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Hello All, I Am Traveling To PHX To See Some Family From MDW, And I Have To Stop In MCI And Change Planes. I Also Have A 3.5 Hour Layover So Is There Anything To Do Without Leaving The Airport Or Security. If It Helps, Something Near The Southwest Gates.


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A319, that is a long layover. I am sorry to say that there is not much to do at MCI. I grew up in KC and flew for TWA. I am furloughed now but I used to commute a great deal out of there. The problem is that the airport is so far from town. KC is an awesome city, it just has a boring airport.Two ideas for you though:First,theres a grill called the Final Approach Bar and Grill that is a quick 5 min cab ride. It is full of airline memorbilia and has good food. Second, if you want to venture a little farther, the Airline History Museum is at the downtown airport which is a little farther. A shuttle would be much cheaper. This museum is incredible. There is an airworthy Connie and Martin 404. They are also restoring a DC-3. Along with those they have tons of old airline stuff that is real neat. Give it a shot. Good luck, Cooper. [Big Grin]
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One of the best tours I arranged for a group of friends when we were in KC was a tour of the MCI base. The cooks tour takes about 1.5 hours, and when TWA was in-charge, they had volunteers who had retired from the airline to lead the tours. I did it twice, and it blew the socks off my friends. They especially enjoyed crawling into the cockpit of a 747 that was being patially re-skinned by TWA personnel. To do this required an appointment, so that the guards at the gate will let you in.

On the second tour, the then CEO came out to greet me, because of my loyality to TWA and the amount of flying I had done with the airline. This really impressed my colleagues.

TWA provided a bus to take us to the terminal when we had finished.

I would suspect AA still offers the tour.

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