I'd be delighted to offer a unique opinion of Kansas City International airport. Yet I'm firmly among the majority who believe that while it's an easy in-and-out airport, KCI is an unattractive place to be detained. Of the mid-size and large airports at which I've killed time, only Chicago's Midway and Dallas' Love Field are less impressive. The facilities in Denver and Atlanta are so enticing that long layovers become almost attractive propositions. I recently spent about five hours in Charlotte, North Carolina's airport. The city is approximately the same size at Kansas City, yet their airport is bright, fresh and vibrant. Aside from hosting an unbelievably good barbecue restaurant, Charlotte's facility has free amenities for business travelers and thousands of white rocking chairs to help weary travelers relax.