The good news for people living in and around Kansas City is that Kansas City International Airport offers plenty of direct flights to cities all over the continental United States. Looking to spend a weekend enjoying the best of Austin’s celebrated culinary scene? There’s a flight for that. Ready to take the crew to Las Vegas for a weekend of debauchery that, of course, stays there? There’s a flight for that. Kids been begging to get down to Orlando for a few days of theme park hopping? A flight from KCI can have you there in under a few hours.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Caribbean. Kansas Citians with their passports in hand have only one option for a direct flight to fun in the sun: Cancun, Mexico. That’s obviously not a bad thing, as this beloved vacation destination offers everything for every type of traveler, from amazing food and drinks to off-the-beaten-path adventure and an electric nightlife scene.
At just over three hours, American Airlines service from KCI to Cancun International Airport (CUN) is as good as it gets for Midwestern beach bums. However, if you prefer to leave the passports at home, KCI also has direct flights to the Sunshine State’s best cities, including Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and Miami.