Last time I flew to MCI was on Braniff International. I bet you could spot tumble weeds quicker than airplanes nowadays.
We don't get tumbleweeds in Missouri. And you'd be surprised how busy the airport is, even now that NJ
Don't forget there's also the former TWA Administration Building on the east side of I-29 right across from the overhaul base--called KCAC (Kansas City Adminsitrative Center) that housed employee benefits, telemail (tickets by mail), and who knows what else. The last time I drove by it was up for sale. About 500,000 square feet of office space...any takers?
Last time I drove by (almost a year ago) there were people inside. Perhaps the last vestiges of the TW
crew there, perhaps new tenants...?
Did TWA still have that F/A training center (Breen?) off Nall in Mission KS, or did they get rid of it? I remember when they were building the thing back in 1969 or so...
That was replaced with a facility on airport grounds which later became HQ
for Vanguard, and is now the TSA
offices. Last time I drove by, there was still some NJ
equipment parked outside. Again, that was a year ago...
As for the facility, if I recall AA
only wanted to keep it open because it could handle doing a D-check of a 777 (or MD
-11, if they'd still had them) from inside
the facility, something that their Tulsa facility wasn't constructed to do.
I also remember one of their PR
people "promising" that they wouldn't change the old TWA logo on the face of the building. That
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.