Cuba Says AA Cuban-American Flight Crews Can’t Enter Country / Overnight

by Adam

Well, this is an interesting problem for American Airlines, the Cuban government is refusing entry and thereby overnight privileges to any Cuban-American AA flight crew member as per the Miami Herald. American didn’t discover this until their first re-established flight to Varadero. On that flight a Cuban-American was denied entry on grounds that he did not have a Cuban passport, a requirement for anyone who left the country after 1970. American questioned authorities as to what would happen in a mechanical delay and was told only in extenuating circumstances would there be any exceptions.

So in an interesting twist, AA had to identify Cuban-American employees and remove them from the Cuba flight schedules…with pay. This was the memo sent to AA managers:

“Please remember that those who are Cuban born should be removed with pay from Cuba flights until we can verify what requirements the Cuban government has for these crewmembers.”

The Herald reports that “Cuba’s discriminatory rules” will of course apply to all other airlines operating to the island. American confirmed the restrictions…

The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

1 comment
0

Related Articles

1 comment

BREAKING: American Airlines Starting Flights to Havana November 28, Beating United By One Day - Point Me to the Plane September 27, 2016 - 6:38 pm

[…] also previously reported that American is dealing with some issues regarding staffing for Cuba flights. Specifically, Cuban […]

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

BoardingArea

Point Me Awake

  

A morning jolt of travel-infused news & deals straight to your inbox. 

 

Success! Check your email for a welcome onboard message