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by KCFan
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Did it strike anyone else as odd that AECOM took down their fly through video of their iconic KCI plan? Do you think they're worried about other firms ripping off their ideas? They used to have it on their web site and now it's gone.
by KCFan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I just don't know how B&M doesn't get picked because I don't think there's any chance the vote passes unless they're the choice. My only concern with B&M at this point is if they can design a nice enough airport. I don't have any doubt they can do a solid job, but I'd really like to see a ni...
by KCFan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I liked AECOM's fly through video....really surprised B&M didn't take the time to do that. I'm certainly much more open to AECOM's plan now and it looked nicer than the few renderings we got from B&M. My only thing is I think B&M probably has to get this to have any chance of passing at ...
by KCFan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

There's a fly through video available on AECOM's site:

https://kcipartnership.com/our-vision-p ... o-the-city
by KCFan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 258
Views: 21972

Re: Three Light

I really feel like KC needs a couple big office users to move downtown....particular private companies. Had Cerner plopped a signature office building downtown or any of the major employers in the region, it would make a big splash. H&R Block was nice, but they've struggled and never did build t...
by KCFan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I could see it if say $200 fare difference to drive 3 hours, maybe $100 if tight penny pincher (considering gas, etc) but doesn't seem worth the effort unless major savings and worth possibly having to connect after KCI anyway. Are their fares that much higher? All of them can connect via DEN, DFW,...
by KCFan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Would be surprised if Omaha, Wichita, Des Moines would drive to KC or connect through KCI if available given they can easily connect through major hubs on way to destination from their own airports. Springfield to Ottawa to Manhattan draw more likely, maybe a draw from Columbia if full flight from ...
by KCFan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Originating =! KC resident Exactly. There's a lot of people that drive some distance to fly out of KCI like Wichita, Des Moines, Omaha, or even Columbia, MO. I wish those numbers showed connecting passengers in recent years because I feel like it's down to 6%. Southwest specifically has said they a...
by KCFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The more I think about your arguments Pash, the more I feel you would have supported to upgrade Kemper and not build the Sprint Center. I'm not even arguing against building a new terminal. (I think at this point I'm tepidly in favor.) I'm just wondering why nobody will admit that closing Terminal ...
by KCFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I thought this was an interesting message posted on the bottom of a blog I just found: Kansas City Deputy Aviation Director Justin Meyer sent me this response to Bill’s comment: 1. The three terminals do not have 90 gates and they never have had 90 gates. They have about 15 jet-bridges/gates each fo...
by KCFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

They numbered to be able to have 1-30 in A, 31-60 in B, 61-90 in C. If it ever had that many is a different point, but it's clear how that idea became a thing. There's flights in gates 81 to 83, for example. Never had that many nor was it ever designed to in any configuration. That's just how it wa...
by KCFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCI's Director of Aviation Pat Klein is the one that said Southwest declined to move to terminal A and said they wanted a new terminal. If you think that's inaccurate, take it up with him, but I have reason to suspect he's talked with Southwest a time or two. KCI has a max configuration of 60 gates ...
by KCFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCI still isn't back to the passenger traffic the airport did pre-9/11. The record passenger count was 11.9 million in 2000 and 2001 would have hit more than 12 million passengers had 9/11 not derailed things. Kansas City has grown substantially over the past 17 years. It's shocking to me that despi...
by KCFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

So they were supposed to keep terminal A open just for United? I'm not sure how many gates United has, but I don't think it's that many (maybe 4). I seriously doubt keeping United there by themselves would dramatically impact the experience flying out of terminal C. It certainly wouldn't impact term...
by KCFan
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I disagree that better management can solve these problems. Not having enough room to properly manage deplaning/boarding of a flight is not a management issue. Having to put people in wheelchairs in front of a restaurant entrance because no where else exists (except 2 gates away) is not a managemen...
by KCFan
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCI just came in as the 15th most hated airport in America and was the only small airport on the entire list.

http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/most- ... ?a=viewall
by KCFan
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Justin Meyer had an interesting series of tweets this morning that showed how at peak times on Southwest and United, KCI's security can't handle all the people that need to get through security. It shows year over year how United has added 235 seats (no new flights), but how it swamps security. 45 m...
by KCFan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This gal does a great job of putting KCI into perspective: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article154767429.html Good editorial. It basically says what I've been saying here for years - KCI's convenience is mythical and overplayed. Go walk on the people mover...
by KCFan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

by KCFan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175375

Re: We need a new airport!!!

St. Louis just got a non-stop to Cancun on Southwest.

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