Fast on the heels of JetBlue operating the first flight in more than 50 years from the United States to Cuba, Spirit Airlines has begun offering, as of yesterday, its ultra-low fares for its own upcoming service to the Caribbean island nation.
One of 10 U.S. airlines granted permission from the Department of Transportation to fly to Cuba, Spirit will be connecting Fort Lauderdale and Havana starting on December 1 (JetBlue's service that started this week goes from Fort Lauderdale to the central Cuban city of Santa Clara).
With Spirit's "Bare Fare," a round-trip flight from Florida to Havana is currently going for less than $200 at Spirit's website.
Keep in mind, though, that rate only covers you and one personal item. As with most budget airlines, Spirit charges fees for everything—and we mean everything—else.