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Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

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    Jeff S.
    "At least the American Airlines portion for a layover."(32 Tips)
    Tripster
    "Terminal B Southwest now has Starbucks INSIDE security."(20 Tips)
    Victoria J.
    "Easiest airport ever & safe; love it!"(14 Tips)
    Diana Lambdin M.
    "Free wifi is the best!"(28 Tips)
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  • Karen G.
    Karen GadberryFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try Quicksilver shuttle service into the burbs. Easy, affordable. Simple bookings on-line.
  • Aesha I.
    Aesha InSavannahOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very small airport. There are usually no lines going through TSA. Easy in, easy out. Eat before you come. The dining options are very limited.
  • Sandra D.
    Delayed 7 hrs due to weather in ORD. Ate bfst and lunch both at Home Run, one of only 2 choices that weren't fast food. Marginal food both times; rather surly waitstaff to boot.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DuhachekSeptember 30, 2013
    Unfortunately, some of the rudest people AFTER security I've encountered in a while. Front staff was friendly an helpful, thank you.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMarch 19, 2013
    KANSAS CITY! While you're waiting for your flight attendant to tell you to put your mobile device away, read this infographic to explain why you have to: Read more
  • Taylor D.
    Taylor DankmyerNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stress free for sure. Few options for food. Make sure you hit the bathroom and food before going through security. Security lines are usually 10 people max.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BierJuly 10, 2013
    Free wifi. Easy access to outlets. Good food. Nice staff.
  • Allison
    AllisonNovember 13, 2012
    Public transit: bus 129 brings you to terminal C from 10th & Main in about 1hr on weekdays only; return trip downtown is same or express bus takes 25 min.
  • Dee K.
    Dee KnockemusAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Top of the Crown Grill at gate 57 is great. So glad we have something inside security now!
  • Justin F.
    Justin FulmerJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you document where you parked. Wandering long term parking at 10pm isn't as much fun as I make it sound.
  • Greg D.heart icon on user image
    Greg DiVilbissSeptember 26, 2017
    They have added restaurant access behind the gates an improvement, but they still need a new terminal.
  • Bullman
    BullmanSeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    In-a-Tub Tacos, 5 miles south on I-29. You will love the food, but hate yourself.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornFebruary 18, 2015
    Short and stout, just the way airports should be. 20 steps from gate to pickup.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SantosNovember 2, 2011
    Vegetarians beware! The only things you can eat in the Southwest terminal are peanuts/trail mixes/chips, fruit, and pastries/bagels. Drink selection is pretty decent though.
  • John B.
    John BloomerJuly 1, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    PreCheck is pretty limited. Plan accordingly.
  • Jasmine O.heart icon on user image
    Jasmine O'ConnerNovember 12, 2014
    This is a pretty small airport and easy to navigate. I wasn't here long, but it would have been nice to have wifi while I was waiting to board my flight.
  • Scotty A.
    Scotty AwsumbDecember 19, 2012
    At the southwest side now have a nice pub with good food and drink. Very pleased
  • Tsubasa M.
    Tsubasa MoriokaMarch 20, 2014
    Use the bathroom before you go through security since there are only about three stalls for women once you're inside
  • Dylan B.heart icon on user image
    Dylan BoydMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lines are the shortest I've ever seen. Taxis do not exist. Plan for a fast entrance/exit and a car.
  • Adam R.heart icon on user image
    Adam RoweMay 23, 2015
    Life moves a little slower here. Bring you patience & you'll be fine.
  • Vaughn E.
    Vaughn EricsonSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you think you might be hungry or thirsty when you arrive, be sure to fly during daylight hours only. Al shops apparently close just before dark.
  • Calip's D.heart icon on user image
    Calip's DaughterAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi is shoddy (depends on gate). Food is limited. But going through security is a breeze...no full body xray machine(terminal c gates 65+)!!!
  • Jwwkcheart icon on user image
    JwwkcDecember 13, 2014
    This is still the easiest airport to fly to and from. Free WiFi.
  • •тєяяιнσ 🚕 Ꮩ.
    •тєяяιнσ 🚕 ᏙᎡᎾᎾᎷJuly 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The garage parking rates is bullshit. It used to be free for the first 30 minutes. Now it's $1. Had if I know that, I would have bought some cash with me.
