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A JetBlue plane departs for Cuba amidst water canons on August 31, 2016 at Fort Lauderdale National Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Cuba and the United States open their newest chapter in relations on Wednesday with the first regular commercial flight from America to the communist-ruled island in more than 50 years. JetBlue Flight 386 is set to take off from Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida at 9:45 am (1345 GMT) with 150 passengers on board. After an hour-long flight, it will land in central Cuba's Santa Clara, 175 miles (280 kilometers) east of Havana.
 / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISERHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images
A JetBlue plane departs for Cuba amidst water canons on August 31, 2016 at Fort Lauderdale National Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Cuba and the United States open their newest chapter in relations on Wednesday with the first regular commercial flight from America to the communist-ruled island in more than 50 years. JetBlue Flight 386 is set to take off from Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida at 9:45 am (1345 GMT) with 150 passengers on board. After an hour-long flight, it will land in central Cuba's Santa Clara, 175 miles (280 kilometers) east of Havana.
 / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISERHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images

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