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Is Sun Country A Good Airline?  
User currently offlineRiffedAAMech From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8884 times:

My wife and kids are flying to Minnesota from LAX on Sun Country. I dont really know anyone that has flown them before. Has anyone flown them before and what was your experience with them? Thanks.

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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3200 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8867 times:

I flew them in March MSP-SFO. They are a wierd airline. I'd say they are an airline in an identity crisis. Cheap tickets... with a beach-like feel, but sandwiches and new service to lots of business destinations. Leather seats. Overall, I'd say way better than most airlines in America. But nothing too amazing. I would definately fly them again. The HHH Terminal at MSP is very nice and convenient as well. You get more on SY than on other airlines for less of a price pretty much.


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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8854 times:

We in MN think of Sun Country as the little airline that could. They have come back strong since April 2002, when the new management team took over. The crews are very friendly, and they are one of the few who feed the passengers with out charging additional money. Last I heard the LAX-MSP-LAX run was a red eye, you will get something to eat like a Quaker breakfast bar before you land.

It has been hard to find the right food for the passengers, as most just want to sleep. I hope you have a good time flying with Sun Country.

User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 8757 times:

That's right, their crews seem to be much more freindlier and helpful than the legacy airlines are. And don't forget that their aircraft are relatively new. The old, decreped DC-10's and 727's are long gone and have been replaced with the newer 737-800's, which are kept up very nicely. I would definitely fly them again anytime.

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8687 times:

The Good:
- New planes
- Low fares
- Leather seats
- Hot sandwiches (on daytime flights)
- Crew is much happier than the crew at the MSP counterpart
- Flies to smaller, newer, easier Humphrey Terminal at MSP

The Bad:
- No mileage program
- IFE is just audio
- The Humphrey Terminal doesn't have many concessions at all - just one bar and two mini-convenience stores (this is partially because I don't think SY connects passengers so passengers don't have long layovers at the Humphrey Terminal)
- And of course, the MSP observation deck is in the Lindbergh Terminal!

Overall I really like flying SY but if they only had a mileage program I'd fly them much more often.

User currently offlineN808NWatMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8679 times:

I flew them for the first time back in March on MSP-PHX-MSP. Unfortunately, I was onboard HV hybrids both ways, so no leather seats for me. But I was impressed with them nonetheless. The crew was friendly, the food was decent and everything was handled well. I would definitely fly them again.

User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 8656 times:

I have it from a good source that they are a great company. I hope they start hiring soon.

Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8597 times:

SUN country, and there hub is one of coldest places in america. lol

Anyway, i flew bos-msp (when they still flew out of bos before 9/11), and it... was just a flight. It's kind of a no-frills airline. They get you where you want to go. But that was a while ago. I hear they have improved, a bit. Good fares but they only place you can go is MSP, they dont do connecting flights, say lax-msp-lga.

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineMesaMXORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8594 times:

Great Airline. As stated above it kind of is just a flight, Not overly amazing but just a nice flight, nice service, and nice crews for a nice price. Plus the hometown airline for me  Smile

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8592 times:

I like them. Good prices. Nice schedules and destinations. New aircraft. Nice flight crews.


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1024 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8579 times:

I've only flown on them once and it was back when they have 727's, we flew from KCVG-KLAS, from what I remember it seemed like a pretty good flight.

Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
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