Why Wasn’t This An “I Told You So” Moment?

Why Wasn’t This An “I Told You So” Moment?

Last week, Southwest announced it was adding seasonal non-stop service between Pensacola and Austin as well as St. Louis. As followers of the KCI conversation already know, Austin and St. Louis are often held up as prime examples of airports stealing business from...
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...
Reality Finally Lands At Our KCI Discussion

Reality Finally Lands At Our KCI Discussion

Today was a big day. Today we finally learned from the airlines themselves that not only would a shiny new terminal not attract flights, it might cost us some of the non-stop service we now enjoy. Ron Ricks and Bob Montgomery, the two executives at Southwest Airlines...
So What Have We Learned In The Past 60 Days?

So What Have We Learned In The Past 60 Days?

(If this is your first visit, click here¬†first. Then grab a cup of coffee.) One of the first tasks that Mayor James’ KCI task force is going to undertake is called “Airport 101.” This will be where the task force hears from experts and learns how...
Cincinnati’s Lesson To Kansas City: KCI Is Better Without A Hub

Cincinnati’s Lesson To Kansas City: KCI Is Better Without A Hub

I think the reason that talk of a potential hub at KCI won’t go away is that most people prefer non-stop flights. I do too. And perhaps there is a belief in some circles that visions of non-stop flights to every corner of the universe will be so powerful that...

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