Sun Country Airlines, or Sun Airlines, is an American low-cost airline, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, United States and flies to over 50 destinations within the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The airline was founded in June 1982 and first began operations in 1983 and has had several owners over the years. After struggling in its early years, the airline filed for bankruptcy on two occasions. In 2011, the airline was purchased by members of the Davis family of Minnesota, who are also owners of Cambria, a manufacturer of premium countertops. Over this time, Sun Country Airlines went through a great period of growth and has been recognized for providing excellent service to passengers since. The Davis family sold the airline to Apollo Global Management in 2017.
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The airline operates an extensive network of domestic flights within the US. The airline is best known for connecting the Upper Midwest of America with sunnier, warmer weather states, including California and Florida. A lot of Sun Country's routes are flown on a seasonal basis, flying at times of the year when demand for those routes are higher.
|Alaska||Anchorage||Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC|
|Arizona||Phoenix||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX|
|Tucson||Tucson International Airport||TUS|
|California||Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport||LAX|
|Palm Springs||Palm Springs International Airport||PSP|
|Sacramento||Sacramento International Airport||SMF|
|San Diego||San Diego International Airport||SAN|
|San Francisco||San Francisco International Airport||SFO|
|Colorado||Denver||Denver International Airport||DEN|
|Florida||Fort Myers||Southwest Florida International Airport||RSW|
|Miami||Miami International Airport||MIA|
|Orlando||Orlando International Airport||MCO|
|Sarasota||Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport||SRQ|
|Tampa||Tampa International Airport||TPA|
|Georgia||Savannah||Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport||SAV|
|Hawaii||Honolulu||Daniel K. Inouye International Airport||HNL|
|Illinois||Chicago||O'Hare International Airport||ORD|
|Louisiana||New Orleans||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport||MSY|
|Maine||Portland||Portland International Jetport||PWM|
|Maryland||Baltimore||Baltimore–Washington International Airport||BWI|
|Massachusetts||Boston||Logan International Airport||BOS|
|Minnesota||Minneapolis/St. Paul||Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP|
|Mississippi||Gulfport||Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport||GPT|
|Missouri||St. Louis||St. Louis Lambert International Airport||STL|
|Montana||Bozeman||Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport||BZN|
|Nevada||Las Vegas||McCarran International Airport||LAS|
|New Jersey||Newark||Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR|
|Ohio||Cleveland||Cleveland Hopkins International Airport||CLE|
|Oregon||Portland||Portland International Airport||PDX|
|Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||Philadelphia International Airport||PHL|
|Puerto Rico||San Juan||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport||SJU|
|Rhode Island||Providence||T.F. Green Airport||PVD|
|South Carolina||Myrtle Beach||Myrtle Beach International Airport||MYR|
|Tennessee||Nashville||Nashville International Airport||BNA|
|Texas||Austin||Austin–Bergstrom International Airport||AUS|
|Dallas||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||DFW|
|Harlingen||Valley International Airport||HRL|
|San Antonio||San Antonio International Airport||SAT|
|Washington||Seattle||Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA|
|Wisconsin||Madison||Dane County Regional Airport||MSN|
Sun Country Airlines flies from Minneapolis to destinations that include Punta Cana, Montego Bay, Liberia, St. Maarten, San Juan, St. Thomas, San Jose del Cabo, Anchorage, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Boston, Minneapolis, Gulfport, Savannah and many others.
|Aruba||Oranjestad||Queen Beatrix International Airport||AUA|
|Bahamas||Nassau||Lynden Pindling International Airport||NAS|
|Belize||Belize City||Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport||BZE|
|Canada||Vancouver||Vancouver International Airport||YVR|
|Costa Rica||Liberia||Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport||LIR|
|Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||Punta Cana International Airport||PUJ|
|Jamaica||Montego Bay||Sangster International Airport||MBJ|
|Mexico||Cancun||Cancún International Airport||CUN|
|Cozumel||Cozumel International Airport||CZM|
|Huatulco||Bahías de Huatulco International Airport||HUX|
|Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo||Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport||ZIH|
|Los Cabos||Los Cabos International Airport||SJD|
|Mazatlán||Mazatlán International Airport||MZT|
|Puerto Vallarta||Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport||PVR|
The hand baggage limit on Sun Country Airlines is one personal item and a carry-on bag. The personal item must measure no more than 17 x 13 x 9 inches, and be able to stow under the seat. Every ticket permits you to bring one personal item with you.
Carry-on bags must measure no more than 24 x 16 x 11 inches. They must not exceed 35lbs (15kg) in weight. Carry-on bags are only permitted if you have selected the carry-on bag option
Checked-in bags can be no larger than 62 linear inches (length + width + height) and weigh 50lbs (22kg) or less. Checked bags must be purchased or included in the original ticket, otherwise, fees may be applied at the airport.
