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by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 871
Views: 90438

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I find it odd that the plane is going to be sitting idle at KC for like 20 hours, seems like they could find a better use for that 20 hours. Hell they could run a 5th freedom route from KC to Vancouver and still have like 10 hours spare. A comment in The Points Guy article on the new route noted th...
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 871
Views: 90438

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Icelandair already flies to SEA and PDX, so the only theoretical gains we'd see from Alaska codesharing would be for people coming from SFO or SAN.

Icelandair is also a JetBlue codeshare, so this flight *might* be of some interest to JetBlue if they want to enter the market here.
by swid
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 226955

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

My garage charges $85/month for non-residents, and I'm pretty sure that's on the higher end of monthly parking rates in the loop.
by swid
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 286
Views: 27877

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

I can't even come up with a good joke to point out that Rally House == Kansas Sampler.
by swid
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 286
Views: 27877

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

We're coming up on two years in February since Zaina was forced to move.

Who knew that slightly renovating a small restaurant space to become another restaurant was so difficult?
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: 1643

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: 5989

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: 5989

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 generations befo...
by swid
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 395387

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:
ldai_phs wrote: 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 instead.
by swid
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 577
Views: 86245

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: 15
Views: 4846

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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: 4838
Views: 395387

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 side as losing curre...
by swid
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 395387

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...