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the first direct flight from j. f. k. to havana taking off at noon friday jetblue announcing the inaugural flight of its direct service from the u. s. to cuba the latest development in the historic detente between the two countries , even though travel restrictions were eased earlier this year americans still can't go to cuba simply for vacation and can't buy tickets directly from jetblue tickets are sold by a firm called cuba travel services with the launch of the new york havana route jetblue now operates five round trip flights per week between the two nations , thanks to partnership , which it hopes to leverage , as relations between the u. s. and cuba improve