Cuban Americans

Cuban Americans Prohibited From Boarding Flights To Cuba

Posted July 05, 2004 by publisher in Cuban Americans.


Hundreds of people at Miami International Airport are furious today after they were not allowed to board charter flights to Cuba.

The charter flights were not approved by the proper U.S. agencies, leaving hopeful travelers frustrated, angry and sad. Dozens of them lined up at MIA, chanting, “We want to fly.”

The confusion arose because the Department of Treasury cleared the flights, but the Department of State did not approve them.

Airline spokesman Joel Cortez said the passengers will have to go back to their travel agents to get refunds.

The crowds were trying to beat new travel restrictions, banning the flights starting Wednesday. The planes took off empty for Cuba, since they still had to pick up other passengers waiting on the island.

Member Comments

On July 05, 2004, publisher wrote:

We from the government and we’re here to help.

And this gets more votes for Bush how???

So far, charter flight jobs have been lost and families have been torn apart.

I don’t really see the benefit but then again, I am not as smart as the President of the United States.