Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 30 Jul 2017
Total posts 14
I'm trying to book a jaunt to Havana, Cuba for early 2018. Since I'll be in Europe then, I was hoping to use either AirBerlin (Dusseldorf), Iberia (Madrid) or Finnair (Helsinki) to book as a classic reward through Qantas. But the Qantas website for some reason doesn't even have Havana Airport listed or searchable! Anyone with any Cuba experience?
Member since 01 Jan 2014
Total posts 27
Might be a better option out there, but can get close by: 1/Go to www.qantas.com, 2/Select country as 'Germany' (at top), 3/Search Dusseldorf to Cancun (Mexico), but click on 'Use points' option and finally 4/buy a cheap separate ticket Cancun/Havana/Cancun on Aeromexico. Good luck :)
Just found that you can also go to www.qantas.com and then select the 'Spain' page to look for Iberia flights Madrid/Panama City return. From Panama City you can easily fly to Havana with www.copaair.com/en/web/gs, but imagine that this will be more expensive than the Cancun option. We are also flying to Havana via Cancun early next year. I am sure that when I telephoned Qantas to ask about using points to Havana, they were unable to assist. Be sure to avoid US to Havana options due to possible Trump changes - see https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_20170725.pdf
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
For flights to certain destinations (eg. Cuba), Classic Reward even cost more than some cash fares.
Havana can be reached with bunch of direct flights from European destinations or a stop in US or Canada, if you insist taking a separate booking connecting flights on JetBlue, Southwest or Westjet.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 771
On the subject of Havana, does anyone have any good hotel recommendations there? The Kempinski seems far and away the best, but with prices to match. Has anyone tried The Iberoparque or the Nacional?
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