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User currently offlineStaggerwing From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 95 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

I was on www.iflykansascity.com looking for information about the Capital Improvement Plan just announced for MKC when I saw that the city was in the design phase for Terminal D at MCI. Has anyone heard anything about it? I wasn't able to locate any information, and the current renovation plan doesn't say a word about it.

Staggerwing

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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2074 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

I'd have a hard time believing that Kansas City would need a fourth terminal at MCI. The current terminals are empty enough that they've been able to renovate them section-by-section with no real loss in capacity (although the airlines have been shuffling around).

There is room for a fourth semicircular terminal in MCI's terminal area (and this was part of the airport's original plan in 1972). However, given today's security climate and passenger-flow model, I very much doubt that "Terminal B" (if it is built) will have the same layout as A, B and C.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

The reason for the re-design is that Terminal D (if it is ever built) will be the international arrivals terminal, necessitating a change in the planned design which dates (I think) from the mid-1980s security climate. That won't work today.

I don't believe that MCI is going to build a new terminal. They still have to build a peoplemover system that we voted on back in 2000 (projected starting date for construction on that is 2010 or something like that).

In any event, if they build a Terminal D, I'll be quite surprised. Even with the expected increase in passenger traffic, the TIPs project has increased gate capacity by nearly 50%, from a maximum of 60 to a maximum of 90 gates. There's no need to build a Terminal D at this time.



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User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

I agree there is no need for terminal D need right now, lets instead build a downtown arena that we desperately need. And also MCI doesn't need an international terminal. And finally if they do build a new terminal hopefully they will abandoned the same design (as the old terminals) that does not work very well for connections.

Tom



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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

A little off topic, but could anyone give me some more info on the people mover? I did a brief search for info on it on KCI's website and couldn't find anything on it. Also, are they doing anything or considering to do anything with the idea of building a pier for Southwest Airlines?


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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

I'm curious to hear about the proposed people mover too....I have only been based out here for a year now this is the first I'm hearing of this...

I think about the only thing that needs to be done, regarding International is extend the FIS area one or 2 more gates instead of just gate 90, for those Mexico charters every weekend. It seems they always come in at the same time, and one or 2 planes are waiting for that one gate.....

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



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User currently offlineStaggerwing From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

The peoplemover is not going to happen. It was removed from the renovation plan because of it's expense. After 9-11 the plans had to be redrawn because of security issues, thus increasing the cost of the entire renovation. From what I remember, two major items were cut; a) the peoplemover that was supposed to connect the long term parking lot to the terminals and b) the second story restaurant in Terminal B.

Staggerwing


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2567 times:

The subject was design. The three buildings that opened in I believe Nov of 73 was designed in 1966. I was living in KC then and remember the drawings submitted to the K C STAR. Design to open-the-doors is a minimum of 7 years in today's environment. Its closer to 10 in reality.
safe



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2541 times:

Staggerwing:

If they took the peoplemover out, then I want my taxes back! That was the whole reason I voted "Yes" on the 2010 project.

The peoplemover was supposed to connect the three terminals to make connections between airlines (not uncommon at MCI) easier, rather than using the current bus system.

Foxecho:

You arrived about the time I left. Welcome to the city with the best food on the planet!



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