Key Words: JetBlue CEO ranks first flight to Cuba among airline’s proudest moments

To many passengers a boarding pass for Jet Blue Flight 387 on Wednesday meant the fulfillment of a longtime dream or a chance to play a bit part in history. To others, their tickets were tools for reuniting families torn asunder. For the airline’s CEO, according to a Miami Herald report, the 72-minute journey from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Santa Clara, Cuba, was no less momentous.

‘This is definitely one of the proudest moments in JetBlue’s history.’

Robin Hayes, JetBlue

While the JetBlue JBLU, -0.87%  flight inaugurated a resumption of regular commercial flights to Cuba from U.S. airports after a decades-long absence, Americans traveling there must first demonstrate that they fall into one of 12 categories of permissible travel to the communist island nation.

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