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Old 02-19-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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We have discussed the airport in the past so I thought this may be of interest:

KCI ranks high in national customer satisfaction survey - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/1758537.html - broken link)
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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KCI is hands down the least stressful major airport in the country...
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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Yes. Now, if only it was close to a city. Any city.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:27 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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It is close to lovely rural land that doesn't have Joco mcsubdivisons everywhere. On a serious note, outsiders do feel like they are fairly removed from the city when they first land at the airport.
My father always found KCI easy to navigate and ESPCIALLY to park.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Yes, it certainly is close to a lot of farmland.

But farmland doesn't use the airport. Most of the people who use it are 25 miles away, or more.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Yes. Now, if only it was close to a city. Any city.

I've never understood this complaint. Why does the airport need to be close to the population? So, that people can be disrupted by the sound in their homes?

If you are going to or from the airport you likely have travelled a long distance. Why does it matter that you have to drive 20-30 more miles to get where you need to go?

I think the airport is in the perfect place. If it was close to suburbia, it would disrupt people's quiet life. If it was downtown, it would take up valuable space in our downtown area that is already limited.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Yes. Now, if only it was close to a city. Any city.
I think anyone living in Clay or Platte County would take exception to this.......
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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People always complain about the location, and I suppose it is warranted for JOCO or Lee's Summit or Belton residents. However KCI is only 5-15 minutes away from burgeoning suburban developments in Platte/Clay counties....

Why do people exaggerate so much, as if the airport is in St Joseph or something? Even when I lived in southern JOCO, I could drive to KCI in 45 minutes off-peak... which is not bad IMO
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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People always complain about the location, and I suppose it is warranted for JOCO or Lee's Summit or Belton residents. However KCI is only 5-15 minutes away from burgeoning suburban developments in Platte/Clay counties....

Why do people exaggerate so much, as if the airport is in St Joseph or something? Even when I lived in southern JOCO, I could drive to KCI in 45 minutes off-peak... which is not bad IMO
Agreed. And one of the things that will make those "burgeoning suburban developments in Platte/Clay counties" less valuable than similar subdivisions further South will be that they have the constant sound of the airport!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:34 AM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Agreed. And one of the things that will make those "burgeoning suburban developments in Platte/Clay counties" less valuable than similar subdivisions further South will be that they have the constant sound of the airport!
I am pretty sure that KCI has a LOT of land so a buffer exists between the airport and any potential housing developments.
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