Sun Country's epic disappointment: Branson, Mo


We were sitting on the edge of our seats today when Sun Country airlines said they would be announcing a new destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. We had our eyes on warm weather wonders like Mexico, Puerto Rico, more California.

They even had a big announcement out at the Mall of America like this was going to blow all of us away.

Drum roll please.... They are now flying to Branson, Mo.

Wait, what?

More from the FOX:

Branson is the 27th city served by Sun Country out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul hub.

The airline will fly to the popular tourist destination Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and will feature a $79 one-way* introductory fare. Sun Country offers the only non-stop service to Branson out of the Twin Cities.

The Star Tribune tried to look on the bright side. It's a good wholesome place for losers:
For years, Branson has been a popular tourist attraction, with a wholesome lineup of musical acts as a counterbalance to the excesses of Las Vegas.

Among Branson's offerings of late: '50s at the Hop, the Oak Ridge Boys and Sunday Gospel Jubilee. "The addition of Branson is a positive step for Sun Country's future," said Stan Gadek, chairman and CEO of Sun Country.

We beg to differ. Boring and tarnishing the airline's image as a carrier that actually brings you to fun and warm places.