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.
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Branson is the 27th city served by Sun Country out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul hub.The Star Tribune tried to look on the bright side. It's a good wholesome place for losers:
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.
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.We beg to differ. Boring and tarnishing the airline's image as a carrier that actually brings you to fun and warm places.
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.
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