RampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1579 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3770 times:
I have always been interested in MCI. I have never flown into Kansas City, but there is something about the airport that sparks a interest in me. I was looking at flight schedules from the 70's and 80's. It looks like TWA and Braniff had medium operations there. They both had about 60 flights a day. United served many destinations from MCI, but only had about 16 flights a day.
Then in the early 80's, Eastern started their hub in MCI. My question is. What terminal did TWA, Braniff, Eastern, and United use back in this time? I remember seeing a Braniff II timetable and it showed they had all the gates in terminal A & B.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3601 times:
I'll try.....UA was in C...TW was in B
I think BN was in A but I'm not sure.
Ea I believe took over where BN was because I remember taking an EA
DC-youknowwhat from DTW in the summer of 86 and we disembarked in
a jetway with Braniff markings.
Anybody else on this, please?
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1940 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
Eastern was in the terminal that presently hosts US AIRWAYS. I think it is "A" but maybe you could get a map somewhere to make sure. They pretty much occupied the same gate areas as present-day US AIRWAYS plus a few more. Their Eastern Express (Air Midwest) operation was where US AIRWAYS EXPRESS (Air Midwest) is today as well.
Eastern did not serve MCI until they made it a hub. For many years, no Eastern and then BAM!.....Eastern was the dominant carrier.