BEST THING TO HAPPEN AT THE TWIN CITIES AIRPORT (1998)

So they're rebuilding the runways to send more jets roaring over more backyards; so they're putting up a $150 million parking ramp that might have to come down in 10 years. Let's give the Metropolitan Airports Commission credit for one job well done: letting Icelandair have some gates for direct service to Reykjavík and 18 cities in Europe. Now here's an airline after our own heart: brand-spanking-new planes, fares to London as low as $400, and stopover packages on an island full of hot springs. Watch out, NWA--here come the Vikings.