Sun Country Airlines only has one cabin class — Economy Class. The airline flies with one cabin class to keep prices down as a low-cost airline. Within Economy Class, you can choose to pay extra for a 'Best' or 'Exit Row' seat, which will give you extra legroom.
The airline used to fly with a First Class cabin. But, this was discontinued in 2018. Sun Country has no plans to bring back the cabin class any time soon.
Sun Country Airlines’ only class of economy, provides for a comfortable flying experience and fantastic customer service.
Some seats in Sun Country have USB and AC power outlets so that you can charge your electronic devices. The airline also offers complimentary beverages such as tea, coffee, water, juices and fizzy drinks.
There are three types of economy seats that you can choose from; Best, Exit Row and Standard:
Best Seats offer one free alcoholic drink, 150% recline more, 4 inches more in seat pitch and priority boarding.
Exit Row Seats have 9 inches more in seat pitch.
Standard Seats have 29-30 inches of seat pitch.
Premium Economy is not a class service currently offered on this airline. To get a premium experience within the Economy cabin, choose the Best Seat class available in economy class.
Sun Country Airlines do not currently have a business class.
Unfortunately, in 2018 Sun Country Airlines pledged to remove their First Class service from their flights by the end of the year. However, this is what was previously was offered:
Priority boarding, shorter check-in and security lines, larger seats, free drinks, a free meal or snack, free use of Sun Country Airline's in-flight entertainment system.
Sun Country Airlines offers in-flight entertainment via your personal electronic devices. The is available for all the airlines' flights as long as you can get access to the AirFi network onboard. However, this network is for the entertainment system only and not for the internet.
The entertainment system includes movies, shows, games and music. If you are worried about running out of batteries, most seats on Sun Country Airlines have USB charging ports and some seats have AC power outlets.
The US carrier does offer free drinks including water, coffee, tea, juices and soda. Alcoholic drinks, snack and snack boxes are not free but passengers can buy these onboard. The menu is available in the seat pock in front of you. Please note that the airline will only accept credit card and not cash.
Sun Country Airlines currently does not offer WIFI on any of its flights.
Sun Country Airlines offers online check-in on all flights. However, if you're a non-US resident, you can only obtain a boarding pass at the airport's ticket counter. The ticket counters open three hours before the scheduled departure time.
Online check-in opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure time and closes one hour before the scheduled departure time. This can be done on the Sun Country online check-in page.
Airport check-in opens 2 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before departure time at U.S airports. For international airports, check-in closes one hour before departure.
Sun Country Rewards reward programme allows you to earn points when booking flights with Sun Country Airlines, airlines' partners and the airline's Visa card.
Points can be used to spend on flights, vacation packages, seat selections, and bag options. 100 points are equal to a spend of each $1 in any Sun Country purchases. Your points will only expire 36 months after they are earned.
Sun Country Airlines is not a member of any airline alliance.
As of March 2020, Sun Country Airlines fleet consists of 1 x Boeing 737-700 and 28 x Boeing 737-800s which is a total of 29 aircraft.
Sun Country Airlines is based at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport which is also the hub airport for Delta Airlines, Great Lake Airlines. It has 4 runways and can handle nearly 40 million passengers every year.
Bemidji Airlines is also based at the airport, operating domestic cargo flights, charter and air taxi services within Minnesota and neighbouring states.
Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air Choice One Air France, American Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and many other airlines.
Sun Country Airlines cancellation policy doesn't allow for tickets to be cancelled for a refund. All flight tickets are non-refundable, regardless of the route.
On some flights, the airline does allow the ticket to be changed for a later date or an alternative route. However, you will be charged change fees per person and per direction. Plus, you'll have to pay any difference in the cost of the flight. Not all Sun Country flights are changeable, so it's important to check the fare rules of the ticket when you purchase the flight if you think you might need to change the flight at a later date.
While Sun Country flights are non-refundable, if you buy your flights through Alternative Airlines and purchase Cancellation Protection, you'll be able to get a full refund for your flight if you need to cancel it due to a range of emergency circumstances. You'll be eligible for a full refund on your flight if you need to cancel due to illness, scheduled airline failure, redundancy, adverse weather or any of the other emergency circumstances set out in the terms and conditions, which are also available to view at the time of booking under our Cancellation Protection section.
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Yes, Sun Country Airlines charges extra if you want a carry-on bag for your flight. This applies to all flights. The airline does allow you to bring a small 'personal item' on your flight free of charge. This baggage must fit under the seat in front of you.