 90 XP on FlyingBlue
- 4,800 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
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- 2,656 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 2,656 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 2,644 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
- 2,310 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 2,310 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 2,094 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 1,980 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 1,980 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 1,980 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 1,980 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
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- 1,650 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 1,650 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 1,650 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
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 – 30°C 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 22€ for the person appearing in person and 25€ for all other companions. It is much easier to purchase the tourist card directly from your airline: (all data without guarantee)
- Condor: 25€, in Frankfurt/Main at the ticket counter or transit area
- Eurowings: 25€, 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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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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