This is Kansas City’s moment. Not only did the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LVII, but on February 28 the city will celebrate the long-awaited opening of a brand-new airport terminal.
The new 1-million-square-foot, $1.5 billion single Kansas City International Airport (MCI) terminal will be one of the most inclusive in the U.S. and will include $5.6 million in commissioned art.
Dining options will include many unique to the region and there will be stages for live music
In addition to more than 6,000 parking spaces, there will be 15 family restrooms, 10 infant feeding rooms, a family play zone, and 39 all-glass passenger jet bridges – the most glass jet bridges at any US airport.
As you may imagine, there are a lot of details to attend to before the official switchover from the 50-year-old terminal to the brand-new one.
And one of those details involves testing the usability of the terminal for passengers.
So on February 14 – Valentine’s Day -hundreds (perhaps thousands) of people who volunteered back in January and ‘won’ a test-day ticket will show up at the new KCI terminal to participate in a simulated travel day.
The Stuck at The Airport terminal testing team will be there too. Because we love airports. And because we especially love new airport terminals.
We’ll share notes and images on social media during the test day but will include a full report about what we see here.
And, oh yeah, we’ll also be in town for the parade and other festivities for the new Super Bowl winners.
Stand by for souvenirs.