Arriving at HOG for departure, I looked at the departure board and saw American Airlines. I did a double take because as natural as it is to see that in YYZ or Mexico, it was a bit of a surprise to see it in Cuba. Yep, flight to Miami. This was the first time I had seen this but it made sense when I reflected on all the families hugging and crying outside the airport.
I also noticed that I was asked to change more American money than ever before. Even the attendant behind a counter had fifty US dollars that they wished to exchange for Cuban Convertibles. I did not have that much but would change five pesos or less if asked.
Nice to see families getting to visit one another and help each other out. I can only imagine the fun and good times they had when going through Customs on arrival!