KCUR News
5:30 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Where The Living Is Awful, The Flying Is Great

Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City got one high five and one gutter rating today. Forbes magazine rates it 13th among the 20 worst cities to live. But the airport is wonderful.

Forbes cites high crime and taxes, but says terrible sports teams really drag down the city. Now, the airport is a different story. It is rated best in the country among medium size cities.

J.D. Power and Associates Vice President Stuart Greif reviewed the findings and said airport operators can brag on this study-- "they had the highest score in airport accessibility, they had the highest score in checkin, bag check, and the highest score in security check."

Only room for improvement is in food availability and variety. This highest rating is for an airport being considered for vast configuration changes when it is rebuilt.