International Wheat Quality Conference
Holiday Inn - Holidome
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
May 18-22, 1997

Air travel to Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is the closest major airport to Manhattan, Kansas. KCI Airport has three large circular terminals which are designated as Terminals A, B and C. Ground transportation between the terminals is available at the terminal curb side (the red buses). Parking lot transportation is via curb side blue buses. Courtesy ground transportation to car rental sites, hotels and motels is also available at the curb side of each terminal. The Airport/Baggage Code for KCI is 'MCI'.

A web page for the KCI airport is available at:

Information available at the KCI web site includes an Area Map, an Airport Map, Airlines, Flights, etc. The Airline information below was obtained from the above KCI web page:


Airline Terminal Gates _____________________________________________________________

Air Canada* C 54 - 59

AirTran C 51

American* A 11, 12 & 16

America West A 19 - 20

Continental* C 50

Delta* B 37 - 40

Delta Connection B 37

Midwest Express C 54

Midwest Express Connection (Skyway) C 54

Northwest C 60 - 62

Redwing C 57

Southwest B 26 - 31

Trans World* B 33 - 36

United* C 54 - 59

USAir* A 5 - 10

USAir Express (Air Midwest)** A 1 - 2

Vanguard B 32

Western Pacific B 34 ____________________________________________________________

* Major airlines for IWQC international travel

** Only airline for air travel to Manhattan, Kansas, USA

Air Travel, KCI to Manhattan, Kansas

USAir Express is the only airline that serves Manhattan, Kansas from Kansas City International (KCI). USAir Express has several flights per day between KCI and Manhattan, but the last flight from KCI to Manhattan is generally not later than 9-10 pm. This is usually about a 30 minute flight on a turbo-prop plane of about 20-25 passenger capacity. This flight service should be available from your travel agent and advance reservations are recommended. If you check baggage through to Manhattan, Kansas, make sure it is checked to Kansas and not New York, a common mistake in the USA. The Airport/Baggage Code for Manhattan, Kansas is 'MHK'. Round trip air fare, KCI to Manhattan, is typically about US $90.00.

Ground Shuttle Travel, KCI to Manhattan, Kansas

KCI ROADRUNNER/TRAVELERS EXPRESS provides a shuttle, multi-passenger van service between KCI and Manhattan, Kansas. This service offers curb side pick-up at all KCI terminals and will drop-off and pick-up at most any location in Manhattan with a 24 hour advance reservation. For reservations call 1-800-747-2524. In Manhattan, call 539-2284.

KCI departure times are about every 1.5 hours, starting at 6 am until midnight, everyday. Advance reservations and pick-up time scheduling are recommended. Pick-up at KCI Terminal A is at Gate 6, Terminal B is at Gate 33 and Terminal C is at Gate 60. Travel distance is about 120 miles west of KCI, travel time is about 2.75 hours.

Manhattan Holidome departure times are about every 1.5 hours, starting at 2:45 am until 7:15 pm, arriving at KCI about 2.75 hours later, everyday. Again, advance reservations and pick-up time scheduling are recommended.

Adult, one-way fare is US $36.00, round-trip US $62.00. If space is available, tickets may be purchased from the driver at any scheduled pick-up. Ticket refunds are available with a 12 hour advance cancellation and a US $5.00 refund fee applies.

Car Rental - KCI to Manhattan

Most major car rental services are available at the Kansas City International (KCI) Airport. Advance reservations are recommended, but on site (KCI) arrangements can likely be accommodated. Rental cars should probably be returned to KCI as drop-off charges in Manhattan or other locations may be significant.

Driving Instructions

The recommended driving route to Manhattan is: If leaving KCI on the main entrance road, you should see signs for interstate I29 within about one mile, take I29 North to I435 and I29, depart I29 on I435 toward Topeka, stay on I435 to I70 (about 16 miles), take I70 west (3 miles) to I70 and the Kansas Turnpike (toll), after about 50 miles, depart I70 and the Kansas Turnpike on I70 (Exit ??, toll booth, US $1.75 toll) at Topeka, after about 50 miles, depart I70 (Exit 313) on to K177 north to Manhattan (about 10 miles), cross bridge over Kansas River, immediately exit right (a 180 degree turn) and then turn right on to Fort Riley Blvd, the Holiday-Inn Holidome is straight ahead about 2.3 miles, on the right at the sixth stop light. For all other motels, turn left on to Fort Riley Blvd and follow directions to other motels.

Motels near KCI

The following motels are near the airport exit. Courtesy transportation to/from the motel/airport may be available.

Hampton Inn $81.80 Phone: 816-464-5454

Residence Inn $77.43 Phone: 816-891-9009

Embassy Suites $122.34 Phone: 816-891-7788

Marriott Courtyard $71.82 Phone: 816-891-7500

March 21, 1997 S. Johnson and J. Steele
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