February 27, 2012
Miami Whitfield, The Miami Herald
The Archdiocese of Miami flights that will carry some 300 pilgrims to Cuba for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit next month are a study in logistics.
Organized for the archdiocese by Airline Brokers, a Coral Gables company that is a veteran in the Cuba travel business, tandem pilgrimage flights will leave Miami International Airport on March 26 bound for Santiago, where the pope will celebrate a sunset Mass at Revolution Square.
But while the pilgrims are at the Mass, the two chartered planes return to Miami — carrying all of the travelers’ luggage — then return to Santiago later. The pilgrims will once again board the planes and head to Havana, where the pope is scheduled to meet with church officials and celebrate a morning Mass in the Plaza of the Revolution on March 28....