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by swid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Kansas City Tour Trolleys, time to bring them back!
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: Kansas City Tour Trolleys, time to bring them back!

Hey, it's 2017 and we have two companies providing tourist-oriented tours of KC. Anyway, I found a vaguely appropriate threat to post this Pitch article, wherein David Hudnall uses going on a double-decker tour as a framing device to point out that he *really* doesn't like the direction that downtow...
by swid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2144

Re: DIVERSITY

Genetic genealogy is an interest of mine and there are a lot of folks of colonial American ancestry who go all in on it - the tl;dr version is that the consumer-level autosomal tests (Ancestry, 23andMe, etc.) have a very hard time reliably distinguishing NW European ethnicities apart, as (surprise!)...
by swid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2144

Re: DIVERSITY

The primary European ancestry in the upland South (and the places those folks then migrated to) is from the British Isles, but due to poor/lost documentation compared to places further north and many of the people in the "Scots-Irish" ethnicity group only living in Ireland for a few genera...
by swid
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

They are currently planning on 2 clubs. USO and ..... None of the legacy carriers has a large enough presence here to bother with operating a lounge of their own, so I'd bet on it being "The Club at MCI" (Priority Pass, etc.), with an outside chance of it being an Amex Centurion lounge in...
by swid
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 560
Views: 57981

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

mgsports wrote:Raytown,Grndview to.

Alas, just a Raytwn short from a three-word, three-typo post.
by swid
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Your favorite P&L restaurant, Summer 2017 [RIP Gordon Biersch] edition
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Re: Your favorite P&L restaurant, Summer 2017 [RIP Gordon Biersch] edition

Yeah, noticed that a few days ago.

“County Road Ice House” is less lawsuit-inviting, I assume.
by swid
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

If your state doesn't touch an ocean or Great Lake, it's almost assuredly "here be dragons" territory for JetBlue.
by swid
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

STL's Departures page lists 88 SW flights for the remainder of the day. Without putting too much work into it, I'm guessing they have about 130-140/day overall.

KC has about 70 SW flights/day currently.
by swid
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Cranky Flier has a follow-up article to the one he posted last week; this one is an interview with a Southwest exec.

Per the follow-up article, SW currently has about 25-30 flights/day going through St. Louis that it would prefer to have going through KC.
by swid
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I wonder if we will start seeing an uptick in flights before the New Terminal starts, or if we will have to wait for 4 years before we see any. I wouldn't expect SW adding additional flights until the new terminal opens - they're effectively maxed out with their current gate allocation. Alaska, Uni...
by swid
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It’s up big in the Northland. Given Freedom Inc’s endorsement, I’m feeling much better about the vote now.

(Edit: sniped)
by swid
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

If this is like every other election, we'll have a good idea of how the Northland voted around 8, and south of the river by 9-9:30.
by swid
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

In a mistake I probably won't make again any time soon, I listened to Dan Coffey and Jolie Justus talk about Tuesday's vote on KMBZ. Dan claimed that CFRG's "polling" had the Yes vote at about 55%, but it had "dropped about 3% in the past few days". Given that he painted his own ...
by swid
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Well, CFRG did raise some money. My expectation is that they will do a huge mailer last weekend before the vote so it doesn’t give newKCI proponents a chance to respond. Kinda like you see happen during some elections for judges. I do think voters are coming around once they get the information. It...
by swid
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:They need to publicize this themselves...there is still a faction out there that are like "well the hometown team didn't get it, I'm not voting for it"


Ask, and you shall receive: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 79696.html
by swid
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Burns & Mac gave $20K to the campaign on Friday.

If you can't beat them, ...
by swid
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City Music
Replies: 135
Views: 15451

Re: Kansas City Music

A snipped from the Pitch article linked above: In this particular case, the trouble appears to be with Blind Tiger's landlord. The tavern's Facebook post includes this explanation: Blind Tiger has been dealing with an unstable landlord who ambushed and shot at the owner. We feel that it is in our be...
by swid
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

smh wrote:
hartliss wrote:Also on Twitter, Justin Meyer (Air Service Director at MCI) mentioned the CEO of Southwest will be in town on Friday. He wouldn't say why but I am thinking it could be related to the new terminal push.

maybe he's connecting


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by swid
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4055
Views: 237025

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The Missouri Ethics Commission - the items listed above came from https://mec.mo.gov/mec/Campaign_Finance/CF_SearchLrgContr.aspx
by swid
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 214
Views: 18407

Re: Bike Lanes

The same goes for east on 12th; it's effectively down to one lane between Main and Walnut due to a) the never-ending facade work at Andrews McMeel Universal and b) the likelihood of someone illegally parked in front of the T-Mobile store is just short of 100%.

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