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MCI Now Has Restrooms!  
User currently offlineStaggerwing From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 95 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

The first restrooms in the Departure Lounges opened this week,   also included is a Snack Bar at each location.  Finally, Kansas City has fixed the most glaring problem with their Airport.

Now MCI can say that they truly are the best designed airport in the world for its' local residents.   

Staggerwing


Read about it here http://www.flykci.com/pdfs/press/Restrooms%20departure%20lounge.pdf

[Edited 2005-07-17 01:24:42]

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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

I thought those restrooms inside security opened a few months back?

User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

YAY!

I took my first trip to Kansas City in February. It was surreal. There were lots of people milling around on the outside edge of the terminal arcs, sitting on the floor, etc., and although there were hundreds of comfortable chairs on the inner side - inside security - no one was sitting there.

I couldn't believe they designed an airport without restrooms inside the secure area. What a moron architect! Even before 2001, that was a dumb mistake!


User currently offlineBluejackets From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

What a novel idea, restrooms inside security!  bouncy 

Way to go MCI!



It's funny when I tell people I love planes and they think I'm weird.
User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Quoting Staggerwing (Thread starter):
The first restrooms in the Departure Lounges opened this week,

Actually, the first restroom inside security was opened over a year ago. It is in Terminal A in the section that houses US and FL. The restroom is downstairs where the US express gates are. Not to be picky here.  wink 

-SOAC



Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

How could there only one set of restrooms in the airport? Crazy is MCI that small of an airport?

User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Awesome! I'm a frequent flyer to MCI. Heck, the apt code is also the first three letters of my last name (scott alert  Silly). The next time I fly up there will be this November.. So I'll definitly keep my eye out for those changes. Thanks for the updates.  Smile

User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

I hope their clean.........

User currently offlineNyskymasters From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting BryanG (Reply 2):
I couldn't believe they designed an airport without restrooms inside the secure area. What a moron architect! Even before 2001, that was a dumb mistake!

I lived in Kansas City when the "new" airport opened. The design at the time was considered ingenious since you didn't have to walk forever to get to the front of the terminal. Security was something new back then. (Oh how times have changed.) Up until just two years ago or so there was only two or three gates per security area. Therefore, it wasn't a big deal to leave the gate and come back. The design wasn't really stupid until just the past couple of years when the airport started putting more gates into each security area. I guess it just takes time to catch up with the times.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

Squirrel83....We can assure you that the three terminal airport, MCI, has one than one restroom.....lol. Been there--used that! LOL
I think they mean one restroom per boarding area, which can take in two or three gates.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineGMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Wow...I guess they grew out of the outhouses!!!  Smile

Welcome to the 21st century MCI!! J/K

I can't make fun of anyone...my hometown (in Illinois) has a 3-lane bowling alley!

Cheers,
GMUAirbusA320


User currently offlineRogerThat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Is there running water? or did they move the outhouse inside?

User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2076 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

I smell a megahub......perhaps move DL's ATL operation to MCI?

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

LAMERTMAN...Now I know you need a vacation...lol
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Speaking of hubs, it this one of the reasons all hubs have failed at MCI? Terminal design, including the restroom issue?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineBlhp68 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Yea that and poorly run airlines. The restroom addition is great, it will eliminate everyones number one complaint. It is definitley time for a mega hub..... yea right, but it might entice some carriers to expand operations (eg Southwest, Midwest)

User currently offlineMCIFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

I think for those of you who haven't used MCI that much, this may seem a like a big deal. It's great that they've used the extra money leftover from the recent renovation to install bathrooms inside the secured area. It'll be nice to not have to leave the secured area in order to use the facilities.

Truth is - security lines at MCI are usually so short (5 minutes or less, usually), that it's not such a big deal to hang out outside of the secure area to eat, drink, be merry, use the bathroom, etc. and then head into the secured area about 30 minutes before your flight. As stated before, most security checkpoints are for about 6 gates (an unscientific-off-the-top-of-my-head-average) or less.

Yes, there are peak times where security waits are a bit longer, but they seem to be rather rare. As someone who has used the airport hundreds of times over the past 10 years, I can tell you that overall, MCI is a fantastic airport...easiest to arrive in, depart from, arrive to, etc. It's a clean, modern, and properly sized operation for a city of this size.

Re: hubs: WN does use MCI as "hub" (as it uses so many other cities as "hubs"), and I imagine that people transferring from one aircraft to another will appreciate the "secure" bathrooms. YX also calls MCI a hub.


User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2076 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Quoting MCIFlyer (Reply 16):
hubs: WN does use MCI as "hub"

Prepare to be blasted.


User currently offlineMCIFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting LambertMan (Reply 17):
Prepare to be blasted.

Hence the "quotation marks". Of course I (and everyone else) knows that there are no traditional hubs for WN, but people do transfer there quite a bit. WN is the largest airline (as based on arrival/departure numbers) at MCI.

Perhaps I should have called it P2P.... but I do stand behind the YX hub comment (notice that I didn't use quotation marks there!)


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 14):
Speaking of hubs, it this one of the reasons all hubs have failed at MCI? Terminal design, including the restroom issue?

I still think MCI would make a great hub.. but most say it's because Kansas City lacks a big metro-city area.

 bouncy 


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