NW just began SLC
service - if you can visit the new Midfield Terminal, Northwest wins hands-down in the facilities category. Even if you're not able to route through DTW
, I'd still choose MSP
, especially now that the C Concourse Tram is up and running in Minneapolis.
's MRTC is an appealing option, as long as you can avoid 757s on your trip. Of course, your odds of switching your seat on NW
to a bulkhead or exit-row chair are good, so don't let that be a deciding factor.
If you're traveling through MSP
in September or October, there's no need to worry about weather. Late November might require de-icing, but don't worry about delays, as this process will be added to your flight's block time. With any luck, it'll be a nice day, de-icing won't be necessary, and your flight will arrive early.
Since the airlines are fairly even, go with whatever carrier you have more FF
miles with, or the airline that allows you to earn the most miles. In the end, it's all about the freebies, right?
Create your own luck.