babcock wrote:jbpdx wrote:midway7 wrote:I do not understand the SW thing at all. I relocated to PDX in August and have been commuting to MCI and DAL since. The early morning RON flights are packed. Most flights during the day seem to do fairly well, even in the off season time in late September and October.
Looks like Southwest is ending PDX-MCI in April. And Alaska is suspending PDX-MCI in January. So for most of April and May there will be no nonstops between Portland and Kansas City.
Could the MCI cuts be related to the horrible airport circumstance in Kansas City? I've flown through there numerous times as part of a connection. I would say a large chunk of the traffic is connecting to other flights. But without any question MCI is the absolute worst airport in the country with a lack of space and amenities behind security. Perhaps SWA finally came to the conclusion that steering people though Denver and Midway makes for a better customer experience.
Could be. You are right. MCI is a dump. It is great for O&D because we can get through in about 20 steps and 10 minutes, but connecting is a pain. When travelling in and out of MCI, I just do not use airport retail. We have gotten used to stopping along I-29 or Route 71 for years.