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...
Resolve To Avoid Spaghetti And Ask More Questions in 2016

Resolve To Avoid Spaghetti And Ask More Questions in 2016

Now that we’ve made it past the media’s new year predictions about KCI, we can get back to reality. Nothing has changed. The past few weeks have featured presentations by extremely well-paid consultants. Consultants hired to tell the Aviation Department...
I Pledge Allegiant To The Gate

I Pledge Allegiant To The Gate

Belated congratulations are due to the Aviation Department for “landing” Allegiant Air recently. During the ATAG’s behind the scenes tour of KCI in 2013, Director VanLoh made it a point to say that they could not get Allegiant Air to fly here because...

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