I used the e-card today as a creative way to encourage my friends to cheer me on as I am begining to pursue my employment interests with Southwest. Thank you Southwest for all the memories you've allowed me to have in my travels. I hope to hear from you soon. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to the 32,000+ at Southwest and you informative bloggers.
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As a life-long resident of Kansas City, I am pretty sure to say that the MCI code for the Kansas City airport was derived from the airports' old name, Mid-Continent International. Of course the general public uses KCI when referring to the airport. As to why Kansas City is in Missouri? I am not claiming to be an expert on this, but I believe the city was named before either Kansas or Missouri became states. The city name was taken from the Kansas Territory. In the early days Kansas City was actually called the Town of Kansas. When Missouri became a state(several years before Kansas got statehood) and the state boundaries were formed, most of the land area of Kansas City fell on the Missouri side of the border. Hence, you have Kansas City, Missouri. But lying just on the other side of the state line is Kansas City, Kansas. KCK has it's own seperate government, etc. from KCMO. One could say that KCMO has more of an identity as being known as "the Kansas City" with the main downtown business district, Country Club Plaza, professional sports teams, amusement parks, etc. The Kansas side of the metro area has much to offer including the fairly new Kansas Speedway, outdoor ampitheatre, and annual Renaissance festval in KCK. But I like to think of Kansas City as the whole metro area(including both sides of the state line).
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