We need a new airport!!!

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby bobbyhawks » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:56 pm

Eon Blue wrote:
bobbyhawks wrote:Looks like precheck in the Southwest area is getting a taste of what a new airport will be like. They moved all TSA precheck traffic for Southwest through the "secret" gate and removed normal entry from that gate. It will make both more efficient at checking people in, but precheck folks will have to walk a bit more. Unfortunately, those without precheck who use to use the "secret" gate have to use the more populated one.

I just went through the new Pre-Check gate this morning. There was essentially no line for the security screening, but the walk was indeed longer.

There was a line when I went through at ~7:00 AM, but it took less than 5 minutes. At least one person was turned away who didn't see it was now a TSA pre-check only entrance. The walk is on par with other airports and takes just a few minutes, but it does run you directly by the slightly better and less busy Starbuck's location.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby Eon Blue » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:59 am

The (new?) Starbucks was a pleasant surprise.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby shinatoo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:59 am

It's been there a while. Maybe a year.
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby moderne » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:23 am

The sci-fi movie "Passengers" has a circular waterfall fountain like the one proposed for the new terminal, only not two story. Appears actually to use very little water with sheet of water held together by surface tension.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby WSPanic » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:30 pm

So, the City Council voted down the memo of understanding with Edgemoore.

What happens now?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby cityscape » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:59 pm

WTF. Anyone know the reasons or what happens now?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby FangKC » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:01 pm

The voting process is still happening on whether to dump Edgemoor altogether. The Council is still in session.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby moderne » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:12 pm

Runner-up AECOM +Burns & Mac?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby KC_JAYHAWK » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:13 pm

Can we dump the city council instead? Seriously don't vote for these minions in the next mayoral election, they can't tie their own shoes without fvcking something up.
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby cityscape » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:14 pm

Are they citing specific reasons or just throwing tantrums?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby FangKC » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:27 pm

The council has adjourned. The basic (first) agreement was defeated. A vote passed to drop Edgemoor completely, but it was sent to committee for further consideration. It doesn't mean Edgemoor is out, but it doesn't look good for them.

Council member Lee Barnes passed out the resolution to dump Edgemoor.

The vote was 9-4. The only council members to vote yes were Mayor Sly James and council members Jermaine Reed, Jolie Justus, and Katheryn Shields.
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:31 pm

They will negotiate another week and then move to AECOM. I haven't figured out why they rejected....closest reason I've seen is something with the community benefits package but then saw something about FAA not accepting that package....which seems dumb for KCMO to out it in the MOU if the FAA wouldn't accept.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:33 pm

They will negotiate another week and then move to AECOM. I haven't figured out why they rejected....closest reason I've seen is something with the community benefits package but then saw something about FAA not accepting that package....which seems dumb for KCMO to out it in the MOU if the FAA wouldn't accept.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:34 pm

I have no problem with the council looking for a good deal with a vendor...but if this is over their idiotic community benefits package that is this councils little pet thing then yes they are being foolish.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby normalthings » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:56 pm

KC_JAYHAWK wrote:Can we dump the city council instead? Seriously don't vote for these minions in the next mayoral election, they can't tie their own shoes without fvcking something up.

Justus and Reed should be the only ones who stay in city gov.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby normalthings » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:02 pm

KCPowercat wrote:I have no problem with the council looking for a good deal with a vendor...but if this is over their idiotic community benefits package that is this councils little pet thing then yes they are being foolish.

This is really doing edgemoor dirty.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:05 pm

while certainly a disappointment, let's remember that the council still has voter approval to tear down the old terminal(s) and build a new single terminal. today's outcome doesn't change that, it just alters the timeline and the people involved (and makes the council look bad).

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby Riverite » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Could we get mired in a legal battle over this?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby normalthings » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:22 pm

Riverite wrote:Could we get mired in a legal battle over this?

Maybe yes.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:07 am

Explain why this makes council look bad. They seem to have legit concerns.


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