First U.S.-Cuba commercial flight in more than 50 years touches down

September 1, 2016 4:13 AM

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The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.

Cheers broke out in the cabin of JetBlue flight 387 as the plane touched down. Passengers — mostly airline executives, U.S. government officials and journalists, with a sprinkling of Cuban American families and U.S. travelers — were given gift bags with Cuban cookbooks, commemorative luggage tags an...

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