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Has anyone flown American from the U.S. to Santa Clara?

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Has anyone flown American from the U.S. to Santa Clara?

Hi everyone,

My husband and I are planning to fly American Airlines in mid-November from LAX > Santa Clara. We are U.S. citizens and will be ticking the "Education - people-to-people activities" box when purchasing our tickets.

Just curious to see if anyone here has flown AA to any of its Cuba destinations and what their experience was like? Smooth? No hassle? Did you get your tourist card/visa beforehand through CTS or did you buy it at the airport? Were you asked to show an itinerary of activities?

Any feedback is much appreciated!

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41. Re: Has anyone flown American from the U.S. to Santa Clara?

@40

All I was saying about the type of visa that I'll need is that I won't really know what the organization I'm working with wants until they initiates the request. I've finally had a chance to look into it more and I *suspect* that I'll need a D-7 visa.

As I said, when I was looking at non-tourist visas last year I couldn't find any visa courier services that handled them. Now a search for "Cuba Visa Service" reveals numerous sites which will facilitate obtaining a visa. CubaTravelServices, the one several airlines work with, is one of them. Most of them are for tourist visas and Cuban born U.S. citizens (HE-11) visas. From what I've read, a D-7 visa requires a personal visit at the consulate.

I do appreciate the help that you and others provide but didn't think we were obligated to explicitly thank those that provide help in every response.

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42. Re: Has anyone flown American from the U.S. to Santa Clara?

"I do appreciate the help that you and others provide but didn't think we were obligated to explicitly thank those that provide help in every response." It's a Canadian thing to repeatedly say thank you and sorry; we even say you're welcome when the 'thanks' is implicit rather than overtly stated. Karina's had such regular contact with Canucks that she's becoming acculturated to our way of interacting. :)

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43. Re: Has anyone flown American from the U.S. to Santa Clara?

@42 No John Aussies are also the same. Took me a long time to say sorry or thanks. I kept telling people at home - Australians are so polite!

Of course there is a big difference between always saying thanks and never at all which is the style of far too many posters here IMHO.

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