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Kansas Mini Guide
Why Should I go to Kansas City?
It depends on which Kansas City you mean for confusingly there’s Kansas City in Kansas, directly opposite, over the Kansas River, Kansas City Missouri. The city in Kansas State is considered a suburb of the Missouri city. The city, as a whole, is a thriving centre with much art and culture as well as being famous for its steak and barbecue cuisine. Whilst popular with tourists, it doesn’t promote itself, despite the opportunities for shopping as well as the sights including the National World War I Museum and the Crown Centre where Hallmark greetings cards are made and where there’s an unusual greetings cards museum.
How do I get to Kansas City?
Fifteen miles from the centre of Kansas City
is Kansas Airport which serves the city. Dozens of domestic flights land here each day from cities all over the US. Travellers from outside the country will need to fly into New York
or the west coast cities and take a connecting flight. Bus route 129x takes you into the city over twenty times a day whilst taxis and rental cars are also available from the airport.
What is the Airport Like?
The airport underwent renovations seven years ago bringing the facility up to modern day standards. A series of planning bungles saw anomalies such as toilets outside the secure area thus requiring an extra trip through security. Plans have now been put in place to correct these and speed progress through the airport experience. The airport now has a reasonable set of amenities for arriving and departing passengers.
What can I Expect When I Land at Kansas Airport?
There are three terminals at the airport with terminal B being the largest. Each is self-contained but linked to the other two. In each, you’ll have to go through a security check before entering baggage reclaim via the escalators. Once your luggage has been collected you’ll go through to the arrivals hall. The halls aren’t huge and it’s easy to find most of the facilities you’ll require although there is an information point if you need it. There, you can ask for directions or for information on public transport as well as accommodation and things to do.
The car rental companies have their desks on the ground floor but you’ll have to take the silver shuttle bus to the garage to collect your car. The local bus leaves from directly outside the terminals to take you into the city, around thirty minutes away.
What Will My Experience be Like of Departures From Kansas Airport?
Check in your suitcases and collect your tickets then try out the shops and restaurants in each terminal. Some are found in all terminals whilst others have just a single outlet. The free shuttle bus can take you between them. Terminal B has the largest range with some good offerings including fashion, golf accessories, sportswear, books and magazines as well as a gift shop. The eateries range from coffee shops and snack bars to those offering three course meals. After security there are more shops and café/snack bars too. Wi-Fi is available across the airport and is free to use.