Dear “Bob”

Dear “Bob”

Thank you for sending me a note last night. You asked for my thoughts but alas… the email address you provided me is, for some strange reason, not working and my response was returned. That or you lied about your email address. Of course, I would hate to make...
The People Keep Speaking

The People Keep Speaking

I happened to see a fairly typical letter to the editor in the KC Star regarding KCI. I’m reprinting a couple of excerpts here because it involves a random exchange with an out of town passenger, similar to comments I hear myself when travelling. As usual, our...
What Does 2017 Hold For KCI?

What Does 2017 Hold For KCI?

2016 was a year of mixed signals regarding the ongoing discussion concerning the future of Kansas City International Airport. In other words, it was just like 2015, 2014, 2013… Southwest Airlines executives and TSA flip-flopped from their “Keep KCI the way...
The Problem With Rose-Colored Glasses

The Problem With Rose-Colored Glasses

The current “not from City Hall” PR campaign for a new single-terminal at Kansas City International Airport turned another page today with a KC Star column from Steve Rose headlined: Kansas City Council must avoid a public vote on KCI upgrade. Frankly the...
KCI “Saved” For Now. What’s Next?

KCI “Saved” For Now. What’s Next?

The mayor’s surprise announcement this week that new terminal discussions would be put on hold was a welcome one. It was clear that despite millions of dollars paid to a litany of consultants and tens of thousands in free promotion via the news media, the public...
What’s Going On With Southwest?

What’s Going On With Southwest?

Southwest Airlines is a great brand known for consistency and straightforwardness. So it’s confusing as a resident and concerning as a customer to see them apparently talking out of both sides of the airplane. Most recently Southwest’s spokesperson and...
Time Flies, But Ill-Conceived Terminal Proposals Do Not

Time Flies, But Ill-Conceived Terminal Proposals Do Not

(Originally published March 30, 2014) Today marks the one-year anniversary of starting this website. A year of my life that I will never get back, but one that has filled with new friends and has been rewarding, enlightening, at times frustrating and one for which I...
Our New Terminal Dreams Can Be Fulfilled On Wednesday

Our New Terminal Dreams Can Be Fulfilled On Wednesday

With the Powerball jackpot now projected to be over a billion dollars, we finally have a way to pay for our new terminal! If fact, if the Aviation Department buys a ticket and it wins, I pledge to be there politely applauding at the ribbon cutting. I’ll even...

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