100% Rebate on Flights to Cuba

Silver Airways has an extensive route network based out of Florida.

While the US government hasn’t yet announced which airlines will be able to fly which routes to Havana, airlines have been allowed to fly to as many other cities in Cuba as they wish (because there’s not a lot of demand, and airlines don’t wish to fly as many routes as the US and Cuba have negotiated).

Silver Airways has grabbed onto several route authorities out of Ft. Lauderdale:

Here’s the schedule for commencement of service:

And if you want to fly one of those routes you can use promo code CUBA4FREE by July 11 to get a 100% rebate on the cost of your ticket.

The thing is, the rebate is in the form of a voucher for a future flight to be taken between September 5 and December 20. So this isn’t a true Cuba Libre — a rum and coke with lime, associated with Cuba’s independence from Spain.

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They’re marketing the 100% rebate but it’s more of a “buy one get one” offer. So you can go back to Cuba twice.

Terms and conditions:

On/before July 11, 2016, purchase a Sale Fare or Non Refundable ticket on any Silver Airways flight using the CUBA4FREE Promo Code to enroll in the Cuban Fall Rebate promotion. Once purchased and enrolled, Silver Airways will issue a voucher for the full value of the reservation’s base fare (excluding taxes) to be used for future travel to/from Cuba on/after September 5 and on/before December 20, 2016, with a 10-day advance purchase. The voucher will be issued via e-mail by July 30, 2016 to the customer populated in the CUBA4FREE’s reservation e-mail field, but is transferable to any traveler(s) when redeemed. The voucher’s value will be deducted from the new ticket’s base fare, and even if that results in a $0 ticket, the taxes must still be paid. Based on the itinerary’s origin, destination, and number of connections, additional government taxes and fees starting from $10.10 for each passenger for each segment will apply, up to $140 within the United States or $304 for to/from international flights. Vouchers can only be used once, are not redeemable for cash, and any residual value after used is lost. Promo Code sale fares are valid only when booked on silverairways.com and only for Silver Airways flights. The CUBA4FREE Promo Code will not discount your current ticket and must be entered using all capital letters. A gold star will appear next to eligible fares. The Promo Code may only be used towards newly purchased tickets and may not be applied to prior bookings. Seats are limited, subject to availability, may not be available on all flights, and may not operate all days of week. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $200 fee plus any difference in fare, if applicable. Fares, routes, fees, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Silver Airways will accept checked baggage up to 50 pounds and 62 linear inches for a non-refundable fee, per customer, per bag. When purchased at silverairways.com bag fees are: flights within the United States, $30 for first and $40 for second, or international flights are $35 for first and $50 for second, and $125 within the United States or $150 internationally for the third bag. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these size or weight limitations and other baggage restrictions may apply. For further fee details please visit silverairways.com.

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  1. “They’re marketing the 100% rebate but it’s more of a “buy one get one” offer. ”
    … So then shouldn’t the title of your post be different? Or did you think “Buy One Get One on Flights to Cuba” would get less clicks?

  2. Very misleading headline. Is it really necessary to mislead in order to get people to read the blog?

  3. Flights and places to stay via airbnb are much talked about.

    l would REALLY love if you can write about car rentals in Cuba, and if there is a way to get wifi while there, like renting a portable wifi for continuous Internet connections. (This is a piece of cake in Japan. You pick it up at the post office in the airport, have it in your pocket, and return it to the post office when you depart Tokyo.)

  4. Another fraudulent title. 🙁

    oh well, one post here in every 100 or 200 is worth reading. ;(

  5. I’m surprised your “hit” rate is that high.

    Now we’re being told that the real STEALS are in some dump on the other side of the world.

  6. Why the hell would anyone want to visit Cuba, spending money that props up the current communist scumbags?

    The Castro regime has been accused of numerous human rights abuses, torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial executions, repressing all forms of political dissent. Cubans are systematically denied basic rights to free expression, association, assembly, privacy, movement, and due process of law. And Cuba had the second-highest number of imprisoned journalists of any nation.

    Not to mention they were almost the trigger point of a nuclear war in 1962 with Russian nuclear missiles pointed at the US, just 90 miles away…

  7. Have you ever been to China, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia and countless other countries that have poor human rights records? Don’t be so naive that Cuba is alone on this.

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