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by herrfrank
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 503
Views: 71518

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

^ Adding for clarity... BA habitually uses AA clubs (they are the OneWorld alliance keystone airlines) at other US airports. This is a strong indicator for MCI-LHR on BA, and also why AA doesn't close clubs at nonhub airports where BA operates a long-haul London flight (EWR, DEN, TPA). But where BA ...
by herrfrank
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 503
Views: 71518

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The popular rumor I heard on a lounge is a generic (PriorityPass) one that could be shared by multiple airlines like a BA. There was space for 2 lounges overall in the plans (3 if you count USO). There is a third location next to AA. The agent who used to man the front desk at the "gate 80" Admiral...
by herrfrank
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 503
Views: 71518

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

KC's first European long-haul flight would likely be LHR London Heathrow on BA (perhaps codeshare with AA). MCI Kansas City was rumored to be in the next few US cities for LHR nonstop service until the COVID calamity. AA has recently moved to LHR Terminal 5, so connections between the US and BA's Eu...
by herrfrank
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: N-S Bike Path in Urban Core
Replies: 24
Views: 1457

Re: N-S Bike Path in Urban Core

Although not in the city budget, SW Tfwy would make an excellent candidate for tunneling like often done with thoroughfares in European cities. The modern tunneling machines could make quick work of two, 20-foot-diameter tubes, starting about 10 feet below the current road surface. Running from som...
by herrfrank
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: N-S Bike Path in Urban Core
Replies: 24
Views: 1457

Re: N-S Bike Path in Urban Core

I won't do SW TFWY either for the same reason. If I'm going to walk I want it enjoyable and it's easy to go one block EW. It is manageable but there is a definite ped/bike barrier, that was partial due to the physical environment, right around 31st. There are few throughways especially west of main...
by herrfrank
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Re: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love

I think offices will look to bring back a focus on spaced, individual, work spaces, like cubicles, or something similar. There will be needs for collaboration spaces, and that need may need to be larger so as to not crowd people in a tiny conference room at times. It will be an interesting mix. I c...
by herrfrank
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Re: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love

My company occupies several floors at One KC Place (1200 Main). We are not expecting to return to the office until October, at the earliest. Probably not until 2021. There is also strong indication from leadership that people who want to work from home, forever if they desire, will be allowed. There...
by herrfrank
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 130
Views: 78794

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Any property between 55th Street and the Intercontinental Hotel that accesses directly onto Ward Parkway, and in particular the hill, has a hellish entrance versus traffic issue. I've known several people on either side, both close to the Plaza and further up in Sunset Hill. It is always a drama get...
by herrfrank
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 234
Views: 38444

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

The mural/mosaic has disappeared And these boxes have appeared I recently came across some Kodachromes that my Grandmother took around Christmas 1962, one of which was the new Arthur Kraft mural on the Board of Education/ Central Library building. Unfortunately at 577KB, it is too large to add here.
by herrfrank
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74111

Re: COVID19

Infections are increasing but death rate is dropping. In the past. month we have had 19k deaths vs 100k in 2 months We are better off if everyone if everyone healthy just got infected and get it over with instead of dragging it out Variolation is a valid idea, but this virus has weird effects that ...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 132
Views: 33336

Re: The KC City Flag

I fly the 1970s-1980s flag (the knot by itself, as referenced above) whenever I fly the KC flag at home. It's still available for purchase online. I prefer it to the current flag. At some time toward the end of its lifecycle, the words "City of Kansas City" were added to the knot design, which was t...
by herrfrank
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 260
Views: 74232

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Yes, Masayoshi Son has/had a home in Mission Hills as well. Immediately next door to Marcelo Claure's house on Wenonga Road. Both remain unsold (I think Claure has a renter), and each are about 3 million overpriced IMHO and will sell closer to 5 million. Generational observation: during their execu...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Webster House....
Replies: 34
Views: 4106

Re: Webster House....

Good point. KC peeps cannot walk. Maybe a more casual performance + food venue featuring the KC Symphony? Like a chamber-orchestra-cocktail-lounge type thing? Is Shirley that hip? Shirley might erect a stylized, airport-esque honky tube with moderate-speed moving walkways. If you can cross from ter...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 42
Views: 5259

Re: Memorializing Racists

Are people also advocating the removal of the Policemen and Firemen Memorial fountain on 31st Street? Where does this end?
by herrfrank
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4371
Views: 583742

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It will be heartbreaking if they burn portions of the Plaza. A huge majority of protesters are there peacefully, it's the minority within that group that wants to cause the problems. To me, burning property and cars along with breaking windows and looting stores does nothing to advance a cause. If ...
by herrfrank
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74111

Re: COVID19

"Dividends are an agreement between an investor and an investment, so they are not a problem." Come again? If dividend payments have left companies with too little cash on hand to weather an economic crisis , then dividends are a problem. You don't have to agree with that, but it's a coherent thoug...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74111

Re: COVID19

You could substitute any word with either salutory or pejorative connotation in my argument upthread. Introducing slavery is just a strawman, not an argument. It's not a strawman, it's an illustration of a fact that you just unwittingly admitted yourself, that your own argument had no actual substa...
by herrfrank
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74111

Re: COVID19

You could substitute any word with either salutory or pejorative connotation in my argument upthread. Introducing slavery is just a strawman, not an argument. Dividends represent the (slow) return of capital on an investment. They pay usually a little more than the going interest rate, and sound com...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74111

Re: COVID19

When capitalism is worse than socialism... "S&P 500 companies spent $7 trillion on buybacks and dividends and “been rewarded’ by coronavirus bailouts, says Social Capital CEO" https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sp-500-companies-spent-7-trillion-on-buybacks-and-dividends-and-been-rewarded-by-coronavi...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Webster House....
Replies: 34
Views: 4106

Re: Webster House....

It was really only doing well with events and on nights when Kauffman was hopping (but dead during the shows). Perhaps it will become an exclusive extension of the PAC for patrons and musicians only? That's a good idea -- most large entertainment venues have patron lounges, like the Beranek Lounge ...