Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Sent by the best denizens of our blog community for the late night and remembering today in Show-Me State history . . .

MOLIFE: "November 21, 1972 - Built at a cost of $250 million, Kansas City International Airport opens, featuring an innovative “Drive to Your Gate” design."

Meanwhile . . .

Spirit Airlines, Allegiant protest price of Kansas City airport plan

Airlines Are Now Asking To Be Bumped From KCI Flight

October Traffic Reaches an All-Time High at Kansas City International Airport

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

Very nice.

20 years from now, maybe the new airport will open.

Anonymous said...

We would welcome spirit and allegiant at the Midwest national airport in clay county. No drama and no political bs

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful airport she’s been!

Anonymous said...

"We're not going to allow this project, which is so important to this city, to be the platform for resolution of national issues and disputes between large and small airline carriers."


Anonymous said...

More revenue can be generated at the airport. That has 'been established', just nothing about anything else.

when the street car going to the plaza?

Anonymous said...

After 46 years- it remains the fastest airport in the US to board a plane from the minute you enter and fastest when you leave.
But be Thankful today- the City along with the Editorial Boatd will “fix” it.
Other things they would “fix” given the chance:
1. Straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa
2. Fill in the Grand Canyon
3. Move the Equator
4. Repaint the Painted Desert
5. Add more editorial board members to support more Liberal ideas.

At least they will succeed with Number 5.

Anonymous said...

KCI is a good, solid airport. It works.

No, it's not fancy, and yes, it's a bit dated but who the F cares?

Donald T. Rump said...

Los Angeles Int’l Airport - Sept. 26, 1927
(91 years old, remodeled)

Lambert/St. Louis Int’l Airport - Feb. 7, 1928
(90 years old, remodeled)

JFK/LaGuardia Airport, NYC – December 2, 1939
(79 years old, remodeled)

Reagan Washington National Airport – June 16, 1941
(77 years old, remodeled)

O’Hare Int’l Airport, Chicago – Aug. 8, 1958
(60 years old, remodeled)

Kansas City, International Airport – Nov.22, 1972
(46 years old) ! OBSOLETE, MUST BE TORN DOWN !

I guess this proves we are neither capable of or competent enough to do what other, more well-run Cities do.
I attribute this to poor quality municipal leadership

Anonymous said...


do surveys of all constituencies and have an architectural firm, local, put those features in.

then, engage jo gaines to decorate the color scheme. huge pr.

Anonymous said...

Remodel !!

It takes me 42 seconds to deplane and get to baggage claim in KC.

In Atlanta, 20 minutes. Many other airports even worse especially St Paul / Minneapolis which I refuse to fly through.

Gopher Casey said...

It's amazing how small-minded so many "denizens of this blog community" are. I'm truly only here for the comments. The list given of airports by Rump is something to consider. True the physical location of those airports were established long before KCI was built. In those days, commercial air traffic was out of the Downtown Airport or Municipal Airport as it was known. The location there limited growth and lengthening of the runways necessary to accommodate the new jets of the day. Keep in mind Airlines had previously flown prop planes up to this point so a need for a whole new facility was recognized. Yet the airports you all have mentioned have terminals that are newer than KCI though their physical location remains unchanged. No one is saying we need a new airport. That's a misnomer to say the least. The current setup and facilities, in other words the "terminal", need replaced. The city leadership believes so, the airlines believe so and the voters believe so. That has also been the opinion of outside consultants who have no dog in the fight. The only people who continue to complain about it are a vocal minority who are still butt-hurt over losing the vote and will make any accusations necessary to continue that narrative. Get over it.

Donald T. Rump said...

Kris, I mean "Gopher Casey", if you're really "only here for the comments", then shut up.

Maybe the "Shitty Leadership thinks so", but to say that the airlines(read the links in this blog or even the local newspaper) or the "voters" (who counts the ballots - thought so) is a "foul and catiff prevarication" of the first order.

Anonymous said...

$250M IN 1972 = $1.5B IN 2018 ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION

In 2018, we're NOT talking about an entire new airport, just a new single terminal. Think about it.

U.S. Inflation Rate, $100 in 1972 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 2018 are 504.99% higher than prices in 1972. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.99% per year during this period.

In other words, $100 in 1972 is equivalent in purchasing power to $604.99 in 2018, a difference of $504.99 over 46 years.

The 1972 inflation rate was 3.21%. The current inflation rate (2017 to 2018) is now 2.52%1. If this number holds, $100 today will be equivalent to $102.52 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

Inflation from 1972 to 2018 Cumulative price change 504.99%
Average inflation rate 3.99%
Converted amount ($100 base) $604.99
Price difference ($100 base) $504.99
CPI in 1972 41.800
CPI in 2018 252.885
Inflation in 1972 3.21%
Inflation in 2018 2.52%

Anonymous said...

5:15A they can fill in the downtown loopdee loop

Anonymous said...

thank you 8:14A!

Anonymous said...

u can attribute that to jj the lawyer

Anonymous said...

maybe she can be a good mayor but she flubbed the airport, they act like they been to the airport once and talked to the airlines in depth long time ago. the pushing into the runway gave it way.

Anonymous said...

not enough room for that alternate access road between the tower and parking garage, so the, uh, 4 year entrance during construction....

Anonymous said...

and the rest of it can all be a surface parking lot by 2030.

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