The first of many I would assume…
- Kevin Peterson on A Trophy Terminal Worthy of The City of Champions
- KevinK on A Trophy Terminal Worthy of The City of Champions
- Kevin Peterson on A Trophy Terminal Worthy of The City of Champions
- Brian Hand on A Trophy Terminal Worthy of The City of Champions
- Bill Davidson on A Trophy Terminal Worthy of The City of Champions
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Please leave out airport alone! it is very user friendly, and I would hate to see it changed. seems like what ever the majority wants, the government does the opposite.
Haven’t you heard, there is no need to fix it, if it is NOT broken. SAVE our airport AND JOBS!
I hate to break up these conversations about the misdirectional baloney the city spews at us but KC has little say in this since the main reason for the bulldozing is to allow the TSA to have a cattle chute with total control.. and we already know how well ‘total control’ works in our prisons. Why do you think the federal government is willing to blow over a billion dollars they don’t have on it?
Face the facts:
This about people control and nothing else. The reason KCI rates so high is due to it not being a TSA cattle chute like most other airports have already become.
MCI will never overtake Indianapolis as a Hub since we are 40 years behind them on infrastructure.
On the bright side.. we will have stories to tell the kids about how the general public allowed freedom and convenience to drift away.
The main reason why is the TSA wants a cattle chute of total control instead of customer satisfaction. We see how well ‘total control’ works in our prisons already, thank you.
I feel the airport is fine the way it is but since we are up against a huge federal snafu that far too many people will put up with.. we will likely fail in our attempts to save the old KCI. 🙁
First, this is the best functioning airport for the traveler that I have seen, (based on 2 to 5 trips a year). If you want to see how the proposed airport works, look at Salt Lake City, the certainly among most awkward and difficult for the traveler.
Second, While the average taxpayer apparently won’t be charged for the new construction( have we heard that before?) Ticket prices and airport usage fees will rise. That sounds like a user tax to me.
As to attracting more travel traffic, I doubt that just building a new airport will do it. Perhaps concentration on being more of a destination might. People want to go where there is something to go to or from.
Surely the present design could be updated better, but retain the passenger convenience at the same time.
Maybe I’ll drive more…
I just retired from a major airline and for the past 3 year had been working at DFW and commuted back and forth every week . I was always thankful for KCI and it’s easy access coming and going . Because of that it added at least and hour to my weekend to spend with my family. I could be off the airplane and in my curbside car with my wife in 5 minutes or less .Leaving KCI I could be out of my car , through security and at the gate in 10 minutes or less and have only walked at the most 150 feet .There is no possible way you will be able to do this with the new design .As the Baby Boom generation continue to age and retire , having a short walk and less hastle will be very important for them .
Airlines add flights due to customer demand and the ability to make a profit on a new route, not due to a new airport with more gift shops and eating choices. Airlines run on a very narrow profit margin and they watch every penny . Southwest is the king of this and do very good at it . This new terminal will add cost to the airlines and the traveling public . Ticket prices continue to rise and people’s disposable income keeps going down . All I see with a new very expensive terminal is a loss in passengers and service from the airlines .
Lets keep what works and what most everyone likes just the way it is .
Why “fix” what is not broken. The City Council are like birds attracted to shiny objects. We have lived in many cities around the country and Kansas City is not behind because of an airport, so that premise does not fly with me. Airports should not be considered a “keep up with the Jones” issue! So superficial! This is an age of spend wisely, not foolishly. This will be like the new DMV in Kansas. Takes longer and aggravates to no end. Who do we not re-elect!
This is about personal legacy building, and very little else. Who will be the Mayor that will step up and fix this cities infrastructure. Not very sexy. It is needed.
I use this airport several times a year. I have always had a positive experience with parking, baggage check, and security. It makes no sense at all to change what we have now, unless the city gov., who is broke anyway, wants to spend more money on a project that does not need to be built. Didnt they just spend over $250 million to beautify and improve KCI anyway? Stop wasting our tax dollars!!!
Thank you John! Has leadership, from DC to KC, gone mad. We’re talking sequestering in one breath and in the next increasing foreign aid and building blindingly expensive and I predict, inconvenient and unwanted new airports here at home.
The picture in today’s Star made the hair on my arms raise. The trek from curbside to gate surely must be made underground by tram and/or moving sidewalks. We’ve all been in other cities when those “aids” are non-functional. I need assistance but I’ve seen healthy young travelers miserable and huffing as they ‘walked’ to their connecting airline.
I hope a wiser electorate will preserve the airport praised and appreciated by experienced travelers. If spendthrift ‘officials’ choose not to listen to those of us who pay the bills, perhaps a way to restrict funding for their glamorous, nay gaudy imagination.
As one letter writer suggested: Speak Up – Get Noisy! Thank you for reading my opinion.
I’m OK with that; expected it really. I trimmed and moderated my comments as best I could but I am passionate about this subject.
Thank you for establishing this website!
I’m only moderating for spam and for “name-calling” etc. Only had one of those and it was frankly, minor. This has been an amazingly civil conversation and will remain that way. Thanks for your comments and service.
No new airport, please. A billion dollars can go a long way to modify existing buildings.