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Old 12-29-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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To many whiners, indeed. And most of the things they bemoan are among KC's best features. My patience with it has worn so thin that it is next to impossible for me to respond within the TOS, so I'm not going to. Wouldn't do any good, anyway, as has been proven for years on end.

Your highlighted statement is the crux of the problem here. There are one or two who are old enough to know better and the rest are kids just trying to make the "progressive" team, the "cool" team. The team that attacks everything that their parents value. Life will fix what ails them, but it will take another 20 years.

Thanks for your comment and thanks for speaking up as you have recently in challenge of some of the nonsense that there just seems no end to here.
lol! I'm a parent and in my 40s. Hardly a "kid". Just because you age doesn't mean you have to become an angry old koot who longs for "the good old days".
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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KC wouldn't become another Detroit. Detroit has two new airport terminals, a downtown ballpark, a downtown football stadium, a downtown arena (with a new downtown arena under development) and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment downtown. Oakland County (Detroit's JOCO) has been pretty stagnant development wise for the last 10 years or so.
There's no point comparing Kansas City and Detroit, development-wise. Detroit failed because too much of its economy was based on one industry. What kcmo was saying is that some people would be happy to let urban Kansas City fail, imagining that Johnson County could pick up the pieces and become the new bright-shiny engine of progress and economic development.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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theres shuttles to the plaza, the airport is a get in get out,thanks for flying, far off not from the downtown so it could be built efficiently
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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I never understood people praising the walk to your gate when you will most likely have to change a plane somewhere and walk a long ways because KC doesn't have the non stop flights that other airports have because of it's horrific design.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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I never understood people praising the walk to your gate when you will most likely have to change a plane somewhere and walk a long ways because KC doesn't have the non stop flights that other airports have because of it's horrific design.
Kansas City has a LOT of nonstop flights. In fact, I can find a nonstop flight to just about anywhere from KC. This was discussed on another thread not long ago.


But don't bother with the facts, right?
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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Kansas City has a LOT of nonstop flights. In fact, I can find a nonstop flight to just about anywhere from KC. This was discussed on another thread not long ago.


But don't bother with the facts, right?
I can't believe I will go with Luzianne on this one, but the fact of people saying that KCI does not have many non-stop flights to places that matter prove that they do not know much about the airport. Pick a major American city, chances are there is at least 1 non-stop flight to it. That includes Toronto. Now, do I think KCI needs that new terminal, you better believe I do. Why? because I think those non-stop flights are not as functional as they would be if we have more updated terminal.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've never NOT had a nonstop flight from KCI.
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:41 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I can't believe I will go with Luzianne on this one, but the fact of people saying that KCI does not have many non-stop flights to places that matter prove that they do not know much about the airport. Pick a major American city, chances are there is at least 1 non-stop flight to it. That includes Toronto. Now, do I think KCI needs that new terminal, you better believe I do. Why? because I think those non-stop flights are not as functional as they would be if we have more updated terminal.
No other debate has ever seen more creativity abound.

You go with luzianne, but then turn around and brew up another KCI "problem" too vague even to define? What, on earth, is a "non-functional" non-stop flight?
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:08 AM
 
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I have always liked KCI.

I do find the thread funny though if you go back to the beginning.

One disgruntled person from out of town, called a troll....now here we are with the same people praising the new airport proposal and all it's improvements.
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:01 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I have always liked KCI.

I do find the thread funny though if you go back to the beginning.

One disgruntled person from out of town, called a troll....now here we are with the same people praising the new airport proposal and all it's improvements.
Indeed it is.

And the fact that almost all of these "Get it together KC....people actually laugh at your city" posts are essentially identical cannot possibly go unnoticed. I think there's about 4 people who consider spending a billion dollars on a new terminal a worthwhile investment. But, by exploiting every avenue available in today's social media, they make it seem to the easily led much more.

I remember fondly a pre-Internet world where few of the most outlandish eccentric voices were ever heard. In that world, KCI was the "coolest" major airport ever built. It still is - more than ever.

Sadly, though, in today's world the most outlandish eccentricity screams the loudest in social media. Thus many people feel almost an obligation to dive into it in an attempt to provide balance....in the hope of slowing the world's progress toward the edge of the final cliff.

Just think what we could accomplish if we didn't have to waste that time.
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