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Southwest Plane with Broken windshield lands at KCI

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Old Nov 28, 18, 6:01 pm
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Southwest Plane with Broken windshield lands at KCI

just saw this come thru.

https://www.kctv5.com/news/breaking-...80a8d02bf.html
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:21 am
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If you accept as true that the plane diverted to KCI (Downtown Airport), then it's a minor story, maybe on a slow news day. If you believe Southwest's statement that it landed as scheduled at MCI (International Airport), then there's nothing to see here.

You would think that a KC news station would know that there is more than one airport in town.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:25 am
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MKC is the Charles Wheeler Downtown airport.

But let’s talk about that poorly written report from KCTV5! Yikes!
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by msglsmo View Post
MKC is the Charles Wheeler Downtown airport.

But letís talk about that poorly written report from KCTV5! Yikes!
Good point. There isn't a "KCI" listed.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:38 am
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Good point. There isn't a "KCI" listed.
KCI is a common abbreviation for Kansas City International, just as DIA is a common abbreviation for Denver International Airport. News organizations aren't reporting to FT junkies; they're reporting to the general public. And the general public has no idea what an "airport code" is.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:49 am
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KCI is what local media use. Routine shorthand in area parlance.

The goal is not to mislead and "MCI" means little to 2.34 million people in the metro.
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KCI is also how the airport is known on its Web site flykci.com , Twitter account @KCIAirport, and signage around the airport.
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The media also use TIA for TPA.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 2:49 pm
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I don't like that when news stations make up their own three letter code, like DIA and KCI.

The San Francisco news always says "ess eff oh" when referring to SFO airport.

LAX and DFW are two airports that have a 100% success rate in this respect. The only alternative is spelling out the entire name which almost no one does.

Every airport should have a sign at the entrance with the airport code the size of LAX.

Saying "DIA" should be a bannable offense.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 3:38 pm
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I don't like that when news stations make up their own three letter code, like DIA and KCI.

The San Francisco news always says "ess eff oh" when referring to SFO airport.

LAX and DFW are two airports that have a 100% success rate in this respect. The only alternative is spelling out the entire name which almost no one does.

Every airport should have a sign at the entrance with the airport code the size of LAX.

Saying "DIA" should be a bannable offense.
Keep flying WN. And make sure and ask for it by name at MCI.

Not knowing should be a bannable offense.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:06 am
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The media are pretty good about BWI but more than one FA has messed up when saying the full name before: "Baltimore's Washington Int'l" is incorrect and I've heard it more than once. It's Baltimore/Washington in the sense that it serves both cities, ala DFW.
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Of course the real name is "Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport".
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Old Dec 5, 18, 11:09 am
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Kansas City's "downtown" airport code is MKC, as another poster noted upthread. This stands for Municipal airport, Kansas City. It was originally named New Richards Field in the 1920s, then re-named Municipal for the bulk of its primacy, and then again re-named after the 1970s Mayor, Charlie Wheeler. The first Richards field, near Raytown, has also been subsequently re-named after local aviator Bill Ong, patriarch of a notable KC family.

Fun fact: Mayor Wheeler is still living (I saw him in the Westport neighborhood last month), as are all five subsequent Kansas City mayors: Richard Berkley, Emanuel Cleaver, Kay Barnes, Mark Funkhouser, and Sly James.

The airport that locals all know as KCI is, as also discussed upthread, actually coded MCI for Mid-Continent International airport. MCI became the primary airport for the region in the early 1970s.
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