Tim dropped me off at Kansas City International Airport a couple of hours ago, and instead of arriving in Phoenix about now as I should have done, I am still in Kansas City - where everything is shamefully up-to-date.
I remain in Kansas City because I sold my soul, or at least my afternoon, for a $375 airline credit. U.S. Air had overbooked the flight I was to have taken, and I took advantage of an offer to take a later flight for the credit voucher. That bit of luck represents that only money that I made on this outing to the Ozarks.
Answer this for me, U.S. Air: If I pay your $25 extortion fee to put my bag in the baggage hold, why must I then be the one to take the bag from the scales to the security checkpoint? For $25 I think you should meet me at the terminal door, take the bag, and get it to the damned plane. Why, for $25, you ought to carry me to the plane!
Kansas City is contemplating building a new airport. I would hate to see that happen because this one is very simple to navigate. The entry, check-in, and passenger gates are all very close to one another and it is simple to get through the process - or at least it would be if not for the TSA!