MIAMI, United States. – The American airline American Airlines (AA) ad this Tuesday the increase to 200 dollars for the second suitcase on flights to Cuba, a rise that almost triples the previous price (65 dollars).
Changes in baggage fees were updated on April 26, the airline itself indicated. The new price applies to tickets issued after April 26 and travel after May 3 of this year.
Only two checked bags with a maximum weight of 70 pounds (32 kg) per passenger are allowed on flights to Cuba, in addition to one carry-on bag and one personal item with no exceptions.
The channel Univision warned this Wednesday that, with the price increase, the average cost of air tickets to Cuba on American Airlines amounted to an average of about 700 dollars.
On the other hand, the baggage policy that applies to those who start their trip on the Island remains unchanged: the first and second bags are free.
In January this year, the airline halved the price of their tickets to Cubaaccording to a report of that date of Univision. The prices of flights between Miami and Havana, which at the beginning of the year cost between 900 and 1,000 dollars, fell to as low as 400 dollars.
However, The cost of tickets to the Island continues to be high for many clients who compare them with pre-pandemic rates, when the journey was around $200.
Cubans who travel to the island usually check in several suitcases to take their relatives with all kinds of products that are not easily found in Cuba, such as medicines, food, toiletries, etc.
American Airlines currently makes four daily flights to the Island. After months of the pandemic, the airline resumed its operations on the Island on December 2, 2021, at that time with a single daily flight between Miami and Havana.
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