A caption under a photo in the Star today was thought-provoking in several ways.
First, I see they are still hammering away at the “It’s FORTY years-old!” narrative. Do they not yet understand that people already know that and since they also know that Arrowhead is 40+, City Hall is nearly 80 and Union Station will be 100 next year, they don’t care?
While the caption notes that KCI, “wasn’t built to meet modern security requirements,” most newer airports would kill to have security lines as short and fast as those shown in the picture.
Finally, it says that “City officials want to build a single-terminal airport.” As a member of the Mayor’s Airport Terminal Advisory Group, I’ve been told that city officials want to wait to see what the group advises. Moreover, we’ve been told to stop referring to the “build something new” option as a single-terminal since there are many options on the table to consider. So either the Star is wrong or the ATAG is a fraud.
There’s a lot packed into that pic.
YOU DON’T fix SOMETHING that’s not BROKE !! if you think it is , YOUR WRONG !! WAKE UP KANSAS CITY !! our government is like congress , they love to spend money for all the WRONG REASONS !!!
Why don’t they show a picture from the other side of the wall, which shows people literally falling over each other to get to the gate due to lack of seating and aisle space. I was there Monday morning at 6 am and got a first hand view. We need a 737 sized airport and we have a 40 seat regional jet.
You’re right about the lack of space after getting through security.
I don’t experience it for very long because I pull into the parking garage 10 minutes prior to my flight’s scheduled boarding time.
KC will never be Chicago, Denver, or Dallas so let’s not build an airport pretending we are. We have the most traveler friendly airport in the country. Improve it, don’t tear it down.