Make your next international flight a trip to Havana1.

With Spanish Colonial architecture, vibrant culture, and a wealth of color, Cuba’s capital city is simply unforgettable.

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Get ready to take a trip back to the middle of the 20th century. Travel back in time as you wander through Old Havana, dine on classic dishes, and explore everything this charming city has to offer. Start with a vintage car tour. One common sight in Havana is classic cars—some more well maintained than others, but each of them a work of midcentury art. See the city sights while cruising in a classic ride. Choose from a two- or three-hour tour and catch a glimpse of everything from the capitol building to the Plaza de la Revolución. Lots of people think of cigars when they think about Cuba. Learn more about the intricate process that goes into making Cuba’s famous cigars—and bring home a few for yourself, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Sightseeing doesn’t have to take place from the back seat of a car—there’s more to see than meets the eye from the road. Choose a sunny afternoon during which to stroll the Paseo del Prado. Eight lion statues flank the route, from which you can see Fraternity Park, the Great Theater of Havana, and the ruins of the former Jail Building. Built in 1772, this old-world treat is not to be missed. Lovers of native flora should plan a visit to the National Botanical Garden, which contains plants native to the tropics, plant nurseries, exhibition pavilions, working laboratories, and even an eco-friendly restaurant—which makes it easy to spend a whole afternoon there, including lunch.

Cuba is calling. Answer by booking a flight to Havana with Southwest. Southwest Airlines® flies to José Martí International Airport, making your adventure even easier to begin. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest Experience and book your next flight to José Martí International Airport.

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Things to do in Havana
Can’t-miss beaches
  • Bacuranao
  • Brisas del Mar
  • Playa de Guanabo
Outdoor adventures
  • Forest of Havana
  • National Botanical Garden
  • Revolution Square
Enriching outings
  • Cigar factory tours
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba
  • Vintage car tours

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Why fly Southwest

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Bags fly free2

Your bags fly free, because no golf bag4 or swimsuit should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees3

Think your vacation plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind3.

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Gate to gate WiFi5

Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the Internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight on our 737-700 aircraft.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie5 for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your favorite destinations. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program.

Southwest Rapid Rewards® lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row6. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability7.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to paradise.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards® points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to our tropical destinations or anywhere else you want to go.

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Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.

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International travel tips

If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.

We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!

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Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

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The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.

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Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).

1Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

2First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

3Fare difference may apply.

4A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

5Download the Southwest app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

62016-2019 Freddie Awards.

7As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.