The first commercial flight to Cuba in over 50 years took off this morning from JFK.
For First Officer Frank Barreras, being at the controls of the history-making flight to Santa Clara, Cuba is to come full circle. His father, Frank Sr., was just a teenager when he fled Cuba on one of the last commercial flights to the U.S. 55 years ago.
It’s not enough to regain our senses and start flying to Cuba again after 50 years of silliness, there has to be some human angle for the local news to cover. Is there maybe a puppy on the flight? Awwww puppy!