Cuba: What a Way to Go

Airlines flying to Florida offer all kinds of gimmicks to attract the customers, but their advertising has so far failed to note an increasing phenomenon: the free, hijack trip to Cuba. In recent months, seven planes have been hijacked and forced to fly to Havana. Last week, for the third time in a month, it happened again. Five minutes after National Airlines Flight 28 left Tampa Airport bound for Miami, two tipsy Cuban exiles pulled out pistols, forced a stewardess to unlock the pilot's cabin and began shouting at Captain Clarence Delk: "Havana! Havana!

Havana!" Captain Delk changed course and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!