  • Chase
    ChaseNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I fly from New York, LA, Miami, Atl. and everywhere. KCI has the most anal security in the country! Like a terrorist would jack a plane here! The rest of the world would not hear about it for month!
  • Mahauganee S.
    Mahauganee ShawApril 12, 2013
    New(ish) rental car facility is ultra efficient and provides free luggage carts
  • Tim S.
    Tim SmithAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Most food is outside of security but there is the KC Grill upstairs inside the terminal. Confusing but good to find it
  • Justin M.
    Justin MMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Picking someone up? Quit circling and park in Economy Lot A while you wait for their call. First hour of parking there is free.
  • Jon W.
    Jon WhiteMay 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This airport does one thing well. If you fly in, with carry on only, and are catching a car/cab, then you can be plane-to-road in 60 seconds.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BordelonOctober 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Zero Advance notice of interstate shut down .. B parking garages and circle lots always closed ..even when spots available.
  • Holden B.
    Holden BowerNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nicest people in the world. Super helpful! And Boulevard Wheat rocks my socks off!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MonaghanMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be so rude to others and don't be rude to your children in front of everyone... Take some time to be nice... It will get you so much further!!!
  • Marcus W.heart icon on user image
    Marcus W.July 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food options are slim. Easy airport to get around though, and free wi-fi is a bonus.
  • Shari A.heart icon on user image
    Shari AndersonMarch 20, 2017
    Small terminal, very crowded, NO airline or gate support for TSA Pre Check, ie you wait in crowded lines with everyone else. Get there 90 minutes early!
  • Matthew N.heart icon on user image
    Matthew NorwoodOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delta is clearly still running DOS. Their computers take ages if you try to change seats, and your soul will slowly crumble as the baggage line fills up in front of you.
  • Jeff H.heart icon on user image
    Jeff HollandSeptember 2, 2012
    Best airport in the world. Easiest place to get in/ out of on the planet
  • Akhil C.
    Akhil ChopraJune 6, 2012
    One of the wort airports I've been thru in years. This place has no amenities for travelers!
  • Dan N.
    Dan NApril 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hold it in. The bathrooms at the rental car facility are far nicer and less crowded than the terminal bathrooms.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellOctober 19, 2014
    Extremely easy airport, but eat and drink before going through security. Not many options after you become secure.
  • Leah B.
    Leah ByrnSeptember 28, 2012
    If you have time, eat at The Pig and Pickle. Very good BBQ.
  • Dave T.
    Dave T.March 20, 2014
    A business traveler's nightmare. Straight out of 1950, Non-existent wi-fi unless you sit on the curb, no outlets, no seats, No food inside security on American, the list goes on and on.
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'NeillMay 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    small dinky airport, TSA is harsh at this airport and last year they opened, handled and damaged my sporting shotgun and then denied it. Next time I go to KC I'm driving.
  • John H.
    John HSeptember 29, 2011
    All I ask out of my airport is a bar by my gate, a comfortable place to sit, a power outlet by said seat, and a bathroom that isn't covered in shit. This airport has none of those things. You lose MCI
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FeeNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the most awesome... easy in... easy out airports in the US. Love KCI!
  • Josh W.heart icon on user image
    Josh WoodSeptember 2, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to drop people off, but not get stuck.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DrayerMay 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    I recommend flying from kci, because the busses here don't go where you want.
  • YaYa W.
    YaYa WaldronMay 20, 2017
    Nothing really good about this airport. Really cramped with no where to sit when busy. Also really no place to sit and grab a bite to eat while you wait for your plane.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AApril 14, 2017
    This airport is horrible. Each gate has its own security which means once in you have almost no access to bathrooms or food. Who designed this awful concept? Even bad pre-TSA!
  • Justin Z.
    Justin ZMarch 17, 2013
    Stuck here on a layover.I feel like a caged animal. I can see restaurants but can't get there w/o going through security. I do travel a lot and I expect more than a Starbucks and Quiznos past security
  • E P.
    E PNovember 10, 2013
    Must be a new development - there are food options after security checkpoint in terminal B (southwest) - Quiznos and Starbucks.
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