4. Flying direct to Cuba starts today.
Cuba Travel Services launches its first regularly scheduled direct flight between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Cuba today, just weeks after President Obama restored diplomatic relations. The roundtrip flights cost $849 and include Cuban medical insurance. The charter flight, which can carry 145 passengers, is operated by Sun Country Airlines and leaves New York every Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET. Commercial airline flights could start before the end of the year depending on how diplomatic discussions go, Peter Quinter, from law firm GrayRobinson, told Bloomberg.