Since the Kansas City International Airport is quite small, it is pretty easy and fast to navigate through check-in, security and be at the gate in no time. If you plan on having a meal at the airport prior to your flight, then prepare yourself for an unpleasant surprise: very poor restaurant and shopping line-up. You actually are better off picking up some food on your way to the airport. The rental car companies are in another building, so you will need to take a shuttle. Not so fun fact: the restroom near the gate had only one stall…approximately 15 people waiting in line…Absurd!