From Australia and New Zealand
The best bet is to fly to either Los Angeles or San Francisco and then to Cuba via Mexico, El Salvador, or Panama; or to Canada and on to Havana. Air New Zealand (Australia tel. 132-476, New Zealand tel. 0800/737-000, www.airnewzealand.com), Qantas (Australia tel. 131-313, New Zealand tel. 0800/808-767, www.qantas.com.au), and United Airlines (Australia tel. 131-777, New Zealand tel. 0800/747-400) offer direct service between Australia, New Zealand, and North America. A route via Santiago de Chile and then to Havana is also possible.
Specialists in discount fares include STA Travel (Australia tel. 134-782, www.statravel.com.au; New Zealand tel. 0800/474-400, www.statravel.co.nz). A good online resource for discount airfares is Flight Centre (Australia tel. 133-133, www.flightcentre.com.au).
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition