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Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby KCMax » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:28 am

Just watched KC Week in Review and Nick Haines told me that there are some (Alvin Brooks chiefly) that want to rename KCI "Buck O'Neill International Airport."

As much as I like Buck, I vote a big no on that one.
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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby bbqboy » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:22 am

Flyin' into the B-O-N International Airport? Call it the Bone. Heck, call the whole town the Bone.

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby carfreekc » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:32 am

bbqboy wrote:Flyin' into the B-O-N International Airport? Call it the Bone. Heck, call the whole town the Bone.


T-Bone!

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby nota » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:34 am

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby Highlander » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:41 am

Bad idea....let's keep the name "Kansas City" as visible as possible.  Only baseball afficiandos have even heard of Buck O'neill. 

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Postby lock+load » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:56 am

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby bbqboy » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:11 am

I thought you guys all hated the term "Kansas" in anything & everything.

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:17 am

what if the alternative were the Mary Kay Barnes International Airport? you know she'll get her name stamped on SOMETHING right after she leaves office... is the KCMO way!

i personally don't have a strong opinion about it. the new orleans airport is named after louis armstrong, which doesn't seems to raise many eyebrows. same for will rogers world airport in OKC. and it's not like anyone would call it that for a generation anyway since people would be hard-pressed to immediately switch away from "KCI" (kinda like "sandstone"). or maybe people would just start calling it "o'neill" and drop the rest... does anyone under 40 really remember the first names of o'hare , hartsfield, or laguardia?

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby Highlander » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:21 am

bbqboy wrote:I thought you guys all hated the term "Kansas" in anything & everything.



Not me.  I'm fine with Kansas.

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby Highlander » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:23 am

DaveKCMO wrote:or maybe people would just start calling it "o'neill" and drop the rest... does anyone under 40 really remember the first names of o'hare , hartsfield, or laguardia?


That is funny as most people at that point would wonder who the Irish-American was that KC named its airport after..........and I still here people refer to as MCI!!

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby anniewarbucks » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:40 am

This would be an ideal Idea but we have to remember that the FAA has to aprove the name change of the airport. They might want to call it Lamar Hunt International instead.
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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby bbqboy » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:42 am

anniewarbucks wrote:This would be an ideal Idea but we have to remember that the FAA has to aprove the name change of the airport. They might want to call it Lamar Hunt International instead.

he was a TEXAN! You can't do that. It's illegal.

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby Highlander » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:55 am

bbqboy wrote:he was a TEXAN! You can't do that. It's illegal.


As much as I admired Hunt......you're right....if we have to name it after a person, let's find someone who at least lived in KC for a substantial portion of their lives.

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby GRID » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:25 pm

anniewarbucks wrote:This would be an ideal Idea but we have to remember that the FAA has to aprove the name change of the airport. They might want to call it Lamar Hunt International instead.


Good god no.  Hunt or O'Niell.  Leave the airport as is.  If anything change the code to KCI instead of MCI.


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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby 49r » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:38 pm

Let's rename it Charles DeGaulle!  :D

Boy, talk about some pissed off tourists!

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby KCMax » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:00 pm

I think a far more fitting tribute would be to build a world class baseball facility in the 18th and Vine District for baseball tournaments.
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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby carfreekc » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:20 pm

Since light rail would finally go to the airport, shouldn't it be the Chastain International Airport? Wouldn't that be a fitting tribute to the city's latest hero? {cough}

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby bahua » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:04 pm

Well, just because a memorial name is given doesn't mean that the code has to change. San Jose's airport is called Norman Mineta Airport, or something like that, and the code is still SJC.

That said, I don't think it makes much sense to name an airport after someone that had little to do with it, and has no prior association with it.

But if they did rename it, I wouldn't be offended.

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Re: Buck O'Neill International Airport

Postby shinatoo » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:25 pm

Airports are e big enough deal they should be named after presidents. The only suitable name would be the Harry S. Truman International airport.
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