Here's the rest of the story from Mark:
Paula and I booked a round trip on Delta Air Lines from Brainerd to Las Vegas
with a plane change at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Tickets were
expensive because the flight times were early enough to get us into Las Vegas at
dinner time. What happened was another story. The Brainerd flight
was delayed, which resulted in missing our connecting flight in Minneapolis.
We were rebooked on another flight and arrived in Las Vegas at a much later
time. It was about midnight Brainerd time, which was exactly what we
didn't want to happen! We paid good money for the convenience of better
flight times, but did not get that.
will NEVER fly from Brainerd again. The last time we tried to use the
Brainerd airport, the flight was cancelled while we were standing at the gate
waiting for the plane. I was handed keys to a rental car and was told to
drive myself and the other passengers to the Minneapolis airport.
Fortunately I knew which roads to take to get the job done. So much for
the convenience of flying from the local airport!