We need a new airport!!!

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by ToDactivist » Mon May 21, 2018 10:10 am

Not sure I get the connection to MLK. if naming after famous people in KC then Walt Disney(land)

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by WSPanic » Mon May 21, 2018 12:25 pm

I feel people are confusing different things here. As far as I can tell, the terminal name has very little to do with the airport name. I haven't seen anyone confirm they are removing Kansas City International Airport - only adding a name to the terminal. Sky Harbor in Phoenix is going to have a McCain Terminal, but it's still going to be Sky Harbor*.

Obviously, McCain has a connection to that market - so it probably makes a bit more sense. I just have trouble getting worked up about a terminal name.

*Someone mentioned that they still use a city name on the airport TV screens - I believe that is what they do in every case - with the exception of NY, Hou, DC, etc. with multiple major airport.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by normalthings » Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 pm

“The Dave Johnson Memorial ,but not yet dead, International Airport”

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by flyingember » Mon May 21, 2018 12:54 pm

ldai_phs wrote:“The Dave Johnson Memorial ,but not yet dead, International Airport”
Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by im2kull » Mon May 21, 2018 4:03 pm

Highlander wrote:So when can groundbreaking be expected? I remember some pretty ambitious goals for getting the new terminal into operation.
October.
WSPanic wrote:I feel people are confusing different things here. As far as I can tell, the terminal name has very little to do with the airport name. I haven't seen anyone confirm they are removing Kansas City International Airport - only adding a name to the terminal. Sky Harbor in Phoenix is going to have a McCain Terminal, but it's still going to be Sky Harbor*.
The airport will be renamed.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by flyingember » Mon May 21, 2018 4:20 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:OKC actually has one named after a guy but its Will Rogers
Flown into it too (back before SW dropped service), should know that one too.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by WoodDraw » Mon May 21, 2018 4:23 pm

Ffs - why can we not just call it Kansas City international airport. I beg you, I plead.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Mon May 21, 2018 6:20 pm

im2kull wrote:
WSPanic wrote:I feel people are confusing different things here. As far as I can tell, the terminal name has very little to do with the airport name. I haven't seen anyone confirm they are removing Kansas City International Airport - only adding a name to the terminal. Sky Harbor in Phoenix is going to have a McCain Terminal, but it's still going to be Sky Harbor*.
The airport will be renamed.
I'll take that bet.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by Highlander » Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm

WoodDraw wrote:Ffs - why can we not just call it Kansas City international airport. I beg you, I plead.
That makes the most sense. Lose the MCI moniker.

Naming the terminal after MLK is a bad idea that could backfire. MLK was born in Atlanta and grew up in the south and most of his life was spent in the south other than living in Boston to get his doctorate. He spent some time in Chicago and Washington as well but there are no deep ties to the KC area and no eventful part of his life happened in KC. In fact, it almost looks as if KC would be trying to hijack his name and legacy for gain - it just seems ill-advised.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by WoodDraw » Mon May 21, 2018 11:22 pm

MCI will live on because the letter K is reserved and IATA would never allow them to change it anyway.

I agree on the terminal being dumb too. They should raise money from local companies and create a great urban park or something to name after him.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:31 am

Maybe we need Kansas City Missouri International Airport, most flight attendants say "Welcome to Kansas" over the loudspeaker when landing.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by wahoowa » Tue May 22, 2018 10:06 am

is the airport code "NED" taken?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KC_JAYHAWK » Tue May 22, 2018 11:07 am

Most people don't associate good things with airports anyway....traffic, delayed flights, overpriced food, congestion, etc. Why would you want to associate that with Martin Luther King? I would prefer Prospect or Paseo to be renamed and maybe a nice fountain added.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 am

In the 70's there was a Martin Luther King hospital in KC. Why not rename a hospital?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 am

Library?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by voltopt » Wed May 30, 2018 4:02 pm

Just call it Mid-Continent International. Name the terminal(s) whatever you like. It doesn't have to be 'Kansas City' anything.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by flyingember » Wed May 30, 2018 6:03 pm

The Martin Luther King Jr. Terminal at the Edward Roberts Airport

The symbolism would be intense.

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/16/obit ... abled.html

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by WoodDraw » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Anyone watch the meeting today?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by flyingember » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm

WoodDraw wrote:Anyone watch the meeting today?
Lots on Twitter

Issues over Union vs minority owned still
Delays in opening caused by a bunch of things.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:04 pm

Can't determine based on commentary if the delay is a huge deal or just a bunch of "here we go again" city hating.

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